2019 Jock Hobbs Memorial National U19 Tournament
Auckland team to play Wellington:
1 Shalom Viliamu (Grammar TEC)
2 Soane Vikena (Ponsonby)
3 Sione Ahio (Waitemata)
4 Robert Rush (Ponsonby)
5 Damien Naufahu (Eden)
6 Terrell Peita (Ponsonby)
7 Niko Jones - Co-Captain (Waitemata)
8 John Latu (Ponsonby)
9 Taufa Funaki (Marist)
10 Zarn Sullivan (College Rifles)
11 Heremaia Murray (Grammar TEC)
12 Patrick Elia (College Rifles)
13 Lemeki Namoa - Co-Captain (Pakuranga)
14 Leweni Mocevakaca (Marist)
15 Jack Gray (Grammar TEC)
16 Mateo Taiseni (College Rifles)
17 Champagnat Solomono-Mua (Marist)
18 Cameron Finefuiaki (Pakuranga)
19 Joseph Fabish (College Rifles)
20 Mase Neemia (Ponsonby)
21 Samuel Wye (Ponsonby)
22 Jerry Wilson (Ponsonby)
23 Danny Silivelio (Suburbs)
Auckland Development team to play Manawatu:
1 Va'a Maelega (Papatoetoe)
2 Eric McLachin - Vice-Captain (Eden)
3 PJ Sefo (University)
4 Chris Gabriel (Waitemata)
5 Ben Plummer (Ponsonby)
6 Sione Takai (Pakuranga)
7 Sione Maasi (Marist)
8 Likau Alatini (Papatoetoe)
9 Thomas Strachan - Captain (Grammar TEC)
10 Reece Suesue (Ponsonby)
11 Sosene Mataena (Suburbs)
12 Louis Saena (Waitemata)
13 Tino Adams (Suburbs)
14 Folau Latu (Grammar TEC)
15 Jermaine Malaga (Papatoetoe)
16 Thomas Drumm (Eden)
17 Tui Aso Lene (Papatoetoe)
18 Tuala Tauasosi (Manukau)
19 Terapai King (Ponsonby)
20 Dominic Tevao (College Rifles)
21 Cody Mitchell (College Rifles)
22 Connor Moors (Waitemata)
23 Sake Tafea (Grammar TEC)
Canterbury team to play Bay of Plenty:
Tasman team to play Taranaki
Heartland 22 - 14? Northland
Manawatu 17 - 12 Auckland Development
@Stargazer are all games today?
@Canes4life Yes, round two. See a few posts back in this thread for the day 2 schedule.
Results Tuesday, 11 September 2019:
Manawatu 36 - 24 Auckland Development -> Manawatu goes through to the 5th/6th place play-off; Auckland Dev will play for 7th place
Heartland 41 - 26 Northland -> Heartland will play the 13th/14th play-off match; Northland will play for 15th.
Otago 21 - 10 Waikato (HT: 12 - 5). Otago is Manawatu's opponent in the 5th/6th place play-off match. Waikato will play Auckland Dev for 7th.
Counties Manukau 81 - 12 Southland (HT: 31 - 7). Counties will take on Heartland for 13th place; Southland will play Northland for 15th place.
Taken from the Facebook page:
HALF TIME RESULTS | Low scoring first half sees Hawke's Bay 3-0 up over North Harbour, Wellington are three tries to Waikato's one 15-5
Hawke's Bay 3-0 North Harbour
Wellington 15 - 5 Auckland
By Waikato, I think they mean Auckland.
@Canes4life Ha, yes, I noticed that, too. Otago played in the previous game.
Auckland bt Wellington 21-18.
Poor from Wellington to let that slip.
After a draw at full time, Auckland took the win kicking a penalty in extra time against Wellington:
Wellington 18 - 21 Auckland. Auckland progresses to the Graham Mourie Cup (Premiership) Final; Wellington will play for 3rd place.
North Harbour 9 - 10 Hawke's Bay. Hawke's Bay goes through to the Michael Jones Trophy (Championship) Final (9th/10th place). North Harbour will play for 11th place.
Canterbury 6 - 7 Bay of Plenty
Taranaki 21 - 10 Tasman
Canterbury 16 - 14 Bay of Plenty; Canterbury will take on Auckland in the Graham Mourie Cup (Premiership) Final; Bay of Plenty will play Wellington for 3rd place.
Taranaki 47 - 27 Tasman; Taranaki will play Hawke's Bay for 9th place in the Michael Jones Trophy (Championship) Final; Tasman will take on North Harbour for 11th place.
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So there's no highlights of the first 2 days anywhere?
@Duluth Nope, I haven't seen anything. Very disappointing coverage this year. I've only seen half time and full time updates and a few photos. It's all very low key. I wonder why? Cost-cutting? I doubt it will keep scouts from NRL away ...
15th/16th place: Northland 19 - 13 Southland
7th/8th place: Auckland Development 0 - 29 Waikato
15th/16th place: Northland 45 - 18 Southland
7th/8th place: Auckland Development 19 - 36 Waikato
11th/12th place: North Harbour 10 - 0 Tasman
11th/12th place: North Harbour 29 - 17 Tasman
13th/14th place: Heartland 8 - 33 Counties Manukau
5th/6th place: Manawatu 3 - 7 Otago
13th/14th place: Heartland 20 - 52 Counties Manukau
5th/6th place: Manawatu 3 - 17 Otago
3rd/4th place: Wellington 13 - 7 Bay of Plenty
3rd/4th place: Wellington 34 - 7 Bay of Plenty
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@Stargazer a few players showing some real class in this game.
Taine Plumtree, Shamus Langton, Josh Southall, Keinan Higgins and Tyrone Thompson all superb in this match, pushing their case for Under 20 selection next year and for further NPC and Super contracts going forward.
Plumtree senior looked happy in the crowd with his sons efforts. Fair play to Taine he was probably the pick of the bunch today. Has a superb all round game.
@Canes4life Yes, it was a good game. I think those were indeed the best Wellington players. I hope Leo Thompson's hamstring injury - which prevented him from playing this game and showing his skills - is not going to cost him a possible spot in the U20s.
Sir Michael Jones Trophy Final
9th/10th place: Hawke's Bay 13 - 31 Taranaki
Patrick Teddy has been great for the Bay. Otherwise, the Bay's pack is much smaller than Taranaki's and it's showing in the scrum. Taranaki's backs are clearly better than ours, although Murphy is kicking well. Overall, much smarter play from the Naki as well. I hope this doesn't become a big blow-out win to them.
Sir Michael Jones Trophy Final
9th/10th place: Hawke's Bay 25 - 52 Taranaki
Well-deserved win to Taranaki, although they probably deserved more than their two yellow cards, too.
I will post some comments on the Hawke's Bay performance on the Magpies forum.
I haven't looked too closely at Taranaki's team, so can't name any outstanding players other than their hooker and their lock Josh (?) Lord.
Graham Mourie Cup Final
Auckland 17 - 26 Canterbury (HT: 0 - 14)
Convincing win to Canterbury, who win the tournament. They have an impressive forward pack!
Napier Boy Zarn Sullivan a stand-out for Auckland.
Overall, there's been some great talent on display on this last day of the tournament, especially from the top 4 provinces. It's a pity that so few games were televised.
Looking forward to the list of players that will be invited to the first NZ U20 camp.
Player of the Tournament:
Fletcher Newell (Canterbury)
@Stargazer was watching a split screen with the Stags v Turbos game..from what I saw ..forward power won the day..congratulations to Canterbury, commiserations to Auckland..