2010 National Youth Competition (rugby league) season
|2010 National Youth Competition|
|Premiers||New Zealand (1st title)|
|Minor premiers||South Sydney (1st title)|
|Points scored||10734 (total)
53.403 (per match)
|Top point scorer(s)||Aiden Sezer 281|
|Top try scorer(s)||Drury Low 22|
The 2010 National Youth Competition was the third season of the competition. The Competition, known as the Toyota Cup for sponsorship purposes was solely for under-20 players. The draw and structure of the competition mirrors that of its first grade counterpart, the National Rugby League.
- 1 Season summary
- 2 Ladder
- 3 Finals Series
- 4 Player Statistics
- 5 Club statistics
- 6 Awards
- 7 References
- 8 External links
- Teams highlighted in green indicates that they have qualified for the top 8 playoffs.
|Qualifying Finals||Semi Finals||Preliminary Finals||Grand Final|
|2||New Zealand||25||4W||North Queensland||18||Canberra||18|
|Date and Time||Venue||Referee|
|Gold Coast Titans||22 - 24||South Sydney Rabbitohs||10 September 2010, 5:30pm||Skilled Park||Chris Butler|
|North Queensland Cowboys||46 - 12||Sydney Roosters||11 September 2010, 4:15pm||Sydney Football Stadium||Gavin Reynolds|
|Canterbury Bulldogs||54 - 18||Canberra Raiders||11 September 2010, 6:15pm||CUA Stadium||Adam Devcich|
|New Zealand Warriors||25 - 22||Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles||12 September 2010, 1:45pm||WIN Jubilee Oval||Gavin Morris|
|North Queensland Cowboys||18 - 22||Canberra Raiders||17 September 2010, 5:15pm||Canberra Stadium||Gavin Reynolds|
|Canterbury Bulldogs||24 - 22||Sydney Roosters||18 September 2010, 5:15pm||Sydney Football Stadium||Adam Devcich|
|New Zealand Warriors||23 - 16||Canterbury Bulldogs||24 September 2010, 5:15pm||Suncorp Stadium||Gavin Reynolds|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||64 - 18||Canberra Raiders||25 September 2010, 5:15pm||ANZ Stadium||Gavin Morris|
|South Sydney Rabbitohs||28 - 42||New Zealand Warriors||3 October 2010, 2:15pm||ANZ Stadium||Gavin Reynolds|
Three second-half tries in 10 minutes helped the Warriors run all over the Rabbits in Sydney.
After holding a slender 12-10 lead at the break, the Warriors turned on the after-burners with halfback Shaun Johnson leading the charge through an impressive kicking and running display.
Though for the first seven minutes after kick off it was a different story, with Souths’ halfback Adam Reynolds getting an early 40/20 and showing his chipping and kicking skills to force the Warriors to line drop out early.
But, despite the early pressure from the Rabbitohs, the Warriors taught them a lesson on how to turn pressure into points and they did so with their first foray into opposition territory.
A Shaun Johnson in-goal grubber was unable to be controlled by South’s fullback Malcolm Webster and Elijah Taylor was first on the scene to slap a hand on it. Johnson converted for the Warriors to lead 6-0.
Within seconds, Shaun Johnson was the architect of the Warriors second try, running the ball and offloading with an over-the-top pass for Siuatonga Likiliki to get his 19th try of the season. Johnson converted off the post from wide out for a 12-0 lead.
The Rabbitohs had their chances, held up within the first few minutes of the match and going close but for a knock on in the 20th minute, but struggled to adapt with the big warriors pack able to get 60 metres each set, skillfully followed up by the excellent kicking games of Shaun Johnson and five-eight Carlos Tuimavave.
But the big pack and wide men were caught out in the 27th minute. Souths had a scrum 70 metres out and Reynolds let loose with a kick for his speedsters to chase. Souths 17-year-old flyer James Roberts left all in his dust, nudged it over the line with his foot and fell on the pill. Reynolds converted for 12-6.
The Warriors suddenly looked rattled, kicking out on the full to hand over possession and Souths rubbed salt in a wound when Matt Mundine gave Taioalo Vaivai the space needed to stretch out and score. The conversion missed and the Warriors had a two point lead, 12-10.
Ten minutes into the second half the Warriors took advantage of a weak Rabbitoh’s blindside defence. A Shaun Johnson grubber ended up under the hand of Elijah Taylor for the stand-in captain to score his second try and the kick taking his side out to 18-10.
Two minutes later, Siuatonga Likiliki showed his class to bump off six would-be tacklers, offload to fullback Glen Fisiiahi who stepped inside to score. Johnson kept his perfect record intact and converted again for 24-10.
Then the floodgates opened – if they hadn’t already.
Shaun Johnson, the classiest on the park along with Jack Gibson medal winner, Carlos Tuimavave, chipped and regathered then flung the ball out from underneath him to the man-mountain that is Sam Lousi to score. Johnson converted for a 30-10 score line.
