The Grapple Podcast on Sport 101.5 2018-07-19
The Grapple: 19 July 2018:
|Segment 1: Panel
· NRL review round 18
· NRL news/snippets etc.
|6.22-6.28||Segment 2 (a): Local rugby league:
· SCGRFL, Brisbane, ISC and women’s
|6.30-6.38||Segment 2 (b): Interview: Dave Shillington - Qld manager Men of League Foundation|
|6.42-6.58||Segment 3: Greg McCallum- our resident NRL expert former 1st grade referee and English Super League boss
· Hall of Fame nominees
· NRL-preview round 19
Segment 1: 6.05-6.18pm: Introduction:
Big program as usual tonight as we analyse, dissect and bisect all the major rugby league news stories, grapple with the top issues during the program:
- Special guest on-line at 6.30 tonight is Dave Shillington the Qld manager for the Men of League Foundation-Australian rugby league charity which was founded in 2002 by former NRL players Ron Coote, Jim Hall and Max Brown. The aim of the Foundation is to provide support and assistance to men, women and children from the rugby league community who have fallen on hard times. The Foundation is considered one of the largest sports-based charities in the world –wonderful for David to join us live and exclusive here on 101.5fm sports
- And at 6.40 joined by Macca to debate the Hall of Fame nominees and of course preview NRL round 19
- Just a quick mention of our leading international goal scorer Socceroo Tim Cahill announcing his retirement from international football after scoring 50 goals in 107 appearances.–well done Tim.
- Let’s start with a quick review of round 18
|Panthers 4th 12||Sharks 6th 24|
|Knights 18||Eels 16|
|Bulldogs 6||Rabbitohs 24|
|Sea Eagles 13||Storm 14|
|Raiders 38||Cowboys 12|
|Broncos 7th 6||Warriors 8th 26|
|Dragons 16||Tigers 20|
|Titans 12||Roosters 20|
- Two-time premiership player Luke Lewis has announced his retirement from the NRL, revealing that he will finish his decorated career at the end of 2018. The 34-year-old made his NRL debut with Penrith in 2001 and played on the wing in the Panthers' 2003 premiership-winning side. After 12 seasons and 208 games with Penrith, Lewis joined the Cronulla Sharks in 2014 and tasted grand final glory again. Lewis played back row in Cronulla's memorable 14-12 win over the Storm in the 2016 decider and capped a magnificent game by taking home the Clive Churchill Medal as the best player on the ground. Lewis played 16 Test matches for Australia and 17 Origins for NSW. He was part of the Blues' series wining sides in 2004 and 2014. A member of the elite 300-game club (315 and still counting). Lewis is one of the most respected figures in the NRL.
- Boom rookie Payne Haas is set to become the one of the richest teenagers in rugby league history, with the 18-year-old agreeing to a new six-year deal that will keep him with Brisbane until the end of the 2024 season. The deal, worth a cool $3million, has already been registered with the NRL. Haas burst onto the scene in Brisbane’s round eight win over Souths, but his season came to an abrupt end just two weeks later when he required a shoulder reconstruction.
- Wests Tigers utility Josh Reynolds has been ruled out for the rest of the NRL season after finally succumbing to a shoulder injury which has plagued him for the last three months. Reynolds has been booked in to undergo surgery on his troublesome right shoulder early next week after a 2018 campaign hindered by injury. The 29-year-old has managed just five appearances for the joint venture since his high-profile move from junior club Canterbury this year.
- The Sydney Roosters are set to make a stunning signing - world class English Test winger Ryan Hall. The Leeds flyer is close to signing a massive deal to replace star winger Blake Ferguson, who last week signed with the Parramatta Eels. Big, strong and powerful, Hall has been an institution at Leeds since 2007, playing 322 games and scoring a phenomenal 229 tries. That puts him ahead of the great try scorer in Australian league history, Ken Irvine, who bagged 212 tries in the 1950s, ’60s and ‘70s for Norths and Manly. Hall has also played 38 Tests for England, scoring 36 tries. He is off contract at Leeds and expected to link up with the Roosters at the start of next season.
- NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton admitted his whistleblowers got it wrong when they awarded rookie Sydney Roosters half Sean O'Sullivan one of the most controversial tries in several years. The bunker was slammed for giving the green light to the four-pointer in the first half of the Roosters' 20-12 win over the Gold Coast last Sunday. Sutton admitted senior review official Steve Chiddy was wrong to award the try.
