Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Catching the coach's eye

PRESS RELEASE

March 12, 2014

Catching the coach's eye

Hooker Isaac Luke, and second-rowers Alex Glenn and Jason Taumalolo have grabbed the attention of NZ Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney through the 2014 NRL’s opening round.

With less than two months before the year’s first international assignment – the Anzac Test in Sydney on May 2 – Kearney will be keeping a close watch on the form of his players and highlighting standout performances each week.

“I thought there were some great performances all across the weekend,” reflects the Broncos assistant coach.

“The boys at Melbourne were terrific in that Storm comeback, while Jason Taumalolo and Antonio Winterstein played really well for the Cowboys.”

But the three that really caught Kearney’s eye were:

Issac Luke (South Sydney Rabbitohs v Sydney Roosters)

“I thought his performance on Thursday night was our performance of the week.

“Issac was probably the best player on the park and although Greg Inglis got three tries, Issac did a lot of the leg work defensively.”

Alex Glenn (Brisbane Broncos v Canterbury Bulldogs)

“Alex is obviously one of our boys at Brisbane and had a really big game for us on Friday night.

“He had 20-something carries for close to 200 metres and defensively, I thought he came up with some really big tackles.”

Jason Taumalolo (North Queensland Cowboys v Canberra Raiders)

“Jason made a really big difference on Saturday, with his powerful running and playing for 80 minutes.

“His combination with Johnathan Thurston is going to be a real test for us at the Broncos when we face them this week.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news