The Grapple Podcast on Sport 101.5 2018-06-14
The Grapple: 14 June 2018 –
o 6.05-6.12: Interview: Nambour 1st grade coach-Dave Cordwell
o 6.12-6.18: Local league: Amy Bock, Shane/GA (in studio):
|Segment 2: NRL: GA, Shane and Wade (in studio)
· Review round 14 etc.
· Latest news/stories etc.
|6.42-6.58||Segment 3: Greg McCallum- our resident NRL expert former 1st grade referee and English Super League boss
o The Flashback
o NRL: Preview round 15
Segment 1 (a): Interview with Dave Cordwell, Coach Nambour Crushers 1st Grade
Segment 1 (b): Interview follow up and local league:
- Women's Rugby League Talent ID and National Championship held on the on the Gold Coast recently followed by the announcement of the QLD women’s SOO team for what will be a first as the female fixture will fall under the Origin banner after previously being called the interstate challenge. New South Wales have clawed their way back after a 17-year Queensland dominance and currently hold the title after last season's 22-6 victory in Wollongong.
- Six debutantes have been selected in Jason Hetherington's Queensland squad for the upcoming women's Holden State of Origin at North Sydney Oval on June 22. Australian Jillaroos player Meg Ward is set to play her first game in state colours after a rapid rise to the top level last year, while Frieda Faulato Seu, Maitua Feterika, Tallisha Harden, Rhiannon Revell-Blair and Mariah Storch will make their Origin debuts. The selection of New Zealand international Feterika is a boost for the Maroons with her selection based around residency rules after a move to Queensland this year. Veteran forward Stephanie Hancock has also been named after delaying retirement plans for a further season.
- Queensland Maroons (in alphabetical order): Chelsea Baker, Heather Ballinger, Annette Brander, Brittany Breayley, Ali Brigginshaw, Karina Brown, Frieda Faulato Seu, Maitua Feterika, Tazmin Gray, Stephanie Hancock, Tallisha Harden, Kody House, Amelia Kuk, Rona Peters, Rhiannon Revell-Blair, Mariah Storch, Zahara Temara, Meg Ward.
- Chat next Thursday in our exclusive preview of the women’s SOO game
Vantage Homes Division 1 Cup
Beerwah 40 d Kawana 18, Nambour 30 d Caloundra 6, Maroochydore 56 d Gympie 6-led 26-0 at half time and Noosa 28 lost to Caboolture 30-Snakes led 20-10 at half-time and 30-16 with 10 to go.
Round 13 next weekend: Beerwah/Nambour- Sat 5.30pm: Caboolture/Maroochydore –Sat 6.30pm; Gympie/Kawana- 5.30pm and Noosa/Caloundra- Sun 3pm
Division 2A: Noosa 16 lost to Caboolture 18, Nambour 32 Caloundra 4 and Kawana 8 Beerwah 12
Double header at Woodford on Saturday evening: Bribie 16 lost to Coolum 44, Stanley River 26 d Mary Valley 12; Maroochydore-bye
Division 2B: Wins to Pomona/Cooran, Yandina and Beachmere
U/18 Div 1: Noosa d Caboolture, Nambour lost to Caloundra and Maroochydore 36 d Bribie 8, Kawana/Beerwah-no game
U/18 Div 2: Stanley River d Palmwoods-Maroocy and Kawana d Caboolture
SCGRFL Women: Caboolture 22 d Noosa 16 and Nambour 18 lost to Kawana 36 –top of ladder and South Burnett-bye but big day next Saturday at Wondai with double header: Kawana/Noosa and then South Burnett/Nambour- great trip
