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Colts Player Profile
2019 Colts Recruit, Harry Flaherty
Harry Flaherty – Lock
Standing at 6’11, the big lock joined the Northern Suburbs Colts program following a successful year with the Barker College 1st XV in 2018.
Following selection in the Combined States team for the Australian Schoolboys Championships, Harry chose to join Norths off the back of what he perceived to be the best club culture and where he would develop his rugby.
While playing colts at Norths, Harry also studies a bachelor of Mathematics and Science at Sydney University.
For Harry, playing on North Sydney Oval will be a homecoming of sorts following on from when his father played for the North Sydney Bears “Back in the Day”.
“Currently the best thing is the competition for selection each week, everybody continuously pushing to be better each week. It’s enjoyable and brings the best out in everybody.”
Colts are back in action for their first home game.
Round 3 v Eastwood @ Bon Andrews Oval. Saturday, April 20th.
Colts Parents Day.
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Round 3 | Northern Suburbs v Eastwood
Grade @ TG Milner
|Round 3 v Eastwood – Saturday, April 20th, 2019 @ TG Milner|
|1st Grade – 3:00pm||2nd Grade – 1:25pm||3rd Grade – 12noon||4th Grade – 10:45am|
|1||Lawrence Hunting||1||Joe Dawson||1||Blake Walsh||1||Ash Hall|
|2||Sam Kitchen||2||Oliver Stump||2||James Margan||2||James Davies|
|3||Pone Fa’amausili *||3||Dylan Santone||3||Mani Mataia||3||Tyler Key|
|4||Hamish Sinclair *||4||Declan Carroll||4||Ben Martin||4||John Peck|
|5||Connor Vest||5||Harry Lind||5||Travis Gifford||5||Ollie Hannell|
|6||George Murrin||6||Hugh Taylor||6||Hugh Green||6||Oscar Doherty|
|7||Gary Bautz||7||George Miller||7||Jake Hedge||7||Tommy Evans|
|8||Hugh Sinclair (c)||8||Charlie Jeavons-Fellows||8||James Wivell||8||Oscar Doherty|
|9||Josh Noonan||9||Jack Radford||9||Manel Queiros||9||Dom Longhurst|
|10||Angus Sinclair||10||Jack Clancy||10||Mitch Magrath||10||Phil Pale|
|11||John Porch||11||Nuno Sousa Guedes||11||Alec Mcspadden||11||Patrick Nakkan|
|12||Harry Burey||12||Nic Clancy||12||Joe Williams||12||Gabriel Cooper|
|13||Jack Lindsay||13||Taulogo Lalaga||13||Daniel Heip||13||Ben Relf|
|14||Nathan Russell||14||Dom Naylor||14||Angus Windred||14||Andre Bezuidenhout|
|15||Reece Mau’u||15||Jayden Stokes||15||Ed Gregory||15||Sam Ryan|
|Res.||Ezra Luxton||Res||Connor Winchester||Res.||Ben Furby||Res.|
|Res.||Devan Stoltz||Res.||James Graham||Res.||Res.|
|Round 3 v Eastwood – Saturday, April 20th, 2019 @ Bon Andrews Oval|
|1st Colts – 3:00pm||2nd Colts – 1:35pm||3rd Colts – 12:20pm|
|1||Zane Hogan||1||Jayden Lynch||1||Will Hancock|
|2||Oliver Efkarpidis||2||Maclean Domkins||2||Alex Lynch|
|3||Jack Brewer||3||James Priest||3||Sika Amone|
|4||Harry Flaherty||4||Liam Janson||4||Oliver Andrews|
|5||Brady Dawson||5||Will Darling||5||Nick Bradley|
|6||Lachlan Dring||6||Angus Collison||6||Nick Pike|
|7||Luc Weymouth||7||Sam Maley||7||Rohan Costella|
|8||Jack Canning||8||Harry Dickens||8||Harry Langley|
|9||Pat McCormack||9||Thomas Bramley||9||Hugh Long|
|10||Junior Pale||10||Tauteau Taufa||10||Callum Fletcher|
|11||Daniel Woods||11||Thomas Nicholl||11||Jonothan O’Keef|
|12||Josh Nercessian||12||Tonga Vei||12||Jeff Swan|
|13||Seb Cameron||13||Darcy Hampton||13||Lochie Conners|
|14||Dele Lokotui||14||Tom Hodgeson||14||Nela Tuipulotu|
|15||Jesse Allen||15||Tristian Leffers||15||Lochie Andrews|
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First Grade Team Announcement
From Bon Andrews Oval to Rio and back in the Red and Black!
