Queensland Cup 2018

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby sallymay » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:48 pm

He looked fine in the winning chant dancing around ..proberly just a rotation with Tommy butterfield who is also a 9

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby RobbieRoss » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:36 pm

18 Storm players in the Falcons - Tigers game today. According to the QRL website, Easts led 24-0 with 4 converted tries, then Falcons scored 5 tries ( but only 2 converted by Lewis ) , then Croft ( 5 from 5) kicked the winning penalty.

Tries to Junior Ratuva, Jacks, Grant, Eisenhuth, Sam, Brandon Smith and Albert Vete

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby sallymay » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:21 pm

its a funny game ...18 players though how cool is that

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby sallymay » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:49 pm

Thats crazy...i hope craig come to the storm

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby ALX22 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:34 pm

sallymay wrote:Thats crazy...i hope craig come to the storm


Rumour that he is off to another NRL club.

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby yourhero » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:13 pm

Easts pip Falcons in Storm feeder derby

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Wed 15 Aug 2018, 12:33 PM

Easts Tigers held off a fast finishing Sunshine Coast Falcons to claim bragging rights in the Storm feeder derby.

The Tigers four unanswered tries in the first half to take a 24-nil lead into the break.

It was a tale of two halves though as the Falcons charged home to score five answered of their own after the break.

However the reliable boot of Brodie Croft (five from five) helped to kick the Tigers to a two-point win with a penalty in the 68th minute to all but secure themselves a finals birth in the Intrust Super Cup.

Easts were led up the middle by Albert Vete (game-high 152 metres) and Sam Kasiano, who was playing his first game back from injury.

Kasiano ran for 116 metres and scored the first try of the game when he powered over from a Brandon Smith pass out of dummy half.

"Sam was jumping out of his skin to get out there," Easts coach Scott Sipple said.

"He was really good for us, he came up with a great attitude, had good energy and got through about 48 minutes. He was very good."

EASTS TIGERS 26 (Sam Kasiano, Brandon Smith, Albert Vete, Shane Neumann tries; Brodie Croft 5 goals) def SUNSHINE COAST FALCONS 24 (Iliesa Ratuva, Christopher Lewis, Ryley Jacks, Harry Grant, Thomas Eisenhuth tries; Christopher Lewis 2 goals) at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby yourhero » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:14 pm

Storm and Tigers further extend feeder partnership

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Wed 15 Aug 2018, 10:00 AM

Melbourne Storm and Intrust Super Cup club Brisbane Easts have announced an extension of their partnership for the next three seasons, taking the relationship to at least the end of 2021.

Storm and Easts began their affiliation back in 2011 with the partnership providing a breeding ground for a number of current Storm first-grade players.

Cameron Munster, Tim Glasby, Felise Kaufusi, Kenny Bromwich and Christian Welch are just some of Storm's NRL players who have developed through the relationship with the Tigers.

As part of the agreement Easts Tigers' senior coaching staff will visit Storm's AAMI Park headquarters to meet with Craig Bellamy and his coaching staff, plus a number of contracted Tigers players will also have the opportunity to train with Melbourne's first-grade squad throughout pre-season as has been the case over recent years.

Melbourne Storm Football Director Frank Ponissi said, "The Club is very pleased to have extended our partnership for a further three years with Easts Tigers.

"It's been a very successful affiliation over the last eight years and provided a great pathway for a number of our players to make the transition to NRL football with Melbourne Storm.

"Christian Welch and Brodie Croft are both Brisbane juniors who have been part of the Tigers system and guys like Cameron Munster, Felise Kaufusi, Kenny Bromwich and Tim Glasby have all spent time preparing to become regular first-graders at Easts.

"We see the visits of the Tigers players to Melbourne as an equally important part of the relationship and hope after spending time with our NRL squad they go back better players and wiser for the experience."

Easts Tigers Chief Executive Officer Brian Torpy said, "We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Melbourne Storm for a further three seasons."

