Indigenous All Stars means everything to Turner

first_imgThe 24-year-old Coonabarabran Unicorns junior featured in the 2015 fixture and is in contention for a spot in next year’s side with online voting set to close at 3pm on Friday. “It’s everything to me to be honest,” an emotional Turner told NRL.com. “It’s not just putting on a jersey and playing the game itself, it’s playing for your mates and playing for your people. There’s a strong culture amongst the group when you go into camp and nothing changes when you get on the field.”Despite suffering a serious neck injury in the Indigenous All Stars’ 20-6 victory in 2015, Turner believes the experience played a big part in his development; not just as a rugby league player, but to also better understand his cultural identity. “Even though I had the injury, I felt like my game rose to another level,” he said. “I got to play with the likes of Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis and they really lifted my game. If I can be a part of it again next year then I’ll take it with arms wide open. “We had some special guest speakers come in and we had some workshops throughout the week where we got to learn spear throwing and how to make our own spears.”Turner’s emotional attachment to the cause became clear when he was presented with traditional gifts following his involvement with the NRL’s Rugby League Reads program.”We’d like to present Kyle with a possum-skin arm band and headdress,” said one of the community leaders. “These are really special cultural gifts to be given to somebody who’s done a good job. Kyle has given back to his community, and as a reciprocal responsibility, we have to give something back to him. We’ve given him something that people prize in our country and that’s the possum-skin arm band and headdress.”The gesture left him momentarily stunned. “I’m lost for words. That will go straight up on the mantelpiece and it will stay there for many years to come,” Turner said. “Heritage and culture are very special to me, especially coming from the country and being a proud Gamilaraay boy. “My nan was an Elder of the community so she instilled that in me to be a proud Indigenous person and to keep the culture alive, and I still carry that today. “Be proud of who you are and never let anyone tell you anything different.”last_img read more

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Widdop overcomes car-accident

first_imgThe English international was alone in the vehicle when he was T-boned from behind and had to be helped from his vehicle after both front air bags were triggered, with coach Paul McGregor arriving at the scene to assist Widdop with a tow truck before arriving at the game.Thankfully, both parties walked away relatively unscathed from the incident, however teammate Tariq Sims revealed to NRL.com that Widdop was in some discomfort from the accident before taking to the field.”The big fella was in a Lara Bingle before he pulled into the ground,” Sims said after the game. “He was actually meant to come to the ground with me before he brushed me and I still don’t know why, so I rocked up here expecting him here and then found out he was in a pretty bad crash.”He actually did really well… he was telling me that his leg was hurting from it [before the game] so to turn around and put a performance in like that and to focus on what he needed to do and steer the team around was pretty special.”McGregor broke the news in the press conference post-game about the mishap and credited the way Widdop overcome the disruptive game-day preparation to star in the side’s 14-point victory.”He had a car accident on the way so he’s done a really good job… outstanding,” McGregor said.”The car’s written off… to put that [accident] aside and perform like that is a credit to the skipper.”A real credit.”The man himself admitted he was on the lookout for a new car and may have to rely on more teammates over the next couple of weeks, after the car was deemed to have been a write-off.”I won’t be seeing it again, put it that way,” Widdop joked.”I will be riding my push bike to training for the next few weeks I think.”Anyway, that is what happens, that is life.”Meanwhile, Widdop’s 10-point haul against the Warriors saw the former Storm five-eighth notch up his 500th point for the Dragons since joining the club in 2014.He also passed Matt Cooper in third on the all-time point scorers list for the merged club with former hooker Mark Riddell’s 517 points next in line.”I didn’t know about that [milestone],” Widdop said.”It is obviously a big club and to do that here at Kogarah is pretty special.”But I think the most important thing is getting the win.”McGregor was impressed with the side’s resolve in defence after a strong start to the game with three tries inside 22 minutes, but admits there is always room for improvement this early on in the season.”The combinations are still building, our execution is still letting us down but we’re scoring a lot of points which is nice,” he said.”It’s really important when you’ve got energy and enthusiasm to do good things that you celebrate that and the boys are really doing that at the moment.”When you get that attitude and get it right week-to-week in footy, it’s just you against the opposition so the more we keep it simple and play tough footy with a real good attitude, we’ll be fine.”last_img read more

