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    One of the best things about the 2020 NRRRL First Grade season has been the number of U18 players who have received an opportunity, including Henry Lee who will line up in the centres for Marist Brothers today in their NRRRL Gold First Grade Preliminary Final against Northern United.

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    Few players who are still U16 eligible can make the step up to the U18 ranks but one young man who has done that this season in the NRRRL U18 competition is Byron Bay's Jedd Windle who who start in the Devils Preliminary Final this weekend against the Marist Brothers Rams in the second row.

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    Cudgen ran out winners in a bad tempered match.

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    Titans Reef Somerville, Thomas Weaver, Bailey Martin, Jack Cullen and Oskar Bryant are in the Cudgen squad for tomorrow's NRRRL U18 Green Grand Final against Murwillumbah.

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    Thomas Weaver scored a try, had two try assists, four goals and a 40/20 for Cudgen today in their NRRRL U18 Grand Final win.

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    The 2020 season of James Torrens.

    He Torrens is a big strong barrel chested northern New South Wales junior who spent a fair portion of the 2019/20 off season training with the Tweed Heads Seagulls U20 Hastings Deering’s Colts squad even though he was still MM Cup eligible in 2020.

    With the cancellation of the 2020 Hastings Deerings Colts competition James Torrens headed south to play in the 2020 NRRRL competition with Casino RSM, including starting at right centre in Round One of the NRRRL First Grade competition against Marist Brothers Rams. James Torrens was one of Casino RSM’s try scored in their 16 – 10 loss to the Rams.

    James Torrens also started at right centre in Round Two against the Tweed Coast Raiders but moved to right second row for Round Four against Marist Brothers Lismore, being the first round where the NRRRL competition had to be split in two due to the Queensland/New South Wales strict border closure in August 2020.

    Post that round James Torrens moved to the Gold Coast Rugby League competition to play for the Tugun Seahawks.

    In Round Five of the 2020 Gold Coast Rugby League First Grade competition James Torrens came off the bench for the Tugun Seahawks in their match agaisnt Runaway Bay. Round Eight saw James Torrens move into the Tugun starting line-up in the left second row position where he was partnered by Solomon Torrens for the Seahawks match against the Currumbin Eagles with James Torrens one of the Seahawks try scorers in their 20 – 18 victory.

    James Torrens try came when he chased through a Tugun bomb. The ball was coming done around a metre out from the try line but James Torrens was there to put pressure on the Currumbin defender who lost the ball forward. The ball then rebounded off another Currumbin defender straight back to James Torrens who by that time was in the ingoal area. All James Torrens had to do to have the try awarded was to drop to the ground, which he did two metres from the left goal post.

    James Torrens also started in the left second row position against Runaway Bay in Round Nine and scored an outstanding long range solo try. James Torrens received the ball around sixty metres out from the line skipping immediately to his outside and proved to be far too quick for the Runaway Bay defence to score in the left corner.

    In the final regular season round of the 2020 Gold Coast Rugby League First Grade competition being Round Ten, James Torrens started at left second row as the Seahawks took on the Southport Tigers.

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    The 2020 season of Josh Bevan.

    Josh Bevan was to commence the 2020 season starting at hooker for the Roosters in their 2020 U18 SG Ball Round One match against the Norths Sydney Bears however the match was cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions in Sydney that particular weekend.

    In Round Two against the Western Suburbs Magpies Josh Bevan was once again named to start at hooker for the Roosters scoring in the first half in the Roosters 50 – 4 victory. Josh Bevan’s try was an opportunist one out of dummy half. With the Roosters on the attack right on the Western Suburbs try line, Josh Bevan ran out of dummy half to his left from a metre out, crashing over between two Magpies defenders who were no chance to stop him.

    In relation to his try, the Magpies initial contact was actually quite good on Josh Bevan but he pumped his legs and was able to crash over mid-way between the uprights and corner post on the left side of the field.

