Tigers team to take on West Illawarra

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Re: Tigers team to take on West Illawarra

Post by Blackandwhite » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 5:48 pm

helmesy wrote:Full-time score Balmain 5-Wests Illawarra 3.

Video to come.
Thanks Helmesy looking forward to it..couldn't get there all this rain had to clear the Forrest in the backyard.


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Post by helmesy » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 6:10 pm

The Balmain Tigers have beaten Wests Illawarra five tries to three in a trial match played at Milton Park, Ingleburn.

Under warm and sunny skies the Tigers looked very rusty with a number of opportunities missed thanks to dropped balls and forward passes.

Wests Illawarra tried hard and in many ways were probably the better team on the day.

The game can be viewed here -

First quarter -

Second quarter -

Third quarter -

Fourth quarter -

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 6:13 pm

Any injuries?
Who played well?

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Post by PYMBLEPETE » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 6:23 pm

I missed the first 15 minutes but agree with helmesy that Wests Illawarra were the better side on the day. Tigers pretty hopeless with a lot of one out stuff and ball hogging - every man for himself today.

I went particularly to see how John Grant played. Got very few opportunities due to the one out stuff but scored a good try, made a try saving tackle and made a couple of good runs. Looks like he is in with a chance to play firsts this year.

Kooibete came on in the second half and he also looked good.

I missed Junior Moor's first stint, but he made a couple of impressive runs in his second spell one of which led to a try and the other could have but his off load was ruled forward.

Most of the others failed to impress. Reddy tried hard but you could see he was just blowing the cobwebs out.

Francis Tuiamala is one big unit.

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Post by black and white tiger » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 6:27 pm

It was a bit of a scrappy affair.
I think they were all trying to impress Sheensy with their offloads that we're not coming off.

One interesting point was that Grant played the whole game on the right wing. Did nothing wrong, defensively ok. Scored a try and saved a try.
You have to give Meaney credit, I could hear him helping grant with his positional play ( not that he was ever found out of position. Overall played well.

Marika Koirobet has to be given first shot on the left wing in Lote's absence.

Reddy played the first quarter at full back then the rest at left center. Went ok

As Helmesy said Chisolm went well

Francis Tuigamala is a big unit and is hard to stop when he gets going

Lincoln Port is another Preston Campbell


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Post by helmesy » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 6:37 pm

I thought Lincoln Port was very good.

Reddy tried hard, is big and strong and I think will be there in round one.

Grant didn't look out of place despite getting put into touch once.

The big number 23 (don't know his name) also impressed.

Overall it was just a scratchy sort of performance especially from the forwards.

By the way, I cant understand how we ended up playing at this facility - dreadful, no seating whatsoever, poor playing surface - don't know why we couldn't have just played down the road at Campbelltown Stadium.

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Post by black and white tiger » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 6:47 pm

helmesy wrote:I thought Lincoln Port was very good.

Reddy tried hard, is big and strong and I think will be there in round one.

Grant didn't look out of place despite getting put into touch once.

The big number 23 (don't know his name) also impressed.

Overall it was just a scratchy sort of performance especially from the forwards.

By the way, I cant understand how we ended up playing at this facility - dreadful, no seating whatsoever, poor playing surface - don't know why we couldn't have just played down the road at Campbelltown Stadium.
23 was Francis Tuigamala, apparently we picked him up from the Newtown jets,
And yes the venue was a bit ordinary

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Post by helmesy » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 6:59 pm

black and white tiger wrote:
helmesy wrote:I thought Lincoln Port was very good.

Reddy tried hard, is big and strong and I think will be there in round one.

Grant didn't look out of place despite getting put into touch once.

The big number 23 (don't know his name) also impressed.

Overall it was just a scratchy sort of performance especially from the forwards.

By the way, I cant understand how we ended up playing at this facility - dreadful, no seating whatsoever, poor playing surface - don't know why we couldn't have just played down the road at Campbelltown Stadium.
23 was Francis Tuigamala, apparently we picked him up from the Newtown jets,
And yes the venue was a bit ordinary
Thanks B&W - Francis is one to watch.

