2019 U20 Report – Round 10

Spencer Leniu

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
Brisbane’s English product Herbie Farnworth had a day to remember in Norths’ big win over Mackay, scoring three tries, making three line breaks and running for a mammoth 214 metres. His Devils’ teammate Jordan Riki came off the bench for 101 metres and 24 tackles. Redcliffe broke a two-game losing streak with a 42-point thrashing of the Capras, with halfback Cory Paix setting up two tries in the win. Centre Fanitesi Niu was a try scorer in Souths Logan’s loss to Ipswich.

  • Herbie Farnworth – 3 tries, 5 goals, 10 runs, 214m, 29 post contact, 3 line breaks, 3 tackle breaks, 6 tackles, 0 missed, 2 errors, 2 penalties conceded
  • Ethan Bullemor – 44 mins, 7 runs, 57m, 27 post contact, 1 tackle break, 18 tackles, 2 missed, 1 ineffective, 1 penalty conceded
  • Jordan Riki – 39 mins, 9 runs, 101m, 40 post contact, 2 tackle breaks, 24 tackles, 1 missed, 3 ineffective, 1 error
  • Cory Paix – 72 mins, 11 runs, 62m, 2 line break assists, 2 try assists, 3 tackle breaks, 14 tackles, 1 miss, 2 kicks, 38m
  • Fanitesi Niu – 1 try, 6 runs, 58m, 1 line break, 1 tackle break, 2 tackles, 0 missed

Canberra Raiders
With the Jersey Flegg having a week off, Harley Smith-Shields, Kyle Paterson, Darby Medlyn and Duwayne Mariner all stepped up to make their Canterbury Cup debuts in Mounties win over South Sydney. Smith-Shields, starting at centre, ran for 126 metres and broke two tackles.

  • Harley Smith-Shields – 13 runs, 126m, 40 post contact, 2 tackle breaks, 3 tackles, 1 miss, 1 error
  • Kyle Paterson – 18 mins, 2 runs, 27m, 3 tackle breaks, 11 tackles, 0 missed
  • Darby Medlyn – 47 mins, 6 runs, 66m, 20 post contact, 1 line break, 3 tackle breaks, 30 tackles, 1 miss, 1 ineffective
  • Duwayne Mariner – 25 mins, 5 runs, 42m, 13 tackles, 0 missed

Canterbury Bulldogs (draw 10-10 Wests)
Winger Tui Katoa continues his strong form for the Bulldogs’ Canterbury Cup side, scoring a try and running for 138 metres in his side’s 10-all draw with the Western Suburbs. Halfback Alex Seve and middle forward James Roumanos also both returned to the side.

  • Tui Katoa – 1 try, 12 runs, 138m, 23 post contact, 2 line breaks, 2 tackle breaks, 5 tackles, 1 miss, 1 ineffective, 3 errors
  • Alex Seve – 4 runs, 33m, 9 tackles, 1 miss, 3 kicks, 133m
  • James Roumanos – 37 mins, 6 runs, 47m, 24 tackles, 2 missed, 1 ineffective

Cronulla Sharks
Centre Ronaldo Mulitalo only needed 55 minutes to make a big impact in Newtown’s 16-point win over Blacktown. He scored his side’s first try and ran for 156 metres, breaking five tackles. Cruz Topai-Aveai started at prop, running for 97 metres, while Teig Wilton played the entire 80 minute at second row, making 27 tackles.

  • Ronaldo Mulitalo – 55 mins, 1 try, 13 runs, 156m, 57 post contact, 1 line break, 5 tackle breaks, 3 tackles, 1 miss, 1 ineffective, 1 error
  • Braydon Trindall – 6 goals, 2 runs, 6m, 1 line break assist, 12 tackles, 3 missed, 7 kicks, 259m, 1 error
  • Cruz Topai-Aveai – 32 mins, 8 runs, 97m, 43 post contact, 2 tackle breaks, 14 tackles, 5 missed
  • Teig Wilton – 80 mins, 10 runs, 89m, 1 line break assist, 2 tackle breaks, 27 tackles, 5 missed, 2 penalties conceded

Gold Coast Titans
Centre Treymain Spry was on fire for Tweed in their 12-point win over Easts, scoring two tries, running for 142 metres and breaking four tackles. His centre partner Ioane Seiuli added 103 metres from 11 runs. Darius Farmer returned to the Intrust Super Cup in Round 10, coming off the bench in Burleigh’s 43-0 win over the Pride. He made 10 tackles without a miss in 23 minutes.

  • Ioane Seiuli – 11 runs, 103m, 37 post contact, 1 line break assist, 5 tackles, 2 missed, 1 error
  • Treymain Spry – 2 tries, 12 runs, 142m, 21 post contact, 1 line break, 4 tackle breaks, 1 offload, 5 tackles, 0 missed, 1 error
  • Darius Farmer – 23 mins, 5 runs, 44m, 22 post contact, 1 tackle break, 10 tackles, 0 missed, 1 penalty conceded

Manly Sea Eagles
Tyran Ott came off the bench in Blacktown’s loss to Newtown in Round 10, running for 95 metres, setting up two tries and making 22 tackles in 58 minutes of action. Winger Alfred Smalley ran for 90 metres and broke four tackles.

