Matt Russell's Toyota Cup preview

Matt Russell has his weekly look at the Toyota Cup and to pack a punch. Apart from a wild night in Townsville, he looks at the Toyota Cup's latest international product, praises some super boots, talks comebacks and praises the competition's form teams.<br><b><br>Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting.. (Not!)</b><br><br>I don't think many players from the North Queensland and Many Toyota Cup teams are Elton John fans, but you could be excused for thinking they were after Saturday night.<br><br>Need I remind you of the following Lyrics:<br><br>Don't give us none of your aggravation<br>We had it with your discipline<br>Saturday night's alright for fighting<br>Get a little action in<br>The only problem was no night is alright for fighting in the eyes of the match review committee, with seven players charged for their role in a brawl which lasted for the best part of a minute.<br><br>North Queensland has lost James Segeyaro (4 weeks), Jack Cooper (2 weeks) and Alex Elisala (2 weeks).<br><br>Manly is without Brad Bennett (3 weeks), Blake Davey (3 weeks), Josh Portlock (4 weeks) and Lama Tasi (2 weeks).<br><br>It's a massive blow for both sides, who finished the round equal first with Wests Tigers but may struggle to stay on top until everyone is back on board.<br><br>They don't meet again unless they play each other in the finals.<br><br>Wouldn't that be a game worth waiting for!<br><br><b>Big day out..</b><br><br>Manly's Blake Davey won't forget Saturday in a hurry.<br><br>Before the brawl and his suspension, the Manly centre couldn't put a foot wrong.<br><br>On the flight to Townsville, he entered a boarding pass raffle organised by flight staff and won, duly collecting $150.<br><br>He then scored two tries as Manly won 30-16.<br><br>No wonder he felt confident enough to weigh into the fight.<br><br><b>London calling.. </b><br><br>The Toyota Cup success stories continue in the shape of Melbourne fullback Gareth Widdop.<br><br>The star of Melbourne's Grand Final win last season scored 10 points in the Storm's NRL win against the Bulldogs on Sunday.<br><br>It wasn't missed by England selectors who named the Altona Roosters junior in a 19-man squad to play France at Leigh Sports Village.<br><br>Victorian Rugby League is claiming its first locally produced rugby league international.<br><br>Widdop emigrated to Australia with his parents at 14.<br><br>Playing again Widdop in the Toyota Cup last season were New Zealand internationals Jared Warea-Hargreaves and Kieran Foran.<br><br>Add all the Toyota Cup players who were part of last year's Pacific Cup and the competition is well represented at international level.<br><br><b>Putting the boot in..</b><br><br>Rarely do you see rugby league games finish with both goal kickers at 100%.<br><br>When Souths beat Penrith 38-30 on Sunday, Rabbitohs Adam Reynolds landed 7/7 and Panther David Farkas 5/5.<br><br>Canterbury's Aiden Sezer almost joined them. Landed 7/8, including two from the sideline, only to have his much easier final attempt bounce off an upright.<br><br>It didn't matter as the Dogs beat Melbourne 46-16 to make it four straight wins.<br><br>After starting the season with seven winless weeks, Andy Patmore's team suddenly has size and strength up front, a hard-working back row, an efficient and exciting scrumbase and scorers out wide.<br><br>Who says they can't make the finals and be a real force!<br><br><b>Yes we have a pulse..</b><br><br>The Toyota Cup can produce an amazing comeback and the Roosters have pulled off the latest.<br><br>Down 34-22 after 74 minutes against Gold Coast, the Bondi boys scored three late tries to snatch the game 36-34.<br><br>Ben Jones' second try and Brad Murray's winning conversion came in the 80th minute.<br><br>It's Titans coach Rod Patison's turn to visit the cardiologist this week.<br><br><b>TV Week..</b><br><br>Garth Brennan is a happier coach after Newcastle made it three straight wins for the first time in their Toyota Cup history.<br><br>They've beaten Gold Coast, Sydney Roosters and Wests Tigers and are favourites to make if four straight against Penrith on Saturday.<br><br>The Panthers have shown promise over the past month but are still struggling in second last.<br><br>Join myself and Ben Hannant as part of Super Saturday for all the action.<br><br>On Sunday, Fox Sports carries all the action from Mt Smart Stadium as the Warriors host St George Illawarra.<br><b><br>Origin glory..</b><br><br>Toyota Cup players dominate the selections for the NSW and Queensland Under 18 teams to play as a curtain raiser to Origin 2 at Suncorp Stadium on June 16.<br><br>Queensland is out for revenge after being beaten 24-6 last year.<br><br>The teams are:<br><br><b>NSW</b><br><br>David Nofoaluma (Western Suburbs Magpies), Jacob Gagan (Parramatta Eels), Nathan Green (St George Illawarra Dragons), Dale Clacherty (Newcastle Knights), Brayden Wiliame (Melbourne Storm), Cheyse Blair (Sydney Roosters), Jacob Miller (Sydney Roosters), Matthew Groat (Western Suburbs Magpies), Ben Picker (Canberra Raiders), Jack Stockwell (St George Illawarra Dragons), Lachlan Burr (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs), Alex McKinnon (St George Illawarra Dragons), Dane Atkinson (Sydney Roosters), Gerard McCallum (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs), Jacob Loko (Parramatta Eels), Shannon Boyd (Canberra Raiders), Tom Eisenhuth (Penrith Panthers).<br><br><b>QLD</b><br><br>Alex Elisala (North Queensland Cowboys), Maipele Morseau (Melbourne Storm), Kyle Feldt (North Queensland Cowboys), Aaron Whitchurch (Brisbane Broncos), Lachlan Maranta (Brisbane Broncos), Bryce Hegarty (Norths Devils), Louis Frisby (Brisbane Broncos), Cale Hobday (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Chris Binge (Brisbane Broncos), Korbin Sims (Brisbane Broncos), Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders), Mitchell Frei (Brisbane Broncos), Benn Malley (Brisbane Broncos), Ben Hampton (Melbourne Storm), Chris Grevsmuhl (Townsville Stingers), Kirisome Auva’a (Melbourne Storm), Dan Beasley (Townsville Stingers).<br>