General 2014 NSW Cup Finals

Who do you think will win the NSW Cup?

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mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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2014 VB NSW Cup Team of the Year
Jamie Anderson, Adam Kidd and Terry Liberopoulos
Sun 21st September, 02:00PM
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As a reminder, click on this link to revisit our selection table article that explains all of the selection criteria and just how we went about selecting the side.

Never before have the fans had such access to and also the opportunity to keep in touch with more of the VB NSW Cup action than they have had this year. Live TV coverage in both Australia and New Zealand on Fox Sports and Sky Sports NZ, Radio, NSWRL Match Centre Coverage, Weekly Video Highlights packages, as well as extensive coverage across our social media channels have all been made available in 2014, as well as launching our LIVE streaming late in the season, which we will be looking to expand on next season. We thank you all for your support and hope to continue to grow these areas with your help in 2015.

Anyway without further delay here is the NSWRL.com.au VB NSW Cup Team of the Year for 2014.

1) Nathan Ross - (Newcastle Knights)
2) Bureta Faraimo - (Wentworthville Magpies)
3) Sami Sauiluma - (Mounties)
4) Asipeli Fine - (Wests Tigers)
5) Josh Mantellato - (Newcastle Knights)
6) Will Smith - (Penrith Panthers)
7) Michael Dobson - (Newcastle Knights)
8) Magnus Stromquist - (Wyong Roos)
9) Mitch Williams - (Wyong Roos)
10) Tim Robinson - (Cronulla Sharks)
11) Jake Foster - © (Mounties)
12) Raymond Faitala-Mariner - (NZ Warriors)
13) Ryan Simpkins - (Penrith Panthers)

14) Tyler Randell - (Newcastle Knights)
15) Shannon Wakeman - (Illawarra Cutters)
16) Sam Anderson - (Penrith Panthers)
17) Lachlan Burr - (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
18) Clinton Gutherson - (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

COACH: Rip Taylor (Wyong Roos)

So there it is folks, your 2014 VB NSW Cup Team of the Year. Now let’s look at each position a little more closely and also hand out some honourable mentions to those who were thereabouts and perhaps a touch unlucky to have missed out, and trust us there is plenty of them which once again probably speaks volumes about the depth of talent in the VB NSW Cup.

FULLBACK – Nathan Ross

Straight off the bat we can tell you that this was perhaps the most keenly contested position of all and as a result there was some extremely vigorous debate at the selection table. Had our side been chosen at let’s say the completion of round 16, Clinton Gutherson would have almost certainly got the spot, but Nathan Ross’ finish to the season has been nothing short of electric and it has seen him leapfrog Gutherson in the pecking order. Due to injury, Nathan Ross has only managed to play 15 of the Knights 25 games thus far, however he has crossed for 17 tries at better than a try a game when he has been on the park and is also a big reason why the Knights have not lost since round 17.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS – Clinton Gutherson, Kieran Moss and Kyle Eathe

WINGERS - Josh Mantellato and Bureta Faraimo

Yet another position with an abundance of depth right throughout the competition. Josh Mantellato has been one of this competitions greatest success stories and he has been rewarded for his consistency with not only a third straight berth in this team, but also with a Super League contract with the Hull Kingston Rovers. Mantellato was easily the competitions highest point scorer once again, posting in excess of 200 points for the third straight year which included a very respectable 16 tries. Faraimo was the competitions leading try scorer at the conclusion of the regular season and was also recently announced as the VB NSW Cup Player of the Year for 2014 at the Brad Fittler Medal dinner. It’s been a whirlwind 12 months for Faraimo after he represented the Tomahawks at the World Cup and then has gone onto make his NRL debut with the Eels.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS – Eto Nabuli, Jarrod Tua, Chanel Mata’utia, Kevin Naiqama, Setefano Taukafa, Marika Koroibete and Yaw Kiti Glymin

