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Matulino named on Warriors bench

first_imgThe senior prop has missed the early stages of the season following knee surgery.The Warriors head to Melbourne with a three win and four loss record after the seventh round 20-8 loss to the Raiders at the weekend.Warriors coach Stephen Kearny says Matulino has been making good progress since returning to full training and should be ready to play soon.Matulino’s inclusion on the bench is the only change from the 21-man squad initially named for last Saturday’s clash against Canberra.When the 28 year old does make it onto the field again he will join a handful of players who have appeared across 10 NRL seasons for the Warriors – Stacey Jones, Awen Guttenbeil, Lance Hohaia, Jerome Ropati, Manu Vatuvei, Simon Mannering and Sam Rapira.Next Tuesday’s encounter will be the eighth Anzac Day match between the Storm and the Warriors since the fixture was first introduced in 2009.WARRIORS1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)2 BLAKE AYSHFORD3 DAVID FUSITU’A4 SOLOMONE KATA5 KEN MAUMALO6 KIERAN FORAN7 SHAUN JOHNSON8 JAMES GAVET9 ISSAC LUKE10 JACOB LILLYMAN11 BODENE THOMPSON12 RYAN HOFFMAN13 SIMON MANNERINGInterchange:14 NATHANIEL ROACHE15 CHARLIE GUBB16 LIGI SAO17 SAM LISONE18 BEN MATULINO20 BUNTY AFOA21 MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO22 MASON LINOlast_img read more

Gold Coast Titans predicted Round 1 line-up

first_imgThe coach’s relationship with Mitch Rein from Penrith should see the former Dragons rake well in the frame for an NRL spot, even if just on the bench, while local boy Brendan Elliot returns to head off a list of wingers including John Olive and Tyronne Roberts-Davis to start the first game of the season – though one of the latter could come into calculations if Anthony Don doesn’t overcome a shoulder injury.New names like Jai Arrow, Jack Stockwell and Leilani Latu could all feature in first grade either starting or off the bench.NRL.com expert Jamie Soward says:”Five-eighth is the position. Kane Elgey is under a lot of pressure. Last year through injury he didn’t show the form he showed coming into first grade. Ash Taylor needs a guy there that’s going to be on the ball and be consistent in what he’s doing. Do they have an answer if Kane’s not performing?”They do get stronger in the hooker role with Nathan Peats and Mitch Rein. That could be a real tactic for Garth Brennan going forward using that up-tempo speed out of dummy-half with Rein and he can come on and help control a game with Ash Taylor.”They pick up some great forwards in Latu and Stockwell who’ve been around. Their pack’s going to compete, it will be whether they can score points. And leaking points on an edge could be a problem for the Titans.”NRL.com’s predicted Round 1 team:1 Michael Gordon, 2 Anthony Don*, 3 Dale Copley, 4 Konrad Hurrell, 5 Brendan Elliot, 6 Kane Elgey, 7 Ashley Taylor, 8 Jack Stockwell**, 9 Nathan Peats, 10 Ryan James, 11 Kevin Proctor, 12 Joe Greenwood, 13 Jai Arrow. Interchange: 14 Mitch Rein, 15 Will Matthews, 16 Leilani Latu, 17 Morgan Boyle. Reserves: 18 Jai Whitbread, 19 Keegan Hipgrave, 20 Brenko Lee, 21 Karl Lawton.*In doubt for round one with shoulder injury. **Jarrod Wallace is suspended at the start of the season.last_img read more

Couple want to turn Moresby youths into leaders

first_imgYesterday, the two presented a set of new uniforms with balls and water bottles worth over K4,000 to rugby league club – the Port Moresby City Punishers.The club was founded back in 2014 by the Solomons, with the major sponsor being Intel Centre, an Information Technology company that the Solomons run.“We want the youths to stay away from trouble, especially during the Christmas and New Year period. A sport like rugby league is the way to do this,” said Andrew.“We want to give the youths hope for the future, because if they can’t succeed in school, they can turn to turn to sports and be successful there.“We want to turn these boys into leaders in their communities.”Andrew said the Port Moresby City Punishers will get to wear their new uniforms when they take part in this weekend’s Bang 36 rugby league nines tournament in Port Moresby.“We are also eyeing the NGI Super 9s and other competitions like the Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup.“These boys have a lot of potential and I believe they can play for the Hunters and the Kumuls one day,” he said.“We don’t expect anything back from these boys, we do this because we want to help.”last_img read more

