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first_imgCoach Michael Cheika on Thursday (Friday NZT) selected Moore, who will retire from the sport after the match, ahead of Tatafu Polota-Nau in one of two changes from the side that lost 30-6 to England at Twickenham last weekend.The 34-year-old Moore had planned on playing one more Super Rugby season with the Queensland Reds but earlier this week decided the Wallabies’ clash with Scotland would be the last game of a 15-year career.”I’d started planning for life after rugby since announcing my retirement from the international game back in July this year and the opportunity that I was exploring materialised probably six months earlier than I had expected,” said Moore, who made his Australia debut 12 years ago.Ben McCalman has been brought in on the flank to replace the injured Ned Hanigan in the other change.Tonga-born prop Taniela Tupouhas been thrown straight into the match day 23-man squad two days after becoming eligible to play for Australia and is likely to get his first run out on Saturday. Tupou joined the squad last week in London.Australia meet Scotland for a second time this year after a surprise 24-19 loss in Sydney in June.It is also the last game of the year for the Wallabies, who beat Wales 29-21 in their opening match of a three-test British tour before last Saturday’s record defeat to England. Photo by: IAN MACNICOL/GETTY IMAGES. Caption: Stephen Moore will play his 129th and final test match for the Wallabies against Scotland. WALLABIES: Kurtley Beale, Marika Koroibete, Tevita Kuridrani, Samu Kerevi, Reece Hodge, Bernard Foley, Will Genia, Sean McMahon, Michael Hooper (captain), Ben McCalman, Blake Enever, Rob Simmons, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore, Scott Sio. Reserves: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Tetera Faulkner, Taniela Tupou, Luknan Tui, Lopeti Timani, Nick Phipps, Karmichael Hunt, Henry Speightlast_img read more


first_imgThe Warriors were penalised for holding on to Storm prop Jesse Bromwich in the play the ball, which allowed the Storm to even up the scores before kicking the winning field goal.But NRL head of football Graham Annesley said a scrum should have been called because Bromwich did not play the ball correctly and Cameron Smith knocked on.last_img


first_imgThe FIFA U20 World Cup is scheduled for November 13 to December 3 this year.The squad will move into Goroka next month for the U20 National Team selection process.PNG Football Association congratulated the 28 players in a statement for being selected.Ten of the 28 players were part of the senior side that lost to New Zealand in the first leg of the Olympic Qualifier at the PNGFA Academy in Lae recently.The World Cup is only 10 months away and PNGFA stated that we are set and ready to host the other 15 nations that will be here for the tournament.Canada, Mexico, USA, Brazil and Venezuela rounded off their qualification late last year, joining France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Ghana, Nigeria, New Zealand and host PNG.The selected players are: Lace Kunei, Eunice Dambui, Olive Upaupa, Cynthia Stanis, Jacobeth Bani, Sheilla Gubag, Leah Noah, Gloria Balamus, Gloria Laeli, Yvonne Gabong, Joy Tsuga, Marie Kaipu, Nicollette Ageva, Tetoria Robert, Ramona Quintina Padio, Anna Bulum, Younicher Wablasu, Desleigh Darius, Michaella Kurabi, Hegga Gerald, Elien Manup, Lavina Hola, Rosewitha Puso, Christo Mato, Branchley Hamipa, Esmeralda Waipo, Margaret Joseph and Belinda Giada.The players will need to confirm their attendance with PNGFA as this will assist with other preparations, including making sure their educational requirements are fulfilled.last_img read more


first_imgTournament Coordinator, Sengelo Skonga said the judiciary is made up himself, Vice President of the Port Moresby Suburban Rugby Football League, Noel Mapu and is headed by police Sergeant, Steven Waula who is the chairman of the judiciary.‘Disciplining players, officials or supporters when they get out of line is key to having a successful tournament.“So far, we’ve had only two complaints since the tournament started last Saturday. We’ve addressed both already.“We haven’t had any major issues with the tournament which means the teams know their rules and are following them,” said Skonga.The Governor’s Christmas Cup grand final will be played this Saturday at the Kone Tigers Oval.last_img


