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VB CHALLENGE CUP

ROUND 2 Saturday 16 March 2019

The Illawarra /South Coast Dragons created history when they swamped GSR Wests Tigers in their inaugural match in the open women’s CRL Championships. The Helensburgh Tigers contingent (pictured above) were prominent in the big win.


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Teams will be able to use 2019 registered players to take part in any VB Challenge Cup fixture. Twenty (20) players are able to take part in each VB Challenge Cup fixture. Games shall be played in four (4) quarters of twenty (20) minutes duration each, with quarter time, halftime and three quarter time breaks of 5 minutes. NB In the event of extreme weather the league reserves the right to reduce game times. There will be time off for stoppages as indicated by the referee. The VB Challenge Cup will be played as a round robin competition over three (3) weeks. Two (2) pools of four (4) teams will play matches over three (3) weeks with teams in both pools playing each of the other team in their pool. Teams finishing on top of the respective pools will advance to the final. Teams will be awarded two (2) points for a win, zero points for a loss. Should more than one team be equal on points at the end of pool rounds, points differential (points for minus points against) will be used to determine the pool winner. If, at the conclusion of an VB Challenge Cup fixture scores are level, as per CRL rules two (2) extra time periods of five (5) minutes shall be played. If scores remain level after this period of extra time, the match will then enter a period of golden point until the first points are scored and a winner determined. The International Laws of the Game will apply. Interchange. Unlimited interchange of players will be permitted in all VB Challenge Cup fixtures. Players being replaced must cross the touchline before a new player enters the field of play in an on-side position. A player who has been replaced may later in the game act as a replacement. Any situation not covered by these playing conditions shall be referred to the league representative at the ground. The decision of this representative shall be final. The finalists of the VB Challenge Cup will be entitled to automatic entry into the NSW Challenge Cup at the top eight (8) stage. If any team declines this option, Illawarra Division Rugby League Inc may determine another team to take their place. Points shall be awarded as follows during Rounds 1 - 3 of the VB Challenge Cup; 2 Points for a win 0 Points for a loss Note - as any match which results in level scores after normal playing time will proceed to 1) extra time and then if required 2) golden point, a drawn result will not be possible If two (2) or more teams have an equal number of competition points at the completion of three (3) preliminary rounds of pool matches, the rankings of teams shall be determined by applying the following criteria; A) Greater positive difference between points scored for and points against; and if still equal then B) Greater percentage of points scored for and against, determined by the following formula; (points scored x 100)/(points conceded x 1); and if still equal then C) Most tries scored; if still equal then D) Most goals kicked; if still equal then E) Most field goals kicked; if still equal then F) A toss of the coin in the case of the two teams

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Draw - VB Challenge Cup 2019 Round

Dates

Home

Away

Venue

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Sat 9 March

Berkeley

Dapto

Berkeley SG

8/9/10 March

Thirroul

Bye

Sat 9 March

Wests

Collegians

Parrish Pk

Pool 2

4.00pm

Sat 9 March

Corrimal

Helensburgh

Ziems Pk

Pool 2

4.00pm

Sat 16 March

Thirroul

Berkeley

Gibson Pk

Pool 1

4.00pm

15/16/17 March

Dapto

Bye

Sat 16 March

Corrimal

Wests

Sat 16 March

Helensburgh

Collegians

22/23/24 March

Berkeley

Bye

Sat 23 March

Dapto

Thirroul

Dapto SG

Pool 1

4.00pm

Sat 23 March Sunday 24 March

Collegians

Corrimal

Pool 2

4.00pm

Helensburgh

Wests

Collegians SC Rex Jackson Oval

Pool 2

4.00pm

Fri 29/ Sat 30 March

Winner Pool 1

Winner Pool 2

TBC

Pool 1

Pool 2

Dapto

Wests

2

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Final

Berkeley

Collegians

Thirroul

Helensburgh

Bye

Corrimal

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Time Pool 1

4.00pm

Pool 1

Pool 1 Ziems Pk Rex Jackson Oval

Pool 2

4.00pm

Pool 2

4.00pm

Pool 1

TBC


ROUND 2 - THIRROUL v BERKELEY Gibson Park, 4pm

Thirroul Butchers

Berkeley Eagles

(Blue and White)

(Blue and Gold)

1—Blake HIGGINS 2—Jaymon TIATA 3—Tom SIMPSON 4—Hayden CROSLAND 5—Jacob DEVINE 6—Ryan FLETCHER 7—Jake WALSH 8—Damien SIRONEN 9—Joel JOHNSON (c) 10—Joel RUSKIN 11—Luke GALLAGHER 12—Jay GALLAGHER 13—Michael MORRIS 14—Jack NOBLE 15—Jarrad WHITTY 16—Riley LORD 17—Luke SHIELS 18—Jye RICHARDS 19—Riley GRAHAM 20—Pat ROWLING

1—Grayson GOODWIN 2—Allan NEWTON 3—Te HINA 4—Jason GILLARD 5—Liam COREY 6—Zeik FOSTER 7—Jake HARRIGAN 8—Tim MOORE 9—Bailey WALLACE 10—Jon KOOT 11—Mason PURE 12—Justin FAUGHLIN 13—David FAUONUKU 14—Mitchell STOKES 15—Callum COREY 16—Luke WESTMAN 17—Ray SIMMONS 18—Cooper MAY 19—Kaine EDWARDS 20—Matt ROBERTS

