Hasler: Errors to blame, not penalties

first_imgAfter starting brightly, the Bulldogs scored the opening try of the game through winger Marcelo Montoya and for the first 35 minutes were arguably the team with the greater share of momentum.But an error by Adam Elliott in the 32nd minute, a penalty against Josh Morris and a knock-on call against Morris as he lunged desperately to stop James Roberts from scoring gifted Brisbane territory and possession which they duly turned into two tries and a 10-point lead at half-time.The possession flow continued to run the way of the home side to start the second half but the Canterbury defence held firm until successive penalties for interference on players chasing kicks gave the home side the impetus with which to score three tries in the space of six minutes.Hasler wouldn’t be drawn on the impact of the penalties in what has become an ambiguous area, instead highlighting the errors prior to half-time that allowed Brisbane to gain the ascendancy.”We’re pretty disappointed with the outcome and the performance tonight,” Hasler said.”I thought we were really good early to be honest. I thought we got away to a good start but again we were probably our own worst enemies.”We just had the momentum our way and we had a couple of crucial errors which were momentum changers for us.”For much of the second half the Bulldogs resembled a boxer stuck on the ropes and holding on for dear life, Brisbane using the weight of possession nudging up near 80 per cent to pound away at the try-line until the opposition relented.Besides Josh Reynolds trying in vain to rein in an Anthony Milford kick the Bulldogs went 15 minutes without touching the ball, captain Aiden Tolman conceding the lack of possession had to eventually take its toll.”It was hard that start of the second half,” Tolman said.”I thought we started the first half really strong. We probably didn’t deserve to be two tries down that first half but we were and we had to come out and complete and we didn’t.”When you give any team that much possession in that field position sooner or later you’re going to crack.”On the back of the [9-4] penalty count, repeat sets that they got, they were too good tonight and they made us pay.”Like they did in their last start win against the Knights the Bulldogs made a late change to their starting team by shifting Moses Mbye into hooker, pushing Michael Lichaa back to the bench and promoting Matt Frawley into the halves.After playing five minutes against the Knights Lichaa only featured for eight minutes against the Broncos, Hasler still to decide how they will line up in future as the mathematicians are brought in to assess their finals hopes.”We’ll have a look at it,” Hasler said.”We just thought we’d mix it up a little bit. We started that way two weeks ago against Newcastle.”There were a couple of soft tries there but I thought our boys tried pretty hard for tonight. Their execution again let us down.”last_img read more

Pritchard, Papalii headline Samoa World Cup squad

first_imgPapalii started in all three State of Origin matches this season and was originally selected to play for Australia in the ANZAC Test in May but was withdrawn due to suspension.The 25-year-old Canberra forward has played nine tests for the Kangaroos but will now wear blue, joining fellow Toa newcomers Zane Musgrove, Jazz Tevaga and Jarome Luai.The squad will be led by Pritchard, who returned to the NRL from the English Super League to join Parramatta this season.The 33-year-old represented the Kiwis at the 2013 World Cup but has since accumulated five test caps for Samoa.Joseph Paulo returns to the side for the first time since 2010 while Ben Roberts, Leeson Ah Mau, Peter and Sione Mata’utia, Sam Tagataese and Tautau Moga add further experience to the squad.A former New Zealand half, Roberts has 12 test caps for Samoa and starred for Castleford in 2017, who take on Leeds in the Super League grand final this weekend.Head coach Matt Parish said it was a strong, experienced squad with the desire to represent Samoa as evident in the disappointment of several NRL players who missed selection.”Despite some players being unavailable due to injury we have a very strong squad that will do Samoa proud,” he said.”It’s a tough group but these boys have lifted before when they have put on the Samoan jersey, and there is a lot of competitiveness to gain selection. I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do.”Rugby League Samoa president Tagaloa Faafouina Su’a said team work would be the focus of the preparations for the squad leading up to the opening game against the Kiwis.”Teamwork requires sacrifice upfront and putting the collective needs of the team ahead of any individual. There is no ‘I’ in team but there is ‘I’ in ‘WIN’,” he said.The Samoa squad will assemble in Sydney next Tuesday and play a Country Rugby League side in Wagga on 13 October.Along with New Zealand, Samoa will face Tonga and Scotland in the World Cup group stages.Samoa squad:Frank Pritchard (C), Bunty Afoa, Leeson Ah Mau, Faámanu Brown, Herman Ese’ese,Pita Godinet, Joey Leilua, Ricky Leutele, Sam Lisone, Jarmoine Luai, Suaia Matagi, Peter Mata’utia, Sione Mata’utia, Ken Maumalo, Tautau Moga, Zane Musgrave, Josh Papalii, Joseph Paulo, Junior Paulo, Ben Roberts, Sam Tagataese, Jazz Tevaga, Young Tonumaipea, Matthew WrightPhoto: PHOTOSPORT Former Kangaroos rep Josh Papalii will represent Samoa at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.last_img read more