  • Alfred Smalley – 13 runs, 90m, 33 post contact, 4 tackle breaks, 5 tackles, 1 missed, 1 penalty conceded
  • Tyran Ott – 58 mins, 12 runs, 95m, 25 post contact, 2 line break assists, 2 try assists, 1 offload, 22 tackles, 2 missed

Melbourne Storm
Sunshine Coast extended their winning streak to 10 games with a 24-point win over Townsville. Five-eighth Cooper Johns scored a try, ran for 107 metres and broke three tackles in a strong performance. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui added 87 metres and 18 tackles off the bench. Second rower Kelma Tuilagi ran for 79 metres and made 21 tackles with two misses in Easts’ loss to Tweed.

  • Kelma Tuilagi – 38 mins, 10 runs, 79m, 34 post contact, 1 tackle break, 2 offloads, 21 tackles, 2 missed
  • Cooper Johns – 1 try, 13 runs, 107m, 1 line break, 3 tackle breaks, 17 tackles, 1 missed, 1 ineffective, 2 kicks, 55m
  • Tino Fa’asuamaleaui – 37 mins, 8 runs, 87m, 29 post contact, 5 tackle breaks, 18 tackles, 1 miss, 3 ineffective, 1 penalty conceded

Newcastle Knights
Mathew Croker was strong off the bench in Newcastle’s big loss to the Dragons in Round 10. He ran for 124 metres and broke five tackles in just 29 minutes. Luke Huth made 18 tackles in just 25 minutes, while five-eighth Phoenix Crossland ran for 67 metres and broke two tackles.

  • Phoenix Crossland – 10 runs, 67m, 2 tackle breaks, 18 tackles, 2 missed, 3 errors
  • Luke Huth – 25 mins, 3 runs, 21m, 3 tackle breaks, 18 tackles, 1 miss, 1 ineffective, 1 penalty conceded
  • Mathew Croker – 29 mins, 8 runs, 124m, 38 post contact, 2 line breaks, 5 tackle breaks, 14 tackles, 2 missed

North Queensland Cowboys
Lock Peter Hola ran for more metres than any Pride forward in their big loss to Burleigh. He played the full 80, running for 116 metres and making 34 tackles. Tom Gilbert ran for 117 metres and made 29 tackles in Townsville’s loss to the Falcons, while winger Elijah Anderson scored a try and ran for 114 metres in the Capras’ loss to Redcliffe.

  • Peter Hola – 80 mins, 11 runs, 116m, 53 post contact, 2 offloads, 34 tackles, 2 missed, 2 ineffective
  • Tom Gilbert – 42 mins, 15 runs, 117m, 38 post contact, 2 tackle breaks, 29 tackles, 3 missed, 2 ineffective, 1 sin bin
  • Elijah Anderson – 1 try, 13 runs, 114m, 35 post contact, 1 line break, 4 tackle breaks, 2 tackles, 1 miss

Parramatta Eels
Prop Stefano Utoikamanu was impressive in his first Canterbury Cup game of the season, scoring a try, running for 122 metres and making 22 tackles in Wentworthville’s loss to Norths. Centre Ethan Parry ran for 111 metres and broke three tackles.

  • Haze Dunster – 7 runs, 67m, 25 post contact, 2 tackle breaks, 1 tackles, 1 miss, 1 ineffective, 1 kick, 22m, 1 forced drop out, 1 error
  • Ethan Parry – 9 runs, 111m, 27 post contact, 3 tackle breaks, 4 tackles, 1 missed, 1 error
  • Stefano Utoikamanu – 44 mins, 1 try, 11 runs, 122m, 40 post contact, 1 line break, 1 tackle breaks, 1 offload, 22 tackles, 2 missed

Penrith Panthers
Prop Spencer Leniu was one of the standout under-20s of the weekend, running for 161 metres, setting up a try and making 17 tackles in Penrith’s win over the Warriors. His fellow 18-year old teammate Shawn Blore added 133 metres in 47 minutes. Daine Laurie, starting at five-eighth, scored a try, ran for 125 metres and forced a drop out.

  • Daine Laurie – 1 try, 11 runs, 125m, 23 post contact, 2 tackle breaks, 18 tackles, 3 missed, 5 kicks, 144m, 1 forced drop out
  • Spencer Leniu – 55 mins, 12 runs, 161m, 43 post contact, 1 line break, 1 try assist, 2 tackle breaks, 1 offload, 17 tackles, 1 miss, 1 error
  • Shawn Blore – 46 mins, 12 runs, 133m, 58 post contact, 19 tackles, 2 missed, 2 ineffective, 1 error, 1 penalty conceded
  • Brad Gaut – 11 mins, 4 runs, 25m, 6 tackles, 2 missed

South Sydney Rabbitohs
Dean Hawkins was involved in everything for Souths in their loss to Mounties. He ran for 105 metres, set up a try, broke four tackles and kicked for 324 metres, forcing three drop outs. Fullback James Tautaiolefua moved up from the Jersey Flegg to make his debut, running for 125 metres and setting up a try. Hooker Josh Cook played his first Canterbury Cup game of the year, playing the full 80, while Ky Rodwell added 103 metres and 24 tackles in 43 minutes.

