Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars teams announced

first_imgJarryd Hayne, Latrell Mitchell, Jake Friend, Jack Bird, Moses Mbye and Adam Elliott were just some of the players named today by World All Stars coach Mal Meninga and Indigenous All Stars coach Laurie Daley ahead of the game on Friday 10 February at McDonald Jones Stadium.Meninga said he was excited by the opportunity to coach the World All Stars team for the first time, with many of the World All Stars players also new to the team and experience.”The All Stars match is a fantastic way to kick off the rugby league season in Australia and I’m looking forward to the chance to be part of the build-up,” Meninga said.Daley, who will coach his fourth consecutive Indigenous All Stars team, said he was pleased to see the game being shared with a new audience and fan-base outside of Queensland for the first time in the match’s history.”The All Stars is a wonderful celebration for players and fans alike and I am sure that the people of Newcastle and further afield will get right behind the chance to see some of the best Indigenous and non-Indigenous players on-field,” Daley said.The Women’s All Stars teams will be announced in the new year and further information about the week-long All Stars celebration will also be available in the new year at www.nrl.com/allstars.The Harvey Norman Rugby League All Stars match will be played on Friday 10 February at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle.Tickets are on sale at www.nrl.com/tickets.World All Stars (made up of players representing their Heritage) 1. Jarryd Hayne* (Gold Coast Titans) – Fijian Heritage 2. David Mead* (Brisbane Broncos) – PNG Heritage 3. Joseph Leilua* (Canberra Raiders) – Samoan Heritage 4. Konrad Hurrell (Gold Coast Titans) – Tongan Heritage 5. Nene Macdonald (St George Illawarra Dragons) – PNG Heritage 6. Mitchell Moses* (Wests Tigers) – Lebanese Heritage 7. Adam Reynolds (South Sydney Rabbitohs) – Australian Heritage 8. Nate Myles* (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles) – Australian Heritage 9. Jake Friend* (Sydney Roosters) – Australian Heritage 10. Jordan McLean* (Melbourne Storm) – Australian Heritage 11. Gavin Cooper* (North Queensland Cowboys) – Australian Heritage 12. Bryce Cartwright* (Penrith Panthers) – Australian Heritage 13. Jake Trbojevic* (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles) – Serbian Heritage 14. Reagan Campbell-Gillard* (Penrith Panthers) – Fijian Heritage 15. Sosaia Feki* (Cronulla Sharks) – Tongan Heritage 16. Sione Mata’utia* (Newcastle Knights) – Samoan Heritage 17. Sam Lisone* (New Zealand Warriors) – NZ Heritage 18. Moses Mbye* (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs) – African Heritage 19. Tepai Moeroa* (Parramatta Eels) – Cook Islands Heritage 20. Jordan Turner* (Canberra Raiders) – English Heritage* Denotes debut World All Stars players (NB, some players may have played in previous All Stars teams, prior to the new World All Stars team introduction in 2016)Indigenous All Stars 1. Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders) 2. Blake Ferguson (Sydney Roosters) 3. Greg Inglis (South Sydney Rabbitohs) 4. Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm) 5. Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights) 6. Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys) 7. Ash Taylor* (Gold Coast Titans) 8. Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans) 9. Nathan Peats (Gold Coast Titans) 10. Andrew Fifita (Cronulla Sharks) 11. Joel Thompson (St George Illawarra Dragons) 12. Wade Graham (Cronulla Sharks) 13. Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos) 14. Tyrone Peachey (Penrith Panthers) 15. Jack Bird* (Cronulla Sharks) 16. Leilani Latu (Penrith Panthers) 17. Latrell Mitchell* (Sydney Roosters) 18. Aidan Sezer (Canberra Raiders) 19. Kyle Turner (South Sydney Rabbitohs) 20. Adam Elliott* (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)* Denotes debutantslast_img read more

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Wallabies to check on Coleman

first_imgThe lock damaged his thumb late in the Wallabies’ 29-21 victory over Wales at the Principality Stadium last weekend and has been unable to train since.Coleman, who scored one of four Australia tries in Cardiff, will undergo a fitness test on Thursday to determine whether he will face the Six Nations champions.Lukhan Tui will also be examined before the encounter with Eddie Jones’ men as he recovers from a hamstring injury.If Coleman and Tui are ruled out, either Matt Philip or the uncapped Blake Enever could come into the side.Australia attack coach Stephen Larkham said Karmichael Hunt may be given a chance from the start this weekend.Larkham said: “He added really good impact off the bench [against Wales], his defence was outstanding, his energy was really good, he didn’t get a lot of carries but he had a really good carry.”I think he combined really well with the guys when he came on the field. It’s certainly something we’re considering.”In saying that Samu [Kerevi] also had a really good game defensively, he stepped up. It’s been an area of his game he’s tried to work on and found his feet in the second half with his carries as well.” Photo Getty. Caption: Australia’s Adam Colemanlast_img read more

