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  1. RADICAL RABBIT

    RADICAL RABBIT Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather Crichton and Sutton start the game in the second row and I'd rather see Sam Burgess start the game in the middle third at lock, but for him to go off around the 30th minute and come back on around the 50th minute at lock.
     
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    RADICAL RABBIT Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I still wouldn't have Britt, Turner, and Leulaui in the 17 whilst we're at full strength though.
     
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    Murray will be lock I reckon.
     
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    Rabbits 21 Well-Known Member

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    Bears ran out 32-16 winners over the Knights last night...

    Can't find a match report though..
     
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    I'd have Turner in there.....
     
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    Rabbits 21 Well-Known Member

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    It didn't go well at all for the Bears!

    I've the League Live app and I suggest you guys get it for the stats!


    Fuimaono was sin binned plus gave a penalty away and 2 errors plus 5 missed tackles!

    Musgrove was poor with 4 missed tackles! 2 penalties plus an error!

    Talakai was poor missing 6 tackles! Plus 2 errors!

    Leulaui was solid with 35 tackles and only 2 missed plus made 6 hit ups!

    Tracey was poor with 2 errors plus a penalty and 5 missed tackles!

    Britt was solid!


    Burns and Hiroti both scored a try each and broke some tackles but weren't up to it defensively!
     
  7. southsport

    southsport Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't sound like Fui will get his spot back.

    Leuluai might be in for a promotion before long.
     
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    Soosemea Hat-Trick Earns Warriors Win
    Heather Dawson NSWRL.com.au Match Reporter
    Sat 10 Mar 2018, 12:58 PM

    The Warriors have opened their 2018 Intrust Super Premiership NSW season with a win, defeating the Bears 30-22 in a tight tussle at Mt Smart Stadium.

    Played in autumn sunshine in Auckland, both teams were looking to give their respective new coaches a win, with former NRL player Shane Millard taking the reins at North Sydney and John Teina recently promoted from assistant coach for the home side.

    The home side got off to a keen start, threatening the Bears’ line with back-to-back sets. An early penalty gave the Bears good field position, and in their first real attacking opportunity, the ball was spread wide to winger Mawene Hiroti to open the scoring in the eighth minute.

    In the 13th minute, following some heavy hits, the Warriors forced a repeat set, and mirrored the Bears’ earlier play, with winger Lewis Soosemea diving over in the corner after picking up the ball off his bootlaces.

    The Bears consistently created overlaps down each edge, bending the defensive line and spinning out of tackles. Poor discipline from the home side then gave the Bears multiple opportunities at the line, with fullback Braidon Burns crossing for the visitors’ second try down the right edge. Soon after, Sean Sabutey gathered a bouncing kick down the left wing, and after an in-goal juggle, scored the Bears’ third try.

    Soon after, Warriors debutant fullback Hayze Perham zig-zagged across the 10-metre line, hitting a fast-running Chanel Harris-Tavita on the chest, who scored under the bar. Minutes later, captain James Bell crossed, and the goalpost denied the Warriors the chance to equalise with the conversion attempt.

    The first half was punctuated by speed from Dean Hawkins and Hiroti, and straight, hard running from Warriors forwards Patrick Sipley and late inclusion Agnatius Paasi.

    The second 40 opened with the Warriors testing the Bears’ defence, but their final tackle options were uninspired. Penalties and field position were traded for 20 minutes but neither side were able to convert as misguided passes and touches of fatigue set in.

    With 18 minutes remaining, Fuimaono was sent to the sin bin for a professional foul, and the Warriors chose to take the two points, levelling the score at 16-16. With the man advantage, Soosemea soon crossed for two more tries, to complete his hat-trick, showing fancy footwork and a turn of speed.

    Testament to the tit-fot-tat nature of the game, the Bears rallied with a try to Vincent Leuluai with nine minutes remaining. The Warriors then added two points after the Bears were penalised for a strip, requiring the Bears to score twice to level. The home side retained possession and ran the clock down to emerge victorious.

    Overall, there were promises of flair on attack, but execution will be something for both groups to look to improve as the season progresses. Looking ahead, the Warriors play at home again next week against the Bulldogs, while the Bears take on the Panthers in Round 2.

    Warriors 30 (L Soosemea 3, C Harris-Tavita, J Bell tries; C Harris-Tavita 5 goals) def North Sydney Bears 22 (M Hiroti, B Burns, S Sabutey, V Leuluai tries; D Hawkins 3 goals)

    https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/03/10/soosemea-hat-trick-earns-warriors-win/
     
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    Really young squad for the Bears.
    Hiroti, Tago, Sabutey, Hawkins and Rodwell all eligible for Flegg.
     
