Back-to-back wins for Greater Northern Tigers in Round Two of the Andrew Johns Cup and Laurie Daley Cup at Scone Park

THE Greater Northern Tigers under-16 and under-18 sides have dominated round two of the 2019 CRL Country Championships.

In overcast conditions at Scone Park on Saturday, the Tigers claimed back-to-back wins against the Newcastle Knights.

The under-16s began the afternoon with an impressive 40-10 win in the Andrew Johns Cup.

Inverell's Campbell Watchirs put the team on solid footing when he scored his first of three tries.

Scone's own Sam Fechner charged home to continue the Tiger's lead.

The Knights' seemed out of luck, with two players sent to the sin bin before Fechner scored again with Farrer's Mark Simon also adding two tries to the scoreboard and Dungowan's Jordan Leota picking up a great try in the second-half.

While it was a tighter game, the Tigers still enjoyed victory in the Laurie Daley Cup later in the day with the under-18 side leading 12-8 at half time before finishing the day off with a 18-16 win.

Muswellbrook's Stephen Dengate added an impressive three tries to the scoreboard while North Tamworth's Bryden Reid and Dungowan's Sam Wentworth also picked up a try.


Andrew Johns Cup - Round 2 - Scone Park 

GREATER NORTHERN TIGERS 40 (Campbell Watchirs 3, Mark Simon 2, Sam Fechner 2, Jordan Leota tries; Daltyn McCartney 4 goals) d NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS 10 (Riley Cullen, Tobias Hatcher tries; Liam Browne goal)

Laurie Daley Cup - Round 2 – Scone Park

GREATER NORTHERN TIGERS 18 (Mackenzie Shepherdson, Brayden Reid, Sam Wentworth tries; Steven Dengate 3goals) d NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS 16 (Cohan Geelan 2, Sam Robinson, Dean Langdon tries)