Griffin joins the Bulldogs

first_imgIn addition, he represented Queensland under 17s and 19s, with new team-mate Greg Eastwood and was a member of the winning Ipswich Jets side that won the Queensland Cup in 2015, alongside current Bulldogs player Josh Cleeland. Born in Papua New Guinea and raised in Atherton, Queensland, the 30-year old arrives at Belmore with a wealth of experience in the game.The newest member of the Bulldogs playing roster has played nine Tests for Papua New Guinea, including the 2008 World Cup and 2010 Four Nations tournament. “Rod’s a no-nonsense forward with a strong carry and a good offload. He comes to the club looking for an NRL opportunity and will provide plenty of depth and experience to our squad,” said Bulldogs – Head of Recruitment, Warren McDonnell.PROFILEName: Rod GriffenBorn: January 5, 1987, Papua New GuineaJunior Club: Atherton RoostersPosition: Prop/Second RowHeight: 187cmWeight: 100kgRep Honours: 9 tests PNG, 2008 World Cup, 2010 Four NationsPrevious Clubs: Wests Tigers, Wynnum Manly Seagulls, Northern Pride, Tweed Heads Seagulls, Ipswich Jets.last_img read more

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Kig’s double takes PNG U17 to OFC final

first_imgThe late goal at extra time was scored by Robertlynn Kig who also scored PNG’s first goal.PNG was the first to score when Kig floated home a free kick into the top corner of the goal and found the net four minutes into the game.New Caledonia struggled to escape PNG’s defensive half but couldn’t get past the strong backline as they attempted to score on several occasions.Our girls pushed through the first half to hold a 1-0 lead over New Caledonia at halftime.New Caledonia almost equalised off a corner four minutes into the second half but the header was saved by PNG goalkeeper Faith Kasiray.New Caledonia took the chance after being awarded a penalty 84 minutes into the game to equalise the score 1-1 slotted into the net by Jackie Pahoa.The pressure was on as both teams needed to score to win. At fulltime, the score was locked at 1-1, which forced the game into extra time.PNG took out victory after Robertlynn Kig blasted home the free kick off the crossbar and PNG took the lead 2-1 at three minutes into extra time.PNG will take on New Zealand in the grand final this Saturday following the Kiwi’s win over Fiji 11-0 in the first match today.The winner will have direct qualification to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup at Jordan from 30 September to 21 October.last_img read more

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Atlético: a decade without defeat at the premiere of the new year

first_imgIn three seasons, in fact, Atlético did not lose any match of all who played in January: last, with three draws and three wins in six games, 2013-14, with five wins and three draws in eight, and 2011-12, his first, his arrival, with three wins and a draw in four . Its only mole has been the Copa del Rey, with eliminations in January against Girona last season (two draws), Sevilla in 2017-18 and Barcelona in 2013-14. Since 2011, Atleti has started the years in two ways. Sometimes the Cup (as in 2017-18 and 2016-17) and other times in LaLiga, all remaining. In the Cup he always won and by a win, 0-4 at Lleida and 0-2 at Las Palmas. In the League, he tied last season, 2012-13 and 2011-12 against Sevilla, Mallorca and Málaga. The rest, only victories.Twice the Levante … and in both victory Al Levante, the rival with which Atlético will start this 2020, has already been found twice more Simeone since 2011 and both happened the same: Atlético won. Both were in the Metropolitan. In 2014-15 the rojiblancos won by 3-1 on January 3 and, in 2015-16, they did it by 1-0 a 2. Last season Levante was not the first opponent of the year but almost. He was the second in the league: 1-0 rojiblanca victory. New Year and a sure thing in Atlético with Cholo: you don’t lose. Or, at least, with the Argentine coach on the bench the team has never lost. Five wins and three draws is your balance. Zero defeats January, with Cholo, Atlético always starts it on the right foot: the Argentine accumulates 62.5% of victories in the first game of the year since it was released in the club, precisely in January 2012, none of the players of that first eleven are already. HOh, we have to go back eleven, to 2008-09, to find a defeat in the red and white New Year. 3-1 in Mestalla, against Valencia. It was still Javier Aguirre the coach. It is a decade. Since the Argentine coach took the reins of the team he has played 60 games this month, with only 15% losses (The percentage of victories in the whole month is 53%).last_img read more

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De Jong: “We watch a lot of videos”

first_imgDe Jong acknowledged that they miss Luis Suarez: “It is obvious that he is one of the best in the world and we miss him. You have to work to do what he did among all, but he is one of the best in the world. “He also made self-criticism:” I don’t know, I hope you can see the best De Jong soon. In the last matches it could have been better. I think I’ve played something worse than before but the coaches and teammates are helping me a lot. “And finally, an optimistic message:” Of course you can win the Champions League. We have a great staff, we are working and we are confident that we can win it. “ Frenkie de Jong went through the Sports World gala this Monday and spoke for the RAC-1 microphones. The Dutchman revealed that the methods with Setién have changed. For now, without results. But with another philosophy: “Obviously, we are disappointed by the latest markers, but we are doing good workouts and the fruits will soon be seen. Fans don’t have to worry. We know that we can improve a lot. We are watching many videos to see what can be improved, so you don’t have to worry much. Each coach has his methods, but the philosophy at Barça is always the same. But it is true that some things have changed and are different because everyone has their vision of things, but it is normal. “last_img read more

