RED AND BLACK REPORT 2019: EDITION NO.6
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.
Burnham Chevaliers junior Jazz Tevaga produced another workhorse effort in a disappointing Warriors loss in Round 6, racking up a game-high 48 tackles as his side went down 17-10 to North Queensland.
Tevaga played 53 minutes at hooker and in the back-row in what was his 41st NRL appearance.
Burnham junior Kodi Nikorima scored a slick try and Aranui product Jamanyne Isaako booted three goals and ran for 128 metres, but Brisbane Broncos could not find an elusive win in Canberra, edged out 26-22 by the Raiders.
The Broncos are equal-bottom on the NRL ladder with a 1-5 record.
— NRL (@NRL) April 21, 2019
CANTERBURY CUP NSW
Hornby old boy Fa’amanu Brown set up his side’s only try and kicked a conversion, but it was a dismal day for Canterbury Bulldogs’ reserve grade side in a 36-6 loss to South Sydney. The versatile Brown started at halfback and also had 109 running metres.
Cruz Topai-Aveai made five runs and 17 tackles (no misses) in 29 minutes as Newtown Jets went down 18-16 to Penrith at Henson Park – the tyro forward’s second appearance in the grade.
Halswell junior Matt McIlwrick played 80 minutes at hooker as Wentworthville Magpies – Parramatta’s feeder club – defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 20-14.
Tahi Baggaley made the most of a nine-minute cameo off the bench in the Warriors’ 28-22 loss to Mounties, chalking up four hit-ups and 10 tackles.
INTRUST SUPER CUP QLD
Boom back-rower Jordan Riki received 35 minutes of game-time in Norths Devils’ 22-10 win over Townsville Blackhawks, making 16 tackles and 75 metres from seven runs in an impressive hit-out.
JERSEY FLEGG CUP (NSW U20s)
Daniel Sakisi started up prop and Sua Ailoilo came off the bench in the Bulldogs Under-20s’ 22-6 loss to the Rabbitohs.
Joseph Taipari featured at five-eighth as Parramatta Eels were handed a 36-10 defeat by Wests Tigers.
Patrick Elia tasted victory with the Warriors in Canberra, playing centre as the visitors took down the Raiders 40-34.
HASTINGS DEERING COLTS (QLD U20s)
All teams in the Queensland Under-20s competition had a bye in Round 7.