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Fekitoa reveals why he has decided to leave New Zealand

first_imgFekitoa signed a two-year deal with the Top 14 side, confirming the deal via his Instagram page last month. The 24-Test player spoke for the first time on Thursday about his decision to leave, revealing a slip down the pecking order with the All Blacks was the main decision to leave.”It was the hardest decision I have ever made,” Fekitoa told reporters.”I just started my career and even though 90 percent of fans and supporters disagree with it I believe it is the right to do that and I think it will make me a better player.”I am a starter. That is me as a rugby player and I always want to be number one and you think that if you can’t have that then why hang around and be a third or fourth choice. “I can’t control that but what I can control is my career and this weekend game so I do well I am happy with that.”But before Fekitoa departs to the South of France, the World Cup winner will play for Auckland during this year’s Mitre 10 Cup.Fekitoa last played for Auckland in 2013 and he hopes to lead the province to their first domestic title since 2007.”This is where it all started and it is good to back and go back to the club. I think it is good to come back here and help the young players.”I want to win the championship for the club as it has been 10 years. I can’t talk a lot but I’ll lead by example and have fun and enjoy my time at the club.”However, we might not have seen the Fekitoa who said he plans to return to New Zealand in the future.”I don’t know when, but I will be back.”Fekitoa will join former All Blacks Ma’a Nonu and Luke McAlister at Toulon at the conclusion of the Mitre 10 Cup season.He will start at centre on Saturday night when Auckland face Counties Manukau in their first match of the season.last_img read more

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TVWAN comp winner to travel to watch Rugby World Cup

first_imgOkoro was announced last week as the winner of TVWAN’s Rugby World Cup Competition draw. There were more than 22, 000 entries for the competition.He won two return tickets with four nights accommodation and tickets to the grand final at Twickenham Stadium.Okoro said he couldn’t process his son’s passport in time so he will be travelling alone.The father of two kids will leave this Thursday for the United Kingdom and will be staying at the Rydges Kensington hotel in London.“This was just so unexpected. I can’t describe this feeling. I only sent in one entry for the competition and I never thought I would win it,” said Okoro.He added that he has only travelled out of the country once and that was to Australia in 2011.“I’m really excited. I still can’t believe I won this competition,” said Okoro.The icing on the cake for Okoro is that he is an All Blacks supporter.“Yes I love the All Blacks and can’t wait to watch them play. My favourite players are Sonny Bill’ Williams and Dan Carter and now I will get to watch them play up close,” said Okoro.last_img read more

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Atlético fans are mobilized by some #BalconesRojiblancos

first_img“In times of confinement, athletic values. Fight, courage and heart “, commented the Athletic Front on his Twitter account. “We have seen how in Italy they compared the fight against the virus with the spirit of Atlético”, he comments, to which he adds: “Always fighting, fighting and never ceasing to believe. So now more than ever we have to be united to stop it. “Thus, in the last hours there are many fans who have hung their flag in the window or on the balcony and has uploaded a photo to the networks, not only by Madrid athletes, but from all over Spain and even from abroad.The next days are expected new calls to see and comment on more historical games, like Bayern-Atlético 2016 or the 2013 Cup final… Atlético’s fans continue to be united on social media during this time of isolation. Thus, if you have already started to organize calls to see games from the past, such as Liverpool-Atlético in 2010, now the mobilization is to display the colors from home. So under the hashtag #BalconesRojiblancosmattresses are urged to remove their flags …last_img read more

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Jovic, ‘case closed’

first_img18 Jovic signed for Madrid on July 2, 2019 by 60 million euros, amount that now seems exorbitant for its poor goalscoring production of this course. He scored only two goals (one against Leganés and one in Pamplona against Osasuna), but it is also true that he has only played a fifth of the possible minutes (766 of 3,360). In fact, he has only played one full game (against Granada on September 25). The truth is that now, at Transfermarkt its price has dropped almost in half (32 million). But in Madrid they insist on reiterating their confidence: “You can make a list of players who at the age of 21 or 22 seemed stagnant and who at 25 were in the world top ten. Time to time.” It should not be forgotten that Jovic achieved 27 goals in the 48 games played in the 2018-19 season with Eintracht Frankfurt. “No one gives that to you,” they insist.The shadow of Haaland, Although it is elongated, it does not have to affect Jovic this summer either, given that Until January 2021 the Norwegian price does not enter acceptable figures (Borussia put 75 million selling price but only from that winter market, Never before). Therefore and waiting for what will happen to Mariano, Madrid does not intend to sign any center forward this summer. Luka Jovic (22 years old) will be in the next sports project for Real Madrid. After his controversial march to Belgrade (March 12), almost coinciding with the announcement in Spain of the state of alarm, there were many critical voices with the attitude of the young Serbian forward, who they flared up in their own country to the point of receiving harsh reproaches from the Serbian government. Madrid preferred to remain silent, but AS has pushed the feeling of the club with the situation that the boy is dragging and the answer removes any doubt about his future: “Luka is at the perfect age to grow as a footballer and as a person, he signed a contract until 2025 and we are counting on him. He did nothing without knowledge of Real Madrid and the local police of their country were informed of their arrival. A mountain has been made from a grain of sand. The first year is not easy for anyone because of their adaptation to a new country, language and culture, but We know its potential and nobody doubts its possibilities here. “center_img Luka is still confined to Belgrade, where he traveled to see his young son, the result of his relationship with his first wife, model Andjela Manitasevic. Now he works with a personal trainer to maintain his physical tone, waiting to receive news from Madrid when the end of the quarantine approaches. and notice the forced stop by COVID-19 as little as possible upon return. But Luka can be calm. Madrid will give him a second chance.last_img read more