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Post by king sirro » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 7:12 pm

I find it interesting Grant played on the right. I may be wrong, but i think he mainly played on the left for eastwood.
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Post by PYMBLEPETE » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 7:25 pm

king sirro wrote:I find it interesting Grant played on the right. I may be wrong, but i think he mainly played on the left for eastwood.
I think you are right Sirro.

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Post by willow » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 7:34 pm

JOHN GRANT SCORES A TRY IN TRIAL WIN
4/02/2012 6:00:18 PM

New Wests Tigers winger John Grant scored a try in his first senior game of rugby league at Milton Park, Ingleburn today.

Grant had a solid game for Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers in a trial against Wests Illawarra.

Fijian winger Mareeka Koroibete scored two tries in the 6 tries to 3 win win over Wests Illawarra. No goal kicks were taken.

New Wests Tigers recruits in centre Joel Reddy (Parramatta), five-eighth Dane Chisholm (Melbourne Storm) and prop Jack Spencer (Salford) also lined up for for Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers.

All Balmain players got through the game injury free.

Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers team
1 Linc Port
2 John Grant
3 Sean Meaney
4 Joel Reddy
5 Tim Simona
6 Dane Chisholm
7 Jacob Miller
8 Junior Moors
9 Nathan Waters
10 Jack Spencer
11 Josh Davis
12 Shaun Spence
13 Alan Schirnack

Interchange
14 Marika Koroibete
15 Mundarra Weldon
16 Mosese Fotuaika
17 Marc Russell
23 Francis Tuigamala
24 Ava Seumanufagai

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Post by wtfl1981 » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 7:36 pm

It would cost $2000 just to play at ctown.. But i guess playing on a dodgy pitch would be risky


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Post by black and white tiger » Sat 04 Feb, 2012 7:50 pm

king sirro wrote:I find it interesting Grant played on the right. I may be wrong, but i think he mainly played on the left for eastwood.
Your right Sirro, he did play on the left for Eastwood.
The fact that he played the whole game on the right, I'd have to imagine that's were Sheens'y has him pencilled in to play.
He went OK too

I wonder what 'Beau knows'

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Post by BRET » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 12:25 am

helmesy wrote:Looking forward to it - hopefully the rain eases up a bit.

Will get some video footage to share with the people who cant make it.
Was that you with the video camera set up on the half way line? I parked my car with my daughter there and noticed a few people there and someone had the video camera set up.
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Post by black and white tiger » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 12:37 am

BRET wrote:
helmesy wrote:Looking forward to it - hopefully the rain eases up a bit.

Will get some video footage to share with the people who cant make it.
Was that you with the video camera set up on the half way line? I parked my car with my daughter there and noticed a few people there and someone had the video camera set up.
I saw the guy that your talking about Bret,
I must have been right next door to you.

Helmesy's footage looks like it was taken from behind the goal line..!

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Post by Balmain Bug » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 12:53 am

Francis 23 played good but needs much more fitness. He is a beast and is the biggest (fattest) player I have seen in years. He makes George Rose look like Mat BOWEN.
Linc Port was good, he is gonna be a star, very classy. Marika was solid. Junior Moors looked fit.

The ground was a disgrace.

The game wasn't much better.

The clumps of grass on the field, the steam and humidity and the long uncut grass on the Hill was terrible. They should just play double headers with Wests Magpies at either Cambo or Leichhardt equally.
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Post by hammertime » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 7:19 pm

helmesy wrote:The Balmain Tigers have beaten Wests Illawarra five tries to three in a trial match played at Milton Park, Ingleburn.

Under warm and sunny skies the Tigers looked very rusty with a number of opportunities missed thanks to dropped balls and forward passes.

Wests Illawarra tried hard and in many ways were probably the better team on the day.

The game can be viewed here -

First quarter -

Second quarter -

Third quarter -

Fourth quarter -
You are a champion Helmsey! Thank you for doing this! BIG rep points

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Post by helmesy » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 8:01 pm

Thanks Hammertime my pleasure :)

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