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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: ISP Round 6 v Canterbury @ Belmore, Sat 8th Apr Reply with quote

The team list is posted on the NS website (see below). Three players were originally named on the South Sydney extended bench as well for tonight's game against Penrith, but one of them - Robbie Rochow - has been omitted from the updated list, along with Anthony Cherrington. The other two named for both sides and still on the six-man bench are Cameron Murray and Tyrell Fuimaono.

The other four are Robbie Farah, Jason Clark, Zane Musgrove and George Burgess. I reckon we'll get Fuimaono and Burgess, with Murray to make the NRL side.

Canterbury has had a slow start to the season, losing its first three games but winning its last two and is currently coming 6th. But it hasn't been flogged, and four of its five games have been against sides currently in the top 5:

v Mounties (currently 4th) L 14-22
v NZ Warriors (1st) L 22-36
v Wyong (3rd) L 6-24
v Blacktown (12th) W 16-8
v Penrith (5th) W 18-14

The game is being broadcast by Steele Sports Radio at www.steelesports.com.au:



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Bears Vs Bulldogs at Belmore – Team List Round Six Intrust Super Premiership
by Steve Little
April 4, 2017

Round Six of the Intrust Super Premiership sees the Mighty Bears take on the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday 8th April, 3 pm.

North Sydney Head Coach Ben Gardiner has named the following team to face the ninth-placed Bulldogs.

NSW Rugby League Senior Representative Competition | Intrust Super Premiership Competition [Open Age]
Round Six | Canterbury-Bankstown Vs North Sydney | Belmore Sports Ground | 3:00 pm | 08/04/2017


1 Latrell Robinson
2 Dane Nielsen
3 Tyrell Fuimaono
4 Edward Murphy
5 Sitiveni Moceidreke
6 Luke Kelly
7 Eli Levido
8 Toby Rudolf
9 Bradley Deitz (C)
10 Dave Tyrrell
11 Cameron Murray
12 Cheyne Whitelaw
13 Robbie Rochow

Interchange
14 Patrice Siolo
15 Clayton Williams
16 Jamel Hunt
17 Tautalatasi Tasi

Coach: Ben Gardiner
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: ISP Round 6 v Canterbury @ Belmore, Sat 8th Apr Reply with quote

Fintan O'Laighin wrote:
I reckon we'll get Fuimaono and Burgess, with Murray to make the NRL side.

We got Fuimaono but George Burgess played NRL last night. The team list on the NSWRL match centre says that the changes to NS's squad are:

18 Anthony CHERRINGTON replaces 8 Toby RUDOLF who goes to the bench and 14 Patrice SIOLO drops out of the 17.

This reflects the note on team changes at www.northsydneybears.com.au/late-mail-intrust-super-team-round-six-v-bulldogs.

However, Steele Sports just said that North Sydney is 1 to 17.
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It's half time and Canterbury leads 6-0, courtesy of a 39th minute try when Cheyne Whitelaw was out of action with suspected concussion after collecting a knee to his head. Captain Brad Deitz blew up at the ref for not stopping the game to assess a serious head injury. Commentators say that it is either the touchies or the trainers that have to get the message to the ref for play to be stopped.

The game has been a bit of a grind. Some of the things the commentators are saying remind me of last week - NS players bunched together, poor fifth tackle options (including getting tackled on the last), uninspiring kicks, a lack of direction in attack, Kelly and Levido not really combining.

It's a bit unclear about whether or not Cherrington is playing. The commentators called out Rudolf's name at least a couple of times early in the game, but the match centre says that Rudolf started on the bench and didn't come on till the 26th minute.

First half notes/tweets

3:24PM A pretty even first 20 minutes, some strong defence from both sides who are defending their lines well.

3:30PM Tautalatasi Tasi makes a break with what seems like his first touch of the game, but the ball goes to ground with a loose pass.

