16th October 2016 venue: Carlisle Grounds, Bray
Tries: Hall (16), Phillips (34), Burekama (46)
Goals: J Kelly 2/3
Tries: Barnett (2, 23, 64, 75), A Brown (5, 70), Andrade (12, 20), Farrell (28), Peltier (37), Bowman (42), Reittie (60)
Goals: Coleman 10/12
Adam Doherty, Rob Armstrong, Paddy James, Alan McMahon, Jordan Hylton, Mikey Russell, James Kelly, Gareth Gill, Connor Phillips, Chris Hall, Matt McKelvey, Matty Cahoon, Wayne Kerr, Conor Mackey, Shane Kelly, Onisi Burekama, Adam Boyce
Aaron Jones-Bishop, Richard Barnett, Lewis Bowman, Joseph Brown, Alex Brown, Jy-Mel Coleman, Daniel Thomas, Jode Sheriffe, Joel Farrell, Jordan Andrade, Baasit Agoro, Wayne Reittie, Corey Hanson, Keenen Tomlinson, Danny Bravo, Kadeem Williams, Ross Peltier
TURKEY MAKE INTERNATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE DEBUT
Turkey, who have been playing rugby league for less than a year, made their international debut facing Greek Titans at the Kallipatira Stadium on the island of Rhodes.
The hosts, featuring 12 players from the domestic RLEF Greek Rugby League competition, won 86-0 but the Turks – who reached the final of the Rhodes 8s in the build-up – showed great promise.
The Greeks were in control from the start with centre Mitchell Zampetides, who finished with six touchdowns, and Rhodes winger Panayiotis Lampousis both scoring a brace of tries to give the home side a 16-0 lead after 23 minutes.
Zampetides registered his hat trick in the 28th minute before he was sin binned soon after, whilst Turkey lost centre Onur Ersoy, sent off for alleged kicking out, and playing with one less player began to take its toll.
Winger Yiannis Valasas from the Aris Eagles club in Athens, finished off a back line move to score in the 35th minute and give the Titans a 26-0 lead at the interval.
The second half was a one-way affair with the Titans racing in for 60 unanswered points. It took six minutes after the re-commencement for the home side to score through skipper Jordan Meads, who also landed nine goals.
Spiros Kigais, a late replacement for the popular Pantelis Arfaras, crossed minutes later before a Lampousis break resulted in Meads scoring another four-pointer.
A powerful tackle from Zampetides jolted the ball loose for hooker Ryan Kambouris to score in the 56th minute, Meads adding the extras to bring up the half-century.
Zampetides then scored two quick tries, Aristoteli Taktikos went over in the 66th minute and Michael Lekkas, a popular figure in Rhodes, raced down the touchline to score two minutes later.
Zampetides recorded try number six before Aris Dardamanis and Nikos Bosmos showed some great skill and pace to complete the rout.
“Tonight was about showing how much progress the Greek boys have made. Most of the team came from the local competition and it illustrated how much good work is being done in Greece," said winning captain Meads.
Turkey are planning on hosting the Greeks next year and will commence their domestic competition shortly with five clubs involved.