Matches today, January 30, at the Australian Open 2020: order of play

first_imgRod Laver AreaDay sessionA. Barty (AUS, 1) vs. S. Kenin (USA, 14): not earlier than 04:00 in SpainS. Halep (RUM, 4) vs Garbiñe Muguruza: not earlier than 05:30 in SpainNight time sessionR. Federer (SUI, 3) vs. N. Djokovic (SER, 2): not earlier than 09:30 in Spain The day of this Thursday, January 30 at the Australian Open will once more function the presence of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, that they may face in an epic duel to achieve the closing. If the Swiss gained, Nadal would preserve the number one rating. In the girls’s staff, Barty seeks the closing in opposition to his viewers in opposition to Kenin, whereas Garbiñe Muguruza, Solely Spaniard in Liza, will do the similar earlier than Halep.last_img read more

“Jonathas is a forward that imposes and puts you back”

first_imgWho has more advantage, the striker who knows the rival defense or the centrals who know the weaknesses of the scorer he will face?It is true that we both know the strengths and weaknesses of the opposite. We know how to hold you and we hope to get it. Yacine is a very strong forward and it won’t be easy to get it. Also, I know you will be especially motivated.FITO GONZALEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Gonzalo Verdú, in the interview with AS.FITO GONZALEZ (DAILY AS) In the Vallecas stadium they will meet Yacine Qasmi. What does it mean for Gonzalo Verdú?It is a joy. We were partners and we are friends. I’m glad because I know he is happy and is an important striker in Rayo Vallecano. I wish him the best, of course, although on Sunday I hope we win.Yacine says that he is happy now, but he left sadly, as he said when he said goodbye after the match against Málaga at Martínez Valero …It may be, perhaps as a result of how quickly everything happened on the last day of the transfer market. At the beginning I might have been somewhat affected, but now I see him enjoying himself and that is the important thing. He returns after his sanction. Do you see headline on Sunday?I am not sure. It depends on the coach. Dani (Calvo) is having a very good season and Josema complied with his premiere note. The positive is that there is where to choose and the beneficiary will be the team. The players, as we always say, we owe ourselves to daily training and then the coach must decide.Were you surprised by the premiere of Josema?Not at all. I already knew him from having confronted him in Second Division B and knew the enormous potential he has. Due to the circumstances that Josema has already explained in a press conference (a depression), he has not been able to have continuity during the last two years, but he is a strong, fast and courageous center in the ball out. I am sure that he will bring us many things.Has the rest week helped you recover from your knee discomfort?Yes. On the first lap, in the Extremadura stadium, I suffered a blow that caused an inflammation in my knee. As I have barely stopped playing, those discomforts are still there although they do not affect me to play normally. I live with it and I do it without problems, like any professional footballer.center_img To dead king, put king. What about Jonathas de Jesus?He is a forward that imposes and that puts the defense back. I already knew him from watching him on television when he was in the First Division and he is a great scorer, as he demonstrates in each training.And in the locker room, have you integrated and are you a companion like any other in this adventure in Second Division?It is a phenomenon. He always arrives with a smile at training, is perfectly integrated and in games he is seen pulling the car with his experience and seniority.What game do you expect in Vallecas?A very close duel that will be resolved by details. Rayo de Paco Jémez likes to elaborate from behind, like us, and the one who manages to impose his football will be the one who takes the game.Finally, Elche and Gonzalo Verdú have one more fan in training and in each game. Yesterday we saw her get out of hand with her from the Altabix sports center …Yes, my wife and daughter usually come to see us. Both she and me are very excited. Since he was born, when I was already playing in Elche, he comes to all the games and goes out with me in the games to take the picture. They are memories we will have forever.last_img read more

