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Brisbane & Sydney club rugby: 6-7 May

Brisbane & Sydney club rugby: 6-7 May

Here’s a quick preview of the games in the second round of Brisbane Premier Rugby and the sixth round of the Shute Shield in Sydney.

Queensland Premier Rugby — Round 2

University v. GPS @ St Lucia — 3:00pm Saturday

The Students and the Gallopers registered first-round wins, both in low-scoring matches. Expect the Students to press on a little better this week.

University: 1. Kevin Davis, 2. Mitchell Wade, 3. Sam Cochrane, 4. David McDuling, 5. Jordan Chapman, 6. Vili Faingaa, 7. Stuart Valdal, 8. Tim Buchanan, 9. Ian Prior, 10. Dan Rothnie, 11. Tom Cox, 12. Herman Porter, 13. Simon Morahan, 14. Tom McQueen, 15. Will Tuffley.

GPS: 1. Jean-Pierre Smith, 2. Joao Caldeira-Santos, 3. Ruan Smith, 4. Daniel Gorman, 5. Mitchell Carpenter, 6. Jono Ellis (c), 7. Ben Coridas, 8. Gavin Murphy, 9. Nick Frisby, 10. Pat Smith, 11. Todd Winkley, 12. Daniel Early, 13. Toby Chalmers, 14. Chris Kuridrani, 15. Josh Logan.

Gold Coast v. Easts @ Albert Park — 4:30pm Saturday

Last week’s scorecards suggest this should be a one-sided match: the Tigers racked up 50 points and the Breakers just 3. But the Breakers’ defence is staunch and the Tiger tries may not flow so readily this week.

Gold Coast: 1. Jack Kimmince, 2. Josh Cooper, 3. Jon Bishop, 4. Rubin Fuimaono, 5. Gregory Melton, 6. Steven Finigan, 7. Jay Havelu, 8. Jarrad Butler, 9. William Hanton, 10. John Monu, 11. Karl Manning, 12. Adam Mansy, 13. Dan Nethery, 14. Joel Sykes, 15. Matt Langmack.

Easts: 1. Chris Minoetti, 2. Matt Randell, 3. Andrew Parker, 4. Greg Riley, 5. Michael Stolberg, 6. Luke Bertini (c), 7. Mitch Sincock, 8. Ed Quirk, 9. Dominic Fuller, 10. Matt Brandon (vc), 11. Joel Faulkner, 12. David Skelton, 13. Toby White, 14. Johnny Wilder, 15. Aidan Toua.

Brothers v. Souths @ Crosby Park – 3:00pm Saturday

The Brethren ran in seven tries against Norths last week but won’t be expecting to do the same against the Magpies, who welcome Van Humphries back for this contest. Expect a tough match, with Brothers likely to prevail thanks to their scoring form.

Brothers: 1. Iosefo Tabalala, 2. Andrew Coady, 3. Adrian Dixon, 4. Matt Dews, 5. Nathan Ross, 6. Simon Price (c), 7. Charlie Freney, 8. Ben McCormack, 9. Sam Grasso, 10. Matt Smith, 11. Anthony Pyers, 12. Nathanuel Gendle, 13. Kapa Moeke, 14. Paul Doneley, 15. Damon Murphy.

Souths: 1. David Feao, 2. Abe Haira, 3. Sam Denny (c), 4. Van Humphries, 5. Stu Williamson, 6. Marius Botha, 7. Gerard O’Hare, 8. Aaron Willis, 9. Chris Field, 10. Willy Tilagucaguca, 11. Sam Soul, 12. Matt Ika, 13. Whitmer Tuputala, 14. Junior Lafaele, 15. Jamie Carroll.

Sunnybank v. Norths @ Oldmac Oval – 3:00pm Saturday

The Dragons won a tight one against Wests in the first round; this week they’ve given Leroy Houston back to the Reds and receive Albert Anae and Liam Gill in compensation. The Eagles got a pasting from Brothers and will be looking to put up a better showing.

Sunnybank: 1. Nathan Byrne, 2. Albert Anae, 3. Paul Alo-Emile, 4. Benjamin Adams, 5. Bradley Elms, 6. George Blomfield, 7. Liam Gill, 8. Nigel Ah Wong, 9. Siaosi Taufa, 10. Matt Lucas, 11. Semiti Tela, 12. Ben Tapuai, 13. Rota Setu, 14. Shane Seiuli, 15. Jason Hofmeyr.

Norths: 1. Shane Tasi, 2. Scott Kennon, 3. Kesomi Lolotonga, 4. Nathan Watts, 5. Tom Haire, 6. Robert William-Luketina, 7. Tom Hewitt, 8. Carlos Gavidi, 9. Daniel Ritchie, 10. Robert Butcher, 11. Sam Purvis, 12. Fred Toua, 13. Mitchell Flynn, 14. Michael Lynagh, 15. Keni Blair.

