The South Sydney playmaker withdrew from the Auckland Nines earlier in February due to hamstring tightness as a precautionary measure, and also didn’t play in the Rugby League All Stars game despite being initially named in the World All Stars side.Reynolds performed strongly in his side’s Charity Shield win over the Dragons on Sunday, but will potentially miss the first four rounds of Souths’ 2017 campaign.
With Australia leading arch rivals New Zealand by just four points in the women’s standings, and Fiji only seven points clear of South Africa at the top of the men’s standings it promises to be a thrilling finale to the series with both titles very much all still to play for.The men’s pool draw sees series leaders Fiji in a tough group with third placed New Zealand, Kenya and Samoa in Pool A. South Africa who are hot on the heels of Fiji have been drawn to play Canada, Russia and Scotland.Pool C sees Ireland fresh from their surprise bronze medal triumph in London take on Australia, Wales and Spain. In Pool D hosts France are drawn with England, Argentina and USA.The men’s competition begins on Saturday with Australia taking on Wales in the first game of the day at 09:00 local time (GMT+2).At the bottom end of the standings relegation matters will be resolved as one women’s and one men’s team will drop out of the core teams for the 2018-19 series to be replaced by China and Japan respectively following their victories at the qualification event in Hong Kong in April. Russia currently occupy the relegation spot in the men’s series, while Japan are in danger of dropping out of the women’s series. read more
Media representatives with games passes will be allowed into the games.Those who don’t have passes will be turned away.PNG Loop visited the games venues this morning for a wrap up of what is happening and was told by the securitiesat the gate.Meanwhile most Pacific Island countries have arrived in the country for the challenge during the games.The opening ceremony will be on Saturday July 4, 2015 at BSP stadium in Port Moresby.
Soti beat off attempts by Australian professionals Jason Dawes and Brad Burns, scoring a nett 54-hole total of 204.Dawes, last year’s NG Open winner, tallied 211 and Burns scored 211.Played at the idyllic Ralum golf course, the Open drew good crowds to watch the players tackle the seaside greens and fairways.In the ladies Open, new professional golfer Cherie Alison wonon a score of 209, outdoing the men professional golfers!She won from last year’s winner Lisa Jean.The ladies amateur winner was Aumi Cholai on 260.The mens team winners were: Ross White, Jon Seeto, Mark Edwards and the non playing captain – Peter Lung (also the tournament director).Photo: New Britain Open champion Soti Dingi being carried by lady professionals l-r Cherie Alison- ladies winner, Lisa Jean and Vicky ThomasPhoto by Cedric Choi read more
The grant will be used for administration purposes to pay for rentals, staff salary and other logistics.NSL board chairman Isaac Lupari confirmed that he will be signing an agreement with the PNG Sports Foundation regarding the annual grant.Lupari said they will officially make the announcement once all the paper work is completed and all approvals have been processed through the government system.“This is one way of the government coming forward to support NSL for the first time as they see the importance of soccer.“They’re aware of where soccer is moving today and what soccer can do to enhance human resource development and creating a decent harmony and peaceful community,” Lupari said.He also thanked the government for dedicating the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium as the home of NSL which will see most games to be played there during the 2016-2017 season.He thanked the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko for recognising the needs of soccer in the country. read more
IAAF World Junior Championships Kimbe 24 – 25 October Kokopo Suva Fiji 31 to april 3 PNG Games (Athletics 4 to 10) Gold Coast Marathon/Half Marathon National Championships 3 Sydney September Weekly competition continues Weekly competition continues Australian National Championships All Centres May/June Melanesian Championships Lae All Centres July This comes after a delay which was caused by uncertainties over funding and event scheduling.In releasing the calendar, Tony Green said that it had been hoped that a start could have been made this year on a schools competition programme.“This needs to be a three way partnership between Athletics PNG, the Department of Education and the PNG Sports Foundation.“A delegation from PNG attended the 2014 Coca-Cola Games in Fiji to see how a successful schools programme works there, but this project has not moved forward since then.Green further expressed disappointment that the country was not building on the success of the Pacific Games.“We really wanted to keep the momentum going he said but the same enthusiasm that was present before the Games were not maintained afterwards”.“However it is not all doom and gloom for athletics, with an announcement expected soon concerning a grass roots development programme,” said Green.2016 Calender:ATHLETICS PNG CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2016 July April September March 12 to 21 19 to 24 Bydgoscz Poland New Guinea Islands Regional Championships June 26 to 10 Dec Port Moresby Rio de Janeiro , Brazil August 19 Southern Region Championships Lae 1-Feb 28 – 29 March July Weekly Competition begins Olympic Games (athletics) Gold Coast 11 to 13 7 to 9 Highlands – Momase Regional Championships All Centres November read more
Zidane sent a buried message to Mariano and Brahim in the press conference prior to the meeting between Real Madrid and Valladolid. A few days after the close of the market, the white coach was asked if he intends to have a conversation with both players to let them see that, given the lack of opportunities, they should do as Odriozola, who has just gone to Bayern Munich. Zidane repeated, as he has been doing, that everyone knows their situation and that if they stay they will play … when there is opportunity. “Everyone has their situation, I talk to the players from time to time. Everyone knows their situation, then the player has to choose and do. I am not here to say what they have to do. If I do, I speak directly with the player. They are here and I will count on them. I will count on them… when I can ”Zidane answered the question about both players. The two have been approached by the club to study being released, but both refuse. Mariano’s case is complicated: he has a high salary (almost five million euros net per season) and he doesn’t find who takes care of those emoluments, besides being a Champions or Europa League team, where he can have a good showcase. Brahim would have it much easier, he has many suitors (the Getafe said it publicly), but he refuses to leave Madrid; He is convinced that he can change Zidane’s opinion with opportunities such as the Copa del Rey, where he left and not only scored one goal, but also caused another. That “when you can” is palmar, considering what both players have participated so far. They are, in fact, the two players who have had less minutes of the squad, except for Asensio, injured since July. Mariano has played 44 minutes in two games at the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabiaí, because Benzema was injured and had no Zidane more strikers. Y Brahim has counted something else, but little: 77 minutes in five games, scoring a goal in Salamanca last Wednesday. read more
