RED AND BLACK REPORT 2019: EDITION NO.3
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.
Aranui product Jamayne Isaako kicked four goals from as many attempts, ran for 125 metres and broke four tackles, but the Brisbane Broncos were pipped 25-24 by the St George Illawarra Dragons in golden point.
Isaako’s match-winning field goal attempt swung away after receiving a bad pass from dummy-half.
Broncos’ under scrutiny over head knock suffered by Jamayne Isaako https://t.co/Aqpx6d8okL
— Brent Read (@brentread_7) April 2, 2019
Burnham Chevaliers junior Kodi Nikorima’s running game was a feature for the Broncos, making a line-break and 98 metres.
It was a tough evening back in Christchurch for another ex-Chevalier, Jazz Tevaga, on Saturday. The gutsy utility was forced to play the entire second half at hooker after Issac Luke succumbed to injury in the Warriors’ demoralising 46-12 loss to Manly at Rugby League Park.
Tevaga finished with 29 tackles and 52 running metres but struggled to spark the embattled Warriors from dummy-half.
— Stuff.co.nz Sport (@NZStuffSport) March 31, 2019
CANTERBURY CUP NSW
Tahi Baggaley received 12 minutes of game-time off the bench in the Warriors’ thrilling 18-all draw with Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles in Sydney.
Biding his time behind young Parramatta No.9 sensation Reed Mahoney, well-travelled Halswell product Matt McIlwrick scored a try and racked up 40 tackles in Wentworthville Magpies’ heart-breaking 21-20 loss to North Sydney Bears.
Hornby old boy Fa’amanu Brown was back on deck at hooker for Canterbury Bulldogs, making 27 tackles and 54 metres in a 26-24 eclipse of Western Suburbs Magpies.
— Bulldogs Fans (@NRLBulldogsFans) April 1, 2019
INTRUST SUPER CUP QLD
Jordan Riki received a late call-up to start at lock for Norths Devils against Sunshine Coast Falcons. The teenager made 12 runs for 95 metres and 20 tackles during 66 minutes of game-time.
Here’s the match report from today’s visit to the Sunshine Coast. We’re at home vs PNG Hunters on Saturday night. https://t.co/AfvMqDKVVu
— NorthsDevilsRLFC (@NorthsDevilsRL) March 31, 2019
JERSEY FLEGG CUP (NSW U20S)
Patrick Elia featured in the centres as the Warriors’ Under-20s put away their Manly counterparts 24-12 in Sydney on Sunday.
Sua Ailoilo came off the bench in Canterbury Bulldogs’ impressive 38-24 victory over Wests Tigers at Campbelltown.
HASTINGS DEERING COLTS (QLD U20S)
Winger Jalen Tangiiti-Turner scored a crucial second-half try as Wynnum-Manly Seagulls overturned a 14-point deficit to beat Mackay Cutters 20-14 on Sunday.
Another Canterbury product to find their way over the try-line from the flank, Zinzan Martin dotted down for Townsville Blackhawaks’ 22-14 win against Burleigh Bears. Daejarn Asi switched to fullback for the Blackhawks after playing the previous three rounds in the centres.