GREEK TITANS 86
1 Dimos Kartsonakis (Rhodes)
2 Panayiotis Lampousis (Rhodes)
3 Michael Lekkas (Wentworthville)
4 Mitchell Zampetides (Hills District)
7 Yiannos Valasas (Aris)
6 Nikos Bosmos (Rhodes)
5 Jordan Meads (c) (Kawana Dolphins)
8 Stefanos Bastas (Rhodes)
9 Ryan Kambouris (Bulimba Bulldogs)
10 Aristoteli Taktikos (Narrabeen)
11 Ardonis Chatzimarkos (Rhodes)
12 Sebastian Sell (Mittagong)
13 Adam Kambouris (Bulimba Bulldogs)
Subs (all used)
14 Aris Dardamanis (Aris
15 Eugenios Malai (Attica Rhinos)
16 Giorgios Tsiakos (Rhodes)
17 Spiro Kigais (Rhodes)
18 Kostas Georgogalas (Patras)
19 Vasilis Lampadochytos (Aris)
Coach: Steve Georgallis
Tries: Mitchell Zampetides 6, Panayiotis Lampousis 2, Jordan Meads 2, Yiannis Valasas, Spiro Kigais, Ryan Kambouris, Aristoteli Taktikos, Michael Lekkas, Aris Dardamanis, Nikos Bosmos
Goals: Meads 9/15, Bosmos 0/2
1 Alicante Acar (Kadikoy Bulls)
2 Timur Keskin (Istanbul)
3 Aykut Kanaclar (Kadikoy Bulls)
25 Onur Ersoy (Kadikoy Bulls)
5 Furkan Keskin (Trakya)
6 Cem Severcan (Ruggers 34)
7 Doruk Celiktutan (Kadikoy Bulls)
8 Eren Kemal Sen (Kadikoy Bulls)
9 Ethem Coskun (Bankstown Giants)
10 Bora Ogul Boran (Ruggers 34)
11 Metin Mertsoy (Ruggers 34)
12 Cagri Yagiz Metin (Kadikoy Bulls)
13 Kemal Ege Gurkan (Istanbul)
Subs (all used)
14 Ahmet Onur Cetin (Kadikoy Bulls)
15 Taylan Kokuroglu (Kadikoy Bulls)
16 Hasan Huseyin Ozun (Trakya)
17 Mert Gungor (Kadikoy Bulls)
18 Tahsin Gungor (Kadikoy Bulls)
19 Nucettin Ten (Kadikoy Bulls)
Coach: Julien Treu
Referee: George Stilianos
Touch judges: Jim Minadakis, Ioannis Nake
21st October 2016
Tries: Lloyd (11), Davies (30), White (67)
Goals: White 0/2, Davies 2/2
Tries: Jones-Bishop (23, 37, 78)
Goals: Coleman 2/4
Elliot Kear, Ian Newbury, Andrew Gay, Christiaan Roets, Dai Evans, Courtney Davies, Lloyd White, Gil Dudson, Steve Parry, Anthony Walker, Rhodri Lloyd, Ben Morris, Joe Burke, Rhys Williams, Matty Fozard, Morgan Evans, Connor Farrer
Wayne Reittie, Richard Barnett, Alex Brown, Lewis Bowman, Aaron Jones-Bishop, Jy-Mel Coleman, Danny Thomas, Jode Sheriffe, Joel Farrell, Jordan Andrade, Danny Bravo, Mo Agoro, Corey Hanson, Keenen Tomlinson, Kadeem Williams, Jamel Goodall, Ross Peltier
22nd October 2016 venue: Parc Des Sports, Avignon
Tries: Pelissier (19)
Goals: Gigot 1/1
Hall (26, 40), Clark (30), Burgess (35), Brown (68), McGillvary (71), Widdop (76)
Goals: Widdop 6/7
Tony Gigot, Mathias Pala, Benjamin Garcia, Vincent Duport, Olivier Arnaud, Stanislas Robin, William Barthau, Romain Navarrete, Alrix Da Costa, Remi Casty, Mickael Simon, Benjamin Jullien, Julien Bosquet, Eloi Pelissier, Mickael Goudemand, Gadwin Springer, Kevin Larroyer
Jonny Lomax, Jermaine McGillvary, Kallum Watkins, Mark Percival, Ryan Hall, Gareth Widdop, Luke Gale, James Graham, Josh Hodgson, Scott Taylor, Elliott Whitehead, Michael Cooper, Tom Burgess, George Burgess, Kevin Brown, Stefan Ratchford, Daryl Clark
4th February 2017 venue: New Era Stadium, Cabramatta
Tries: John Nicodemus 2, Ned Stephenson 2, Richie Goodwin Goals: Kieran Wiggins 3/5
Tries: Aaron Grech, Luke Cauchi 4, Jake Attard, Nathan Benson, Joel Bradford Goals: Aaron Weston 0/1, Nathan Benson 6/7
Steve Tolo, John Nicodemus, Ned Stephenson, Dennis Gordon, Richie Goodwin, Kieran Wiggins,James Marcus, Ellis Jensen, Luke Srama, Glenn Power, Will Grooms, Ricky Kucia, Rez Phillips, Ryan Clarke, Dylan Jones, Rupert Zappia, Gerald Tulud
Joel Bradford, Jake Webster, Nathan Falzon, Aaron Weston, Nathan Benson, Luke Cauchi, James Redman, Dean Zammit, Jake Attard, Jake Lennox, Jake Grace, Kyal Greene, Aaron Grech, Matt Thompson, Jonathon Trott, Benjamin Stone, Christopher Rapinette
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