The win was coming: Maguire

first_imgAfter going down to the Cowboys in Townsville, the Bunnies brushed off a late converted try from the Panthers to march up field and allow for Reynolds to slot the match-winning one-pointer.NRL.com reports a collective team effort satisfied Maguire the most, who said the combinations were beginning to show out on the field after six rounds of the Telstra Premiership.”The boys have been working pretty hard over the last few weeks where we haven’t really had too many rewards but it was nice to see them work through that game,” Maguire said post-game.”We put pressure on ourselves sometimes but stuck strong throughout and our preparation helped us get through periods like that.”The Bunnies were led strongly by halves pairing Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker with the field-goal at the death earning high praise from the premiership-winning coach.”Adam’s finish there… he’s done a lot of work around that area to make sure when those times come, he comes up with the right play,” Maguire said.”He does a bit [of practice], obviously like any kicker but there are a lot of players who do a lot of work.”I thought John Sutton was excellent today, he really put his hand up there with 20 minutes to go, he couldn’t move but then he come up with a strong run and then Kyle Turner got on the back of it.”From there Adam was able to kick that field goal so it was very pleasing for those individuals in our team.”I’ve seen them over the last three weeks starting to build really well and building some really good combinations together so it’s another step forward for us.”Defensively they were very strong throughout the game but there are areas there where we can still look at.”Meanwhile, Rabbitohs skipper Sam Burgess said the halves’ control throughout the second half went a long way to the Bunnies getting over the line late in the contest. “I thought we played well tonight and made some great choices with better last-play finishes compared to the last few weeks,” Burgess said. “I’m pleased for Adam to get that field goal, like Madge said he puts a lot of practice in and people don’t see that so it’s nice to see him get one out on the field tonight.”On a horror night for outside backs, Maguire defended Braidon Burns’ efforts against the right-boot of Nathan Cleary after the rookie winger spilled the ball on four occasions in an unhappy return to Pepper Stadium.”He’s got a fair kick on him, Nathan,” Maguire said.”They (Panthers) obviously peppered that side and I thought earlier in the game we probably didn’t have enough kick pressure so we allowed him to have better kick-time. “Robbie [Farah] came out and probably started to put more pressure on and it changed the game from that point of view.”I’m sure Braidon will do a bit of practice at training and maybe Greg [Inglis] will be able to help him out.”Maguire’s side will now face the Bulldogs next week in the annual Good Friday fixture and face a confident Canterbury outfit after Des Hasler’s men notched up their second win on the trot with a 22-12 victory over the Knights on Friday afternoon.last_img read more

Flag carrier lets lifting do the talking

first_imgLinda Pulsan is the Pacific Games champion in the 72kg women’s powerlifting event.She will be defending her title this afternoon at the PNG Power Dome (SJGS Indoor Complex). Pulsan told Loop PNG in the morning that she does not feel any pressure and will let her lifting do the talking.Speaking in Tok Pisin, Pulsan added that she will try her best to defend her gold.Meanwhile, Pulsan said, she felt the nerves of carrying the country’s flag, but those disappeared when entering the ceremony arena.last_img

PNG students enter team in Philippines league

first_imgThe Central Luzon Crusaders team previously known as the Indang Rebels which incorporates PNG students studying in Universities and colleges in Philippines will now compete in the Philippines National Rugby League Competition against some of Philippines strong teams Albay Vulcans, Manila Storm and University of Batangas Toro in a four team competition.Rebels were formed 3 years ago by students to celebrate Papua New Guinea’s independence in Philippines as the countries national sport.It has eventually progressed from college level to national level.Gorden Asa a 24year old PNG national studying Civil Engineering at Cavite State University will be leading the Central Luzon Crusaders in the PNRL’s inaugural 2016 season.Gorden and the PNG students are proud to play in a regular Rugby League competition to develop the sport and be part of history.“We took the opportunity to show people our interest in Rugby League as it builds our interest to train and promote Rugby League to our Filipino friends in our school, province and the Philippines,” the Central Luzon Crusaders trailblazer  Gorden Asa said. He predicts more students will join as the competition progresses and gains popularity in the Philipines.“Our aim is to teach those that are willing to learn the sport and how it is played internationally,” Gorden said.last_img read more

