The Grapple Live Thursday Nights on Sport 101.5 2018-04-26

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 during the program but in keeping with the ANZAC theme –very special interview at 6.20pm tonight when we speak live with renown author Tom Mather  about his book called ANZAC’S-Missing in Action which deals with Australian Rugby League players who were killed during World War One. It is a companion for his 2005 book Missing in Action it about Rugby League players from Great Britain who lost their lives in the great conflict. Fantastic stories:

  • Edward Baird from North Brisbane killed at the 1st battle of Passchendaele in 1916
  • Edward Buckley born in NZ and played for the Diehards. Capped by Australia and Queensland, with the rugby world seemingly at his feet he dropped out and moved to Wagga Wagga. All sorts of problems on his death contacting next of kin and took until 1922 to sort out.
  • Harold William Corbett - Eastern Suburbs. Son of Claude Corbett the sports journo and editor of the Referee for a time
  • Robert Tidyman Eastern Suburbs. The next great star after Dally Messenger. Born in Queensland but family moved to Sydney. Confusion re his death but accepted view is he was killed by a sniper while escorting 50 German POW's back to his own lines. Played in the famous Rorke's Drift Test in 1914, killed at Somme but no body found. A year or so later a Private Fitzgerald who prior to the war had been a referee in lower grades in Sydney, stumbled on a body, found personal effects and in them a NSWRL membership ticket and just made out the name R. Tidyman. Reburied body but again it was lost. He was lost twice.
  • Other titles by Tom include From Saint to Shark- all Cliff Watson; The Lions Roar Again- the 1920 tour down under; The Iceman- all about John Monie and From Batley to Bondi which covers the Australian playing experiences of eighteen past players including the likes of Mal Reilly, Derek Hallas, John Gray, Ken Batty, Bill Ashurst and many others. It deals with major games they took part in along with the reasons why they switched from the English to the Australian competition.  

Live and exclusive on the Grapple at 6.20pm tonight and if time hear Tom’s thoughts on the Magic Weekend where all games played at 1 venue over 1 weekend as will happen in Brisbane in May 2019 

Macca’s on an overseas holiday so won’t be able to join us tonight but the experts in the studio will still review this week’s Flashback, discuss round 8 of the NRL and all things rugby league. Of course round 8 started yesterday: Dragons 24 d Roosters 8 - Dragons have now made it 11 wins from 17 Anzac Day Cup games since 2002 and Roosters 6 while in Melbourne the Storm belted Warriors 50-10 –more about those results after 6.40 with the panel’s expert analysis (Amy only person to pick the Warriors?)

NRL:

  • Big news from round 7 is that NSW coach Brad Fittler will be forced to pick a new halfback for this year’s State of Origin series after Mitchell Pearce’s torn pectoral muscle. Nathan Cleary- out round 13 — the week after the Blues go into camp for game one. The probable unavailability of both Pearce and Cleary significantly whittles down the list of possible options to partner likely five-eighth James Maloney. Luke Keary has been in strong form for the Sydney Roosters, while Wests Tigers No. 7 Luke Brooks has also recently been tossed up as a possibility to make his Origin debut. Other candidates include South Sydney playmaker Adam Reynolds and Cronulla linkman Matt Moylan, both of whom have previously pulled on the Blues jumper.
  • Slater drop kick try?
  • Brief review of other games

 

Round 7

Date

Home

Away

Venue

TV

Time

Thu. Apr 19

Bulldogs 0

Roosters 6

ANZ Stadium

Nine, Fox

7:50pm

Fri. Apr 20

Warriors 20

Dragons 12

Mt Smart Stadium

Nine, Fox

6:00pm

Fri. Apr 20

Broncos 20

Storm 34

Suncorp Stadium

Nine, Fox

7:50pm

Sat. Apr 21

Rabbitohs 42

Raiders 18

Central Coast Stadium

Fox

3:00pm

Sat. Apr 21

Tigers 20

Knights 22

Scully Park

Fox

5:30pm

Sat. Apr 21

Cowboys 26

Titans 14

1300SMILES Stadium

Fox

7:30pm

Sun. Apr 22

Eels 44

Sea Eagles 10

ANZ Stadium

Fox

2:00pm

Sun. Apr 22

Sharks 26

Panthers 22

Southern Cross Group Stadium

Nine, Fox

4:10pm

 

  • More games in the bush?
  • For the last 2 weeks we have asked what is wrong at the Cowboys-well a win changes everything but now what is wrong at the Broncos with speculation that players decided to have a bonding session at Brisbane’s Little Big House on Saturday night - but it all went horribly wrong. Things didn’t get physical - but fellow patrons were stunned to hear the Broncos players abusing and blaming each other. Security tried to keep the patrons away - but plenty of people heard it all as the Broncos aired their dirty linen in public.
  • Leading referee Matt Cecchin is planning to take legal action against the Kiwi TV commentator who accused him of racism during the World Cup last November. Kiwi TV commentator Phil Gifford was enraged by Cecchin’s decision not to use the video referee for a crucial decision in the Tonga v England semi-final - even though Cecchin’s call was correct. Gifford unloaded on Cecchin over a decision that he believed had racial connotations. He is now talking to his lawyers - and appears to have a good case.
  • Implosions at Manly?