3:32PM North Sydney: 30' 0-0 Bulldogs V Bears

3:38PM After a reasonably mistake-free opening half hour, both sides are starting to drop the ball.

3:43PM Canterbury takes advantage of Cheyne Whitelaw being down injured with concussion after a knee to the head, and score near the posts. The conversion is successful and the siren goes shortly after. Canterbury 6-0 at half time.

3:43PM North Sydney: 39' Bulldogs score easy under post and convert 6-0 Bulldogs V Bears

3:44PM North Sydney: HALFTIME 6-0 Bulldogs V Bears

Commentators say that Deitz was overheard having a go at the ref about not stopping the game for Whitelaw, saying that they were advised.

Half Time
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6 (1 try, 1 conversion) lead
North Sydney Bears 0
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, what a win. A real grind of a victory - North Sydney 8-6. It didn't sound pretty and at times it sounded shaky, but North Sydney showed some character today, although we were helped by Canterbury being reduced to just two players on the bench.

All 17 players were used according to the NSWRL match centre. I note that we had two players come off for head injury assessments - Whitelaw (39 mins) and Rudolf (48 mins) but both came back on.

The commentators have just said that Steele Sports will be calling next Thursday evening's game from North Sydney Oval (i.e. v Wyong). The broadcast starts at 6PM and the game at 6:30.

Second half notes/tweets
Commentators say that Cherrington was a late addition to the squad, but hasn't been on the field yet. This isn't what the NSWRL match centre says.

4:12PM NS manufactures a try out of nothing. Murphy is being pushed back but gets an offload to Robinson who makes a break and draws the lone defender to set up Levido who is backing up beautifully to score near the posts. 6-all.

4:13PM North Sydney: 58' Eli Levido scores to the right and converts 6-6 Bulldogs V Bears

4:25PM The first half grind continues and even with fifteen minutes to go, the commentators start talking field goal - the best option in a low scoring game.

4:29PM A penalty to the Bears near the Canterbury posts - Levido is successful to give NS the lead for the first time.

4:30PM North Sydney: 74' Eli Levido penalty kick 6-8 Bulldogs V Bears

4:34PM A massive let off for the Bears when Canterbury knocks on with the line open.

4:37PM A Canterbury break ends in a kick which Murphy cleans up nicely.

4:38PM 42 seconds to go and a Canterbury scrum in its quarter. A kick and regather on the first and but the NS defence holds. Play seemed to go for an eternity after the siren as Canterbury keeps the ball alive. The final touch of the game is Robinson kicking the ball dead just ahead of a Bulldog attacker. NS wins 8-6 in front of what's described as a healthy crowd at Belmore, including a lot of NS fans.

4:38PM North Sydney: FULLTIME 6-8 Bulldogs V Bears

Full Time
North Sydney Bears 8 (Levido try; Levido 2 goals from 2 attempts - 1 conversion, 1 penalty) df
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6 (1 try; 1 conversion)

Interchange
1. 22 mins Cherrington OFF / Tasi ON
2. 26 mins Tyrell OFF / Rudolf ON
3. 34 mins Dietz OFF / Hunt ON
HIA 39 mins Whitelaw OFF / Williams ON
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HIA 42 mins Hunt OFF / Whitelaw ON
HIA. 48 mins Rudolf OFF / Deitz ON
4. 55 mins Tasi OFF / Tyrell ON
5. 60 mins Williams OFF / Cherrington ON
HIA 64 mins Whitelaw OFF / Rudolf ON
6. 65 mins Murray OFF / Tasi ON
7. 68 mins Rochow OFF / Hunt ON
8. 76 mins Rudolf OFF / Whitelaw ON
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a tough performance from the Bears. Important to win the close ones.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The match report is on the NSWRL website (see below). The table sees four teams bunched at the top. Teams that NS has played are marked with an asterisk.

The word of the day is "grind".