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    Do you have any position with the juniors ALX?

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  11. SSTID

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    It seems that BOTH Fuimaono and Musgrove have disciplinary issues and are clearly more interested in spitting the dummy than rolling up their sleeves and working hard to get back into first grade. I have never seen Talakai as a first grader and his stats reflect that. It is a pity that Tracey did not do well as Reynolds not ready for first grade yet IMO (and neither is Inglis) and Tracey was our best hope of replacing Reynolds until he can find form playing for the Bears. Doueihi just is not a HB or 5/8 and if he is promoted to replace Reynolds Walker's game will suffer not to mention the rest of the team. I would like to see Leulaui get a shot even though he is young, Britt is a bit down the pecking order still for mine. Does anyone know what has happened to Kyle Turner and why he is MIA?
     
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    Correct re Fui and Musgrove!

    Turner has had a shoulder injury mate!
     
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    Yep Leuluai did well by the sounds of it!

    Clark is still ahead of him at this point!
     
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    Turner back this week and named in the 11 jersey for the Bears!
     
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    Good to see.
     
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    Bears lose again!

    0-2 as well!!!

    Not good enough!
     
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    Bears Feel Panthers' Heat
    Stewart Moses NSWRL.com.au
    Sat 17 Mar 2018, 05:17 PM

    Robbie Farah was the big-name inclusion but it was his opposing hooker, Wayde Egan, who had all the big moments, leading defending premiers the Penrith Panthers from an 18-6 deficit to give them a 30-20 win at Panthers Stadium.

    In sweltering 35-degree heat in Penrith, the Panthers hooker scored a double to spark their come-from behind win and was ably assisted with a two-try effort from Tom Eisenhuth, while Kaide Ellis caused plenty of problems for the Bears’ left-edge defence with his surging runs.

    The Panthers’ second-half 18-4 performance ensures the defending premiers kick-start their 2018 Intrust Super Premiership NSW campaign but leaves the Bears winless after two rounds.

    Both sides made key inclusions for the clash, especially the visitors with Robbie Farah, Jason Clark and Hymel Hunt all late additions to a side already boasting the likes of Kyle Turner and Braidon Burns, while Moses Leota was a welcome in for the home side.

    The Bears got off to a dream start, capitalising on an early penalty to open the scoring inside three minutes when a Connor Tracey grubber kick at the line enabled second-rower Thomas Freebairn to score. With a successful conversion from out wide, North Sydney led 6-0.

    But it didn’t take long for the Panthers to hit back through a try to Eisenhuth in the 11th minute. The centre scored out wide after supporting another strong run from Kaide Ellis, who exposed the HIA-mandated absence of Hymel Hunt.

    North Sydney regained the lead midway through the first half when Braidon Burns was able to take advantage of some retreating Panthers edge defence to score out wide, with Mawene Hiroti again converting to restore their six-point advantage.

    Penrith suffered a blow soon after when a distressed Tim Browne was assisted from the field with a suspected spleen injury.

    Both hookers - Robbie Farah for the Bears and Wayde Egan for the Panthers - traded tries, both from close range in the final minutes of the half.

    It appeared the Bears would have all the early running in the second half after Hiroti slotted over a 38m penalty goal after the siren, to not only push the Bears’ lead out to 20-12 at the break but also return with a one-man advantage after Jack Hetherington was sin-binned in the process.

    It was Penrith, however, that opened the scoring in the second half when a quick shift right resulted in Christian Crichton crashing over in the corner, reducing the gap to just four points.

    A second try from Egan, again another typical bullocking effort from dummy-half, put the Panthers in front for the first time in the game, 22-20 in the 56th minute.

    North Sydney, who on the receiving end of a hefty penalty count from Briscoe, eventually lost a player of their own when Hymel Hunt was sent to the sin-bin for 10 minutes, which Penrith duly capitalised in the next set.

    Tom Eisenhuth showing a great piece of skill in keeping the ball alive in play with a deft kick just as the centre appeared to be going into touch and was able to reach out to score his second try of the game to push Penrith’s lead out to eight.

    A penalty goal to Chad O’Donnell gave Penrith a double-digit lead but the Bears to their credit, never gave in and were rewarded with a late try in the corner to Amanaki Veamatahau to provide the final 30-24 score in favour of the hosts.

