The Grapple: 21 June 2018 – 3 big interviews tonight and start with Kristian Woolf

Time

Segment

6.02-6.08pm

Segment 1 (a): Interview- 

·       Kristian Woolf- coach, Tonga test team and Townsville Blackhawks ISC team

6.08-6.18pm

Segment 1 (b):

·       Interview follow up

·       NRL review round 15

·       News/snippets etc.

6.18-6.22

Music/ads

6.22-6.30

Segment 2 (a): Interview-

Stephanie Hancock and Meg Ward- Jillaroos and Qld women’s SOO team

6.30-6.38

Segment 2 (b): Local league

6.38-6.42

Music/ads

6.42-6.58

Segment 3: Greg McCallum- our resident NRL expert former 1st grade referee and English Super League boss

o   The Immortals

o   Rep round preview

o   SOO game 2 preview

6.58

Sign off

 

Segment 1 (a): 6.05-6.18: Interview Kristian Woolf - coach Tongan test team and Townsville Blackhawks ISC team

Segment 1 (b):

  • Interview follow up  
  • NRL: Review round 15:
Date

Home

Away

Venue

Thu. Jun 14

Eels 24

Rabbitohs 42

ANZ Stadium

Fri. Jun 15

Cowboys 16

Warriors 23

1300SMILES Stadium

Fri. Jun 15

Roosters 32

Panthers 6

Allianz Stadium

Sat. Jun 16

Bulldogs 10

Titans 32

Belmore Sports Ground

Sat. Jun 16

Dragons 32

Sea Eagles 8

WIN Stadium

Sat. Jun 16

Sharks 16

Broncos 20

Southern Cross Group Stadium

Sun. Jun 17

Knights 10

Storm 28

McDonald Jones Stadium

Sun. Jun 17

Tigers 12

Raiders 48

Campbelltown Stadium

Ladder:

1

  Dragons

24

351

216

135

$5.00

2

  Rabbitohs

22

380

259

121

$4.75

3

  Panthers

22

306

222

84

$6.50

4

  Warriors

22

289

264

25

$12.00

5

  Storm

20

325

215

110

$6.00

6

  Roosters

20

314

218

96

$6.00

7

  Sharks

18

294

267

27

$13.00

8

  Broncos

18

268

312

-44

$17.00

9

  Raiders

14

332

296

36

$41.00

10

  Wests Tigers

14

230

265

-35

$81.00

11

  Titans

12

266

355

-89

$301.00

12

  Knights

12

266

392

-126

$301.00

13

  Cowboys

8

243

304

-61

$251.00

14

  Sea Eagles

8

300

364

-64

$301.00

15

  Bulldogs

8

209

288

-79

$501.00

16

  Eels

6

218

354

-136

$501.00

 

NRL news/snippets:

