NYC Team Announcement: Round 1

Wests Tigers NYC Coach Brett Kimmorley has named his Round 1 side to take on the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday, March 7.

Having posted impressive wins in their last two trial matches, the Club’s young guns will be keen to get 2015 off to a winning start when they take on the Titans.

Kimmorley has named a strong side for his first game in charge, with Junior Kiwi internationals Te Maire and Watson Heleta both included in the squad. Martin, who was also named the NYC Five-Eighth of the Year in 2014, will captain the team this weekend.

Australian Schoolboys hooker Jacob Liddle will also start in the No. 9 jersey.

1. Mason Cerruto
2. Ryland Jacobs
3. Watson Heleta
4. Marion Seve
5. Te Kapua Murray
6. Te Maire Martin (capt.)
7. Eli Levido
8. JJ Felise
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Dwayne Lemafa
11. Mark McCormack
12. Junior Tatola
13. Jamie Hill

14. Tom Harris
15. Thomas Grealy
16. Pio Sokobalavu
17. Esan Marsters
18. Veiru Mapesone

Coach: Brett Kimmorley

Big shake up to that side especially in the forwards…hope they’re in for a big Year…

No Alofa or Satterwaite.
I assume Woods is injured still.
Very hot three quarters.
Look forward to seeing them play

Is this being televised on Fox?


Is this being televised on Fox?

No….we are the second game on Super Saturday…Knights V Warriors is the NYC game

Coach’s Comment: Brett Kimmorley

Words & Video: Dan Talintyre

Wed 4th March, 05:59AM

Wests Tigers NYC Coach Brett Kimmorley previews his side’s Round 1 clash against the Gold Coast Titans this weekend at Cbus Super Stadium.

Kimmorley, who will also experience his first game in charge of the side this weekend, said he was excited to see the full team in action following a strong pre-season campaign.

After losing their first trial to the Parramatta Eels with a severly understrength side, Wests Tigers NYC followed that up with wins over the Panthers and Sharks, with Kimmorley saying he is keen to see the team put what they learnt from those games into action.

“It’s definitely good that the off-season is officially done,” said Kimmorley.

"Sometimes the off-season can be a bit of a chore, but I think we trialed well in the three trials that we had. There were small improvements in all three of them, so that’s definitely a good thing to lead into the competition and start to build some excitement.

"I think we’re ready to start the year.

“I think the boys should be excited for the match. We’ll try and make the day itself as casual as possible but by the time we kick off, there should be a bit of excitement to play.”

Kimmorley’s side will be led in the halves by 2014’s halves combination in Te Maire Martin and Eli Levido, with the Coach saying he was excited to see those two in action again.

“They’re really excited to play together,” he said. "I’ve actually had them in two separate groups throughout pre-season so I think they’re first and foremost just excited to play together again.

"But I also think the fact that they’re in their second year means they know what Holden Cup footy is all about and they have an understanding of what is required.

"Te will get a chance this week to captain the side as well, which is a good opportunity for him. He’s been a good leader throughout the off-season.

"Hopefully they’ll create some direction and steer us around well.

“It’s important at the start of the year to have good completion rates too, so hopefully they don’t throw the ball around too many times and try a few too many trick-plays!”

Anyone got the Kick-Off time?

@Tiger Watto:

Anyone got the Kick-Off time?

4:45pm — NYC, Gold Coast Titans vs. Wests Tigers…that’s 3:45pm Local Time Watto

Down 10-0 at half time. Not a reflection of the play at all. Tigers with most of the chances. Seve and Cerruto look really good. Liddle had some good touches too.

Lol second half underway Cerruto drops a bomb in the first set. Titans then score.

Tigers concede another. 18 to 0 ktc. I feel like they might come home with a wet sail though.

Liddle goes from dummy half ten out stepping and dummying beating four guys and scoring. 20 to 4 ktc.

Levido converts from wide out. 20 to 6. 23 mins left.

Martin puts Cerruto into space. Palms off fullback and scores next to the post.

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