    Next up for the Panthers is a home game next Saturday at St Marys’ Stadium when they host the New Zealand Warriors, while the Bears be looking to regroup when they travel south to ShellRon Costello Oval to take on the St George Illawarra Dragons.

    Penrith Panthers 30 (W Egan 2, T Eisenhuth 2, C Crichton tries; C O’Donnell 5 goals) def North Sydney 24 (T Freebairn, B Burns, R Farah, A Veamatahau tries; M Hiroti 4 goals)

    https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/03/17/bears-feel-panthers-heat/
     
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    I've some stats again off my League Live app!

    Turner made 107m from 10 hit ups with 2 offloads but missed 5 tackles! He played lock!

    Farah made 11 for 82m and 40 tackles along with giving 3 penalties and an error away!

    Talakai made 13 for 133m plus 25 tackles with 3 missed.


    Hunt made 8 for 76m with 2 penalties conceded plus a sin bin!

    Clark made 9 for 82m plus 23 tackles and 2 penalties given away.

    Leulaui made 3 for 24m and 32 tackles with 4 missed. He just isn't running the ball up enough!


    Gagan and Hiroti didn't do enough. Barely made 40-50m.

    Burns and Tracey were solid!
     
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    Dragons' Fire Too Much for Norths
    Nicholas Janzen (Twitter: @NicholasJanzen)
    Sat 24 Mar 2018, 05:03 PM

    A Darren Nicholls-led St George Illawarra Dragons side has beaten the North Sydney Bears 22-4 in Round 3 of the Intrust Super Premiership NSW at Ron Costello Oval, Shellharbour.

    Nicholls’ Dragons were too sharp and too committed for the Bears who, despite some stinging defence and glimpses of potential, couldn't crack their opponent’s defence for almost 70 minutes.

    St George Illawarra’s No.7, alongside halves partner Adam Clune, expertly controlled proceedings for most of the match, keeping the Bears on the back foot with a smart kicking game and clever tactics.

    The match’s opening exchanges showed promising signs for the Bears, but the Dragons, who crossed first in the 10th minute, ultimately led from start to finish.

    It was hard-charging front-rower Josh Kerr who opened proceedings, crashing over from metres out following a zig-zagging run and a pass from winger Jordan Pereira. Fullback Jai Field’s conversion made it 6-0.

    The Bears thought they had entered the scorebook eight minutes later with a right-to-left shift on the Dragons’ line, but the play that ultimately saw Mawene Hiroti cross the line was deemed illegal.

    Just seconds later Field and the Dragons had a chance of their own, with the light-footed fullback stepping his way into open space before a draw-and-pass effort, after some sublime lead-up play, floated forward and to the turf.

    For most of the first half, it was Nicholls’ kicking game that proved the difference.

    His kick saw the Dragons have possession on the North Sydney line in the 30th minute – and a penalty from 11 metres, tapped quickly by Jacob Host, caught the Bears off guard, the second-rower crashing over for an all-too-easy four-pointer. Field’s second conversion took the score to 12-0.

    The Bears compounded that error immediately after, kicking the ball out on the full from the restart. A brilliant short over-the-top pass by Dragons five-eighth Clune set up the home side’s third of the half, a looping ball finding an unmarked Jordan Pereira to crash over on the western touchline. A miraculous into-the-wind conversion – one of the most unlikely fans will ever see – from Field took the lead to 18, one the Dragons took into the break.

    After conceding 18 points in the first half, the Bears started the second half in the worst possible fashion – conceding four back-to-back penalties including one on the first play of the half, before the Dragons struck once again, some slick hands finding an unmarked John Tohi to crash over from close range.

    The Dragons’ defence finally cracked in the 69th minute when Field failed to clean up a short kick and North Sydney winger Amanaki Veamatahau, who was close to scoring a try in the opening minutes of the game, swooped on the loose ball from a metre out.

    For the home side, regular contributors Field and Clune were strong in support of Nicholls, alongside powerful performances from their forwards including Host and Kerr.

    The Bears never stopped trying, as some stinging efforts in the final minutes showed, with five-eighth Connor Tracey, prop Jason Clark and Kyle Turner some of their most involved.

    Next week the Dragons host Newcastle at WIN Stadium, while the Bears have the bye.

    St George Illawarra Dragons 22 (Josh Kerr, Jacob Host, Jordan Pereira, John Tohi tries; Jai Field 3 goals) def North Sydney Bears 4 (Amanaki Veamatahau try)

    https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/03/24/dragons-fire-too-much-for-norths/
     
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