Crusader Park in Thatto Health will host the derby, which kicks off at 2pm.Saints are top of the table with three games remaining whilst the Warriors are hot on their heels in third, just two points behind.Entry for the game is £3.Saints Squad:Pip Birchall, Leah Burke, Chantelle Crowl, Faye Gaskin, Lizzie Gladman, Zoe Harris, Tara Jones, Sarah Lovejoy, Carys Marsh, Roxy Mura, Chloe Richardson, Rebecca Rotheram, Emily Rudge, Isabelle Rudge, Alex Simpson, Jade Ward, Naomi Williams, Vicky Whitfield.Table:POSTEAMPWLDPFPADIFFPTS1St Helens971127690186152Leeds9720344107237143Wigan861123692144134Castleford842223815484105Bradford9360214268-5466Featherstone9180150375-22527York808038410-3720
Josh Simm scored the opener on the last tackle as Ryan Horne spotted a gap down the short side jumping out of dummy half. He fed it to Sam Royle who made enough of a break to feed Simm who stepped inside the full back to stride under the sticks.From the restart the Saints marched down field again attacking the Thunder down the right on the last. This time a sharp cut-out pass under pressure from fullback Harvey McDaid put Tom Nisbett away. He took it to the full back before feeding captain Royle to go in for the second try.The Thunder had a glorious chance to reply, but knocked on over the line before opening their account with a try from dummy half through Oliver Gowing.Saints extended their lead on the half hour through a Jake Wingfield try. A last tackle grubber from Horne was taken in goal and a great kick chase from the Saints meant the full back remained there.Man of the Match Lewis Dodd went through the line fed it inside to Kye Siyani who in turn fed Wingfield to go under the posts after juggling with the ball.But the thunder scored twice in the final five minutes of the half to go in only two points behind thanks to tries from Jack Allen and Thomas Wilcox.Saints Head Coach Traynor brought Harry Brooks off the bench to stiffen up the middle and boy did he do so with the Thunder finding it much harder to go forward.A good run from his own line by Harvey McDaid coupled with drives from Jamie Pye and yet another from powerhouse winger John Hutchings put the Saints deep into Thunder territory.On the last the ball found its way to the impressive Dodd whose weaving run towards the centre of the field gave him the chance to step through a chink of a gap before taking on and beating the full back to the side of the posts.His fourth conversion gave the Saints an eight point cushion, but on the hour mark several Thunder offloads culminated in a try down the left before the game was finally made safe with two tries in a five minute period.On the last a fabulous grubber from Wingfield was grasped out of the air by Dodd again to score his second of the game under the posts. Dodd then showed his class, carving out an opportunity for Simm to put the game to bed.A pass from Siyani was swept up by Dodd who side-stepped inside three would be tacklers before committing the full back, getting a whack for his troubles, in the process of putting Simm away. With Dodd receiving treatment Simm converted.There was just time at the end for the hosts to score a last gasp consolation try but Saints were home and dry.Next up, a tasty derby vs Wigan Warriors at Robin Park Arena on Saturday, 2pm kick off.Newcastle Thunder U19’s:Team: Anthony Dyne; Jack Allen, Isaac Nokes, Sean Croston, Callum Piert; Fergus Simpson, Thomas Wilcox; Rory Nettleton (C), Oliver Gowing, James McGurk, Nathan Clemmitt, Malik Steele, Lewis Howe.Interchanges: Mark Roberts, Tyler Walton, Cai Ellis, George Robinson .Tries: Oliver Gowing (23), Jack Allen (35), Thomas Wilcox (38), George Robinson (59), Isaac Nokes (78).Goals: Anthony Dyne 2 from 5.Saints U19’s Team:Team: Harvey McDaid; Tom Nisbett, Josh Simm, Jumah Sambou, John Hutchings; Ryan Horne, Lewis Dodd; Jamie Pye, Keenan McDaid, Warren Smith, Lewis Baxter, Sam Royle (C), Jake Wingfield.Interchanges: Joe Sharratt, Harry Brooks, Zac Lee, Kye Siyani.Tries: Josh Simm (6 & 72), Sam Royle (9), Jake Wingfield (28), Lewis Dodd (52 & 67).Goals: Lewis Dodd 5 from 5, Josh Simm 1 from 1.HT: 16-18FT: 24-36
AddThis ShareCONTACT: Jade BoydPHONE: 713-348-6778EMAIL: [email protected] Reverse NanoJapan: Rice to host 25-30 Japanese studentsTsunami’s impact warrants location change for summer study abroadIn the wake of the March 11 earthquake and rolling blackouts that are severely affecting university research laboratories across Japan, the award-winning undergraduate internship program NanoJapan is scrambling to run its annual summer program in reverse; rather than having U.S. undergraduates travel to Japan for lab internships, NanoJapan is offering partner labs in Japan the opportunity to send 25-30 students to Rice University laboratories for three months.“This was a tough decision since we believe the best way to support Japan right now is to continue to conduct business as normal,” said NanoJapan director and founder Junichiro Kono, professor of electrical and computer engineering and of physics and astronomy at Rice. “On the other hand, it was clear that some of our partner labs, especially those at Tohoku University, were severely affected by the earthquake and not ready to host any students. In the end, we decided that this reverse program is the best way to address the situation, both for our U.S. students and our Japanese collaborators.” Since 2005, the NanoJapan program has sent 16 students per year from U.S. universities to Japan for 12-week internships that simultaneously immerse students in Japanese culture and in cutting-edge nanotechnology research. Several of the program’s partner labs in Japan are operating at partial capacity due to rolling blackouts and energy conservation efforts.Kono and program administrator Sarah Phillips are making arrangements to host 25-30 undergraduate and graduate students from Japan along with the 14 U.S. students who have already committed to the program for this summer.“We will make Rice’s unique research facilities available to the Japanese students whose research has been suspended, while the U.S. students will be involved in an international research collaboration that is the hallmark of the NanoJapan program,” Kono said.Kono said a number of people have generously offered time, money or lab space for the project. For example, the Rice President’s Office has generously agreed to help with housing expenses for the Japanese students. Corporate sponsors include Kuraray America Inc. Rice’s Office of International Students and Scholars is working to integrate NanoJapan participants into its summer programming. Kono said a number of faculty members in Rice’s departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), Physics and Astronomy, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Chemistry, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering have volunteered to make their laboratories available for NanoJapan students. And ECE’s Martha Alexander, administrator of the Laboratory for Nanophotonics, has volunteered to teach her popular course on English idioms and conversation for the visiting students.The students will live and work together and replicate as closely as possible the unique intercultural and research elements that helped the NanoJapan program earn top honors among study-abroad programs at a 2008 competition held at the United Nations. The students will live at Rice’s Graduate Student Apartments and will be assigned in pairs to a number of laboratories across campus.The first students for the program are slated to arrive on campus May 25 — nearly two weeks after commencement for the 2010-2011 academic year. Laboratories, offices, companies and organizations interested in sponsoring, partnering with or supporting the NanoJapan program should contact Kono or Phillips at [email protected] or 713-348-6362.