Bombers drop a heartbreaker to finish Triple-A’s winless

first_imgBut a turnover on an in-bounds play proved to be the difference as the Fraser Valley squad stole the one point victory.Senior Isaiah Kingdon and Ethan Perkins led the Bombers with 17 points and six rebounds and 19 points and 10 rebounds, respectively.Tobin Eberle, finishing with eight points and 12 rebounds, fouled out down the stretch leaving the Bombers with only six players after the Kootenay reps started the game with only seven bodies.Starter Bjorn Morris did not play after suffering food poisoning.Friday, LVR lost 70-56 to McMath from Richmond.Morris led LVR with 22 points while Kingdon had eight points and Leo Zhou had nine.LVR opened the tournament losing 59-37 to Sir Charles Tupper of Vancouver and 52-35 to Maple Ridge Rambers.St. Thomas Moore of Vancouver defeated Charles Hayes 53-38 of Prince Rupert in the championship final. The L.V. Rogers Bombers came within a few seconds of securing a win at the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Championships Saturday in Langley.However, a Bomber turnover with 13 seconds remaining in the game allowed Samuel Robertson to score the winning points to earn a 51-50 victory over LVR in consolation round play.The result left LVR in 16th spot in the tournament.The Maple Ridge school opened the game with a 13-6 advantage after one quarter. LVR managed to rally to cut the margin to 26-24 at the half and 37-36 after three periods.The Bombers were in the lead 50-49 with 13 seconds remaining in the game.last_img read more

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BELOVED PADDOCK CAPTAIN JOHN SHEAR CELEBRATES 94TH BIRTHDAY IN SANTA ANITA WINNER’S CIRCLE CEREMONY

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2015)–Surrounded by a group of jockeys and fellow employees and looking like a man 30 years his junior, Santa Anita Paddock Captain John Shear celebrated his 94th birthday in a Winner’s Circle ceremony between races on Saturday at Santa Anita.Employed at The Great Race Place in various roles for more than five decades, Shear struck his customary optimistic tone when asked to reflect on his life and years spent at Santa Anita.“I love working here every day,” he said. “When I get to see lovely people at the track every day, it makes it all worth it.”A native of England who aspired to be a jockey, Shear gained national recognition for an act of heroism on March 12, 2011 when he reacted instinctively to a loose horse in the paddock by throwing himself between the fleeting animal and a 5-year-old girl.When asked earlier today to describe how it felt to be 94 years of age, he responded, “Well, I certainly don’t mind.”last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER SWELLS TO $736,547 INTO SUNDAY

first_imgSANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER SWELLS TO $736,547 INTO SUNDAY; FOUR CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH PAY $36,548ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2019)–In a thrilling end to a 10-race program Saturday at Santa Anita, there were two “live” tickets in the 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, each potentially worth $947,566, but Tule Fog and Full of Luck, both in contention turning for home, finished sixth and seventh respectively, thereby creating a Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $736,547.With $273,673 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Jackpot pool of $947,566 fueled a robust consolation payoff of $36,548 on four tickets.With a nine-race card on tap for Sunday, the Rainbow Six will initiate with race four, which has an approximate post time of 2:31 p.m. PT. A pair of Grade II, $200,000 stakes, the Summertime Oaks and the Monrovia, have been carded as races six and seven.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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Stable Notes By Ed Golden – Sunday, February 23, 2020

