NSWRL's Media Wrap No.8
The Intrust Super Premiership NSW Residents side was full of talent, from the International experience of Elijah Taylor, through to an incredible spine, including Justin Hunt, Shaun Nona, Josh Drinkwater and Mitch Williams. Abraham Papalii and Daniel Alvaro were enormous up front, in what was an incredible team effort in their victory over Queensland.
Omar Slaimankhel’s interviews with various players summed up an incredible positive week for the Intrust Super Premiership NSW Residents. The players barely knew each other when they came together, but after a week dominated by training and hard fought Ping-Pong tournaments, it was like they had been friends for years. Shaun Nona fit in immediately despite playing for Queensland last year and returning to his old home ground, and the dominant performance really reflected the success of the camp.
KARI City dominated VB Country in a 44-30 showdown in Tamworth, with Aaron Gray finding the line an incredible four times. Despite many debutants in the side, including Cronulla Sharks in-form recruit Chad Townsend, the City boys put on a try-scoring clinic at Scully Park, and they were just too good for Craig Fitzgibbon’s men.
Junior Rep Champions
The Parramatta Eels scraped past the Newcastle Knights by only two points to capture the Harold Matthews Cup, while the Penrith Panthers upset the Illawarra Steelers to win the SG Ball. Both winners will fly up to Brisbane this weekend for the National Junior Finals. Jamie Feeney deeply analysed both Grand Final’s in this week’s episode of Jamie’s Jury.
Loz Speaks His Mind
VB Blues coach Laurie Daley sat down with True Blue Steve ‘Blocker’ Roach in this week’s episode of The Daley News, to cover rumours about Mitchell Pearce, talk about Bryce Cartwright, and much more.
Blocker was busy man this week, not only getting that much out of Laurie Daley, but also sitting down with Parramatta Eels legend Peter Sterling for an in-depth chat in Turn Back Time.