  • James Tautaiolefua – 11 runs, 125m, 34 post contact, 1 line break assist, 1 try assist, 2 tackle breaks, 1 offload, 4 tackles, 3 missed,
  • Dean Hawkins – 2 goals, 11 runs, 105m, 1 line break, 1 try assist, 4 tackle breaks, 18 tackles, 4 missed, 1 ineffective, 14 kicks, 324m, 3 forced drop outs, 2 errors, 2 penalties conceded
  • Josh Cook – 80 mins, 5 runs, 32m, 38 tackles, 3 missed, 2 ineffective
  • Ky Rodwell – 43 mins, 9 runs, 103m, 43 post contact, 1 tackle break, 24 tackles, 2 missed, 1 penalty conceded

St George Illawarra Dragons
Jason Saab and Steven Marsters were try scorers in the Dragons’ big win over the Knights. Saab added 104 metres and five tackles without a miss, while Marsters contributed 108 metres, 15 tackles and a try assist. Prop Eddie Blacker ran for 87 metres in 28 minutes off the bench.

  • Jason Saab – 1 try, 13 runs, 104m, 35 post contact, 1 line break, 2 tackle breaks, 1 offload, 5 tackles, 0 missed, 1 ineffective, 2 errors
  • Steven Marsters – 1 try, 15 runs, 108m, 34 post contact, 1 line break, 1 line break assist, 1 try assist, 2 tackle breaks, 1 offload, 15 tackles, 1 miss, 1 error
  • Shaun Sauni-Esau – 7 mins, 1 run, 4m
  • Eddie Blacker – 28 mins, 8 runs, 87m, 39 post contact, 11 tackles, 3 missed, 1 ineffective, 1 error, 1 penalty conceded

Sydney Roosters
Josh Curran has taken his game to a new level since his NRL debut, running for 142 metres, setting up a try, making 30 tackles and breaking three in North Sydney’s win over Wentworthville. Hooker Sam Verrills played 36 minutes after coming off the bench, setting up a try and making 22 tackles without miss.

  • Fletcher Baker – 80 mins, 3 runs, 25m, 43 tackles, 3 missed, 1 ineffective, 1 penalty conceded
  • Josh Curran – 54 mins, 11 runs, 142m, 40 post contact, 1 line break, 1 try assist, 3 tackle breaks, 1 offload, 30 tackles, 4 missed, 2 ineffective, 2 penalties conceded
  • Sam Verrills – 36 mins, 6 runs, 37m, 1 line break assist, 1 try assist, 1 tackle break, 22 tackles, 0 missed, 2 ineffective, 1 penalty conceded
  • Daniel Fifita – 8 mins, 5 tackles, 0 missed, 1 ineffective

Warriors
Fullback Hayze Perham was a standout performer in the Warriors’ 18-point loss to Penrith. He scored his side’s second try, set up their first and ran for 152 metres, breaking four tackles. Hooker Sean Mullany played 53 minutes in his return to the Canterbury Cup, making 33 tackles, while another returnee, Chanel Harris-Tavita, kicked for 349 metres.

  • Hayze Perham – 1 try, 14 runs, 152m, 22 post contact, 1 try assist, 4 tackle breaks, 3 offloads, 5 tackles, 1 miss, 2 kicks, 24m, 1 error, 1 penalty conceded
  • Chanel Harris-Tavita – 1 goal, 4 runs, 22m, 1 tackle break, 17 tackles, 4 missed, 5 ineffective, 11 kicks, 349m
  • Sean Mullany – 53 mins, 2 runs, 18m, 1 tackle break, 33 tackles, 3 missed, 1 ineffective, 1 kick, 54m, 1 penalty conceded
  • Tom Ale – 16 mins, 2 runs, 23m, 6 tackles, 1 miss, 1 ineffective
  • Paul Turner – 27 mins, 4 runs, 26m, 1 tackle break, 2 tackles, 0 missed

Wests Tigers
Fullback Dylan Smith and winger Kane Bradley both ran for over 100 metres in the Magpies’ 10-all draw with the Bulldogs in Round 10. All three of their under-20s put in a defensive shift, with none missing a tackle.

  • Dylan Smith – 14 runs, 112m, 24 post contact, 5 tackles, 0 missed, 3 errors
  • Kane Bradley – 15 runs, 137m, 55 post contact, 1 tackle break, 6 tackles, 0 missed, 1 error
  • Alex Seyfarth – 8 runs, 55m, 27 post contact, 15 tackles, 0 missed, 3 ineffective, 1 error
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