great to see Feki score the match sealing try tonight & not look up at the big screen on his walk back.
Definately thought the refs were biased. Should have marched 10mtrs at the end which wouldve made the kick alot easier. Was a pretty good attempt though from Lino, that far out.Was it just me, or did anyone else think the refs raped our boys?
How often did the commentators point out blatant penalties only for the refs to ignore them. At one stage the touchy calls forward pass, but the refs play on. Even right at the end the ref warns a Sea Eagle to get back onside (while arguing a penalty call) before he is marched 10m. He remains, swears at the ref and nothing happens. Could have given Lino a better kicking opportunity, which would have won the game.
I saw at one stage late in the game it was 5 penalties to 1 in the Sea Eagles favour. I think it ended somewhere around 5-2.
I guess we were lucky to scrape a draw, but I reckon they were done over.
Bhana named in NYC Team of the Yearhttps://nrl.com/2013-holden-cup-team-of-the-year/tabid/10874/newsid/74260/default.aspx
not too many standout players this year i guess. 1 on the bench for team of the year
Bhana named in NYC Team of the Year
Tuesday 27 August 2013 10:30 AM
Loose forward David Bhana is the only Vodafone Junior Warriors player included in the 2013 NYC Team of the Year. Photo: Photosport
Bhana (20), who started the season leading the side in the sixth NYC campaign, has been used by the Auckland Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup in recent weeks.
He has excelled as one of the NYC’s top back rowers in his two seasons in the competition. An exceptional defender, he topped the NYC’s tackling statistics last year with 957 tackles in 24 appearances. In just 14 games this season he has made 590 tackles and tops the statistics for the most average tackles per game with 42.1
Bhana has been included on the bench in the 2013 Team of the Year as he looks ahead to the step up to the NRL squad in 2014, having been signed on a one-year fulltime NRL contract.
Named the Vodafone Warriors’ 2012 TNT Young NYC Player of the Year, Bhana was also a finalist for both the overall Vodafone NYC Player of the Year and the DEWALT NYC Clubman of the Year.
Away from football, the Northcote Tigers junior and former Birkenhead College head boy is in his final year of a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Auckland. He is keen to work as a conservationist in the future.
Bhana joins the likes of Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers), Corey Oates (Broncos), Charly Runciman (Dragons), Hymel Hunt (Titans) and Samisoni Langi (Roosters) in the 2013 NYC Team of the Year.
This year’s chosen players join an honour roll that includes some of the NRL’s most exciting and talented stars, including Daly-Cherry Evans, Ben Barba, Kieran Foran, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Ben Matulino, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Jesse Bromwich, Shaun Fensom, Tariq Sims, Gareth Widdop, Alex McKinnon, Trent Merrin, Dale Finucane and James Segeyaro.
“You just have to look through the weekly NRL line-ups to realise how important the Holden Cup has been as a development pathway,” NRL head of football Todd Greenberg said today.
“Ben Barba was a member of the inaugural team of the year in 2008 and has gone on to win the Dally M Medal, we have seen a number of graduates now play Holden State of Origin and represent their countries and many more become leading players within their NRL clubs.
“Just as importantly, the competition has set new standards in achievement off the field.
“The Holden Cup’s ‘No Work, No Study, No Play’ policy philosophy is unique in Australian professional sport and represents the importance the game places on helping players achieve a balanced life that prepares them for life after they finish playing in the NRL.”
The 2013 Holden Cup Team of the Year features players from 12 clubs and includes the nephew of Titans coach John Cartwright – Panthers back-rower Bryce Cartwright – while the Sharks’ Michael Lichaa and Raiders’ Mitchell Cornish join a select band of players to be named in the Team of Year twice.
The full team is:
Fullback: Jack Ahearn (Canberra Raiders) apprentice electrician
Wing: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers) Year 12 Patrician Brothers Blacktown
Centre: Hymel Hunt (Gold Coast Titans) Bachelor of Business at Griffith University
Centre: Charly Runciman (St George Illawarra Dragons) Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at University of Wollongong
Wing: Jonathon Reuben (Canberra Raiders) indigenous trainee with Department of Education and Training
Five-eighth: Samisoni Langi (Sydney Roosters) Bachelor Exercise and Health Science at ACU
Halfback: Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers) Trainee Community and Development Officer
Prop: Matthew Lodge (Melbourne Storm) Diploma of Management
Hooker: Michael Lichaa (Cronulla Sharks) apprentice carpenter
Prop: Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles) Bachelor of Management and Sport and Exercise at UTS
Second Row: Bryce Cartwright (Penrith Panthers) Certificate III and IV in Fitness at ACPE Academy
Second Row: Corey Oates (Brisbane Broncos) Certificate IV in Business
Lock: John Asiata (Sydney Roosters) Certificate IV in Community Services
Interchange: Mitchell Cornish (Canberra Raiders) Diploma of Business Management
Interchange: Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Penrith Panthers) teacher’s aide at Willmot Public School
Interchange: David Bhana (Vodafone Warriors) Bachelor of Science at Auckland University
Interchange: Cameron McInnes (South Sydney Rabbitohs) Bachelor of Physiotherapy at ACU
Coach: Mick Mantelli (Canberra Raiders) owner, building companyAAAA
I think there are a few good names there.
David Bhana has all the makings of a future NRL player. Plays his heart out and the few games Ive watched of the Vulcans with him playing he has been able to show his potential. Has a very solid tackle.
Hymel Hunt is touted by most at the Tits as a future Centre at the club. Cousin of Karmichael. Nuff said. Born in Auckland. Not sure about his rep status but the junior Kiwis should at least knock on his door.
Samisoni Langi has debuted already for the Roosters and although his last outing wasnt too flash he has impressed me with his form in the NSW and the U20's. Played for Tonga this year in the test against Samoa and totally rang rings around Carlos Tuimavave and Ben Roberts. This kid is fast and has amazing acceleration. Watch out for this guy in the future.
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak IMO has the biggest future. Brother of Malakai who trained with the Warriors in the off season this guy has it all. Super quick, great step and smart. He will get fast tracked to the first grade squad and already has Kearney and Iro trying to get him to play for the Kiwis. He's that good and is only 18!!!
All I know is that they are related to my mate who is also a Watene and they all descend from the legendary Steve Watene (Puti Tipene Watene). Not sure about the Tongan bit but the other half of the name is Polish. In saying that, Malakai is a Tongan name. I'll ask him and get back to you...Yeah I think Dallin will be a mix of his two brothers.
Zoram had the zip and instinct and a good nsw cup player. Note quite enough size.
Malakai was good in NYC but didnt have enough mongrel imo.
he is nz born. arent they from waikato? Maori/tongan
I think Brenko Lee from Raiders should be in here. He looks ridicolously good