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|Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:02 pm Post subject: 2019 Canterbury Cup Round 14 v Canterbury
|I posted something about this game on Wednesday or Thursday, but it wasn't there yesterday when I went to update it with the result. I don't know what happened there, maybe I thought I was reading the final when it was only the preview.
I remember saying that even though North Sydney had won 42-0 in round 4, that seemed to have been an aberration as Canterbury had risen to third place, whereas we were fifth. I did say it would not be an easy game.
As it turned out, this prediction was correct, with North Sydney losing 42-16. The game was broadcast on Fox Sports, but I had something else on so didn't get to see it. The loss has caused us to drop to seventh, although it's a very bunched table - only five points separate first (18pts) from eighth (13pts).
The final squad had three changes from the side named on Tuesday, and one positional change:
1. Kieran MOSS
19. Curtis JOHNSTON (replacing 2. Matthew IKUVALU who was a reserve for Sydney Roosters)
14. Nicholas O'MELEY (replacing 3. Edward MURPHY)
4. James TUITAHI
5. Bernard LEWIS
20. Blake GOODMAN (replacing 6. Bradley DEITZ who moved to hooker)
7. Brock LAMB
8. John TUIVAITI
6. Brad DEITZ (replacing 9. Sam VERRILLS who is on the bench for Sydney Roosters)
10. Max BAILEY
11. Fletcher BAKER
12. Thomas FREEBAIRN (c)
13. Josh CURRAN
15. Jerry KEY
16. Benjamin THOMAS
17. Stefano HALA
21. Kenneth KORO
COACH: Jason TAYLOR
The scoring went as follows:
NS try - Nicholas O'Meley 4' - NS 4-0
NS try - Kieren Moss 8'
NS conversion - Brock Lamb 9' - NS 10-0
Canterbury try - Renouf Toomaga 13'
Canterbury conversion - Morgan Harper 14' - NS 10-6
Canterbury try - Renouf Toomaga 24'
Canterbury conversion - Morgan Harper 25' - Canterbury 12-10
Canterbury try - Connelly Leumelu 32'
Canterbury conversion - Morgan Harper 33' - Canterbury 18-10
Canterbury try - Kayne Kalache 36'
Canterbury conversion - Morgan Harper 37' - Canterbury 24-10
Canterbury try - Christian Crichton 50' - Canterbury 28-10
Canterbury try - Francis Tualau 59'
Canterbury conversion - Morgan Harper 61' - Canterbury 34-10
NS try - Joshua Curran 69'
NS conversion - Blake Goodman 70' - Canterbury 34-16
Canterbury try - John Olive 75' - Canterbury 38-16
Canterbury try - Connelly Leumelu 78'
Saturday 15th June 2019, 12:45PM, Belmore Sports Ground
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 42 (Renouf Toomaga 2, Connelly Leumelu 2, Kayne Kalache, Christian Crichton, Francis Tualau, John Olive tries; Morgan Harper x5 conversions) df
North Sydney Bears 16 (Nicholas O'Meley, Kieren Moss, Joshua Curran tries; Brock Lamb, Blake Goodman conversions)
Half-time Canterbury 24-10