    Josh Bevan also started at hooker in Round Three against the Parramatta Eels as well as in Round Four against the Canberra Raiders.

    After the Roosters had a Round Five bye, Josh Bevan was back starting at hooker in Round Six against the Cronulla Sharks in what turned out to be a low scoring bruising encounter in what ended up being the last match before the season ended prematurely.

    When community rugby league recommenced in July 2020 Josh Bevan turned out for the Bilambil Jets in the NRRRL U18 comeptition starting Round One at five eight against the Ballina Seagulls and also starting at five eight in Round Two against Murwillumbah.

    Josh Bevan made it three starts in a row at five eight in Round Three against the Cudgen Hornets but Round Four against the Tweed Coast Raiders saw Josh Bevan move to lock. . In Round Seven Josh Bevan started in the second row against the Tweed Coast Raiders and also started in the second row in Round Eight against Murwillumbah.

    Josh Bevan started at lock in Bilambil’s NRRRL U18 Elimination Final victory agaisnt the Tweed Coast Raiders. In the 2020 NRRRL U18 Preliminary Final, Josh Bevan also started at lock and was close to the best player on the field, scoring a double, one in each half, in a tough 24 – 16 Jets loss.

    Josh Bevan’s first half try resulted from a powerful charge from fifteen metres out when he took a hit up off the dummy half to the right of the play the ball to surge through the centre of the Cudgen forward pack to cross ten metres to the left of the uprights.

    Josh Bevan’s try in the second half was not dis-similar to his first half try. Josh Bevan once again took a hit-up off the dummy half, this time to the left of the play the ball and once again was too strong for the Cudgen defence to score next to the left upright.

    Josh Bevan made his deserved NRRRL First Grade debut in Round Five of the 2020 season when he started from the bench against the Cudgen Hornets and also came off the bench in Round Six against Murwillumbah, Round Seven against the Tweed Coast Raiders and in Round Eights 12 all draw against the Cudgen Hornets. Josh Bevan also came off the bench in Bilambil’s last minute 20 – 18 2020 NRRRL First Grade Preliminary Final loss to Murwillumbah.

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    One of the more impressive first year players in the Gold Coast Rugby League competition this season has been Tyrone Gunn-James.

    He played the 2020 Gold Coast Rugby League regular season with the Ormeau Shearers in the U18 Division One competition and was dominant in a number of matches including a stand out performance in Round Five against Helensvale when he scored three tries and also recorded a try assist, when after engaging the Helensvale side down a short right blind side he was able to get a right arm flick pass away to send his right winger away to score in the corner.

    Tyrone Gunn-James’s first try of the match came from a set move from a Ormeau scrum win. Tyrone Gunn-James picked the ball up from the back of the scrum and ran the ball down a short right side blind side, putting his five eight into space around thirty five metres out. Tyrone Gunn-James did not then give up on play backing up and receiving an inside pass from his right winger to barge over from ten metres out.

    In relation to his second try of the match it was once again a case of Tyrone Gunn-James working hard to back up and on that occasion backed up a ling brear by the Ormeau right winger sho was able to get the ball back inside to Tyrone Gunn-James who was able to beat the cover defence to the line.

    Tyrone Gunn-James’s third try of the match was a result of Tyrone Gunn-James running onto a Syris Schmidt off-laod to score from ten metres out on the right side of the field.

    In Round Seven Tyrone Gunn-James was dominant once again Seven against Mudgeeraba including being heavily involved including a long break through the centre of the Redbacks ruck from sixty metres out charging forty metres downfield before being brought down. Ormeau scored two two play the balls later.

    Tyrone Gunn-James was also part of a couple of set moves off the back of scrums in the same match including one in the first half where the scrum packed on the half way mark, ten metres in from the left touchline. The move down the blind side saw the Ormeau right winger make a long break down the touchline from the scrum move.

