Cornish earns NRL debut with injury-hit Titans

first_imgDecimated by injuries the Titans have recalled both Dan Sarginson (knee) and William Zillman (calf) into the starting side but both trained predominantly with the rehab group on Tuesday.Ryan Simpkins has also been named to return after a rib cartilage injury he suffered in the club’s final trial against the Warriors a month ago while Karl Lawton has been named in the 21-man squad despite dislocating his shoulder last Saturday against Newcastle.Desperate to register their first win of the season, the Titans have handed an NRL debut to 22-year-old Cornish who was signed to play with the Burleigh Bears in the Intrust Super Cup this year with the chance to train alongside the Titans in the pre-season.Last year Cameron Cullen earned an NRL call-up with the Titans whilst playing for Burleigh and it was that possibility that convinced Cornish to agree to move north when he was unable to pick up a full-time contract anywhere in the NRL.A star in the junior grades coming through the ranks at Canberra and also in the Roosters’ under-20s, Cornish appeared destined to join his older brother Mitch in the top grade but had to leave his beloved Roosters to do so.A member of the New South Wales Origin Pathways program in 2014 that also included the likes of Dylan Walker, Jake Trbojevic, Clint Gutherson, Jack Bird, Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks, Cornish trained all summer with the Titans and made his debut for Burleigh last weekend at halfback against Norths Devils.He impressed for the Titans in the Downer NRL Auckland Nines and also in their trial match against the Warriors and hooker Tyrone Roberts is confident he can come in and do the job that’s required of him.”He’s had a good pre-season. He’s fit, he trained at fullback when ‘Haynesy’ wasn’t 100 per cent,” Roberts told”He’s got a big role and he’s debuting so I’m sure he’ll be a target but he’s got a cool head.”He’s just got to know his role and do it to the best of his ability.”He knows everything and knows what his job is this weekend and I’m sure he’ll do that.”Given the ankle injury to Hayne is likely to sideline him for at least a month Cornish has the opportunity to cement a place in the team despite not having a full-time contract with the Titans and having played very little fullback throughout his career.It means another playmaker for halves Ash Taylor and Kane Elgey to work with but Elgey believes Cornish showed enough in the pre-season to be confident of handling the step up to NRL.”You’ve seen him over in New Zealand and in the trials he made a name for himself so it’s exciting for him,” Elgey said.”He’s filled in all pre-season so he’s going to be good. It’s good that we’ve got more players coming in on debut, it’s exciting.”While the Titans have their own injury concerns their task on Friday night has been made somewhat easier by the withdrawal of star Parramatta halfback Corey Norman.Elgey said that any injury toll won’t be used as an excuse on Friday and that a win however it comes will be the key in building confidence within the team.”It is what it is and we’ve just got to work with it and there’ll be no excuses on the field on Friday night,” Elgey said.”It’s just a shame because you train all pre-season and we’re having men drop like flies.”We’re struggling a bit but if we can just get a win on Friday night we can build from there.”last_img read more

Gold Coast Titans lose first game with Jarryd Hayne against Warriors

first_imgIn front of a bumper 25,109 crowd keen to catch their first glimpse of the Titans’ superstar recruit, it was Warriors’ playmaker Shaun Johnson who stole the show.Johnson set up two second-half tries to break a 10-10 half-time deadlock, as the Warriors (24 points) leapfrog the Titans (23) into seventh on the competition ladder.Solomone Kata’s intercept try, his second four-pointer of the match and 12th of the season, sealed the match for the visitors.Hayne showed glimpses of his game-breaking talent, with the multi-million dollar recruit coming off the interchange bench to a huge cheer in the 28th minute.The Titans’ investment in Hayne paid instant dividends to the club’s bank balance, with the attendance easily surpassing this year’s previous best home crowd of 21,080 against Brisbane in round five.It was the best Titans’ crowd at Robina, where they have averaged just under 12,000 this season, since 27,026 attended a qualifying final against the Warriors in 2010.Such was the interest in the Titans’ new man that television broadcaster Fox Sports dedicated a channel to subscribers solely to following Hayne, including the opening minutes of the match when he sat on the bench.Hayne made an impact on his first play as a Titan, nailing Warriors’ back rower Bodene Thompson in a crunching ball-and-all tackle when he seemed destined to score.The dual Dally M medallist then out-jumped two Warriors players to snare a bomb at the other end of the field, his efforts nearly ending in a try for his new team.Early in the second half, Hayne drove Warriors star Johnson on to his back in a big one-on-one tackle, the Kiwi international spilling the ball from the impact.But Johnson had the last laugh, first sending Simon Mannering over with a clever short pass before then feeding Kata after David Fusitu’a had run almost the length of the field following an intercept off Hayne.The ex-San Francisco 49er did finish the game with a try assist, Hayne’s 20-metre grubber resulting in the final try of the match to winger Anthony Don.The Warriors host South Sydney next weekend while the Titans will be in Hayne’s old stomping grounds of western Sydney to take on Wests Tigers at Campbelltown.AAPlast_img read more