- Canberra preparing to be without captain Jarrod Croker for the remainder of the NRL season. The star centre suffered a dislocated knee cap in the Raiders' 38-12 victory over North Queensland on Saturday. Big loss.
- Brisbane back-rower Jaydn Su'A could miss the remainder of the NRL season after he suffered a broken ankle in his team's upset loss to the Warriors
- Kangaroos Origin Merit team was announced during the week but no captain named:
- Fullback: Billy Slater (Queensland) Winger: Tom Trbojevic (NSW)
- Centre: Greg Inglis (Queensland) Centre: Latrell Mitchell (NSW)
- Winger: Josh Addo-Carr (NSW)
- Five-eighth: Cameron Munster (Queensland)
- Halfback: James Maloney (NSW)
- Prop: David Klemmer (NSW) Hooker: Damien Cook (NSW)
- Prop: Josh McGuire (Queensland) Second rower: Boyd Cordner (NSW)
- Second rower: Tyson Frizell (NSW) Lock: Jake Trbojevic (NSW)
- Interchange: James Tedesco (NSW) Interchange: Jack de Belin (NSW)
- Interchange: Josh Papali’i (Queensland) Interchange: Paul Vaughan (NSW)
Segment 2 (a): 6.22-6.28: Local rugby league
SCGRFL Vantage Homes Cup: Round 16: Division 1
Kawana 46 –Joe Price 2 tries and Thomas Dwan 7 goals d Noosa 10
Nambour 50-Paul McKewin 5 tries and Baidon Cooper 7 goals d Gympie 12-Jordan Remfrey 2 tries
Caboolture 32 – 6 tries –Blake Mara 15 minute of 2nd half, Cory Parker, Mitchell Buckett, Ben Maddick, Mark Stimson and James Kerr; Joshua Totoro 4 goals d Caloundra 0- only 8-0 at half time
Beerwah 36 d Maroochydore 22 – 1 v 2; 16-all at half time-7 tries to 4-Kainga Turner hat trick, Aiden Young double –Marlon Doak and Cherry Evans- Jamie Newton –Dylan Doak- 4 goals/try; Arden Lankowski- good try for Swans
Round 17 this weekend:
Caboolture/Gympie; Kawana/Nambour; Noosa/Beerwah and Caloundra/Maroochydore
SCGRFL women: last competition round saw Noosa 20 d South Burnett 12 and Caboolture-Dana Kane 2 tries and 3 goals to Audrey Nepson/Kawana-22 all draw; Nambour-bye.
Semis this Sunday at Kawana for the 5 teams: Caboolture/South Burnett 1.00pm and Nambour/Noosa at 2.30pm; Kawana bye as they finished top of the ladder
Week 2 will have 1 (Kawana) playing the winner of 2/3, with the loser of 2/3 to play the winner of 4/5 in an eliminator. This will leave 3 teams standing, with one having progressed straight to the GF, and the other two to play the Preliminary Final. GF will be played on Sunday August 12 at the Sunshine Coast Stadium. This should be a huge day, with it being the Falcons last home game for the season, and also Women in League round, with the Council organising a “Celebrating Women in Sport” function at the Stadium from 1.30pm – 5.30pm on the day as part of the event. The Falcons are hosting Easts in Under 20’s and Cup, with the GF currently scheduled to follow Cup, kicking off at 3.45pm
Div 2 A: Stanley River d Nambour, Kawana over Noosa, Coolum d Caloundra, Swans d Beerwah 20-12 and Bribie and Caboolture- Adam Otter double- 3 tries to 2-8th spot- 12-all draw
Div 2B: Wins to Pomona/Cooran, Kilcoy and Palmwoods
U/18 Div 1: Kawana d Noosa 24-10, Caboolture/Caloundra 26-all draw, Swans d Beerwah and Bribie over Nambour
U/18 Div 2: Palmwoods d Caboolture and Kawana d Stanley River
Brisbane Rugby League:
Round 14: Panthers in 2nd spot d Dolphins 1st 28-20, Seagulls 3rd (34) d Diehards 4th (20) and Magpies 20 d Tigers 18
Round 15 this weekend: Diehards/Panthers, Dolphins/Tigers and Magpies/Seagulls
ISC: Round 18 last weekend was the Men in League round:
Blackhawks d Jets 22-14, Devils d Capras 42-12, Tigers d Cutters 44-10, Dolphins 40 d Burleigh 28, PNG d Pride 18-18, Falcons d Wynnum 18-6 and Logan d Tweed 36-14
|6||Souths Logan Magpies||17||9||0||8||1||444||371||73||20|
|8||Sunshine Coast Falcons||17||8||0||9||1||312||303||9||18|
|11||Tweed Heads Seagulls||17||8||0||9||1||333||436||-103||18|
|12||Wynnum Manly Seagulls||17||6||0||11||1||341||451||-110||14|
|13||Central Queensland Capras||17||5||0||12||1||258||399||-141||12|
Round 19 ISC this weekend will see more than 70 players with NRL, Super League and international rugby league experience head into regional communities – some with little more than 1000 residents - as part of 'Get in the Game' Country Week.