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    Whilst the Cudgen U18 side that won the NRRRL U18 Green Grand Final had a number of Titans contracted players in the side, so did their opponents being Murwillumbah specifically left centre Riley Lack who scored a long range try and right second rower Ryan Foran who backed up to come off the bench in the NRRRL First Grade Grand Final later in the day.

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    Magnificent U18 NRRRL U18 Gold Preliminary Final this afternoon with Marist beating Byron Bay 32-24 in extra time. Great match.

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    The 2019 and 2020 seasons for Titans linked Reshawn Anderson.

    Reshawn Anderson’s first 2020 hit-out came for one of the three Titans U15 sides that played round robin matches against each other in mid- February 2020 at Burleigh’s Pizzey Park. Reshawn Anderson’s team won both of their matches to finish the day undefeated, producing two impressive displays in front of Titans JTS staff.

    When the Group One rugby league competition recommenced in July 2020, Reshawn Anderson started Round One of the competition in the front row and scored for Ballina as they went down 16 – 14 to Casino RSM.

    Reshawn Anderson also started in the front row in Round Two kicking two conversions as Ballina defeated South Grafton 28 – 0 and was once again in the front row in Round Three as Ballina defeated Clarence Coast 18 - 12. Reshawn Anderson added a further try and goal in Round Four in a 28 – 6 win against the Kyogle Turkeys.

    Reshawn Anderson had a huge match in Round Five against Ballina scored a staggering four tries as Ballina defeated Clarence Coast 44 – 10, once again starting in the front row. Starting in the front row once again in Round Six, Reshawn Anderson had yet another big match, scoring a double and kicking three gaols as the Seagulls defeated Grafton 32 – 22.

    Reshawn Anderson continued his try scoring feats adding a double in Round Seven for Ballina as they defeated Casino RSM 32 – 0 and scored a further double in Round Nine as Ballina defeated South Grafton 38 - 14.

    Reshawn Anderson also started in the front row and was one of the Seagulls try scorers as they defeated Clarence Coast 32 – 10 in Round Ten.

    In total in the 2020 Group One U15 regular season competition Reshawn Anderson scored sixty six points from nine matches, made up of thirteen tries (144% strike rate) and seven conversions.

    Reshawn Anderson started in the front row in the 2020 Group One U15 Grand Final against Casino RSM and was named Player of the Match in Ballina’s 28 - 10 victory with Reshawn Anderson one of the Seagulls try scorers.

    In Round Ten of the Group One competition, being the final regular season round, Reshawn Anderson made his U16.5 debut off the bench as Ballina went down 28 – 17 to the Clarence Coast Magpies. Reshawn Anderson the following week was on the bench for Ballina in the 2020 Group One U16.5 Grand Final against the Clarence Coast Magpies.

    In 2020 Reshawn Anderson also spent some time playing club rugby in the U15 Far North Coast Junior Rugby competition for Wollongbar Alstonville with his first match being in Round Four when he came off the bench against the Lennox Head Trojans.

    In Round Five against Grafton Reshawn Anderson came off the bench once again and scored a hat trick as Wollongbar Alstonville defeated the Grafton Redmen 69 – 10. Reshawn Anderson added a further try after coming from the bench in a Monday night Round Six fixture against Casuarina Beach.

    Round Seven of the Far North Coast junior rugby 2020 competition saw Reshawn Anderson make his first start when he started in the front row for Wollongbar Alstonville as they recorded a 101 – 0 win against the Brunswick Billygoats. Reshawn Anderson also started in the front row in Round Eight against Lismore.

    After initially being named to start on the bench in Round Nine, Reshawn Anderson started at No. 8 and scored one of his team’s two tries as Wollongbar Alstonville went down 15 – 12 to the Lennox Head Trojans.

    Reshawn Anderson also started at No. 8 in Round Ten and scored a double as Wollongbar Alstonville defeated the Grafton Redmen 47 – 0.

