Kaeo Weekes scores for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in Round 2 of the UNE Harold Matthews Cup

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Weekes' Day Not Enough For Under-16s Sea Eagles

2017 NSW Under-16s representative and NSWRL '18 Stars of 2018' Kaeo Weekes scored both of Manly's tries in the Sea Eagles' four-point loss to the Parramatta Eels at New Era Stadium.

Weekes scored 11 tries in the 2017 edition of the Harold Matthews Cup, equal-third most across the competition last season.

Watch for the talented half to continue in his try-scoring ways throughout the remainder of the Harold Matthews Cup competition in 2018.

 

Davis Shines With Boot and Ball 

The Illawarra Steelers have enjoyed a dominant start to their 2018 Tarsha Gale Cup campaign, two resounding wins shoring up their place atop the competition’s standings.

Keeley Davis has been a shining light for her side having already touched down for five tries inside two matches.

Davis also potted five conversions against the Steelers at Redfern on Saturday, ensuring a personal haul of 18 points – a season tally of 40 and the most of any player in the Under-18s Womens competition.

 

Fresh Sharks Off to a Flyer

Cronulla enjoyed a bye in the opening week of the Tarsha Gale Cup, and their week off clearly paid dividends as they ran in 13 tries en route to a 70-18 victory over the Bulldogs.

Scoring five unanswered tries inside the opening quarter of an hour, the Sharks proved their wares on both sides of the ball in keeping the Bulldogs to just three four-pointers throughout the match.

In the 52-point win, Sharks winger Madison Higgins-Ashby crossed for four tries – a Tarsha Gale Cup best.

 

Wounded Panther Shows Her Support 

Injured Penrith Tarsha Gale Cup squad member Leonie Tuivati-Higgs wouldn't miss her side's win over the Raiders for the world.

In a sign of the defending premiers' team morale, Tuivati-Higgs – sporting crutches – boarded the Panthers bus to Canberra to cheer on her side – despite knowing she would play no part in the eventual 12-point win over the Raiders.  

 

The Penrith Panthers Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup side make their way to Canberra in Round 2 of the competition.
The Penrith Panthers Harvey Norman Tarsha Gale Cup side make their way to Canberra in Round 2 of the competition. ©Zoe Hamilton/NSWRL

 

Young-Gun Dykes at the Double

Son of former Cronulla and Parramatta half Adam, Kade Dykes showed he’s every bit his father’s son in leading the Harold Matthews Cup Sharks to a big win in Round 2.

A talented number 7 with an astute kicking game, Dykes bagged a pair of tries in the 24-point win over the Bulldogs.