CENTRES – Sami Sauiluma and Asipeli Fine

Two very different styles of player here but nonetheless very deserving. Sami Sauiluma bagged himself 20 tries in 15 appearances for Mounties in 2014 as well as making a few NRL appearances for the Raiders. Mounties were one of the most explosive offensive teams this year and Sauiluma was a large reason for that. Fine is more of a defensive centre as opposed to Sauiluma, but his work rate and consistency saw him get the nod ahead of perhaps more fancier peers. Fine started 21 games for the Tigers in 2014 and was always amongst the leaders in hit ups and tackles. A real worker with a bright future.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS - Geoff Daniela, Jeremy Hawkins, Tony Satini, Waqa Blake and Solomone Kata

FIVE-EIGHTH – Will Smith

A young star on the rise who may find himself in an NRL Grand Final side in a fortnight’s time, Smith has made a great fist of his first season at the foot of the mountains. A player who could, and often did play in a number of positions at Newcastle, Smith has taken the six jersey and for the most part made it his own this season. Understandably, Smith, much like the Panthers, took a few weeks to find his feet earlier in the season, but his work since then has been outstanding and clearly the likes of Brennan and Cleary were not afraid to thrust the young man into the thick of the Panthers NRL Premiership campaign.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS – Sam Duggan, Carlos Tuimavave, Jack Ahearn and Johnathon Ford

HALFBACK – Michael Dobson

Most certainly a position where the depth was crazy good in 2014 with guys like Luke Kelly, Tom Humble and Mitch Cornish all well and truly in the conversation, but when push came to shove we simply couldn’t overlook the form of Dobson, particularly late in the season. After spending the first month or so of the season in the NRL, Dobson has gone on to play 19 games in the VB NSW Cup with Newcastle and his combination with the likes of Ross, Minto and Newton has seen the Knights playing a brand of football that is a pleasure to watch.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS – Tom Humble, Luke Kelly and Mitch Cornish

PROPS – Magnus Stromquist and Tim Robinson

Every team needs a Magnus Stromquist! The former Manly NYC player has been nothing short of sensational for the Roos in 2014, and playing alongside of former Kangaroo Mark O’Meley has given Magnus the confidence to take his game to another level. Stromquist lead the league in hit ups and run metres with a staggering 420 runs and he also played in all 26 of the Roos games. And he didn’t just put his hand up to carry the ball, Magnus was also top ten in the league for tackles too. As for Tim Robinson, it was a tough season for last year’s Premiers however Robinson once again stood tall in the face of adversity. Robinson spent plenty of time in the NRL this season for obvious reasons but when he was in the VB NSW Cup side at Cronulla they won more games than they lost.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS – Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Mark Nicholls, Jack Buchanan, Charlie Gubb, Tyson Andrews, Rory O’Brien, Daniel Alvaro, Nathaniel Neale, Paterika Vaivai, Josh Ailaomai

HOOKER - Mitch Williams

There is not much you can say about this guy that hasn’t already been said. The body of a mouse with the heart of a lion, Williams makes this team for the second straight year and perhaps had more influence in 2014 than what he had in 2013 when he claimed VB NSW Cup Player of the Year honours. Always busy and always scheming, Williams was once again up near the pointy end of the tackle count for the season, but it is his ability to play through pain and injury, as he did late in the season, that sets him apart from many others who may have been sitting at home with their feet up on the couch.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS – Chad Redman, Siliva Havili, Jayden Hodges, Matt McIlwrick, Kevin Kingston and Joel Luani

SECOND ROWERS – Jake Foster and Raymond Faitala-Mariner

Certainly a position where there was tremendous depth and although we felt Jake Foster picked himself, the selection of Faitala-Mariner may raise an eyebrow or two. Mariner played in 23 of the Warriors games this year and also chimed in with seven tries to boot. He is a busy second rower that likes scouting a few passes wide of the ruck, but as he showed us last weekend against the Cutters, when he gets in the clear, he is capable of moving the ball down the field. As for Jake Foster, he is the consummate professional. Foster made 22 starts for Mounties this year and also bagged himself 12 tries, many of those coming early in the year when he was scoring them for fun. Foster was one of the VB NSW Cup Representative sides best in their loss to QLD, but his endeavour and leadership both on and off the park sees him as a standout candidate for not only this side, but as its captain.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS – Tekina Vailea, Saulala Houma, Rhyse Martin, Nathan Smith, Lagi Setu, Sione Masima, Agnatius Paasi, Tevita Pangai Jnr and Willie Mataka

