Meninga Cup, Connell Problem and Harvey Norman 19s Crew of the Week spherical 5 gamers NRL expertise swoops on gamers


NRL golf equipment have swooped on Meninga Cup and Connell Problem junior league Crew of the Week gamers, with the Broncos, Dolphins, Knights, Raiders and Cowboys snapping up teen expertise.

5 NRL golf equipment have struck within the final week or so to snare extra of Queensland’s finest expertise from the Meninga Cup underneath 18s and Connell Problem underneath 16s.

The Broncos have signed Wynnum-Manly junior hooker Ezekiel Jones who has been making nice strides underneath coach Ben Weston with the bayside membership.


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Left edge Mackay Cutters ahead Mark Morrow, a St Patrick’s Faculty pupil, has been snapped up by the Raiders who snared the teenager on a growth contract.

The astute North Queensland Cowboys have solid their eyes onto the Gold Coast to choose up sensible fullback prospect Mason Barber who has been loving the house at fullback.

The Dolphins recruitment internet has caught an thrilling expertise from the South Burnett, a well-known league area in Queensland. Vast Bay Bulls winger or fullback Kev Weribone will be a part of the juniors on the membership.

And extremely touted Wavell SHS halfback Zac Herdegen has been signed by the Newcastle Knights because the membership seems to be to freshen its halves’ checklist for later this decade.

These boys have been in glorious kind this season, however who have been the most effective gamers from final spherical?

One of many first gamers picked is Cooper Benevenuti (Tigers, Connell Problem).

In sweltering warmth, Benevenuti had footwork and a giant motor, emphasised with a 18m burst and a step to attain a strive underneath the posts within the final minute.

He was a Participant of the Match in a dropping grand last for Alexandra Hills SHS final season and is persistently considered one of coach Lote Tuqiri’s finest gamers. Not far behind is his halfback Elijah Breen.

Different excessive class gamers over the weekend have been

+ Wynnum fullback Saxon Innes was a sensation returning it from the again within the Meninga Cup.

+ Townsville middles within the Meninga Cup, Kaiden Lahrs, Jamal Shibasaki, Tavita Penaia Te’o, and edge ahead Elijah-Shane Tapau, together with winger Mene, shone in Blackhawks colors.

+ Kylem Vunipola continued to catch the attention in his first season within the Meninga Cup.

+Matt Barrow was a marvel for Tweed’s underneath 18s.

+Jason Hallie was huge for Pleasure within the underneath 18s.

+ Huge Alex Leapai was a powerhouse for Souths Logan within the sweltering warmth.

+ Capras gamers Tyler Melrose, prop Jaiden Savagem Harrison Hill and Will McLachlan have been excellent.

+ Mark Morrow was glorious on the sting whereas Justis Costigan was elite within the center.

+ Mackay Halves Cooper Shears and Flynn Battaia steered the ship.

+ Uncooked-boned Ray O’Neill made a giant distinction to the Clydesdales.

+ The massive and the small, Levi Bannan and Emmanuel Asomua, impacted Souths Logan’s efficiency.

On the North Ipswich Reserve, the Jets scored a hat-trick of wins over their Sunshine Coast Falcons rivals.

Within the Connell, half Ellyjah Birve was electrical earlier than sustaining a neck damage. He broke tackles, stepped the home down and sliced open the Jets defence on numerous events.

Second rower Taj Burke, who’s with the Broncos, was additionally a standout for the Falcons.

As was Cowboys signed Jackson Koina and Charlie Coates who have been laborious employees within the ahead pack, main the cost in a second half push by the guests.

Rake Taj Handsaker additionally earned the reward of coach Tim Baldwin after inspiring his troops from the ruck.

The same old suspects have been on tune for the house aspect, particularly Xzavier Timoteo, Cooper Cracknell and James Pau within the ahead pack. Finn Kendall was defensively robust once more whereas Tiger Campbell continued to shine with the boot, kicking three-from-three after going four-from-five final spherical.

Within the Harvey 19s conflict the place Ipswich have been 42-16 winners, Falcons centre Takoda Thompson was spectacular, locking down her edge in opposition to Jets strike weapon Relna Hosea.

Reserve rake Marissa Nicholson additionally injected a ton of vitality, as did Tianna Fry off the bench.

And Nancy Sullivan and Macy Barnes impressed the Falcons teaching employees with their efforts within the center.

