Red and Black Report: Edition No.4
Each week we’ll be keeping you up to date with how our Canterbury Rugby League products are performing in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions.
Here’s how they went in Round 4:
Manly utility Lewis Brown played 18 minutes off the bench in the Sea Eagles’ 36-0 demolition of Canterbury on Saturday, slotting in at dummy-half and making three runs and five tackles
Matt McIlwrick was one of the embattled Wests Tigers’ more reliable performers as they were run down 22-14 by Melbourne on Sunday. In 38 minutes of game time, the former Halswell hooker made five runs for 54 metres and 18 tackles.
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Pita Godinet’s Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles went down 16-8 to Canterbury, with the versatile playmaker featuring at halfback for Manly’s feeder club.
The Warriors’ unbeaten start to 2017 continued with a 21-14 win over Illawarra, and Jazz Tevaga came off the bench for the victorious visitors. Erin Clark dropped out of the NRL side this weekend, which saw him take Tevin Arona’s place in the reserve-grade side.
Fa’amanu Brown and Penani Manumalealii combined in the halves again as Newtown were edged out 26-24 by Wests Tigers. Brown kicked three goals for the Jets.
Jayden Nikorima’s Wyong Roos were thumped 32-10 by Penrith.
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Ken Tofilau and Phil Nati celebrated in another win for the Central Queensland Capras, who scored 30-16 away win over Tweed Heads Seagulls on Saturday to grab a spot in the top eight.
The Setaimata Sa-led Mackay Cutters prevailed 22-18 over Wynnum Manly Seagulls at Kougari Oval, with Nathan Saumalu lining up on the wing for the Cutters.
Hooker Sheldon Pitama helped Redcliffe Dolphins to an 18-6 win over Townsville Blackhawks and a place in the top four. Rulon Nutira came off the bench for the Dolphins after missing the early rounds of the competition.
Brisbane Broncos and Kiwis Test utility Kodi Nikorima starred at five-eighth in Norths Devils’ 32-18 defeat of PNG Hunters.
Boom second-rower Cruz Topai-aveai produced another barnstorming performance for South Sydney’s Under-20s side, making 17 runs for 166 metres and 14 tackles in the Rabbitohs’ 40-8 drubbing of the Sydney Roosters.