Tag Archive: Ben Jones

Scott Bolton out for 2 – 6 Weeks

Cowboys second-rower Scott Bolton could be out of action for up to six weeks as a result of a calf muscle tear sustained in Friday night’s game.Bolton went down about 18 minutes into the 16-14 triumph over the Brisbane Broncos and initial estimates of two weeks on the bench have now been replaced by a possible time frame of “two to six weeks”. Coach Neil Henry said Bolton would undergo MRI scans on the injury this morning but with the results of the scan still to be reviewed he added that an accurate time frame was hard to provide. “He could be out for several weeks,” he said. “It could be two to six weeks depending on how severe it is. The docs say it’s a deep tissue tear so it could be about four weeks.” Bolton’s loss is a bitter blow to the Cowboys and no doubt a tough pill to swallow for the rugged Innisfail Brothers junior, who has been on the fringe of Origin selection for the last two seasons. But Bolton’s absence didn’t prove fatal on Friday as the Cowboys came out tops to break a seven-match losing streak to Brisbane stretching back to the start of 2007. Continue reading

Cowboys undecided on JTs offsider

Youngsters Ray Thompson and Ben Jones are locked in a battle for the contentious five-eighth spot in the North Queensland Cowboys side to play the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium in a round 1 NRL match on March 11.The Cowboys used six players there last season with Grant Rovelli, now with Mackay, getting the most starts (nine) in the key position. Other players tried at five-eighth were Thompson, Arana Taumata (both four games), Michael Morgan and Matt Bowen (three) and Anthony Watts (one). Taumata has signed with Penrith and Watts with the Sydney Roosters. Thompson will start in the No.6 jumper against Gold Coast Titans in Cairns tomorrow night, with Sydney Roosters signing Jones to come off the bench. Continue reading

Tigers V Roosters – Foundation Cup teams

Wests Tigers: Tim Moltzen, Mitch Brown, Blake Ayshford, Chris Lawrence, Beau Ryan, Benji Marshall, Robert Lui, Keith Galloway, Robbie Farah (capt), Todd Payten, Gareth Ellis, Liam Fulton, Chris Heighington. Interchange: Jason Cayless, Junior Moors, Mark Flanagan, Alan Schirnack, Geoff Daniela, Daniel Fitzhenry.

Starters to note – Robert Lui ($144,800 HLV) Liam Fulton ($120,300 2RF)

Sydney Roosters: Todd Carney, Anthony Minichiello (capt), Phil Graham, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Sam Perrett, Ben Jones, Mitchell Pearce, Lopini Paea, James Aubusson, Frank-Paul Nuuausala, Mitchell Aubusson, Anthony Cherrington, Nate Myles. Interchange: Kane Linnett, Cheyse Blair, BJ Leilua, Isaac Maliota, Martin Kennedy, Daniel Conn, Olireti Samuela, Brad Takairangi.

Starters to note – Anthony Minichiello ($91,100 CTW) Todd Carney ($120,300 FLB) Ben Jones ($102,300 HLV)