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Djokovic: “Many have told me that they have thought about quitting tennis”

first_imgInvolved about the age of the followers and in favor of ‘teaching’Serbian Novak Djokovic was involved on Tuesday about the common age of tennis followers and supported the existence of ‘teaching’ (recommendation from the coach on the court docket) in males’s tennis, though with nuances. In a dialog with Fabio Fognini on Instagram, the Italian requested the Serbian about what would change in tennis and Djokovic stated he’s involved about the common age of followers in america and Europe.“There’s a truth that after I hear I get a little bit of a shock, which is that in america and in Europe the common fan is over 60 years previous. It’s one thing that is a bit scary, as a result of it’s not optimistic for the longer term. We have to do one thing to draw new generations, the Milan event is an effective take a look at, “stated the Serb. Fognini talked about ‘teaching’ as one of many facets he wish to change about the ATP guidelines, and Djokovic supported him, though with nuances.“I’m divided on this, as a result of I imagine that ‘teaching’ already exists in tennis. It all the time occurs within the stands. The factor is whether or not the choose permits it or not. Many coaches use phrases or indicators. Teaching needs to be official, however I’m not in favor of everybody listening to it. Folks can manipulate what you say and that it reaches your opponent giving him a bonus, “stated Djokovic. (embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=022FsXLOzTI (/ embed) Novak Djokovic, world primary and president of the ATP Gamers Council, has assured that many low rating gamers have contacted him with the priority of getting to depart tennis as a result of present scenario. The Serbian is without doubt one of the promoters of the millionaire initiative that can be launched to forestall the coronavirus disaster from hitting low rating gamers who barely earn cash with this sport to defray its prices.“With this initiative, which I have not completed alone, I have acquired many letters of thanks from gamers. Fortuitously, I have earned cash to stay a few years with out taking part in tennis, however there are various gamers who will endure many “, The Serbian stated throughout a dialog with the Italian Fabio Fognini in a stay on Instagram. This initiative will increase a number of million {dollars}, though Djokovic didn’t wish to discuss about a selected determine “till the official assertion comes out.”Every participant can be requested to supply a determine based mostly on their rating, along with contributions from the ATP, the ITF and the Grand Slam. “As well as, the gamers can individually assist what they need,” stated the Serb.Relating to low rating gamers, Djokovic indicated that many instances folks don’t notice the struggling that exists in these ranges. “Many gamers have contacted me or my brother, challengers who have thought about quitting tennis. It is a very massive drawback, “stated the one from Belgrade.” I believe the gamers have to point out solidarity and unity and never neglect about the bottom rating gamers. “last_img read more

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Piqué puts the Caja Mágica on its feet

first_imgAttraction. It started yesterday at Magic Box the Madrid Tennis Open with the usual success of the public in the restaurant area, where there was no room for a pin. It is suspected, as it happens in the Conde de Godó Tournament and in any of these self-respecting sarao, which inhabits people who have eaten more croquettes than points they have earned Rafael Nadal throughout his career. Again, on the first day, the great feeling of the day was the presence of Gerard Piqué, who stopped by to continue doing his thing. That is, doing business while playing with him. Barca. The presence of the creator of the new Davis cupBecause that circumstance brought people together on the track. They arrived, insulted him, shouted “I am Spanish”, and then returned to the gañote. “I have always felt very well received in Madrid; what’s more, for next year we are thinking of expanding Davis’ offer to make it coincide with the Cibeles Catwalk. You have to see what people do here in Madrid to go to tennis, “he said on the way to his private jet to arrive on time for his team’s match in Villarreal in which the title was played. Valentino revival. Valentino Rossi he or she returned tol Jerez Circuit to dispute the Spanish Grand Prix of the category MotoGP like the gentleman who left at Crusades and go home. Il Dottore he won his first race on the Andalusian track in 1997. At that time, when Real Madrid trained him Fabio Capello; Chendo was still part of the template, and Secretary had reached Bernabéu after a hard fight with him Barça. Barbie Girl, of the group Aqua, devastated in the lists of albums (yes, albums) best sellers (yes, sold in stores also), had just been released Titanic and nobody yet suspected that there was room in the table for Leonardo Dicaprio. Diana of Wales he had just gotten involved with Dodi Al Fayed and in Scotland was born, or something like that, a sheep that was put Dolly by name. A respect to Valentino.Golden Istanbul. Tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday, the finalists of the Champions League after playing the return of the semifinals. In anticipation of the arrival of rival fans, the Turkish city is already prepared for the event. The Grand bazaar already charges prices of Tiffany & Co. for a necklace made of macaroons. A room for fifteen in a pension with the right to a community toilet is 800 euros a night and only private jets can land at the city’s airport.Craviotto is a standard bearer. Last Wednesday it was confirmed by the COE than Saul Craviotto will be the Spanish standard bearer for Tokyo Olympics. Decision made by fans and the press, which follows canoeing with relish. With four Olympic medals, ten in world championships and six in Europeans, in Spain everyone knows him.last_img read more

