‘Cherry’ ripe for captaincy

first_imgIt looked as though youngster Jake Trbojevic would assume the role on a permanent basis having already filled in at times in 2016 while Lyon was out injured. But Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett opted for the more experienced Daly Cherry-Evans; a move that has been emphatically backed by his teammates. Prop forward Brenton Lawrence – who is a member of Manly’s leadership group – told NRL.com the halfback’s elevation to skipper made perfect sense given what he had already achieved at the club, as well as the fact he was locked in for life after signing an eight-year deal in 2015. “He’s got a great head on his shoulders and a big, strong neck to support that head,” Lawrence joked. “He’s an exceptional talent and I’m glad that he’s the captain because he’s going to be around at our club for a long while. “I think with Blake Green coming in to join him in the halves, it gives him more opportunity to balance both the captaincy as well as being the halfback of the side, which are two rather large responsibilities. “He leads by example, but when it’s time to say something he’ll say the right things. He’s played Origin, he’s played for Australia and he’s won a grand final and is still relatively young. He brings that experience that a lot of people don’t have, and it’s something for the younger guys to aspire to.”Cherry-Evans will receive plenty of support from his leadership group, especially Trbojevic who was named as his deputy for 2017. The 22-year-old is seen as the future of the club, along with his brother Tom, and gained valuable experience in the captaincy role throughout 2016.Lawrence said he was impressed with how his teammate had matured over the past 12 months, paying special tribute to the swagger he brought back after his time with the Kangaroos on the Four Nations trip at the end of last season.    “Jake is going to be at the club for a long time and I think that having positive people like Daly and Nate Myles and a few others is going to help Jake over the long run,” he said. “Jake came back from the Kangaroos tour a different man. He picked up a lot of experience and learnt a lot from some of the greats over there. That trip was good for Jake and I’d like to see him around more representative teams for the benefit of our team.”last_img read more

Uni defeats Lasalians 20-6

first_imgUniversity proved too strong, defeating Lasalians 20-6 in round five of the Capital Rugby Union competition B Grade division today in Port Moresby.The Uni Piggies, who are currently fourth on the points ladder, were on fire in the first half, scoring two tries but  unsuccessful  with conversions.Piggies’ first try came 10 minutes into the game through Willie Tepa who scored a corner try following quick passes and great footwork displayed by the forward pack.The Piggies backline was strong throughout the entire first half, preventing Lasalians, who currently sit ninth on the points ladder, from scoring.They scored again 15 minutes later from a great run away try through Kenneth Vagi taking the score up by another five points while Lasallians struggled to score as they trailed terribly at half time 10-0.Lasalians came firing back in the second half but not enough to taste victory after they scored only one try through Curtis Yagas, followed by a successful conversion from Dickson Watt Jr taking the score to 10-6.Piggies continued to score in the last 20 minutes of the game with two more tries from Elias Misi and Koneva Levi as they settled on 20-6 at full time.In other results, Brothers defeated Crusaders 15-13, Wanderers thrashed Spartens 41-0 and North Harbor Vikings defeated Southern Chiefs 14-5.last_img read more

Successful year for Barras and Lewas

first_imgThe Barramundis started the year with a hard fought defeat in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Intercontinental Cup (ICUP) and T20 International Series to Ireland, before defeating Kenya at home in the ICC World Cricket League (WCL).Then they travelled to Australia to compete in the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) Premier League where they finished a very respectable third place on 34 points with four wins, three draws and one loss.The Barramundis continued their winning ways defeating Namibia in the ICUP and WCL matches at home, to propel them into top place in the WCLC and fourth place in the ICUP after four rounds. The Barramundis finished the year with a 2-1 defeat in a One Day International (ODI) Series in Hong Kong. “The Barramundis went from strength to strength this year and they have a wonderful opportunity to finish in the top four of both the ICUP and WCL next year.“Credit must go to the High Performance Department, led by Rarua Dikana and Head Coach, Dipak Patel, coaches and the players for their hard work and professionalism this year.“Already, the HEBOU PNG Barramundis have a busy 2017 Schedule, with matches against Australian State Teams, Scotland, Hong Kong, Scotland, UAE and possibly English County Teams and International 2nd XI Teams planned,” said Campbell.The Lewas also had a very successful year, winning the ICC East Asia Pacific (EAP) Women’s Trophy in Samoa without losing a single match.This victory meant that they qualified for the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Sri Lanka in February, 2017. “The Lewas improved outstandingly in 2016, with a larger pool of female players vying for selection in the national team from all parts of PNG.“There is a great opportunity for the girls to show their skills against some of the best women cricketers in Sri Lanka next year, but also qualify for an ICC World Cup for the first time.“Rodney Maha (Coach) and Cathryn Fitzpatrick (Consultant Coach) must be given a lot of credit to grooming these women into international cricketers.“There is still a lot of work to be done both on and off the field but we are on the right track,” said Campbell.last_img read more

