ISP Round 23 v Illawarra @ Kogarah Jubilee, Sat 12th Aug

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: ISP Round 23 v Illawarra @ Kogarah Jubilee, Sat 12th Aug Reply with quote

First up, despite the venue, this is a North Sydney home game. It's been moved from North Sydney Oval because it's being covered by Foxtel. Bears season ticket holders will get free access into the game. Contact the club on (02) 9245 3060 or email admin@northsydneybears.com.au for details on how to redeem your pass.

For those watching on Foxtel, it will be on Fox Sports 502 with coverage from 12:30, straight after the Holden Cup game. The game itself starts at 12:40.

South Sydney is playing on Thursday evening and has named four reserves - 18 Anthony Cherrington, 19 Jack Gosiewski, 20 David Tyrrell and 21 Sitiveni Moceidreke. Except for Cherrington, all have been been named for NS as well.

NS played Illawarra in round 9 in late April in a game held in Nowra. The match details are at www.mightybears.com/viewtopic.php?t=6545. That was the game where I was unlucky not to be included on the scoresheet.

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FREE ACCESS FOR NORTH SYDNEY FOOTBALL CLUB MEMBERS TO JUBILEE OVAL THIS SATURDAY
August 8, 2017 by Steve Little

The North Sydney Bears can confirm it will be free entry for Club members to this week’s Intrust Super Premiership match between the Wests Tigers and the North Sydney Bears to be played at Leichhardt Oval at 12:40 pm.

Additionally, this match will be live on Fox Sports.

Members should contact the club on (02) 9245 3060 or email admin@northsydneybears.com.au for details on how to redeem their free pass.

The Bears last faced Illawarra in Round Nine of competition running out winners 23-10.

North Sydney Coach Ben Gardiner has named the following team to face the Illawarra RLFC.

NSW Rugby League Senior Representative Competition | Intrust Super Premiership Competition [Open Age]
Round Twenty Three | Illawarra Vs North Sydney | Kogarah Oval | 12:40 pm | 12/08/2017


1 Eli Levido
2 Tautalatasi Tasi
3 Sitiveni Moceidreke
4 Edward Murphy
5 Abbas Miski
6 Adam Doueihi
7 Luke Kelly
8 Dave Tyrrell
9 Bradley Deitz
10 Jason Clark
11 Dean Britt
12 Jack Gosiewski
13 Cheyne Whitelaw

Interchange
14 Piki Rogers
15 Tom Freebairn
16 Toby Rudolf
17 Fred Junior Mauala

Coach: Ben Gardiner
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: ISP Round 23 v Illawarra @ Kogarah Jubilee, Sat 12th Aug Reply with quote

Fintan O'Laighin wrote:
South Sydney is playing on Thursday evening and has named four reserves - 18 Anthony Cherrington, 19 Jack Gosiewski, 20 David Tyrrell and 21 Sitiveni Moceidreke. Except for Cherrington, all have been been named for NS as well.

South Sydney is 1-17 this evening, with the only change being Cameron Murray from the bench to the starting side in place of Angus Crichton who goes to the bench.

On a separate matter, an e-mail sent to NSDRLFC members this afternoon advises that members (not just season ticket holders) will get free entry to Saturday's game - contact the club to find out how:
North Sydney Bears wrote:
North Sydney Bears members will be granted free entry to this week’s Intrust Super Premiership match between the Illawarra RLFC and the North Sydney Bears at Jubilee Oval, Kogarah this Saturday at 12:40pm.

Members should contact the club on (02) 9245 3060 or email admin@northsydneybears.com.au prior to COB Friday for details on how to redeem your free pass prior to COB Friday.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a patchy performance today in our 16-30 loss to Illawarra. At times we looked pretty good, more often we looked out of our depth.

Such a contrast between the sides in how they approached the task. Illawarra's goal line defence was like a sliding door that moved left and right across the ground. NS just couldn't seem to work out how to get through it. Bash and barge didn't work. In comparison, NS's goal line defence was like a gap-toothed hillbilly, an uneven line and which left openings all over the place. NS's defence was actually quite good in other parts of the ground, but near the goal line, it was panicky and disjointed.

Illawarra's ability to get away offloads was also impressive, that cut us to pieces quite a few times. Quite a few times when our players took the tackle, I was left with the impression that Illawarra would have got a pass away. We also fell off tackles too often.