    The Goal kicking front rower Reshawn Anderson started his 2019 campaign in impressive fashion scoring two tries and kicking a conversion for Ballina as they defeated Casino RSM 54 – 4 in Round Two in the Group One U14 competition, Ballina had a Round One bye.

    In Round Three Reshawn Anderson continued his impressive form scoring a try and kicking two conversions as Ballina defeated Clarence Coast 44 – 8. Reshawn Anderson also scored a Round Six double against Lismore Marist Brothers. In Round Twelve against Grafton Reshawn Anderson added a try and a goal to his season’s points tally.

    Reshawn Anderson had a huge Round Thirteen match against Lismore Marist Brothers scoring three tries and kicking three goals to finish the match with eighteen points.

    In total in the 2019 Group One U14 regular season competition Reshawn Anderson played in eight matches for Ballina scoring sixty two points from nine tries (113% strike rate) and thirteen goals to average just under eight points per game.

    In Week One of the Finals series, Reshawn Anderson scored as Ballina progressed on the back of a 34 – 6 win over South Grafton and was also a member of the Grand Final winning side and fact was named the Player of the Match in the Grand Final and deservedly so after scoring two tries in the Permiership victory.

    Reshawn Anderson’s first Grand Final try came when he received a long cut out pass whilst he was operating on the left side of the field. When he received the ball Reshawn Anderson immediately stepped off his right foot to gain separation from the South Grafton defender looking to come out of the line and he beat that defender Reshawn Anderson was able to run the remaining five metres to score.

    Reshawn Anderson’s second try of the Grand Final was as a result of his strength and power. After getting the ball ten metres out from the line, Reshawn Anderson shrugged off the first defender looking to take him high and then he rumbled through three defenders adjacent to the right upright.

    Reshawn Anderson also recorded a try assist in the Grand Final when after a great run in the first half, Reshawn Anderson produced an outstanding right arm offload to his left to put Key Cooper away to score next to the goal posts on the left side of the field.

    Post the Grand Final Reshawn Anderson’s Group One U14 Ballina side was named Team of the Group One Junior Rugby League competition for their unbeaten season. On an individual level Reshawn Anderson was also named 2019 Group One U14 Representative Player of the Year.

    Reshawn Anderson in 2019 also played two matches in the Group One U15 competition, making his debut against Casino RSM and scored his first try in that competition in Round Thirteen against Lismore Marist Brothers.

    Reshawn Anderson was named in the front row for the Group One U14 Taipans for the New South Wales Country Age Championships that were held in Port Macquarie in late September. In Group One’s first qualifying match Reshawn Anderson kicked two conversions as Group One drew 14 all with Newcastle and added a try and a conversion in Group One’s Northern Cup semi-final.

    In early in October Reshawn Anderson was part of a Titans U14/15 NRRRL side that went down 32 – 10 to the Titans U14 Gold Coast/Brisbane Academy side in a development match at Tweed Heads a match for me at least Reshawn Anderson was one of the NRRRL sides best.

    Reshawn Anderson also represented Ballina Coast High School in multiple school boy competitions in 2019 including being part of the Ballina Coast High School side that won the 2019 U15 Titans Cup when they won all four of their matches on the day.

    Ballina Coast’s wins were against Alstonville High School 11 – 10 in Round One, St Joseph’s Banora Point 20 – 4 in Round Two, Woodlawn College 12 – 6 in the semi-final and Alstonville 18 – 6 in the Grand Final.

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    The 2020 season of Titans linked Damon Coldwell.

    The outstanding young flyer kicked off his 2020 season being named in the centres for the Northern Rivers Titans U16 Andrew Johns Cup side in their Round One match at Cudgen against the Parramatta Eels however the match was cancelled due to the wet conditions prevailing that weekend in northern New South Wales.

