The Grapple on Sport 101.5 2019-06-06

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The Grapple: 6 June

Time Segment
6.02-6.14pm Segment 1: Introduction

·       Interview 1: Amy Bock

6.14-6.19pm Segment 2: Panel

·       SOO game 1 and u/18 result

·       NRL round 12-quick review (Panthers 15 d Manly 12; Eels 26 d Rabbits 14; Raiders 12 d Dogs 10 and Cowboys 6 d Titans 4)

6.22-6.32pm Segment 3: Interview: Shane Moon::

·       SOO game 1 and u/18 result

·       Cowboys news

·       ISC: Cutters lost to Jets, Blackhawks lost to Seagulls, Pride lost to Tigers and Capras lost to Devils-Blackhawks only team in top 8

·       Niff Nuff Award

6.32-6.38pm Segment 3: Panel

o   Interview follow up

o   Local games results and preview next round:

o   ISC


o   Brisbane

o   Rugby League news

o   Dally M leader board – now behind closed doors

6.42-6.58 Segment 5: 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:

·       SOO game 1 and u/18 result

·       Will Israel Folau return to the NRL?

·       NRL preview round 13

6.58 Sign off -good luck to Aussie cricket team in the forthcoming men’s ODI World Cup games, Ash Barty in the French Open and the Matildas as they begin their World Cup campaign on Sunday

Local Rugby League:

ISC: Round 12:

  • Main highlight saw the Sunshine Coast Falcons continue their incredible start to the season beating the previously second-placed Burleigh Bears 32-16 for their 12th straight victory. Todd Murphy scored a double and kicked six goals for a personal haul of 20 points, while Harry Grant took advantage of his forwards’ good work to produce a master-class at dummy half. Play Tweed Sea Gulls in match of the round this weekend

SCGRFL Vantage Homes Cup Div. 1:

  • Round10: Beerwah d Maroochydore, Caboolture d Noosa, Kawana d Caloundra and SR 26 d Nambour 24 in an entertaining game at Woodford
  • Round 11 this weekend Nambour/Gympie, Caboolture/Maroochydore, Kawana/SR and Beerwah/Caloundra –Sunday and Caboolture-bye

Brisbane RL A-Grade: Round 10 this weekend: Seagulls/Tigers, Magpies v top of table Panthers and Diehards/Dolphins

Rugby League News:

  • Michael Maguire is beginning a clean-out of the Wests Tigers, with international forwards Ben Matulino, Chris McQueen, Russell Packer and Elijah Taylor all being shopped around for next season. Matulino, McQueen and Taylor have been offered to English clubs, while Packer can’t make the Tigers’ top side and may even move before June 30. Maguire is on the lookout for more dynamic forwards for next season and if he can offload the quartet of big names, will have money to spend within the salary cap.
  • Reports that New Zealand Test captain Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will sign with Wests Tigers in a move that would rock the club’s roster. Also speculation that Packer will be part of a player swap. DWZ has requested a release from Penrith after falling out of favour under new coach Ivan Cleary. He was linked with Parramatta, but Tigers coach Michael Maguire has made a play for the man he named Kiwis Test skipper last year. Watene-Zelezniak prefers to play fullback, which could see the Tigers move captain Moses Mbye to five-eighth. That would leave big-money recruit Josh Reynolds and club legend Benji Marshall on the outer.
  • The Dragons are keen to sign Bulldogs forward Raymond Faitala-Mariner before the June 30 transfer deadline. The club has money to spend following the suspension of Jack de Belin and has targeted Faitala-Mariner as the man to fill the breach.
  • Rabbitohs captain Sam Burgess has revealed that he’ll have shoulder surgery after Friday’s match against Newcastle.
  • Parramatta have now played four games at Bankwest Stadium and the feedback has been great on all aspects of the NRL’s newest venue – except one. Several players – from both the Eels and their opponents – have told me that the surface is treacherously slippery, especially at night.
  • Canterbury have secured Melbourne forward Joe Stimson on a three-year deal. The 23-year-old will leave the Storm at the end of the current NRL season and move to Belmore until the end of the 2022 campaign. The back-rower debuted for the Storm in 2017 and was part of Melbourne’s grand final team last season.


Mitchell Pearce 15
Cameron Munster 14
Damien Cook 14
Jason Taumalolo 12
Cameron Smith 12
James Tedesco 12
Mitchell Moses 11
Cody Walker 10
Clinton Gutherson 10
Chad Townsend 10
Payne Haas 10
Sam Burgess 10
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 10
John Bateman 9
Cameron Murray 9
Siosiua Taukeiaho 9
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 9