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WTA | Barty acts as leader and slows Muguruza’s progression

first_imgThe primary set glided by far to Muguruza, who didn’t have a single probability to interrupt. He obtained caught in entrance of Barty’s affected person sport, a tennis participant who doesn’t thoughts getting into lengthy exchanges, who runs rather a lot and prepares the factors effectively along with her insistent and technical backhand reduce. He makes use of it to assault and additionally to defend himself. It is extremely annoying for rivals who, just like the Spanish, exceed 1.80 tall.The response got here when Garbiñe realized that moreover percussion as normal, nothing occurred to place extra balls in play. Within the tactical struggle it was profitable. After losing 4 break factors within the fourth sport of the second set, he broke Barty’s service within the sixth. He couldn’t consolidate his benefit and a tiebreaker was reached wherein he was significantly better. It was obligatory to complete off the duty and it was not simple. The aussie struck first, raised a 30-40 at first and then positioned a threatening 3-1; Muguruza shortened and she put distance once more because of a double lack of the Caracas, those that harm and who commits with unlucky frequency. Though the Garbiñe of 2020 doesn’t quit, Barty didn’t miss the chance to win as quickly as doable earlier than an opponent that accrued unforced errors (30 by 18 of the winner). It’s the place it’s for one thing and immediately is superior. Ashleigh Barty, world primary, stopped Garbiñe Muguruza’s trajectory in Doha. With a efficiency loaded with persistence and strategically effectively grounded, the present champion of Roland Garros and the WTA Finals beat the previous leader of the rating and winner of two Grand Slams by 6-1, 6-7 (4) and 6-Three in 1h: 53. The sport, which ended previous midnight native, was performed in a chilly surroundings as a result of climate (17 levels with breeze) and the poor public that adopted him within the stands. ORA disgrace for Garbiñe, who leaves Qatar with the satisfaction of going by the very best run of his profession by way of rounds. He had by no means reached the quarter in 5 tournaments in a row, as on this course wherein he accumulates 16 victories, six lower than final season. Barty de will measure this Friday with Kvitova, which appealed to Jabeur, and the opposite semifinal can be performed by Kuznetsova, who eradicated Bencic in full resurrection, and Sabalenka, who may with Zheng.last_img read more

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Girona traces the numbers of the first round

first_imgThat is what the club clings to, but for the moment the numbers of the first round are being traced. In the first ten days of the League added 16 points, after five wins, one draw and four losses and In the first ten duels of the second round the figures are identical: 16 points Thanks to two losses, four draws and four wins. Girona is intact, one could speak of regularity, but it is not enough. They must go to more. It is the only set of Second that has not improved and has not worsened. The Fuenlabrada is the set that has gone to less, with a -15, and the one with better numbers is the Depor, with a +12. Girona is looking for a way to take a step forward this season, although it has not yet succeeded. It is true that the rojiblanco team is entrenched in the playoff positions, but the fans ask for a plus because the expectations generated are high and the players that form the squad can perform at a higher level. There are 11 days left until the end of the League and the best margin is wide.last_img read more

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Pedro confirms that he leaves Chelsea at the end of the season and then has to clarify it

first_imgThen the player himself Tirnefeño, 32, who came to London in the summer of 2015 from Barça, He had to clarify his words on the Chelsea website: “I’ve seen a lot of messages from Chelsea fans saying goodbye and thanking me for the time I spent here, which I appreciate, but I’d like to tell all the fans just that my current contract is coming to an end, but I still have to Talk to the club. I don’t know if I’ll keep playing here or not. That conversation is yet to come. But I haven’t signed for any other club. I belong to Chelsea. I have a contract, my wish is to be able to stay here, but obviously we don’t know what It will happen. I have to talk to the club and let’s see what happens. “ CoronavirusPedro also focused on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting him, and has lived it up close with his teammate’s psychoactive Callum Hudson-Odoi: “The most important thing is for everyone to show solidarity. We have been quarantined because one of our players (Hudson-Odoi) tested positive for coronavirus. Now he is fine and we are very happy for him. “According to some information, Pedro, who was unable to spend time with his children due to travel restrictions, paid 3,000 protective screens for Spanish hospitals: “I am very sorry for everything that is happening and the news that comes to us from Spain. From here, once again I thank all the health personnel, the State Security Forces, the people who are in the supermarkets every day. Thank you all for the work you are doing. Hopefully we can stop this virus. “.Pedro provided, on the Chelsea website, more details on how his foundation is trying to help in his homeland, where the effects of the virus are especially bad. “We are working together with many hospitals, not only in the Canary Islands, but also in Madrid, Barcelona and other parts of Spain. We have started some good projects that include the distribution of protective screens for all nurses, doctors, security guards and police. We are trying to distribute as many protective masks as possible to all these professionals, not only in the Canary Islands, but in the areas where there have been the most cases, in Madrid and Catalonia.He continued: “We are also trying to help many people through this initiative by providing food for health workers. Given the long hours they work, it is sometimes difficult for them to have access to food, so we are delivering meals to workers in different hospitals in various places. These are some of the first initiatives we have, but we are open to get involved with many others. I will try to help as many people as possible so that once again we can thank all the people who face this situation day after day and who have to deal with the virus, and the people who have been affected by it. daily. We want to thank you once again in this way for the work you are doing every day. “ Pedro has confirmed that he will leave Chelsea when his contract ends at the end of this season, according to The Independent of some of his statements in SER: “I’m going to end my contract, but right now it’s not the most important thing. What happens regarding my future will be seen, but at this moment it is not important since we do not even know when we will train and compete again.““As many people know, my contract expires in May,” he says, “but I have not yet spoken to the club about whether or not it will be renewed and whether I will continue.”last_img read more

