2019 U20 Report – Round 2

Thomas Gilbert

Each week in the U20 Report we look at under-20 eligible players from your club who are currently playing in either the Intrust Super Cup (Queensland) or Canterbury Cup (New South Wales).

Brisbane Broncos
Broncos development players Tanah Boyd and Ethan Bullemor went head to head in Round 3 as Souths Logan took on Norths at Davies Park. Bullemor grabbed the bragging rights, coming off the bench to score a try in the Devils 26-point victory.

  • Tanah Boyd – 2 goals, 8 runs, 45m, 13 tackles, 5 missed, 4 ineffective, 10 kicks, 314m, 1 forced drop out, 1 error
  • Ethan Bullemor – 34 mins, 1 try, 8 runs, 86m, 32 post contact, 1 line break, 3 tackle breaks, 17 tackles, 2 missed

Canberra Raiders
Centre Sebastian Kris was a try scorer in Mounties 16-point win over the Jets at Shark Park. A member of the Raiders top 30, Kris broke 5 tackles and ran for 94 metres.

  • Sebastian Kris – 1 try, 9 runs, 94m, 21 post contact, 5 tackle breaks, 15 tackles, 2 missed, 1 ineffective, 1 error, 2 penalties conceded

Canterbury Bulldogs
Development players Tui Katoa and James Roumanos featured in Canterbury’s loss to Wentworthville, with Katoa scoring a second half try. Roumanos came off the bench, making 17 tackles without a miss in 35 minutes.

  • Tui Katoa – 1 try, 12 runs, 95m, 41 post contact, 1 tackle break, 11 tackles, 3 missed, 1 error
  • James Roumanos – 35 mins, 4 runs, 38m, 9 post contact, 17 tackles, 0 missed, 1 error

Cronulla Sharks
18-year old centre Bronson Xerri was involved in everything in Newtown’s loss to Mounties. He assisted two tries, scored one himself and broke nine tackles. Development player Braydon Trindall, originally named on the bench, started at five-eighth.

  • Bronson Xerri – 1 try, 13 runs, 119m, 36 post contact, 1 line break, 2 line break assists, 2 try assists, 9 tackle breaks, 12 tackles, 1 missed, 1 ineffective, 3 errors
  • Braydon Trindall – 2 runs, 10m, 14 tackles, 6 missed, 2 kicks, 34m, 1 error

Gold Coast Titans
Titans top 30 member Treymain Spry only lasted 31 minutes in Tweed’s game against rivals Burleigh, before leaving the field with a head knock. Winger Ioane Seiuli ran for 87 metres and broke five tackles in the 28-point loss.

  • Treymain Spry – 31 mins, 5 runs, 31m, 12 post contact, 1 tackle break, 1 offload, 3 tackles, 0 missed
  • Ioane Seiuli – 9 runs, 87m, 30 post contact, 5 tackle breaks, 3 tackles, 1 missed, 2 errors, 1 penalty conceded

Manly Sea Eagles
Five-eighth Luke Metcalf came off injured after 10 minutes in Blacktown’s 20-point loss to North Sydney. Jersey Flegg captain Tyran Ott made his Canterbury Cup debut, playing 80 minutes and making a massive 54 tackles with just three misses. Centre Alfred Smalley ran for 139 metres and broke six tackles.

  • Alfred Smalley – 15 runs, 139m, 41 post contact, 6 tackle breaks, 3 offloads, 7 tackles, 4 missed
  • Luke Metcalf – 10 mins, 1 run, 2m, 2 tackle breaks, 1 tackle, 0 missed, 1 kick, 41m
  • Tyran Ott – 10 runs, 113m, 29 post contact, 1 tackle break, 1 offload, 54 tackles, 3 missed, 4 ineffective

Melbourne Storm
Three of Melbourne’s development players featured in the Intrust Super Cup in Round 3, with Kelma Tuilagi playing 29 minutes in Easts win over Ipswich, while Cooper Johns and Kayleb Milne featured in the Sunshine Coast’s two-point over the PNG Hunters.

  • Kelma Tuilagi – 29 mins, 4 runs, 39m, 15 post contact, 13 tackles, 0 missed, 1 ineffective
  • Cooper Johns – 5 runs, 15m, 19 tackles, 0 missed, 4 ineffective, 1 kick, 26m, 1 error
  • Kayleb Milne – 47 mins, 6 runs, 48m, 22 post contact, 1 tackle break, 13 tackles, 3 missed

Newcastle Knights
Fullback Tex Hoy continued his great Canterbury Cup form with a try, 153 running metres and four tackle breaks in his side’s loss to Penrith. Halfback Phoenix Crossland made 18 tackles and kicked for 396 metres, forcing a drop out.

  • Tex Hoy – 1 try, 15 runs, 153m, 23 post contact, 1 line break, 4 tackle breaks, 7 tackles, 1 missed, 1 ineffective
  • Phoenix Crossland – 12 runs, 43m, 18 tackles, 1 missed, 2 ineffective, 13 kicks, 396m, 1 forced drop out, 2 errors

North Queensland Cowboys
Cowboys teenage forwards Tom Gilbert and Peter Hola impressed again when they faced off in Round 3. Gilbert scored a try and ran for 206 metres in Townsville’s win, with Hola running for 141. Logan Bayliss-Brow had a 25 minute stint off the bench in Mackay’s win over the Capras, running for 69 metres.