LOCK – Ryan Simpkins

Plenty of good locks this year with the likes of Matt Hilder, Daniel Harrison and Harlan Alaalatoa all having good years but in the final wash-up Simpkins is another who basically picked himself. Simpkins has started all but one game for the Panthers, and although when we talk about Penrith, we often refer to their high octane offence and flashy outside backs, when their defence needs to stand up, Simpkins is usually front and centre and driving the shoulder in. He is just a good old fashioned worker whose offensive game is also beginning to expand as he matures as a footballer. Unfortunately for Simpkins there are guys like Adam Docker, Elijah Taylor and Lewis Brown in front of him at present but no doubt his time will come.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS – Matt Hilder, Daniel Harrison and Harlan Alaalatoa

THE BENCH – Tyler Randell, Shannon Wakeman, Sam Anderson and Lachlan Burr

A really nice bench with plenty of versatility. Randell can play any one of a number positions and his durability was on show for all when he played almost an hour of a VB NSW Cup match against Newtown in round 25 before being dragged off and then being told he would be starting in the Knights NRL side against Parramatta just over an hour later. Shannon Wakeman was very close to making this side last year, and with an even more impressive 2014 he has knocked down the door. Wakeman can play in both the back and front row and has great pace for a big man. Sam Anderson got the nod for a bench spot when he probably beat out his Panthers team mate Reagan Campbell-Gillard, who can definitely count himself unlucky. Anderson has played in 19 games for the Panthers and would have played in more had he not been called up to the NRL recently. The fact that Anderson has started in each of his 19 appearances while Gillard has spent some time coming off the bench tells us that they (Panthers) still feel Anderson has the edge, and that’s good enough for us. Lachlan Burr was one of Canterbury’s best in an otherwise ordinary year for the Bulldogs. Burr also represented the VB NSW Cup Representative side in 2014 and has recently signed with the Titans from the 2015 season. Hopefully Burr sees plenty of NRL up north because he was unlikely to sitting behind the likes of Josh Jackson and Dale Finucane at Canterbury.

Our 18th man is Clinton Gutherson for no other reason than the debate between selectors over him and Nathan Ross was so vigorous and ongoing that we felt he was perhaps the unluckiest of all the ‘honourable mentions’. There is little doubt that this prodigious talent will have a long and illustrious career in the NRL, but we have enjoyed watching him during his time in the VB NSW Cup.

COACH – Rip Taylor

We know that this will upset many Panthers fans but after much deliberation we have given the nod the Roos Rip Taylor. Yes Brennan lead his team to the Minor Premiership, and perhaps ultimately a Premiership, and yes the Panthers eclipsed the Sharks 2013 record of 43 competition points, and yes Tony Herman got the nod last year having done all of the things we just touched on, but where did Wyong finish last season? 13th! The job that Garth Brennan has done with the Panthers has been outstanding, but with the roster they have and the calibre of player that they have at their disposal, a result much less than that would have been a disappointment. Rip Taylor came in and took over the Roos for just their second campaign and took them from stone cold last to within a couple of converted tries of a Preliminary Final clash against the Panthers. And while Taylor made some shrewd signings with players such as Mark O’Meley, Mark Kheirallah, Jono Ford and Tekina Vailea all bringing something to the table, the fact remains that he has done all of this with a side that currently has no NRL affiliation and that ultimately tipped the scales in his favour.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS – Garth Brennan and Rick Stone

https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2014/09/21/_2014_vb_nsw_cup_team_of_the_year.html
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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2014 NSW CUP GRAND FINAL TEAM LISTS
NSW Cup
September 24, 2014

Here’s how the Panthers and Knights will line-up in this weekend’s NSW Cup grand final.

