The Grapple: 26 July 2018:  

Time

Segment

6.05-6.12pm

 

 

6.12-6.18pm

 

Segment 1 (a):

·       Interview Noosa 1st grade coach Ron Greentree  and preview game against Caboolture on Sunday

Segment 1 (b): Local rugby league:

·       SCGRFL, Brisbane, ISC and women’s

6.18-6.22

Music/ads

6.22-6.38

Segment 2: NRL:

·       Review round 19

·       News/snippets

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

·       Preview English RL final competition round 

·       NRL-preview round 20

6.58

Sign off

 

Segment 1 (a): Introduction:

Big program as usual tonight as we analyse, dissect and bisect all the major rugby league news stories, grapple with the top issues from the week, joined by Macca at 6.40 to preview the final round of the English RL and round 20 of the NRL- presume the bunker will rate a mention there somewhere but to kick-off tonight’s program it’s a warm welcome to Ron Greentree, coach of the Noosa Pirates 1st grade team as they prepare for their clash against the Caboolture Snakes at Caboolture in the SCGRFL Vantage Homes Cup round 18 game on Sunday

 

Segment 1 (b):  Local rugby league:

SCGRFL: Vantage Homes Division 1 Cup: Round 17

  • Noosa lost 46-0 to Beerwah last weekend-5 tries in 2nd half but only 1 conversion from 9 tries scored
  • Kawana 46 d Nambour 18- only 16-12 at half-time to Kawana- Khan Ahwang- 18 points for Kawana
  • Caloundra 14 lost to Maroochydore 26 but Caloundra led 14-12 early in 2nd half; Jake Ainsworth double for Swans and Robert Barwick double and goals for Caloundra 
  • Gympie unable to field a team for the match against Caboolture

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FF

FA

B

F

A

PD

PTS

1

Beerwah

17

15

0

2

0

0

0

540

268

272

62

2

Caboolture

17

13

0

4

1

0

0

546

226

320

56

3

Maroochydore

17

13

0

4

0

0

0

478

304

174

56

4

Nambour

17

10

0

7

1

0

0

398

278

120

47

5

Kawana

17

9

0

8

0

0

0

460

312

148

44

6

Caloundra

17

5

0

12

0

0

0

298

444

-146

32

7

Gympie

17

2

0

15

0

2

0

230

716

-486

21

8

Noosa

17

1

0

16

0

0

0

234

636

-402

20

 

Round 18: Beerwah/Kawana, Gympie/Maroochydore, Caloundra/Nambour and Caboolture/Noosa

 

Div 2 A: Wins to Maroochydore, Kawana, Coolum 40-18 over Bribie and Stanley River in a 2 point thriller d Mary Valley Stags 26-24 after Stags led 24-8 -10 minutes into 2nd half

 

Div 2B: Wins to Maroochydore over Yandina 28-14, Kilcoy and Beachmere 12-10 over Palmwoods  

U/18 Div 1: Kawana still well on top of the ladder in both 18’s

U/18 Div 2:

 

SCGRFL women:

Semis last Sunday at Kawana for the 5 teams: Caboolture 9 d South Burnett 8 in golden point with fg to Latisha Hoek; Nambour 14 d Noosa 10 - 3 tries to 2, also in extra time; Kawana bye as they finished top of the ladder

 

Week 2 this weekend sees Caboolture v Kawana and South Burnett v Nambour –Noosa gone. 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

 

Brisbane Rugby League:

Round 15 last weekend: Diehards lost 38-12 to Panthers- 7 tries to 2, Dolphins 46 d Tigers 10- 8 tries and 7 goals and Magpies 8 lost to Seagulls 10

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

FF

FG

D

B

For

Agst

PD

PTS

%

1

Panthers

15

10

4

0

0

1

0

376

309

67

36

121.68

2

Dolphins

15

9

4

0

0

2

0

381

290

91

35

131.38

3

Seagulls

15

8

5

0

0

2

0

326

278

48

33

117.27

4

Diehards

15

6

7

0

0

2

0

293

341

-48

29

85.92

5

Tigers

15

4

10

0

0

1

0

376

335

41

24

112.24

6

Magpies

15

4

11

0

0

0

0

225

424

-199

23

53.07

Round 16: Dolphins/Magpies, Diehards/Tigers and Panthers/Seagulls

Reserve grade: Wynnum on top by 2 points from Beenleigh

Wins to Wynnum, Easts by 2 over St Brendan’s and Rochedale over Logan with a bye for Capalaba who still lead the u/21 competition from Wynnum and Easts

