NSW Cup Round 19 Match Review vs North Sydney Bears

Ricky Newell

Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles will be looking to continue their red-hot form in their chase for a top five position at HE Laybutt Field on Sunday, July 9.

 

The Sea Eagles play the North Sydney Bears in Round 19 of the NSW Cup in the club’s only fixture this weekend. Kick-off is 3pm.

With eight rounds remaining, the seventh-placed Sea Eagles are on 20 points, four behind the third-placed Bears and just one point behind the fifth-placed Canberra. The top five teams make the finals.

Blacktown Workers head into the clash with North Sydney off the back of their biggest win of the season following a 48-6 win over the Sydney Roosters at 4 Pines Park last Sunday, eclipsing their mammoth 46-10 victory over the Parramatta Eels two weeks prior. 

Exciting young winger Clayton Faulalo continued his sensational tryscoring form this season, adding to his tally last round with a try to make it 18 tries in 15 games.

He sits four tries ahead of his nearest competitor, Junior Pauga from the Bears.

Faulalo was happy with the side’s ability to stick to their game plan and playing the full 80 minutes. 

“They (Roosters) came out firing, but we just stuck to our game plan and completed our sets. Full credit to the boys,” Faulalo said.

“It’s not really something I’m trying to do (being the leading tryscorer). I’m just at the right place at the right time, it’s for the team. Trying to get back-to-back wins, that’s where we’re struggling. The tries mean nothing if we’re not there at the end of the year.” 

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Blacktown Workers ended the undefeated run of the North Sydney Bears 36-30 in round 14 in a match that saw doubles to Jackson Ferris and Morgan Harper.

Since then, Blacktown Workers have really shown their attacking prowess under Coach Greg Boulous in the last few rounds, scoring over 40 points on two occasions to go along with four other matches where the side has scored scored 30 points or more. 

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