SG Ball and Harold Matthews round one preview
The Canberra Raiders Under 18's SG Ball and Under 16's Harold Matthews teams start their seasons tomorrow at Raiders Belconnen.
Harold Matthews coach Adam Kyle is excited to see how his team goes in round one.
"The boys have been progressing really nicely over the pre-season. Harold Matthews is such an exciting age to coach, as every year we have a brand new squad. So for the first few weeks we really work hard with the boys on their conditioning and basic core skills," Kyle said.
"After Christmas we have been pushing more into game play and structure. We have a really exiting group of players this year and I’m really keen to see how we compete against the other quality teams in the competition.
"There are no easy games ever in this league and we need to turn up week after week with energy and the want to compete. If we can do that every week the boys will come away knowing that they have done everything they can to give their best performance. Raiders have a fantastic reputation and I know my players are humbled to be representing such a great club."
Harold Matthews - Canberra v WSAS
Raiders Club Belconnen, Saturday, 13 February
CANBERRA: 1 BRENDAN SALTNER 2 HARLEY SMITH- SHIELDS 3 JACOB CHURCH 4 DANIEL GOODWIN 5 TREMAYNE CHATFIELD 6 LACHLAN EVESTON 7 JOHN VELOUDOS 8 MATTHEW DRAGISIC 9 JOE ROBERTS 10 ALEXAVIER PUNOU 11 TYLER PETERS 12 JONAH LATU 13 KRISTIAN JENSEN © 14 MITCHELL ATKINSON 15 WAYNE PARKER 16 LOUIS JANG 17 TATE BROOKE 18 GUS MARSHALL 19 KALI TANESI 20 AUSTIN MCDOUGALL 21 CHARLIE WOOLFORD 22 BRAYDEN ROBERTSON 23 KAYNE LAUNDESS 24 SOLOMONE KAUFUSI COACH ADAM KYLE
WSAS: 1 ISSAC AKUIKO 2 JORDAN D”AMICO 3 ANTONE MOANANU 4 ZAC DUCLOS 5 THOMAS DELAILOA 6 CAMPBELL BYRD 7 MAIKAKI MAIKAKI 8 LIAM HEKU 9 FRED PUPU 24 ASTON VAIOTU 23 ALBERT ETUATI FAVAEE 13 GRAIG PORTER 12 JOCOB WILKINSON 21 LUIGI ISA 15 JAYDEN YATES 16 FILIMUMA FILIMAUA 17 SIONE TUPOU 18 RADJO JANKOVIC 19 KOHEN WRIGHT 20 TALLIS SMITH COACH PAUL BENT
The Raiders SG Ball team finished the 2015 regular season undefeated, and will be hoping to start 2016 in the same manner. With plenty of exciting new players the game against WSAS promises to be an opportunity to see many of the Raiders future stars in action.
SG Ball - Canberra v WSAS
Raiders Club Belconnen, Saturday 13 February
CANBERRA: 1 ANDRE NIKO 19 TOM WILLIAMS 3 SEBASTIAN KRIS 4 MATHEW LYONS 5 DAINE SPENCER 6 SATO KETIA OPO 7 LACHLAN COOPER © 8 TEVITA FEHOKO 9 SAM FINNEGAN 10 JACOB FIELD 21 DUSTIN LITSTER 17 DYLAN CLARK 13 DAN KEIR 14 TIM MERRITT 15 JACK BASTICK 16 FRANCIS-SOKAI TAI 23 JESSE DENT 18 LUKE BURTON 11 SHARMAH SCHMIDT 2 JEDIDIAH SIMBIKEN 12 JAKE NOTARAS 22 KEINAN GROGAN 23 QUINLYN CANNON 24 LAZARUS VAALEPU COACH DEAN SOUTER
WSAS: 1 HENDERSON GODFREY 2 THOMAS LOFTS 22 ISAIA TONE 4 SIONE TAUFA 5 KALLUM MACKAY 6 COREY MATTHEWS 7 BRENDAN HANDS 8 HARRISON LEONARD 9 PJ TEVAGA-VAIGALEPA 10 HENRY NAFOI 11 ALEXANDER MYLES 12 JOHN KAUFUSI 25 JAKE GILLETT-GOW 17 MENI LUKE 15 JOSHUA BROHMBAL 14 SAGELE HARRISON 16 NATHAN WILKINS 18 DYLAN MC BAIN 19 TANE TE RANGI COACH BEN LAWFORD