Wests v. Sunshine Coast @ Sylvan Road – 3:00pm Saturday

Another match between first-round losers, but these two lost very differently: the Bulldogs gave Sunnybank a close run while the Stingrays let Easts score 50 points against them. This should be a good contest if both teams play to their potential.

Wests: 1. Henry Brown, 2. Hunter Thomas, 3. Mitchell Frost, 4. Dugald Struss, 5. Steve Mison, 6. Kirk Hawkins, 7. Angus Cottrell, 8. Poutasi Luafutu (c), 9. Nigel Genia, 10. Rob Johnson, 11. Ian Aokuso, 12. Sean van Tonder, 13. Peter Nelson, 14. Konnor Ah Kuoi, 15. Mase Faatoe.

Sunshine Coast: 1. Haydn Hirsimaki, 2. Benjamin Church, 3. Shon Siemonek, 4. Gareth Clouston (c), 5. Blake Enever, 6. Tom Beattie, 7. Matthew Blain, 8. Mitchell King, 9. William Urquhart, 10. Shane Drahm, 11. Stephanus Van Der Walt, 12. Allen Rankin, 13. Caleb Ralph, 14. Elliot Hagen, 15. Ashley Rankin.

Sydney Premier Rugby — Round 6

Sydney University v. Northern Suburbs @ University Oval No. 1 – 7:30pm Friday

This match is done and dusted and the Shoremen came away with the points, winning 23–11 and by two tries to one. In last week’s preview I said their game against the Pirates was a chance to show if they want to be serious contenders in 2011. It’s now clear that they do, while the Students are yet to convince.

Sydney University: 1. Aldy King, 2. Sam Roberson, 3. Sam Talakai; 4. Tom Heslop, 5. Sam Carter; 6. Lachlan McCutcheon, 7. David Hickey, 8. Jack de Guingand; 9. Matt Schwager [c], 10. Angus Roberts; 11. Nick Edwards, 12. James McMahon, 13. Michael Hodge, 14. Levi Dodd; 15. Alex Rokobaro.

Northern Suburbs: 1. Lawrence Hunting, 2. Scott Podmore, 3. Nick Lah; 4. Seti Tafua, 5. Ben Matwijow; 6. Rory Walton, 7. Paulie Tuala, 8. AJ Gilbert; 9. Steve Evans, 10. Ben Murray; 11. Chris Moore, 12. Henari Veratau, 13. Bill Meakes, 14. Zack Holmes; 15. Cam Crawford.

Southern Districts v. Gordon @ Forshaw Rugby Park – 3:00pm Saturday

The Rebels will be glad to be at home this week, following an unpleasant trip to North Sydney Oval last weekend. Four unconverted tries weren’t enough to beat Norths but the bonus point was some consolation. Gordon were at home to Parramatta, who gave them a fright right at the death. The Highlanders got away with that one, moved to second place on the ladder, and will now be looking for a fifth consecutive win. They’ll need to take control of this match from the start and not allow the Rebels to build any momentum. Watch the match on ABC1.

Southern Districts: 1. Marcus Heather, 2. Nick Seymour, 3. Duncan Chubb; 4. Rome Nifo, 5. Hoani Matengi; 6. Sean Doyle, 7. Sam Latunipulu, 8. Lopeti Timani; 9. Dewet Roos, 10. Ben Volavola; 11. Ryan Shortland, 12. Josh Gamgee (c), 13. Brackin Karauria-Henry, 14. Ben Connolly; 15. Rohan Saifoloi.

Gordon: 1. Lawrence Marsh, 2. Tobius Gukibau (c), 3. Travis Church; 4. Ben Paurini, 5. Lex Fairley; 6. Jonno Broome, 7. Mitch Greenway, 8. Junior To’o, 9. Terry Preston, 10. Dave Harvey, 11. Eric Maroni, 12. Tom Mathews, 13. Barry Mansfield, 14. Matt McDougall, 15. Dion Berryman.

Manly v. West Harbour @ Manly Oval – 3:00pm Saturday

Both teams have been losing in recent weeks and badly need to turn that form around. Not that they haven’t been trying: last weekend the Marlins went down narrowly to Easts and the Pirates put up a good fight to Randwick in a nine-try game. They should both enjoy being on relatively dry ground this time out. Manly might carry a little more confidence — they’re still in fourth place on the table — and should win, if their forwards can suppress the spirited Pirate pack.