‘Mirror’: Arsenal wants Ceballos in property

first_imgCeballos was loaned to Arsenal this summer. The footballer himself wanted it to be a loan with no option to buy, because his desire remains to succeed in Madrid. For this reason, Madrid youIt has a dominant position in the current situation. Ceballos liked Emery’s project. Later, the Basque coach was dismissed and a long-lasting injury ensued. After recovering, he has gained Arteta’s trust and has returned to being the owner. The Mirror claims that there is a tug of war between Madrid and Arsenal (always, at the expense of what the player decides). Knowing Madrid of Arteta’s interest in continuing in the squad, his wish is to wait for Arsenal to reach the final price of 36 million pounds (40 euros) for the operation to take place. However, this newspaper has already published that Madrid would not consider selling it for less than 50 million euross. According to reports The Mirror in its Sunday edition, there is “A cold war between Madrid and Arsenal over Ceballos”. The tabloid points to interest What does the London club have to do with the utrerano services at the end of the season. As As has been able to know, these days, the footballer is being held in his London home, quarantined, since logically he was in contact with his coach, Arteta, who tested positive for the coronavirus, Y its future is not considered. At least until the end of the season.center_img Real Madrid is in full transition of its core line. Casemiro looks like a fixed, and Valverde It has been the big surprise, but Kroos does not finish reaching the regularity of the past and Modric it is dosed at 34 years old. This summer will return Odegaard, but Ceballos would also have a hole.last_img read more

“Forget about the signings, think about youth squads and on loan”

first_imgThe clubs have got the message. If last season they got to shoot their transfer income until the 1,108 millionThis is going to end in the short term. They will be forced to keep a close watch on their quarry and track sales, but also to pamper footballers that you have now for the next few months. Especially with the health protocol (today there will be more meetings between LaLiga, AFE and doctors and the tests will start in a week). Now they will have to negotiate with many the extension of their contracts, as they expire next June 30th (114 players in First and 271 in Second) and the season, if it can be finished, would be extended during the summer. They know it suits do not tighten the rope and in those pacts (to continue paying them the house, extra pay, etc.) the negotiations could enter so as not to part with them under that saying of “better known good …”.The clubs, whose majority supports Thebes, took it for granted that money was going to be essential to sign the truce with Rubiales. Therefore, they have accepted that LaLiga upload your contribution of the centralized selling from 1% to 2%, although the CSD asked for 3%, and that the RFEF receive 1.5% and not 1% for amateur and women’s soccer (Rubiales wanted 2% according to the clubs). This year will contribute 51 million to the federations and 58.7 to the RFEF. However, in the face of the new panorama, they are so proud and suspicious of so much solidarity. The clubs they also came out with another lesson learned behind the meeting held yesterday with The league, telematically. Thebes recognized that the panorama in soccer world its going to change after this crisis, so the market for transfers it will be drastically changed. First, regarding dates and deadlines. But, above all, regarding the transfer volume. He came to be honest to the point of making his associates see a reality: “Forget about transfers how until now; go thinking about youth squads y play on loan“The income is going to fall and that will show. LaLiga hoped to raise about 4.5 billion the next season, 2,111 on television, and that now seems like impossible, so the purchasing power to sign is going to be much less.last_img read more

‘Axeman’ Walters for December 19 fight in New York

first_img CURRENT RANKING Because of the loss of his title on the scale, Walters fell to No. 4 in the world rankings in that division and is now working his way back up to a title fight. It is not yet known if he will return to the 126-pound featherweight division after this foray into the higher 130-pound weight class. “We just have to wait and see” a member of his camp told The Gleaner yesterday. Walters is still unbeaten as a professional boxer, with a perfect 26-0 record including 21 knockouts. He has an 81 per cent knockout percentage and is known for his aggression, which includes pin-pointed jabbing and savage attacks to the body. His opponent also has an impressive record. He goes into the ring with 18 wins, one loss, and three draws. He has 14 knockout victories, giving him a 64 per cent knockout percentage. Reports are that he is an aggressive fighter who likes to stay close to his opponent, but who also has good hand and foot speed. He is the type of fighter who is not afraid to challenge his opponent, and an action-packed encounter is, therefore, expected. In what could be a signal that he is moving up to a higher weight class, former World Boxing Association (WBA) Featherweight Super Champion Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters, will be fighting American super-featherweight Jason Sosa in a 10-round bout at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in New York on Saturday, December 19. This will be the semi-final on an HBO Boxing After Dark card, featuring a WBA heavyweight title fight between Luis Ortiz and Bryant Jennings. Walters, who had a fantastic climb to the top of the WBA featherweight division, faltered on June 13 this year when he came in overweight in a title defence against Miguel Marriaga and lost his Featherweight Super title on the scale. He went on to win that fight in dramatic style, by unanimous decision, at Madison Square Garden in New York after flooring Marriaga in the ninth round. Job Walters, who is his son’s assistant trainer to Celso Chavez, left Jamaica yesterday for Panama to assist in the pre-fight conditioning. He told The Gleaner before his departure that “we are taking this fight seriously as Nicholas cannot afford to make any mistakes this time around. When he fights in December, it will break a six-month lay-off, and he, therefore, has some hard work ahead over the next six weeks. I am confident that he will beat this boxer and become a champion again soon.” NO ROOM FOR ERRORSlast_img read more