Round 19 ISC was the Get in the Game Country Week:

Goondiwindi – Redcliffe Dolphins 16 d Easts Tigers 14

Maryborough –Burleigh Bears 24 d CQ Capras 14 – Capras

Bowen – Sunshine Coast Falcons 40 d Mackay Cutters 18

Cooktown – Northern Pride 34 Ipswich Jets 24

Normanton – Souths Logan Magpies lost to Wynnum Manly Seagulls 22-10

Hughenden – Tweed Heads Seagulls 12 lost to Townsville Blackhawks 62

Lae – PNG Hunters 32 d Norths Devils 10

1

Townsville Blackhawks

18

13

0

5

1

475

251

224

28

2

Redcliffe Dolphins

18

13

0

5

1

489

311

178

28

3

Burleigh Bears

18

12

0

6

1

461

353

108

26

4

Northern Pride

18

11

0

7

1

382

341

41

24

5

Norths Devils

18

10

0

8

1

415

403

12

22

6

Souths Logan Magpies

18

9

0

9

1

454

393

61

20

7

Easts Tigers

18

9

0

9

1

420

363

57

20

8

Sunshine Coast Falcons

18

9

0

9

1

352

321

31

20

9

PNG Hunters

18

9

0

9

1

322

330

-8

20

10

Ipswich Jets

18

8

0

10

1

391

405

-14

18

11

Tweed Heads Seagulls

18

8

0

10

1

345

498

-153

18

12

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

18

7

0

11

1

363

461

-98

16

13

Central Queensland Capras

18

5

0

13

1

272

423

-151

12

14

Mackay Cutters

18

3

0

15

1

290

578

-288

8

 

2018 Intrust Super Cup Draw-Round 20

28th

Sunshine Coast Falcons 8th

Northern Pride 4th

Harvey Bay

6.00pm

Sat 28th

Redcliffe Dolphins 2nd 

Ipswich Jets 10th

Dolphin Stadium

6.00pm

Sat 28th

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

CQ Capras

BMD Kougari Oval

7.00pm

Sun 29th

Norths Devils 5th

Easts Tigers 7th

Bishop Park

2.00pm

Sun 29th

Tweed Heads Seagulls

Mackay Cutters

Piggabeen Sports Complex

2.00pm

Sun 29th

PNG Hunters 9th

Burleigh Bears 3rd

National Football Stadium

3.00pm

Sun 29th

Souths Logan 6th Magpies

Townsville Blackhawks 1st

Davies Park

3.00pm

SEQ Women’s:-last competition

  • Div 1: Round 15- Souths d Toowoomba, Easts 16 lost Burleigh 18 and Ipswich 38 d Panthers 14
  • Semis: Burleigh v Brothers and Easts v Panthers 
POS

TEAM

P

W

L

FF

FG

D

B

For

Agst

PD

PTS

%

1

Burleigh

16

12

3

0

0

1

0

394

168

226

41

234.52

2

Brothers Ipswich

16

10

6

0

0

0

0

352

206

146

36

170.87

3

Easts Tigers

16

10

6

0

0

0

0

318

212

106

36

150.00

4

West Brisbane Panthers

16

7

8

0

0

1

0

288

272

16

31

105.88

5

Souths Magpies

16

6

8

0

0

2

0

332

298

34

30

111.41

6

Toowoomba

16

1

15

0

0

0

0

142

670

-528

18

21.19

 

  • Div 2: Caboolture lost 16-12 to Murri Taipans- so Caboolture finished 5th and not in semis; Murri Taipans minor premiers while in Div 3 Mt Gravatt finished top by 1 point from Ormeau. Good luck to all teams in the semis this weekend in Div 2 and 3.  