  • announcement of the Magic Weekend for 2019 in Brisbane but problems with ground booking at Lang Park – share with Qld Reds/NSW Warathas- unique round will include two Friday night fixtures, three Saturday games and finish with a three back-to-back games on Sunday
  • Craig Bellamy to stay in Melbourne after agreeing to a three-year deal worth around $1.7 a season. Bellamy took over the Storm in 2003 and has led the club to seven NRL grand finals, winning four of them, despite two titles being rubbed out due to salary cap rorts carried out by former officials at the club. The Storm mentor has coached 407 NRL games with an impressive 67.8 per cent strike rate, and is also the fastest coach to reach 250 NRL wins
  • The Wests Tigers have welcomed back Robbie Farah after a stint with the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Farah will re-join the Tigers for the rest of the 2018 season, and looks set to extend his record of 247 games with the club. He will be available for selection for their next game at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday July 1. 
  • Penrith general manager Phil Gould believes it would be in the best interests of the Broncos to let Wayne Bennett go if they don’t plan to keep him at the club beyond 2019. The retention by the Storm now leaves the Broncos and Bennett in a precarious position. Bennett will reportedly address the club on June 27 about his future plans for the Broncos and it’s said the officials should come to a decision in the next fortnight. The legendary mentor may yet get a new deal with the Broncos board's options appearing limited  but the super coach is reportedly also eyeing a coaching advisor role should the club want to move in another direction. If Bennett is selected to be Broncos coach beyond next season he will be the first in NRL history to coach beyond the age of 70.
  • FORMER NRL player Daniel Vidot will become a “Samoan Ghost” in the WWE, confirming he’s signed a three-year deal with the professional wrestling powerhouse. The 28-year-old Gold Coaster, who retired from the Brisbane Broncos in 2015, locked in the full-time contract after a trial in Florida in October. During his NRL career Vidot played 100 first grade games, representing the Raiders, Broncos and the Gold Coast Titans.
  • ROOSTERS star Blake Ferguson could be set for a move to the Knights after meeting with Newcastle coach Nathan Brown on Tuesday. The Knights already have former Roosters Mitchell Pearce, Aiden Guerra, Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Connor Watson on their books and they have urged Ferguson to join them.
  • Former Wests Tigers player Tim Simona has reportedly been offered a lifeline by the Penrith Panthers. Phil Gould has apparently made moves to bring Simona back to the NRL working in community programs with the club. This, despite Simona's history, having been found guilty of gambling on NRL games while with the Tigers. Gould has been in contact with the NRL Integrity Unit, believing that Simona should be offered a second chance to give back to rugby league. What’s the odds on this happening???/find some signed jersey for auction?
  • MELBOURNE set to launch a bid to sign Raiders playmaker Blake Austin for 2019. Still looking for a long-term replacement for Cooper Cronk, the Storm have joined Parramatta in the battle to sign Austin. The classy Austin is likely to quit the Raiders at the end of the season but the lure of playing under super coach Craig Bellamy may tip the scales in Melbourne’s favour. Brodie Croft?
  • Souths are looking around for an edge forward to replace Crichton. One man they are looking at is Broncos winger Corey Oates, who has the makings of a fine back-rower with his size and speed
  • English club Castleford are desperate for a fullback - and have targeted Raiders back-up Brad Abbey. Fresh from a hat-trick for Raiders feeder club Mounties last weekend, Abbey has been running hot this season but isn’t about to take Jack Wighton’s spot in the top grade. That is why the Kiwi-born 21-year-old is considering getting a release from the final year of his contract next season and moving to Britain. Abbey is a class act - but most NRL clubs have established fullbacks.
Round 16

Date

Home

Away

Venue

TV

Time

Thu. Jun 28

Dragons

Eels

WIN Stadium

Nine, Fox

7:50pm

Fri. Jun 29

Warriors

Sharks

Mt Smart Stadium

Nine, Fox

6:00pm

Fri. Jun 29

Roosters

Storm

Allianz Stadium

Nine, Fox

7:50pm

Sat. Jun 30

Panthers

Sea Eagles

Panthers Stadium

Fox

3:00pm

Sat. Jun 30

Knights

Bulldogs

McDonald Jones Stadium

Fox

5:30pm

Sat. Jun 30

Broncos

Raiders

Suncorp Stadium

Fox

7:30pm

Sun. Jul 1

Tigers

Titans

Leichhardt Oval

Fox

2:00pm

Sun. Jul 1

Rabbitohs

Cowboys

Barlow Park

Nine, Fox

4:10pm

Break: 6.18-6.22

Segment 2 (a): 6.22-6.30: Interview with Meg Ward and Stephanie Hancock

Women's State of Origin, Friday, 7.30pm at North Sydney Oval

  • 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 squad: 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.
  • New South Wales: 1 Sam Bremner, 2 Taleena Simon, 3 Corban McGregor, 4 Isabelle Kelly, 5 Nakia Davis-Welsh, 6 Lavina O'Mealey, 7 Maddison Studdon (c), 8 Elianna Walton (vc), 9 Rebecca Riley, 10 Simaima Taufa, 11 Talesha Quinn, 12 Kezie Apps, 13 Vanessa Foliaki. Interchange: 14 Nita Maynard, 15 Rebecca Young, 16 Holli Wheeler, 17 Hannah Southwell, 18 Quincy Dodd.

Segment 2 (b): 6.30-6.38pm: Local league

Vantage Homes Division 1 Cup: Round 13:

  • Beerwah 22 d Nambour 20 after Nambour led 14-6 at half time and then 2016 with 24 to go; Aiden Young -3 goals/try for dogs; Reuben Olive double for Nambour; Baidon Cooper 4 goals and try
  • Caboolture lost 28 to Maroochydore 30 after Cab led 18-14 at half time- and then 28-20 with around 25 to go- Ben Maddick double in 1st half for Snakes; Joshua Totoro 4 goals; Riley Moore double and Tyler Oxenham 3 goals for Maroochydore  
  • Kawana 46 d Gympie 16 after Gympie led 10-0-Kawana scored 4 unanswered tries in 1st half to lead 28-10-Thomas Dwan 7 goals for Kawana 
  • Noosa 16 lost to Caloundra 46- led 30-0 at half time- 9 tries to 3 –Alex Copelin 3 tries and Robert Barwick 5 goals 