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Djokovic outraged with his ‘miracle’ message of the power to change toxic water for drinking

first_imgDjokovic’s phrases have proven concern and outrage in the world of tennis. Prestigious tennis commentator Mary Carillo claimed quantity theories whereas discussing controversial meals and water theories with Jafarieh that they had left her “very disturbed” and known as them “harmful issues”.“That is one thing that’s not associated to any official type of vitamin presentation and the way it’s best to eat and drink,” mentioned Djokovic. The Serb remembers that some scientists have proven that “in the experiment, the molecules in the water react to our feelings.” The Japanese Masaru Emoto, a prestigious physician of drugs, has developed numerous theories about feelings and water.Djokovic remembers the scientific foundation for his claims: “They noticed that if you happen to had particular ideas, particular feelings in the water, in the event that they had been joyful ideas, in the event that they had been good ideas, a molecular construction was created that had a geoprism based mostly on sacred geometry, which meant that there was symmetry and steadiness. At the reverse excessive, once you give it water, ache, worry, frustration, anger, that water will break. “He additionally recalled the significance of making a quiet atmosphere, with out cellphones and with out distractions, throughout meals: “I actually suppose that we must always bear in mind day-after-day constantly that once we sit, we sit with out cameras, with out telephones, with out issues and issues Keep away from having nervous and conflicting discussions at the desk with your closest environment throughout the meal. Whenever you give water to ache, worry, frustration, anger, the water will break. “ First was his aversion to getting a COVID-19 vaccine, then his coaching on the Marbella monitor in full confinement and now Novak Djokovic has as soon as once more raised a complete litter of controversy with his phrases about his curious theories about meals, water and feelings. I haven’t made it by means of the entire factor, however I used to be struck additionally by the half the place Djokovic began taking notes on the therapeutic power of … trampolines. pic.twitter.com/PIGEjrR0e6– Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) Could 7, 2020The world primary, who continues to practice in Marbella, has continued to scandalize to personal and strangers for the dialogis held in an Instagram assembly with Chervin Jafarieh, an alchemist buddy of hers. Some are already fast to affirm that they’re “the issues of Djokovic”, very fond of holistics, meditation and mindfulness, others have branded his statements as “very harmful”. “I do know some individuals who, by means of energetic transformation, by means of the power of prayer, by means of the power of gratitude, They managed to flip the most toxic meals, or maybe the most polluted water, into the most healing water, as a result of water reacts to emotions and what you transmit by means of phrases, “mentioned Djokovic.last_img read more

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Majesty Gardens, Conscious United in INSPORTS Community play-offs

first_imgMajesty Gardens New Creation and Conscious United captured the last two spots in the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) All-Island Community Football League in the Corporate Area. The Majesty Gardens team edged Conscious 1-0 in a preliminary-round decider at Excelsior Primary School last Sunday. The winners came out on top in the group ahead of Conscious, but both teams qualified for the play-offs, which is scheduled to begin on January 10, 2016. The Kingston qualifiers are: Selassie Gardens, Cookhorn Lane, Harbour View, Woodford Strikers, Majesty New Creation, Conscious United, Caribbean Strikers, and Progressive Strikers. In the St Andrew zone, the last eight include: Sandy Park, Ayshire, Crook Street, Likkle Africa, Pembroke Hall Upsetters, Whitehall, Stadium Gardens, and Nannyville Youths. For the matchups, the games are: Stadium Gardens vs Ayshire at 1 p.m., Pembroke Hall Upsetters vs Likkle Africa at 3 p.m. (both games to be played at Excelsior Primary), Crook Street vs Whitehall at 1 p.m., Sandy Park vs Nannyville Youths at 3 p.m. at Stadium East Complex. Caribbean Strikers vs Cookhorn Lane at 1 p.m., Majesty New Creation vs Woodford Park at Tinson Pen playing field, Harbour View vs Conscious United at 1 p.m., and Selassie Gardens vs Progressive Youths at 3 p.m. at Payne Land playing field. The winners of each game will advance to the next stage of the competition.last_img read more

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