NSW U16s vs QLD U16s

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  1. rhugh89

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    Queensland Under 16 team


    QRL Media
    Sun 2nd July, 05:09PM


    The Queensland Rugby League has today announced the Queensland Under 16 team to play New South Wales at Suncorp Stadium on July 12.

    NAME / DIVISION TEAM / CURRENT TEAM

    Myphala Ah Chong (SEQ Water Dragons White / Brothers St Brendan’s JRLFC)
    Lance Bagon (SEQ Water Dragons White / Carina JRLFC)
    Zach Brooks (SEQ Water Dragons Green / Valleys JRLFC)
    Ezra Coulston (SEQ Water Dragons White / Carina JRLFC)
    Thomas Dearden (SEQ Water Dragons White / Currumbin JRLFC)
    William Evans (SEQ Water Dragons White / Burleigh JRLFC)
    Ryan Garner (SEQ Water Dragons Green / Burleigh JRLFC)
    Nelson Grove (SEQ Water Dragons Green / Burleigh JRLFC)
    Stepharn Holo (SEQ Water Dragons Green / Helensvale JRLFC)
    Josh James (SEQ Water Dragons Green / West Mitchelton JRLFC)
    Tahu Kingi (SEQ Water Dragons Green / Waterford Devils JRLFC)
    Feao Maka (SEQ Water Dragons Green / Logan Brothers JRLFC)
    Eli Morgan (SEQ Water Dragons Green / Burleigh JRLFC)
    Fanitesi Niu (SEQ Water Dragons Green / Logan Brothers JRLFC)
    Alofoana Khan-Pereira (SEQ Water Dragons White / Burleigh JRLFC)
    Tristan Powell (SEQ Water Dragons White / Wests Mitchelton JRLFC)
    Jake Simpkins (Central Crows / Southern Suburbs Toowoomba)
    Bailey Biondi-Odo (North Queensland Marlins / Innisfail Brothers JRL)

    Coach: Kurt Richards

    All available players are to meet on Tuesday, July 4 at the Brisbane Broncos Training Facility, Fulcher Road Red Hill from 2pm to 4pm for a meeting with Head Coach Kurt Richards.

    The Team medicals and recovery session will be starting from 3pm.


    http://www.qrl.com.au/news/2017/07/02/queensland_under_16_.html
     
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    NSW will announce their team tomorrow, Expecting a few Knights since we were premiers

    @Billy who do you think will be there ??
     
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    TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT | NSW Under-16s


    Tue 4th July, 01:00PM


    The NSWRL has announced its under-16s team to play Queensland at Suncorp Stadium in the curtain-raiser to State of Origin III.

    Brad Fittler is head coach of the side, with fellow True Blue Danny Buderus once again joining the camp as an assistant as he did for the successful under-18s program just a few weeks ago.

    NSW Under-16s:

    1. Albert Hopoate (Manly Sea Eagles)
    2. Cooper Jenkins (Newcastle Knights)
    3. Bradman Best (Newcastle Knights)

    4. Aaron Schoupp (Illawarra Steelers)
    5. Max Feagai (Illawarra Steelers)
    6. Kaeo Weekes (Manly Sea Eagles)
    7. Thomas Demeio (Cronulla Sharks)
    8. Samuel Hughes (Parramatta Eels)
    9. Jed Edwards (Parramatta Eels)
    10. Filimaua Filimaua-Tau (Manly Sea Eagles)
    11. Ben Trbojevic (Manly Sea Eagles)
    12. Josh Schuster (Manly Sea Eagles)
    13. Jaron Purcell (Newcastle Knights)

    14. Tyler Field (Parramatta Eels)
    15. David Hollis (Parramatta Eels)
    16. Harry Croker (Newcastle Knights)
    17. Blake Dowel (Illawarra Steelers)
    18. Kobe Rugless (Sydney Roosters)

    Head Coach: Brad Fittler
    Assistant Coach: Danny Buderus
    Development Coach: Scott Jones


    The NSW v Queensland Under-16s clash will be live streamed on www.NSWRL.com.au.

    Stay locked on www.NSWRL.com.au throughout the lead-up to the clash for exclusive insight, interviews and analysis of the Under-16s players and side.


    http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/07/04/team_announcement_ns_414648442.html
     
  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's a bit funny they picked Cooper Jenkins on the wing when he is a centre and Bradman Best at centre when he has only played fullback and in the forwards I think. I don't think Best ever passes the ball, but he was the most powerful ball runner in under 16s this year, and would be fantastic on the wing.
    Max Buderus was unlucky to miss out IMO.
    Our hooker, whose name i've forgotton, is a bit unlucky too, and probably our halfback.

    Manly got 5 in the side and we got 4.
    We went through the season undefeated and beat Maly in a pre season trial, during the season, and in the grandfinal, but they got 5 guys in their positions in the starting side, and our 4 are mostly out of position or on the bench.
    Hopoate over Best as fullback is typical - Best pretty much owned him in every game.
     
