RED AND BLACK REPORT 2019: EDITION NO.16
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 juniors Kodi Nikorima and Jazz Tevaga both featured the Warriors’ desperately-needed 24-20 win over a depleted Newcastle Knights outfit.
Five-eighth Nikorima’s running game came to the fore with 118 metres on 15 carries, while he had a vital hand in Ken Maumalo’s second try.
— NRL (@NRL) July 6, 2019
Tevaga, donning the No.13 jersey for the second week in a row, was typically industrious with 11 runs for 114 metres and an equal-team-high 39 tackles in 58 minutes before injury cut his night short.
Three penalties conceded blighted Tevaga’s performance somewhat.
An undeniably patchy team performance, but big individual positives from RTS, Big Ken, Hiku and Paasi, as well as Kakariki's second half. #NRLKnightsWarriors #ThisWarriorsLife #WeAreWarriorshttps://t.co/SvykzNCpzy
— This Warriors Life (@thiswarriorslyf) July 6, 2019
CANTERBURY CUP NSW
Matt McIlwrick played 80 minutes at hooker in Wentworthville Magpies’ 22-16 win over Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles. The Halswell product made 50 running metres and 30 tackles.
Fa’amanu Brown returned at five-eighth for Canterbury Bulldogs and scored a first-half try in their 28-18 loss to Penrith Panthers. The Hornby old boy also had a try-assist in the defeat, which saw the defending champs slip off the top of the table.
Our #CanterburyCup side fall to the Panthers 28-18 at St Marys Leagues Stadium.
— Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (@NRL_Bulldogs) July 7, 2019
INTRUST SUPER CUP QLD
After several strong showings off the bench for Redcliffe Dolphins, Sheldon Pitama started at hooker in a last-gasp 24-22 win over Ipswich Jets.
JERSEY FLEGG CUP (NSW U20s)
The Jersey Flegg competition is on a two-week break.
HASTINGS DEERING COLTS (QLD U20s)
Starting at prop, Griffin Neame was a try-scorer in Townsville Blackhawks’ hard-fought 21-12 win over Mackay Cutters. Daejarn Asi featured at fullback and Zin Zan Martin was in the centres for the third-placed Blackhawks.
Winger Jalen Tangiiti-Turner’s Wynnum Manly Seagulls side retained second spot with a 34-18 defeat of Tweed Heads Seagulls on Sunday.