first_img01/09/2020 – 21:58 | 22:43 – 9/01/20 Those of Simeone trace a match (2-3) that had deservedly lostThe culé team disappears in the final stretch of an exciting matchThe goals of Morata and Correa in the end cite the rojiblancos with Madrid Instead of where women are degraded by the mere fact of being women and thousands of kilometers away from the fans of both teams, the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup between Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid reeked of one more match among all those who play for a title in which you risk more than you earn. However, what happened in Jeddah was an ode to the inexplicable from which the rojiblancos won, with a 2-3 that takes them to the final against Real Madrid.Everything was based on the survival instinct. The one that the Athletic one possesses in enormous quantities and the one that the Barcelona loses between the hands. Only in this way is it understood that it is the mattresses and not the culés who are at the end of Sunday. Atletico lacked everything for 80 minutes, but he did it dodging death sentences. Some were stopped by Oblak and others stopped by the VAR. Later, the faint of Barça took advantage of the Simeone squad with an unusual faith and a decisive final arreón, led by Vitolo’s fresh legs.In spite of everything, the party must leave a very negative reading for those of Simeone. He was totally dominated by Barcelona, ​​with and without the ball. Locked up in his field, he had to endure the precise circulation of rival ball and the physical phenomenon that is an Arturo Vidal that alone is worth as an army. The center of the rojiblanco field was deactivated, with Thomas, Saúl and Héctor Herrera collected errors at full hands and an imperial Busquets in the management of the soccer culé and also in the recovery after loss. Messi was soon awake, testing from the front on a couple of occasions, without danger. Savic and Felipe, co-managed, were able to draw two services of Griezmann rights to the head of Luis Suárez in the last breath. The clearest was for the Frenchman, who relied too much on the unproven humanity of Oblak. The Slovenian, in hand to hand, took out his arm and denied his ex-partner as much as the entire stadium took the goal for granted. On the athletic side, a foul shot by Héctor Herrera and many, many doubts. Photo: EFE To try to scare them, the ‘Cholo’ put Koke by the Mexican, and in the first surprise of the night, the change was successful at 18 seconds: those that took the ‘6’ to take advantage of Correa’s filtered pass to beat to Net. The joy did not last long for Atlético, who in five minutes suffered the peck of Messi, in a right that took place after a rejection and with the passivity of Thomas. The result better reflected what was seen on the grass, and the feelings also endorsed it: Barcelona played and played as it had done until then … but Oblak had other plans. The goalkeeper took a blow to Messi and a new Vaseline to Griezmann. He could not do anything when the Argentine, with Saul covering him with his eyes, broke the hip of the ‘8’ and put it to keep. This time it was the VAR who entered to whistle a previous hand. But even Oblak has limits. With Lodi to see them coming, Suarez came alone on the second stick to shoot with his head. The elsoveno took it as he could, but in the clearance he could not correct the slowness of Felipe, who could only see how Griezmann also traced with the head. Already with the result in favor, Barcelona maniató and mistreated Atlético. But without killing him. Oblak did another miracle before the shot of Luis Suarez, Messi did not adjust well to the long stick, the VAR annulled (well) a goal from Piqué out of Vidal’s game … and, suddenly, something creaked. Fainting of BarcelonaIt didn’t ring, it wasn’t noticeable until the first loss came. Barcelona dissolved like a sugar bowl in a matter of seconds, from one moment to another. The transformation coincided with the entry into the Vitolo field, which provided Atlético with speed and poison in the final meters. The rojiblancos smelled the blood and decided to really push, and the revolution began. It was the Canary who, after a loss of Griezmann, stood alone before Neto and took the penalty. Morata did not forgive and, faced with the disbelief of everyone, marked the tie. It was ten minutes to go and the best was yet to come. After an incomprehensible action of the VAR when not indicating hand of Piqué within the area, the Athletic one continued pressing. Thus came a new loss in which Morata left Correa in his hand in front of Neto. The Argentine, true to his style, defined badly, fatally, but the goalkeeper’s rejection went straight to the net. Barça only had a spontaneous reaction, a steamer based on balls to the pot. A mirage. Marcos Llorente was about to make the 2-4 with a slalom to the goal with a shot that Neto cleared with trouble. Correa’s goal had been final. To end a Barcelona with feet of clay. To send an Atletico to the final of the Super Cup that has already exhausted all the topics on resistance. Data sheet:Barcelona: Neto, Sergi Roberto, Umtiti, Piqué, Jordi Alba, Busquets (Rakitic 85 ‘), Vidal, De Jong (Ansu Fati 89’), Luis Suárez, Griezmann and Messi.Atlético de Madrid: Oblak, Trippier, Felipe, Savic, Lodi (Vitolo 67 ‘), Héctor Herrera (Koke ​​46’ (Marcos Llorente 72 ‘)), Thomas, Saúl, Correa, Joao Felix and Morata.Goals: 0-1 Koke (min 46), 1-1 Messi (min 51), 2-1 Griezmann (min 62), 2-2 Morata (min 81), 2-3 Correa (min 86).Referee: González González, from the Castilian school in La Mancha. He piled yellow card to Piqué, Luis Suárez, Vidal, Neto, Marcos Llorente, Felipe, Savic and Thomas. Stadium: King Abdullah Sports City.last_img read more