Bartomeu already has an official dolphin: Emili Rousaud

first_imgBarça announced Thursday in a statement the appointment of Emili Rousaud, partner 31.011, as the new institutional vice president of the Barça club. Rousaud has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 2015 and, according to the club’s statement, “in these years he has been assigned to the Social Area as the responsible manager of the Office of Specialized Care, department that watches over accessibility policies, inclusion and mobility in the Club ”. If you go to the bottom of the matter, the appointment as vice president of Rousaud is the confirmation that he will be Bartomeu’s dolphin and, therefore, a continuing candidate for the next presidential elections of 2021. Rousaud will also go hand in hand with Jordi Cardoner, current vice president of the social area who has renounced to be a continuous candidate in exchange for being comfortably installed in the organs of power and having access to greater responsibility in the Foundation. The Barça statement explains that “Emili Rousaud i Parés (Barcelona, ​​April 27, 1966), partner 31,011 of FC Barcelona, He has a degree in Business Studies and an MBA from ESADE, a degree in Business Management and Administration from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a Master in Tax Consulting and Management (AGT) from ESADE. On a professional level, he is the founder and general director of Factor Energía, SA, the first electricity trading company born in the liberalized market, and combines Factorenergia management with the vice presidency of the Catalan employers’ association PIMEC. He is also a member of the Plenary Session of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona, ​​as well as a member of the Market Agents Committee of the Spanish Electricity Market, being a promoter and founding member of the Association of Independent Energy Marketers (ACIE), of which he currently He is 2nd vice president. He is vice president of the Catalan association Grup de Gestors Energètics (GGE). On the other hand, he is an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University in subjects related to the marketing area in the Faculty of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication ”. Barça also announced that, at the proposal of President Josep Maria Bartomeu, “the Board of Directors incorporates David Bellver, partner 45.015, as an integrated member of the Sports Area, with functions linked to international competitions organized by UEFA and FIFA. Bellver has been a member and coordinator of the Club’s formative football sports commission, between 2003 and 2005, and since 2010 he has been a representative of the Club’s institutional relations before UEFA ”. It has been to start the year before the elections and start moving the institutional tree in Barça.last_img read more