 

Segment 2: NRL: Review round 19

Date

Home

Away

Thu. Jul 19

Eels 14

Bulldogs 8

Fri. Jul 20

Sharks 28

Raiders 24

Fri. Jul 20

Broncos 50

Panthers 18

Sat. Jul 21

Knights 30

Titans 24

Sat. Jul 21

Tigers 22

Rabbitohs 6

Sat. Jul 21

Cowboys 10

Dragons 24

Sun. Jul 22

Warriors 6

Storm 12

Sun. Jul 22

Sea Eagles 24

Roosters 56

 

Ladder

1

  1

Storm

18

28

13

0

5

1

412

272

140

6 - 2

7 - 3

5 - 0

Rabbitohs

$4.00

2

  2

Dragons

18

28

13

0

5

1

441

316

125

9 - 1

4 - 4

3 - 2

Warriors

$7.50

3

  3

Rabbitohs

18

28

13

0

5

1

431

307

124

6 - 2

7 - 3

3 - 1

Storm

$5.50

4

  4

Roosters

18

26

12

0

6

1

398

263

135

6 - 3

6 - 3

3 - 1

Cowboys

$4.50

5

  5

Sharks

18

26

12

0

6

1

364

318

46

6 - 3

6 - 3

3 - 1

Sea Eagles

$9.00

6

  6

Panthers

18

24

11

0

7

1

382

318

64

7 - 3

4 - 4

1 - 4

Raiders

$11.00

7

  7

Broncos

18

24

11

0

7

1

384

378

6

6 - 3

5 - 4

4 - 1

Bulldogs

$15.00

8

  8

Warriors

18

24

11

0

7

1

340

336

4

4 - 5

7 - 2

2 - 3

Dragons

$23.00

9

  9

Wests Tigers

18

20

9

0

9

1

284

317

-33

6 - 4

3 - 5

2 - 2

Knights

$51.00

10

  10

Raiders

18

18

8

0

10

1

448

390

58

5 - 4

3 - 6

3 - 2

Panthers

$151.00

11

  11

Knights

18

18

8

0

10

1

330

468

-138

4 - 6

4 - 4

2 - 2

Wests Tigers

$251.00

12

  12

Titans

18

14

6

0

12

1

332

451

-119

3 - 5

3 - 7

2 - 3

Eels

$2001.00

13

  13

Sea Eagles

18

12

5

0

13

1

355

444

-89

3 - 6

2 - 7

1 - 3

Sharks

$2501.00

14

  14

Bulldogs

18

10

4

0

14

1

287

374

-87

2 - 6

2 - 8

1 - 4

Broncos

$1501.00

15

  15

Cowboys

18

10

4

0

14

1

285

387

-102

2 - 7

2 - 7

0 - 4

Roosters

$1501.00

16

  16

Eels

18

10

4

0

14

1

266

400

-134

4 - 5

0 - 9

1 - 3

Titans

$1501.00

 

NRL: News/snippets:

  • Another week another retirement with North Queensland winger Antonio Winterstein saying unbearable knee pain is behind his decision to retire from the NRL with immediate effect. The 30-year-old announced the end of his 213-game NRL career with 166 of those for the Cowboys after he joined them from Brisbane prior to the 2011 season. Winterstein was part of North Queensland's 2015 premiership side and played nine Test matches for Samoa.
  • Wayne Bennett admits it "remains to be seen" whether he stays on as Brisbane coach. The Broncos mentor - off contract next year – is urging the Brisbane board to decide his future after reports this week claimed he was a "dead man walking" with the Broncos board apparently looking at other options including South Sydney coach Anthony Seibold.
  • Rugby league bad boy John Hopoate has been suspended by the NSWRL after pleading guilty to striking in a park football match on the weekend. 44-year old Hopoate carries the ignominious record for being the most suspended player in NRL history. Footage of the incident emerged shows Hopoate, playing for the Narraweena Hawks, punching one opponent and threatening others in what was his first game for the club in the Manly District Junior Rugby League competition. Hopoate only lasted three-and-a-half minutes before being sent from the field. "I said I'd bash him on the field but what's wrong with that?" Hopoate later said.
  • The Sydney Roosters have announced the signing of veteran winger Brett Morris on a two-year deal to commence next season. The 31-year-old Morris will come over from the Canterbury Bulldogs where he has played 62 games since joining the club back in 2015.
  • JOHNATHAN Thurston has won just about every accolade in the game, but he’ll be hoping his North Queensland Cowboys don’t end up joining a small club that no team would want to be a member of. The Cowboys currently sit in 15th on the ladder, on 10 competition points with Canterbury-Bankstown (14th) and Parramatta (16th). They face the very real prospect of becoming just the sixth team to finish grand finalists one year and wooden spooners the next. It’s an unwanted honour that was last achieved by Melbourne in 2010 when they were sanctioned for salary cap rorting and had all their competition points stripped. It remains the only instance a grand finalist has finished last in the following season since compulsory grand finals were introduced in 1954. But before that, you have to go back to Wests who were the 1952 premiers before coming last in 1953 — they did the same in 1932-33. The only others include University (runners up in 1926, wooden spooners 1927) and Canterbury in 1942-43.
  • PNG star Amelia Kuk is the latest player to join the Brisbane Broncos women’s team. Kuk is the first female Papua New Guinean player to sign an NRL contract for the upcoming women's premiership in September. Meanwhile, the Dragons and Roosters are expected to finalise their squads in the coming week with announcements imminent. The women's NRL premiership will be played as a double-header during the men's final series. Kuk will play against her Orchids team-mates in a trial before the Brisbane-Manly NRL match at Suncorp Stadium on 2nd September which will be the first ever game for Brisbane’s NRL Women's team and the farewell for Sam Thaiday who will play his last ever home match at Suncorp Stadium.

