Residents Team Named
NSWRL Chairman Dr George Peponis OAM announced the 19-man Intrust Super Premiership NSW Residents squad yesterday to play the XXXX Queensland Residents next Sunday, 8 May, at Langlands Park. View the Rip Taylor coached squad here.
Country Round A Success
The NSWRL’s annual Country Round was again a success over the weekend, with towns including Bathurst, Moss Vale, Cessnock, Woy Woy and Nowra getting a taste of the state’s premier competition. You can view the results here, but no matter which team the locals supported, it was a fantastic weekend of Rugby League on show.
Arguably the best Intrust Super Premiership NSW team of all time took the field yesterday, thanks to Andrew McFadden’s decision to drop various New Zealand Warriors players. The Warriors downed the Bulldogs 42-12, but not without the help of Manu Vatuvei with a try, Konrad Hurrell, Ben Matulino, Bodene Thompson, and Sam Lisone; with legendary captain Ali Lauitiiti being relegated to the bench.
Junior Rep Prelims
Parramatta scraped past Penrith in the Harold Matthews, while Newcastle advanced in the same competition. Illawarra and Penrith advanced to the preliminary finals in the NSWRL’s u-18s competition, and you can watch a video wrap up of the entire weekend of future NSW Blues.
Hills District Bulls put on a 70-10 showing against the Asquith Magpies in the Sydney Shield on the weekend, with Devon Makoare-Boyce and Jordan Tongahai amassing an incredible nine tries between them. Only three other tries were scored by Bulls players, which is an unbelievable effort. Boyce dropped down from the Ron Massey Cup to pick up five of the tries, while Tongahai scored the other four.
Magpies Flying High
Wentworthville have always been a strong second and third-tier club, and that was shown this weekend by taking outright first position in the Ron Massey Cup, without having to actually do anything. Yes, the Magpies Ron Massey Cup boys had the bye, yet have still taken out first place with six wins from seven and a massive +158 for and against record.