first_img47% 7 ITM% SADLER COULD MAKE BIG ‘CAP HISTORY MARCH 7 $637,367 Mike Smith43 $1,181,821 29% 24 10 Steve Knapp36 38% $1,801,754 1st 14% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 16% Doug F. O’Neill75 3rd 9 Tiago Pereira92 Abel Cedillo187 9 $307,762 15% 68% 26 $1,766,324 33% SON OF WAR FRONT SET FOR PASADENA STAKES 48% 14% 18 32 43% 67% 9 $767,042 $624,787 42% STREAKING FASHIONABLY FAST SET FOR TIZNOW $1,602,884 JockeyMts Mario Gutierrez66 3 9 (Current Through Saturday, Feb. 22) 17 12 28% 16 12 14 16% 22% Flavien Prat125 51% 22% 5 23% Drayden Van Dyke96 28 48% Win% 9 2nd 27 15 12 32 50% 9 $1,339,852 19 13 1st $552,381 45% 9 13 21% 26 11 $922,402 22 19 46% SADLER EYES THIRD STRAIGHT WIN IN SANTA ANITA HANDICAPJohn Sadler seeks to become the first trainer in 84 editions of the storied Santa Anita Handicap to win the event three straight years when he sends out Gift Box in the mile and a quarter classic on March 7.Eight trainers have won it two years in a row: Bob Baffert, Doug O’Neill, Bobby Frankel, Richard Mandella, Charlie Whittingham, Ron McAnally and Tom Smith. Sadler won the 2018 Big ‘Cap with Accelerate and last year with Gift Box, who is set to defend his title this year.Sadler has a big day planned on March 7, with Flagstaff going in the Grade II San Carlos Stakes, Frontier Market in the Kilroe and Stela Star in the China Doll Stakes.“Gift Box had a beautiful work here this morning (six furlongs in 1:13 under exercise rider Cerapio Figueroa), Sadler said. “He went out (seven furlongs) in (one) 27. Flagstaff also worked five furlongs in 1:00.80 (with Figueroa up), and some of the others are working tomorrow.“Stela Star is a star. You’ll be hearing about her.” The three-year-old Irish-bred filly makes her U.S. debut in the China Doll, a $75,000 test for three-year-old fillies at a mile on turf. She’s had four races in Ireland, winning the last two at seven furlongs, the latter on a “heavy” turf course, the former at the same distance on a synthetic course.“We’ll be ready,” Sadler said. “We should have a big day March 7 with a lot of runners.”POPULAR TRAINER HENRY MORENO PASSES AT THE AGE OF 90Henry Moreno, a California training icon in a career that began more than half a century ago, died 12:25 a.m. Sunday following a lengthy battle with dementia at The Kensington care facility in Sierra Madre.He was 90 years old.Immensely popular among his peers, Moreno was born in Corona, grew up on his father’s quarter horse ranch, eventually beginning as a quarter horse trainer before switching to Thoroughbreds in the early 1960s.He conditioned Chilean import Tizna who captured seven Santa Anita added money events, often competing against males. In the 1993 Vanity Stakes, he saddled Re Toss to upset Eclipse Award winner Paseana, 28 years after he won the race the first of three times. Moreno also won multiple stakes with Irish-bred Sangue, including the Grade I Matriarch in 1983. His last stakes winner was California-bred Spud Spivens.Moreno, who saw combat while serving seven months in the Army during the Korean War, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant, also developed Sam Who into a top sprinter after bringing him back from near-death in 1989. Sam Who set the Hollywood Park record of 1:08 for six furlongs in 1989 and placed in six of seven stakes.“There was none like Henry before or none like him after,” said Lance Hellum, Moreno’s assistant for four years until his retirement from training in 2016. “I’m in tears. He came to rescue me when I was in trouble. He was like a father to me.”Said one trainer of Moreno’s unyielding generosity: “He probably loaned more money to more people at the race track and never got it back.”Said his daughter, Elizabeth: “He was fine up until the very end when he spiraled the last 36 hours,” adding that services are pending.“Henry was a staple of California racing,” said fellow trainer John Sadler. “He was one of the men who built our game.” Said Henry’s cousin, Bob Moreno, a long time racing official in Southern California: “Nobody loved racing at Santa Anita more than Henry, believe me.”And this, from Santa Anita morning line maker Jon White: “Tizna holds the record for most weight carried by a filly or mare in Santa Anita history, 132 pounds, when she won the 1976 San Gorgonio Handicap (now Robert J. Frankel Stakes).  Henry was very proud of that.”FASHIONABLY FAST HAS GOOD ATTITUDE FOR TIZNOWFashionably Fast tries for his sixth straight win next Sunday when he stretches out to a mile in the $100,000 Tiznow Stakes for California-breds, four and older. In his last seven races, none has been longer than seven furlongs.The five-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit is scheduled to work five furlongs at 7:45 a.m. Monday in his final major drill for the Tiznow. Regular pilot Tiago Periera, who has ridden him in all but one of his 15 career races, will be aboard.“The horse is doing well,” said trainer Dean Pederson. “He’s kept a good attitude for a long period of time, so fitness isn’t an issue. Whether he’ll get the distance or not, we’ll let the race determine that.”Probable for the Tiznow: Appreciated, Ernie Banks, Fashionably Fast, Lieutenant Dan, Oliver, Posterize and Premium Forest.GOLIAD, SON OF WAR FRONT, IN PASADENA STAKESRichard Mandella hopes to have Goliad back in form for Saturday’s $100,000 Pasadena Stakes, a listed event for three-year-olds at one mile on turf.The bay colt disappointed finishing eighth after leading in his last start, the Eddie Logan Stakes at a mile on grass Dec. 19, 2019. His three prior races were solid, with a debut victory and two subsequent seconds, including in the Grade III Cecil B DeMille.“His last race didn’t go well, but I took a little time with him to see if we can get him back together,” Mandella said.Mandella is very familiar with Goliad’s pedigree line, specifically his sire. He is War Front, who sired the recently retired and unfortunately unfulfilled Omaha Beach, now standing at Spendthrift Farms in Versailles, Kentucky. ‘FASHIONABLE FILLIES’ LUNCHEON IN CHANDELIER ROOM MARCH 8“Go West Young Lady!” A successful event for nearly two decades in Saratoga Springs, New York, Santa Anita will host its first “Fashionable Fillies” Luncheon in the Chandelier Room on Sunday, March 8.The event is sponsored by The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, a charitable trust which provides, on a confidential basis, financial relief and assistance to needy members of the Thoroughbred industry and their families.The event, which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will include cocktails, lunch and the opportunity to shop from local vendors. Tickets are $150 each and all proceeds will be earmarked by the foundation to benefit the backstretch community of Southern California.Those interested in this very worthwhile cause are encouraged to respond by this Monday, Feb. 24, to Shannon Kelly, executive director, at (212) 521-5327, or via email at skelly@jockeyclub.com.FINISH LINES: Triple Crown prospects Nadal (a bullet 1:11.80 for six furlongs), Royal Act (the same distance in 1:12.40) and Honor A.P. (seven furlongs in 1:28.20) were among the 160 recorded workers Sunday morning, 25 on the training track. Eclipse champion Storm the Court went five furlongs in 1:01.20 for Peter Eurton, Santa Anita Handicap contender Midcourt went five furlongs in 1:01.40 for John Shirreffs and Kilroe candidate Ohio went in 1:02 for Michael McCarthy . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Monday through Thursday, Feb. 24 through 27, and resume live racing 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. There will be simulcast wagering Wednesday and Thursday with free General Admission and parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES: XBTV Sunday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on February 23rd, 2020Quick Questions With Exercise Rider Humberto GomezAndrew Lerner Shedrow Stroll: Get to Know Queen Bee to YouAndrew Lerner Shedrow Stroll: Get to Know Biddy DukeWORKOUTS:Gift Box (Sadler) 2-23-20Grinningeartoear (Outside) and Takethediamondlane (Koriner) 2-23-20Honor A. P. (Outside) and Shear Class (Shirreffs) 2-23-20Anonymously (Outside) and Dia De Pago (Cerin) 2-22-20Appreciated (Becerra) 2-21-20Venetian Harbor (Baltas) 2-21-20Julius (O’Neill) 2-21-20United (Outside) and Affianced (Mandella) 2-21-20Gidgetta (Outside) and Untouched Elegance (Baltas) 2-21-20Eight Rings (Inside) and Ax Man (Outside) (Baffert) 2-21-20 Bob Baffert60 $437,131 Win% 5 TRAINER HENRY MORENO DIES AT THE AGE OF 90 $1,297,862 8 ITM% $1,037,636 3rd 9 5 2nd 14 28% 37% 4 60% Joel Rosario116 Jorge Velez127 Money Won 11 21% $883,476 Money Won 9% 10 8 20 2 Ruben Fuentes64 John W. Sadler55 17 Richard Baltas84 $604,717 21% 51% TrainerSts 12% 8 7 Umberto Rispoli100 27 22 Peter Miller55last_img read more

