Each week in the U20 Report we’ll be looking at under-20 eligible players from your club who are currently playing in either the Intrust Super Cup (Queensland) or Intrust Super Premiership (New South Wales).
The Broncos’ Wynnum Manly duo, Patrick Carrigan and Payne Haas, were strong off the bench in the Seagulls’s one-point loss to the Sunshine Coast. Carrigan ran for 98 metres and made 22 tackles in 51 minutes, while Haas made 112 metres from 12 runs, 17 tackles and 3 tackle breaks in 44 minutes.
In Souths Logan’s 18-point win over Tweed Heads, Tom Flegler provided some force from the bench. He made 85 metres, 1 offload and 11 tackles in 29 minutes. Fullback Corey Allan ran for 79 metres from 9 runs and made 4 tackles.
Emre Guler earned a start for Mounties this weekend after a strong performance off the bench in Round 1. In 40 minutes, the prop made 75 metres from 7 runs and 24 tackles without a miss in his side’s 42-6 win over Wyong.
Hooker Blayke Brailey made it two for two after scoring in his second ISP game of the season. The local Cronulla junior started in Newtown’s 24-12 win over the Dragons.
After running for 148 metres in Round 1, teen prop Moeaki Foutaika backed it up with a 167 metre, 29 tackle, 2 offload effort in Tweed’s loss to Souths Logan. The Junior Kiwi representative did it all in just 56 minutes.
Jai Whitbread came off the interchange once again in Burleigh’s 25-12 win over Redcliffe. The prop made 94 metres from his 12 runs and added 15 tackles.
Hooker Manase Fainu was a standout in Blacktown’s 46-0 thrashing of Wentworthville, stuffing the stat sheet in the process. He scored a try, set up 2 tries and 2 line breaks, broke 5 tackles, made 29 tackles with just 1 miss and kicked for 197 metres.
It was one-point win for the Sunshine Coast over Wynnum, with a big performance by hooker Harry Grant. He played the full 80, scoring a try, running for 86 metres, making 28 tackles and breaking 5 in the win. Prop Louis Geraghty made 31 tackles in his 76 minutes on the field, while fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen lasted just 7 minutes before coming off injured.
Knights’ second rower Brodie Jones backed up his try scoring effort in Round 1 with a double in Newcastle’s loss to Western Suburbs. He also recorded 18 tackles and 4 tackle breaks, while prop Pasami Saulo came off the bench for 19 metres and 11 tackles in 41 minutes.
It was another impressive weekend for the Cowboys’ young Northern Pride contingent. In their upset win over PNG, centre Enari Tuala ran for 147 metres and set up Murray Taulagi for his first ISC try. Taulagi ran for 88 metres himself, breaking 3 tackles. Halfback Jake Clifford kicked 5 goals in the win, assisted on a line break and made 14 tackles with just 1 miss. Emry Pere came off the interchange making 49 metres and 22 tackles in 34 minutes.
Cowboys’ under-20 squad member Kurt Wiltshire made his ISC debut in Mackay’s two-point loss to Easts. The winger impressed, scoring a try and running for 152 metres from 13 runs.
St George Illawarra
Jackson Ford recorded another try for the Dragons’ ISP side in their loss to Newtown. Reece Robson once again started at hooker, while centre Matheson Johns moved up from the club’s Jersey Flegg side.
Rabbitohs’ centre Mawene Hiroti kicked 4 goals and ran for 41 metres from 4 runs in North Sydney’s loss to Penrith. Prop Sam Johnstone made 22 metres and 14 tackles in 29 minutes off the bench.
It was another standout performance by Warriors’ fullback Hayze Perham in his side’s 30-24 loss to Canterbury. The 18-year old scored twice, ran for 151 metres and broke 9 tackles in the loss. Five-eighth Chanel Harris-Tavita did his best to get his side over the line, recording 3 try assists and 3 line break assists in defeat. Lewis Soosemea added to his try tally with his third of the season, running for 76 metres and breaking 5 tackles, while centre Joseph Vuna recorded 57 metres from 6 runs and 10 tackles.
Note – Stats were unavailable for Newtown-St George Illawarra ISP game.
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