BRET Team vs Wenty, Qualifying Final, Ringrose Park, 2:30pm

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Re: BRET Team vs Wenty, Qualifying Final, Ringrose Park, 2:30pm

Post by willow » Sat 12 Sep, 2009 4:59 pm

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NEDKELLY wrote:I am not a great reader of the Brett Team or results but can anyone explain why Junior Roquica is not playing in Toyota Cup for the Wests Tigers this weekend aginst the Broncos as I was positive he was playing earlier this year?
I am not sure of his age. At a guess i would think Sheens has him earmarked at some degree to be fast-tracked due to his good size. Sheens did give him a run with 1st grade vs Shellharbour during the trials at the start of the year though.
Perhaps with the departure of Peni Tagive, there could be some sort of opening to fill the void.
He's only 18.


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Post by willow » Sat 12 Sep, 2009 5:02 pm

Great win to BRET considering they had to do it the hard way. For anyone who went, who stood out and played well? How did Roqica go?

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Post by crouching_tiger » Sat 12 Sep, 2009 5:30 pm

Mataka had a blinder and got players player award. Makaui also was very destructive and scheming well behind the ruck and gave the BRET a good attacking option down the left hand side. Gower was giving it his all and played as if his life depended upon it all day in the heat, and was stitched up under his eye.
In the end, error free, smart football got them home. True character showed for them not to crack when under the pump.
All i can say is....WHAT A GAME TO WATCH!! :supporter:
QUOTE WestsTigers:"Fitzhenry is a very experienced player and will assist in providing leadership to the younger players in the Wests Tigers squad"

QUOTE Tim Sheens:"We owe our fans an apology for that today"

QUOTE Stephen Humphreys:"it was important to secure Fifita for a longer period"

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Post by smeghead » Sat 12 Sep, 2009 7:07 pm

Great win.

They never put the cue in the rack.

Wenty get Horo back next week though so that makes them a better side again.

Turniong point of the match was a massive hit from Hawkins and Big Al to knock the ball free before half time allowing us to score.

Yet again we are the walking wounded. Newtown winning would have beenj great to get a week off but we do it again next week and hope the Storm bring the same game they showed to the Pies today
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Post by Ric Sissons » Sat 12 Sep, 2009 7:34 pm

Great win by the boys.
Now its Central Coast at Henson Park - assume next Saturday afternoon. Odd choice of venue but there it is.


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Post by smeghead » Sat 12 Sep, 2009 8:28 pm

Sheesh. The worst conditioned ground in the comp with some of the worst viewing
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Post by crouching_tiger » Sat 12 Sep, 2009 8:32 pm

Anyone know if it will be a double header?
QUOTE WestsTigers:"Fitzhenry is a very experienced player and will assist in providing leadership to the younger players in the Wests Tigers squad"

QUOTE Tim Sheens:"We owe our fans an apology for that today"

QUOTE Stephen Humphreys:"it was important to secure Fifita for a longer period"

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Post by softlaw » Sat 12 Sep, 2009 10:21 pm

Top work!
Madgic!

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Post by Aladinsane » Mon 14 Sep, 2009 2:20 pm

Gritty comeback puts Tigers in final 6

The Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers made a spectacular comeback on Saturday against the Wentworthville Magpies to win 32 – 26 and keep them in the hunt for the NSW Cup premiership for 2009.

The Magpies were all over the Tigers in the first half, creating havoc in the Tigers defence, which consisted mostly of slapping tackles with little effect. Wenty ran in 3 tries before half time to lead by 6, but had all the momentum.

Brendan Oake was pivotal for the Magpies, scoring 2 tries in 5 minutes to give them the lead they would carry till late in the game. However the Tigers managed to scramble together a try in the closing minute of the first half to keep them in the running, after Sean Meaney took a inside ball from winger Junior Roqica in the corner, which Josh Lewis converted, 18 – 12.

Dressed in their away Ryde Eastwood colours, the Tigers looked beat as the Magpies ran in the next two tries, first when Anthony Mitchell caught them by surprise and dived over from 5 metres out, and the second when the Tigers tackles dissolved in the face of Wenties (#25) who brushed off two tackles running down the wing to score, 26 – 12.

But the Tigers weren’t done yet, showing huge character they lifted in the face of adversity and brought home a tremendous comeback to keep themselves in the series.
Josh Lewis started them off with a 60 metre intercept try to get them within 8 points. Then Brett Lane shined in a glimmer of hope as he took a great inside ball 15 metres out, cut through 2 tackles and stepped past the fullback to take the Tigers within 2 points.

With updated scores flying in from other NSW Cup matches, both coaches were jumping up and down on the side line with the knowledge that a loss here could mean the end of their season.

But with the combination of Willie Mataka and Sioeli Makaui, who looked like they had been playing off each other all their lives, the Tiger’s really stepped out of themselves and carved up the retreating home side.

Meaney scored his second to give the Tigers the lead by 4 in the 72nd minute, but it was David Gower who played the part of battering ram all day which had the Tigers supporters jumping out of the stands as he crossed with 4 minutes to go to seal up the win 32 – 26, and a final 6 spot.

Balmain’s Coach Paul Fletcher was grinning ear to ear congratulating “the teams character. It was character which pulled them from 14 points down to win by 6 when everything was on the line. We won off character.”

Next Sunday 20th September, we take on the Central Coast Storm at Leichhardt Oval. Kick off is at 3pm.

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