Ron Massey Cup / Sydney Shield 2017

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  1. Footy Tragic

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    Looks like Pats done the hard work in assembling a strong roster for the 3 grades and then they've rissoled him.
     
  2. rightleftin

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    SS Wrap

    The 2016 runners-up, Mounties, moved back to the top of the Sydney Shield table with a decisive 40-22 win over perennial arch rivals Wentworthville Magpies in the Easter ‘match of the round’ at Aubrey Keech Reserve last Saturday.

    In a match where supremacy see-sawed for the first half, it was the Magpies that got the early jump on the home side. Starting in white-hot touch whilst controlling early possession, tries to backrower David Sisifa, centre K-J Mackenzie and winger Emosi Alamoti saw ‘Wenty’ take a 16-nil lead after just 18 minutes.

    Mounties – once they got their hands on some football – then replied in turn when kick started by veteran prop Tere Glassie’s try in the 23rd minute. Glassie’s try was the start of six unanswered tries and 34 unanswered points in the 20 minutes either side of half time to blow Wentworthville away.

    Hooker John Martin, half Brad Speechley and full back Corey Makelim crossed by half time for Mounties to incredibly lead 24-16 at the break. Centres Josh Toole and Maile Li finished off backline movements in the first 10 minutes after half time for what turned out to be a match winning 34-16 lead just 10 minutes into the second half.

    In a second half that became scrappy, Sisifa’s second try with 10 minutes left gave the Magpies some hope of a late comeback, before Winstone Asotasi scored with three minutes left to put the game to bed for the Mulga.

    In a sensational tryfest, a late Nautu’a Masima field goal saw the Guildford Owls upset former competition leaders St Marys 39-38 at McCredie Park last Saturday.

    After Ben Cartwright and Jake Toby got the first two tries of the day to give the Saints an early 10-nil lead, Todd McKeown’s young Owls came back with replying tries from Masima, hooker Julian King and fullback Ashley Brown to lead 16-14 after 25 minutes and set the tone for the rest of the match.

    Josh Institoris scored in the shadows of half time to have the Saints in front 18-16 at the break – with no one at McCredie for the early start expecting the drama that unfolded in the second half.

    When Toby completed his double and backrower Jake Brennan crossed for the Saints 10 minutes into the second half, Luke Swain’s charges looked to be back in control at 30-16 in front.

    Guildford came back again when Brown and King completed their doubles to bring the Owls back to within two points to set up the grandstand finish.

    Jake Butfield landed a penalty goal to give the Saints a four point lead, before Masima’s second try for the Owls levelled the scores inside the final 10 minutes.

    Masima’s critical field goal came next to give Guildford the lead, before Owls centre Robert Wharewera finished off a sweeping left side move to extend the home side’s lead to 39-32 with under five minutes left.

    The Saints had one last chance when Sunny Tuigamala scored the game’s 14th try (seven each) with under two minutes left for Toby to convert and have the scores back to 39-38. The Owls held out the last couple tackles from the restart to inflict the first loss for the Saints in Shield for the season.

    The Easter round started back on last Thursday night when the Asquith Magpies won a fiery contest 32-14 over the Hills District Bulls at Crestwood Reserve.

    In a tight first half that wasn’t short of niggle, referee Matt Treneman was kept busy in blowing 16 penalties and sending four players to the sin bin.

    Jeremy Marshall and Shae Jarvis (Asquith), along with Aaron Weston and Jake Lennox (Hills District) were all given 10 minutes rest to cool off for various offences from fighting to dissent.

    Meanwhile, as both sides were brutal at times in defence, Ben Mitchell opened the scoring for the Bulls in the 25th minute, before leading Shield try scorer Alex Nicholls-O’Neill posted his 10th try for the season in the shadows of half time to level scores at 6-all at the break.

    Bulls fullback James Horvat scored in the first two minutes to give the Bulls a 12-6 lead – but that was as far as the home side got for the rest of the night.

    Asquith prop Alipate Tani levelled scores when he pounced on the bouncing ball form a Jon Grimes bomb to score, before 2014 Shield Player of the Year Vinny Ngaro took charge.

    Ngaro crashed over after stepping through the Bulls goal line defence from close range before sending Marshall away to score in the corner to extend the Asquith lead to 22-12.

    Ngaro finished a mixed night when he became the fifth player sin binned mid way through the second half – but that didn’t stop the Magpies. Tani scored a second try off the back of a Jarvis 40/20 kick with 10 minutes left before Jarvis finished the night in style with a solo try five minutes from time to complete the Asquith win.

