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Trial results

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    PARRAMATTA 30 (J Hayne 2 T Mannah L Burt K Inu tries L Burt 5 goals) bt SYDNEY ROOSTERS 24 (S Perrett 2 M Aubusson 2 B Jones tries C Fitzgibbon S Kenny-Dowall goals) at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. Crowd: 4,559. Referee: A Klein A Shortall.

    CRONULLA 14 (D Simmons 2 C Hughes tries L Covell goal) bt
    NEWCASTLE 10 (R Fa'aoso C Ciraldo tries C Paterson goal) at Cessnock Sportsground. Crowd: 3,260. Referees: S Lyons B Suttor.

    Rabbitohs 18 (Best 2, Merritt tries, Luke 3 goals) lead
    Dragons 6 (Scott try, Head goal)

    NZ WARRIORS 34 (W McKinnon 2 D Kemp 2 B Tate S Rapira J Moon tries D Kemp 2 J Moon goals) bt
    GOLD COAST 12 (B Davis S Walker try C Walker 2 goals) at Oakes Oval, Lismore.
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    PARRAMATTA'S Jarrad Hayne won the battle of the converted five-eighths with a two-try display in the Eels trial victory against the Sydney Roosters at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
    Hayne put in his best display yet in the No.6 shirt , crossing the line twice and setting up another as the Eels outmuscled the Roosters to make it three wins from three this pre-season.
    The Roosters had their own makeshift five-eighth with Setaimata Sa making his first trial appearance in the No.6 jersey in a largely ineffectual display.
    Sa spent most of his time occupying a wide position on the Roosters' right-hand side as former five-eighth and now lock Braith Anasta did most of the second receiver's work in attack.
    The Eels didn't look like winners when Roosters pair Sam Perrett and Mitch Aubusson both crossed the line in the opening ten minutes but from that point it was almost all Parramatta. A try late in the half to Tim Mannah made the scores 10-6 at the break.
    The second-half was the Hayne show, with the former NSW winger breaking clear and scoring under the posts two minutes into the second term to give the Eels the lead.
    Fijian rising star Sisa Waqa gave the Roosters hope of a fightback when he broke clear to send Aubusson in for his second midway through the term.
    But within minutes Hayne had capitalised on a Roosters handling error to double his tally and put the Eels back in front. Krisnan Inu extended Parramatta's lead to ten shortly afterwards before Hayne sent Luke Burt into the clear to seal the points.
    Orange product Ben Jones chimed in with a late intercept try but the Eels were never going to be headed despite Perrett adding his second with the last play of the match.


    CRONULLA'S all-star back-row trio of Paul Gallen, Reni Maitua and Anthony Tupou all suffered worrying injuries in the Sharks' last-second victory over Newcastle in a trial at Cessnock Sportsground. Gallen clutched at his right knee after being tackled in the 18th minute and, after receiving on-field treatment for two minutes, was chaired off the ground by two trainers on Saturday night.
    The initial diagnosis was that the rugged NSW and Australian lock had hyper-extended his knee and he was expected to have further tests Sunday or Monday.
    Gallen's injury gave ex-Bulldog Maitua his first appearance in Cronulla colours but he was destined for disaster.
    The controversial utility was sin-binned for a professional foul on Jarrod Mullen in the 39th minute then, in the 48th minute, he was stretchered off with a leg injury.
    Maitua and Gallen could struggle to make Cronulla's NRL season-opener at home against Penrith in a fortnight. But Tupou, who was helped from the field with concussion after making a tackle in the 42nd minute, is not expected to miss that game.
    It was the first appearance in Cronulla colours for Maitua and Tupou after both missed the Sharks' 40-10 loss to Gold Coast in Darwin a week earlier.
    The Knights, coming off a 32-24 loss to the Storm in Melbourne last Saturday, also had their problems. But Ben Cross (concussion), Cory Paterson (corked hip) and Kurt Gidley (six stitches in head gash), who were replaced with injuries at various stages of the first half, all returned after the break.
    The Sharks opened the scoring in the 11th minute when former Bulldogs hooker Corey Hughes pounced on a wayward dummy-half pass by Knights playmaker Jarrod Mullen.
    The ball bounced loose in Newcastle's in-goal, Hughes was on the spot to touch down and Luke Covell converted for a 6-0 lead.
    Mullen made amends three minutes later with a deft grubber which the Sharks could not control and Knights replacement prop Richie Fa'aoso tidied up to score.
    Knights recruit Ben Rogers found some space to put former Shark Cameron Ciraldo over for a try in the 57th minute, giving Newcastle a 10-6 lead after Paterson missed the conversion attempt from close range.
    David Simmons made it 10-10 eight minutes later when he scored from a Blake Green cross-field kick and Covell missed the conversion attempt from the sideline.
    Newcastle half Scott Dureau tried to break the deadlock in the 78th minute but his field-goal attempt was blocked, then the Sharks stole the match when Simmons took Hughes's chip kick to touch down in the corner in the final seconds.
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    THE New Zealand Warriors wrapped up their pre-season in fine fashion in Lismore with a thumping of the Gold Coast Titans.