The Acapulco Match is introduced as an amazing event for Rafa Nadal in the struggle for the number 1 rating. If the Balearic is proclaimed champion, he would add 500 factors to stand at 9,850 (defends 45 final 12 months), so he would surpass Djokovic in the standings … though he should wait to see what the Serbian does in the Dubai Obligation Free Tennis Championship, the place he’ll compete subsequent week. Rafa Nadal is already in Mexico to compete subsequent week at the Mexican Open in Acapulco (February 24-29), in a ordinary match in the calendar of the tennis participant manacorí in current years.Nadal, winner of the match in 2005 and 2013, will search for his third title in the Mexican match, the place final 12 months he fell in the spherical of 16 in opposition to Nick Kyrgios and in 2017 he misplaced in the closing in opposition to Sam Querrey. read more
In Villarreal it was interesting that Bacca had a rhythm of competition, first not to spoil the rest of the course and, second, not to devalue the player in case of a summer sale. It also happens that the player himself considered the Leganés offer good for providing minutes that allowed him to have options to play the Copa América, one of his fundamental objectives beyond LaLiga. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 5, 2020 LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 5, 2020 That is why, when the RFEF communicated its decision to the Leganés, in La Cerámica they also shared regret with the Blue and Whites. Now all parties feel hurt. The Leganés, for not having lost a key piece without being able to resist and without finding replacement. Villarreal, for not being able to give minutes to Bacca and the player himself, for resigning himself to having a secondary role in the lack of season. Although Bacca’s salary is high (around two million euros net per campaign), the Lega was willing to assume it from here at the end of the season on a loan that they received as an unexpected gift at La Cerámica. The arrival of Paco Alcácer and the hatching of Fer Niño have placed Bacca as the front quarter. His playing options are scarce. The refusal of the Spanish Federation (RFEF) that the Leganés sign a replacement for Martín Braithwaite has had side effects on his next rival. Villarreal also feels affected by a decision that, had it been favorable to the people of Madrid, would have allowed him to leave Carlos Bacca. As As said, the agreement for the transfer of the Colombian was absolute. There was even consensus that on Sunday he could play in the blue and white ceramic dress, with no clause of fear that prevented him. What has now transpired is that, in that pact, Villarreal himself had a lot to do, eager for his striker to enjoy minutes and not be devalued by the end of the season.Sources close to the dialogue consulted by As have confirmed that it was the Yellow Submarine that initially suggested the possibility of letting the Colombian out in the poll that the Leganés was doing to find a striker. The pickles, obviously, welcomed the idea. read more
Yes, but if you keep yourself a little busy … there are people who study, board games with the family or just have a drink and calm the anxiety of being locked up here.In addition to training, what else does time take up?I am with my partner and we share 24 hours. He is a Big Brother, I say that I am going crazy, it is normal that in Big Brother what happens happens. I am lucky to be accompanied. I have exceptional obligations because I have to go out and take the dog out to my mother who cannot be exposed to catching this disease. Whatever you need, the purchase. I do it in the morning and I already go home until the next day.You have to go out every day, but do you think people are aware?I go out every morning with the dog and I see people who are not aware of what we are experiencing. If we put a little on our side, everything will end up leaving before home. It is something I have never seen in my life. Go to a supermarket and see that even the replenishers are not enough. The thing is critical and you have to be aware of all that. We’re screwed if you don’t see it.Granadilla is trying to raise awareness among the population.We are all being human and cautious. Obviously we know that it is a major health risk, especially for the most vulnerable people. We have to be aware that it is very dangerous to expose yourself to the virus. Until it happens, we must obey sanitation and stay home.When the competition returns, will it be like starting again?We will all be in the same conditions. We will reach a state of lower form, but it will not cost us to return to the dynamics because as long as you stay active you are not at zero. Now with the dynamic that we had so positive. We were doing very good things. It is a break that does not suit us because we were ascending. How are you handling this quarantine?I am a person who does not stop at home and the truth is that it is coming in handy because I have more time for myself. At home the walls are thrown over him, it is what he touches, you have to be responsible. I’m not complaining about being here and helping others which is what matters.El Granadilla will have prepared a training plan for these weeks.They have given us a planning particular to all to try to do it at home. It can be done with a few things you have. On the last day we borrowed things from the gym and every day I do certain exercises to keep fit. It will not be the same, but at least you are not stopped and time passes more enjoyable.Is it very rare to train alone?There are times that I train with the physical trainer in the morning. You just have to have an imagination because we don’t have all things. We use bottles, broomsticks … you are looking for life. We are light years away from professional footballers. What we have we take advantage of. According to him planning, I can do the exercises and do the crazy thing, because I always say that at home you don’t run, but I run 60 square meters to touch walls and have fun on my own.And the food?We have been told to take great care of our food. We have a nutritionist who cannot be with everyone. Normally, you have a healthy habit of life and now you have to try to keep it to the letter and stay active, eat well and above all rest because it is the best workout you can have.It will cost being all day at home not to snack on something … read more