Got their early to watch this game, I generally get their early to catch the next group of youngsters coming through. I was particularly interested in this game since we're
1) Top of the table
2) Generally smashing teams
Previous years when we're doing well there's a few standouts - Mills, Pickerd, Townsend, Frizell, Peachey, Carr, Holmes etc. Some make it, others don't but you can generally tell.
After watching this game I feel this team is a team that is well coached and really focuses on the 1%. They're a smart well drilled team.
- The 7 went to the Jeff Robson kick to the corners
- kick chases are excellent
- General team chat is excellent
- Some big forwards and a few big backs.
- Safe wingers who make pretty good metres.
I think at this level the above will get you very far in the comp.
The stand out players I keep noticing are Kula and Pele. Pele is a monster, defn one to watch but needs to work on his fitness. He's gigantic.
The full back looks decent too, nice runner, kicks goals. One of the centres looks good too, decent size.
Previous years gone by I'd be a bit dissapointed there's no clear guns coming through..... but when you factor in we have Nikora, Xerri, Brailey Jr, Uele, Williams with maybe Flanno and Brailey Sr sticking around. Plus we have Mulitalio, Ferris, Katoa, Trindall and Wilton also coming through then we probably have a good amount of youth already in our squad. I've probably missed a few players too.
As the season progresses perhaps the guns will rise to the top but right now its a very well drilled and coached team imo.
Should be solid next year too. Less than half are graduating this year too. All of the backs except Millard should be back next year. They’ll lose a few forwards but will keep Pele and Longmuir plus some of the better 18’s will grab the free spots (Giles, Smith, Parker).
An update on the Jersey Flegg team through round 16, with a bye coming in round 17.
The team had their second loss of the season last weekend, going down 30-6 to the Bulldogs. They still have a 3 point lead on second place.
The lineup has stayed consistent other than for injury. Interestingly, for a team dominating the competition they did not have a single player selected in the NSW or Qld U20 side. That is consistent with the "very good team with no outstanding players" comments a few have made.
1. Jonaiah Lualua
2. Jonah Ngaronoa
3. Jensen Taumoepeau
4. Vito Tevaga
5. Josh Delailoa
6. Jayden Millard
7. Angus Ernst
8. Tom Hazelton
9. Isaac Longmuir
10. Monty Raper (C)
11. Tom Caughlan
12. Jack Boyling
13. Fine Kula
14. Franklin Pele
15. Connor Luhan
16. Jackson Stewart
17. James Russell
* Lachlan Scarpelli
* Cruz Topai-Aveai (he has been splitting time between the 20's and the Jets)
Tom Harris, Lorenzo Mulitalo, Kai Boradhurst, Jangala Bannett and Deighton Ieriko have also seen some game time
Squad members playing in other competitions
University/Glebe Lorenzo Mulitalo, Zane Elsey and William Swann
Como - Jangala Bennet, Tom Colquhoun (SG Ball), Lachlan Scarpelli
Gymea - Kai Broadhurt, Jack Gould, Adam Mortlock, George Sukanaivalu, Laken Caldwell, Kyle Pickering (SG Ball) and Sidney Noppen (SG Ball)
Engadine - Cooper Bowen and Tom Harris
De La Salle - Nathan Atkinson, Tom DeMeio (SG Ball) and Marco Talagi (SG Ball)