1. New Zealand Warriors 12 (+101)
2. Wyong Roos 10 (+98) (NSWRL Match Centre says +66)
3. North Sydney Bears 10 (+60)
*4. Mounties 10 (+40)
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5. Penrith Panthers 6 (+64)
*6. Newcastle Knights 6 (-40)
*7. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 4 (-30)
8. Newtown Jets 4 (-38)
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9. Illawarra 4 (-63)
*10. Wentworthville Magpies 2 (+2)
*11. Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 2 (-68)
*12. Wests Tigers 2 (-126) (NSWRL Match Centre says -94)

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Gutsy Bears Win Through Defence
Matt Buxton (Twitter: @MattBuxton22)
Sat 8th April, 05:00PM

Defence has won the North Sydney Bears their fifth game of the season this afternoon, grinding out an 8-6 victory over the Canterbury Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground.

If there was a game where both sides deserved competition points, this was it, as absolutely everything each player had was left on the field, with individuals dropping to the ground after the full-time buzzer in exhaustion.

Both sides were defensively on-song having only conceded one try each, but it was the Bears’ goal-line defence that stood out, consistently defusing the Bulldogs attack no matter how much was thrown in their face for the entire contest.

The first major defensive play came from Tyrell Fuimaono, who saved a try when Lachlan Lewis through a wonderful ball for Reimis Smith with nobody in front of him, but the former Eel bundled him into touch.

Desperate Bulldogs scrambling defence prevented the Bears opening chance when Tautalatasi Tasi broke the line but couldn’t find support, before Eli Levido’s grubber a few tackles later went straight into touch.

Fuimaono threatened to post first points when he made a break from inside his own half, but a ‘once in a lifetime’ error came at the wrong time when he knocked the ball on with no defenders on him.

With less than three minutes remaining in the half, the Bulldogs opened the scoring when Francis Tualau put Renouf To’omaga through a hole, who beat Latrell Robinson at fullback to score adjacent to the posts.

Meanwhile, Cheyne Whitelaw had to be taken off the field during the conversion for a head injury assessment, while Lachlan Lewis was taken off at the back-end of the half with a suspected rib injury.

The second half began with North Sydney kicking out on the full but their defence held strong, before Jeremiah Leasi pulled off a brilliant try-saving tackle to prevent the Bears posting their first points.

After defending another two sets on their line, North Sydney finally got on the scoreboard thanks to an exciting passage of play that saw Robinson cut through the defence and making a long-range run before passing inside to Levido who locked up the scores at 6-all.

Brad Deitz attempted to burrow his way over from dummy half, but the Bulldogs markers gave a penalty away, and the Bears took the gift two points on offer to take the lead for the first time.

A great run by Zac Woolford gave the Bulldogs a chance to attack at the death, but the Bears were once again able to defuse the situation.

The Bulldogs had to go 90 metres in the final minute of play and they nearly pulled off a miracle, but a fantastic effort from the skipper, Ed Murphy, prevented any chance of a late defeat, when he jumped on a loose ball that prevented Tyrone Phillips getting a sniff, before Robinson booted the ball into Edison Street to complete the gutsy win.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

happy trails. sounds like a proper slog.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

angrybear wrote:
happy trails. sounds like a proper slog.

Hey, Angry, nice to hear from you.

Fintan O'Laighin wrote:
2. Wyong Roos 10 (+98) (NSWRL Match Centre says +66)
*12. Wests Tigers 2 (-126) (NSWRL Match Centre says -94)

These errors have since been corrected on the NSWRL Match Centre.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks Fintan. Thanks for all this coverage. It seems we're legit contenders this year, right?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm particularly loving the against column....averaging only 13 points per game....that's the stuff premierships are made of Pray
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tamworth Bear wrote:
I'm particularly loving the against column....averaging only 13 points per game....that's the stuff premierships are made of Pray


i feel you TB - sounds like gritty defence. might have to try and arrange a trip south to watch the bears bounce attackers off the concrete at NSO.
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