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2018 Mal Meninga Cup thread

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Round 1

Mackay Cutters v Townsville Blackhawks
Sat March 10, 2:00pm
BB Print Stadium


Mackay Cutters

1. Rayden Burns 2. Taine Browne 3. Ethan Walsh 4. Blake Paskins 5. Mitchell O'Connell 6. Michael Bell 7. Luke Fletcher 8. Garrett Smith 9. Sean Dalton 10. Declan Laird 11. Thomas Irelandes 12. Aiden Beard 13. Henry Head. Int: 14. Jack Hoffman 15. Nick Williams 16. Brodie Little 17. Phoenix Heke 18. Ethan Borg.
Townsville Blackhawks
1. Zinzaan Martin 2. Kayleb Vosselor 3. Ty Everett 4. Issac Locke 5. Dylan Bayliss-Brow 6. Adam Cook 7. Curtis Dempsey 8. Quinlan Kelly 9. Mitchell Fogarty 10. Kieran Moran 11. Thomas Gilbert 12. Ben Condon 13. Hamilton Taia. Int: 14. Joey Jensen 15. Bohdi Kersh 16. Jacson Lott 17. Dane Thompson 22. Malachai Retchford.

Northern Pride v Wynnum Manly Seagulls
Sat March 10, 2:00pm
Barlow Park


Northern Pride

1. Hamiso Tabuai 2. Myron Ahwang 3. Alastair Moloney 4. Billy Flynn 5. William Messa 6. Chris Holten 7. Bailey Bondi-Odo (C) 8. Tom Mcgrath 9. Adam Hepworth 10. Usaia Fonongaloa 11. Heilum Luki 12. Jonah Rameka 13. Tyrin Ona-Murphy. Int: 15. Levi Lilley 16. Nathan Phillips 17. Colt Salmond 18. Phillip Musumeci.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls
1. Braden Whittaker 2. Tye Watkins 3. Chris Humphris 4. William Armstrong 5. Peter Lamin 6. Karwin Fuller 7. Reece Hoffman 8. Augustine Stowers 9. Harrison Graham 10. Keanu Ratumaitavuki-Aiolupo 11. Tyrees Wilson 12. Kodi Shallali 13. Ethan Ticehurst. Int: 14. Jake Rogers 15. Joel Norris 16. Jamie Te-Amo 17. Lochlan Kellam.

Players in bold are in the Cowboys U20s squad.

https://www.qrl.com.au/news/20182/03/07/mustangs-chase-more-success-in-mal-meninga-cup/
 

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Mackay 24 (Garrett Smith 2, Aidan Beard, Tom Irelands tries; Michael Bell 3, Rayden Burns goals) def. Townsville 8 (Curtis Dempsey, Isaac Locke tries).

Pride v Wynnum cancelled due to rain. Each team receives a competition point.
 

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Round 2

Ipswich Jets v Townsville Blackhawks - Sat March 17, 3:00pm - North Ipswich Reserve
Townsville: 1. Zinzan Martin 2. Kayleb Vosselor 3. Ty Everett 4. Issac Locke 5. Dylan Bayliss-Brow 6. Adam Cook 7. Curtis Dempsey 8. Quinlan Kelly 9. Mitchell Fogarty 10. Ben Condon 11. Bodhi Kersh 12. Tom Gilbert 13. Cameron Bateup. Int: 14. Joey Jensen 15. Issac Bulsey 16. Kieran Moran 17. Hamilton Taia 18. Hayden Saltner.

Easts Tigers v Mackay Cutters - Sun March 18, 11:30am - Suzuki Stadium
Mackay:
1. Rayden Burns 2. Taine Browne 3. Ethan Walsh 4. Blake Paskins 5. Mitchell O'Connell 6. Michael Bell 7. Luke Fletcher 8. Garrett Smith 9. Sean Dalton 10. Declan Laird 11. Tom Irelandes (c) 12. Aiden Beard 13. Henry Head. Int: 14. Kahlani Mooney 15. Jack Hoffman 16. Brodie Little 17. Phoenix Heke 18. Buster Shoesmith.

