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Blacktown Workers go down to Jets in trial

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles lost 26-20 to Newtown Jets at Henson Park today in a Canterbury Cup trial.

The Sea Eagles opened the scoring in the 12th minute when winger Pio Nakubwia dived over in the left corner to finish off a nice backline play. Half-back Alex Seve failed to convert the try from the sideline.

A quick tap from hooker Joey Tramointana saw Michael Tupou crash over from close range in the 19th minute. Seve converted for a 10-0 lead.

The Sea Eagles went to a 14-0 lead in the 22nd minute when second-rower Tyler Cassel burrowed his way over the line. Seve missed the conversion attempt from out wide.

Cassel almost grabbed a double inside the final minute before half-time but failed to ground the ball cleanly in-goal from a grubber kick for a 14-0 lead at the break.

Six minutes after half-time, the Jets got on the board when prop Wes Lolo crashed over next to the posts. Centre Addison Demetriou converted for a 14-6 scoreline.

A charging run and sheer strength by forward Denzel Tonise saw him score next to the posts. Seve converted for a 20-6 lead with 24 minutes remaining.

A minute later, Lolo fumbled the ball in-goal in trying to ground it from a grubber kick.

The Jets hit back when forward Monty Raper pounced on a grubber kick to score next to the posts. Jonah Ngaronoa converted the try to leave Newtown trailing 20-12 with 17 minutes remaining.

Newtown were in again seven minutes later when Brock Gray crashed over out wide for a 20-16 scoreline.

The Jets drew level when Henry Patterson raced away to score under the posts. Ngaronoa converted to give the Jets a 22-20 lead with three minutes remaining.

Newtown secured victory when winger Lorenzo Mulitalo scored in the right corner inside the final minute for the 26-20 scoreline.

Sea Eagles team

1 Blake Clayton, 2 Pio Nakubuwia, 3 Semisi Kioa, 4 Ronny Palumbo, 5 Kenneth Koro, 22 Michael Tupou, 7 Alex Seve, 8 Ben Nakubuwia,23 Joey Tramointana, 10 Andy Saunders, 11 Tyler Cassel, 12 Samuel Radovuv, 13 Mitchell Butfield; interchange 14 Brodie Christopheron, 15 Matthew Hammond, 16 FJ Mauala,17 Jack Hayson, 18 Topiese Taufa, 19 Tyran Ott, 24 Denzel Tonise

Photos: Jordon Ovington


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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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