 

Segment 2:  Interview: Tom Mather

Renown author Tom Mather about his book called ANZAC’S-Missing in Action which deals with Australian Rugby League players who were killed during World War One. It is a companion for his 2005 book Missing in Action it about Rugby League players from Great Britain who lost their lives in the great conflict. Fantastic stories:

  • Edward Baird from North Brisbane was a colourful character who came from a colourful family. Not the biggest of players he was certainly one of the bravest. He was to lose his life during the first Battle of Passchendaele in 1916. 
  • Corporal Herbert Thomas Bolt from Newtown was a battler in every sense of the word. A skilful footballer he could however mix it with the best of them if that was the way they wished to play the game. Sadly the odds were too great when he did meet the Germans in hand to hand combat and he had to wait over ninety five years to get a proper burial.
  • Edward Buckley born in NZ and played for the Diehards. Capped by Australia and Queensland, with the rugby world seemingly at his feet he dropped out and moved to Wagga Wagga. All sorts of problems on his death contacting next of kin and took until 1922 to sort out.
  • Harold William Corbett - Eastern Suburbs. Son of Claude Corbett the sports journo and editor of the Referee for a time
  • Robert Tidyman Eastern Suburbs. The next great star after Dally Messenger. Born in Queensland but family moved to Sydney. Confusion re his death but accepted view is he was killed by a sniper while escorting 50 German POW's back to his own lines. Played in the famous Rorke's Drift Test in 1914, killed at Somme but no body found. A year or so later a Private Fitzgerald who prior to the war had been a referee in lower grades in Sydney, stumbled on a body, found personal effects and in them a NSWRL membership ticket and just made out the name R. Tidyman. Reburied body but again it was lost. He was lost twice.
  • Other titles by Tom include From Saint to Shark- all Cliff Watson; The Lions Roar Again- the 1920 tour down under; The Iceman- all about John Monie and From Batley to Bondi which covers the Australian playing experiences of eighteen past players including the likes of Mal Reilly, Derek Hallas, John Gray, Ken Batty, Bill Ashurst and many others. It deals with major games they took part in along with the reasons why they switched from the English to the Australian competition.  

Update on English Super League and thoughts on the Magic Weekend where all games played at I venue over 1 weekend as will happen in Brisbane in May 2019 

Ladder:    

1

 

St Helens

12

10

2

0

368

142

226

20

2

 

Wigan Warriors

11

9

2

0

315

152

163

18

3

 

Warrington Wolves

12

8

4

0

248

187

61

16

4

 

Hull FC

12

7

5

0

280

248

32

14

5

 

Castleford Tigers

10

7

3

0

204

188

16

14

6

 

Leeds Rhinos

11

6

4

1

210

183

27

13

7

 

Salford Red Devils

12

5

7

0

216

228

-12

10

8

 

Wakefield Trinity

11

5

6

0

208

224

-16

10

9

 

Widnes Vikings

11

3

8

0

197

255

-58

6

10

 

Hull Kingston Rovers

11

3

8

0

197

268

-71

6

11

 

Huddersfield Giants

12

2

9

1

164

379

-215

5

12

 

Catalans Dragons

11

2

9

0

142

295

-153

4

Super League - Betfred Super League-Round 13

  • Salford Red Devils v St Helens; Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity
    Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants;
    Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors; Catalans Dragons v Hull FC and HKR v Leeds

Challenge Cup draw

2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup sixth round draw in full is as follows: all games played on 12-13 May: Hull Kingston Rovers v Wigan Warriors; Castleford Tigers v St Helens
Toronto Wolfpack v Warrington Wolves; Leigh Centurions v Salford Red Devils
Featherstone Rovers v Hull FC; Catalans Dragons v Whitehaven RLFC
Widnes Vikings v Leeds Rhinos; Huddersfield Giants v Wakefield Trinity

Thoughts on Magic Weekend?

