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Eels's Trials, Dates and Locations

strider

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they deadset made campbelltown for people with no legs .... it is impossible to squeeze in there
 

Daneel

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Maybe Byron is going to be one of his touch judges?
We know how confused these refs can get.

Suity

Sounds like the ref may have been trying some of the local produce from byron. Do refs get drug tested? :shock:
 

Gronk

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Newcastle press about the Armidale trial

OUTSTANDING youngster Peter Mata’utia gets his first chance to make up for lost time when he plays for a second-string Newcastle Knights outfit in a trial match against Parramatta at Armidale on Saturday.
Mata’utia appeared a star on the rise when he made his NRL debut in 2011, scoring two tries in five games and showing enough potential for incoming coach Wayne Bennett to offer him a two-year contract.
But the former Australian Schoolboys representative experienced a reality check last year, starting when he tore knee ligaments in the preseason.
He was not used in the top grade until Newcastle’s round-14 loss to Canberra at Hunter Stadium, and his nervous, error-riddled display proved to be his only NRL game all season.
In July, the goalkicking utility back suffered a cracked larynx, which needed life-saving surgery and ended his season.
On Saturday, he will line up alongside his younger brother Chanel in a composite team of NSW Cup-contracted players and Newcastle Rugby League triallists, who will be coached by Rick Stone.
‘‘Parramatta are up in Armidale having a bit of a training camp, so they could throw anyone up at us,’’ Stone said yesterday.
‘‘But for us it was always going to be a trial for our fringe sort of players in reserve grade.
‘‘I think we’ve got eight contracted players and a few boys from the local comp who have been training with us through the pre-season, hoping to get a start in the NSW Cup.

‘‘We got the local clubs to nominate players they thought might be up to the standard and we’ll see how they go on Saturday.’’
Stone, who will remain as Wayne Bennett’s assistant coach this year, said he was looking forward to taking charge of the NSW Cup outfit.
Bennett will roll out his top squad for trials against Souths in Coffs Harbour on February 16 and Cronulla in Tamworth a week later.
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1...change-of-luck-in-knights-first-trial/?cs=391
 

Someone

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Here's who has been named to play:
1. Jake Mullaney
2. Ken Sio
3. Ryan Morgan
4. Willie Tonga
5. Cheyse Blair
6. Luke Kelly
7. Chris Sandow
8. Darcy Lussick
9. Matt Keating
10. Tim Mannah
11. Matt Ryan
12. Daniel Harrison
13. Joseph Paulo
14. Ben Roberts
15. Fuifui Moimoi
16. Mitch Allgood
17. Ken Edwards
 
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Here's who has been named to play:
1. Jake Mullaney
2. Ken Sio
3. Ryan Morgan
4. Willie Tonga
5. Cheyse Blair
6. Luke Kelly
7. Chris Sandow
8. Darcy Lussick
9. Matt Keating
10. Tim Mannah
11. Matt Ryan
12. Daniel Harrison
13. Joseph Paulo
14. Ben Roberts
15. Fuifui Moimoi
16. Mitch Allgood
17. Ken Edwards

On paper that's such a weak team. Forwards = :crazy:
 

natheel

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yep agree looks like a weak side. but hopefully they play a bit harder and with a lot more pasion this season
 

Someone

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I guess it depends on what sort of team the tigers are gonna field, it being a trial and all.

the side is missing Maitua, Hayne, B Smith.
 

Someone

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1. Tim Moltzen 2. Marika Koroibete 3. Chris Lawrence 4. Blake Ayshford 5. Matt Utai 6. Benji Marshall 7. Jacob Miller 8. Matt Bell 9. Robbie Farah 10. Keith Galloway 11. Braith Anasta 12. Eddy Pettybourne 13. Adam Blair

Interchange: 14. Masada Iosefa 15. Ben Murdoch-Masila 16. Bodene Thompson 17. Shaun Spence 18. Jack Buchanan 19. Joel Reddy 20. Taqele Naiyaravaro 21. James Tedesco

- Tigers side. Tigers by 20.
 

strider

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are they missing anyone there?

i think we've got em covered .... i say we let em run in 40 - then come back and pip em - it'll work
 

Poupou Escobar

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Plenty of young blokes there. Those are the ones who make massive gains in the off season.

I wonder which back rower will play in the middle.
 
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