Manly: 1. Elvis Taione, 2. Anthony Hegarty, 3. Eddie Aholelei; 4. Greg Peterson, 5. Cadeyrn Neville; 6. Ed Gower, 7. Kotoni Ale, 8. Neil Meyer; 9. Chris Cottee (c), 10. Ben Seymour; 11. JP du Plessis, 12. Brian Sefanaia, 13. Lui Suale, 14. Chris Yarrington; 15. Jacob Woodhouse.

West Harbour: 1. Rodney Blake, 2. Todd Pearce, 3. Reg de Jager (c), 4. Tom Hikila, 5. Damian Lloyd, 6. Tom Games, 7. Daniel Midghall, 8. Isaiah Pine; 9. Jeremy Su’a, 10. Shaun Treweek, 11. Joe Tivutu, 12. Henry Seavula, 13. Nua Alone, 14. Tito Mua, 15. Liam Windon.

Warringah v. Eastern Suburbs @ Pittwater Rugby Park, 7:00pm Saturday

The Rats are struggling to find their paws — er, feet in 2011, and face a big contest in the shape of the visiting Beasts, who have been winning and doing it well. The lights will be on for this one, which won’t make much difference either way.

Warringah: 1. Richard Southan, 2. David Mason, 3. Dave Hart; 4. Tristan Stanley, 5. Sam Ward, 6. Haydn Black, 7. Johann Rockliff, 8. Jason Peseta, 9. Josh Holmes (c), 10. Maurice Kennedy, 11. Michael Dalton, 12. Adrian Jones, 13. Dylan Smouha, 14. Dave Feltscheer, 15. Michael Letts.

Eastern Suburbs: 1. Campese Ma’afu, 2. Tom Coolican, 3. Manning Doughty; 4. Richard Stanford, 5. Phil Mathers; 6. Jordan Brown, 7. Tom Chamberlain, 8. Talalelei Gray, 9. Luke Irwin, 10. Kurt Morath, 11. Ratu Ma’afu, 12. Anton Lavin, 13. Eddie Paea, 14. Jonnie Morath, 15. Junior Poroku.

Parramatta v. Eastwood @ Merrylands RSL Rugby Park, 3:00pm Saturday

The Two Blues will find out just how well they’re progressing when they meet the undefeated Woods this week. Last week’s effort against Gordon had plenty of highs (particularly the last-ditch bid for victory) and plenty of lows (such as the Highlanders’ first try, which came against the run of play and should have been kiboshed by the touchie and the TMO). Can they put up a strong effort for 40, 60 or 80 minutes? The Woods confidently disposed of the Rats and should take up where they left off this time out.

Parramatta: 1.Sione Taula, 2. Trent Hoscher, 3. Lamarn Ma’a, 4. Ryan Aniseko, 5. James Riddell, 6. Andrew Cox ©, 7. Rodney Ma’a, 8. Maile Latekefu, 9. Lua Vailoaloa, 10. Ioane Sefo; 11. Dan Yakopo, 12. Toese Lealemanua, 13. Damien Fakafanua, 14. Iese Leoto, 15. Tyler Stevens.

Eastwood: 1. Simon Norris, 2. Bleddyn Gant, 3. Martin Plokstys, 4. Tom Alexander, 5. Josh Dunning, 6. Gareth Palamo, 7. Miles McCaffrey, 8. Hugh Perrett (c), 9. Nic White, 10. Pierre Hola, 11. Mark Frost, 12. Sione Piukala, 13. Tim Bennetts, 14. Nathan Powyer, 15. Shane Collins.

Randwick v. Penrith @ Coogee Oval, 3:00pm Saturday

The Galloping Greens are coming off a good win over West Harbour and will meet the travelling Emus with confidence. A bonus-point win would be their aim, while the visitors should be looking to prove the same point they did against the Students last week: that if lots of tries are being scored, they’ll grab a few.

Randwick: 1. Daniel Spencer, 2. Atonio Halangahu, 3. Steven Noriega; 4. Lai Vatadroka, 5. Geoffrey Ingram, 6. Tim Maxwell, 7. Tim McGann, 8. David Parsons, 9. Sam Bartlett, 10. Jai Ayoub, 11. Clinton Sills, 12. Toby Browne, 13. John Tamanika, 14. Ethan Ford, 15. Tim Wright (c).

Penrith: 1. Peter Niumata, 2. Shaun O’Connor, 3. Richard Aho, 4. Kornelio Burgess, 5. Dale Shane, 6. Winnie Paulo, 7. Rob Carlson, 8. Viliami Napia’a, 9. Fokolulu Taumalolo, 10. Gavin Duncan, 11. Tala Mapesone, 12. Hamilton Va’alepu, 13. Lachlan Porteous, 14. Stan Tuionuku, 15. Ateloa Okati.

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