RED AND BLACK REPORT 2019: EDITION NO.5
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 started and finished a brilliant score-levelling try in the 65th minute and Jamayne Isaako slotted four goals, but the under-fire Brisbane Broncos were pipped 22-16 via Wests Tigers’ last-minute try on Thursday night.
Isaako also had a try-assist and 147 running metres, while Nikorima notched two line-break assists and 114 running metres. The Broncos face in-form Canberra on Sunday in a desperate search for their second win of the season.
Similar to last week, all but five minutes of Jazz Tevaga’s game-time came at dummy-half in the Warriors’ heart-breaking 28-24 loss to Souths on the Sunshine Coast – and he performed admirably.
The utility racked up 33 tackles and six runs for 64 metres, as well as scoring a doggedly determined first-half try.
— NRL (@NRL) April 13, 2019
Canterbury Cup NSW
Cruz Topai-Aveai chalked up a career milestone with his first NSW Cup appearance, making 12 tackles and 48 metres in Newtown Jets’ 32-30 win over North Sydney.
Fa’amanu Brown switched from hooker to halfback for Canterbury Bulldogs, making 96 metres from 11 runs and recording a line-break assist in the defending champs’ 28-14 loss to St George Illawarra.
— NRL Bulldogs (@NRL_Bulldogs) February 18, 2019
InTrust Super Cup QLD
Jordan Riki received 19 minutes of game-time off the bench for Norths Devils, making 42 metres and nine tackles in a 31-14 victory over Ipswich Jets.
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— Ipswich Jets (@JetsRLFC) April 14, 2019
Jersey Flegg Cup (NSW U20s)
Patrick Elia lined up in the centres as the fast-finishing Warriors came up short 34-26 against South Sydney.
Daniel Sakisi and Sua Ailoilo were the Bulldogs’ starting props in a 30-14 loss to the Dragons in Wollongong on Saturday, with Sakisi scoring the last try of the match.
Joseph Taipari featured at five-eighth for Parramatta Eels as they went down 30-12 to the Raiders in Canberra.
Hastings Deering Colts (QLD U20s)
Fullback Daejarn Asi scored a try and Zinzan Martin played on the wing in Townsville Blackhawks’ resounding 40-12 victory over Redcliffe Dolphins on Saturday.
Wynnum-Manly Seagulls wing mainstay Jalen Tangiiti-Turner endured a 50-20 defeat at the hands of Burleigh Bears.
After starring for the Devils’ Mal Meninga Cup side in the preceding weeks, Chanel Feala earned a Hastings Deering Colts debut and started at lock in a 24-16 win against the Jets.