Penrith Panthers v Newcastle Knights

Sunday, September 28, Allianz Stadium
Kick-off: 3.10pm

PANTHERS: 1. Kieran Moss 2. Eto Nabuli 3. Waqa Blake 4. Wes Naiqama 5. Tom Eisenhuth 6. Luke Capewell 7. Tom Humble 8. Leilani Latu 9. Kevin Kingston 10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard 11. Isaah Yeo 12. Nathan Smith 13. Ryan Simpkins

Intercahnge: 14. Vaipuna Tia Kilifi 15. Kierran Moseley 16. Andy Saunders 17. Daniel Foster 18. Liam Ayoub

KNIGHTS: 1. Nathan Ross 22. Josh Mantellato 3. Brayden Wiliame 4. Pat Mata’utia 5. Chanel Mata’utia 6. Matt Minto 7. Michael Dobson 8. Sam Mataora 9. Chad Redman 10. Pat Vaivai 11. Clint Newton 18. Timana Tahu 13. Matt Hilder

Interchange: 14. Travis Waddell 15. Tyler Randell 16. Michael Steele 17. Brenton Horwood 25. James Elias 30. Toka Likiliki

https://rugbyleagueweek.com.au/2014-nsw-cup-grand-final-team-lists/
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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VB NSW Cup Preview - Grand Final
Jamie Anderson - NSWRL Media
Thu 25th September, 03:00PM
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Penrith Panthers (1) Vs Newcastle Knights (2)

Allianz Stadium, Sunday, September 28
Kick-off: 3.10pm
Referee: Liam Nicholls

Broadcast: LIVE on Fox Sports 1 and Sky Sport NZ
Broadcast: Radio coverage courtesy of ABC (Link available via ABC Grandstand)
Broadcast: Radio coverage courtesy of 2GB (Link available via 2GB.com)
Broadcast: Radio Coverage courtesy of Hawkesbury Radio 89.9FM (Link available via www.hawkesburyradio.com.au)
Broadcast: Radio Coverage courtesy of Steele Sports Radio (Link available viawww.steelesports.com.au)
Broadcast: Radio Coverage courtesy of 2GLF FM 89.3 (Link available via 893fm.com.au)
Broadcast: Radio Coverage courtesy of Triple H FM (Link available via www.triplehfm.com.au/hhh)

PANTHERS - 1. KIERAN MOSS 2. ETO NABULI 3. WAQA BLAKE 4. WES NAIQAMA 5. TOM EISENHUTH 6. LUKE CAPEWELL 7. TOM HUMBLE 8. LEILANI LATU 9. KEVIN KINGSTON 10. REAGAN CAMPBELL-GILLARD 11. ISAAH YEO 12. NATHAN SMITH 13. RYAN SIMPKINS 14. VAIPUNA TIA KILIFI 15. KIERRAN MOSELEY 16. ANDY SAUNDERS 17. DANIEL FOSTER 18. LIAM AYOUB COACH: GARTH BRENNAN

KNIGHTS – 1. NATHAN ROSS 22. JOSH MANTELLATO 3. BRAYDEN WILIAME 4. PAT MATA’UTIA 5. CHANEL MATA’UTIA 6. MATT MINTO 7. MICHAEL DOBSON 8. SAM MATAORA 9. CHAD REDMAN 10. PAT VAIVAI 11. CLINT NEWTON 18. TIMANA TAHU 13. MATT HILDER (C) 14. TRAVIS WADDELL 15. TYLER RANDELL 16. MICHAEL STEELE 17. BRENTON HORWOOD 25. JAMES ELIAS 30. TOKA LIKILIKI COACH: RICK STONE