For Ipswich, it was nice to see Australian Schoolgirl consultant lock Tiresa Elika showcase her grit on defence. On the opposite aspect of the ball she scored a double.

She is subsequent up.

The Jets scored 9 tries with Ariana Henderson having her say on the again, Hosea exhibiting off her pace, Rosina Tupua flexing her muscle groups on the wing, and Pauleeja Mau, Lina Tanielu and Dmaris Setu damaging as ever within the center.

Ipswich left the most effective to final, with their Meninga crew a bunch males possessed in an enthralling second half arm wrestle.

Winger Alton Naiyep scored two once more, unsigned NRL dynamo Tyler Peckham-Harris scoring the matchwinning strive with 6 minutes left on the clock.

Nevertheless it was goalkicker Saifiti Junior Saifiti who bought the Jets over the road within the 30-26 traditional, slotting five-from-five. Each groups scored 5 tries, Saifiti’s sensible boot the distinction between the edges ultimately.

For the house aspect, centre Keisaia-Iuomalo Su’a success his strap as did second rower Tarell Indich. It goes with out saying Jack Laing was a terrific chief on the day.

Falcons’ fullback Finn Lawson was thrilling to look at, as was five-eight and captain Tulloch McLellan who had greater than a smattering of flare.

Mason Kira and Jett Elich deserve reward for confronting the Ipswich forwards with power.

At Bishop Park, Redcliffe gained two-from-three over residence aspect Norths, the Dolphins taking place 30-24 in a Meninga Cup upset for the ages.

However actually it shouldn’t be an upset once you take a look at the star studded Devils backline.

The 20-14 Connell victory got here first for the guests, with an impressed efficiency from skipper Brian Pouniu steering the Dolphins residence.

Brian’s older brother Joseph suffered neck fractures and a spinal damage in a ‘Future Gold Coast Titans’ trial match in opposition to the Broncos earlier within the 12 months.

Joseph has been identified as a quadriplegic, coach Chris Little saying publish sport his skip Pouniu was taking part in for his older brother Joseph.

“He’s taking part in for lots of causes and the boys look as much as him. They love him. I’m pleased for him to be our chief, main by instance.”

Little thought halves Noah Fien and Carter Welfare managed the sport nicely and certainly that was the case with Welfare’s cheeky kicking sport putting Norths on the again foot.

Devils’ centre Devine bagged two by his help play, whereas 14-year-olds Lincoln Dalton and Dyer Akauola have been as courageous as they arrive within the ahead pack.

Within the Meninga upset, Norths’ Zac Herdegen and Redcliffe’s John-Paul Donevski have been snipers off the tee.

Tyreece Tait turned up in entrance of a wholesome residence crowd, scoring two on the left wing whereas proper wing Riley Jenkins dazzled in his debut with an unimaginable solo strive.

It was a spherical the place skippers stood up, lock Lauloto Salei main the cost in an exemplary outing for Norths.

Hookers Mitch Rogers and John Fineanganofo labored nicely collectively for the Dolphins, Prestyn Laine-Sietu and William Quinn standing awfully tall in opposition to counterparts— Broncos boys Robertson Tusi Tofu and Tariq Tanner.

And within the Harvey 19s conflict, either side deserve infinite reward given their effort within the 33 diploma warmth.

In a 28-12 dropping effort by Norths, captain Grace Giampino led by instance. By her aspect was Jenny David, spearheading the Devils’ second-half resurrection after being down 16-4.

And Dolphins’ middles Reegan Hicks, Vyeisha Tuua and Armani-lea Auvae laid the foundations for hooker Lenniece Wright, winger Ruby Bezgovsek, prop Eden Utatao and centre Abbie Ritchie to cross.

Brisbane Tigers Harvey 19s coach Paul Nieuwenhuyzen stated the usual of the competitors was emphasised by so many gamers being referred to as into the BMD Cup.

“That’s taking place not solely at our membership, however at others as nicely. It simply proves how robust the Harvey Norman comp is in comparison with the Tarsha Gale comp.’’

Earlier than we get into the Groups of the Week, right here have been a pair standout performers to go together with these talked about above:

+ Magpies’ skipper Mackenzie Baty-Karauria who slotted three-from-three and scored, retaining her crew within the hunt in opposition to the Tweed Seagulls.

+ Tweed Seagulls winger Savannah Roberts-Hickling bagged a primary half double in a 24-14 successful effort.