Coach: Jarrod COSTELLO

Coach: Aaron McDONALD

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ROUND 2 - HELENSBURGH v COLLEGIANS Rex Jackson Oval, 4pm

Helensburgh

Collegians

(Gold and Black)

(Black and Red)

1--Corey WILLIS 2--Finn DUBLEWICZ 3--Lachlan PEACHEY (c) 4--Jordan TONGAHAI 5--Joel KINGHAM 6--Neihana WALTERS 7--Hayden McCRAE 8--Chris COLEMAN 9--Luke WILLIAMS 10--Pierce THOMPSON 11--Kurt ATKINSON 12--Peter GALLEN 13—Liam O’TOOLE 14--Mitch BAILLIE 15—Azan TUROA

1—Alex REID 2—Andrew BRAY 3—Ayzac BOWMAN 4—Saxon ONUR 5—Josh CONSTABLE 6—Paul ROBERTS 7—Joel HOLDSWORTH 8—Jake WOOD 9—Brody RIGG 10—Josh DOWEL 11—Jack CROSS 12—Blake PHILLIPS (c) 13—Jarrod THOMPSON 14—James SPENCER 15—Braidon HOOPER 16—Jake FITZGERALD 17—Jake SARGENT-WILSON 18—Zach HICKS 19—Duane Willemsen 20—Tom BURKE

Coach: Gavin Lennon

Coach: Nathan Fein

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ROUND 2 - CORRIMAL v WESTERN SUBURBS Ziems Park, 4pm

Corrimal Cougars

Western Suburbs

(Green and Red)

(Red and Blue)

1--Thomas GARRIDO 2--DJ PURCELL 3--Ed ANSELL 4--George MITCHELL-TYSON 5--Baby Michael JAMES 6--Eli LEVIDO 7--Thomas MALONEY 8--Jack GORDON 9--Ryan POWER 10--Brodea SANDERS 11--Topiese TAUFA 12--Tongo TONGOTONGO 13--Nathan DOCHERTY (c) 14--Ricki CLEMMENS 15--Josh COREY 16--Joel DIVERTIE 17--Tuitavake MANOA 18--James HORVAT 19--Lachlan STURGEON 20--Billy WHITE

1—Tony PELLOW 2—Lachlan HURST 3—Colby PELLOW 4—Mitchell PORTER© 5—Declan MORRISEY 6—Rhys HANBURY 7—Justin RODRIGUES 8—Zac BLAY 9—Jackson WALSH 10—Marty CRAMP 11— William TEMAARI 12—Joseph DICKSON 13—Wade STANFORD 14—Shawn ORCHER 15—Daniel ZOHAR 16—Aiden PERRY 17—Ryan TURNER 18—Blake BARBUTO 19—Ryan MARTIN 20--TBC

Coach: Sean Maloney

Coach: Pete McLeod

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Results—Round One VB Challenge Cup Pool 1 Berkeley 16 d Dapto 12 Thirroul Bye Pool 2 Corrimal 38 2 Helensburgh 20 Collegians 26 d Wests 14

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Round one of the 2019 VB Challenge Cup saw plenty of new faces getting a chance to push their claims for 2019. With these new faces comes the promise of a change in fortune for some teams, and last week saw a long drought broken for the Corrimal Cougars, who bagged their first won in 20 games. The game against Helensburgh kept the healthy crowd entertained, and remained in the balance at the three quarter time break with the Tigers holding a slender 20-18 lead. The Cougars put on 18 points in a last quarter blitz. Corrimal appear to have landed an explosive new centre pairing in Ed Ansell from Wagga, and George Tyson from Wigan. Both will give their opposition plenty of headaches in 2019. Young half Tom Maloney did a good job leading the team around the park, and many supporters will be pleased to see Tom back and looking healthy after a shocking accident in 2018 badly broke his leg. Another pom in Nathan Docherty, continues to build a reputation in the Illawarra League after another tough captain’s knock for the Cougars. The Tigers wont be too disheartened as they were in control at various times and could have hung on for a win, but the Cougars surged on the back of some good input from the interchange bench. Over at Parrish Park, plenty of new faces got to impress coaches of both teams as Wests welcomed neighbours Collegians. At Berkeley Sportsground, the Eagles made a good start to 2019 with a win over Dapto in a tight affair 16-12. Berkeley should be commended on a solid rebuild of the club that has continued since their return to the 1st grade competition, which saw them match all teams in 2018. A continuation of this steady progress just might see a finals berth for the Eagles in 2019, but a test against the Butchers at Gibson Park awaits . Should they take the points they will be assured of a finals berth in the VB Challenge Cup. This weeks BarTv live stream feature game is Thirroul v Berkeley at Gibson Park. If you cant make it out to any of the games you can catch the games via links on our facebook page - Illawarra Division Rugby League—Official Finally, a warm welcome home to the Port Kembla Blacks who have confirmed recently they will be nominating for the IDRL 2nd grade competition in 2019, taking the place of the bye in the draw. The Blacks sought permission in 2012 to move “on-loan” to Group Seven in order to play 1st grade in 2013, which at the time the club felt was not possible in Illawarra. At the time of applying they were not fielding a 1st grade team in Illawarra. After withdrawing from all competitions in 2018, and not being able to field a 1st grade team in Group 7 in 2019, under the terms of the “on-loan” approval, the club is only able to remain in Group 7 competitions whilst fielding a 1st grade team and therefore return to Illawarra competitions.

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