Andrews suspended in misconduct probe

first_img PAYMENT QUESTIONS A release from the Ministry of Culture, Entertainment, Gender and Sports said the Lloyd Pommells-led board of directors of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) has suspended Ian Andrews, its administrative director, albeit with pay, pending an investigation into allegations of misconduct. According to the release, the board has advised the ministry of the move to put the administrative director on suspension until investigations are finalised. The ministry will oversee the operations of the institution until an acting administrative director is appointed. The release also states that Andrews must hand over all INSPORTS-owned property to the permanent secretary in the said ministry. It also said in the release that there would be no further comment on the matter from the ministry at this time. Andrews has been involved in an ongoing conflict with the INSPORTS board of directors since September 2013. In that year, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament said the former broadcaster failed to report to the Auditor General’s Department in a performance audit of the agency. Pamela Monroe Ellis, the auditor general, reported that INSPORTS did not conduct annual performance appraisals of staff and that Andrews, took the decision to reclassify 13 of 14 appraised staff members to higher positions. This resulted in unauthorised payments of $24.6 million for the period June 2007 to June 2011. Then in 2015, the previous Don Anderson-led board removed Andrews’ signing authority, which is part of the administrative director’s job description, and sent him on administrative leave. However, he returned along with signing powers after a directive from the Ministry of Finance last year. In recent months, the former sportscaster has again come under increasing scrutiny and pressure, and after nearly a full year into the new Jamaican Government’s term. A new board of directors appointed by Minister of Sports Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has come to the decision that they are going to look into Andrews’ management of the institution during his 13 years in charge.last_img read more

Gilas out to win Jones Cup

first_imgLATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade “Right of the bat, we don’t know Canada. They will be big, they will be athletic. Our players will be tested and they don’t have the experience facing players like Canada but we just want to show character,” said Gilas assistant coach Josh Reyes.Gilas is boosted by American import Mike Myers.Joining Myers and Ravena are Mac Belo, Matthew Wright, Jio Jalalon, Kobe Paras, Carl Cruz, Mike Tolomia, Kevin Ferrer, Fonso Gotladera, Roger Pogoy, Raymar Jose, Von Pessumal, Ed Daquioag, Chris Standhardinger, Almond Vosotros and Ray Parks, who is a late addition to the 17-man roster.“We took the players who will really fit the system and more importantly the players who will fully commit to the program. I believe these players are really committed,” Reyes stressed.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments “Like any other endeavor, there is only one objective and the objective is to win,” said team manager Butch Antonio during Gilas’ sendoff party Wednesday at Bar One inside Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria in Pasig City.“The Jones Cup is one step moving forward for the program. Our goal is to win just like any other tournament,” Kiefer Ravena, one of the youngest players on the team at 23, echoed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The competition runs from July 15-23 and the team with the best record ends up as champion.Gilas opens its bid against Canada on Saturday. Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Gilas Pilipinas bound for SEA Games. Photo by Mark GiongcoThe Jones Cup may just be part of the Philippine team’s buildup for bigger tournaments ahead such as the Fiba Asia Cup but Gilas’ goal remains the same.Winning is still the main objective of Gilas, which leaves for Taipei on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor ‘might never fight again’ after boxing bout, says UFC head Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyerlast_img read more