Chung appeals to stakeholders for World Cup

first_img“I appeal to every stakeholder involved in the preparation of the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup to assist the Local Organising Committee (LOC) so we can fast track the preparations.“Let us work together to achieve a common good for a greater purpose and the country as a whole.“The World Cup preparation is ongoing and the LOC is facing many challenges,” said Chung. the PNGFA president outlined that the challenges are:·         Co-operation from certain key government departments are slow or none at all·         Infrastructure development is also slow in coming to shape due to lots of obstacles·         Private sectors and even NGO organizations are charging high exorbitant fees and the LOC is facing challenges with financial obligation to fulfill them“I must clarify that FIFA is responsible only for the national team and the officials’ expenses.“We the LOC are responsible for the operational costs which is a mammoth task.Our operational cost alone is K20 million. FIFA will only assists us with K10 million.“FIFA is assisting in paying all teams and officials only, the rest of the expense is ours to deal with,” said Chung.Chung added that companies or government departments should not think or believe that FIFA is paying all the expenses to make extra money out of the LOC.“Even some private hospitals want full payment and wanted bookings like hotels do to guarantee a place.“We appeal to all Papua New Guineans, Government Departments and other stakeholders including the public sector and NGOs to assist fairly.“For those few Government Departments who have assisted so far we are thankful of their continuous support,” said Chung.Chung clarified that the O’Neill Government has approved this world event and is supported and gazetted by NEC.“The country has a lot to gain from this World Cup in the long term.“We urge all sectors of the community to support and especially Papua New Guineans to take pride that this World Cup is on our home soil and to support it. “This World Cup will put PNG on the map. The country will benefit both economically and socially,” said Chung.last_img read more

Maraguinot not returning to Ateneo next year

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The graduating Lady Eagle from Alitagtag, Batangas added that she wants those who have watched her grow in Ateneo to remember her as someone who never gave up no matter what.“I admit that I wasn’t like this before, this wasn’t my character,” said Maraguinot who had 11 points in her swan song.Maraguinot credited her change to how Bundit handled the team in the five years the Thai head coach headed the Lady Eagles.“Coach Tai taught us ‘heart strong’ he taught us that giving up was never an option.”ADVERTISEMENT After head coach Tai Bundit coached his final game for Ateneo  on Saturday, it also turned out to be Jhoana Maraguinot’s match as a Lady Eagle.Although unceremonious after a four-set loss to Far Eastern University, Maraguinot said her exit in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament was just fate intervening.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Maybe it just what’s meant to be but I know my teammates will be better next year,” said Maragunot in Filipino Saturday after the 25-20, 25-21, 14-25, 25-19 setback. “I’m graduating, I have one more, but I think I’m done.”Maraguinot was one of the players’ who helped Alyssa Valdez in the Lady Eagles’ championship run in Season 77, a year where Ateneo lost just five sets in total. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lee bloodies, beats Barboza by TKO in UFC lightweight bout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Another integral figure in Ateneo’s Season 77 triumph has left the Lady Eagles’ roost.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

