Junior Reps Face Stiff Challenges
Thursday 14 February 2013 12:10 PM
All four St George Junior Representative Rugby League teams face stiff challenges in their Rd 2 competition matches, to be played on Saturday 16 February.
The Illawarra Steelers Harold Matthews (U16’s) Cup team takes on the Sydney Roosters at WIN Stadium at 9.30am, and Co-Coach Adam Bezzina has warned his players that they’ll need to be at their best to defeat the Roosters on Saturday. “The Roosters were competitive with Parramatta throughout their Rd 1 tussle, and are an enthusiastic team” Bezzina said. “We’ll need to match their enthusiasm and out skill them in our plays if we’re to come away with the two competition points”.
Steelers Harold Matthews Cup forward Isitolo Collier takes the ball up strongly in last week's win over Manly
The Dean Young coached Steelers SG Ball (U18’s) Cup team will also need to be on their game if they are to defeat the Mark Riddell coached Roosters in their 11.000am fixture. Young commented “The Roosters have recruited widely and largely lacked combination in their Rd 1 match last weekend. They’ll be better for the run last week, and we’ll need to be better too if we want to take our first competition points of the season”.
In what promises to be a great day of Rugby League at Belmore Sports Ground this Saturday the St George Harold Matthews Cup team takes on the competition heavyweights Canterbury at 10.00am. This match will be followed by the St George v Bulldogs SG Ball clash at 11.30am, the Dragons v Bulldogs Toyota Cup trial at 1.00pm, and the Illawarra Cutters v Bulldogs NSW Cup trial at 3.00pm.
Danny Hannah sets himself for a tackle in last week's St George v Balmain Harold Matthews Cup match
St George Harold Matthews Cup Coach Graeme Wynn commented today “The Bulldogs are one of the strongest Junior Rep clubs in the League, and both my boys and Ben Hornby’s SG Ball Cup team will need to be at our very best if we are to compete successfully with the Dogs on Saturday at Belmore”.