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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Blues triumph first in residents battle

    AAP Wed, 07 Jul 2010 19:41:58
    NSW residents have drawn first blood in the undercard to State of Origin three with a 28-20 victory over Queensland residents at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday.

    The game, which featured players from the NSW and Queensland Cup competitions, was an entertaining affair, with the Blues coming from 20-10 down to see off the Maroons, who finished the game with 11 players.

    An all-in brawl 10 minutes from time proved to be the turning point with Queensland's Kieran Whalley and Ryan Simpkins sin-binned for their roles in the bust-up along with Josh Reynolds for NSW.

    The Blues took advantage of their numerical advantage to run in two late tries from Kevin Naqaima and skipper Rory Kostjasyn to seal the win.

    Queensland captain Dale Cherry-Evans, who plays for Manly's feeder club Sunshine Coast, and tipped to be the Sea Eagles' halfback next season, pulled the strings for his side, scoring a try and kicking four goals.

    Melbourne's England international utility Gareth Widdop impressed for NSW, who were coached by former South Sydney mentor Jason Taylor, scoring a try and having a hand in two of his side's six four-pointers.

    Donald Malone, Luke Dalziel-Don, Daniel Ogden scored the Maroons' other tries with Sean Meaney, Aiden Guerra and Jamie Simpson going over for the hosts.
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Get DCE down now and into the side.
  3. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

    +416 /27
    Amen to that...
  4. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +214 /5
    That Widdop from Melbourne would be a good buy - especially as he won't get ahead of the Grub and they have to cut their roster.
  5. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,112 /11
    Dramatic End To Residents Clash

    7/07/2010 7:21:36 PM

    NEW South Wales Residents scored three late tries against a gallant 11-man Queensland side to score a controversial 28-20 win at ANZ Stadium tonight.

    With 12 minutes remaining in the annual representative clash, the match turned on its head after a brawl erupted.

    Queensland was leading 20-16 at that stage and was looking comfortable in its quest for back-to-back Residents victories.

    But the Queenslanders lost their grip on the game when forwards Darcy Lussick and Kieran Whalley were sin-binned following the altercation.

    NSW had interchange player Josh Reynolds sin-binned as well but the home side received the penalty and cashed in.

    Centre Jamie Simpson leapt high to take a cross kick and level the score at 20-all.

    Just minutes later, the Blues caught Queensland short on the right side and went over through winger Kevin Naiqama.

    Hooker Rory Kostjasyn scored in the dying minutes to further shatter the Queensland team’s dream.

    Queensland coach Brandon Costin and assistant Scott Dunshea cut dejected figures on the sideline.

    Costin said his charges put in an “outstanding” effort.

    The Sunshine Coast coach couldn’t hide his disappointment at having two players sin-binned at a crucial stage of the game.

    “If both of them (Lussick and Whalley) got sent, how many of them could have?” Costin fired.

    “It just wasn’t even.”

    Queensland led 16-10 at half-time following tries to Donald Malone, Daly Cherry-Evans and Luke Dalziel-Don.

    Dalziel-Don used his brilliant footwork to crash over close to the line and break the 10-10 deadlock in the 37th minute.

    Cherry-Evans, who had a fine game at halfback, landed the conversion for a six point buffer.

    After a tight opening to the second half, Norths Devils flyer Daniel Ogden completed a slick movement to score in the right corner for a 20-10 lead.

    But the home team launched its fightback through a try from a grubber kick under the posts to fullback Sean Meaney.

    NSW RESIDENTS 28 (Sean Meaney, Jamie Simpson, Kevin Naiqama, Gareth Widdop, Rory Kostjasyn, Aiden Guerra tries; Sean Meaney 2 goals)

    QUEENSLAND RESIDENTS 20 (Daniel Ogden, Donald Malone, Daly Cherry-Evans, Luke Dalziel-Don tries; Daly Cherry-Evans 2 goals) at ANZ Stadium


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