Ajax’s first kit, in 1900, was black

first_imgAjax was founded on March 18, 1900. That Ajax originally wore a completely black uniform (T-shirt, pants and socks) with a red band tied at the waist of the players. The band was a complement, was not part of the shirt but the official kit. A short time later, that uniform was replaced by a red and white striped t-shirt with black pants, which are the three colors of the Amsterdam flag. The White T-shirt with a vertical strip toncha of Red color has always identified to Ajax, being one of the clothes most appreciated by football fans for their singularity, beyond the prestigious history that the club has won throughout its successful chronology. However, the most fans He doesn’t know that Ajax didn’t always dress like that. Moreover, this is the third different kit that has looked along his story. With that rojiblanca shirt he played for years until, in 1911, Ajax achieved promotion to Primera. Then he saw forced to change it because the Roterdam Sparta, the oldest club in the country (1888), dressed exactly same, colors that it still maintains today. As at that time did not exist the Second equipment for home games, according to the regulations the most recent club in the highest category should change the uniform. Thus, the new Ajax uniform chosen for the obligation of having to leave his was the current: white t-shirt with red stripe wide on chest and back with white pants.last_img read more

Van Dijk explodes against those who think they threw the FA Cup: “That’s stupid”

first_imgAnd that bad streak has caused them to win over the team, which they have come to face that they don’t want to win competitions like the FA Cup to be fresh in other tournaments. And Van Dijk has not bit his tongue, responding to anyone who thinks that, as he collects Mirror: “That’s stupid. We want to win in every competition. We show it against Chelsea with the alignment and energy we put in. We try to do everything we can to win.” Virgil van Dijk is probably the best defense in the world right now. The Dutch defense of Liverpoolchampion of Europe, he is having a great season with his club, but in recent weeks there have been potholes along the way. They were undefeated in the Premier League and since February 18 they have won three losses in four games, (1-0 in the Champions League against Atlético de Madrid, 2-0 in the Premier League against Watford and 2-0 against Chelsea in the FA Cup). 4 Premier League* Data updated as of March 5, 2020 However, he regrets that after such a good campaign people have lost their patience so quickly for three bad results: “In life there are people who are never satisfied. They are always looking for negative things. Either you continue with that negative spirit or you focus on the good things. I prefer to focus on the good things.”The central is convinced that they will achieve the objectives that have been set, but took the opportunity to ironize about the Premier League, which will hardly escape their hands, since they have a large advantage over the Manchester City: “We are in a very good situation. Close to what we all hope to achieve. Let’s go for it. Let’s focus only on the Premier League, because it is very small, huh?”last_img read more

Hazard’s stitches removed

first_imgHazard, as this newspaper reported, He is at his house in Madrid. When the club announced the quarantine to its employees for the positive of a player of the basketball section, the attacker had already returned from Dallas. Thus, will carry out its rehabilitation in Spain. Like the rest of his colleagues, he has a specific plan for isolation and will have the advice and care of the entity’s physicians instantly. The COVID-19 stoppage in soccer has saved Hazard time. Instead of missing games, he will be burning stages in his recovery. The initial withdrawal period was estimated at between two and three months, so the club awaits you back this year for the competition … if it returns. Good news for Real Madrid in the midst of a health crisis due to the coronavirus. TO Eden Hazard, operated on the 5th day of a fissure in the right distal fibula, the stitches have already been removed, as reported by the journalist Arancha Rodríguez (COPE).The medical services of the white club have been able to verify that the state of the area in which the intervention was carried out is very good. This represents an important advance in the evolution of the Belgian player, since the first two weeks after going through the operating room are decisive to limit your recovery period.last_img read more

Granada players follow a nutritional plan to maintain muscle mass

first_img“We have established nutrition guidelines depending on when each player trains to receive a protein intake. The idea is to reduce the intake of carbohydrates, which tend to accumulate, produce fats and, therefore, alter body composition of the players, “he added.The Galician rojiblanco insisted that the final goal is that, “as soon as normality can be returned to and return to training, the muscle mass will be as deteriorated as possible” also bearing in mind that “an intense process of competition awaits them” “when the alarm state ends.Arroyo believes that this nutritional plan will also serve each footballer to “try to stimulate their immune system, so that their defense system is as strong as possible.”In this sense, he added, it promotes “the intake of protein after exercise” and the consumption of “everything that stimulates the immune system” such as “foods rich in vitamin C, vitamin E or some algae” with which this is achieved. objective.The Granada doctor recalled that there are “many cases of people who have been detained for many years and have managed to make their confinements periods of reflection and improvement”, so he sees it possible to get out of it “even in better conditions than a person had before it. “ The Granada squad follows a nutritional plan designed by its medical services during this period of confinement in Spain due to the coronavirus pandemic, in order to prevent the loss of muscle mass of its players and stimulate their immune system while LaLiga Santander resumes.Dr. Manuel Arroyo, one of the members of the Granada club’s medical services, explained that this specific plan goes hand in hand with the physical exercises carried out by each footballer at home and consists of “nutritional recommendations according to the type of training that is done every day. ““The main objective is that there is no loss of muscle mass in the players, which is what we know scientifically that occurs in this type of situation,” said the doctor of the Atletico team in statements provided by the club.He warned that “regular movements, walks or training in the field involve a great deal of physical activity, but beating all the time at home the body suffers despite working also at home.”last_img read more

