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Newcastle Thunder 31-26 North Wales Crusaders

Sunday 18th September 2016
KO: 17:15 - Round: Final

31-26 FT

HT: 24 6

Venue: Kingston Park, Newcastle

  • Newcastle Thunder

  • Tries
    Peter Fox 2, Dan Parker, Thomas Reudiger, Rhys Clarke,

  • Goals
    Benn Hardcastle 5,

  • Drop Goals
    Benn Hardcastle,

  • North Wales Crusaders

  • Tries
    Jack Hansen, Rob Massam, Andrew Oakden, Ryan Smith, Jonny Walker,

  • Goals
    Tommy Johnson 3,

  • Drop Goals

Line Up

Bench

Thomas
Reudiger
Ali
Blair
Dan
Parker
Joe
Brown
Peter
Fox
Lewis
Young
Benn
Hardcastle
Vincent
Rennie
Evan
Simons
Corbyn
Kilday
Harry
Aldous
Rhys
Clarke
Lee
Paterson
Aaron
Teroi
Jason
Payne
Sam
Luckley
Josh
Stoker

Bench

Tommy
Johnson
Andrew
Oakden
Simon
Atherton
Alex
Thompson
Rob
Massam
Ryan
Smith
Jack
Hansen
Jonny
Walker
Lee
Hudson
Tommy
Holland
Luke
Warburton
Stephen
Wild
Billy
Brickhill
Andy
Moulsdale
Jordan
Andrade
Kenny
Baker

Official Report / Commentary

North Wales comeback in vain as Newcastle lift Shield

Newcastle Thunder held off a spirited fightback to beat North Wales Crusaders 31-26 in the Kingstone Press League 1 Shield final.

Thunder finished seven points clear of North Wales in the table and they appeared to be cruising to victory after tries from Peter Fox (two), Dan Parker and Tom Reudiger opened up a 24-0 lead inside 27 minutes.

Jack Hansen's try gave the Crusaders a lift going into half-time and Rob Massam crossed just after the restart to reduce the deficit further.

Rhys Clarke went over to calm Newcastle nerves but their advantage was trimmed to just four points courtesy of tries from Andrew Oakden, Ryan Smith and Jonny Walker.

Benn Hardcastle's five goals were the difference between the two sides heading into the dying stages and he slotted over a drop goal two minutes from time to secure the Shield for Newcastle.

  • 77: Goal scored for Newcastle by Benn Hardcastle
  • 70: TRY! scored for North Wales Crusaders by Jonny Walker
  • 70: GOAL! scored for North Wales Crusaders by Tommy Johnson
  • 61: GOAL! scored for North Wales Crusaders by Tommy Johnson
  • 61: TRY! scored for North Wales Crusaders by Ryan Smith
  • 56: TRY! scored for North Wales Crusaders by Andrew Oakden
  • 52: GOAL! scored for Newcastle by Benn Hardcastle
  • 52: TRY! scored for Newcastle by Rhys Clarke
  • 46: TRY! scored for North Wales Crusaders by Rob Massam
  • 38: TRY! scored for North Wales Crusaders by Jack Hansen
  • 38: GOAL! scored for North Wales Crusaders by Tommy Johnson
  • 22: TRY! scored for Newcastle by Thomas Reudiger
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Newcastle by Benn Hardcastle
  • 18: GOAL! scored for Newcastle by Benn Hardcastle
  • 18: TRY! scored for Newcastle by Peter Fox
  • 15: GOAL! scored for Newcastle by Benn Hardcastle
  • 15: TRY! scored for Newcastle by Dan Parker
  • 13: TRY! scored for Newcastle by Peter Fox
  • 13: GOAL! scored for Newcastle by Benn Hardcastle
  • Head to Head

    Tries:

    Thunder 5
    Crusaders 5

    Goals:

    Thunder 5
    Crusaders 3