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FF

FA

B

F

A

PD

PTS

1

Beerwah

13

11

0

2

0

0

0

372

228

144

46

2

Maroochydore

13

10

0

3

0

0

0

340

222

118

43

3

Caboolture

13

9

0

4

0

0

0

434

212

222

40

4

Nambour

13

9

0

4

1

0

0

352

166

186

40

5

Kawana

13

6

0

7

0

0

0

330

248

82

31

6

Caloundra

13

5

0

8

0

0

0

254

330

-76

28

7

Noosa

13

1

0

12

0

0

0

176

450

-274

16

8

Gympie

13

1

0

12

0

1

0

176

578

-402

15

 

Division 2A: Caboolture 31-24 over Maroochydore- field goal to Scott Maddick to lead by 7 with 4 to go-also got 2 tries; Coolum too strong for Mary Valley, Beerwah 30-18 over Nambour; Stanley River 48-10 over Bribie and Noosa 26 d Caloundra 16  

 

Division 2B: Palmwoods 20 d Yandina 12 –Tim Cook double for Palmwoods; Beachmere too strong for Pomona and Kilcoy 46-6 over Maroochydore- Troy Edwards -5 goals/try for the Yowies

POS

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FF

FA

B

F

A

PD

PTS

1

Beachmere

9

8

1

0

1

0

0

250

80

170

34

2

Pomona/Cooran

9

6

1

2

0

0

0

194

160

34

28

3

Yandina

9

3

1

5

0

0

0

142

208

-66

19

4

Kilcoy

9

3

0

6

0

0

0

222

202

20

18

5

Palmwoods

9

2

2

5

0

0

0

138

184

-46

17

6

Maroochydore

9

2

1

6

0

1

0

140

252

-112

15

 

U/18 Div 1: Wins to Maroochydore, Beerwah, Kawana and Noosa

 

1

Kawana

13

12

0

0

2

0

1

554

140

414

52

2

Maroochydore

13

8

0

4

0

0

1

390

232

158

40

3

Noosa

13

8

0

4

0

0

1

410

270

140

40

4

Bribie Island

13

6

1

5

1

0

1

328

254

74

35

U/18 Div 2: Caboolture and Kawana winners

 

SCGRFL Women: Big day on Saturday at Wondai with double header: Kawana 34 d Noosa 6-Abbey Templeton who we spoke to last Sunday during our live broadcast scored 2 goals/try; Melanie Watherston 4 tries/goal and  South Burnett 24 d Nambour 6; Caboolture bye - great trip  

 

Friday 22nd June 2018

Women's 7.30pm Kawana v South Burnett   U18 Div 2 7.45pm Maroochydore v Kawana

 

Saturday June 23 2018 at Caloundra

U18 Div 1 2.00pm Caloundra v Kawana       Div 2A 3.30pm Caloundra v Kawana           

Div 1 5.30pm Caloundra v Kawana

 

U18 Div 1 2.30pm Beerwah v Bribie Island at Coolum                               

Div 2A 4.00pm Coolum v Beerwah               Div 1 5.30pm Beerwah v Gympie

 

Div 2A 1.30pm Noosa v Stanley Rivers Maroochydore U18          

Div 1 3.00pm Maroochydore v Noosa           Div 2A 4.30pm Maroochydore v Bribie Island

Div 1 6.00pm Maroochydore v Noosa

 

U18 Div 2 12.45pm Stanley Rivers v Caboolture at Nambour

U/18 Div 1 2.15pm Nambour v Caboolture   Div 2A 3.45pm Nambour v Mary Valley

Womens 5.15pm Nambour v Caboolture

Div 1 6.30pm Nambour v Caboolture

 

Triple header at Cooran in the 2B’s: 2.00pm Maroochydore v Beachmere

3.30pm Yandina v Kilcoy      5.00pm Pomona-Cooran v Palmwoods

 

Brisbane Rugby League: A-Grade – Round 11: Seagulls 18 lost to Panthers 26- 5 tires to 3;  Tigers 38 Diehards 12-  7 tries to 3 and Magpies 28 lost to Dolphins 44- high scoring with 8 tries to 5

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

FF

FG

D

B

For

Agst

PD

PTS

%

1

Panthers

11

8

2

0

0

1

0

292

195

97

28

149.74

2

Dolphins

11

7

2

0

0

2

0

281

216

65

27

130.09

3

Seagulls

11

5

4

0

0

2

0

250

224

26

23

111.61

4

Diehards

11

4

5

0

0

2

0

211

239

-28

21

88.28

5

Tigers

11

3

7

0

0

1

0

286

241

45

18

118.67

6

Magpies

11

2

9

0

0

0

0

155

360

-205

15

43.06

 

Bye this weekend

ISC:  Round 15: Bye this weekend of course for all teams but last weekend - the Sunshine Coast Falcons ousted the Burleigh Bears from top spot in the with a hard-earned 16-4 win.