    Damon Coldwell started in Round Two of the U16 Andrew Johns Cup at left centre against the Newcastle Knights in Ballina scoring in the second half of the Titans 28 – 22 victory. Damon Coldwell showed admirable patience to score. Five eight Travis May put in a short grubber which was bouncing around near the try line with multiple players trying to get their hands on the ball. Instead of just trying to grab it Damon Coldwell held his nerve to wait until the right moment to grab the ball and crash over five metres from the left corner post.

    Damon Coldwell also started at left centre in Round Three against the Central Coast Roosters and in Round Four against the Greater Northern Tigers scoring his second try of the season late in the Round Four match. Damon Coldwell had stayed on the left side of the field and received a long cut out pass from Northern Rivers Titans hooker Tanu Nona to score in the left corner.

    Damon Coldwell also started at left centre in the Round Five local derby against the North Coast Bulldogs scoring once again after breaking into space around forty metres out to score in the left corner. As he was heading towards the left corner, the North Coast fullback was coming across Damon Coldwell straightened up slightly to hold the fullback in place before veering back to his left to score in the left corner with the North Coast fullback clutching at thin air.

    For the 2020 Group One U16.5 competition Damon Coldwell moved to the Ballina Seagulls and started at five eight in Round One as the Seagulls defeated Casino RSM. Damon Coldwell moved to left centre for Round Three and made the most of the move, scoring a double as Ballina defeated Clarence Coast 18 – 12.

    Damon Coldwell added a further double in Round Four when he started at left centre as Ballina defeated Kyogle 38 – 10. Starting at left centre in Round Five, Damon Coldwell added a further try as Ballina defeated Clarence Coast.

    Starting at right centre in Round Six saw Coldwell add a hat trick to his impressive 2020 season as Ballina defeated the Kyogle Turkeys 38 – 22. In Round Seven Damon Coldwell made the most of coming off the bench, scoring a double in a big 58 – 24 win over Casino RSM.

    In Round Eight of the Group One U16.5 competition Damon Coldwell was back in the Ballina starting side at fullback and contributed a double to the Seagulls 38 – 0 victory over Casino RSM. Damon Coldwell moved to five eight for Round Nine as Ballina defeated Casino RSM 36 – 10. In Round Ten Damon Coldwell was back in the centres as Ballina went down 28 – 17 to the Clarence Coast Magpies.

    In total in the 2020 Group One U16.5 regular season competition Damon Coldwell scored twelve tries from eight matches to finish with a 150% strike rate.

    Damon Coldwell started in the centres in the 2020 Group One U16.5 Grand Final against the Clarence Coast Magpies scoring a hat trick as Ballina went down by two points in a tight encounter 28 - 26.

    A number of Damon Coldwell’s 2020 Group One U16.5 tries are described below to give people a sense of the strength, speed, power and tactical sense that Damon Coldwell possesses.

    Against the Kyogle Turkeys whilst playing left centre, Damon Coldwell came back underneath his five eight around ten metres out from the line. Stepping off his left foot to beat the first Turkey’s defender who had stopped when the ball came back inside. Damon Coldwell then stepped off his right foot to straighten his run and then powered over to put the ball down under the goal posts.

    Against the Clarence Coast Magpies, Damon Coldwell’s effort to chase through a Ballina bomb was rewarded when he was on hand to retrieve the ball when it was dropped by the fullback. Damon Coldwell was in fact dragged down two metres short of the line but was able to break free of the defender before he hit the ground, thus Damon Coldwell was able to legitimately get to his feet and bring the ball around to score under the posts.

    Damon Coldwell got into dummy half against Clarence Coast around a metre out from the try line and even though the Magpies defence know that he was going to got for the line, when Damon Coldwell charged out of dummy half to the right of the play the ball, the two defenders had no chance to stop him.

    Also against Clarence Coast, Damon Coldwell chased through a grubber kick and beat the defenders to the ball, diving on the ball fifteen metres in from the left corner post.

