Official Sharks Pathways 2024 (Newtown, Flegg, SG Ball, etc.)

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Just noticed Jack Ennis at 9 for Harrold Matts. Another legacy to keep an eye on.
 
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Is it just me or has this off season gone super fast. I wont lie, kind of enjoyed the less stress of the footy season haha.

Newtown's trial game program for 2024:

Saturday, 17th February 2024; Morry Breen Oval, Wyong;
Newcastle Knights v Newtown; kick-off is at 5.00pm.

Saturday, 24th February 2024; Henson Park;
Newtown v Canterbury-Bankstown; kick-off is at 6.00pm.
Please note the amended kick-off time for this match.
 

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Just the one change. Jai Davies went off with a head knock last week and is out. Samuel (#17 last week) comes off the bench to replace him; Catton the new man on the bench.

SG Ball - Round 2 vs Parra

1. Adrian Sandy
2. Albert Litisoni
3. Michael Gabrael
4. Nikora Williams
5. Richard Whalebone
6. Bryce Sait
7. Riley Pollard
8. Jai Davies Harry Samuel
9. Will Saunders
10. Max McCarthy
11. Manako Piutau
12. Pharrell Gray
13. Lachlan Araullo

Interchange

14. Ashton Simmonds
15. Sione Latu
16. Alex Challenor
17. Jasper Catton
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18. Cooper Hannay
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19. Will Stewart
 
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Aslo btw... NSWRL have fixed up all of the scoring times for last week. Doesn't show 4 tries in the first 2 minutes anymore :D

 

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After years of talking about it NSW and Qld have finally got their ducks in a row for junior reps.

Qld have dropped their Colts (u20) comp, merged their u18's and u19's into one u19's comp, and changed their u16's to u17's.

End result is that both states now have...

Girls U17 and U19
Boys U17 and U19

They have been trying to get this aligned since before Covid.

NSW still has Flegg obviously. Qld opted to drop the Colts comp and send their aged 20 and 21 players back in to local feeders.
 

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Don’t think dropping their Colts is a good move but aligning other ages with NSW makes sense.
It’s only been a couple years though. NSW changed to 17s and 19s after Covid
 

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Don’t think dropping their Colts is a good move but aligning other ages with NSW makes sense.
I think dropping the Colts was a money decision. The Colts team travelled with the Q Cup team (everywhere except PNG). Will save teams a fair bit on travel.

It’s only been a couple years though. NSW changed to 17s and 19s after Covid
Yeah - 2021. I think the desire has been in place for quite a while. There were announcements/conversations about them wanting to go that direction beforehand, and then Qld came out with a 16's comp the same year that NSW moved it. I guess it took Ben Ikin taking over to finally get it done up here.
 

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SG Ball Highlights. Sharks @ 6:20.

Sharks were up 18-10 with 20 minutes to go but lost 28-18.

Pollard went off in the 18th minute for a HIA and didn't return. Ashton Simmonds played in the halves for the rest of the game.

Goalkicking still an issue. Three different players had a go and were combined 1/4.


In the SG Ball the Sharks were on the scoreboard in the opening minute when Albert Litisoni finished off a move started by centre Michael Gabrael. The Sharks scored a second try through Jasper Catton, who hit a hole and scampered 30-metres to score, with the teams going to half time level at 10-all.

The Sharks gained the ascendancy with two second-half four pointers, the first to Nikora Williams with a determined charge from close range, the second when backrower Pharrell Gray won the race to an Ashton Simmonds kick and at 18-10 it was the Sharks on top.

From there though the Eels regrouped and would dominate the final quarter of the contest, three converted tries in the final 20 minutes rounding out a 28-18 victory.

"Our effort was there again, we had some good patches, but we didn't play the footy we wanted to play for long enough periods to get the result,” Sharks SG Ball coach Dave Howlett said.

"The boys are a work in progress, we know what we are capable of, we just need to get back to training and work hard to translate that into a 70-minute performance next week."

The two men's Sharks junior rep teams have a win and a loss after two rounds in 2024. They face the Canberra Raiders at PointsBet Stadium in round three matches next Saturday afternoon.
Saturday's game against Canberra will be live streamed on NSWRL TV. Shows as 2:15pm kick-off for me, but that is possibly Qld time.
 
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Quite a few team changes for this one.
- Pollard HIA means he misses at least a week, Sait goes to 7 and Simmonds moves from the bench
- Araullo goes from lock to prop, with Challenor coming off the bench to start
- Samuel drops out of the 17
- Louka and Hannay to debut from the bench

SG Ball - Round 3 v Raiders

1. Adrian Sandy
2. Albert Litisoni
3. Michael Gabrael
4. Nikora Williams
5. Richard Whalebone
6. Ashton Simmonds
7. Riley Pollard Bryce Sait
8. Lachlan Araullo
9. Will Saunders
10. Max McCarthy
11. Manako Piutau
12. Pharrell Gray
13. Alex Challenor

Interchange

14. Daniel Louka
15. Sione Latu
16. Cooper Hannay
17. Jasper Catton
*
18. Harry Samuel
*
19. Will Stewart
 
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