A HOST of the South Coast’s top juniors have been named in their respective Illawarra Steelers sides for their round one clashes this weekend.
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Three of Group Seven’s top prospects have been named in the Illawarra Steelers SG Ball side to take on the Western Suburbs Magpies.
Milton-Ulladulla’s Tarje Whitford has been named to start at five-eighth. while Warilla-Lake South’s Blake Dowel (second-row) and Samuel Hooper (interchange) are also in the squad – which is coached by Matt O’Brien (Kiama) and Jono Dalls (Jamberoo).
The match, kicking-off at 5.15pm Saturday, will be played as a curtain-raiser to the Hull FC vs Wigan English Super League clash at WIN Stadium.
Group Seven will also be represented in the Steelers Harold Mattews squad, with Riley Wooden (Milton-Ulladulla), Joshua Coric (Albion Park-Oak Flats), Harley Nizza (Albion Park-Oak Flats) and Cooper Tunbridge (Albion Park-Oak Flats) all named in the round one squad to take on the Wetsern Suburbs Magpies at Ron Costello Oval from 11.30am on Saturday.
In the Tarsha Gale (under 18s) women’s Steelers side, Group Seven will be represented by Rhiannon Brown (Bomaderry), Dakotah Mannering (Bomaderry) and Hannah England (Batemans Bay/Milton-Ulladulla) – when they battle the Parramatta Eels from 10am at Ron Costello Oval.
Steelers SG Ball squad: 1. Jack Wash, 2. Kane Ball, Aaron Schoupp, 3. Mathew Feagai, 5. Tyrone Harding, 6. Tarje Whitford, 7. Jayden Sullivan, 8. Shalom O’Ofou, 9. Connor Muhleisen ©, 11. Blake Dowel, 12. Hudson Spicer, 13. Jalal Bazzaz, 14. Samuel Hooper, 16. Dylan Lucas, 17. Ben Fulton, 18. Zach Herring, 19. Bailey Antrobus, 20. Sean Payne and 21. Joseph Dickson.
Steelers Harold Matthews squad: 1. Tyrell Sloan, 2. Brandon Morkos, 3. Cooper Tunbridge, 4. Phoenix Vetenibua-Finnerty, 5. Jordan Karakousis, 6. Talatau Amone ©, 7. Tyrone Roberts, 8. Trent Griffths ©, 9. Riley Wooden, 10. Joshua Coric, 11. Jackson Shereb, 12. Fletcher Blackett, 13. Toby Boothroyd, 14. Jhet Steyger, 15. Clive Brett, 16. Tearana Temaari, 17. Declan Manago, 20. Drever Burdis and 21. Harley Nizza.
Steelers Tarsha Gale squad: 1. Lilly-Rose Bennett, 2. Mikayla Kidd, 3. Abby Holmes, Rhiannon Brown, 7. Leanne Jackson, 8. Hannah England, 9. Keely Davis, 10. Emily Andrews, 13. Maddison Weatherall, 14. Dakotah Mannering, 15, Eleni AMone, 16. Hannah Byron, 18. Taneisha Roberts, 19. Briearn Skeates and 20. Colby Heron.
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