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

 

Memorabilia: Te Papa Buys Peter Snell Singlet

Te Papa has purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics at an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Obituary: Last 28th Maori Battalion A Company Veteran Dies

Charlie Petera, the final surviving member of A-Company of the 28th Maori Battalion has died at his home in Ngataki, Northland last night surrounded by his whanau. He was 91 years old. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news