    Spearheaded by halfback Nathan Fien and electric fullback Wade McKinnon, the Warriors dominated up front and out wide to register seven tries to two in front of 5156 fans.

    After a scrappy start, Warriors centre Brent Tate stepped his way through some feeble Titans goal line defence to open the scoring 10 minutes in.

    New Zealand capitalised on a build up of pressure at the Titans end when new five-eighth Joel Moon dropped a pin point kick for former Brisbane Broncos teammate Denan Kemp to touch down just inside the corner post.

    While he missed his opening two conversion attempts, Kemp backed up his good work with the ball in hand minutes later at the opposite end of the park, producing a sensational try saving tackle on opposite Esi Tonga.

    The Titans had their fair share of scoring opportunities, but lacked the ability to finish without skipper Scott Prince, who missed the clubs final trial match because of a long-standing family commitment.

    A booming Nathan Fien 40-20 kick just a minute out from the half-time break ignighted the Warriors third try. From the proceeding scrum, New Zealand No.1 Wade McKinnon chimed into the backline and split the Titans defensive line like ten pins to score just to the left of the uprights.

    Kemp landed his first conversion of the night, to see the Warriors head into the sheds leading 14-0. Titans coach John Cartwright rested his stars for the majority of the second stanza, giving those on the fringe of selection one final chance to impress before their opening match against the Newcastle Knights in a fortnight.

    While the Gold Coast experimented, the Warriors - who used the match more as a round one warm up than a selection trial - wasted no time in picking up where they left off the previous half.

    Steamrolling utility Sam Rapira crashed over just five minutes and Kemp converted. Immediately from the kick off Fien landed another 40-20 and in a play almost identical to McKinnons first half try, Moon cruised though to cross the chalk without so much as a hand laid on him.

    With a hint of blood in the water the Warriors began circling. Exciting fullback McKinnon finished off a long range effort kick started by Tate down the right flank.

    A clever weaving effort from stand-in Titans halfback Brad Davis close to the Warriors try-line, produced the Gold Coasts first points of the match in the 59th minute.

    A slice of Shannon Walker magic, who took over the fullback role from William Zillman in the second half, saw the Titans score again minutes later. But the damage had already been done. Warriors winger Kemp crossed late in the match as a final insult to the Titans.
  4. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    BE I am happy for these to be news posts too going forward ;)
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    Rabbitohs 18 Dragons 6 @ ANZ Stadium Charity Shield 25,871
    Raiders 16 Bulldogs 24 @ Meakin Park, Logan QLD 5,500
    Broncos 6 Storm 20 @ Quad Park, Kawana Waters QLD 8,178
    Knights 10 Sharks 14 @ Baddeley Park, Cessnock NSW 3,260
    Eels 30 Roosters 24 @ Campbelltown Stadium, NSW 4,559
    Cowboys 18-18 Panthers @ Barlow Park, Cairns QLD 12,000
    Titans 12 Warriors 34 @ Oaks Oval, Lismore NSW 5,117

  6. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    oh damn, cronulla seems to have picked up some injureis  ::) ::) ::)
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

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    And Souffs have won their grand final for this year.  Happens every time. 

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