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Shearer Supports Kroos’ Theory About Salary Reduction

first_imgShearer, in a column on the BBC, has asked for the same. “Many of these footballers earn a lot of money and should contribute, but I am sure that the vast majority are willing to help, if they have not already done so.“said the former striker for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United, among others.The Premier League proposed a universal 30% discount for all league players, a proposal that the PFA (Players Association) did not like, which advocates that each club negotiate individually with footballers.“Where will that money go? Will it harm the NHS (public health service) by reducing the taxes the government receives as the PFA says?” Asks Shearer. “From my personal experience, everyone will take sides, whatever the circumstances. I am sure that in the next few days we will see many players donating millions where necessary“Shearer indicated that many of them have done so, citing Marcus Rashford and David de Gea, as well as Jordan Henderson. “Just because you don’t read it on social media doesn’t mean there aren’t many others doing similar things,” added Shearer. Alan Shearer, the maximum historical scorer of the Premier League, has advocated leaving players to decide “what they want to do with their money”, supporting the statements of the German of Real Madrid Toni Kroos.The German assured in statements to SWR Sport radio that cutting your salary is a donation to the club or goes directly into a lost fund, urging that they let the footballers see how they can help with that money.last_img read more

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The Federation launches the MAPFRE tennis league

first_imgQuickly, the RFET to announce extra venues for the competitors. As well as, the federative organism has introduced that it has closed an settlement with an open tv operator of nationwide protection for the retransmission of the matches of this tour.In future dates A feminine competitors will probably be communicated with some Spanish gamers who can even tour Spain. The MAPFRE Tennis League will probably be carried out respecting the indications of the Superior Sports activities Council (CSD) and “so long as the ATP competitions don’t restart usually.” The Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) introduced on Tuesday the creation of the MAPFRE League, during which a few of the greatest Spanish tennis gamers will take part and which can start on July 10 at the Membership Tennis Lleida.The MAPFRE League will probably be the first of the 4 exams initially deliberate by the federal physique. The competitors will start on Friday with the dispute of a desk of eight gamers till ending on Sunday with a winner.The following week it would alternate with a contest during which two groups of 5 gamers every face one another. This tour could have a winner, who will probably be the participant with the most factors at the finish of the tour.last_img read more

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Chasing history! – Portmore hunting RSPL record

first_imgNever in the history of Jamaica’s football has a promoted team rose from the lower league to the summit of top-flight football in successive seasons.However, former winners Portmore United are hoping to rewrite the record book as they prepare to take on Humble Lion in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) semi-finals, starting tomorrow, and coach Jeffrey Hewitt said it would be “special” to accomplish such a feat.Portmore were relegated from the Premier League in the 2013/2014 season, but after battling their way back to local football’s premier competition last year, no one expected the season the St Catherine side has delivered.They topped the preliminary standings on points to take the $1-million prize and Hewitt said winning the play-offs would be the added bonus.”Definitely, it would be something special (to come straight up and win the league), but our objective is not really based on that. Our intention is to make sure we are champions of the league, but that (coming up and winning) would definitely add to it,” he said.Hewitt said that prior to the start of the season, they were confident of doing well on their return, however, as the team performed above expectations, he said their objectives also changed.EXPECTATIONS SURPASSED”We surpassed it (expectation) and our objectives changed along the way. Coming into the season, we played some practise games against Premier League teams and, based on what we saw, we knew, for a fact, we were going to finish high up the table, but as the season progressed, we realised we could push further and we kept pushing and, hopefully, at the end of the season, we will be on top.”We have been putting in a lot of work, and it’s definitely about the backroom staff. We have been working very hard with this team and credit must go to (technical) director (Andre) Waugh who set the programme. He knows what he’s about and what he wants and the guys have fallen in line and as it is we are getting there,” he continued.To achieve this dream, Portmore must first get by arch-rivals Humble Lion in their two-leg semi-final and Hewitt claim things are looking good for them as they head into tomorrow’s first-leg clash at Effortville.”Finishing on top of the league ahead of Arnett Gardens, Montego Bay is a good feeling. We are really proud of what we have achieves so far and our ambition is to go all the way. The job is not yet done, we just have to keep on working, as our focus is on getting through these two semi-final games and try to advance to the final.last_img read more

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