6.32-6.38: Interview follow up and local rugby league

SCGRL: Vantage Homes Division 1 Cup:

 

Round 6:

Nambour 6 lost to Beerwah 16 - 0 all at ½ time and 3 tries to Beerwah to lead 16-0

Caloundra 28 d Noosa 16 after leading 22-10 at ½ time.  

Maroochydore 10 lost to Caboolture 30-Travis Purdie another hat trick of tries and 1 try/3 goals for Joshua Totoro

Kawana 56 d Gympie 0-Anzac Day tribute game-Travis Long and Karyss Adams double and Liam Taylor and Donald Malone 3 goals each, 20-0 at ½ time.

 

Ladder:

1

Nambour

6

5

0

1

0

0

0

156

68

88

21

2

Beerwah

6

5

0

1

0

0

0

150

100

50

21

3

Caboolture

6

4

0

2

0

0

0

196

92

104

18

4

Maroochydore

6

4

0

2

0

0

0

144

110

34

18

Round 7: Kawana/Caloundra, Caboolture/Nambour, Noosa/Maroochydore and Gympie/Beerwah 

 

Division 2A: Wins to Caboolture 18-16, Stanley River, Noosa 20-18 over Caloundra, Maroochydore and Coolum over Kawana

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

D

L

FF

FA

B

F

A

PD

PTS

1

Coolum

6

5

0

0

0

0

1

162

52

110

24

2

Bribie Island

6

4

0

1

0

0

1

118

44

74

21

3

Beerwah

6

3

0

2

0

0

1

146

74

72

18

4

Maroochydore

6

3

0

2

0

0

1

112

66

46

18

5

Stanley River

6

3

0

2

0

0

1

110

86

24

18

Division 2B: Round 3: Maroochydore, Pomona/Cooran and Beachmere 30-12 over Kilcoy

 

U/18 Div 1: wins to Nambour, Noosa over Caloundra, Bribie and Kawana; Cab - bye  

 

Women: Round 1: Noosa 8 lost to Caboolture 36 (Claudia Nepson and Breanna Wood 2 tries each and Latisha Hoek 5 goals) and Kawana 18 d Nambour 0: South Burnett-bye

 

Brisbane Rugby League: A-Grade Round 5:

Diehards 22-all draw with Seagulls at Emerson

Dolphins 10 lost to Panthers 18 at Ken Hayward- 3 tries to 2

Magpies 6 lost to Tigers 28 at Brandon Park-comprehensive 5 tries to 1 win by Tigers

 

 

 

POS

TEAM

P

W

L

FF

FG

D

B

For

Agst

PD

PTS

%

1

Panthers

5

4

1

0

0

0

0

122

82

40

13

148.78

2

Seagulls

5

3

1

0

0

1

0

126

90

36

12

 

 

Round 6:

Tigers/Diehards- Sat 2pm at Langlands Park; Panthers/Seagulls- 4.30pm and Dolphins/Magpies 6pm- top of table clash and great timing of games for a Sat afternoon

 

2nd Grade: Ladder

 

1

Wynnum Manly

5

5

0

0

0

0

0

162

66

96

15

245.45

2

West Brisbane Panthers

5

4

1

0

0

0

0

118

80

38

13

147.50

 

U/21’s: Wins to Wynnum, Capalaba and St Brendans; Logan-bye.

 

 

ISC:

 

Round 7

 

 

 

 

21/04/2018

5:00:00 PM

Jack Manski Oval

Townsville Blackhawks 30

Norths Devils 16

21/04/2018

5:00:00 PM

Sunshine Coast Stadium

Sunshine Coast Falcons 16

Ipswich Jets 17

21/04/2018

6:00:00 PM

BB Print Stadium

Mackay Cutters 10

Redcliffe Dolphins 38

21/04/2018

7:00:00 PM

Alan McIndoe, Emerald

Central Queensland Capras 15

Northern Pride 8

22/04/2018

2:00:00 PM

Piggabeen Sports Complex

Tweed Heads Seagulls 24 

Easts Tigers 12

22/04/2018

3:00:00 PM

BMD Kougari Oval

Wynnum Manly Seagulls 16

Burleigh Bears 28

22/04/2018

3:00:00 PM

National Football Stadium

PNG Hunters 12

Souths  20

ISC Ladder:

1

Burleigh Bears

7

6

0

1

0

191

130

61

12

2

Souths Logan Magpies

7

5

0

2

0

192

113

79

10

3

Redcliffe Dolphins

7

5

0

2

0

179

107

72

10

4

Norths Devils

7

5

0

2

0

174

139

35

10

5

Townsville Blackhawks

7

4

0

3

0

182

122

60

8

6

Ipswich Jets

7

4

0

3

0

133

150

-17

8

U/20’s: Round 7: wins to the Falcons, Pride, Mackay/Dolphins 22-all draw, Tigers, Souths, Townsville and Burleigh; Wynnum – bye   

Mal Meninga: u/18’s: Mal Meninga Cup Finals Week 1: Sunday, April 29: Norths Devils (1) v Mackay Cutters (4) at Davies Park, West End - 1pm and Tweed Heads Seagulls (2) v Souths Logan Magpies (3) at Davies Park, West End - 3pm

SEQ Women’s competition: Round 5:  Div 1: East Tigers d Souths 20-18, Panthers over Burleigh 16-4 and Brothers/Toowoomba yesterday; Div 2: Cab 24 d Panthers 10-3rd on ladder.  

