RED AND BLACK REPORT 2018: EDITION NO.24
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.
Jamayne Isaako put one hand on the Dally M Rookie of the Year and Top Pointscorer trophies in a brilliant performance as Brisbane Broncos upset Sydney Roosters 22-8 on Saturday night.
The Aranui Eagles junior scored a dazzling try and kicked five goals in the high-quality victory to take his season tally to 213 points.
Burnham Chevaliers product Kodi Nikorima also dotted down as he outpointed opposing halfback Cooper Cronk.
Jazz Tevaga had another solid outing as the Warriors sealed a spot in the NRL finals with a 36-16 thrashing of Penrith.
The gutsy utility reeled off 11 carries and a team-high 36 tackles from the bench in his 18th top-grade appearance of the season.
INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP NSW
Matt McIlwrick showed his versatility by starting at lock for North Sydney Bears – the feeder club for South Sydney Rabbitohs – went down to the Warriors 24-22.
Pita Godinet was at hooker for Western Suburbs Magpies in their 32-12 defeat to Newtown Jets.
In potentially his last game on Australian soil, Lewis Brown played at hooker in Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles’ 12-all draw with the Panthers.
Fa’amanu Brown called the shots at halfback as fourth-placed Canterbury Bulldogs overcame Wentworthville Magpies 22-14.
INTRUST SUPER CUP QLD
Nathan Saumalu played in the centres as bottom-placed Mackay Cutters finished off their season with a 22-14 loss to Souths Logan Magpies.
JERSEY FLEGG (NSW U20s)
Patrick Elia returned to the Warriors’ line-up at centre for their last match of the season, a 30-6 thumping of the Bears.
Front-row mainstay Cruz Topai-Aveai featured in second-placed Cronulla Sharks’ 42-10 win over Wests Tigers.
Sua Aiiliolo was in the second-row for the finals-bound Bulldogs as they held off Parramatta Eels 30-18.
HASTINGS DEERING COLTS (QLD U20S)
Jordan Riki came back into Norths Devils’ side as a starting second-rower, helping the second-placed outfit to a 29-28 eclipse of Sunshine Coast Falcons.