    Western Suburbs – helped by having a handful of players drop back from their Ron Massey Cup team from their bye – were far too strong for defending premiers East Campbelltown 42-12 in their match at Campbelltown Stadium last Saturday.

    From the time centre Eddie Vatuvei, prop Heheako Tuima and livewire half Andrew Kazzi scored early tries to give the Magpies an early 18-nil lead after just 15 minutes, the shell shocked Eagles were always under the pump to come back.

    Winger Theo Leato got the Premiers on the board in the 23rd minute, before the Magpies put the game virtually out of reach with a double to winger Christian Yassmin giving Wests a 30-6 lead at half time.

    Ashleigh Nisbet’s try 10 minutes into the second half threatened to turn the match into a rout at 36-6, before a lacklustre second half dominated by the last portion of 27 penalties from referee Ethan Linnane (16-11 to East Campbelltown) saw Grant Lahey score for the Eagles to get the premiers into double figures and Wests centre Rhys Armstrong finish a Vatuvei break five minutes from the end to close out the 42-12 win.

    Cabramatta returned to the winner’s list with a 38-28 win over Belrose in another high scoring affair at New Era Stadium last Saturday.

    The Two Blues started well when prop Siupeli Huihahau got the first try in the fifth minute before Berose replied when fullback Christian Bate levelled the scores in the 16th minute.

    Cabramatta then took control for the rest of the first half with a double from winger Jayden Mahara and a try from centre Sione Kaivelata to take a commanding 20-6 lead to half time.

    A piece of individual brilliance from Marcel Ferris from a kick chase saw his try get the Eagles back to 20-10 five minutes into the second half before the Two Blues secured their match winning lead.

    Prop Tim McDonald crashed over before five eighth Nesiasi Mataitonga scored from close range to have the Two Blues out to a 32-10 lead just 10 minutes into the second half.

    Belrose, however, came storming back in the middle of the second half with a double to livewire interchange player Billy Valu and a try to centre turned backrower Conor Roxburgh to get Belrose back to 32-28 with under five minutes left.

    Cabramatta then forced a turnover in the last 90 seconds and took full advantage when hooker Reece Grkinic put the game to bed and scored on the next set right on full time send Belrose to their third straight loss for the first time in Shield since 2015.

    Finally, the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles put aside a dramatic week off the field with a handsome 48-26 win over Moorebank at Hammondville Oval last Saturday.

    After being rocked by the twin dramas of the sacking of Blacktown’s Intrust Super Premiership coach Pat Weisner, followed by the resultant walkout in sympathy by a number of players in the lower grades - Workers officials were forced to call up fringe players from the Workers’ internal Under 20’s and feeder Minchinbury Jets A Grade team to fill numbers.

    This did not stop Blacktown getting off to a flyer with the first try to fullback Jayden Whaerau followed by a double to centre Josese Rika to give the Workers Sea Eagles an early 18-nil lead after just 17 minutes.

    Moorebank then struck back with tries to hooker Tristan Evans-Tsoi, winger Corey Matthews and backrower Ryan Monaghan to level the scores at 18-all after half an hour.

    Nippy Blacktown half MJ El-Boustani then got his first try, before prop Richard Pohahau crashed over on the stroke of half time to give Blacktown a remarkable 30-18 half time lead.

    A Kieran Hayman try, conversion and penalty goal drew Moorebank back to 30-26 with 20 minutes left, before Blacktown showed great character after their dramatic week to come away in the last 15 minutes.

    El-Boustani completed his hat trick of tries to put the game out of the Rams’ reach, before Rika completed his hat trick with two minutes left to complete a famous Blacktown win.

    Mounties moved to the top of the table ahead of St Marys on percentages after their win with both teams on 10 points, followed by Wentworthville, Blacktown Workers and Asquith on eight points. Moorebank remain winless after six games at the bottom of the ladder.

    Another full round of six games is set down for this weekend, with three games on Saturday and three games on Sunday. The ‘local derby’ clash between St Marys and the troubled Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at St Marys Leagues Stadium on Saturday is the pick of the weekend’s games.
     
  3. Tarantosaurus

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    I think it's definitely time for Cabra to say goodbye to Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield for a few years.

    Dismal results prior to Eddie Flahey entering, and even worse results after he arrived. The 'promised' results from the local paper in 2016 makes me laugh.
     