Goondiwindi – Redcliffe Dolphins v Easts Tigers - Saturday, 1.10pm, Gilbert Oval (tv); Maryborough –Burleigh Bears v CQ Capras - Saturday, 3pm, Eskdale Park
Bowen – Sunshine Coast Falcons v Mackay Cutters - Saturday, 3pm, Denison Park; Cooktown – Northern Pride v Ipswich Jets - Saturday, 4pm, John Street Oval
Normanton – Souths Logan Magpies v Wynnum Manly Seagulls - Saturday, 6pm, John Henry Memorial Oval; Hughenden – Tweed Heads Seagulls v Townsville Blackhawks - Sunday, 2pm, Flinders Sports Ground
Lae – PNG Hunters v Norths Devils - Sunday, 3pm, Lae Rugby League Oval.
The Queensland Under 16’s lost 28-14 to a talented NSW side in their interstate clash played at Suncorp Stadium yesterday. In and end-to-end and entertaining game – the NSW side were able to wear down the young Queensland side to claim the win – posting three send half tries to earn the win after both teams headed into the sheds level at 10-10 at the break.
Qld Outback 40 d Northern Remotes at Falcons Stadium
- Div 1: Round 15- Burleigh d Panthers, Souths lost to Easts and Ipswich d Toowoomba –Burleigh lead ladder by 3 points from Easts
- Div 2: Caboolture 4th lost to Southport 3rd 16-12 – Cab 5th on ladder
Segment 2 (b): Interview with David Shillington
Segment 3: Macca
Hall of Fame nominees:
SIX rugby league legends were named during the week as the latest inductees to the NRL Hall of Fame, including two former Manly skippers and a North Sydney Bears great.
Ricky Stuart, Petero Civoniceva, Gorden Tallis, Steve Menzies, Cliff Lyons and Mark Graham will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Sydney Cricket Ground on August 1. Up to two new Immortals will also be announced and inducted as part of the gala. The six inductees will join the 100 Hall of Fame members who were automatically inducted as part of the centenary celebrations in 2008.
Voted in by 25 independent judges from a cross-section of rugby league, the six stars polled the most votes from a list of 25 hopefuls, which was originally a list of 100 names.
Nominees to miss out include: Bob Linder, Craig Young, Danny Buderus, Denis Flannery, Elwyn Walters, Greg Alexander, Ian Moir, Jack ‘Bluey’ Watkins, Kevin Walters, Michael O’Connor, Paul Harragon, Peter Dimond, Rod Reddy, Rod Lynch, Royce Simmons, Ruben Wiki, Stacey Jones, Steve Renouf and Wally O’Connell
Weight v age grouping for juniors
Preview NRL round 19
|Thu. Jul 19||Eels||Bulldogs||ANZ Stadium||Nine, Fox||7:50pm|
|Fri. Jul 20||Sharks||Raiders||Southern Cross Group Stadium||Nine, Fox||6:00pm|
|Fri. Jul 20||Broncos||Panthers||Suncorp Stadium||Nine, Fox||7:50pm|
|Sat. Jul 21||Knights||Titans||McDonald Jones Stadium||Fox||3:00pm|
|Sat. Jul 21||Tigers||Rabbitohs||ANZ Stadium||Fox||5:30pm|
|Sat. Jul 21||Cowboys||Dragons||1300SMILES Stadium||Fox||7:30pm|
|Sun. Jul 22||Warriors||Storm||Mt Smart Stadium||Fox||2:00pm|
|Sun. Jul 22||Sea Eagles||Roosters||Lottoland||Nine, Fox||4:10pm|