RED AND BLACK REPORT 2019: EDITION NO.4
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 and Kodi Nikorima both had games to forget as the Brisbane Broncos crashed 36-4 to Sydney Roosters at the SCG on Thursday night.
Both livewires’ dangerous ball-running ability was shut down by the dominant defending champs, while Isaako made four errors and Nikorima missed seven tackles.
— NRL (@NRL) March 14, 2019
Jazz Tevaga starred in the Warriors’ much-needed 26-10 victory over Gold Coast at Mount Smart Stadium on Friday night.
Spending most of his 48 minutes of game-time at hooker, the utility racked up 47 metres from four searching dummy-half runs and reeled off 32 tackles. But Tevaga is set to miss the Warriors’ daunting Round 5 assignment against Souths with a dangerous tackle ban.
— Stuff.co.nz Sport (@NZStuffSport) April 7, 2019
RTS continues to steam ahead in the TWL Player of the Year standings, but big marks for Hiku, Kakariki, CHT, Tohu and Bunty. Great dummy-half double-act from Lawton and Jazz, too. #NRLWarriorsTitans #ThisWarriorsLife #WarriorNation #wearewarriors #nrl https://t.co/6m5D0oT32u
— This Warriors Life (@thiswarriorslyf) April 5, 2019
CANTERBURY CUP NSW
Fa’amanu Brown made five runs and 21 tackles playing at hooker for Canterbury but it was an unhappy afternoon for the defending champs, who were hammered 42-0 by North Sydney.
Matt McIlwrick had a better time of it at dummy-half for Wentworthville, featuring in the Magpies’ 42-10 demolition of Newtown.
— NRL Bulldogs (@NRL_Bulldogs) February 18, 2019
JERSEY FLEGG CUP (NSW U20S)
Patrick Elia lined up at centre in the Warriors’ 20-14 loss to Penrith’s Under-20s outfit in Auckland on Saturday.
Cruz Topai-Aveai returned to Cronulla’s side in Round 4, coming off the bench in a 38-4 thrashing of Parramatta. Joseph Taipari played five-eighth for the Eels in his first Flegg outing for 2019.
Sua Ailoilo helped the Bulldogs continue on their winning way, playing an interchange role in a 38-4 rout of the Bears.
HASTINGS DEERING COLTS (QLD U20S)
Jalen Tangiiti-Turner was a try-scorer in Wynnum Manly Seagulls’ 18-all draw with Tweed Heads Seagulls on Sunday.
Linwood product Chanel Feala has started Norths Devils’ last two matches at lock, featuring in wins over Sunshine Coast and Western Mustangs.
With Daejarn Asi at fullback and Zinzan Martin on the wing, Townsville Blackhawks rolled on to their fourth win in five rounds by outlasting Mackay Cutters 20-10.
— Tsv Mendi Blackhawks (@TsvBlackhawks) April 6, 2019
Griffin Neame, a West Coast product who played for Halswell’s 18s last season, could join Asi and Martin in Townsville’s Under-20s side before the season is out. Neame has been starring in the back-row for the Blackhawks’ Mal Meninga Cup (Under-18s) team – including a two-try performance a week ago against Burleigh Bears.