16/06/2018

6:00:00 PM

Jack Manski Oval

Townsville Blackhawks 28

Mackay Cutters 22

16/06/2018

6:00:00 PM

North Ipswich Reserve

Ipswich Jets 8

PNG Hunters 6

16/06/2018

7:00:00 PM

BMD Kougari Oval

Wynnum Manly Seagulls 16

Northern Pride 22

17/06/2018

2:00:00 PM

Pizzey Park

Burleigh Bears 4

Sunshine Coast Falcons 16

17/06/2018

2:00:00 PM

Suzuki Stadium

Easts Tigers 26

Central Queensland Capras 22

17/06/2018

2:00:00 PM

Piggabeen Sports Complex

Tweed Heads Seagulls 28

Norths Devils 24

17/06/2018

3:00:00 PM

Davies Park

Souths Logan Magpies 14

Redcliffe 28

 

 

Townsville Blackhawks

14

10

0

4

1

359

204

155

22

2

Burleigh Bears

14

10

0

4

1

351

255

96

22

3

Redcliffe Dolphins

14

9

0

5

1

355

231

124

20

4

Northern Pride

14

9

0

5

1

309

265

44

20

5

Souths Logan Magpies

14

8

0

6

1

364

305

59

18

6

Tweed Heads Seagulls

14

8

0

6

1

281

342

-61

18

7

Sunshine Coast Falcons

14

7

0

7

1

274

251

23

16

8

Norths Devils

14

7

0

7

1

311

313

-2

16

9

Ipswich Jets

14

7

0

7

1

275

323

-48

16

10

Easts Tigers

14

6

0

8

1

312

295

17

14

11

PNG Hunters

14

6

0

8

1

228

272

-44

14

12

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

14

5

0

9

1

293

361

-68

12

13

Central Queensland Capras

14

3

0

11

1

198

329

-131

8

14

Mackay Cutters

14

3

0

11

1

256

420

-164

8

A mix of spectacular and clinical football has seen the XXXX Queensland Rangers take a 46-16 win against the NSWRL Pioneers at Burleigh's Pizzey Park yesterday. Redcliffe youngster Trai Fuller notched three eye-catching tries as the Rangers bounced back from a heavy 30-14 loss in the same fixture last year to lead 28-0 shortly after halftime.

U/20’s: Round

 

Women:

  • SEQ Division 1:  Panthers 32 d Ipswich 12 -6 tires to 2; Toowoomba 16 lost to Souths 38  and Burleigh/Easts
  • Division 2: Souths 28 d Aspley 6; Caboolture 34 d Inala 4-6 tries to 1;

After break-joined by Macca for all the latest news and previews for this weekend’s rep games plus we’ll about the Immortals 

 

The Immortals:

  • Rugby league pioneer Dally Messenger, record tryscorer Ken Irvine, St George legend Norm Provan and Brisbane great Darren Lockyer headline the shortlist of contenders to be inducted later this year as Immortals. The NRL on Wednesday announced a 10-man list of those in the running to join rugby league's most-illustrious club. Pre-World War II greats Frank Burge and Dave Brown also feature on the list along with Brian Bevan, Duncan Hall, Ron Coote and Mal Meninga. In August, the NRL will induct up to two new Immortals to join Clive Churchill, Bob Fulton, Reg Gasnier, Graeme Langlands, Johnny Raper, Wally Lewis, Arthur Beetson and Andrew Johns. Since the first announcement of Churchill, Fulton, Gasnier and Raper as Immortals in 1981, inductions have been sporadic.
  • But after the NRL took over the Immortals concept following last year's closure of previous owner Rugby League Week, the governing body announced it could make regular inclusions and also consider players from past eras.
  • Former Broncos, Queensland and Australian skipper Lockyer had been touted as the front-runner to be the next inductee, however the NRL's decision to consider greats from bygone decades clouds the field.
  • Lockyer at one time held the record for most club (355) and State of Origin games (36) before being passed by former Queensland teammate Cameron Smith for both

Women’s SOO game on Friday night- plenty of lower north shore yuppies will be there!!