Summary: And then there were two. After 26 rounds and almost a months’ worth of finals action we are ultimately left with the competitions two best sides fighting it out for the 2014 VB NSW Cup Premiership. The Penrith Panthers have been the yardstick all season long and will be looking to cap off their record breaking season by hoisting the trophy aloft come full time on Sunday, but the Knights should prove to be a more than worthy adversary, as they head into the Grand Final off the back of a nine match winning streak. After their last loss to the Cutters way back in round 17, it still wasn’t certain that the Knights would even make the top eight much let alone the Grand Final, however they went on to win their last seven regular season matches and by doing so they secured a top two finish. There were no such concerns for the Panthers who had the Minor Premiership sewn up over a month out from the finals series, and after losing their opening two games of the season they have gone on to win 22 of their last 24 matches. In fact had the Panthers not relinquished a large lead to the Jets at Allianz Stadium late in the season, they would be entering this match undefeated since a round eight loss to the Sharks at Remondis Stadium. Coach Garth Brennan is certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting his side. The team that accounted for the Magpies on Sunday at Leichhardt Oval had no less than 10 players who have tasted first grade over their careers and with many others that are destined to do so in the near future. The likes of Waqa Blake and Eto Nabuli could arguably have already debuted had they found themselves at a different club while young front rower Reagan Campbell-Gillard is also a name for the future. The Panthers depth and strength at present was quantified even further on Sunday when they were able to include the likes of Kevin Kingston, David Simmons and Isaah Yeo to an already strong Penrith side. Their opponents in the Knights shouldn’t be overawed however as they will also field a pretty handy line up. Newcastle have a host of players with first grade experience, including veterans like Timana Tahu, Michael Dobson, Matt Hilder and Clint Newton, as well as some younger tyros such as Chanel Mata’utia and Pat Vaivai. And besides their players who have tasted first grade, others such as Nathan Ross, Pat Mata’utia and Chad Redman have all had stellar seasons and are a large reason why the Novocastrians find themselves just 80 minutes away from a possible premiership. As you can see below these two sides split their regular season clashes however it is probably fair to say that the Knights appeared to have gotten Penrith at a good time way back in round one. There are plenty of points in both of these teams and this has been on show during the finals series with the Panthers posting 73 points combined against the Cutters and Magpies while the Knights have managed to score 58 points against the same opposition. Defensively though the Panthers appear the superior outfit on paper conceding just 18 points per game during the regular season and have also only allowed three tries during their two finals series wins. With that said, the Knights defence has stood up when it has needed to and they have only conceded four tries during their two finals wins and can also draw upon inspiration from their round 25 win over the Jets where they defended a man down for most of the match yet were still able to hold on for a win that ultimately saw them clinch second spot. It looms as an intriguing battle not only on the park but also in the coaches box where Garth Brennan will go toe to toe with a man that he spent time working with at the Knights. Brennan was a former assistant to Stone back when Rick was the Knights first grade coach, and should have an intimate knowledge of the way he goes about preparing a side but also some of his personnel. And if Brennan wants to know anything else about the Knights boys he need only ask the Naiqama brothers, or even Will Smith or Sam Anderson, players who have all made their way to Penrith via the Knights. No matter which way you look at it, this Grand Final promises to be one of the best in recent memory. Both sides are fielding the best possible side that they can and have both been the form teams, certainly leading into the finals, if not all year certainly in Penrith’s case. And of course as of this year there is also the added incentive of a chance to square off against the winners of the Intrust Super Cup the following week at ANZ Stadium in the inaugural State Championship. So get out to Allianz Stadium for what is going to be a great celebration of Rugby League in all three grades.

Prediction:
Impossible to go past the Panthers who are deserved favourites but the Knights are more than capable of knocking them off. Panthers by 2.

https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2014/09/25/vb_nsw_cup_preview_grand_final.html
 

¿N. ig-mah¿

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May 1, 2012
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I think its a pointless game. There aren't many who get to follow both comps, so it is a little meaningless. I am quite keen on the NSW Cup comp, but don't know anything about the Q Cup. I konw its supposed to be a better comp but I don't know anything about the teams, so probably won't even watch it.
 

