Intrust Super Cup Team Lists Round 1
Ipswich Jets v Norths Devils at North Ipswich Reserve on Saturday, March 5 at 3.15pm
1. Carlin Anderson 2. Marmin Barba 3. Liam Capewell 4. Nemani Valekapa 5. Richard Pandia 6. Haydan Lipp 7. Dane Phillips 8. Joshua Seage 9. Landon Hayes 16. Billy McConnachie 11. Nathaniel Neale 12. Salesi Funaki 13. Rory Humphreys 14. Sebastian Pandia 16. Elijah Alick 17. Marion Seve 18. Michael Purcell 19. Kyle McConnell 20. Abraham Atalla
Coach: Ben Walker and Shane Walker
1. Trae Clark 2. Michael Lucas 3. Paul Ulberg 4. Jarryd Dodd 5. Rogan Dean 6. Liam Tyson 7. Sean Yorston 8. Jai Arrow 9. Jayden Berrell 10. Rhett Webster 11. Brett Greinke 12. Tristan Lumley 13. William Brittain (c) 15. Matiu Love-Henry 16. Hemi Mullen 17. Francis Molo 18. Billy Solah 19. David Faamita 20. Dylan Smith 24. Rez Phillips
Coach: Mark Gliddon
Last time they played Round 20 2015.
IPSWICH JETS 36 (Marmin Barba 2, Brandon McGrady 2, Chris Walker, Josh Cleeland, Billy McConnachie tries; Haydan Lipp 3, Chris Walker goals) def NORTHS DEVILS 22 (Michael Lucas, Byron Creighton, Krys Freeman, Luke Pollock tries; Liam Tyson 3 goals) at North Ipswich Reserve.
Head to Head: Norths 23 Ipswich 14 Drawn 2
Round 1 2016
Round 1 of a season throws up plenty of questions and no answers yet. Some answers could be answered on Saturday afternoon.
Norths had a trial game against the Falcons at Bishop Park the Dolphins and Kingaroy while the Jets have played Easts, Bears and Manly in Sydney.
The Jets haven’t won a round 1 game since they beat Easts in 2010: 32-16.
Norths have inflected two of those losses in 2013 and 2014.
2015 – Wynnum 18-16 at North Ipswich
2014 – Norths 22-16 at North Ipswich
2013 – Norths 22-4 at North Ipswich
2012 – Easts 15-14 at North Ipswich
2011 – Drew with Easts 16-16 at Langlands
2010 – Beat Easts 32-16 at North Ipswich
The Jets side that won in 2010 had Keiron Lander and William Zillman on debut for the Jets.
1. William Zillman 2. Ramone Filipine 3. Brendon Marshall 4. Marshall Chalk 5. Luke Walker 6. Todd Riggs 7 Callum Waldron 8. Paul Stephenson 9. Michael Fisher 10. Tyson Lofipo 11. Jacob Ling 12. Villi Fainga’a 13.Adam Boettcher 14. Smith Samau 15. Warren Shillings 16. Keiron Lander 17. AJ Gilbert.
The Devils will come up against a side that hasn’t won a round one game for 6 years but they will also encounter a side on a club record winning streak.
The Jets are currently on a seven game winning streak; 6 Intrust Super Cup games and 1 State Championship game. This is equal to the club record. The Jets’ record for Intrust Super Cup is 7 set in 2013. The Jets will equal their Intrust Super Cup record with win over Norths.
The Jets last lost a game in August last year.
The Devils are coming off a horror season where they only won five games but have strengthened their side by adding a strong allocation of Broncos’ players with Jack Reed, Brett Greinke, Francis Molo, Todd Murphy, Jayden Berrell and Jai Arrow all calling the Devils home in 2016.
Jai Arrow has played for the Broncos 20’s and moved to the NRL squad in 2016- he was the Broncos’ best player last year cleaning up the Best Forward, Player’s Player and Player of the Year for the Broncos under-20s in the National Youth Competition.