Saturday: Papua New Guinea v Fiji, Saturday 4pm at Campbelltown Stadium

Samoa v Tonga, Saturday 7.10pm at Campbelltown Stadium

England v New Zealand, Sunday 6am (AEST) at Mile High Stadium, Denver

Without the services of Johnson, Tuivasa-Sheck, Harris and suspended Warriors prop Adam Blair, New Zealand coach Michael Maguire has chosen seven Kiwis rookies in his 19-man squad- Leeson Ah Mau, Herman Ese'ese, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, James Fisher-Harris, hooker Slade Griffin, centre Esan Marsters and wingers Ken Maumalo and Jamayne Isaako. The Kiwis assembled in Sydney before flying out for Denver on Monday morning

After falling back a little with the pack in recent years, England's performance at the World Cup – they pushed the Aussies all the way in a 6-0 loss in the final – would indicate they are on the rise again. Despite having to replace injured prop George Burgess, coach Wayne Bennett has a team with a liberal sprinkling of NRL players that looks a little stronger on paper than the Kiwis

Clashes between Kiwi forwards Marty Taupau, Nelson Asofa-Solomona and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and England's James Graham and the Burgess brothers. The battle up front is likely to be a decisive factor in the result.

Key player: Gareth Widdop

England squad: John Bateman, Sam Burgess, Tom Burgess, Jake Connor, James Graham, Ryan Hall, Chris Hill, Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Jermaine McGillvary, Sean O’Loughlin, Mark Percival, Stefan Ratchford, James Roby, Scott Taylor, Luke Thompson, Gareth Widdop, George Williams, Elliott Whitehead

New Zealand squad: Leeson Ah Mau, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Herma Ese’ese, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, James Fisher-Harris, Slade Griffin, Peta Hiku, Jamayne Isaako, Jordan Kahu, Isaac Liu, Issac Luke, Te Maire Martin, Esan Marsters, Ken Maumalo, Kodi Nikorima, Joseph Tapine, Martin Taupau, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.

Sunday: NSW Residents v Queensland residents, 4.10pm at ANZ Stadium

  • Ten Intrust Super Cup clubs will provide one or more representatives to the Queensland Residents team to play New South Wales next Sunday. The annual representative clash will be played before Game Two of the Holden State of Origin series at Sydney's ANZ Stadium. Northern Pride, Wynnum Manly, Souths Logan, Burleigh, Easts and Redcliffe will be represented by multiple players, while Sunshine Coast, Ipswich, Townsville and Norths all have one representative in the 18-man line-up. Queensland coach Jon Buchanan said state selectors were faced with a difficult task.
  • Queensland Residents: 1 Scott Drinkwater, 2 Jonus Pearson, 3 Marion Seve, 4 Gehamat Shibasaki, 5 Kalifa Faifai-Loa, 6 Billy Walters, 7 Jamal Fogarty, 8 Nathaniel Neale, 9 Patrick Politoni, 10 Sam Anderson, 11 Patrick Kaufusi, 12 Blake Leary, 13 Patrick Mago. Interchange: 14 Mitchell Cronin, 15 Patrick Carrigan, 16 Lachlan Timm, 17 William Bugden, 18 Jake Clifford.
  • NSW Residents squad: Aaron Gray, Bayley Sironen, Billy Brittain, Blayke Brailey, Caleb Aekins, Dean Britt, Ed Murphy, Jacob Felise, Kurt Dillon, Kyle Flanagan, Liam Martin, Luke Garner, Maika Sivo, Mawene Hiroti, Ofahiki Ogden, Scott Sorensen, Sean O’Sullivan, Suaia Matagi, Tony Satini

State of Origin II, New South Wales v Queensland, Sunday, 7.40pm at ANZ Stadium

Maroons squad (in likely starting order): Billy Slater, Valentine Holmes, Greg Inglis (capt), Will Chambers, Dane Gagai, Cameron Munster, Ben Hunt, Jarrod Wallace, Andrew McCullough, Dylan Napa, Gavin Cooper, Felise Kaufusi, Josh McGuire. Interchange: Kalyn Ponga, Josh Papalii, Coen Hess, Jai Arrow. Tim Glasby (18th man).

New South Wales squad: Josh Addo-Carr, Nathan Cleary, Damien Cook, Boyd Cordner (c), Angus Crichton, Jack de Belin, Tyson Frizell, Ryan James, Luke Keary, David Klemmer, James Maloney, Latrell Mitchell, Tyrone Peachey, Matt Prior, James Roberts, Tariq Sims, James Tedesco, Jake Trbojevic, Tom Trbojevic, Paul Vaughan

 

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