first_imgIt was a game in which we were not well, but the result is bulky. They were very effective. We did not deserve to win the game, we have to improve.Another day that passes outside the direct promotion posts …We have been able to approach the direct ascent positions for a few weeks and we are not doing so. There is a lot of league left and there is time to do it. We have staff and time to do it and we are there. We want to chain several victories to put ourselves in the positions of direct ascent and not leave.You have not won at home since November. Why?It costs us, like 90 percent of the equipment. The teams play with their hobby and are accustomed to their fields. We have accumulated many kilometers, with trips to León, Lugo, Ponferrada, nine hours to each place we have to play. We don’t want excuses, we didn’t have our best day because we weren’t fluid with the ball. How is the team after falling 3 to 1 in Ponferrada?Whenever it is lost, it gives you time to reflect and think about what needs to be improved.What happened to the team? LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of February 2, 2020center_img This week they play in Montilivi against Girona …In this category and in more in the second round, winning is very complicated. With the team we have we can beat anyone. Our illusion remains intact.The club could not sign anyone in their position and has no substitute. How is Mosquera?I’m fine. The winter market is difficult. I am here to play as much as I can and want to help. We have a lot of confidence in the staff we have, in the coaching staff. When we win it’s not all done and when we lose we don’t have to fall apart. There are many games left, the Second is very long.The one who could recover soon is Doukouré …Whenever there are injured partners, we want them to recover as soon as possible. We hope you can be with us as soon as possible and enjoy again.Doukouré and Mboula trained with the groupHuesca returned to work after the trip to Ponferrada and Míchel could count for the first time in a session with Doukouré and Mboula. The midfielder has been recovering from his knee injury since February of last year and medical services hope to incorporate him into normal work from this coming week. Mboula on the other hand trained normally, after exercising last week on the sidelines of his new teammates.last_img read more


first_imgDenis: “We have all gone through that moment. It comes from injuries and needs continuity to demonstrate the quality it has. Obviously, we need it. ”Blades: “Watching him play is a luxury. I am not going to tell you that it is contained so as not to see yellow, the three points of the Bernabéu are worth the same as the rest and we will go there with the idea of ​​winning.Clause: “First I have to play here and give my maximum level to see the possibilities that are in summer.”Permanence: “It coexists better with the pressure of Barça. None of us like to be in this situation, but it also motivates us to get out of there. ”Template: “Last year there was already the same situation. It’s hard, but we have to know how to get the best out of us. It is a feeling of sadness to see you every day like this. The costumes were always together, but lately it is much more motivated. This victory has given us extra motivation. ”Keys: “To win Madrid we have to make a perfect match, giving our best level of play and attitude.” Prize: “Yes, I am at the best moment and very happy for this award, for the work we are doing. I wish that we continue like this and that it be the continuity of the good game ”.Change: “We needed victory at the level of spirits. We are having a few difficult months and this game has given us a boost of motivation. We are doing a great job and we are going to get this done. ”Season: “I think it’s a matter of adaptation. I tried to adapt as quickly as possible, but now I’m fine. I’m happy to be like this. ”Gesture rage: “It’s a lot of emotion because we have been in this situation for many months. It was a very important game because the fans also pushed us and helped us. ”Real Madrid: “It’s a difficult game, we have to go out there to give the maximum to try to get the maximum points possible. They are first and they are demonstrating it with a continuity of play “. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 12, 2020last_img read more