Half-Time: New Zealand 12-10
Jack Gibson Medal: Carlos Tuimavave
Leading try scorers
|Top 10 try scorers|
|2=||Glen Fisiiahi||20||New Zealand|
|2=||Siuatonga Likiliki||20||New Zealand|
|5||Taioalo Vaivai||19||South Sydney|
|6=||Ryan Tongia||18||Gold Coast|
|6=||Wayne Ulugia||18||North Queensland|
|8=||Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa||17||St. George Illawarra|
|10=||James Segeyaro||16||North Queensland|
Most tries in a game
|Top 5 most tries in a game|
|1=||Nathan Gardner||Cronulla||South Sydney||3||4|
|1=||James Roberts||South Sydney||Canberra||PF||4|
|1=||Omar Slaimankhel||New Zealand||Manly-Warringah||24||4|
|1=||Ryan Tongia||Gold Coast||Manly-Warringah||14||4|
|1=||Taioalo Vaivai||South Sydney||Canterbury||4||4|
Leading point scorers
|Top 10 overall point scorers|
|2||Adam Reynolds||South Sydney||13||108||-||268|
|4||Kyle Feldt||North Queensland||15||86||-||232|
|8||Jordan Rankin||Gold Coast||6||74||1||173|
|9||Shaun Johnson||New Zealand||7||69||5||171|
|10||Jake Mullaney||Wests Tigers||13||50||-||152|
Most points in a game
|Top 5 most points in a game|
|1=||Adam Reynolds||South Sydney||Canberra||PF||1||10||24|
|4=||Beau Henry||St. George Illawarra||Melbourne||4||2||7||22|
|4=||Jake Mullaney||Wests Tigers||Canberra||4||3||5||22|
|4=||Jake Mullaney||Wests Tigers||Penrith||7||2||7||22|
|4=||Brad Murray||Sydney||St. George Illawarra||7||1||9||22|
Leading goal scorers
|Top 10 goal scorers|
|2||Adam Reynolds||108||South Sydney|
|5||Kyle Feldt||86||North Queensland|
|6||Jordan Rankin||74||Gold Coast|
|8||Shaun Johnson||69||New Zealand|
Most goals in a game
|Top 5 most goals in a game|
|1=||Adam Reynolds||South Sydney||Canberra||PF||10|
|3||Brad Murray||Sydney||St. George Illawarra||7||9|
|4=||Jake Mullaney||Wests Tigers||Parramatta||3||8|
|4=||Jordan Rankin||Gold Coast||Canberra||13||8|
|4=||Adam Reynolds||South Sydney||Melbourne||16||8|
Leading field goal scorers
|Top 10 field goal scorers|
|1||Shaun Johnson||New Zealand||5|
|2=||Matt Mundine||South Sydney||3|
|Top 10 biggest winning margins|
|Pos||Winning Team||Losing Team||Round||Score||Margin|
|9=||North Queensland||Gold Coast||4||48-8||40|
|Winning streak still active|
|Top 5 longest winning streaks|
|Pos||Team||First Win||Round||Last Win||Round||Games Won|
|1=||New Zealand||28-26 vs Newcastle||23||Current Streak||-||7|
|1=||South Sydney||16-14 vs Wests Tigers||22||64-18 vs Canberra||PF||7|
|1=||Wests Tigers||56-24 vs Parramatta||3||24-13 vs South Sydney||10||7|
|4=||Canterbury||30-26 vs Manly-Warringah||16||25-12 vs South Sydney||21||6|
|4=||Canterbury||60-18 vs Canberra||23||24-22 vs Sydney||SF||6|
|4=||Gold Coast||52-24 vs Canberra||13||36-30 vs Brisbane||19||6|
|4=||New Zealand||18-10 vs Sydney||16||30-14 vs Gold Coast||21||6|
- QF = Qualifying Finals
- SF = Semi Finals
- PF = Preliminary Finals
- GF = Grand Final
|Losing streak still active|
|Top 5 longest losing streaks|
|Pos||Team||First Loss||Round||Last Loss||Round||Games Lost|
|1||Parramatta||16-32 vs Manly-Warringah||2||20-34 vs Newcastle||15||12|
|2||Penrith||10-38 vs New Zealand||18||40-48 vs Canterbury||25||8|
|3=||Brisbane||28-36 vs South Sydney||14||22-36 vs Sydney||20||7|
|3=||Parramatta||28-30 vs Canterbury||20||Current Streak||-||7|
|5=||Melbourne||18-42 vs Manly-Warringah||6||16-46 vs Canterbury||12||6|
|5=||Penrith||5-38 vs North Queensland||2||16-42 vs Wests Tigers||7||6|
- QF = Qualifying Finals
- SF = Semi Finals
- PF = Preliminary Finals
- GF = Grand Final
Player of the Year
The winner of the award is decided by the most number of votes during the year as decided by the referee of each game on a 3-2-1 basis for each game played throughout the regular season.
Team Of The Year
Voted on by the 16 Toyota Cup coaches, with the players with the highest votes in each position selected.
|2010 Team Of The Year|
|2||Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa||St. George Illawarra|
|3||Dylan Farrell||South Sydney|
|4||Siuatonga Likiliki||New Zealand|
|5||Josh Mansour||South Sydney|
|9||James Segeyaro||North Queensland|
|11||Ryan James||Gold Coast|
|16||Matt Hyland||Wests Tigers|
- "Junior Warriors win Toyota Cup grand final". 3News. Retrieved 2010-10-04.
- NRL.com - Official site of the NYC, National Youth Competition