Speed demons of the 2022 Meninga Cup, Connell Challenge and Harvey Norman under 19s

Here’s the 40 speed demons who excited the Meninga Cup, Connell Challenge and Harvey 19′ girls junior league this season.

They are the speed demons who can break a match open with pace – raw speed.

We asked each club to nominate their quickest player across the Meninga Cup, Connell Challenge and Harvey Norman under 19 girls competition and it makes for interesting reading.

NOTE: Our coverage will continue on Saturday when the semi-finals are played between Souths Logan and Norths, Blackhawks and SC Falcons.

MACKAY CUTTER

Meninga Cup

The Cutters had two nominations. Over the Olympic distance – 100m, center Kai Simon had his teammates covered. But across a 40m burst, fullback Brad Hazeldine was your man.

Harvey 19s: Issy Bartolo

TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS

Meninga Cup

Crowd favorite Tekelu Mene was the club’s quickest under 18 player.

Connell Challenge

Keelin Hookey gives the Blackhawks momentum from their own end, but also blazing finishing power with his speed.

Harvey 19s

Remi Bishop and Michelle Abai

IPSWICH JETS

Meninga Cup

Jets with jet power – winger Jamal Laurie or outside back Hayden Molkenstein can motor for the Ipswich team.

Harvey 19s

The Jets have multi players who would star in a foot race. Fullback Tia Chapman and winger Relna Hosea were quick, along with Imogene Davidson and Brailey Howgego who ran down a player during the season to stop a try against the Clydesdales.

capras

Meninga Cup

The man with a need for speed is Preston Richards.

Connell Challenge

The under 16s quickest over 20m would be utility half Simon Green who held the fastest time at 3.01 secs, just ahead of Logan Barclay and winger Cody Sanewski (3.02 secs). Over the 1.2km Bronco test, half Clancy Hohn has bragging rights, clocking an impressive 4 mins 40 secs.

CLYDESDALES

Meninga Cup

Hawks junior Kaden Buhse wins the sprints for the Clydesdales.

Connell Challenge

Brothers junior, winger Lucas Paynter, was his team’s quickest player.

Harvey 19s

Although they never had a shoot out, teammates of Kulie Janes would have been hard pressed to beat her, although Anna Dingley would give it a shake. Both were Toowoomba girls who made the Queensland Sapphires side.

SOUTHS LOGAN

Meninga Cup

Brisbane Broncos signed Jye Gray would win the short sprints and the long sprints. The little halfback is just very, very quick.

Connell Challenge

Utility outside back Benson Tau, who could cover centre, wing or fullback, was his team’s fastest.

SC FALCONS

Meninga Cup:

Falcon’s winger Lachlan Hill was his team’s quickest in the sprints.

Connell Challenge

Fullback Brooklenn Mundraby Grogan and Jayden Marshall had their teammates covered for speed.

TWEED SEAGULLS

Meninga Cup

Keano Kini has all the skills – and is quick. He is a ball playing fullback but he plenty of pace himself. Second to him would be the aptly named Jett Forbes

Connell Challenge

Hunter Smith

Harvey 19s

With a name like Rapana, how can’t you be quick. And so it was the case at Tweed Seagulls where Miya Rapana-Faifua was fastest among the girls.

REDCLIFFE DOLPHINS

Meninga Cup

Guireh Brooks

Connell Challenge

Jesse Bender

Harvey 19s

Amy Bird

BRISBANE TIGERS

Meninga Cup:

Joshua Tokam, the Tigers winger, had serious wheels when he got the chance.

Connell Challenge

Tyreese Tavao scored four tries in a remarkable performance against Norths, twice chasing long distance kicks to score when many would have given up the chase. But he had some competition in the pace department from Grafton Ghosts junior Josh Donovan and Jack Forrester

Harvey Norman 19s

Tarleah Fisher Pearson

WIDE BAY

Meninga Cup

Lucas Kemble

Connell Challenge

Blake Power

NORTHERN PRIDE

Meninga Cup

The athletic Trinity Bay State High School product Joseph Pearson is quick, don’t worry.

Connell Challenge

Caesar Teatman

WYNNUM MANLY

Meninga Cup

Newcastle Knights signed fullback Jeremy Trappett can motor when he wants to, although winger Karlin Henry would be hot on his coattails.

Connell Challenge

In a blanket finish Wynnum Manly’s Sylas Simon would probably have shaded Saxon Inness, Cameron Phillip and Xavier Kirk, although injury prevented Simon from showing his wares on the field this season.

BURLEIGH BEARS

Meninga Cup

Karauria Stokes

Connell Challenge

Billy Wellard

NORTHS DEVILS

Meninga Cup

Tyreece Tait. When you are on the end of a backline like the Devils, there are times when you may only need to fall over the line to score. But if needed, Tait can find the tryline from a long way out.

Connell Challenge

Robertson Tusi Tofu

Harvey 19s

A winger or centre, Ava Walters is from the famous Walters’ family and the daughter of Broncos coach Kevin Walters.

Originally published as Here are 40 speed demons of the Meninga, Connell Cups and Harvey 19s

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