The Grapple: 23 August 2018:

Time

Segment

6.05-6.18pm

 

 

Segment 1: NRL:

·       Review round 23

·       Ladder and top 8/wooden spoon etc.

·       Snippets/news  

 

 

6.22-6.32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.32-6.38:

Segment 2 (a): Interview with Tom Mather :

·       Preview English Challenge Cup Final between Catalans Dragons and Warrington Wolves at Wembley 

·       Chat about book The Turbulent Tour-1954 tour down here by the English. The title says it all. Trouble at Mackay, the battle of Rockhampton, Aub Oxford walking from the field and abandoning the match due to the violence, trouble in the 2nd test, trouble in NZ, one manager in court in Sydney, a tourist vilified by the media all through the tour and Aus and NZ authorities writing to the council regarding violent play resulting in a black list being drawn up

 

Segment 2 (b): Local rugby league:

·       SCGRFL, Brisbane and ISC

 

 

6.42-6.58

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

·       Flashback –Greg’s most memorable Challenge Cup Final and predict 2018 winner

·       NRL-preview round 24

6.58

Sign off

 

Segment 1: 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, talk local rugby league, chat with our English expert and author Tom Mather after 6.20 to preview this weekend’s English Challenge Cup Final between Catalans Dragons and Warrington Wolves at Wembley as well as his new book “The Turbulent Tour-1954” tour down here by the English and joined by Macca at 6.40 for his most memorable English Challenge Cup Final and predict the 2018 winner before we finish with his preview of round 24 of the NRL so let’s get started with local rugby league this evening:

NRL: Round 23  

Date

Home

Away

 

 

Thu. Aug 16

Broncos 38

Rabbitohs 18

 

 

Fri. Aug 17

Sea Eagles 34

Titans 42

 

 

Fri. Aug 17

Storm 20

Eels 4

 

 

Sat. Aug 18

Panthers 12

Knights 20

 

 

Sat. Aug 18

Tigers 10

Dragons 20

 

 

Sat. Aug 18

Sharks 28

Cowboys 16

 

 

Sun. Aug 19

Bulldogs 27

Warriors 26

 

 

Sun. Aug 19

Raiders 14

Roosters 12

 

 

 

1

  1

Storm

32

510

333

177

Titans

$4.00

2

  2

Roosters

32

490

329

161

Broncos

$3.25

3

  3

Rabbitohs

32

519

403

116

Raiders

$4.50

4

  4

Dragons

30

495

420

75

Bulldogs

$21.00

5

  5

Panthers

30

479

409

70

Warriors

$21.00

6

  6

Sharks

30

451

393

58

Knights

$8.00

7

  7

Broncos

28

486

476

10

Roosters

$21.00

8

  8

Warriors

28

416

415

1

Panthers

$21.00

9

  9

Wests Tigers

24

345

389

-44

Sea Eagles

$251.00

10

  10

Raiders

20

523

508

15

Rabbitohs

 
11

  11

Knights

20

388

545

-157

Sharks

 
12

  12

Titans

18

438

542

-104

Storm

 
13

  13

Bulldogs

16

372

444

-72

Dragons

 
14

  14

Sea Eagles

16

464

552

-88

Wests Tigers

 
15

  15

Eels

14

358

462

-104

Cowboys

 
16

  16

Cowboys

14

375

489

-114

Eels

 

NRL snippets etc.