Ellen, Sawyer Spotted at Mandela Memorial Service

first_imgSABC News panned live footage of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former Interim President Amos Sawyer in the VIP section at FSB Stadium in Soweto, along with other dignitaries attending Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service on Tuesday, December 10.Madam Sirleaf left Monrovia Monday for Johannesburg to participate in the weeklong schedule of activities leading up to Mandela’s State funeral Sunday, December 15. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Blizzard Bike Club Baldonnel time trial results

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It was a less-than spectacular Thursday for the Blizzard Bike Club’s weekly Baldonnel Time Trial race yesterday.The results from the 16 kilometre race, which began at the Baldonnel School, are as follows:Pat Ferris 26:50Richard Wood 27:09Dan Webster 28:19Heather McCracken 28:33Bryan Grennier 29:05Nyam Newlove 29:10Calvin McCracken 29:12Dave Menzies 29:33Tyler Brunet 29:58Sam Keats 30:41Sam Webster 30:48Tanner McCracken 35:16Rick Newlove 35:47In the 8km race, Hannah North finished 1st for the second week in a row with a time of 14:08. Madison McCracken was 2nd once again, crossing the line in 16:30, while Brett McCracken’s time of 17:13 was good enough for 3rd.- Advertisement -The Blizzard Bike Club is hosting a road race from Wood’s Corner on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.last_img read more

Taylor and Spectra reach golf course deal

first_imgThe project has been in the works since 2006 and was completed in May, 2010.The pipeline from the plant to the golf course is just under 5 km in length. He says when the plan was first considered, the water was tested through the Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for Irrigation Water and it was found to exceed those standards.The golf course requires a significant amount of water and the water from the plant will be used to supplement rain water and the water they would have normally gotten from the Peace River, Cross added.[asset|aid=3009|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=02d2538063ee6f5102ffb9d6309e52da-Cross – Golf Course_1_Pub.mp3] The MLA for Peace River North, Pat Pimm, says the project is a first-class innovation.Advertisement Photo: Representatives from the province, the District of Taylor and Spectra Energy support a plan to use effluent from the McMahon Plant for the Lone Wolf golf course./ Kimberley MolinaSpectra Energy and the Lone Wolf Golf Club have teamed up to provide water for the Club’s irrigation.- Advertisement -The new water source means that the golf course will be using water from the Spectra plant in Taylor that is used for cooling the machinery.The water goes through a secondary effluent system and would normally be returned to the river but is instead diverted to the golf course, says Justin Anderson, operations team leader at the McMahon Gas Plant. He added that the water comes very close to meeting drinking water standards.This summer, the District of Taylor has already had several water restrictions in effect, so the benefits of this plan allow the golf course to use recycled water instead of taking potable water from the river.The golf course will have the ability to get more than 45 million litres of water per year, says Glenn Cross, the green superintendent of the Lone Wolf Golf Club.Advertisementlast_img read more

Cherry pickin’s arrived in valley

first_imgThe parade runs along 90th Street West, beginning at Leona School on Leona Avenue and heading north to Elizabeth Lake Road and then east to the Leona Valley Community Building. The parade theme is “Hip-Hip Hooray, It’s Cherry Day,” submitted by Hanna Clark, who will ride in the parade as junior grand marshal. Grand marshals will be longtime Leona Valley residents Tom and Judy Brundage. The Cherry Festival Craft Fair follows immediately after the parade at the community building, 8367 Elizabeth Lake Road. Besides country-style creations by local artisans, the fair will feature live music, a cherry pie-eating contest, games and 4-H Club equestrian events. Besides Shafer’s Villa Del Sol on Elizabeth Lake Road at Godde Hill Road, Sky Meadows Orchard on Elizabeth Lake Road west of 90th Street West is also expected to be open Saturday, Beeler said. Some orchard owners have scheduled June 17 openings, and others are waiting to see how their fruit ripens, Beeler said. Blessed with an altitude and climate suited for cherries, Leona Valley for decades has been home to cherry ranches that open their gates each spring so visitors can enjoy the country atmosphere and pick the fruit themselves. Visitors come from all over Southern California, and even from Japan and Europe. Beeler runs the valley’s oldest orchard, Hobart’s, whose oldest trees were planted in 1959. (661) 267-5742160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Bing and Ranier crops are still a week to 10 days away from ripening, maybe more, said Jennifer Beeler, president of the Leona Valley Cherry Growers Association. “This spring, when we had that rain, it pushed everything back. The cherries have to have 71 days from bloom to ripe fruit,” Beeler said. Despite the lateness, this year’s crop is a bumper one, she added. The orchards avoided the spring frosts that in previous years have damaged the blossoms or fruit. “They have tons and tons of cherries,” Beeler said. The town’s annual Cherry Parade, which was scheduled months before growers knew the crop would be late, will be 11 a.m. Saturday. LEONA VALLEY – Mother Nature has cooperated – a little bit, anyway – ripening enough cherries for some Leona Valley orchards to open for Saturday’s Cherry Parade and Festival. Most of the town’s two dozen “u-pick” orchards will open in late June, because cool and rainy weather in March and April delayed the cherry blossoms, but at least two will be open by Saturday. “The serious pickers will be standing in line,” said Gary Shafer, whose 4,000-tree Villa Del Sol orchard includes 1,000 of the Brooks variety that ripen earlier than the Bings and Raniers predominant among Leona Valley orchards. Orchards’ opening dates will be reported on the growers association telephone hotline at (661) 266-7116. last_img read more