  • Peter Hola – 55 mins, 11 runs, 141m, 39 post contact, 5 tackle breaks, 1 offload, 28 tackles, 0 missed, 1 ineffective, 1 penalty conceded
  • Tom Gilbert – 62 mins, 1 try, 22 runs, 206m, 61 post contact, 1 line break, 4 tackle breaks, 1 offload, 37 tackles, 7 missed, 1 error, 1 penalty conceded
  • Logan Bayliss-Brow – 25 mins, 6 runs, 69m, 23 post contact, 12 tackles, 1 missed

Parramatta Eels
Wentworthville held on for a two-point victory over Canterbury, with centre Ethan Parry running for 75 metres and making 12 tackles without a miss.

  • Ethan Parry – 10 runs, 75m, 29 post contact, 1 line break assist, 4 tackle breaks, 12 tackles, 0 missed

South Sydney Rabbitohs
Mawene Hiroti ran for 100 metres and kicked four goals in South Sydney’s last minute win over St George Illawarra. Prop Ky Rodwell added 81 metres off the bench and made 21 tackles without a miss.

  • Mawene Hiroti – 4 goals, 10 runs, 100m, 32 post contact, 11 tackle breaks, 2 tackles, 2 missed, 1 penalty conceded
  • Ky Rodwell – 31 mins, 8 runs, 81m, 29 post contact, 1 tackle break, 21 tackles, 0 missed, 3 ineffective, 1 penalty conceded

St George Illawarra Dragons
Zac Lomax kicked four goals and ran for 119 metres in the Dragons four-point loss to the Rabbitohs. Development player Steve Marsters partnered him in the centres, running for 51 metres.

  • Zac Lomax – 4 goals, 13 runs, 119m, 47 post contact, 2 tackle breaks, 1 offload, 9 tackles, 3 missed, 1 ineffective, 1 error, 1 penalty conceded
  • Steven Marsters – 10 runs, 51m, 18 post contact, 4 tackles, 2 missed, 1 error

Sydney Roosters
The Roosters had five under-20s players in the Bears’ 20-point over Blacktown. Winger Asu Kepaoa scored a try and ran for monster 197 metres. Second rower Josh Curran played 80 minutes, making 23 tackles. Sam Verrills, Fletcher Baker and Edenn Rogers-Smith all came off the bench, with Verrills making 25 tackles in 48 minutes and Baker running for 107 metres and making 41 tackles in 54 minutes.

  • Asu Kepaoa – 1 try, 19 runs, 197m, 63 post contact, 1 line break, 2 tackle breaks, 1 tackle, 2 ineffective, 2 errors
  • Josh Curran – 80 mins, 9 runs, 98m, 27 post contact, 1 line break assist, 1 tackle break, 2 offloads, 23 tackles, 4 missed, 3 ineffective, 1 penalty conceded
  • Sam Verrills – 48 mins, 2 runs, 31m, 2 tackle breaks, 25 tackles, 2 missed, 3 ineffective, 1 error
  • Fletcher Baker – 54 mins, 10 runs, 107m, 42 post contact, 1 tackle break, 1 offload, 41 tackles, 5 missed, 2 ineffective
  • Edenn Rogers-Smith – 13 mins, 3 runs, 33m, 10 post contact, 9 tackles, 1 missed, 2 ineffective

Warriors
The Warriors suffered a tough 38-point loss to the Magpies in Round 2, their side featuring four under-20s players. Hayze Perham and Chanel Harris-Tavita started in the halves, with Harris-Tavita kicking for 239 metres. Prop Tom Ale played 57 minutes and made 29 tackles with a single miss, while Phillip Makatoa came off the bench and made 25 tackles.

  • Hayze Perham – 6 runs, 25m, 6 post contact, 20 tackles, 2 missed, 2 kicks, 60m, 2 errors, 1 penalty conceded
  • Chanel Harris-Tavita – 1 goal, 8 runs, 32m, 6 post contact, 1 tackle break, 1 offload, 23 tackles, 1 missed, 2 ineffective, 6 kicks, 239m
  • Tom Ale – 57 mins, 6 runs, 49m, 21 post contact,1 tackle break, 29 tackles, 1 missed, 1 ineffective
  • Phillip Makatoa – 43 mins, 5 runs, 50m, 20 post contact, 3 tackle breaks, 25 tackles, 1 missed, 2 ineffective, 2 penalties conceded

Wests Tigers
Tigers top 30 squad member Dylan Smith enjoyed a solid day out in the Western Suburbs big win over the Warriors. The 19-year old ran for 110 metres, setting up a try and two line breaks.

  • Dylan Smith – 12 runs, 110m, 24 post contact, 2 line break assists, 1 try assist, 1 tackle break, 4 tackles, 1 missed, 2 errors-
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