  • Eels alleged breach of salary cap with subsidised housing
  • Turmoil at Manly
  • Andrew Fifita
  • Cameron Munster being chased by Gold Coast, Roosters, Cowboys and even the Broncos have been rumoured to be interested when star utility becomes a free agent on November 1. The Melbourne five-eighth is quickly becoming the most in-demand player in the game and will command money in excess of $1 million a season from 2020. North Queensland is believed to be keen on luring Munster “home” to Townsville if they fail in their pursuit of Valentine Holmes but all those clubs face a stiff fight from the Storm, who are no doubt prepared to fork out plenty of cash to retain their premiership talent.
  • An All-Star New Zealand Māori team will square off against the Australian Indigenous All Stars in a men’s and women’s double-header in Melbourne next February to open the 2019 NRL season. The NRL has revamped the All Stars concept after a one-year break following last year's World Cup, replacing the World All Stars with a New Zealand Māori side to add some passion, culture and tribalism to the event which started in 2010. The match, which will be played at AAMI Park on Friday, February 15, will pin the likes of Newcastle superstar Kalyn Ponga up against Greg Inglis.

 

 

Segment 2 (a): Interview with Tom Mather

 

Segment 2 (b): Local rugby league:

 

SCGRFL: Vantage Homes Division 1 Cup –Ladder

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FF

FA

B

F

A

PD

PTS

1

Beerwah

21

19

0

2

1

0

0

658

294

364

78

2

Caboolture

21

16

0

5

2

0

0

647

274

373

69

3

Maroochydore

21

16

0

5

0

0

0

604

371

233

69

4

Nambour

21

12

0

9

2

0

0

480

348

132

57

5

Kawana

21

11

0

10

1

0

0

598

394

204

54

6

Caloundra

21

6

0

15

0

0

0

384

586

-202

39

7

Noosa

21

2

0

19

0

2

0

284

754

-470

25

8

Gympie

21

2

0

19

0

4

0

252

886

-634

23

 

Semis this weekend: Maroochydore/Nambour –Sunday, 3pm at Maroochydore and Beerwah/Caboolture-Saturday, 6.00pm at Caloundra

Div. 2A: 1st round of semi finals last weekend: Maroochydore d Stanley River 46-0 and Kawana 6 d Beerwah 2- next weekend its Maroochydore v Beerwah and minor premiers Coolum v Kawana 

 

Div. 2 B:

1

Beachmere

18

15

1

2

2

0

0

468

188

280

64

2

Pomona/Cooran

18

12

1

5

1

0

0

402

300

102

55

3

Kilcoy

18

11

0

7

0

0

0

482

368

114

51

4

Palmwoods

18

6

2

10

1

1

0

342

344

-2

37

5

Yandina

18

4

1

13

1

0

0

276

432

-156

31

6

Maroochydore

18

3

1

14

0

4

0

206

544

-338

24

Semis this weekend Kilcoy v Palmwoods and Beachmere v Pomona/Cooran –at Beachmere on Saturday at 2.50 and 4.30pm

 

U’18’s Division 1

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FF

FA

B

F

A

PD

PTS

1

Kawana

21

20

0

0

4

0

1

854

178

676

84

2

Maroochydore

21

15

0

5

1

0

1

692

354

338

69

3

Noosa

21

13

0

7

0

0

1

636

428

208

63

4

Bribie Island

21

9

1

10

2

1

1

424

466

-42

51

5

Nambour

21

9

0

12

0

4

0

420

626

-206

44

6

Caboolture

21

6

1

13

0

0

1

396

716

-320

43

7

Beerwah

21

6

0

14

2

1

1

400

522

-122

41

8

Caloundra

21

4

2

15

1

2

0

310

606

-296

33

 

Semis this weekend: Noosa v Bribie and Kawana v Maroochydore 

 

U/18’s Div. 2

 

1

Kawana

14

12

0

2

2

0

0

594

214

380

50

2

Stanley River

14

8

0

6

1

0

0

445

354

91

38

3

Caboolture

14

5

0

9

0

2

0

336

542

-206

27

4

Palmw + Maroochy

14

3

0

11

1

2

0

204

469

-265

21

 

Semis: Kawana/Stanley River and Caboolture/Maroochydore-Palmwoods

 

 

Brisbane Rugby League: Round 19 last weekend: Tigers d Magpies 28-8, Dolphins 30 d Panthers 20 and Valleys lost 16-20 to Seagulls

