RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.5
Each week the Red and Black Report will keep you up to date with how our Canterbury Rugby League products are performing in Australia’s elite and lower-grade competitions.
Burnham Chevaliers junior Jazz Tevaga made a strong impression off the bench once again as the Warriors spectacular start to the season continued, racking up 30 tackles and 10 runs in their 22-12 defeat of North Queensland at Mt Smart Stadium.
In the first match of the Auckland double-header, Sydenham junior Pita Godinet started at hooker in Wests Tigers’ 11-10 upset of Melbourne, though his contribution was limited to nine tackles and one run as Jacob Liddle spent most of the match at dummy-half.
The pressure continues to mount on Brisbane following a 15-10 loss to Newcastle, with Burnham junior and Broncos halfback Kodi Nikorima in the firing line. But the Kiwis Test utility got through 24 tackles and made 61 metres from four runs.
— Joel Gould (@JoelGould6) April 6, 2018
Meanwhile, Aranui product and Broncos winger Jamayne Isaako kicked a goal but missed his first shot from 13 attempts in the NRL, while attacking opportunities were scarce for the rookie.
Lewis Brown dropped out of Manly’s squad after being named in the reserves on Tuesday.
INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP NSW
A late omission from Canterbury’s NRL 17, Fa’amanu Brown turned out at hooker in the Bulldogs 40-18 ISP victory over Wyong Roos and scored two first-half tries.
MATCH REPORT | Take a read of how our #IntrustSuperPremiership victory unfolded yesterday at BSG
— NRL Bulldogs (@NRL_Bulldogs) April 7, 2018
Though the Warriors’ playmaking depth is keeping ex-Hornby and Rockcote Canterbury Bulls half Tevin Arona out of the ISP, he made a huge impression in the opening round of the Fox Memorial Cup with the winning field goal in Point Chevalier’s 11-10 victory over Glenora on Saturday.
INTRUST SUPER CUP QLD
Nathan Saumalu was at centre Mackay Cutters but it was a tough evening at the office as the Sunshine Coast Falcons ran away with a 32-4 victory.
Redcliffe Dolphins thumped Easts Tigers 32-16 with the help of Northern Bulldogs product Sheldon Pitama at hooker.
— Redcliffe Dolphins (@DolphinsRLFC) April 8, 2018
JERSEY FLEGG (NSW U-20s)
Cruz Topai-Aveai featured at prop in Cronulla’s 13-all derby draw with St George Illawarra on Friday.
After playing the first four rounds in the centres, Patrick Elia was on the wing for the Warriors’ 26-10 win over Wests Tigers – there first victory of the season.
Following their impressive efforts off the bench during the early rounds, Sua Aiilioilo and Daniel Sakisi were both promoted to Canterbury’s starting pack. The Bulldogs went down 36-24 to the Roosters.
HASTINGS DEERING COLTS (QLD U-20s)
Former Papanui youngster and Canterbury age-group rep Jalen Tangiiti-Turner got on the scoresheet again for Wynnum-Manly Seagulls, following up last week’s double with a try in a 32-16 win over Souths Logan Magpies.