Brisbane Rugby League: A-Grade – Round 10: Seagulls 18-all Diehards, Panthers 24-all Dolphins and Tigers 60 d Magpies 4
Round 11 next weekend: Seagulls/Panthers, Tigers/Diehards and Magpies/Dolphins
ISC: Round 14
|Burleigh 28||Pride 30;|
|Falcons 14||Souths Logan 8|
|Townsville 32||Easts Tigers 0|
|Tweed 13||CQ Capras 12|
|Norths Devils 28||Redcliffe 20|
|Seagulls 30||Ipswich Jets 24|
|PNG Hunters 26||Mackay 12|
|4||Souths Logan Magpies||13||8||0||5||1||350||277||73||18|
|7||Tweed Heads Seagulls||13||7||0||6||1||253||318||-65||16|
|8||Sunshine Coast Falcons||13||6||0||7||1||258||247||11||14|
|12||Wynnum Manly Seagulls||13||5||0||8||1||277||339||-62||12|
|13||Central Queensland Capras||13||3||0||10||1||176||303||-127||8|
|16/06/2018||6:00:00 PM||Jack Manski Oval||Townsville Blackhawks||Mackay Cutters|
|16/06/2018||6:00:00 PM||North Ipswich Reserve||Ipswich Jets||PNG Hunters|
|16/06/2018||7:00:00 PM||BMD Kougari Oval||Wynnum Manly Seagulls||Northern Pride|
|17/06/2018||2:00:00 PM||Pizzey Park||Burleigh Bears||Sunshine Coast Falcons|
|17/06/2018||2:00:00 PM||Suzuki Stadium||Easts Tigers||Central Queensland Capras|
|17/06/2018||2:00:00 PM||Piggabeen Sports Complex||Tweed Heads Seagulls||Norths Devils|
|17/06/2018||3:00:00 PM||Davies Park||Souths Logan Magpies||Redcliffe|
- SEQ Division 1: Burleigh/Panthers, Easts/Magpies and Toowoomba 20 d Brothers 10
- Division 2: Caboolture 20 lost to Souths 22 at Kitchener Park on Saturday
- Div 3: Wins to Jimboomba, Beenleigh, Mt Gravatt and Normanby/Mudgeeraba 4-all.
Segment 2: NRL:
|Fri. Jun 8||Raiders 22||Panthers 23|
|Fri. Jun 8||Titans 16||Rabbitohs 18|
|Sat. Jun 9||Sea Eagles 14||Warriors 34|
|Sat. Jun 9||Knights 16||Roosters 18|
|Sat. Jun 9||Eels 20||Cowboys 14|
|Sun. Jun 10||Sharks 24||Tigers 16|
|Sun. Jun 10||Storm 32||Broncos 16|
|Mon. Jun 11||Bulldogs 16||Dragons 18|
|1||Panthers||13||22||10||0||3||1||300||190||110||6 - 1||4 - 2||4 - 0||Roosters||$5.00|
|2||Dragons||12||20||9||0||3||1||301||192||109||7 - 0||2 - 3||2 - 2||Sea Eagles||$5.50|
|3||Rabbitohs||14||20||10||0||4||0||338||235||103||5 - 2||5 - 2||5 - 0||Eels||$5.50|
|4||Warriors||13||20||9||0||4||1||266||248||18||4 - 3||5 - 1||2 - 2||Cowboys||$13.00|
|5||Storm||13||18||8||0||5||1||297||205||92||5 - 2||3 - 3||3 - 1||Knights||$7.50|
|6||Roosters||14||18||9||0||5||0||282||212||70||5 - 2||4 - 3||4 - 1||Panthers||$6.00|
|7||Sharks||14||18||9||0||5||0||278||247||31||5 - 2||4 - 3||4 - 1||Broncos||$11.00|
|8||Broncos||13||16||7||0||6||1||248||296||-48||4 - 2||3 - 4||2 - 2||Sharks||$23.00|
|9||Wests Tigers||14||14||7||0||7||0||218||217||1||5 - 2||2 - 5||2 - 3||Raiders||$51.00|
|10||Raiders||13||12||5||0||8||1||284||284||0||4 - 4||1 - 4||1 - 3||Wests Tigers||$51.00|
|11||Knights||14||12||6||0||8||0||256||364||-108||2 - 4||4 - 4||1 - 4||Storm||$151.00|
|12||Titans||13||10||4||0||9||1||234||345||-111||3 - 3||1 - 6||1 - 3||Bulldogs||$251.00|
|13||Sea Eagles||14||8||4||0||10||0||292||332||-40||3 - 4||1 - 6||2 - 3||Dragons||$101.00|
|14||Cowboys||14||8||4||0||10||0||227||281||-54||2 - 5||2 - 5||1 - 4||Warriors||$51.00|
|15||Bulldogs||12||8||3||0||9||1||183||238||-55||2 - 2||1 - 7||1 - 3||Titans||$251.00|
|16||Eels||14||6||3||0||11||0||194||312||-118||3 - 4||0 - 7||1 - 4||Rabbitohs||$151.00|
· SOO game 2 selections?