There was one change to the squad - as expected, Anthony Cherrington came into the starting side, wearing no. 18, in place of 13 Cheyne Whitelaw who dropped to the bench. Nos. 9 Brad Dietz and 14 Piki Rogers did a swap with Rogers starting, while 15 Tom Freebairn was the one who made way for Cherrington. I saw someone wearing no. 19 in the warmup but I don't know who it was. (It was Latrell Robinson according to the updated team list at www.northsydneybears.com.au.)All seventeen players got game time.

Illawarra scored tries in the 5th and 15th minutes, both of them on the back of double penalties conceded by the Bears that helped Illawarra get well on the attack. It was this opening period that killed us. We played reasonably well, except where it counted, i.e. defending our goal line.

Adam Doueihi's kicking wasn't that great today. His first one went out on the full, and his next two went straight to Illawarra players. He seemed not to playing with much confidence until late in the game when he started opening up and trying things. He has potential.
While Tasi had been held up in goal n the 20th minute, the first real excitement for the Bears came in about the 23rd when Dean Britt did a great chargedown and gather. This put NS on the attack in our quarter and the set ended with Jason Clark denied a try by an unlucky bounce near the posts which was secured by Illawarra for a line drop out. However, we scored on the next set with a great passing movement finished by Tautalatasi Tasi in the left corner. The final pass from Eli Levido was great - he didn't have much time, cut out Ed Murphy and found Tasi. And then converted from the touchline to make it 12-6.

Shortly afterwards, Dave Tyrell was tackled short and lost the ball as he tried to stretch out. It looked like we were getting momentum, but Levido made a mess of an Illawarra kick on the fifth tackle, giving Illawarra a scrum in our quarter. In the subsequent play, NS conceded three penalties (one on the first tackle of a set) and Illwarra scored in the left corner following a very nicely placed cross-kick. Abbas Miski had actually caught the ball, but it was stolen from him on a one-on-one strip before his feet had touched the ground. This made it 18-6 at half time.

The game was pretty well done by the eighth minute of the second half when a penalty and an offload gave Illawarra a converted try for a 24-6 lead. "Mistake after mistake" I wrote after Ed Murphy lost the ball in a tackle close to the Illawarra goal line. From the resulting set, Illawarra kicked on the last only for Tasi to spill it over the touch line. Illawarra scored shortly afterwards and it was 30-6.

A positive bit of play resulted in Brad Dietz getting the ball from the kick off and that set up a nice bit of play which finished with Miski scoring in the right corner. Gee, he's strong. He had four defenders hanging onto him, but he still scored. Again, Levido converted from the touchline and it was 30-12 with 11 or 12 minutes left. Three minutes later Miski got another try, after the ball seemed initially to be going nowhere. It went to the left touchline before heading to the right. Levido's pass was intended for Murphy but hit the ground although the ball bounced nicely for Miski who went for the corner. Unfortunately, Levido's conversion attempt missed and it was 30-16. There was still time, unlikely as it was, but a couple of quick tries could change things.

NS played with a bit more dynamism after this, but still seemed to lack the imagination to get through the Illawarra defence. We threw the ball about more and got offloads, but were missing something. The inside balls weren't working. Luke Kelly put through a really nice kick that almost found Sitiveni Moceidreke in the in goal. Illawarra got there first, but NS was ruled to be offside. A shame, this was a nice bit of play.

Illawarra 30 (5 tries, 5 goals) df
North Sydney Bears 16 (Abbas Miski 2, Tautalatasi Tasi tries; Eli Levido 2 goals from 3 attempts)

For a separate account (which I haven't read yet), the report from the NSWRL website is below.

On a separate point, I note that Illawarra had "Steelers" on the front of its jersey. While I realise that this is the name of some sports club in Wollongong, I think it sends the wrong message, i.e. that the NRL team is St George Dragons and the NSW Cup side is Illawarra Steelers. There are enough St George fans in denial about the merger as it is without having this misconception reinforced in this way.

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www.nswrl.com.au/news/2017/08/12/report_north_sydney_.html

Illawarra Down Bears To Stay In The Eight
Simon Masterton
Sat 12th August, 02:00PM

While the North Sydney Bears were technically the home side at UOW Jubilee Oval, it was Illawarra who were right at home in defeating the bears 30-12 in Round 23 of the Intrust Super Premiership NSW this afternoon.

Illawarra was boosted by the return of 2016 Grand Final-winning halfback Drew Hutchison, but the NRL hopeful was moved to the bench shortly before kick-off. The likes of Jacob Host, Luciano Leilua and Jake Marketo helped their pack, while David Tyrell, Jason Clark and Anthony Cherrington made up a strong pack for North Sydney.