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    Baffles me how we go undefeated but manly have more players in then us.
     
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    Freddy's Under-16s Origin Verdict


    Brad Fittler
    Tue 11th July, 05:30PM



    1. Albert Hopoate (Manly Sea Eagles)

    He’s been in our system for a long time; obviously I played with and against his dad. He’s a pretty special kid who recently made the Australian Rugby Union and for his age at the moment he’s very strong and fast, so he’s got a big future in the game.

    2. Cooper Jenkins (Newcastle Knights)

    A really strong runner, I love these type of players up in Newcastle, the current kids who you know they’re going to come down and perform, they just run hard and do everything right. He’s really impressed me during the Harold Matthews and I think he will do really well.

    3. Bradman Best (Newcastle Knights)

    Bradman Best has pretty much been the best player in his age group. He’s been a champion sprinter, beach sprinter, footballer, everything, he’s just been the ‘best’ so this is the next part of his progress and I’m looking forward to see how he goes.

    4. Aaron Schoupp (Illawarra Steelers)

    I haven’t really gotten to see a lot of Aaron Schoupp as he was injured most of the year. I noticed he made the Australian under-15s last year and he’s a good kid from down the south coast. I have a liking for people down that way, I don’t know why, a lot of my friends from Rugby League come from down that way and I enjoyed playing with them and enjoyed them off the field so he looks like he’s pretty similar to that and I hope he goes alright tomorrow.

    5. Max Feagai (Illawarra Steelers)

    He’s got a twin who is exactly the same; I had to make one of the hardest phone calls I’ve ever had to make to tell Max he was in and Matt that he was out. Max is pretty tough, a big kid that has been dominant for Illawarra, they didn’t go as far as they should have but he’s just a really big and strong athlete and I hope he gets in a bit of space tomorrow as it would be great to see.

    6. Kaeo Weekes (Manly Sea Eagles)

    He’s the only kid who is a year young, and he’s really crafty and fast. He’s got a good kicking game, I think in the under-16s kids haven’t kicked enough at this age, so if he gets that right, he will be a handful and he’s very fast, so hopefully a little show and go is on the cards and I don’t think they will stop him if he gets through.

    7. Thomas Demeio (Cronulla Sharks)

    Young Thomas, the halfback from Cronulla, he will direct us around. They all listen to him, he knows what he is doing out there, he’s a fantastic goal kicker, he’s a good general play kicker, and a tough little kid so he plays hooker/halfback. He’ll play halfback for a majority of the time and he’s one to watch, if things go right then he will play a big part in the game.

    8. Samuel Hughes (Parramatta Eels)

    He’s a big boy and a pretty quiet kid, I’ve been watching him play for Parramatta, he’s a handful. I’ve got to say he’s one of my favourites, it’s hard to gravitate towards a few but the fact is he doesn’t say much but you know he means business so I can’t wait to see him play.

    9. Jed Edwards (Parramatta Eels)

    Jed knows most of these kids, he spent a couple of years living on the Gold Coast and he’s a fantastic little hooker. He’s only little at the moment, it’ll be interesting, they’ve got some big boys in the Queensland team, so if he can handle the defence he does the attack easily, he’s definitely a player of the future.

    10. Filimaua Filimaua-Tau (Manly Sea Eagles)

    Here’s a mouthful - Filimaua Filimaua-Tau – I just call him Fili. Manly had two really good front rowers and out of all the selectors he ended up getting the jersey. He plays good minutes and is a really nice kid, he’s a big fella so he’s going to have to take us forward and work pretty hard through the middle. I look forward to watching him.

    11. Ben Trbojevic (Manly Sea Eagles)

    I’ve been watching Ben for a few years, obviously the relation to Tom and Jake. I watch him down at the Mona Vale Raiders – my son plays for that club – he’s been outstanding at that level and I hope he gets the ball, he’s a quiet kind of kid playing in the back row so I just hope he gets the ball, he’s an absolute handful, he’s got to be 6’1” or 6’2” already. If he wants it, he will make it.

    12. Josh Schuster (Manly Sea Eagles)

    He’s the standout, he’s got all of the skills, the size, and it will be interesting how he handles the occasion. He’s a real nice kid, a good team bloke, and they all like having him in the team and hopefully we get him some good ball and we’re not tackling all night so I’m keen to watch him.

    13. Jaron Purcell (c) (Newcastle Knights)

    He’s our captain, he won the game for the Knights in the Grand Final by scoring a try in extra time, he just doesn’t stop and he keeps going and going and going, much like our assistant coach Danny Buderus. He has a simple attitude, anything you tell him to do he does, and he pushes everyone hard so I’ve been really happy with how he has gone this week.

    14. Tyler Field (Parramatta Eels)

    I’ve been watching Tyler for a couple of years now, he plays up an age and is super fit, super skilful. He’ll get a go in the centres, we’ve talked to him about playing different positions and he’s our versatility option. He never seems to panic so I’m a real fan.