Souths Logan Magpies v Northern Pride - Sun March 18, 11:50am - Davies Park
Northern Pride: 1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Myron Ahwang 3. Alastair Molony 4. Billy Flynn 5. William Messa 6. Chris Holten 7. Bailey Bondi-Odo (c) 8. Nathan Phillips 9. Tyrin Ona-Murphy 10. Usaia Fonongaloa 11. Heilum Luki 12. Jonah Rameka 13. Tom McGrath. Int: 14. Adam Hepworth 15. Levi Lilley 16. Colt Salmond 17. Phillip Musumeci 18. Ryan Flegler.

Players in bold are in the Cowboys U20s squad.
 

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Round 2 results
IPSWICH JETS 26
(Thomas Casey, Quentin Vaaua, Joshua Henderson, Jack Martin, Lochlan Turnbull tries; Lochlan Turnbull 2, Ty-James Marshall goals) def. TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS 22 (Curtis Dempsey, Tom Gilbert, Ty Everett, Quinlan Kelly tries; Adam Cook 2, Curtis Dempsey goals).

MACKAY CUTTERS 20 (Mitchell O'Connell, Tom Irelandes, Blake Paskins, Garrett Smith tries; Michael Bell 2 goals) def. EASTS TIGERS 16 (Sebastian Winters-Chang, Exodus Semau, Joshua Radford tries; Hayden Ryan 2 goals).

SOUTHS LOGAN MAGPIES 32 (Leevai Sutton 3, Paul Karaitiana, Ioane Seiuli, Vinncent Takataka tries; Ezra Coulston 4 goals) def. NORTHERN PRIDE 22 (Tyrin Ona-Murphy, Bailey Biondi-Odo, Nathan Phillips, Usaia Fonongaloa tries; Bailey Biondi-Odo 3 goals).
 
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Round 3 results
MACKAY CUTTERS 26
(Kahlani Mooney 3, Aidan Bears, Ethan Walsh, Michael Bell tries; Michael Bell goal) def. CQ CAPRAS 12 (Jeremiah Naawi, Harrison McIndoe, Riley Comiskey tries).

NORTHERN PRIDE 36 (Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 3, Bailey Biondi-Odo, William Messa, Myron Ahwang tries; Bailey Biondi-Odo 6 goals) def. TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS 0.

Cutters stay undefeated and Pride get their first win. Blackhawks still without a win and are sitting last.
 

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Round 4

Northern Pride v Mackay Cutters
Sat March 31, 2:00pm
Barlow Park


Northern Pride

1. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 2. Myron Ahwang 3. David Musumeci 4. Billy Flynn 5. William Messa 6. Chris Holten 7. Bailey Biondi-Odo 8. Tom McGrath 9. Tyrin Ona-Murphy 10. Usaia Fonongaloa 11. Heilum Luki 12. Jonah Rameka 13. Ryan Flegler 14. Adam Hepworth 15. Nathan Phillips 16. Phillip Musumeci 17. Colt Salmond
Mackay Cutters
1. Rayden Burns 2. Kahlani Mooney 3. Ethan Walsh 4. Blake Paskins 5. Mitchell O'connell 6. Michael Bell 7. Luke Fletcher 8. Garrett Smith 9. Sean Michael Dalton 10. Henry Head 11. Tom Irelandes 12. Aiden Beard 13. Jack Hoffman 14. Hayden Swain 15. Nick Williams 16. Declan Laird 17. Ethan Borg

Townsville have a bye.
 

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Round 4 results
MACKAY CUTTERS 16
(Garrett Smith 2, Sean Michael Dalton tries; Kahlani Mooney 2 goals) def. NORTHERN PRIDE 14 (William Messa, Phillip Musumeci tries; Bailey Biondi-Odo 2, Adam Hepworth goals).