OMG

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May 18, 2012
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Churchur
I think its a pointless game. There aren't many who get to follow both comps, so it is a little meaningless. I am quite keen on the NSW Cup comp, but don't know anything about the Q Cup. I konw its supposed to be a better comp but I don't know anything about the teams, so probably won't even watch it.
Far from pointless and shortsighted to not see what benefits will come from it, its a great idea pitting the 2 best teams from each comp against each other, it would be absolute magic to watch a Warrior v Papua New Guinea final.
 

motu1

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May 20, 2012
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Far from pointless and shortsighted to not see what benefits will come from it, its a great idea pitting the 2 best teams from each comp against each other, it would be absolute magic to watch a Warrior v Papua New Guinea final.

wouldn't that shit the aussies off praying for that next year
 

OMG

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May 18, 2012
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wouldn't that shit the aussies off praying for that next year
For sure, I'd love it, particularly if there was a Warriors v anybody but an NSW team to follow..
 

mt.wellington

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Panthers win NSW Cup Grand Final!
Emma Duxbury
Sun 28th September, 05:57PM
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 28: Penrith celebrate their teams win at the VB NSW Cup Grand Final match between Newcastle and Penrith at Allianz Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

The Panthers have won the NSW Cup Grand Final, beating Newcastle 48-12 at Allianz Stadium today!

After losing just four games this year and taking out the minor premiership by 10 points, Penrith produced an impressive performance to hand Coach Garth Brennan his second premiership title in a row.

Both sides were at full strength for this clash which was always going to be an old school grudge match, given the history between these two teams. A handful of Panthers players and Coach Brennan have played and worked with the Knights in recent years, while Newcastle Captain Clint Newton only left the foot of the mountains last year.

Tensions flared on the field at times, but everyone managed to keep their cool for most of the match.

The Panthers scored first, six minutes into the game when Isaah Yeo broke through Newcastle’s defence and took off down the field, sprinting 30m before passing inside to Luke Capewell who dodged a defender and dived over to score! Wes Naiqama converted to give Penrith an early 6-0 lead.

A few minutes later, the Knights hit back when five-eighth Matt Minto barged his way over in the corner, dragging a bunch of Penrith defenders with him. The ref ruled a no try believing he had lost the ball but went up to the video ref to check. A review found he had kept old of the ball and the points were awarded. The kick levelled the scores at 6-6.the

Penrith were in again at the 20 minute mark after winning back to back sets up our end. Capewell collected the ball from Kev Kingston before sending it to Yeo just inside the 10m line, and he ran through a couple of defenders to dive over and score. Naiqama added the two to put the Panthers out in front again.

A couple of minutes later we were in again after Ryan Simpkins got a beautiful offload to Waqa Blake who made a break for it, side stepping a couple of Knights players to get to within 20m of our line, before he sent the ball to Kieran Moss, who carried it the rest of the way. The conversion extended our lead to 18-6.

Two minutes before the half time break, the Panthers were in again, courtesy of some quick ball work that started with Kingston in the centre of the field who passed the ball to Capewell, who flicked it out to Moss. He offloaded to Kev Naiqama who then lobbed the ball to Eto Nabuli who was unmarked on the wing, and he sprinted up the sideline to get the ball down. Naiqama sent the ball straight through the posts to move the score to 24-6.

HALF TIME: 24-6 Panthers

Penrith came out swinging again in this half and in the 47th minute we almost had our next try when Wes Naiqama crossed in the corner. Newcastle claimed that one of their players had been knocked out of play by a Penrith defender, and the video ref agreed so it was a no try.

We did get across the line in the 54th minute when Tom Humble put a high bomb over to the right of the field and Waqa Blake chased, waiting patiently for the ball to bounce before snatching it out of the air before two Newcastle defenders could get to it, and dropping to the ground to score. The conversion extended Penrith’s lead to 30-6.

In the 59th minute, Kierran Moseley had to be helped from the field after copping a head knock in a tackle, and he was taken to the sheds for a concussion assessment.