After last playing for Northern Suburbs in 2015, John Porch the 7’s speedster is back and it has been a long and interesting hiatus from North Sydney Oval and the 15-man game.
Since progressing from the Norths Colts program, through to 1st Grade and the Sydney Rays (NRC). It was a call up to the Aussie 7’s program and ‘surprise’ selection for the 2016 Rio Olympics Games.
“It was incredible to experience what an Olympics was like. Getting an opportunity to walk around an opening ceremony and seeing the Usain Bolts of the world, that’s something you never forget,” Porch said.
Porch will take up his familiar position on the wing when Norths meet Eastwood in Round 3 of the Intrust Super Shute Shield. A shoulder injury to regular left winger Lachie Creagh in round 1 is likely to sideline him for some time.
“I’m excited to be pulling on the Red and Black again this weekend. It’s been 4 long years in between stints but I’m super excited to get out there and see what 15’s is all about these days”.
Further injuries to regulars Richie Woolf and Sam Giltrap make for a new look backline in just Norths 2nd game. While in the forwards, Pone Fa’amausili (Prop) is set for a debut with Norths this week as he searches for some additional game time while contracted to the Melbourne Rebels. Also set for a starting debut is Hamish Sinclair after coming on from the bench a fortnight ago.
Round 3 Eastwood v Northern Suburbs @ TG Milner Oval
|1st Grade||1st Grade Caps|
|8||Hugh Sinclair ©||70|
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Who Are Our Life Members
Let us introduce you to Richard Maude
What year did you start your association with Norths?
I first came to watch Norths play in 1962 at North Sydney Oval and have been coming every year since). I was a ball boy for a few years.
What roles have you had in the club?
My football ability was pretty average, so after playing junior rugby with Lane Cove Rugby Club. I joined Norths as a team manager in 1972: 3rd grade; 1973: 2nd grade, 1973 to 1977: 1st grade manager. I was then around the club as a supporter, volunteer and doing anything required: touchie, run water, back up team manager. Since 2002 I have been the gear steward driving the gear to the games and of course a big supporter.
What year did you become a Life Member?
2015-2016 – my proudest moment with Norths.
What is your fondest memory of being involved with the club?
Simple: any premiership victory – it is just so, so hard to win one in the Shute Shield.
1975 was a great memory to be part of the first grade premiership victory, just to watch some hard, brutal contact games with big forward clashes was unbelievable!
However, my BIGGEST and BEST memory was the 2016 first grade premiership victory, to see North Sydney Oval packed that day with red and black everywhere is an image that I will never forget. To see the team play so well and to score that penalty try against Sydney Uni was just fantastic! Then to see Will Miller and Simon Cron lift the Shute Shield after 41 years was the best sight.
Off the field, Norths have always had great people involved in administration to keep the club going for 120 years.
We all have norths in our hearts.
Who was the best player you have seen play in the red and black?
Andy Stewart. A wallaby who was a fearsome backrower with relentless work rate and chase the ball all day. He was at the bottom of all rucks getting the ball, ran powerfully, tackled powerfully and just put is body on the line in all contests. A great Norths man.
What game do you play in or watch that you’ll never forget?
Any wins against Gordon in any grade – I just want to beat them all the time!
Also one club game against Manly at Manly Oval (late 70s) was one of the best games of club rugby: a fast paced, high scoring game, length of the field movements, score changing many times. I remember Dick Byers who was the ref that day said it was the best club game he had ref’ed.
