RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.6
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.
Kodi Nikorima was a late scratching from Brisbane’s line-up to take on the Warriors, but Aranui junior Jamayne Isaako had a blinder on the wing in the Broncos’ upset 27-18 victory.
Isaako scored a try in each half – including a brilliant finish to dot down for his second – and booted five goals for a career-best 18-point haul.
Jazz Tevaga was solid for the beaten Warriors, racking up 28 tackles and nine runs for 56 metres off the bench.
INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP NSW
Fa’amanu Brown took the field for Canterbury-Bankstown’s ISP side in Round 6, starting at hooker and scoring a late try in the Bulldogs’ 34-16 loss to Penrith.
Matt McIlwrick featured in the No.9 jumper in Western Suburbs’ 25-24 loss to North Sydney. The Halswell product is stuck in a queue behind Jacob Liddle, Josh Reynolds and fellow Christchurch junior Pita Godinet – who was omitted from the NRL side on the weekend – for a spot in Wests Tigers’ first-grade squad.
INTRUST SUPER CUP QLD
Centre Nathan Saumalu helped Mackay Cutters to a 28-18 victory over Ipswich Jets on Saturday.
Sheldon Pitama is gradually cementing his spot at hooker for Redcliffe, starting in the No.9 again as the Dolphins subdued PNG Hunters 20-6.
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JERSEY FLEGG (NSW U-20s)
Cruz Topai-Aveai was again at prop for the competition-leading Cronulla Sharks as they accounted for Newcastle 30-24.
Patrick Elia turned out on the wing for the Warriors in a 26-6 loss to Manly at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday.
Daniel Sakisi started in the front-row and Sua Aiiloilo came off the pine in the Canterbury Bulldogs’ 24-4 rout of Penrith.
HASTINGS DEERING COLTS (QLD U-20s)
Jalen Tangiiti-Turner found his way onto the scoresheet for the third week in a row, the winger crossing for Wynnum-Manly Seagulls’ first try in a come-from-behind 32-24 win over Tweed Heads Seagulls’ Under-20s.
Tangiiti-Turner is equal-second in the competition’s tryscoring stakes with five touchdowns.