Newcastle took full advantage of the stop in play and scored their second try in their next set, with big Paterkia Via Via bulldozing his way over the line under the posts. They took a quick kick to take the score to 30-12.

But it wasn’t long before Penrith had their next try and it followed a brilliant line break from Kevin Naiqama who sprinted 20m before offloading to Kingston who then passed inside to Moss, and he took the ball the rest of the way, placing it down under the posts. Naiqama’s conversion from in front put the Panthers ahead 36-12 with less than 10 minutes remaining.

Moss scored his hat trick in the next set after Kev Naiqama put Capewell through a gap and sent him down the field, before Moss ended up with the ball and carried it over the line to give the Panthers an unbeatable 42-12 lead.

Penrith were on a roll and within two minutes they had another try when Kev Kingston collected the ball from dummy half and sent Ryan Simpkins straight through a hole up the middle, and over the line to score. Kingston had a go at the conversion from in front and nailed it, taking the score to 48-12.

Penrith kept control for the rest of the game until the full time siren sealed the win!

FULL TIME: 48-12 Panthers

The Panthers now go onto play the winner of the QLD Cup Grand Final between the Northern Pride and the Tigers.

https://www.penrithpanthers.com.au/news/2014/09/28/panthers_win_nsw_cup_grand_final_.html
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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NRL State Championship teams
QRL Media
Tue 30th September, 07:00PM
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Intrust Super Cup premiers Northern Pride have made one change to their 17 for Sunday’s NRL State Championship match against NSW Cup holders Penrith Panthers in Sydney.

Pride back-rower Joel Riethmuller will miss the inaugural match after accepting an early plea to a Grade 1 Detrimental Conduct charge.

With Riethmuller to serve a one match suspension, promising forward Jack Svendsen will start from the interchange bench.

Pride coach Jason Demetriou has also named Tom Hancock and Patrick Kaufusi on an extended bench.

The Pride are coming off an impressive 36-4 grand final victory over Easts Tigers at Suncorp Stadium.

Penrith Panthers were just as ruthless in their decider, crushing the Newcastle Knights 48-12 to clinch the NSW Cup.

PENRITH PANTHERS v NORTHERN PRIDE

ANZ Stadium, Sunday, October 5
Kick-off: 3.55pm (AEDT)
Referee: Adam Cassidy

Broadcast:
LIVE on Channel 9
Broadcast: Radio coverage courtesy of ABC (Link available via ABC Grandstand)
Broadcast: Radio coverage courtesy of 2GB (Link available via 2GB.com)

NORTHERN PRIDE:

1. Hezron Murgha
2. Javid Bowen
3. Brett Anderson ©
4. Kyle Feldt
5. Semi Tadulala
6. Shaun Nona
7. Sam Obst
8. Ricky Thorby
9. Jason Roos ©
10. Ethan Lowe
11. Blake Leary
12. Tyrone McCarthy
13. Ben Spina

14. Ryan Ghietti
15. Sheldon Powe-Hobbs
16. Davin Crampton
17. Jack Svendsen
18. Tom Hancock
21. Patrick Kaufusi

Coach: Jason Demetriou

PENRITH PANTHERS:

1. Kieran Moss
2. Eto Nabuli
3. Waqa Blake
4. Kevin Naiqama
5. Wes Naiqama
6. Luke Capewell
7. Tom Humble
8. Sam Anderson
9. Kevin Kingston
10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
11. Ben Murdoch-Masila
12. Nathan Smith
13. Ryan Simpkins

14. Vaipuna Tia Kilifi
15. Kierran Moseley
16. Leilani Latu
17. Andy Saunders

Coach: Garth Brennan

https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2014/09/30/nrl_state_championship_teams.html
 

OMG

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May 18, 2012
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Geezuz on paper that looks like a bad mismatch, it will be very interesting to see how competitive the Pride are..it will be a huge kick in the balls to the NSW cup if the pride could actually win..
 
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