Our current vision is: Better the player, better the person, better the community. If you could select one person in your history with the club, who do you believe embodied this vision.
Bon Andrews was a true legend of Norths. He dedicated his life to Norths and showed everyone how loyalty to one club is and what it means.
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with Captain, Hugh Sinclair
With preseason finally over there was a lot of excitement around the club that we were finally playing for competition points. We came through the trial period with a couple of scratchy performances and a few players missing but that didn’t affect the team morale heading into Round 1.
We were greeted to a beautiful balmy Autumn day on the Northern Beaches and a typically hostile crowd. The plan was to wear the opposition down in the first half and score the points in the second which we managed to do.
We started the game into the wind and found ourselves on our side of halfway for a fair amount of time in the first half. We managed to repel Warringah’s attack for a fair period but they crashed over in the corner for the first points of the game. We then got the ball in their half and kicked the first points of the season through Sam Giltrap. The lineout was functioning well and the scrum was figuring itself out in that first half but we couldn’t manage to hold the ball more than 5 phases which hurt us, although the opposition couldn’t either. Dave Henaway was replaced early after a subluxed shoulder which gave Hamish Sinclair his 1st grade debut.
We then managed to get back down into their half again and Sam Giltrap managed to cross the chalk for the first meat pie of the season. He converted his own try then kicked another penalty before the break to give us a 13-7 lead into oranges.
After the break we knew we had to step it up a notch and keep the crowd out of the game, Pat Tafa came on at the break and added some punch to our game. Sam Kitchen crashed over after some great maul play from the forwards to put the lead out to 20-7. Throughout the game, there were some great NTR’s (No Talent Required) which really swung the momentum in our favour throughout the game.
Not long after a scuffle in the middle of the field meant the Warringah 6 and Pat Tafa had a short break on the sideline. With 14 playing 14 the team put some phases together and Jack Lindsay found an unmarked short side to crash over. Try was converted taking it to 27-7.
By this stage we had some more players on for their debut, Connor Winchester, Jack Radford, Ben Ryan, Oliver Stump all made an impact in their first game.
Warringah hit back with a try under the posts before a try to Olly Stump sealed the result for the Shoremen. Winners 35-14.
A pleasing result from the team in Round 1 but we judge our game on performance and we were not good enough. We didn’t hold the ball well enough or execute overlaps on the edges. So back to training for the bye week before we head to TG Milner to play Eastwood in Round 3. Hope to see you there.
Hugh Sinclair, Captain.
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with Rugby Director, Chris Hall
After a successful pre-season headed up by our new Head Coach Nick Hensley, Will Eggleston (Club Attack), Sape Misa (Forwards) and Aaron Sculli (Head of Athletic Performance) the boys were given a tough assignment to head to Rat Park for Round 1.
As an insight, some of the main program focuses in the offseason have been:
- Scrum-time: Nick, Sape and Mike Reid (former Auckland Blue Prop) have done an excellent job in teaching the darker arts of the scrum and the mental approach (which I have no clue!). I’m sure the tight heads won against the Rats brought a tear to some of our old boys watching at the game.
- Strength and Conditioning: We have had 14 colts players transitioning to grade this season, which is fantastic for our depth. They have worked extremely hard in the gym to put on size (pre-Christmas) and then the conditioning component to ensure they can carry that new weight. There are some very good players coming through our program – and they’re good clubman too!
- Defence: For those there on Saturday, they would probably recognise our defensive structure and mentality has changed. It is a very aggressive way to defend, which needs a high degree of fitness from the players. The ultimate effect is the opposition feel completely ‘suffocated’ (Nick Hensley) if executed correctly.
With the ‘Bye’ set for Round 2 and up to 9 front line players either carrying niggling injuries or unavailable, Norths went in with a couple of new faces in the backline including Jack Lindsay (flyhalf from Canterbury) and Reece Mau’u at outside centre.