ISC Round 8:

28/04/2018

1:00:00 PM

BB Print Stadium

Mackay Cutters

Tweed Heads Seagulls

28/04/2018

4:00:00 PM

Suzuki Stadium

Easts Tigers

Norths Devils

28/04/2018

6:00:00 PM

North Ipswich Reserve

Ipswich Jets 6th

Redcliffe Dolphins 3rd

28/04/2018

6:00:00 PM

Barlow Park

Northern Pride

Sunshine Coast Falcons

28/04/2018

6:00:00 PM

Browne Park

Central Queensland Capras

Wynnum Manly Seagulls

29/04/2018

2:00:00 PM

Pizzey Park

Burleigh Bears

PNG Hunters

29/04/2018

4:00:00 PM

Jack Manski Oval

Townsville Blackhawks 5th

Souths 2nd

 

Segment 3:  The Flashback: Round 8 Friday 25 1986 –Dogs v Rabbits at the SCG-Mick Stone ref and 25,000 at the game but talking point of the game was Canterbury’s Peter Kelly in what is surely the quickest send off in the history of rugby league. Straight from the kickoff, Kelly caught South Sydney winger Ross Harrington high and instantly dismissed by referee Mick Stone. As the story famously went, Kelly was dismissed so fast, that he beat the bugler who had played the last post, off the field. Despite playing all bar one tackle of the game with 12 men, Canterbury beat the Bunnies 26 points to 2 in what was the last premiership game played at the SCG on Anzac Day.

Eels went on to win the comp with a 4-2 score over the Dogs

Match Stats

Halftime Score

16

2

Scrums

8

8

Penalties

10

7

Match Scoresheet

Sent Off

 

Peter Kelly

 

 

Tries

 

Andrew Farrar (2)

 

 

 

 

Peter Mortimer (2)

 

 

Goals

 

Terry Lamb (5/7)

 

Bronko Djura (1/1)

Teams

Fullback

1.

Michael Potter

1.

Neil Baker

Wing

2.

Sandy Campbell

2.

Brett Ross

Centre

3.

Andrew Farrar

3.

Michael Pobjie

Centre

4.

Chris Mortimer

4.

David Moon

Wing

5.

Peter Mortimer

5.

Ross Harrington

 

Five-Eighth

6.

Phil Sigsworth

6.

Bronko Djura

Halfback

7.

Terry Lamb

7.

Craig Coleman

 

Lock

8.

Paul Langmack

8.

Michael Andrews

Second Row

9.

Steve Folkes (c)

9.

Wayne Chisholm

Second Row

10.

David Gillespie

10.

Phil Gould

Front Row

11.

Peter Kelly

11.

Les Davidson

Hooker

12.

Mark Bugden

12.

Mario Fenech (c)

Front Row

13.

Paul Dunn

13.

Ian Roberts

 

Bench

22.

John Elias

15.

David Cruickshank

Bench

26.

Mark Sargent

27.

Tony Rampling

Bench

20.

Jason Alchin

 

 

 

Coach

 

Warren Ryan

 

George Piggins

NRL Round 8

Round 8

Date

Home

Away

Venue

TV

Time

Wed. Apr 25

Storm 50

Warriors 10

AAMI Park

Fox

4:10pm

Wed. Apr 25

Dragons 24

Roosters 8

Allianz Stadium

Nine, Fox

7:00pm

Thu. Apr 26

Rabbitohs

Broncos

ANZ Stadium

Fox

7:50pm

Fri. Apr 27

Sea Eagles

Knights

Lottoland

Fox

6:00pm

Fri. Apr 27

Panthers

Bulldogs

Panthers Stadium

Nine, Fox

7:50pm

Sat. Apr 28

Titans

Sharks

Cbus Super Stadium

Fox

5:30pm

Sat. Apr 28

Cowboys

Raiders

1300SMILES Stadium

Fox

7:30pm

Sun. Apr 29

Eels

Tigers

ANZ Stadium

Nine, Fox

4:10

 

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