The Grapple: 27 September 2018  

Time

Segment

6.05-6.18pm

 

 

Segment 1: NRL:

·       Dally M Awards review  

·       Snippets/news  

 

 

6.22-6.30

 

6.30-6.38

Segment 2 (a): Preview NRLW Grand Final with Amy Bock

Segment 2 (b):

·       Qld ISC Grand Final review

·       Kangaroos and Prime Ministers X111 selections 

 

 

6.42-6.58

Segment 3: Greg McCallum- our resident NRL expert former 1st grade referee, English Super League boss and Chairman of the NRL March Review Committee for 10 years

·       The Flashback 

·       Billy Slater decision and impact (excuse the pun) on shoulder charges 

·       Grand Finals:

o   Preview State Championship

o   Preview NRL (mention officials appointments)    

6.58

Sign off

 

Segment 1:  Introduction:

Dally M’s:

  • Wade how did you go with selection of the player of the year- thought it was very amateurish
  • DALLY M CLASS OF 2018
    • Dally M, Fullback: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)- the first Warriors player to be named NRL player of the year after winning the 2018 Dally M Medal. The highest a Warriors player has ever ranked in the Dally M vote count was fullback Brent Webb, who shared eighth place in 2006.
    • Captain: Cameron Smith (Storm)
    • Coach: Anthony Seibold (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    • Winger: Blake Ferguson (Roosters)
    • Centre: Joseph Leilua (Raiders)-incredible???
    • Five-eighth: Cameron Munster (Storm)
    • Halfback: Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers)
    • Lock: Jason Taumalolo (Cowboys)
    • Second-rower: Josh Jackson (Bulldogs)
    • Prop: Andrew Fifita (Sharks)
    • Hooker, Provan Summons People's Choice: Damien Cook (Rabbitohs)
    • Interchange: Jazz Tevaga (Warriors)
    • Rookie, top pointscore: Jamayne Isaako (Broncos)
    • Top tryscorer: David Fusitu'a (Warriors)
    • Female player: Brittany Breayley (Broncos)
    • Ken Stephen medal: Ryan James (Titans).
  • DALLY M FINAL LEADERBOARD
    • Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors) — 29 votes                
    • Kalyn Ponga (Knights) — 27 votes
    • Luke Brooks (Tigers) — 26 votes                                  
    • Valentine Holmes (Sharks) — 25 votes
    • Mitchell Pearce (Knights) — 23 votes
  • Meanwhile Dragons flyer Steve Morris was retrospectively awarded the 1979 Dally M, after it was never officially awarded.

 

NRL news:

  • Ben Barba is to return to the NRL at the end of the season, having agreed a deal with North Queensland. The 29-year-old, who spent 16 months in Super League, confirmed one of rugby league's worst-kept secrets at Saints' end-of-season awards. St Helens brought Barba back into rugby league from a brief spell with French rugby union club Toulon, and have agreed an undisclosed transfer fee with the Cowboys and will announce a replacement shortly - expected to be the Cowboys' Scotland international full-back Lachlan Coote, who has been released by the NRL club.
  • Foundation coach Wayne Bennett has vowed to see out his Brisbane contract next year after being told the 2019 NRL season will be his last at the Broncos helm. Brisbane ended months of speculation when the board confirmed they had knocked back Bennett's request for a 2020 extension and that next year would draw the curtain on the coach's glittering Broncos career. Bennett had reportedly tabled a proposal to retain the reins in 2020 before moving into a Broncos football director role with current assistant Jason Demetriou as new head coach. But Broncos chairman Karl Morris said he and Bennett had "agreed" that the master coach would see out his current contract to the end of 2019.
  • CANTERBURY have had their NRL fine for their lewd Mad Monday celebrations halved. The club was fined $250,000 after Adam Elliott and Asipeli Fine were photographed nude while celebrating at a Sydney pub. The NRL said they had reduced the Bulldogs’ fine to $125,000 after taking into account the club’s submission. In their submission the Bulldogs acknowledged the seriousness of the breach, apologised to the game for the damage caused, and committed to put measures in place to ensure there is no repeat of the behaviour.
  • Tony Williams sacked from the Eels

Segment 2 (a): 6.22-6.30pm: Interview with Amy Bock: NRLW

  • Mention: Jillaroos coach Brad Donald also named a women’s PM’s XIII team that will also play a match in Papua New Guinea, with Rebecca Young appointed captain.

Segment 2 (b):

QLD ISC:

Prime Minister’s XIII:

·       DALY Cherry-Evans has been named captain of Prime Minister’s X111 for their annual clash against Papua New Guinea on 6 October.

·       Coach Mal Meninga announced a 20-man squad mixed with Junior Kangaroos and Kangaroos representatives - including Jake Trbojevic, Aaron Woods, Ben Hunt, and David Klemmer. Cherry-Evans leads an inexperienced backline to Port Moresby, with Brisbane youngster Corey Allan at fullback and North Queensland rookie Jake Clifford at five-eighth.

  • St George Illawarra star Ben Hunt will be the hooker in what looms as a selection trial ahead of the Kangaroos’ Test matches against New Zealand and Tonga at Mt Smart Stadium next month.