Lim will agree with Murthy the negotiation for Ferran Torres

first_imgFerran finishes contract in 2021 and its explosion has caught up against the club, which had advanced the renovation of Carlos Soler but not that of Ferran. In fact they have not yet sat down to negotiate. Valencia never seemed in a hurry to give Ferran cheers (Marcelino and also Jorge López – now a technical secretary – they wanted in his day that he had a record of the subsidiary and even Peter Lim was this summer more worried and interested in Kang-in Lee). But now who has the handle of the times is Ferran, hence Murthy is interested in returning from the appointment with Lim with the strategy and conditions to offer clear. The president, taking advantage that Arabia is halfway, traveled to Singapore to meet Peter Lim. There they will talk about the renewal of Garay (very advanced), of reinforcements in January and how to negotiate a new contract with Ferran, Murthy’s hot potato. Ferran, whose clause was set two years ago at 100 million, has settled since the arrival of Albert Celades any debate about his role in the team, despite the fact that in summer it was the fourth alternative for the right wing. This season accumulates 23 official matches (19 of them starting) and has four goals and four assists.center_img The RFEF published a video of a scouting session of the coaching staff of Luis Enrique. In it, without giving names, they talked about futures for the March call of the Spaniard. “It’s a plane,” Luis Enrique said in the talk, referring to a “young man” with “dribble”. In Valencia they know that Ferran Torres is on the radar of federation techniciansAfter all, he is known by the inferiors and recently Vicente Del Bosque, one who was in the house, said about Foios: “He has fantastic potential and we will soon see him in the absolute.” To Valencia a call Ferran would make him happy, although in turn it would put Anil Murthy more pressure to renew him.last_img read more

A new plan to protect Messi

first_imgIn the case of Sport, the argument was striking. Under the headline “SOS Messi” it is explained that the Argentine is “more alone than ever” and it is reported that the Barcelona team is trying to sign players that make it an ecosystem more conducive to Argentina. Specifically, we talk about the signing of a central, a medium, an end and a ‘9’. In the case of the latter, the favorite option by the technical secretariat is Lautaro Martínez, of the Inter, by whom the Barça could offer money plus two regular players according to the Catalan newspaper.On the other hand, Sports world he dedicates his main cover story to the affectation of Coronavirus in the world of sports, but adds that Barça is very attentive to the possible option of signing Ferran Torres, of the Valencia, which ends contract next season and has not yet renewed. It is a classic that after a defeat the possible signings appear in the press the following day to give the fan the lost illusion after an important game that has not finished well. True to the appointment as if it were a clock, the Barcelona press appeared on Tuesday after Sunday’s defeat at Santiago Bernabéu talking about names for a new Culés project.last_img read more

Icardi to Atlético?

first_imgAt this time the Parisian club would have asked him a downgrade to Inter in the footballer’s purchase price, whose clause is 70 million. Ahead still month and a half to exercise the purchase option on the Argentine. While, Juventus also closely follow Icardi’s movements, who has scored 20 in 31 games with PSG this season. “Atlético de Madrid also comes into play for the future of Mauro Icardi“with these words Tuttosport puts Mauro Icardi back in Atlético’s orbit. A rumor that does not stop growing in recent days in the English press. Last summer, when Simeone was looking to close his squad with a striker, the name of the Argentine striker was firmly considered at the offices of the Wanda Metropolitano. Finally Inter transferred it one season with the option to purchase to Paris Saint Germain (PSG).“The Spanish club had already been interested in the Argentine forward at the end of last season, at the moment of maximum tension between the player and the Inter. Now the mattresses could represent the striker’s surprise landing, if Maurito and his wife-agent Wanda Nara prefer to leave Paris“, details Tuttosport in your information. The idea of ​​PSG is to sign the Argentine striker and then get a capital gain, but the crisis caused by the coronavirus also affects him. last_img read more