Mackay stay undefeated. Our U20 squad member Garrett Smith picking up another couple of tries.
 

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Round 5 results
TWEED HEADS SEAGULLS 72
(Tom Dearden 5, Glenn McGrady 2, Blake Campbell, Xavier Coates, Noah Gafa, Codey McLaughlin, Indiha Saotui-Huta, Toby Sexton tries; Toby Sexton 9 goals, Lazeryth Su'A goals) def. TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS 6 (Isaac Locke try; Kayleb Vosseler) at Jack Manski Oval.

Blackhawks U18 season gets worse, belted this morning by Tweed.
 
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Jesus christ.

Not good.
 

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That Dearden kid is from Mackay.
 

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Round 6 results

IPSWICH 28 (Fa'ata'ape Timai 3, Ty-James Marshall, Wilson Malaesilia tries; Lochlan Turnbull 2, Brad Zampech 2 goals) def. MACKAY 20 (Michael Bell, Jack Hoffman, Mitchell O'Connell, Ethan Walsh tries; Michael Bell 2 goals) at North Ipswich Reserve.

Mackay lose their first game of the season. U20 squad member Michael Bell picks up another try.

SUNSHINE COAST 28 (Cameron Hanson 2, Kane Jackson 2, Joey Lowe, Aaron Nelson tries; Aidan Young 2 goals) def. TOWNSVILLE 16 (Ben Condon, Curtis Dempsey, Malachi Retchford tries; Kayleb Vosseler 2 goals) at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

A better performance from Townsville after last week's thrashing but their still without a win. U20 squad member Ben Condon a try scorer in the loss.

NORTHERN PRIDE 64 (Billy Flynn 3, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 3, Myron Ahwang 2, Den Waireg-Ingui 2, Nathan Phillips, Jonah Rameka tries; Bailey Biondi-Odo 8 goals) def. EASTS 18 (KJ Kali, Stanley Jackson, Connor Murray tries; Hayden Ryan 3 goals) at Barlow Park.

Huge win for the Pride. Another hat trick for fullback Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow who is contracted to us.
 

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Zinzaan's unique odyssey
Robert Burgin & QRL Media
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 02:47 PM

Three tries in his A Grade debut has announced Zimbabwean heritage player Zinzaan Martin as a figure to watch in the Townsville and Districts Rugby League.

Martin, who relocated from New Zealand at the beginning of this season, helped Western Lions to a comfortable 40-18 defeat of the Norths Devils.

The 17-year-old is now in the third year of a scholarship with the North Queensland Cowboys and carries the name of former All Blacks rugby legend Zinzan Brooke.

“Yeah Zinzan Brooke was my father’s favourite player, but my parents decided to put a little spin on my name by adding an extra letter ‘a’,” says Martin, who goes by the the nickname ‘Zee’.

“Funnily enough, Dad is a rugby league man through and through.”

Martin was identified by the Cowboys while competing in a schoolboys tournament in New Zealand, where he attended St Thomas of Canterbury College in Christchurch.

His family’s history has weaved an interesting path across the seas, with his parents migrating to New Zealand from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe has undergone significant economic and political upheaval over recent decades.

“My parents thought it would secure their future and provide a better life if they moved to New Zealand,” says Martin.

“Everyone gives me a strange look when I say my family background is from Zimbabwe, I guess because they’re not expecting it.

“I’m interested to go to Zimbabwe one day and I still talk to family back there, but I was born and raised in New Zealand and that’s all I’ve kind of known until this point.”

Martin has an ability to play across the backline and says he is “still not sure” where his best position is, having been selected at fullback and centre in Townsville’s Mal Meninga Cup side.

He was omitted from Townsville’s most recent game, a 28-16 loss to the Sunshine Coast, allowing Western Lions to select him for the local league competition.

