RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.22
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.
Jazz Tevaga was again among the Warriors’ best as they put away Newcastle on Friday night, coming off the bench to top the tackle count with 41 and finishing with 11 runs for 112 metres, as well as some quality offloads.
Jazz Tevaga has to be the most underrated player in this Warriors team. He gets through so much work.. How he doesn't play 80 minutes every game is beyond me. #NRLWarriorsKnights
— the last gunslinger (@Alienfetish77) August 10, 2018
After making just four top-grade appearances in 2017, the Burnham Chevaliers junior has chalked up 16 games this year.
Jamayne Isaako booted seven goals to go with 15 carries and Kodi Nikorima produced a try-assist, but Brisbane bottled a late lead in going down 34-30 to North Queensland.
— NRL (@NRL) August 9, 2018
Isaako has scored 185 points this season to close the gap on pointscoring race front-runners Latrell Mitchell (196) and Gareth Widdop (191).
Fa’amanu Brown contributed 10 tackles and two runs off the bench in Canterbury’s forgettable 18-6 loss to Manly on Saturday night. Brown has made nine NRL appearances so far in 2018 – two shy of his career-best tally, when he played 11 games as a Cronulla rookie in 2014.
INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP NSW
Lewis Brown featured at hooker for Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles in a 24-22 loss to the Bulldogs.
Tuimoala Lolohea’s late call-up to the halves saw Pita Godinet return to hooker for Western Suburbs Magpies, but the utility was prominent in an important 31-30 eclipse of Mounties.
1. Dylan Smith (DP)
4. Connelly Lemuelu (DP)
3. Braden Robson
12. Sam McIntyre (DP)
2. Harrison O'Toole
6. Tyson Gamble
19. Tui Lolohea
8. Joe Ratu
7. Pita Godinet
10. Cowen Epere
11. Chris McQueen
14. Bayley Sironen
13. Patrice Siolo
— NBWT (@NBWT__) August 12, 2018
Keeping the Cantabrian hooker theme going in the ISP, Matt McIlwrick was back on deck for North Sydney Bears in a 36-30 loss to Wentworthville Magpies. Signed by South Sydney from Wests Tigers mid-season, the Halswell Hornets product is yet to play first grade for the Rabbitohs.
INTRUST SUPER CUP QLD
Nathan Saumalu was the only Canterbury product on show in the ISC over the weekend, playing centre in Mackay Cutters’ 24-12 loss to Northern Pride.
JERSEY FLEGG (NSW U20s)
Sua Ailoilo came off the bench for the Bulldogs’ Under-20s in a 20-18 loss to the Sea Eagles.
Front-row mainstay Cruz Topai-Aveai featured in high-flying Cronulla’s 36-10 thrashing of North Sydney on Sunday.
HASTINGS DEERING COLTS (QLD U20S)
After playing predominantly on the wing for Wynnum Manly Seagulls this year, Jalen Tangiiti Turner moved to centre for their 28-12 defeat at the hands of Norths Devils.