Toyota Cup Round 5 Preview

Round 5 Toyota Cup action comes from the Central Coast and Brookvale this weekend. Both games feature top eight teams. Fox Sports commentator Matt Russell tells you why you should watch both games as part of his weekly look at the National Youth Competition.<br> <br> <strong>This is four you..</strong><br> Brisbane's Dale Copley and South Sydney's Junior Vaivai finished with four tries each last weekend but that is where the similarities finish.<br> <br> Copley's haul didn't help the Broncos, who were beaten 39-36, despite leading 20-2 early on.<br> <br> Vaivai cashed in as South Sydney pounded Canterbury 44-6.<br> <br> Copley has been called into first grade this weekend where he'll step up against Matt Cooper and Beau Scott. (He played four NRL games last year and lost them all.) <br> <br> Vaivai remains in the Toyota Cup ranks this week - despite playing four NRL games as well - as John Lang sticks with his winning lineup.<br> <br> <strong>Rabbitohs v Knights..</strong><br> South Sydney's Toyota Cup coach David Kidwell hopes Vaivai keeps crossing the line against Newcastle on Saturday.<br> <br> Vaivai and Dylan Farrell form a potent centre combination for the Bunnies' Under 20s, having scored 44 tries between them in that grade.<br> <br> They are ably "fed" by Adam Reynolds and Matt Mundine... and fullback Malcolm Webster returns from a shoulder operation via the interchange bench! Webster made last season's Toyota Cup Team of the Year and is a thrilling broken field runner.<br> <br> While that boosts South Sydney's chances, don't dismiss Newcastle lightly.<br> <br> The Knights have won three of their four games, with the only loss being a 62-10 capitulation against Melbourne.<br> <br> Coach Garth Brennan will prove that result to be "just one of those afternoons" if his team can add Souths to a list of scalps that already includes Canterbury, Manly and Penrith this season.<br> <br> Watch for another exciting fullback in Newcastle's Neenan Simpson, the size and strength of Josh Ailaomai and the leadership of lock Ethan Cook.<br> <br> You myself and Scott Sattler for all the action as part of Super Saturday on Fox Sports this weekend.<br> <br> <strong>Order restored..</strong><br> Good to see last year's leading Toyota Cup scorer Jake Mullaney back doing what he does best on the weekend.<br> <br> After going try-less for the first three rounds, the young fullback bagged three against Canberra and kicked five goals for a personal haul of 22 points.<br> <br> It shot to the top of the point scorers' list this season with 46.<br> <br> He still has a way to go to match last season's records - 29 tries and 320 points!<br> <br> <strong>Lassoed..</strong><br> Jake Mullaney is just the man to really test North Queensland's defence on Saturday.<br> <br> The Cowboys are unbeaten on top of the table, with a defensive record TWICE as good as their closest rival.<br> <br> Unbeaten North Queensland has given up only 31 points across four wins, with a points differential of +95 the best of any Toyota Cup or NRL team.<br> <br> <strong>Test of character..</strong><br> At the other end of the table, the Warriors and Canterbury are yet to win, and have only one point each.<br> <br> The Warriors have had some key injuries, none bigger than the still-sidelined Shaun Johnson, who provided most of the direction at halfback.<br> <br> Now six-week suspensions have been handed to forwards Sebastine Ikahihifo and John Palavi for a dangerous lifting tackle.<br> <br> Coach John Ackland will need all his experience to stop the Warriors season disintegrating almost as soon as it's begun.<br> <br> At least this week they meet the Bulldogs, with at least one set to enjoy their first win. What price another draw for both!<br> <br> <strong>Sharks v Sea Eagles</strong><br> The Sharks Under 20s are out to score a couple of "firsts" at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.<br> <br> They have never won away for coach Joey Grima, who took control at the start of last season... and they have never won three in a row for him.<br> <br> Victory against the Eagles will tick both those boxes and was a focus straight away after they beat Parramatta last Saturday.<br> <br> The Sharks were led by forwards Jake Anlezark, Kyle O'Donnell and Tyrone Peachey, while half Chad Townsend turned in another good kicking game.<br> <br> As I've said before, Cronulla's best asset is spirit and expect to see plenty of that again on Sunday.<br> <br> Manly will take some beating after accounting for the Warriors 30-12 for the third win of the season.<br> <br> William Hopoate scored two brilliant tries and Toyota Cup fans should enjoy his presence while it lasts. The NRL beckons.<br> <br> Coach David Penna has a good forward pack to work with and the battle up front should make good viewing on Sunday.<br> <br> Join myself and Scott Sattler for the kickoff to NRL Sunday from 11.30pm EST.<br> <br>