Valencia – Athletic | Duel for the Champions

first_imgSeville, Valencia and Villarreal. For many years when Simeone talked about rivals those were the names that came out of his mouth. Villarreal, Valencia, Seville. At them, Atlético looks again in this “transition” season. Madrid and Barça are far, 13 points one, 10 the other. The fight is the Champions League, the places that give access to be in it next season. Atletico is 4th, they returned to them last day, Valencia, 7th, two points less. In the first round his confrontation ended in a draw. Whoever wins today takes more than three points, also takes the goal average. They can call it a match but it’s really a battle for the Champions League. Very hard. The two need to win it.Valencia grabs Mestalla. He hasn’t lost at home since April 2019. That is, throughout this season. That is, neither Barça nor Madrid nor Seville managed to win there. It is the good face of the Celades team, that of Mestalla. Outside it happens like Atlético, it’s Mr. Hyde Three home games in 2020, three wins. Two out, two reviews. He still licks the wounds of last week in Getafe. Gayà arrives, Gameiro and Cheryshev return but not Coquelin. Rodrigo either. As in the first round you can not face the team that was about to be yours in summer. Knee. Guedes could play on his hitch, and so Celades keeps his usual midfield. Ferran and Soler for the bands. Kondogbia and Parejo. The lack of solidity is his fate, how much he grants, aggravated by Garay’s injury. Diakhaby or Mangala, the doubt. Morata, with Atlético Simeone travels with Morata. The plan is to have minutes, the goal is Liverpool. Giménez also travels. In the infirmary there are only Trippier, Herrera and João Félix. Starting, as before Granada, Atlético will play without pure strikers, with Vitolo and Correa. The Argentine, the piece chosen for Rodrigo to come and go, is essential today. Six goals and six assists. Fundamental more than ever, the team, the shield and all the others are put behind their backs. Good thing he didn’t leave. Felipe returns to eleven and breathes the Cholo: also Arias. You have tried Llorente on the right. It goes to more and more. Face Mr. Hyde Atleti is only three wins out. A poor baggage for a team that, as always, first of all looks for something. The Champions. The train next season passes through Valencia today.last_img read more

The graphic that explains the greatness of Oblak in Atleti

first_imgWhile the awards and recognitions dodge you, in an inexplicable dynamic from any perspective, Oblak maintains its extraordinary differential goalkeeper legend. It could be stated without hesitation that it is one of the most determining factors of the last decade. The Anfield exhibition, distant already in time and in resonance before the avalanche of the pandemic, X-rayed the conditions of a keeper who handles all the records of the goal. The graph approximates the relevance of Oblak through an analysis of his numbers and under the gaze of his recital against Liverpool. Since his arrival at Atlético in 2014, he already has 646 stops, a figure that is only one more sign of his football notoriety. These six years of rojiblanco have made him one of the best goalkeepers and a guardian who has hardly any comparisons in the world. Oblak continues his story at Atlético.last_img read more

Murray turns to Cambridge hospital for coronavirus

first_img“Everybody who was there was unbelievable and helped me loads. I’ve made a donation to thanks for the whole lot you’re doing, “Murray stated in a video.“That is an especially tough time for everybody, however particularly for healthcare personnel, so I would like to thanks for the onerous work what you’re doing, the dedication you present and the sacrifices you make, “he concluded.World tennis is suspended till not less than July 13, with some tournaments equivalent to Wimbledon already canceled and others, like Roland Garros, postponed till September. Tennis participant Andy Murray made a donation to a Cambridge hospital (England) by which an x-ray was taken earlier than the coronavirus disaster.The Scotsman is at present recovering from the hip issues he has had for greater than two years. and that they haven’t allowed him to compete recurrently on the circuit.Murray wished to assist help the hospital, highlighting the “tough occasions” that your entire UK healthcare system goes via.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo and the longest penalty in the world

first_imgBenatia, in fact, only played one more season in Juve and then they let him go for his poor performance. Now he plays for Al-Duhail in Qatar. On Friday he will be 33 years old. Perhaps now many would rectify the words they said about that penalty. 7 Today is two years ago from what we could call ‘the longest penalty in the world’. Not that I’m going to compete with the movie Roberto Santiago with the same title that in 2005 he starred successfully Fernando Tejero, but what happened in those final minutes of Madrid-Juventus on April 11, 2018 would have been enough for another film script. It was the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal, with a clear advantage for the Zidane team. The Whites conquered Turin in the first leg (0-3), with Cristiano’s famous Chilean goal that caused a spontaneous ovation from all the youth fans, not knowing that they were laying the first stone there to get the Portuguese to leave Madrid for start your new sports project there. The case is that the penalty, which it occurred in the 93rd minute, it was not possible to shoot until 98 ‘. For five minutes the Italians went to their usual tricks to delay the launch and make Cristiano nervous. In vain. First until Buffon’s deputy, Pole Szczesny, came out. Then with the continued protests of Chiellini and company to the referee. They moved the ball twice from the penalty spot to decentralize the Portuguese. But Cristiano, to his. When he released the crack in the 98th minute the ball entered the square. The Bernabéu exploded with joy and joy. To the semifinals! Then Bayern Munich fell and in the final of Kiev they conquered against Liverpool of Klopp the Tredécima, the third followed by Zidane. But that is another story… The case is that the Italians, with nothing to lose, went 0-3 at the Bernabéu and tied the tie unbelievably. Ramos It was low by sanction and it was noticed a lot. Mandzukic he took advantage of Vallejo’s lack of minutes and with a double, plus a goal from Matuidi, they took the anguish to the stands of the Bernabéu. It seemed that the extension was inevitable when in the 93rd minute Benatia, the Moroccan central defender of the bianconeri, ran over Lucas Vázquez from behind. Of the clearest penalties that a server has seen, but it shows that the anti-madridistas believed that Juve was going to work the miracle because they turned the clear demolition into a pool that only existed in their imagination. Benatia, in fact, was one of the least protested. Yes, Buffon did, earning the red card for telling the Englishman Michel Oliver everything. Buffon, beside himself, went on to say in a mixed zone that “that decision is not made by a man, it is an animal. He lacked sensitivity for giving us a penalty in the discount with the effort we had made. “Come on, whether it is a penalty or not is the least of it for Ganluigi. You have to look at the minute and be sensitive to the guys who went 0-3 on the scoreboard …last_img read more

