Souths Logan V Penrith Panthers in U 18's National Final

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  1. GongPanther

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    The Souths Logan Magpies face a big challenge this weekend as they face off against the Penrith Panthers to see who will be crowned national Under 18 champions. Souths Logan Magpies v Penrith Panthers at Dolphin Stadium on Saturday, May 12th, 11.20am

    Souths Logan

    1. Tesi Niu
    2. Leevai Sutton
    3. Ezra Coulston
    4. Ioane Seiuli
    5. Vahai Finau
    6. Paul Karaitiana
    7. Tanah Boyd
    8. Emosi Tuqiri
    9. Jett Trembath
    10. Lance Bagon
    11. Vinncent Takataka
    12. David Fifita (c)
    13. Cruise Ten
    14. Bailey Bartley
    15. Iizaya Ranga Iti
    16. Callum Macdonald
    17. Tana Whakatau
    18. Solomona Faataape
    19. Josiah Taofinuu
    20. Fai Smalley

    Coach: Jace Van Dijk

    Penrith Panthers

    1. Charlie Staines
    2. Zachary Cini
    3. Matthew Faauila
    4. Stephen Crichton
    5. Ethan Clark-Wood
    6. Matt Burton
    7. Hayden Bonanno
    8. Luke Puru
    9. Maurice Trindall
    10. Patrick Naicori
    11. Ratu Nanovo
    12. Chase Chapman
    13. Shawn Blore (c)
    14. Sadee Sub Laban
    15. Thomas Farr
    16. Braiden Magele
    19. Jordan Ehsman
    18. Laisenia Turuva

    Coach: Jamie O'Keefe

    Head out to Dolphin Stadium to support the Queensland representatives, or watch the QRL Live Stream via QRL.com.au.

    http://www.ourfootyteam.com/news.php
     
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  2. superpanther

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    go the pennies!!!!
     
  3. betcats

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    Some bloke called up talking sport last night and said he is a good mate of our sg ball coach, he said the club has a huge wrap on one of these kids and they will be getting a full time contract straight away. He doesn’t don’t know the kids name tho.
     
  4. franklin2323

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    I thought players can't sign FT deals until they are 19? That whole backline looks like they will reach NRL but can't happen for a few years
     
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  5. OldPanther

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    Yeah they changed it sometime recently.
     
  6. Kilkenny

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    Must have been very recent. Moses Suli signed his big deal with the West Tigers before playing an NRL game. He was only 18 at the time and that was only last season.
     
  7. franklin2323

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    It changed this year with the scrapping of NYC at the time there was complaints guys like Cotric and Cleary wouldn't be able to play when they did. I just can't find anywhere what the new age is
     
  8. betcats

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    That Haas kid just debuted for the broncos at 18. You can definitely sign 18 year olds to nrl contracts, they are adults. 17yo's no, but I figure they will just have him training fulltime until the kid turns 18. If this guy is even right.
     
  9. OldPanther

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    The age went from 16 to 18 if I remember correctly.
     
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  10. Kilkenny

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    Very entertaining. A little lucky in the end. After leading 22-0 the last half and a bit wasn;t that great. A few of the boys look as thou they may have what it takes to graduate to the NRL in a year or two.
     
  11. unKwn

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    lol we won it on fulltime.
     
  12. GongPanther

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    We were without our captain and co-captain. They had the luxury of selecting from 50 players for this match, wereas we had only the number of players we went up there with. You could tell we were really running out of steam,but the players showed real Panther spirit and came up with the win in the dying stages. Souths Logan did brilliantly to fight back after being down at one stage 22-0. Their ex-rugby prop forward and their fullback are future stars to look out for. For us,Staines,tricky Trindall (MoM),Crighton and Cini had great games.
     
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    Wayne has lost it. Picked David Fifita from this game in his game day 21. I didn't think he was anything special in this game
     
  14. Kilkenny

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    The South's Logan fullback was very impressive and thought there halfback was very good.
     
  15. GongPanther

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    Certainy were.
     
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    Friend of mine mentioned this morning there were 9 members of of the Penrith Panthers 2007 SG Ball who went on to play NRL. That side included Lachlan Coote, Wade Graham and Sam McKendry to name a few. Not all had long NRL careers and some only played a handful of first grades games but just goes to show the impact a really good SG Ball side can have, so look out in a year or two when we start to see a few of our kids pressing for first grade.

    The 2006 side also saw the emergence of Michael Jennings and Tim Grant to name a few.
     
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    Keen to see of anything comes of the rumour of a kid in the side getting a contract and fast track.
     
  18. betcats

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    I will be checking the flegg and cup sides the next few weeks for any sg ball kids.
     
  19. BxTom

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    Is that Christian Crighton or another player?

    Tom.
     
  20. franklin2323

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    The really good ones are going back to the bush to finish the year locally. Blore and Cini should play Flegg this year
     

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