Nick Hensley and the coaches instructed on a clear way they wanted to play – dominate set piece via our scrum, aggressive line speed in defence and play territory to run their bigger boys around.
The masterplan worked with the Rats being bullied by our forward pack, quality game management from Jack Lindsay and some tremendous individual performances by Josh Noonan, Connor Vest, Harry Burey and Sam Giltrap. It was pleasing to see the debuts of Connor Winchester, Jack Radford, Oli Stump, Hamish Sinclair and Benny Ryan, all of whom have come through our Shoreman Development Squad during the offseason. These boys have a bright future in the Red & Black!
Still, plenty of work ons and a long road ahead however it is always pleasing to get over the Rats on their home turf.
In my next report, I will give a deeper insight into our colts and lower grades which is showing some promising signs for our future.
We hope to see you either at T.G Milner for Grade or Bon Andrews for Colts against Eastwood.
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Northern Suburbs v Eastwood
Grade @ TG Milner
Colts @ Bon Andrews Oval
Saturday, April 20th
|Northern Suburbs v Eastwood|
|Grade @ TG Miner||Colts @ Bon Andrews Oval|
|4th Grade||10:45 am||3rd Colts||12:20pm|
|3rd Grade||12noon||2nd Colts||1:35pm|
|2nd Grade||1:25pm||1st Colts||3:00pm|
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Colts Player Profile
Meet 2019 Colts recruit, Zane Hogan.
Zane Hogan – Tighthead Prop
Zane comes to Northern Suburbs having been born in Griffith, NSW where he played his junior rugby before catching the eye of the ACT Brumbies junior system.
After relocating to one of Canberra’s rugby nurseries, St Edmunds College. Zane spent 2 seasons in the 1st XV, playing multiple Brumbies age grade representative sides from U/15’s through to ACT U/18 Schools.
At the 2018 national championships, he was selected into the Australian Schoolboys team. Playing tests against New Zealand and Tonga before heading off the on the 4 week European Tour.
A current member of the NSW Gen Blue Academy, Zane loves going to work at scrum time and came to Sydney to continue his rugby development.
Colts are back in action for their first home game, Round 3 v Eastwood @ Bon Andrews Oval. Saturday, April 20th.
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Saturdays Round 1 of the Intrust Super Shute Shield brought 7 debutants to the Northern Suburbs 1st Grade team.
Head Coach, Nick Hensley taking the reins for his first game of the season proper.
Starting at Flyhalf, Jack Lindsay. New to the club in season 2019 after coming across from Christchurch, New Zealand.
From the reserves bench, Hamish Sinclair (Lock), Connor Winchester (Utility Back) and Oliver Stump (Hooker).
All three were members of the 2018 3rd Grade Premiership, all three were also recent graduates from the Norths Colts Program and current participants of the ‘Shoremen Development Squad Program’.
Also coming on from the reserves bench, Ben Ryan (Prop). Ben returns to Norths following a year away playing with Barker Old Boys. Fun fact about Ben, he is also a capped member of the Hong Kong National Rugby Leauge Team.
Jack Radford (Scrumhalf). Jack too a recent graduate from the Norths Colts Program (2018) and a current participant of the ‘Shoremen Development Squad Program’.
There is plenty to like about the next group of players coming through and a credit to the level of work put in by the players and coaches in the lower grades and colts programs.
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Round 1, Results
4th Grade – Northern Suburbs 10 def by Warringah 20
3rd Grade – Northern Suburbs 12 def by Warringah 38
2nd Grade – Northern Suburbs 14 def by Warringah 19
1st Grade – Northern Suburbs 35 def Warringah 14
Tries: Sam Giltrap, Sam Kitchen, Jack Lindsay, Oliver Stump
Goals: Sam Giltrap 3 Cons, 3 Pens
3rd Colts – Northern Suburbs 10 def by Warringah 5
2nd Grade – Northern Suburbs 19 def Warringah 12
1st Grade – Northern Suburbs 35 def by Warringah 14
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