+Clydesdales second rower Reagan McMillan run amok up entrance with two tries in three minutes.



1. Saxon Innes (Wynnum) and Finn Lawson (Falcons)

2. Matt Barrow (Tweed) and Tyreece Tait (Norths)

3. Kylem Vunipola (Wynnum)

4. Ratu Kikau (Blackhawks)

5. Tenkelu Mene (Blackhawks)

6. Preston Cassidy (Blackhawks) and Tulloch McLellan (Falcons)

7. Xavier Hellyer (Blackhawks) and Ellyjah Birve (Falcons)

8. Kaiden Lahrs (Blackhawks)

9. Taj Handsaker (Falcons) and Mitch Rogers (Redcliffe)

10. Bailey Rathmore (Clydesdales)

11. Baylen Donald (Tweed)

12. Elijah-Shane Tapau (Blackhawks)

13. Jason Hallie (Pleasure) and Lauloto Salei (Norths)

14. Rayzarlin Pearson (Blackhawks)

15. Beni Allen (Wynnum)

16. Gabriel Tunimakubu (Pleasure)

17. Tavita Penaia Te’o (Blackhawks)

18. Alex Leapai (Souths Logan)

19. Jamal Shibasaki (Blackhawks)

20, Mutua Brown (Capras)

21, Matt Watts (Cutters)

22, Mahonri Tiotala (Souths Logan)

23. Mitchell Sly (Bulls)

24. Matt Drew (Clydesdales)

25. Saifiti Junior Saifiti (Ipswich)

26. Tyler Peckham-Harris (Ipswich)

27. Jack Laing and Keisaia-Iuomalo Su’a (Ipswich)

28. Mason Kira and Jett Elich (Falcons)

29. Zac Herdegen (Norths)


1. Braithen Scott (Clydesdales)

2. Phillip Yock (Capras)

3. Finn Kendall (Ipswich)

4. Joseph Tupuse (Souths Logan)

5. Cohen Dittman (Blackhawks)

6. Tyler Melrose (Capras)

7. Elijah Breen (Tigers)

8. Cooper Benevenuti (Tigers)

9. Riley Maule (Bulls)

10. Jaiden Savage (Capras)

11. Mark Morrow (Cutters)

12. Harrison Hill (Capras)

13. Justis Costigan (Cutters)

14. Cooper Shears (Cutters)

15. Cooper Cox (Blackhawks)

16. Jake Oberhardt (Capras)

17. Will McLachlan (Capras)

18. Ray O’Neill (Clydesdales)

19. Rosario Indelicato (Wynnum)

20. Deniro Lui (Wynnum)

21. Flynn Battaia (Cuttes)

22. Levi Bannan (Souths Logan)

23, Emmanuel Asomua (Souths Logan)

24. Devin Bates Wellington (Tweed)

25. Harrison Braithwaite (Bulls)

25. Jackson Koina (Falcons)

26. Taj Burke (Falcons)

27. Charlie Coates (Falcons)

29. James Pau (Ipswich)

30. Brian Pouniu (Redcliffe)

31. Noah Fien (Redcliffe)

32. Carter Welfare (Redcliffe)

33. Lincoln Dalton (Norths)

34. Dyer Akauola (Norths)



Eliza Morcom (Clydesdales)

Harmonie Fauid (Capras)

Kirra Howard (Clydesdales)

Lucy Davis (Clydesdales)

Ashlyn Hoey (Blackhawks)

Breanna Hoskin (Clydesdales)

Lily Peacock (Cutters)

Jariel Martin Savage (Blackhawks)

Arielle Hobbler (Pleasure)

Delaney Claridge (Capras)

Chloe Watson (Blackhawks)

Mercedez Siale Toutelei (Tweed)

Jaida Faleono (Tweed)

Takoda Thompson (Falcons)

Marissa Nicholson (Falcons)

Tianna Fry (Falcons)

Nancy Sullivan and Macy Barnes (Falcons)

Tiresa Elika (Ipswich)

Ariana Henderson and Rosina Tupua (Ipswich)

Peuleeja Mau and Lina Tanielu (Ipswich)

Reagan McMillan (Clydesdales)

Savannah Roberts-Hickling (Tweed)

Mackenzie Baty-Karauria (Magpies)

Reegan Hicks, Vyeisha Tuua and Armani-lea Auvae (Redcliffe)

Lenniece Wright (Redcliffe)

Grace Giampino (Norths)

Jenny David (Norths)

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