Borussia returns to work, in the field and in pairs

first_imgWhile one part is in the gym, the other goes to the training ground to exercise on the grass. In this case they do it in pairs and with time intervals. The Bundesliga will be stopped, at least, until April 30, but the teams are slowly returning to activity in a controlled manner. Borussia distributed its players throughout the fields of the sports city and has established shifts so that they are staggered upon arrival at the facilities. Specific and personal training plans are behind us. The obsession is to feel the feeling of the grass and the ball as soon as possible, while at the same time the battle against the coronavirus is taking place. Germany has more than 63,000 infections, but has only registered 560 fatalities. Borussia Dortmund do not wait any longer. The Ruhr club has taken the step and today its players have traveled to the sports city to resume training. They have already left confinement behind to return to work, although Favre’s team does it in a very controlled way. Thus, a detailed plan has been designed so that the measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus are respected. The staff has been divided into pairs and groups.last_img read more

Thomas Müller will remain at Bayern until 2023

first_img“Both sides signed with good feeling,” attacker Müller was quoted in the statement. “It was my absolute priority to renew with Bayern; the club saw it the same. I have a total of two thirds of my life at Bayern. Therefore, it cannot be said that I accompany the club or he me. Fight for each other. This club does not suppose any type of pattern for me, it is my passion. I am very happy to be here for two more years and I will give it my all, both on and off the pitch, “added Müller. Of course, his love for the rojiblancos also came to live its ups and downs. At the beginning of the season, Under the orders of Niko Kovac, Müller did not count and he was out of eleven more times than he expected. It was then that rumors began to emerge about a possible farewell to one of Bayern’s hallmarks, but the arrival of Hansi Flick on the Allianz Arena bench in November changed everything. Müller returned to be the protagonist, his ten goals and 19 assists were key in the reconquest of the leadership and the passion re-emerged. It was an open secret. Thomas muller he will continue to be part of the club of his life. As announced by Bayern Munich this Tuesday through his website, the 2014 world champion He has renewed his contract at the Allianz Arena for two more years until June 2023. After Hansi Flick, coach of the German champion, who also stamped his signature under a contract until 2023, Müller is the second protagonist of the Bavarian team whose renewal comes to fruition. The futures of Neuer, Thiago, Alaba, Javi Martínez and Boateng remain to be resolved., all with contracts until 2021.center_img “I am happy that Thomas has renewed his contract for two more years until June 30, 2023,” were the words of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, president of the board of directors of the club in this regard. “I want to thank Thomas and his representative Ludwig Kögl for conducting the talks so fairly and reliably. Oliver Kahn (new member of Bayern’s board of directors) and Hasan Salihamidzic (sports director of the club) also did a great job, “concluded Rummenigge.last_img read more

Ronaldo, close to uniting the football and basketball clubs of Valladolid

first_imgThis all happens when it is settled whether the crimson club will be part of the ACB next season after it led virtually all the competition until the league break and continued as first. If finally, as it seems, the Federation advances in the proposal for Valladolid and Guipuzcoa to ascend, the people of Valladolid would have to have resolved, above all, the issue of conversion into a Sports Public Limited Company. The Valladolid station says that the conversations, of which the City Council is duly informed, are on the right track so that basketball is integrated as one more section of Real Valladolid, assuming the colors and the emblem of the Ronaldo club and being part of the Sociedad Anónima Deportiva, indispensable step for the basketball team to play next season in ACB, in a league with 20 teams. Those interested look at the precedent of Basketball Sevilla and Betis, although the Sevillian basketball club had already played in ACB and was a Public Limited Company.If the union is done, but the promotion could not be done finally, the new section of the blanquivioleta club would go on to prepare a project to face the assault on the ACB in the next season, always keeping the budget balance, but now you don’t think about it. With Jorge Garbajosa, president of the Federation, ready to do anything so that the two stipulated promotions are fulfilled, and the mayor of Valladolid, Óscar Puente, pushing the option of union and promotion, the illusion of white-and-white basketball grows at times. Mike Hansen, president of the Valladolid Basketball Club, was already anticipating it at AS on Wednesday, as a possibility, as a way to explore, and it seems that reality is closer than intuited. As Cadena Ser told in Valladolid this morning, The conversations between the top leader of the CBC and Matt Fenaert, CEO of Real Valladolid, have already taken place and there is a good harmony on both sides for the union, waiting for the last word, that would have the Brazilian Ronaldo Nazario, maximum shareholder of the football club, who already at the time leaned to lend his support to the basketball team.last_img read more