"The Storm continues to be rugby league's benchmark club and we are very excited to be able to learn from their people and systems, whilst providing a development platform for their next generation of first-grade players".

"We have enjoyed a close relationship with the Storm over the past eight season and are looking forward to further strengthening our relationship into the future".

The Tigers will have a closer working relationship with the Storm's recruitment and development staff to identify talented young players to feed into the Tigers system.

Melbourne Storm has both its feeder teams based in Queensland, with Sunshine Coast Falcons the Club's other affiliate in the Queensland Cup.

The Club has two development coaches who work closely with both feeder clubs and the players not selected in the NRL side each week providing an environment where they can continue to improve their game.

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby sallymay » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:42 am

Easts won today 36-34 they won it on the buzzer

Obv brodie and brandon played NRL
Patrick kaufusi and Sam Kas were pulled out of the game ..ive sunce heard Patrick mighy be injured but good chance sam might be back in FG

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby sallymay » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:49 am

Falcons lost today that wnds their season

Ryley Jacks Tui Kamikaka and Justin Olam all pulled out from the game

Asked Justin on IG if he was pulled from the game cause of injuries and he said yes ...but i dont know if he meant he was injured or becuse of injuries in the nrl team

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby storminghome » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:49 am

Of course he is injured. Who isn’t??!!

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby Storm Spirit » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:09 am

sallymay wrote:Falcons lost today that wnds their season

Ryley Jacks Tui Kamikaka and Justin Olam all pulled out from the game

Asked Justin on IG if he was pulled from the game cause of injuries and he said yes ...but i dont know if he meant he was injured or becuse of injuries in the nrl team


It’ll be the latter Sally. Imagine with our FG injury list if the likely replacements were injured in a meangless Q Cup game. Makes perfect sense to look after them at this time of year.
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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby Scooter » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:01 am

Elimination Final 2
Northern Pride v Easts Tigers Saturday 1 September 3pm st Stan Williams Park, Cairns

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby yourhero » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:33 am

https://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/2018/08/30/storm-talent-claim-qrl-awards/

Storm talent claim QRL awards

Patrick Kaufusi, Scott Drinkwater and Billy Walters have all been rewarded for outstanding seasons in the Intrust Super Cup.

The trio took out honours at the annual QRL awards night on Wednesday.

Kaufusi was named Second Row Player of the Year in what was his first season in the Storm system since joining the Club from North Queensland at the end of last year.

The 24-year-old has averaged 105 metres and 26 tackles per game for feeder side Easts Tigers this season.

Drinkwater, 21, has had a standout season for Easts, leading the competition for tackles busts with 29 more than any other player on his way to being named the Intrust Super Cup Fullback of the Year.

He has also scored 15 tries in 19 games to sit equal fourth on the try scoring tally.

Walters, who also played for Easts this year, earned the Five-Eighth of the Year award. The 24-year-old averaged 107.5 running metres this season.

Walters finished alongside fellow emerging talent Harry Grant in the top five of the voting for the Petero Civoniceva Medal (Best & Fairest Player of the Year).


Intrust Super Cup Player of the Year: Nathaniel Neale

Fullback: Scott Drinkwater (Easts Tigers)
Winger: Kalifa Faifai-Loa (Townsville Blackhawks)
Centre: Kotoni Staggs (Redcliffe Dolphins)
Five-Eighth: Billy Walters (Easts Tigers)
Halfback: Jake Clifford (Northern Pride)
Prop: Nathaniel Neale (Ipswich Jets)
Hooker: Pat Politoni (Burleigh Bears)
Second Row: Patrick Kaufusi (Easts Tigers)
Lock: Jamil Hopoate (Redcliffe Dolphins)
Coach: Ty Williams (Northern Pride)

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Re: Queensland Cup 2018

Postby Mattpoet » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:16 am

Harry Grant was second in player of the year voting by just 2 votes. How was he not hooker of the year when Politoni wasn't within at least 12 votes of him.


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