    Against Casino RSM, whilst playing left centre Damon Coldwell was on the end of a Ballina backline movement when he scored possibly the easiest try of his career when he received the ball a metre out in a lot of space to score in the left corner.

    Showcasing his ability to play on both sides of the field, Damon Coldwell was playing right centre against Casino RSM when he chased through a short attacking kick to get to the ball first to score five metres in from the right corner post.

    In a match against Clarence Coast whilst playing left centre, Damon Coldwell cut inside to receive the ball behind his five eight running directly through the centre of the Magpies ruck before using his speed to veer to his left around the fullback to score untouched from forty metres out.

    Once again playing left centre, Damon Coldwell received a long cut out pass five metres out from the line and engaged the Kyogle Turkeys right winger who tries to tackle him front one. After shrugging off the defender, Damon Coldwell pushed to the outside to score with centremetres to spare in the left corner.

    Damon Coldwell once again against Casino RSM when he backed out a break down the left, receiving the ball around ten metres out from the line and he did well to hold his balance as he was hit by the Casino RSM fullback just as he was putting the ball down in the left corner.

    Whilst playing fullback in Round Eight against Casino RSM, Damon Coldwell moved into dummy half with the play the ball two metres out from the line. Damon Coldwell ran down a left side blind side, dummying to his outside to draw the defenders to his support runners and then Damon Coldwell had an easy run to score.

    Also in Round Eight, Damon Coldwell was all over the field and was on the right touch line when he followed through a winding run by the Ballina left second rower to take the off load to jog eight metres to score ten metres in from the right corner post.

    Damon Coldwell showed his spatial awareness when he scored in the left corner against Clarence Coast. As Ballina were throwing the ball in his direction, Damon Coldwell positioned himself outside the Magpies last defender and once he got the ball Damon Coldwell accelerated away to score in the left corner.

    Once again against Clarence Coast, Damon Coldwell showcased his good hands, when he held onto a difficult off load he got from his right and very close to him (he was playing left centre) to dive over from close range.

    As he did on a number of occasions in 2020 Damon Coldwell once again was on hand to easily score from the left centre position when he followed thorugh a grubber kick from William James against the Kyogle Turkeys.

    Damon Coldwell scored an outstanding power based try against Clarence Coast. Damon Coldwell mis-timed his cut back run, eventually receiving the ball when he was stationary around ten metres out from the Magpies line. Damon Coldwell engaged the defensive line around five metrs out and even when he appeared to be held close to the line, just kept fighting the tackle until he was able to push over close to the left upright.

    In a Round Seven match against Casino RSM Damon Coldwell’s quick hands were once again on display when he plucked a hard long pass out of the air when it looked like it was going to sail a long way over his head to then run six metres to score out wide on the right.

    A hard straight crash line from Damon Coldwell whilst palying left centre resulted in another Damon Coldwell try when he ran through the outstretched arms of a Kyogle Turkey’s defender from about eight metres out.

    Also against Kyogle, as he did on more than one occasion in the 2020 Group One U16.5 competition, Damon Coldwell was on hand to beat the Turkeys defenders to the ball when he followed through a William James grubber kick that was directed to the Ballina left side attack.

    From the above descriptions it would seem that Damon Coldwell is purely a try scorer but that is not the case, with the best example of that being in Round One against Casino RSM when Damon Coldwell played the entire match at five eight. From five eight, where he operated on the left side of the field, Damon Coldwell recorded two try assists when he took the ball to the line before sending flat passes to his left to support runners.

    That same match saw Damon Coldwell also forced two goal line frop outs, when precise kicks of his could not be brought out of their own ingoal by the Casino RSM fullback. Impressively one kick was a short chip kick and the other a longer kick from thirty odd metres out that pulled up perfectly in the in goal.

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    The 2019 and 2020 seasons for Titans linked Kye Cooper.