 

Segment 3: Macca

The Bunker and other matters:

  • Todd Greenberg has rejected Canberra coach Ricky Stuart's claims there are too many voices in the NRL referees' ears, declaring the league's bunker will not be going anywhere. But the frustrated NRL chief executive vowed to ensure the match officials at the centre of Friday night's controversial clash between Cronulla and the Raiders would pay for their errors.

English Rugby League:

·       Challenge Cup semi finals on 5th August 2018: St Helens v Catalans and Warrington v Leeds; Final Saturday 25th August 2018

·       This weekend- last competition round before splitting into the Super 8’s- this is where teams are split into smaller divisions of 8 based on their positions on the tables of the Super League, Championship and League 1. Teams finishing in the top 8 go on to play 7 more games each, to compete for a place in the play-offs, and all retain a place in Super League for the next season. Teams finishing in the bottom four (9-12) will compete alongside the top 4 teams from the Championship, in "The Qualifiers" Super 8 group. These teams will reset their season standings and also play 7 extra games each, as they attempt to earn a place in the following year's Super League competition.

1

  St Helens

22

20

2

0

699

286

413

40

2

  Wigan Warriors

22

15

7

0

548

325

223

30

3

  Warrington Wolves

22

14

7

1

519

396

123

29

4

  Castleford Tigers

22

14

7

1

515

456

59

29

5

  Hull FC

22

11

11

0

518

524

-6

22

6

  Wakefield Trinity

22

10

11

1

553

466

87

21

7

  Catalans Dragons

22

10

11

1

468

506

-38

21

8

  Huddersfield Giants

22

10

11

1

387

601

-214

21

9

  Leeds Rhinos

22

8

12

2

419

489

-70

18

10

  Hull Kingston Rovers

22

7

14

1

456

566

-110

15

11

  Salford Red Devils

22

6

16

0

346

575

-229

12

12

  Widnes Vikings

22

3

19

0

363

601

-238

6

1

Toronto

22

20

1

1

854

344

510

41

2

Toulouse

22

15

1

6

856

420

436

31

3

London

22

15

1

6

835

417

418

31

4

Halifax

22

15

1

6

605

410

195

31

                                 
  • The Wolfpack, who won the second-tier Championship, are now within sight of fulfilling their ambition to climb from League One last season to Super League within three years

NRL: Preview round 20:

Date

Home

Away

Venue

Time

Thu. Jul 26

Broncos

Sharks

Suncorp Stadium

7:50pm

Fri. Jul 27

Cowboys

Knights

1300SMILES Stadium

6:00pm

Fri. Jul 27

Bulldogs

Tigers

ANZ Stadium

7:50pm

Sat. Jul 28

Sea Eagles

Panthers

Lottoland

3:00pm

Sat. Jul 28

Rabbitohs

Eels

ANZ Stadium

5:30pm

Sat. Jul 28

Storm

Raiders

AAMI Park

7:30pm

Sun. Jul 29

Titans

Warriors

Cbus Super Stadium

2:00pm

Sun. Jul 29

Roosters

Dragons

Allianz Stadium

4:10pm

 

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