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45 million kina for sports for 2016

first_imgIn an interview this morning at the 2016 Press Budget Lock Up, Secretary for National Planning and Monitoring, Hakaua Harry said this money will come under the PNG Sports Foundation. She said that this money will target the running of international events that will be hosted in PNG including the 2016 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup and the co-hosting of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.“We are also looking at sports enhancement to cover maintaining sports facilities as well as making sure our athletes stay fit,” said Harry.She said that some of the sporting facilities from the Pacific Games that were  not yet complete would  also be taken care of with an allocation from the 2015 budget to pay off the service providers to complete building the facilities.last_img read more

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Iñigo Martínez: “These moments are rarely lived”

first_imgIñigo highlighted the capacity for suffering in Elche Y Tenerife with drugstores and penalties to circumvent rivals of Second: “The work of the team has been brutal, very few teams would have turned around in Elche with one less and, based on sacrifice and wanting, we knew how to get the game forward and today the same, with the lines together, long suffering back because they filtered many passes. “Mirandés, Granada and Real in the hype this Friday: “Anyone will be complicated, no one expected these four teams in the semi-finals. We have a great opportunity to reach the final.” The international defender said that “this is not paid, it remains for a lifetime how we received the fans, we owed it.” The greatest joy of rojiblanco to date: “Yes, of course, these moments are rarely lived, it is increasingly difficult and we with even more reason.” Iñigo Martínez he couldn’t hide his share of joy after the crush of the Athletic before him Barça: “It has been a past, a barbarity there have been three seconds that I could not even react to the emotion and I did not believe it, I have seen everyone run and enjoyed,” said the central ondarrutarra just after the game. “I want to enjoy with my family and I don’t care about the semifinals rival, we have faced Barça, one goes on and the other stays. ““We have all suffered and paddled in the same direction, we have seized the opportunity we have had,” insisted the central, who remembered that there is nothing left but to tie the males to an opponent like Barça: “With Barça you have to suffer, even with Madrid, you stayed at the doors, even more. They have had their chances, but they have not taken advantage of them.”last_img read more

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This is how Liverpool arrives at the tie against Atlético

first_imgLateral Keys in attack, but manifest a weakness.The sides, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson are key in the offensive game. You have to control them to limit the offensive flow. In arrivals, in centers and in the blow to stopped ball. Deep, behind them appears a great weakness to explode. Especially behind Arnold’s back. If Van Dijk is a colossus, Gomez is a fast central with a lot of capacity to recover. The deployment of its sides forces the centrals to multiply and cover, many times, more than the account and in a tie the stress situations for fear of receiving a goal are different. Vertical and fast players like Morata or Correa can damage them. The flanks offer, in addition, situations of superiority because the lateral ones receive little aid and the team undresses before the backlash, accumulating many players in situations of attack. But Arnold is the main weak point. A weak defender with less habits and mentality than his teammates in the rear. In the goal, Alisson is a guarantee.Midfield. Henderson has regained his best level.The captain is again a key piece and, again, opposes player of the year in England. The Klopp mix is ​​a commitment to control and energy. It is a line of less glamor, but tremendous effectiveness and push. Fabinho is ahead of the rear and the team has celebrated his return. The Brazilian just got out of an injury. In his absence, Henderson acted more as a pivot and complied, although some doubted him. The captain has regained his place with the discharge of the former Monaco and lives a very sweet moment. Next to them, Wijnaldum appears on the left. All technically good, but with a superior engine. In addition, you can add the versatile Milner to cover any hole. The best thing for Klopp has been to verify that without Fabinho, Henderson has worked as an alternative, with Oxlade-Chamberlain as a replacement.Simon Stacpoole / Offside & nbsp; (Offside via Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>1173908640 Salah, Sané and Firmino celebrate a Liverpool goal.Simon Stacpoole / Offside (Offside via Getty Images) Gomez tunes in with Van Dijk.Liverpool have conceded only 15 goals against in 25 games of their championship. During the month of December, after Matip’s injury, Joe Gomez settled down in ownership with Van Dijk and, since that time, Liverpool has become a goal-scoring machine to zero. Matip’s knee injury presented a problem that Klopp has come out gracefully. A goal has since received in the championship with Gomez with Van Dijk on the axis. The defense has hardened, although it still grants situations. However, most rivals have failed to punish him. For example, in that 4-0 over Southampton, where the port team had clear chances in the first half. To forgive against Liverpool is to die. It is a ruthless team to the extreme. It requires aggressiveness and maximum concentration to take advantage of every opportunity it allows. These options, above all, are presented with the equalized marker and in the first minutes, something whose use was once a sign of red and white identity. Later, Liverpool begins to carburet. Liverpool stands as one of the most fearsome rivals on the continent less than a week after facing Atlético. The current European champion lives his momentum leading with absolute superiority his league, where he has subdued all his rivals. He does not know the defeat in the domestic championship and is the least thrashed team. Coldly, it doesn’t seem like the best time to cross your path, but Liverpool also has weaknesses that Simeone knows and will try to exploit. So far in the Premier they have not been able to do it. Of course, it is one of the most complete and fastest teams on the world stage, and not just in the attack. The Klopp team is on its way to breaking the legendary Arsenal record of 49 undefeated games in the same league, it would be the first time with the denomination as Premier League.CARL RECINE & nbsp; (Action Images via Reuters) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>SOCCER-ENGLAND-LEI-LIV / REPORTAlisson, Van Dijk and Joe Gomez.CARL RECINE (Action Images via Reuters)center_img Attack. Firmino is now the key to surprise.Liverpool comes to the duel with Atlético with everything in favor. Even Klopp was able to give his players a break in the FA Cup last week. Although the state of euphoria is a bad advisor. The level of inspiration of his attack trio is tremendous. And now Firmino is the key man. The Brazilian acts as a false nine with an amazing altruistic performance. Sacrificed, assistant and playing with great cunning and intelligence. Orient the attacks so that others end them. Play without obsessing with the goal, while building others. It seems that Mané will arrive. The trio strives to be unpredictable, something to be deciphered, but so important is to escape the pressure they do after losing the ball. The threat, above all, is for the player who receives from behind. Preventing them from recovering soon after loss is the first countermeasure so that the trio does not accelerate. Naples already did it on the first day of the Champions …If you want to enjoy the ambience of the Champions in the Metropolitan Check the available tickets here: Atlético de Madrid – Liverpool (02/18/2020 – 21.00).last_img read more