Martin insists he didn’t take the field with a point to prove and gave thanks to teammates for his hat-trick on debut.

“The Blackhawks didn’t pick me because they wanted to look at some new combinations…the team has not been going too well,” he says.

“But I wouldn’t say it prompted me. I go out every game and try to show what I can do.

“Full credit to the team, because the first try was set up for me and the other two were mainly through support play.

“I’m here in Australia to learn as much as I can. Coming from New Zealand, it’s not the same development system there and I think the Aussie way brings a lot more progression.”

Playing on Martin’s Western Lions side was former NRL player Wayne Ulugia, while another former Cowboys player, Ricky Thorby, was on the Norths Devils team.

In other results from the TDRL, Herbert River beat Centrals 34-18, while Brothers accounted for Charters Towers 48-14.

https://www.qrl.com.au/news/20182/04/16/zinzaans-unique-odyssey/
 

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How does Myron Ahwang go-assumed related to Khan-seem to be an athletic family
 

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Round 7 results
NORTHERN PRIDE 28
(Nathan Phillips 2, Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow, Usaia Fonongaloa, Bailey Biondi-Odo tries; Bailey Biondi-Odo 4 goals) def. CQ CAPRAS 18 (Ben Farr, Ronan McGuire, Harrison McIndoe, Austen Routley tries; Keaton White goal) at McIndoe Park.

Solid season for the Pride, who finish 7th and 3 points outside the finals. Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow finishes with 7 tries. Bailey Biondi-Odo was one of the comp's top try scorers, with 58 points.

NORTHS 42 (Jack Paterson 2, Ethan Bullemoor 2, Manase Kaho, Nesta Watene, Brock Diment, Tristan Powell tries; Cory Paix 4, Joshua James goals) def. TOWNSVILLE 4 (Cameron Bateup try) at Jack Manski Oval.

A miserable season ends for Townsville, who finish last with 0 wins. 2nd year in a row they'll miss the finals after 3 straight GF wins before that.

MACKAY 36 (Taine Browne 3, Rayden Burns, Jack Hoffmann, Mitchell O'Connell, Garrett Smith tries; Michael Bell 4 goals) def. REDCLIFFE 6 (Rawinia Houghton-Rameka try; Steven McIntosh goal) at BB Print Stadium.

Big win for Cutters as they finish in 4th and qualify for the finals. Prop Garrett Smith, who is in our U20 squad, is their top try scorer with 6.

They now play Norths, who finished 1st, next Sunday at Davies Park in Brisbane. The winner goes to the GF, the loser is eliminated.
 

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The Cutters' side for their semi final against Norths:

Norths Devils v Mackay Cutters at Davies Park, West End – 1pm
1. Rayden Burns 2. Taine Browne 3. Ethan Walsh 4. Michael Bell 5. Blake Paskins 6. Tom Irelandes (c) 7. Luke Fletcher 8. Garrett Smith 9. Sean Michael Dalton 10. Declan Laird 11. Henry Head 12. Aidan Beard 13. Jack Hoffmann. Int: 14. Nick Williams 15. Mitchell O’Connell 16. Phoenix Heke 17. Hayden Swain 18. Ethan Borg. Coach: Grant Rovelli.
 

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Unfortunately the Cutters were eliminated by Norths this afternoon. Great effort though to get as far as they did, they just ran into the best team in the competition. They were actually trailing 32-6 at once stage and fought back to make it 32-24 with 20 minutes to play. Cowboys U20 squad members Michael Bell and Garrett Smith were both in the side and will most likely move up to U20s now.

Norths 32 (Brock Diment, Fruean Easthope, Jack Paterson, Jordan Riki, Zak McGuire, Daejarn Asi tries; Cory Paix 4 goals) def. Mackay 24 (Tom Irelandes, Blake Paskins, Michael Bell, Sean Michael Dalton tries; Michael Bell 4 goals) at Davies Park.
 
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