Aduriz, the ‘Zarra’ of the decade

first_imgBehind the now-player from Las Palmas are two footballers who still play in the League and who could catch up if the competition resumes. In fourth position, Raúl García becomes the top scorer among national midfielders. With 76 goals spread over 316 games, the former player for Osasuna and Atlético de Madrid, and now an Athletic player, is just a little behind Rubén Castro. He is also the Spaniard who has scored the only goal of the game the most times, with 12. With 113 goals in 289 games, the Basque attacker, who during this decade has worn the jerseys of two historical League players such as Valencia and Athletic, has been able to maintain a scoring average of more than 11 goals per season, figures available to few players. His maturity as an athlete has been exemplary and, like good wine, has been improving over the years.Aduriz is also the Spanish footballer who has opened the scoring the most times in the last ten campaigns. He has done it, no more and no less, in 49 games, which speaks to the importance he has had as a reference for his teams, especially in Athletic. What’s more, in 10 of those 49 games he scored the only goal of the match.The ‘Magician’ with the highest scorers Raúl GarcíaAtlético, Osasuna and Athletic76316211960.24 Aritz Aduriz, who is living his last months as a professional footballer at 39, will retire from the king of sports as the top Spanish scorer in the League in the decade. Despite the great strikers who have passed through the Spanish First Division in the last 10 years, the donostiarra will hang his boots as one of the great national ‘killer’ of recent times. Iago AspasCelta and Sevilla98204157690.48 Source: Opta Behind the Athletic player appears another of the great names among the Spanish scorers: Iago Aspas. The ‘Mago de Moaña’ is close to a hundred goals in the last ten years. Despite the fact that the Galician was a season in England, 2013/14 with Liverpool, his 98 goals in 204 games win him to the second position on the list.With 85 fewer games than the Basque striker, caused by his failed move by Liverpool and Seville, and adding that in 2010/2011 he played in the Second with Celta, Aspas has only signed 15 times less. And it is that, like his compatriot of Athletic, his maturity has been splendid. For sample, a button: In his last stage with Celta, he has scored 84 goals in 154 games, while in the previous six seasons he scored 46 goals in 165 games with Celta, Liverpool and Sevilla.Thanks to his great records for goal, the celtiña forward is the Spanish player with the best scoring average in LaLiga (0.48 goals / game) of the decade among footballers who have played more than three games. It is also, the Spanish with the most trophies ‘Zarra’ in that space of time, thanks to the three consecutive ones that he has accumulated in recent seasons. In this way, he surpasses Aduriz, who won the previous two.The praise and awards of Spanish football have been shared between the two forwards in recent years. But curiously, they both share two records. The Basque and the Galician are the Spanish players who have scored the most hattricks (3) and the most doublets (18) in the last decade in our League. Data that speak wonders of two authentic ‘killers’ who have made us enjoy their goals for many years.Other great names of the decade Aritz AdurizValencia and Athletic113289192030.39center_img PlayerClubsGoalsMatchesMinutesGoal / match Talking about Spanish scorers in recent years automatically suggests a name: Rubén Castro. The Canary, despite having only played six seasons in the First in this decade, sneaks as the third top scorer in Spain. With 77 goals in 176 games and an average of 0.44 goals / game, he is the only player on the list who has scored all his goals with a single shirt, that of Betis, where he also spent two seasons in the Second in which he scored 58 goals. Closing the list in fifth position is another of the great forwards that Spanish football has given in recent times: Roberto Soldado. With the Valencia, Villarreal and Granada jerseys, the Real Madrid youth squad has scored 70 goals in 162 games. He is the player on the list who has played the fewest number of matches, having spent two seasons in England and many others in Turkey. Among his achievements is being one of the four Spaniards who has scored four goals in a League match. It was in a Getafe 2-4 Valencia in the 2010/11 season, and he scored all the goals in the second half. In addition to Madrid, Álvaro Negredo, Alberto Bueno and Santi Mina are the other three footballers who have managed to score a ker poker ’. Roberto SoldadoValencia, Villarreal and Granada70162125570.43 LAST TEN SEASONS Ruben CastroBetis77176144370.44last_img read more

Bild: Zidane says yes to Alaba

first_imgBayern Munich winger David Alaba was repeatedly associated with FC Barcelona. Just now, when the renovation of the Austrian defender in the Allianz Arena seems to have stalled, the Bild newspaper puts him in the orbit of Real Madrid. As the newspaper publishes in its Monday edition, Alaba does not rule out changing airs at 27 years of age and LaLiga would be the destination that transmits the most illusion. “Barcelona and Real Madrid are the teams that most seduce Alaba”, underlines the German medium.What’s more, from Bild they take it for granted that Ziedine Zidane would see the arrival of the Bavarian roadrunner with very good eyes. “The Real coach, in principle, is interested in Alaba and sees him in his team,” continues Bild. “But: Alaba’s salary claims, to which should be added the payment for the transfer to Bayern, would be difficult to cover even for Real. The Bayern management knows this, so it will not be put under pressure, “he concludes. For now, both parties agreed to take time before continuing with the negotiation. Bayern wants to put out the fires that are causing the scandal around the renewal of Manuel Neuer and the player environment is testing all the possibilities offered by the market. A key player in the decision about Alaba’s future will be Pini Zahavi, a new agent for the winger who, in his day, has already tried to place Robert Lewandowski in the white house. The agreement between Alaba and Bayern is still far away. It may be the opportunity for Real Madrid.last_img read more

