The Grapple: 19 July 2018: 

Time

Segment

6.05-6.18pm

 

 

Segment 1: Panel

·       NRL review round 18

·       NRL news/snippets etc.

6.18-6.22

Music/ads

6.22-6.28

Segment 2 (a): Local rugby league:

·       SCGRFL, Brisbane, ISC and women’s

6.28-6.30

Music/ads

6.30-6.38

Segment 2 (b): Interview: Dave Shillington - Qld manager Men of League Foundation

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

·       Hall of Fame nominees

·       NRL-preview round 19

6.58

Sign off

 

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

 

Home

Away

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

 

NRL news/snippets:

  • 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  

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FF

FA

B

F

A

PD

PTS

1

Beerwah

16

14

0

2

0

0

0

494

268

226

58

2

Caboolture

16

12

0

4

0

0

0

506

226

280

52

3

Maroochydore

16

12

0

4

0

0

0

452

290

162

52

4

Nambour

16

10

0

6

1

0

0

380

232

148

46

5

Kawana

16

8

0

8

0

0

0

414

294

120

40

6

Caloundra

16

5

0

11

0

0

0

284

418

-134

31

7

Gympie

16

2

0

14

0

1

0

230

676

-446

21

8

Noosa

16

1

0

15

0

0

0

234

590

-356

19

 

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.

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FF

FA

B

F

A

PD

PTS

1

Kawana

10

6

1

1

0

0

2

252

96

156

35

2

Caboolture

10

6

1

1

0

1

2

208

122

86

34

3

South Burnett

10

3

0

5

1

0

2

128

192

-64

25

4

Nambour

10

3

0

5

0

0

2

124

192

-68

25

5

Noosa

10

1

0

7

0

0

2

92

202

-110

19

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

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FF

FA

B

F

A

PD

PTS

1

Coolum

16

13

0

2

0

0

1

516

184

332

58

2

Maroochydore

16

10

0

4

0

0

2

366

197

169

52

3

Kawana

16

10

0

5

0

0

1

486

204

282

49

4

Beerwah

16

10

0

5

0

0

1

372

224

148

49

5

Stanley River

16

10

0

5

0

0

1

340

232

108

49

6

Bribie Island

16

8

1

5

0

0

2

328

258

70

47

 

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 

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

FF

FG

D

B

For

Agst

PD

PTS

%

1

Panthers

14

9

4

0

0

1

0

338

297

41

33

113.80

2

Dolphins

14

8

4

0

0

2

0

335

280

55

32

119.64

3

Seagulls

14

7

5

0

0

2

0

316

270

46

30

117.04

4

Diehards

14

6

6

0

0

2

0

281

303

-22

28

92.74

5

Tigers

14

4

9

0

0

1

0

366

289

77

23

126.64

6

Magpies

14

4

10

0

0

0

0

217

414

-197

22

52.42

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

 

1

Redcliffe Dolphins

17

12

0

5

1

473

297

176

26

2

Townsville Blackhawks

17

12

0

5

1

413

239

174

26

3

Burleigh Bears

17

11

0

6

1

437

339

98

24

4

Norths Devils

17

10

0

7

1

405

371

34

22

5

Northern Pride

17

10

0

7

1

348

317

31

22

6

Souths Logan Magpies

17

9

0

8

1

444

371

73

20

7

Easts Tigers

17

9

0

8

1

406

347

59

20

8

Sunshine Coast Falcons

17

8

0

9

1

312

303

9

18

9

Ipswich Jets

17

8

0

9

1

367

371

-4

18

10

PNG Hunters

17

8

0

9

1

290

320

-30

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

14

Mackay Cutters

17

3

0

14

1

272

538

-266

8

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 

 

SEQ Women’s:

  • 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

Round 19

Date

Home

Away

Venue

TV

Time

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

 

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