Prime Minister’s XIII team:

  1. Corey Allan (Broncos)                   2. Zac Lomax (Dragons)        3. Jesse Ramien (Sharks)                        4. Brian Kelly (Sea Eagles)
  2. Nick Cotric (Raiders)                     6. Jake Clifford (Cowboys)    7. Daly Cherry-Evans (Sea Eagles)    8. David Klemmer (Bulldogs)
  3. Ben Hunt (Dragons)                       10. Jordan McLean (Cowboys)          11. Tyson Frizell (Dragons)                    12. Tyrone Peachey (Panthers)
  4. Jake Trbojevic (Sea Eagles)         Bench: 14. Aaron Woods (Sharks)                15. Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Panthers)
  5. Matt Prior (Sharks)                      17. Chad Townsend (Sharks)             18. Gehamat Shibasaki (Broncos)   19. Reece Robson (Dragons) 
  6. Enari Tuala (Cowboys)

St George Illawarra winger Nene Macdonald, Cronulla hooker James Segeyaro and Canterbury back-rower Rhyse Martin head a strong contingent of NRL and Super League  players named in the Papua New Guinea squad. Macdonald, Segeyaro and Martin are among six NRL players in the 18-man squad, which also includes Catalans fullback David Mead and Widnes Vikings prop Wellington Albert. Other NRL players are Melbourne winger Justin Olam, Sydney Roosters playmaker Lachlan Lam and North Queensland five-eighth Kyle Laybutt. The remaining players are drawn from Queensland's Intrust Super Cup and include Easts Tigers hooker Tom Butterfield, Souths Logan Magpies centre Daniel Russell and eight members of the PNG Hunters team.

NEW Zealand coach Michael Maguire admits Joseph Manu will be front and centre when he assesses up to eight Test candidates on show in the NRL grand final.  On the back of some compelling form in the finals, Roosters centre Manu has surged into contention for a maiden Test jersey when the Kiwis face Australia next month. The 22-year-old is one of potentially eight Kiwis hopefuls who Maguire will assess when the Roosters face Melbourne on Sunday.

Segment 3:  Macca

The Flashback: 1992 Grand Final-your 1st NRL GF-Broncos 28 d Dragons 8- 6-4 to Broncos at half-time 

Match Scoresheet

Tries

 

Alan Cann (2)

 

Scott Gourley

 

 

Allan Langer (2)

 

Ricky Walford

 

 

Steve Renouf

 

 

Goals

 

Terry Matterson (4/5)

 

Ian Herron (0/2)

Teams

Fullback

1.

Julian O'Neill

1.

Michael Potter

Wing

2.

Michael Hancock

2.

Ricky Walford

Centre

3.

Steve Renouf

3.

Mark Coyne

Centre

4.

Chris Johns

4.

Michael Beattie

Wing

5.

Willie Carne

5.

Ian Herron

 

Five-Eighth

6.

Kevin Walters

6.

Peter Coyne

Halfback

7.

Allan Langer

7.

Noel Goldthorpe

 

Front Row

8.

Glenn Lazarus

8.

Tony Priddle

Hooker

9.

Kerrod Walters

9.

Wayne Collins

Front Row

10.

Gavin Allen

10.

Neil Tierney

Second Row

11.

Trevor Gillmeister

11.

David Barnhill

Second Row

12.

Alan Cann

12.

Scott Gourley

Lock

13.

Terry Matterson

13.

Jeff Hardy

 

Bench

14.

Tony Currie

14.

Brad Mackay

Bench

15.

Mark Hohn

15.

Tony Smith

Bench

16.

John Plath

16.

Rex Terp

Bench

17.

Andrew Gee

17.

Matthew Elliott

 

Coach

 

Wayne Bennett

 

Brian Smith

Billy Slater decision:

Grand Finals:

State Championship:

  • The Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Redcliffe Dolphins

NRL:

1 James Tedesco                     1 Billy Slater

2 Daniel Tupou                       2 Suliasi Vunivalu

3 Latrell Mitchell                   3 Will Chambers

4 Joseph Manu                        4 Curtis Scott

5 Blake Ferguson                    5 Josh Addo-Carr

6 Luke Keary                          6 Cameron Munster

7 Mitchell Aubusson              7 Brodie Croft

8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves   8 Jesse Bromwich

  • Jake Friend                       9 Cameron Smith

10 Siosiua Taukeiaho             10 Tim Glasby

11 Boyd Cordner                    11 Felise Kaufusi

12 Isaac Liu                            12 Joe Stimson

13 Victor Radley                    13 Dale Finucane

Interchange

14 Dylan Napa                        14 Kenneath Bromwich

15 Zane Tetevano                   15 Christian Welch

16 Paul Momirovski               16 Brandon Smith

17 Ryan Matterson                 17 Nelson Asofa-Solomona

Reserves

18 Lindsay Collins                 18 Ryan Hoffman

19 Nat Butcher                        19 Jahrome Hughes

20 Sean O'Sullivan                 20 Sam Kasiano

23 Cooper Cronk                    21 Cheyse Blair

  • Gerard Sutton and Ashley Klein have been appointed the referees for Sunday's Telstra Premiership grand final between the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium. For Sutton it will be the fourth time he has been a referee on grand final day after he was involved in the 2014, 2015 and 2017 deciders. Klein has twice been a video review official on grand final night but this will be the first time he has been an on-field official.

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