  4. rightleftin

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    Results | Ron Massey Cup Round 8
    Guildford Owls 16 (C Eyles, D Mckeown, S Hunt tries; J Carlaw 2 goals) def Western Suburbs Magpies 14 (J Mose, T Capper, L Wiliams tries; B Waters goal)

    Mounties 42 (J Steadman 2, A Mataele, J Toole, S Chapman, M Kennedy, F Tagiilima, B Speechley tries; M Kennedy 5 goals) def Auburn Warriors 20 (A Demetriou 2, A El-Zbaidieh tries; A Demetriou 4 goals)

    St Marys Saints 30 (M Sivo 2, S Wood, A Glanville, J Butfield tries; A Davis 5 goals) def Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 4 (S Fitzgerald try)

    Results | Sydney Shield Round 8
    Guildford Owls 44 (T Sapienza 2, N Masima 2, C Alaalatoa, D Murphy, J Field, J King tries; T Sapienza 6 goals) def Western Suburbs Magpies 32 (J Kaufusitua 3, B Higgins, R Ceasar, C Yassmin tries; B Higgins 4 goals)

    Mounties 62 (B Chahoud 2, M Li 2, L Li 2, W Asotasi 2, C Makelim, S Tavita, J Ellul tries; J Ellul 8, C Makelim goals) def Moorebank Rams 16 (S Ryder, M Wicks, B Boumelhem tries; M Wicks, D Arahu goals)

    St Marys Saints 30 (S Harris 2, R Graham, B Borland, J Brennan tries; J Rafferty-Butfield 5 goals) def Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 22 (J Rika 2, E Wulf, D Cassone tries; L Chalkley 3 goals)


    Guildford with its 3rd win and Mounties with 2 wins and 2 draws became the 5th and 6th teams to qualify for the finals in RMC. The SS players filling in for RMC and the guys allocated to Minchinbury that are playing SS for Blacktown are putting in but it does not look like they will cause many problems for the top sides.

    Will Solway has returned to Auburn after starting the season with Blacktown, playing for the Warriors today.
     
  5. kbw

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    I felt for moorebank, should have only been 50 something with more than one conversion given that didn't go between the posts.
    They also lost one of their better defenders in the first couple of mins with a nasty ankle injury
     
  6. rightleftin

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    RMC

    Hills District Bulls 28
    (A Miski 2, A Weston, T Perrin, J Flavell tries; C O’Donnell 3, J Horo goals) def Concord-Burwood-Glebe Wolves 20 (H O’Toole 2, K Seru, J Safi tries; R Davies 2 goals)

    Wentworthville Magpies 34 (Z Nicholls 2, T Lasalo, J Minhinnick, K De Luis, J Martin tries; J Walsh 5 goals) def Cabramatta 12 (B Anderson, D Thompson tries; D Thompson 2 goals)

    SS

    Wentworthville Magpies 40
    (A Pritchard 2, T Vatubuli, J Mati-Leifi, N Soloa Toomata, S McGregor, E Alamoti tries; A Carling 4; B Newton 2) def Cabramatta 24 (J Belgrove, J Harrison, M Tomkins, P Dumont, J Harrison tries; T Vella 2 goals)

    East Campbelltown Eagles 36 (C Moustakas 2, J Da Silva 2, J Vatuvei, R Palumbo, G Lahey tries; E Connor 4 goals) def Asquith Magpies 16 (M Fidow, A Nicholls-O’Neill, V Ngaro tries; J Palmer, A Calvert-Evers goals)

    Belrose Eagles 34 (C Bate 3, I Treml 2, J Nicholls tries; W Tangiiti 3, S Grieve 2 goals) def Hills District Bulls 0

    Moorebank, Wests, Hills and Cabra have settled into the bottom 4 in SS but there are plenty of games left to reverse the situation if any of these sides can engineer a change in fortunes.

    Andrew Pritchard scored 2 tries in his first appearance for Wenty since leaving Blacktown. Ben Baker played his first game for East Campbelltown in 2017 and should be a key plank in driving the Eagles up the table. James Boustani played his first game for Hills in 2017 but was unable to prevent a Belrose whitewash.
     
  7. Timmah

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    Very quiet next weekend with only a handful of games to be played across both grades.
     
  8. rightleftin

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    The knock on effect of the Blacktown situation was in evidence when Minchinbury Jets conceded 12 tries to Colyton before the mercy rule was applied at 60-0.
     
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    Concord Burwood Glebe beat Illawarra Wests 24-14 in the semi final of the Challenge Cup on 19 April.
     