Some strong defence highlighted the opening exchanges, with back-to-back penalties giving Illawarra some early ball on the Bears' line. Payne made no mistake in putting Rhys Kennedy through a hole, with the prop crashing over for an early 6-0 lead.

Illawarra were looking dangerous with second-phase play, but the Bears' bruising defence was holding strong. It would soon cost them significantly, however, with Cherrington's aggression bringing consecutive penalties - the second of which was a bad-looking high shot. The tackle was not met with a sin bin, but the Bears lock came off second best and was visibly struggling to defend regardless.

The resulting Illawarra set gave them their second try when Adam Clune went short to Leilua, whose offload bounced straight back into the hands of his halfback; Clune crossed untouched to extend the advantage to 12. Cherrington hobbled off to compound the Bears' woes.

North Sydney continued to push for points with Tautalatasi Tasi soon held up, before promising runs from Brad Deitz and Clark also threatened to get the side's first. Sure enough, Tasi would be the man to score for the Bears and it came off a fantasic pass from Eli Levido under pressure; the fullback then converting from out wide for a 12-6 scoreline.

The Bears had all the running and on the back of a penalty, David Tyrell broke through to go within millimetres of scoring, but put it down just short. After a very unlucky knock-on call against Sam Clune, North Sydney got another chance to attack but a lacklustre set came up with no points.

Penalties began to snowball for the Bears with the threat of a sin bin for slowing down the ruck - and the 2016 premiers made the most of their next opportunity. A bomb from Clune fell into the hand of opposition winger Abbas Miski, but was superbly stolen mid-air by Kalifa Faifai Loa to score. Field converted from the sideline once again to take scores to 18-6, which would remain until half-time.

The second half began with the injection of Hutchison, who replaced Adam Clune in the halves. An admittedly scrappy start to the stanza ensued, but Leilua soon continued Illawarra's dominance with a barnstorming run from a Josh Kerr offload. The second-rower's try, along with another conversion to Field, extended the lead to 18.

North Sydney needed to score soon and applied significant pressure to the Illawarra defence over a five-minute period, with repeat sets and penalties giving them a golden opportunity. An error brought them undone eventually and Illawarra made them pay, with a fantastic run from Hind getting his side another.

A short kick-off from the Bears worked in their favour, regaining possession in good position. When the ball was sent wide to Miski, no less than four Illawarra defenders appeared to easily have him covered in driving him into touch, but the winger miraculously got the ball down for the Bears' second. With the conversion, they trailed 30-12 with 16 minutes remaining.

As the clock wound down and with the Bears on last tackle, a movement which spanned the width of the field resulted in Miski getting a double; when Levido threw the final pass, Faifai Loa committed to a tackle but it trailed past him to Miski, who dived over in the corner. Unfortunately for North Sydney, the conversion attempt fell short, ruling out any realistic possibility of a comeback.

In the end, it was a strong defensive display which will most please Illawarra fans and Mat Head's men did not let up for the remainder of the match. They would remain in seventh position after defeating the Bears 30 points to 16.

Illawarra 30 (R Kennedy, A Clune, K Faifai Loa, L Leilua, J Hind tries; J Field 5 goals) def North Sydney Bears 16 (A Miski 2, T Tasi tries; E Levido 2 goals)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much thanks to the club for sorting out the free tickets on Saturday. We all would have felt seriously aggrieved had we paid to see that.

I left at 24-6. All hopes of us being a chance in the finals series this season had been dashed by then. I think I'll find something else to do this Saturday evening as I dread what a top side like Penrith will do to us. It's just too easy to win the battle of the forwards against us. Yards seemed so easy and the offloads flowed as we just fell off tackle after tackle.

It's nearly irrelevant what happens in the next two weeks as far as the table goes. The TV game this Saturday is the last match of real importance. If Wentworthville lose to the Knights then the Bears are in the finals. We can't get a top four spot any more and games are held at whatever venue the NSWRL sees fit to hold them at, so there's no difference between coming 5th and 8th.

At risk of being seen as negative (it's realism I assure you) here's a positive. Abbas Miski scored some tries. Good on him. He's become an absolute soldier over the last few seasons and is one player I'm glad to see pull on a jersey each week.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree, Abbas Miski was an absolute powerhouse on Saturday, and been great every time he has worn the red and black jersey.
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