Series A plans to return to the Cup: “In one month it is possible”

first_imgStep back from Giovanni Rezza. The director of the department of infectious diseases of the Higher Institute of Health Italian, who two days ago had defined “very difficult” for the Italian league to resume, today at ‘Sky Sport’ He was more of a possibility, and clarified that declaring himself a typhoon of Rome was “just a joke.” “Today the Italian league cannot start,” he said, “but in a month it can, obviously behind closed doors and with serious and very rigorous measures.” For Rezza, “every reopening carries a risk: the goal is to make this risk very low, and very tough measures are needed.” “It will decide the policy”, He added, “and I know that the Federation is already thinking about giving very rigorous instructions to reduce the risks for players, workers and the whole community.” According to agency ‘ANSA’, Serie A will ask to play first the semifinals of the Italian Cup, Juventus-Milan and Naples-Inter, to give the other 16 teams one more day to prepare. A first hypothesis for these clashes would be to dispute them on May 27 and 28, and play the Serie A matches on the weekend of the 31st.last_img read more

Roger Riera: “The Federation’s decision does not seem logical to me”

first_img“The NAC Breda had earned on the pitch the option to go up to the Eredivisie. And teams like Den Haag and Waalwijk, who had a very difficult time in First Division, have been favored. It doesn’t seem fair“Riera continues, who does see logic in the KNVB’s decision to abandon the title:” If you can’t play, it seems good to me that there is no champion. “The center-back formed in the FC Barcelona youth academy considers it “strange” that the classification “if it serves to enter Europe, but not to descend.” “Tomorrow we have a meeting in which, I hope, they explain everything to us,” he adds from his confinement in Spain. “When they told us that he wasn’t going to play anymore, I came back and now I’m at my parents’ house“concludes one of the captains of the NAC Breda. The 2019/20 season in the Netherlands is already history. Given the government’s veto of any massive event until September 1, the KNVB (Royal Netherlands Football Association) decided to end the football course. A decision that leaves benefited, but also great losers. It is the case of NAC Breda, whose fifth position in Second allowed him to dream of returning to the Eredivisie from the hand of three Spanish soccer players. “The Federation’s decision does not seem logical to me“, assures this means the Catalan central Roger Riera.“In the Netherlands, the virus is more controlled than in other countries like Spain. I think there was a possibility of ending the season, but the government’s decision changed all our plans,” adds the former FC Barcelona or Celta. Despite chaining six games without losing and occupying promotion play-off positions, the NAC Breda will have to face another season in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie, of whose first period champions were proclaimed. “We understand that not everyone can be content, but we consider that the decision is detrimental to us,” says Riera. “Cambuur and Graafschap had the promotion done, but the remaining 30% of the season has prioritized over the 70% contested. I would prefer that value be given to what has happened in the field and not to what could have happened“, completes the Spanish central.last_img read more

LIVERPOOL VS LEICESTER CITY

first_imgLIVERPOOL VS LEICESTER CITYLIVERPOOL (4-3-3)MIGNOLET, CLYNE, SKRTEL, SAKHO, MORENO, HENDERSON, LUCAS, CAN, LALLANA, FIRMINO, COUTINHOLEICESTER (4-4-2)VARDY, OKAZAKI, MAHREZ, KING, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON, DE LAET, FUCHS, MORGAN, SIMPSON, SCHMEICHELLeicester City’s remarkable success story continues amid growing belief that they could actually win the Barclays Premier League title. The 3-2 win at Everton last Saturday extended their unbeaten league run to 10 games, winning eight.The victory at Goodison Park took Leicester five points clear at the top of the Premier League. Though Arsenal reduced that lead to two points following their 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Emirates on Monday, Leicester still go into the Christmas period top of the tree.And past history suggests a happy new year lies ahead for the Foxes; of the past 23 Premier League champions, 11 were top at Christmas, while all but one – Aston Villa in 1999 – finished the season in the top four, suggesting Champions League football beckons for the King Power Stadium.Liverpool, beaten 2-0 by Watford at Vicarage Road last Sunday, have gone three league games without a win, losing two. Leicester have failed to win in their last four league visits to Anfield, drawing last season and losing the previous three. Previously, Leicester had won three in a row at Liverpool.At Goodison, Riyad Mahrez netted two penalties and now has seven goals in nine Premier League appearances in the month of December, including 2015.Liverpool are still missing Joseph Gomez, Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge and give tests to Dejan Lovren, James Milner and Simon Mignloet, who all missed the defeat at Watford. Leicester welcome back Robert Huth after suspension and test Danny Drinkwater and Jamie Vardy.last_img read more