 

1

Dolphins

19

12

5

483

386

97

45

125.13

2

Seagulls

19

11

6

432

346

86

43

124.86

3

Panthers

19

11

7

462

425

37

42

108.71

4

Tigers

19

7

11

478

401

77

34

119.20

5

Diehards

19

6

11

347

447

-100

33

77.63

6

Magpies

19

6

13

311

508

-197

31

61.22

Round 20 this weekend- Sat 3pm-Tigers 4th /Seagulls 2nd, Sat 3.15pm - Panthers 3rd /Magpies 6th and Sat 4.15pm - Dolphins 1st /Diehards 5th –top 3 confirmed

ISC Round 23

Burleigh Bears 22

Townsville Blackhawks 12

Easts Tigers 36

Souths Logan Magpies 34

Ipswich Jets 52

Tweed Heads Seagulls 16

Mackay Cutters 32

Norths Devils 24

Northern Pride 6

Redcliffe Dolphins 16

Central Queensland Capras 26

Sunshine Coast Falcons 18

PNG Hunters 40

Wynnum Manly Seagulls 16

Ladder:

Redcliffe Dolphins

33

15

1

6

1

555

366

189

 
2

Burleigh Bears

22

15

0

7

1

541

409

132

32

3

Townsville Blackhawks

22

14

0

8

1

545

326

219

30

4

Easts Tigers

22

13

0

9

1

558

455

103

28

5

Northern Pride

22

13

0

9

1

464

394

70

28

6

PNG Hunters

22

13

0

9

1

422

380

42

28

7

Ipswich Jets

22

12

0

10

1

532

491

41

26

8

Norths Devils

22

11

0

11

1

502

531

-29

24

9

Sunshine Coast Falcons

22

10

0

12

1

437

419

18

22

10

Souths Logan Magpies

22

9

0

13

1

512

485

27

20

11

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

22

9

0

13

1

450

567

-117

20

12

Tweed Heads Seagulls

22

9

0

13

1

425

624

-199

20

13

Central Queensland Capras

22

6

0

16

1

352

554

-202

14

14

Mackay Cutters

22

4

1

17

1

372

666

-294

11

A win over Sunshine Coast at Dolphin Stadium on Saturday night will guarantee the Redcliffe Dolphins the 2018 Intrust Super Cup minor premiership. An intriguing Intrust Super Cup ladder shows that only Burleigh can now overtake the Dolphins, should the Dolphins lose next week and the Bears beat Easts in the Channel 9 TV game.

Round 24 this weekend: Tigers/Bears- 4 v 2, Wynnum/Blackhawks, Capras/Hunters, Pride/Tweed, Cutters/Magpies, Dolphins/Falcons- 1 v 9 and Devils/Jets- 8 v 6

 

Segment 3: Macca:

  • Greg’s most memorable English Challenge Cup final and predict 2018 winner
  • Preview NRL round 24
Round 24

Date

Home

Away

Venue

TV

Time

Thu. Aug 23

Tigers

Sea Eagles

Campbelltown Stadium

Nine, Fox

7:50pm

Fri. Aug 24

Warriors

Panthers

Mt Smart Stadium

Nine, Fox

6:00pm

Fri. Aug 24

Cowboys

Eels

1300SMILES Stadium

Nine, Fox

7:50pm

Sat. Aug 25

Raiders

Rabbitohs

GIO Stadium

Fox

3:00pm

Sat. Aug 25

Titans

Storm

Cbus Super Stadium

Fox

5:30pm

Sat. Aug 25

Roosters

Broncos

Allianz Stadium

Fox

7:30pm

Sun. Aug 26

Sharks

Knights

Southern Cross Group Stadium

Fox

2:00pm

Sun. Aug 26

Dragons

Bulldogs

UOW Jubilee Oval

Nine, Fox

4:10pm

 

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