· We mentioned last Sunday-where will Aaron Woods be playing for the rest of 2018? We know Mbye knows where he will be and could be by next weekend but what a mess at the Dogs
· Retirements a-plenty this week:
o PENRITH hooker Peter Wallace has decided to retire from rugby league due to chronic injury issues.
- Darius Boyd announced he is walking away from representative rugby league, following in the footsteps of Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk.
- Michael Maguire will field a New Zealand team severely weakened by retirements and without a captain when they face England in Denver with forwards Simon Mannering, Russell Packer and Ben Matulino announcing their international retirements. The coach also turned orthodox thinking on its head by revealing he won't field an official captain. Instead, veteran forward Adam Blair will be the unofficial team leader. Blair, the skipper during last year's horrendous World Cup failure, will lead the team onto the field and be the designated spokesman to the referee. Injuries to Bromwich (hamstring), Canberra winger Jordan Rapana (hamstring) and Canterbury five-eighth Kieran Foran (toe) leave Maguire with little choice other than to blood new talent or revive Test careers. Wests Tigers veteran Benji Marshall (calf) is also now out of the reckoning, while there are doubts about Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson and fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck due to niggling injuries.
- NRL is continuing to move ahead with plans to open the 2019 season in the US despite resistance to next weekend's one-off Test between England and New Zealand in Denver due to the travel involved. NRL officials haven't been deterred by the lack of support from clubs and the game's stakeholders for the Denver Test, edging closer towards a historic match to open the season in California next year a week before the rest of the Telstra Premiership kicks off on home soil.
- The west coast of the US is the favoured destination for the match, with Los Angeles and San Francisco in the mix. If the game was in LA, the South Sydney Rabbitohs would be an obvious choice given Hollywood star Russell Crowe's connection to the club. The Rabbitohs would like plans to be sorted by the end of the month. As it stands, the Rabbitohs' contractual arrangement with ANZ Stadium allows them to take two games away – currently to Perth and Cairns – and Souths want to lock in arrangements asap.
- It's understood the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos have been discussed as potential opponents.
- Uncapped English trio of Jake Connor, Luke Thompson and Tommy Makinson have been included in England's squad for next week’s Test against New Zealand. England Squad: John Bateman, George Burgess, Sam Burgess, Thomas Burgess, Jake Connor, James Graham, Ryan Hall, Chris Hill, Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Jermaine McGillvary, Sean O'Loughlin, Mark Percival, Stefan Ratchford, James Roby, Luke Thompson, Gareth Widdop, George Williams, Elliott Whitehead.
- All about the self-imploding Manly Sea Eagles this week:
- Marty Taupau is an angry man at the best of times - but is fuming at his own club right now. With the Sea Eagles in disarray after being caught cheating the salary cap, the club has told its squad that it will consider requests for a release from players to lower its wage bill. That resulted in a flurry of activity from rival clubs, scrambling for Manly’s top talent. Taupau has had offers from at least three clubs and wants out - but his path to the exit door has been blocked by Manly chief executive Lyall Gorman.