    15. David Hollis (Parramatta Eels)

    Your typical, tall, country front-rower. He’s gone and cut his sideburns off for some reason which is really odd, but he’s quite a character, I’ve watched him play for Parramatta and he goes pretty hard so he doesn’t let many blokes get over the top of him.

    16. Harry Croker (Newcastle Knights)

    We’ve had his brother in the system and Harry is exactly the same, he’s got this work ethic and such good manners that run throughout their whole family. He’s great around the club, he works hard and he knows what he is doing, he’s a really good player so I wish him all the best.

    17. Blake Dowel (Illawarra Steelers)

    All the selectors put Blake’s name forward, once again all our front rowers are pretty quiet (except for big Dave), he’ll get some time on the field, there are some big fellas in the team and he’ll be good for us.

    18. Kobe Rugless (Sydney Roosters)

    Kobe is from the Eastern Suburbs, I watched him play in the Indigenous under-16s this year and he absolutely killed them. He’s a real tough kid, great mentality, just goes and goes and goes. I’ve always thought if you have a good 18th man that keeps pushing everyone at training and sets the standard, then you’re going to have a pretty good footy team and he’s done that this week.


    http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/07/11/freddy_s_u_16s_origi.html
     
  7. Billy

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    Final side named, and for some reason Albert Hopoate has gone to the bench and Bradman Best will start at fullback.

    Hard to see what the plan is. The two of them are the hardest and most damaging runners in under 16s - both look like men against boys at this level.
    The plan might be for Bradman to tear into them like a rampaging forward till he is exhausted, and them Albert comes on to do the same.
     
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    Bradman best scores the match winner with 30 seconds to go. Hopoate started it. Brilliant try!
     
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    Great game and a fantastic result, Well done boys !!

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    Baby Blues Win A Thriller


    Wed 12th July, 07:00PM


    A superb 110-metre movement involving Albert Hopoate and Bradman Best in the final 90 seconds of play has seen the NSW Under-16s side secure a memorable 22-16 victory against the Queensland Under-16s at Suncorp Stadium.

    With the scores locked at 16, the Maroons attempted a field goal, before Hopoate swooped on the loose ball in the in-goal area, evaded a number of Queensland defenders and freed Best to sprint down the touchline to secure the win in emphatic and impressive style.

    The Queenslanders had just minutes earlier tied the game at 16, a slick sleight of hands from their halves eventually finding the arms of centre Ezra Coulston and winger Alo’fiana Khan-Pereira.

    Coulston’s touchline conversion attempt look good but fell just short of the crossbar.

    After a period of Queensland dominance early in the second half – one of many throughout the match – the Blues wrestled their way back into the match, with a smart face ball at the line ending in a try to Illawarra interchange forward Blake Dowel.

    Aaron Schoupp’s conversion cut the Maroons’ lead to two.

    Then one of the tries of the year with just 10 minutes remaining to hand the Blues the lead. Hot-potato play, out-the-back flicks and some superb offloads, going through no less than seven sets of hands, saw Schoupp cross in the corner.

    A touchline conversion took the Blues lead – their first in the game – to four.

    The Queenslanders opened the match in the best possible fashion, scoring in just the sixth minute through centre Will Evans from a short ball close to the line after a dominant opening period.

    Ezra Coulston’s near-touch conversion took the young Maroons’ lead to six.

    The Maroons continued to dominate field position, camping inside the Blues’ territory on the back of three consecutive repeat sets.

    That defensive workload took its toll on Brad Fittler’s young men, but they absorbed the onslaught, eventually marching into Queensland territory – and into attacking field position – in the 20th minute.

    A smart inside ball saw the Blues march downfield and, on the back of a penalty, a right-to-left shift ended in the arms of Newcastle’s Cooper Jenkins, who crashed over to cut the deficit to two.

    But the Queenslanders crossed a few minutes later with a backline move of their own, Khan-Pereira scooting along the touchline to catch the Blues napping.

    Coulston’s second sharp conversion took Queensland’s lead to eight.

    Match Result

    NSW - 22 (Cooper Jenkins, Blake Dowel, Aaron Schoupp, Bradman Best tries; Schoupp 3 goals)
    QLD - 16 (Alo’fiana Khan-Pereira 2, Will Evans tries; Ezraa Coulston 2 goals)


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    So we ended up winning the 16s, 18s and 20s

    Great signs for the future of NSW

    Also if we win the main game it will be the first time either state has won 16s, 18s, 20s and SOO
     
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    We win them every year. Hasn't made much difference in the proper one though.
     
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    Best had 2 or 3 quality runs, but I thought they could have used him more.
    Purcell does a lot of work - good to see in a middle forward.
    Harry Croker looks like a clone of his brother, only 10kg lighter. I hope it's a big family and they have 4 or 5 more like that.
    Jenkins reminds me of Cory Denniss for some reason.
     
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    Purcell got MOTM. He got MOTM in the Mathews grandfinal too I think.
    You don't see middle forwards get recognised too often.
     
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