    Kye Cooper’s first 2020 hit out came for one of the three Titans U15 sides that played round robin matches against each other in mid- February 2020 at Burleigh’s Pizzey Park spending the majority of his time on the field in his two matches at five eight. Kye Cooper’s team won both of their matches in the series of round robin matches.

    When community rugby league restarted in July 2020 Kye Cooper played once again for the Ballina Seagulls in the Group One competition, this season in the U16.5 competition and in Round One in a 16 – 14 loss against Casino RSM Kye Cooper started in the left second row position.

    Kye Cooper moved to five eight for Round Two and scored as Ballina defeated South Grafton 28 – 0. Kye Cooper continued at five eight in Round Three and scored once again as Ballina defeated Clarence Coast 18 – 12. Kye Cooper also kicked three goals in the match to finish with a ten point haul.

    Kye Cooper started at lock in Round Four against Kyogle scoring once again as Ballina defeated the Turkeys 28 – 6. In Round Six Kye Cooper was back at five eight and kicked a conversion as Ballina defeated Grafton 32 – 22. Kye Cooper also started at five eight in Round Seven as Ballina defeated Casino RSM 32 – 0.

    Kye Cooper continued at five eight in Round Nine and scored one of Ballina’s tries as they defeated South Grafton 38 – 14. Kye Cooper also started at five eight and was one of the Seagulls try scorers as they defeated Clarence Coast 32 – 10.

    In total in the 2020 Group One U15 regular season competition Kye Cooper scored twenty eight points from eight matches, made up of five tries and four conversions.

    Kye Cooper started at five eight in the 2020 Group One U15 Grand Final against Casino RSM and was close to the best player on the field, scoring two tries and kicking two goals as Ballina defeated Casino RSM 28 – 10 to become 2020 Premiers..

    In Round Ten of the Group One competition, being the final regular season round, Kye Cooper made his U16.5 debut off the bench as Ballina went down 28 – 17 to the Clarence Coast Magpies.

    Kye Cooper also played rugby in 2020, playing the opening three matches of the Far North Coast U15 Junior Rugby competition at inside centre (No. 12) for the Lennox Head Trojans. In Round One against Casurina Beach Kye Cooper scored a double, also scored in Round Two against the Brunswick Billygoats and then added another double against the Grafton Redmen in Round Three.

    In Round Five of the U15 Far North Coast Junior Rugby competition Kye Cooper started at inside centre (No. 12) and was amongst the Lennox Head try scorers in their match against Lismore. Kye Cooper once again started at inside centre in Round Six against Casuaina Beach scoring a double for the Trojans in their victory.

    In Round Eight Kye Cooper also started at No. 12 (inside centre) for the Trojans as they defeated the Grafton Redmen with Kye Cooper scoring three tries in the big 64 – 0 win. Kye Cooper added a further try in Round Nine when he once again started at inside centre in a tight 15 – 12 win over Wollongbar Alstonville.

    Late in 2019 Kye Cooper played for a Titans U14/U15 NRRRL Invitational side against a Titans U14 Gold Coast/Brisbane side at Piggabeen starting the match at five eight with the result being that the NRRRL side went down 32 - 10.

    Kye Cooper started the 2019 Group One U14 competition off in outstanding fashion scoring two tries and kicking two goals for a game haul of twelve for Ballina in their 34 – 6 victory in Round One against the South Grafton Rebels.

    Kye Cooper was on fire once again in Round Two scoring five tries and kicking two conversions as Ballina defeated Casino RSM 54 – 4.

    Kye Cooper continued his try scoring feats in Round Three scoring a double as Ballina defeated Clarence Coast 44 – 8.

    In Round Five against Lismore Marist Brothers Kye Cooper finished with an individual point’s tally of twelve from two tries and two goals in a big win against Lismore Marist Brothers.

    Round Seven saw Kye Cooper continue to add points to his season tally when he kicked two conversions in a 38 – 0 win over Kyogle.