Neighbours end long-running bitter dispute over hedge

first_imgA bitter feud between elderly neighbours over a hedge has ended after a court heard one of them is now seriously ill.Pensioners Frank McManus and his wife Margaret appeared at Letterkenny District Court in connection with the row which has lasted a number of years. McManus and neighbour John Ferry appeared in court several times arising out of the row at their homes at Fernhill, Letterkenny.During the dispute allegations of threats to kill pets, damage property and other claims have been made.Mr McManus was charged with assault and causing criminal damage while his wife was charged with criminal damage.CCTV footage of the incidents between the neighbours was previously viewed by Judge Paul Kelly.It was claimed in court that the origins of the row happened after the McManus’ built a wall and allowed ivy and other shrubs to grow over it.Solicitor for the McManus’, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his clients had never been in trouble outside of this dispute and were very upstanding citizens and decent people.He said when they built the wall, they built it a foot inside their own boundary in the belief that they could grow ivy and shrubbery on it.The court heard that problems began when the couple built the wall believing this entitled them to the rights on the other side of the wall too.Since the wall was built the neighbours have appeared in court on several occasions as the feud rumbled on.Solicitor Dorrian said that his clients had told him that they would not be engaging in their “trivial behaviour” again as Mr McManus’ health had taken a turn for the worse.H said “Frank McManus has received a diagnosis. He has a very reduced physical condition. There is no way he is in a position to engage in any more conflict.“This diagnosis has also put this carry on in context for both of them.“It is a very trivial matter in comparison with the enormousdifficulties which now exist within their house.”Judge Kelly applied the Probation Act to Mrs McManus on a charge of causing criminal damage to Mr Kelly’s plants on September 27th, 2016.Frank McManus was ordered to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for one year and was fined €150 for criminal damage.Neighbours end long-running bitter dispute over hedge was last modified: April 11th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtFernhillhedgeletterkennyNEIGHBOURSrowlast_img read more


first_imgBingo continues in hall at 8.30pm on Tuesday.Lotto results are CW DL LS MN 1 matched 3 and that was Ann Gallagher of Donegal Road, Ballybofey. Next week’s jackpot is €1600.Senior ladies v milford is at home. Sunday training as norm during the week. Well done to all who took part in u12 girls blitz and thanks to everyone who helped outU 13 boys won away to Glenswilly 5-11 to 3-10 a very exciting game and both teams played great football well doneU 10 are invited to blitz in newtown on sept 7th more details will be posted on Facebook page.Senior men were beaten away to Robert Emmetts at the weekend No reserve game .The club hope to host a white collar boxing event anyone who would like to take part or get more info contact oliver prunty or any commitee member GAA NEWS – ST.MARY’S. CONVOY PLAN WHITE COLLAR BOXING TOURNAMENT was last modified: September 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:St Marys GAA club noteslast_img read more