first_imgSome Atlético footballers, once the promotion was known, they approached Neptune, although they had altercations with members of the National Police, who did not let them approach the source where the fans celebrate the triumphs. Fernando Torres, Burgos, García Calvo, Movilla … they did go to Neptuno where a good number of followers, but it didn’t end well. Yes, there was a team dinner to celebrate the return to the First Division.Atlético celebrated its hundredth the following year, on April 26, 2003. And he could do it in the highest category of Spanish football. one8 years later the reality is different and Atlético fights to win the Champions League. Gone is a time where Atlético had to live one of the worst episodes in its history. On April 28, 2002 Atlético returned to the First Division. The rojiblanco team spent two years in hell and on this date their nightmare ended. The team trained by Luis Aragonés tied three goals against Nástic the day before, on April 27, in a Vicente Calderón who was left wanting to see the rojiblanco win. Day 38 of the championship was disputed and Atlético formed with the following team: Burgos; Otero, Santi, Hibic, Antonio López; Aguilera, Nagore, Jesús Muñoz (Colsa, 77 ‘), Dani (Stankovic, 55’); Diego Alonso y Torres (Correa, 60 ‘). Diego Alonso, twice, and Correa, were Atlético’s scorers. Tomás and Cuéllar, on two occasions, scored for the visiting team. The Calderón, which had a full to overflow, had to wait to celebrate the long-awaited ascent.It came a day later. Recreativo lost 1-2 against Leganés in Nuevo Colombino and Jesús Gil celebrated the promotion in style. Atlético finished the season with 79 points and was champion. Racing was second and Recreativo third. Atlético, led by Luis Aragonés, regained the place that should never have been lost. Diego Alonso, with 22 goals, was the top scorer in the category.last_img read more


first_imgAnthony Patrick is still at Waterhouse despite being relieved as head coach of the struggling Premier League team. He remains at the club as assistant coach and is also in charge of the youth programme. Patrick returned to Waterhouse as interim coach of the Red Stripe Premier League outfit following the resignation of Calvert Fitzgerald, who started the season in charge. Poor results led to Fitzgerald stepping aside. Patrick took over. However, the team continued to struggle. It was rumoured that Paul Young would have taken over some two months ago, but the deal was finalised last week and Young took charge on Friday. When contacted yesterday, Patrick explained his role at the club. “I was playing an interim role until Paul Young came in. Now he is at the club, so I am his assistant and also in charge of the youth programme,” Patrick told The Gleaner. Young, who also had a stint at Waterhouse in 2009, a 2-2 draw against Tivoli Gardens last Sunday at Waterhouse Stadium. Although Waterhouse are at the foot of the table, on 14 points from 17 games, Patrick remains hopeful they will start winning soon. “It will take self-discipline from players. He (Young) is stressing on that, as it is important in moving forward. “We are trying to get the players to concentrate for the entire game. We have to be hopeful that the team can start winning. With five games remaining in the second round, the aim is to win those games then enter the third and final preliminary round in an improved position and take it from there. “We still have a chance of making the last four for the championship play-off,” Patrick said. Waterhouse next play Cavalier SC at Stadium East this Sunday, starting at 5 p.m.last_img read more


first_imgJamaica Football Federation (JFF) president, Captain Horace Burrell, said his hands are clean and does not fear being prosecuted in connection with the ongoing investigations into corruption at football’s world governing body FIFA and has vowed to oversee changes that will restore CONCACAF’s reputation. Since May this year, two presidents – Jeffrey Webb and Alfredo Hawit – of CONCACAF, the confederation representing football bodies from the Caribbean and North and Central America, have been arrested as the United States Justice Department in conjunction with Swiss authorities investigate malfeasance amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. Webb, who was arrested in May, and Hawit, jailed in early December, were among an estimated 30 football officials who were arrested between May and December this year. Webb has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges in US Federal Court. Arising from the arrests, Burrell, a close friend and business partner of Webb, was among several officials appointed to an executive committee at CONCACAF that will oversee the running of the confederation until elections are held in May 2016. Asked if there were fears among the committee members about further arrests, Burrell said he was not fearful of being implicated of anything sinister. “I can only speak for myself; I have absolutely no fear or concerns and I am sure my other colleagues would feel the same way, but you just can’t swear for anyone in this case, so we just have to hope,” he said. Meanwhile, he said CONCACAF executives have been aggressively pursuing solutions to the ongoing crisis that will ensure that in future the organisation will not have to endure the embarrassment of the ongoing situation. He claims proposed reforms being pursued within CONCACAF will exceed those being put in place at FIFA. “It is now said CONCACAF are the trendsetters for the reform process because we are going deeper in some of the areas than FIFA is,” he said. “So currently, we are on track to repair the image, to rebuild the image and to chart a course that will see us not getting back into this situation. “Whoever goes there eventually will not have an opportunity to slip back into what has caused us to be in this position.”last_img read more