    In Round Ten against Casino RSM Kye Cooper continued his outstanding season by scoring a hat trick and kicking two goals.

    Round Twelve against Grafton saw Kye Cooper add two tries and three goals to his already impressive 2019 points tally.

    Kye Cooper added a hat trick and four goals in finish the Round Thirteen match against Lismore Marist Brothers with an individual point’s tally of twenty.

    In total in the Group One U14 regular season Kye Cooper scored 112 points from nine regular season matches, from nineteen tries and eighteen goals. Kye Cooper’s 2019 try scoring strike rate was 211% and Kye Cooper averaged just under 12.5 points per game.

    A try that Kye Cooper scored against Marist Brothers Lismore highlighted the exceptional skill set that Kye Cooper possesses. Kye Cooper received the ball on the half way mark on the left side of the field and stepped to his outside to get around the compressed Turkeys defensive line and then he used his speed to outpace the cover defence down the left touch line before beating the fullback with a right arm fend.

    In Round One of the 2019 Group One U14 Finals series, Kye Cooper scored a try and kicked five goals as Ballina defeated South Grafton 40 – 6 and was also a member of the Ballina side that won the Grand Final with Kye Cooper once again prominent, starting the Grand Final at half back.

    Kye Cooper was one of the best players on the field in the Grand Final scoring two tries and also setting up four others in a confident and assured display.

    Kye Coopers first try of the 2019 Group One U14 Grand Final came when he backed up a strong run from Reshawn Anderson and after his received a great one armed off-load from Reshwn Anderson, Kye Copper was able to score just to the left of the uprights.

    Kye Cooper scored his second try of the Grand Final when he ran the ball down a short blind side on the right side of the field ten metres out, before stepping off his left foot and diving over with a Rebels defender hanging off him.

    As noted above Kye Cooper also had four try assists in the Grand Final with the first coming when he put in a kick from a Ballina tap kick on the half way mark. IT must have been a set play as fullback Lachlan Offley flew downfield and got a perfect bounce to score in the left corner.

    Kye Cooper recorded his second try assist of the Grand Final when he threw a long cut out pass to his left to find front rower Reshawn Anderson who stepped inside the first defender to score. Kye Cooper’s third try assist came when he put his left winger over after a supurb winding run by Kye Cooper left multiple defenders in his wake. Kye Cooper’s final Grand Final try assist occurred when Kye Cooper took the ball into the line before popping a short ball to his left for fullback Lachlan Offley to fly through a gap to score.

    Post the Grand Final Kye Cooper’s Group One U14 Ballina side was named team of the Group One Junior Rugby League competition for their unbeaten season. On an individual level Kye Cooper was named Group One U14 Player of the Season to put an exclamation mark on an oustaanding 2019 rugby league season.

    Kye Cooper made his Group One U15 debut in Round Thirteen against Lismore Marist (he had scored twenty points in the preceding U14 match) kicking a late conversion in a 32 – 18 Ballina victory.

    The St Johns College Woodlawn student was selected in the 2019 New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) Lismore Diocese U15 side for their for the NSW CCC selection trials that were held in Sydney commencing 25 May, very impressive for a 14 year old.

    The result was that Kye Cooper was selected in the New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges U15 Country side.

    Kye Cooper was named at five eight for the 2019 Group One U14 Taipans representative side for the New South Wales Country Age Championships that were held in Port Macquarie in late September and kicked a conversion in Group One’s 26 – 10 Northern Cup Final loss to Central Coast.

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    Mdrew I’ve noticed a few of our JTS players signing extensions in the last week or so. Do you know if any will be added as development players for next year?
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    Sorry mate, I am not sure, I will try to find out.

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    Mdrew I’ve noticed a few of our JTS players signing extensions in the last week or so. Do you know if any will be added as development players for next year?

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    Great to see Titans resign Josiah Pahulu for an additional three years.


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