Vidal confident Waterhouse moving in right direction

first_imgWaterhouse Football Club President Fitzroy Vidal says the club has to go shopping in the January window to strengthen areas where it has failed on the pitch this season, this as the local powerhouse team looks to rise from its position at the bottom of the 12-team league.”Certainly, I am not comfortable with the present squad of players. I think that my team needs to be strengthened, and we know where the weak areas are; we have identified them. We think this transfer window presents an opportunity for us to fix that,” admitted Vidal, the club’s new president.”We have conceded too many goals, and that is one of the areas we are looking to strengthen. We have identified the players for those positions, but I won’t call names now. But I am hoping that we can get some of these deals wrapped up and start getting better results,” he told The Gleaner.Waterhouse, currently bottom on 15 points, started the season with Calvert Fitzgerald at the helm. But after a shaky start, he was briefly replaced by former coach Anthony Patrick, before Paul Young assumed responsibilities recently as head coach.Throughout the season, the team has struggled for wins, with only three victories from 19 outings to date.TURNING AROUND CRISISThe Drewsland-based club has dwelled at the bottom of the table for most of the season, but Vidal has no doubt Young can turn the crisis around and return normalcy to the Waterhouse Stadium.”I reached out for the coach that I have confidence in, and that is Paul Young. He had to finish up some other work that he was doing overseas, … and in the interim, I brought in Anthony Patrick.”Paul took a bit longer than I expected to come in, but since Paul came, in his first two games, we got six goals, significantly more than we have been getting. So at least the conversion is taking place now,” the club president assessed.”The discipline and motivation is at a high at the club, all the players have stepped up their games and we believe we are on our way to getting back to the top,” he continued.Vidal has no fear of relegation and remains confident Waterhouse FC will make the top four, despite being 14 points adrift of a play-off spot.”It is all-important for us to be in the League, and I have no doubt at this time that we will not drop out of the league. We believe we belong there. We are satisfied with what we are doing to ensure that we maintain our status in the Premier League, and we are going to compete as we are not done yet. I tell you confidently that we are heading for the semi-finals,” he stated.”I want to say thanks to the fans for standing by us in this difficult time. We know it is not easy, but your support has been a tower of strength behind us. I am happy to be a part of this mighty club and committed to delivering results.”last_img read more

RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

first_imgShericka Jackson – AthleticsFor her achievement in claiming the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running a personal best 49.99 seconds. Jackson ran a personal best in all three rounds of the competition. The 21-year-old Jackson also ran the second leg of the winning 4×400 metres women’s relay at the Championships, opening an almost two-second gap on her United States competition.Sherone Simpson – AthleticsFor her achievement in winning the gold medal in the 100 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Simpson ran a season best 10.95 seconds to take victory in the event, her fastest time in seven years. Simpson also won a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running as an alternate in the semi-final; and a silver medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the Pan American Games, again running in only the semi-final.Rasheed Dwyer – AthleticsFor his achievement in claiming the silver medal in the 200 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. In the process, Dwyer smashed Don Quarrie’s 44-year-old 200 metres Games Record (19.86), setting a new mark of 19.80 seconds in the semi-finals. Dwyer was also part of the gold-medal-winning 4×100 metres Jamaica relay team at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas and was a member of the 4×100 metres relay team, which won the IAAF World Championship (running in the semi-final only).last_img read more