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Kevin: “I wish Bale were on my team, it’s differential”

first_imgThey arrive at this appointment with another face after winning Sevilla.It was a balm, we finally breathed. I haven’t seen the team so happy in a while. I think it is another stone to add to the wall we are building.Why doesn’t Celta just work?By name you will not be up, you have to get to the field and prove it. So far we are not doing it and it is time to reflect. I think we can grow and in recent weeks we are competing well, deserving more points than we have.Is there fear that Aspas will see the fifth yellow and cannot play against Leganés?We have to think about the game he is playing now. La Real won in Copa a couple of weeks ago and we also have a chance to win. What are we going to say about Iago? He always helps us with goals and reading the game well. In the first round he had to cover Vinicius. What analysis does the Brazilian do? He will be the headline again at the Santiago Bernabéu.Hopefully he can take the position of Mallo. The truth is that it is a curious fact that of the thirteen matches in First, three are against Madrid. I hope there are more times.How do you remember last year’s experience?It was complicated for me because it came from an injury and I was out of competition. In the third minute I had to go from right to left side due to Juncà’s injury and the profile change was complicated. In spite of everything, we did a good defensive job, although it cost us to get up. Was your game tougher on a personal level?Playing at the Bernabéu is always very demanding. They are very high level players that take you to the limit.It was his turn to cover Asensio, Bale and Vinicius. Which was the most complicated?They are quite similar players in that they are very physical, but I think all Madrid players are brutal physical portents. They are very runners, have great driving skills and are very good at almost everything. I could not say which was the most complicated because everyone has their own.Bale is getting a lot of criticism. What do you think of Welsh?I wish he were on our team, he is a player out of series. Physically it is a wonder and has a lot of goal. He is a very differential player.center_img What match do you expect?We want it to be a disputed match and that it is open for both fronts and that in the end it can fall on our side.Is playing with five back a defensive strategy?I don’t know what we are going to do yet. The coach analyzes well what we can best according to the style of play of the rival. He is a player who likes to face and bargain. He is Brazilian of pure strain, although it is true that he does not find the goal as easily as Bale, but it must be tied shortly.Hazard returns, have you studied how to mark him?He is a very complete player who has a good dribble, a good finish and finds good passes. It has very good characteristics. It is among the best extremes in the world.last_img read more