- NRL blocking Manly’s plan to blood under 20s star Manase Fainu because he’s not part of the club’s 30-man roster. Fainu was named to replace the injured Api Koroisau but the Sea Eagles’ application was rejected with the NRL ruling that they already have cover in the position. “The player is currently a development player. In order for him to play in the Telstra Premiership, the club would need to request an exemption based on the circumstances, or alternatively upgrade the player’s contract,” said an NRL spokesman.
- FORMER Manly player Anthony Watmough unleashed an extraordinary tirade against current skipper Daly Cherry-Evans, accusing him of trying to hold the club up for money.
- North Queensland lock Jason Taumalolo has again snubbed New Zealand after confirming his allegiance to Tonga ahead of their Pacific Test in Sydney. Taumalolo turned his back on the chance to run out with the Kiwis in their June 23 clash with England in the United States, opting instead to make himself available for Tonga's one-off clash with Samoa in Campbelltown on the same day. Tonga coach Kristian Woolf lauded Taumalolo's commitment to his country, calling it a coup for the international game.
- Next weekend: 22: Women’s State of Origin, Sat 23 Campbelltown Sports Stadium will host to Pacific powerhouses Tonga v Samoa 7pm and Fiji v Papua 4pm and of course, SOO game 2 Sunday in Sydney at 8.00pm preceded by NSW/Qld Residents game which Qld won 36-6 in 2017 d NSW.
6.38-6.42: After break-joined by Macca for the Flashback and preview round 15 NRL
The Flashback: Round 2 1988-Campbelltown Sports Ground West Magpies v Newcastle Knights- Sunday, 13 March, 5,011 die-hard fans saw Peter Filmer in the middle and the Knights, 1 of the 3 new clubs in an expanded competition- others being Broncos and Cold Coast/Tweed Head Giants- win their 1st game in the top grade d Magpies 20-16; scrums-real scrums won by Knights 12-7 while Magpies won the penalties 16-8-interesting number!!
|Tries||John Allanson||Steve Fulmer|
|Trevor Cogger||Brian Quinton|
|Dave Gallagher||Sam Stewart|
|Goals||Mick Hoy (2/4)||Robbie Tew (3/4)|
|Tea Ropati (1/1)|
|Fullback||1.||Steve McCoy||1.||Glenn Frendo|
|Wing||2.||John Allanson||2.||Rod Whitaker|
|Centre||3.||Allen Geelan||3.||Glenn Miller|
|Centre||4.||Mick Hoy||4.||Gavin Hanrahan|
|Wing||5.||Danny Peacock||5.||Brian Quinton|
|Five-Eighth||6.||Doug Rawlings||6.||Robbie Tew|
|Halfback||7.||Trevor Cogger||7.||Steve Walters|
|Lock||8.||Cameron Blair||8.||David Boyd|
|Second Row||9.||Gary Bukowski||9.||Sam Stewart|
|Second Row||10.||Dave Gallagher||10.||Michael McKiernan|
|Front Row||11.||Dave Woods||11.||David Thorne|
|Hooker||12.||Alan Fallah||12.||Tony Townsend|
|Front Row||13.||Scott Tronc||13.||Tony Butterfield|
|Bench||14.||Ian Howcroft||14.||Tea Ropati|
|Coach||Laurie Freier||Allan McMahon|
Question for Macca: Is the Blitz over??
|Thu. Jun 14||Eels||Rabbitohs||ANZ Stadium||7:50pm|
|Fri. Jun 15||Cowboys||Warriors||1300SMILES Stadium||6:00pm|
|Fri. Jun 15||Roosters||Panthers||Allianz Stadium||7:50pm|
|Sat. Jun 16||Bulldogs||Titans||Belmore Sports Ground||3:00pm|
|Sat. Jun 16||Dragons||Sea Eagles||WIN Stadium||5:30pm|
|Sat. Jun 16||Sharks||Broncos||Southern Cross Group Stadium||7:30pm|
|Sun. Jun 17||Knights||Storm||McDonald Jones Stadium||2:00pm|
|Sun. Jun 17||Tigers||Raiders||Campbelltown Stadium||4:10pm|