Arrow is old school, give me the ball and watch me skittle defenders. He loves taking hit ups and contact. He made 409 hit ups for the Broncos last year for a total of 3914 metres at an average of 170 metres per game. He mixes it up nicely with a handy offload which he executed 55 times in 2015. His defence is also strong with 772 tackles with 38 misses.
Jayden Berrell playing for the Broncos last year in the 20’s he ran the ball 197 times from dummy half gaining 1514 meters and 719 tackles with 83 misses. Berrell can alternate between the 7 and 9 spot and played big minutes for the Broncos. Playing the full 80 minutes 8 times. Berrell showed good leadership last year guiding a bruised and battered Broncos through the finals missing 12 of their best 17 through injury. Berrell has been a Queensland representative at Under 16’s, 18’s and 20’s so Intrust Super Cup is the next level.
Brett Greinke was the Devils’ captain last year and is a tireless worker. Greinke is a skilful player who is a great support player; the ball seems to bounce for him and he’s there to take advantage of the situation.
Big Francis Molo has also been named for the Devils the big man has played 15 Intrust Super Cup games for Norths over the last two years. Molo could be a fair target in defence for the smaller faster Jets if it is a hot day.
Billy Brittain has been named the Devils’ skipper for 2016. Previously in the Storm system he played for 17 games for the Sunshine Coast scoring 2 tries and 1 field goal in 2015. The smart hooker will take over from Krys Freeman who has left to the Knights in the NRL. Freeman will be a massive loss for the Devils and Norths will need Brittian to carry that huge load.
Norths will have two hookers with Berrell and Brittain working around the ruck lifting the tempo and trying to find tired forwards.
The Jets will have Broncos’ winger Elijah Alick who missed the whole of 2015 with an ACL injury, Salesi Funaki who has joined the Broncos from the Tigers Under 20’s and local Brothers junior Marion Seve who has also moved to the Broncos from the Tigers.
Marion Seve played 16 games for the Tigers 20’s last year; running the ball 174 times, 1901 metres at a game average of 10.9 meters per run. He scored 10 tries and made 206 tackles with 42 miss tackles.
Salesi Funaki has played 42 Under 20’s games for the Tigers scoring 8 tries.
Elijah Alick is coming back from injury and was named in the Broncos squad for the nines in Auckland but had to pull out with a slight strain. Alick has played 30 Under 20’s games for the Broncos for 9 tries.
Carlin Anderson has played 45 games for the Jets including 44 Intrust Super Cup games and one State Championship game. He’s scored 31 tries and 87 goals for 298 points for the Jets and will be looking for two points to bring up his 300. Anderson has 288 Intrust Super Cup points from 44 games; 31 tries and 82 goals.
Carlin will need 304 points to go past Ricky Bird (303 points) and 7th most points for the Jets.
Carlin Anderson is coming off a pre-season with the Broncos and a 2015 finals series that saw him score 72 points from 5 games with 5 tries and 26 goals. Finishing the 2015 season on 250 points for the Jets which was just 14 off a club record.
Ipswich will have Duncan Hall Medal winner and feared front rower Billy McConnachie back patrolling the middle of the ruck like a colossus. It gives the Jets a very handy front row rotation of Nat Neale, Billy McConnachie, Rowen Winterfield, and Tyson Lofipo.
Same Martin has a calf strain will be out for 6 weeks. Martin’s enthusiasm and defence will be missed by the Jets.
Hayden Lipp returns to the Intrust Super Cup team. Lipp has played 7 Intrust Super Cup games for the Jets and is coming off a terrific BRL season where he not only played a major part in the Jets’ premiership but contributed 13 tries and 71 goals for 194 points.
Marmin Barba will need two tries to surpass Luke Walker who played 114 games for the Jets and scored 55 tries. Marmin is currently on 52 Intrust Super Cup tries for the Jets and 53 tries for the Jets with his one try in the State Championship game. When Barba goes past Walker he will be the fourth highest try scorer in Jets’ history.
Named to make their debut for the Jets will be: Jesse Roberts, Rory Humphreys, Sebastian Pandia, Michael Purcell, Kyle McConnell, Abraham Atalla, Salesi Funaki, Elijah Alick and Marion Seve.