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Official: Juve-Inter and five other Serie A matches, behind closed doors by the coronavirus

first_imgDespite the optimism he leaked this afternoon (and the statements of the president of the region Lombardy, Attilio Fontana), in the end Juventus-Inter, decisive match for the fate of this Series A, it will be played behind closed doors.The Italian League made the decision official tonight, announcing that five matches on day 26 will be played without a public Due to the emergency coronavirus: Udinese-Fiorentina, Milan-Genoa, Parma-Spal, Sassuolo-Brescia and the great match between bianconeri and nerazzurri. Lazio-Bologna, Naples-Torino, Lecce-Atalanta, Cagliari-Roma and Sampdoria-Verona will be played normally, since they will take place far from the sources of contagion. “Playing behind closed doors is forced ”, said the CEO of Inter, Giuseppe Marotta, “but, as Andrea Agnelli said, the health of citizens comes first, so, although reluctantly, we accept this decision.” Calcio, then, will live a day with half of his fields without a public: a situation never seen before.The two games postponed: March 11The Verona-Cagliari and the Torino-Parma, which were suspended due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in northern Italy, were reorganized by March 11.last_img read more

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UEFA also for the Champions and Europa League

first_img“In light of the events of the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and the decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competition matches scheduled for next week are postponed “. With this statement the highest body of continental football announced the suspension of the Champions League and Europa League meetings scheduled for next week.There is no reference to the Euro Cup in the statement, but his future will be decided at the meeting called by UEFA for Tuesday. In principle, the future of club competitions was also going to be discussed there, but before it occurs, it has taken as a preventive measure to suspend the day scheduled for next week. Tuesday will probably expand Until now, UEFA had resisted a general postponement, although it had had to allow the suspension of Europa League matches between Spanish and Italian teams (Seville-Rome and Inter-Getafe) as direct flights between the two countries were interrupted. However, the other six round of 16 matches were played behind closed doors. The first four second leg matches of the Champions League last two days had also been played. In fact, Liverpool-Atlético was played with the public and with the presence of more than 3,000 athletic supporters when Spain had begun to take severe measures to combat the epidemic.He had also postponed the matches Manchester City-Real Madrid and Juventus-Lyon, because the players of the Spanish and Italian teams were in quarantine for the positives of the white basketball player Thompkins and the bianconero footballer Rugani. If however, hHe had kept the other two, including Barcelona-Naples.last_img read more

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Federer gets mad at Roland Garros and will keep his Laver Cup

first_imgWithin the letter, the Laver Cup exhibits its shock at the situation of Roland Garros on the calendar on the identical dates of its celebration with all tickets bought. “The world of tennis has recognized at the moment that the French Tennis Federation intends to maneuver Roland Garros from September 20 to October 4 because of the influence of the coronavirus COVID-19. These dates overlap with these of the Laver Cup 2020, with all tickets bought and scheduled for September 25-27 at the TD Backyard in Boston.From the Laver Cup they declare that they’re analyzing the state of affairs, though for the second they verify that they will keep the date initially deliberate. “This announcement has come as a shock to us and our colleagues at Tennis Australia, america Tennis Federation (USTA) and ATP. This creates many questions for us and we’re analyzing the state of affairs. Proper now we would like our supporters, sponsors, media, employees, volunteers, gamers and the good metropolis of Boston. know that we intend for the Laver Cup to happen on the date already scheduled. ” The controversy continues because of the postponement of Roland Garros to September because of the coronavirus pandemic. After the complaints of the gamers and the US Open, which will finish per week earlier than the beginning of the Parisian Grand Slam, now comes the criticism of one of many tournaments immediately affected by this determination: Roger Federer’s Laver Cup.The group of the match, during which one of the best tennis gamers in Europe are measured in opposition to one of the best tennis gamers in the remainder of the world, expressed its disagreement with this information by way of a press release aired hours after the Roland Garros announcement.last_img read more

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The headquarters of the US Open will be a field hospital against coronavirus

first_imgThe United States Tennis Affiliation (USTA) formally reported tonight that the services of the Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Heart, venue of the US Open match, will be used to home 350 hospital beds, quickly, and put together meals packages throughout the coronavirus pandemic.USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier stated that an space the place the indoor courts are positioned will start to grow to be a medical facility beginning tomorrow, Tuesday.New York state and native authorities search to extend their hospital capability by 87,000 beds to allow them to deal with the coronavirus pandemic that the majority aggressively impacts the whole state of New York. Widmaier added that the kitchens at the Louis Armstrong Stadium, the second largest capability enviornment in the advanced internet hosting the Grand Slam scheduled to happen in late August, will be used to organize 25,000 meals packages per day for sufferers, staff, volunteers and kids of the metropolis.The USTA initially stated it could hold the advanced open for folks to take classes., they will follow or play tennis.However the group modified its thoughts quickly after and introduced the closure of the advanced to the public., since there was no level in doing sports activities actions when quarantine has been carried out all through the metropolis.Native and state authorities are already working in the set up of a giant hospital in the iconic Central Park space.last_img read more

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