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    RMC Wrap

    Shrugging off the absence of star recruit Feleti Mateo, the Hills District Bulls moved to sole leadership of the Ron Massey Cup with a solid 28-20 win over the Concord-Burwood-Glebe Wolves in their match at North Sydney Oval last Sunday.

    After a tight first 10 minutes, the Bulls got on top with tries to wingers Aaron Weston and Tom Perrin to take a 10-nil lead after 20 minutes.

    Giant Wolves backrower Kem Seru got the Wolves on the board with a barging try, before Bulls interchange back Jaz Flavell crossed eight minutes from half time to extend the Bull lead. Jayden Horo landed a penalty goal in the shadows of half time to give the Bulls an 18-4 lead at the half time break.

    A try to winger Jeremy Safi eight minutes into the second half gave the Wolves of hope of a comeback at 18-10 after Rhys Davies converted.

    However, a brace of tries in the space of five minutes from returning North Sydney Bears centre Abbas Miski midway through the second half put the Bulls out of sight at 28-10.

    Wolves winger Harry O’Toole got a late double in the last five minutes to make the final score respectable for the Wolves.

    The St Marys Saints returned to winning form with a dominant 30-4 win over Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at St Marys Leagues Stadium last Saturday evening.

    After an early arm wrestle for the first 20 minutes, prolific winger Maiko Siva opened the scoring with his first try, and turned that into a double by half time to stay on top of the Massey Cup try scorer’s list with eight majors for the year to date in just six games played.

    Hooker Shanan Wood scored between Siva’s double to give the home side a commanding 18-nil lead, before Blacktown centre Shaun Fitzgerald got the Workers / Sea Eagles on the board in the shadows of the interval with a try wide out on the right to have the Saints leading 18-4 at the break.

    The Saints extended their lead when five eighth Aiden Glanville scored five minutes into the second half to virtually make the task impossible for the visitors at 24-4, before Brad Drew’s men ground their opponents down in restricting the Workers to a scoreless second stanza.

    Adrian Davis landed a penalty goal midway through the second half, before prop Josh Butfield finished off the win when he crashed over wide out with 14 minutes left.

    The Guildford Owls proved that their big win over St Marys last week was no fluke when they edged out Western Suburbs 16-14 at Leichhardt Oval last Saturday.

    In a contest that was in the balance throughout, Owls winger Cameron Eyles finished off a left side raid to open the scoring in the 20th minute, before Magpies winger Tom Capper finished off a Wests right side move of their own six minutes later to level the scores.

    Magpies hooker Luke Williams scored a superb solo try on Wests’ next attack three minutes later to give home side the lead, before Guildford back rower Dylan McKeown dived over from close range on the stroke of half time to level scores at 10-all at the break.

    A Wests error in the first set of the second half opened the door for Shane Hunt to score without a hand being laid on him to give the Owls a 16-10 lead with Jake Carlow’s conversion.

    A superb 40-20 kick from Wests half Brendan Waters saw winger Jerome Mose score in the left corner with 15 minutes left to bring the Magpies back to within two points.

    However, Guildford’s defence – as was the case against the Saints – held out the Magpies attack in the closing stages to clinch their win.

    Two time defending premiers Mounties returned to winning form with a convincing second half to dispose of a disappointing Auburn Warriors 42-20 at Belmore Sports Ground last Saturday.

    Mounties came out blazing with early tries to centres Josh Toole and Jake Steadman, as well as winger Shannon Chapman to give the visitors a 14-nil lead after just 15 minutes.

    A try, conversion and late first half penalty goal from classy centre Addison Demetriou brought the Warriors back to being down only 14-8 at the break.

    In a cracking start to the second half similar to their opening first 20 minutes, Mounties extended the lead to 30-8 after just 10 minutes of the second half thanks to tries to five eighth Maurice Kennedy, backrower Fou Tagiilima and winger Alofi Mataele.

    The Warriors rallied midway through the second half when winger Adham El-Zbaidieh scored in the corner, before Demetriou completed his double to have Auburn back to with in 10 points with 20 minutes to play.

    The Mulga then came home over the top of a tiring Warriors defence when Steadman sealed the win with second try with 10 minutes left, before half Brad Speechley made sure of the win for good measure with the game’s last try with eight minutes to play.

    Finally, the Wentworthville Magpies sent the Cabramatta Two Blues crashing to their eighth straight loss to start the season with a comfortable 34-12 win at Ringrose Park last Sunday.

    After both sides played out a scoreless first 20 minutes, the Magpies opened proceedings when prop Taniela Lasalo crashed over from close range in the 21st minute for the first try.

    Two Blues winger Brent Anderson finished off a neat left side raid to level the scores six minutes later, before a brace of tries from five eighth Zac Nicholls pushed the Magpies out to an 18-6 lead at half time.

    The Magpies then put Cabramatta to the sword to start the second half. First, centre Josh Minhinnick continued his superb try scoring record in the early part of the season whn he posted his 13th try for the year in just eight games across all grades to extend the lead.

    Then interchange prop Kurt De Luis put Wenty virtually out of sight at 30-6 just 10 minutes into the second half when he plunged over to score.

    In a lacklustre last half hour, Cabra five eighth got the Two Blues’ second try with 10 minutes left, before NRL Rookie runner up Jordan Martin finished the game off with a neat finish in the corner in the final minute.

    The Bulls win sees them as sole leader on 14 points, two points clear of St Marys, Blacktown Workers and Wentworthville who are all on 12. The hapless Cabramatta remain anchored to the bottom of the ladder from their winless first eight starts.

    Just two matches are set down for this weekend in a reduced round – first Auburn and Western Suburbs play their postponed Round Three match at Lidcombe Oval on Saturday at 2pm

    The weekend’s other game sees the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles do battle with Concord-Burwood-Glebe at Laybutt Fields, Blacktown on Sunday at 1pm as the main curtain raiser to Intrust Super Premiership NSW match between the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles and Penrith.

     
  11. Timmah

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    Auburn v Wests postponed again
     
  12. rightleftin

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    Playing surface vandalised.
     
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    Cabramatta issued a strong challenge to East Campbelltown, going down 36-34 in SS today. Cabra included 9 players from the RMC side that lost to Wenty last week.
     
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    Blacktown SS's journey to the abyss continued with a 42-22 loss to Belrose in SS. With the mass walkout of players 3 weeks ago, Blacktown is relying mainly on A graders and U/20's. Christian Bate cashed by scoring 4 tries for Belrose.

    The NSWRL failed to post the teams for the RMC game at any stage and failed to operate its Live system even though it operated as normal for the prior SS game and the later NSW cup game, however, it has reported that Blacktown beat Concord Burwood Glebe by 48-20. This is a big turnaround as CBG led 14-4 just before half time.

    The strangest result for the weekend is that Moorebank have forfeited to Asquith in SS.
     
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    The strangest result for the weekend is that Moorebank have forfeited to Asquith in SS.[/QUOTE]
    Unfortunately thats what happens when u rely on players dropping back who don't give a rats about the club or team.
     
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    Unfortunately thats what happens when u rely on players dropping back who don't give a rats about the club or team.[/QUOTE]

    And despite that factor, Moorebank received a forfeit in A Grade, meaning that all of those players could have played SS today.
     
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    NSW Challenge Cup

    he Concord-Burwood-Glebe Wolves will meet the Macquarie Scorpions in the Country v City curtain-raiser.

    The mid-week NSW Challenge Cup - a revival of the former AMCO Cup - has had a successful inaugural season as NSWRL's Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield sides took on teams from the CRL's strongest divisions. It signifies a unification of the CRL and NSWRL in a single competition on the eve of the final-ever Country v City clash on Sunday, 7 May.

    Concord-Burwood-Glebe, who currently sit in eighth place on the Ron Massey Cup ladder, proceeded to Round 2 of the NSW Challenge Cup following the forfeit of South Newcastle, before defeating the Wests Illawarra Devils 24-14 on 19 April at Leichhardt Oval. They will now take on the in-form Scorpions, who have convincingly defeated the Auburn Warriors and Helensburgh Tigers 34-6 and 40-12 respectively.

    With the grand final to kick off at 1:35pm at Glen Willow Sports Complex, fans are encouraged to arrive early as the Wolves, the nominated team from NSWRL competitions, takes on the best of the CRL in the Scorpions. Fans can follow the game on social media with the #NSWChallengeCup hashtag.
     
  18. Leigh Howlett

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    Back to Lidcombe Oval this Saturday for all the Old Magpies fans, 2 games and Legends on hand!.
     
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    Unfortunately thats what happens when u rely on players dropping back who don't give a rats about the club or team.[/QUOTE]

    To be fair there are a couple of key injuries as well
     
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    To be fair there are a couple of key injuries as well[/QUOTE]
    What a football team with a couple of injuries at this time of year. Well that makes it ok then. We should have 10 forfeits next week if thats the criteria.
     

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