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How Mourinho’s simple tinkering of Dele’s position is helping star dazzle again

first_imgIT was a tap-in, yes.Simply accepting a sitter.2 Dele Alli has been restored to his favoured No 10. role under new Spurs boss Jose MourinhoCredit: AP:Associated PressProof that sometimes you do not need to be wary of Greeks bearing gifts.But for Dele Alli, something has changed, for the better.Jose Mourinho believes he can unlock the Dele who has been absent in recent months, allowing the real player to return.And even if the England ace’s third goal of the season was the easiest he will ever score, it was indicative of the change.Mourinho has decided that to get the best out of Dele, he has to play him where he is best.Just off Harry Kane. As the effective No 10. Able to take the ball on the half-turn, play in the fleet-footed wide men and get beyond the centre forward.It was the position where Dele played in his first two seasons at Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino, campaigns that saw him score 11 goals in his breakthrough campaign and 22 for Spurs the following year.And it meant that, for perhaps the first time in 18 months, Dele is now being encouraged to simply BE in the sort of positions that allow him to capitalise on errors like that committed by Olympiakos defender Yassine Meriah.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Saints vs Watford, Arsenal and Leicester vs Everton scores this coming weekend and win £100Pochettino, for a variety of reasons – one of them being the consistent brilliance of Heung-min Son – has played Dele deeper over the past few seasons.Perhaps his wretched luck with hamstring injuries has been a factor, too.But while Dele has made important contributions, and become a better all-round player, he has been less eye-catching.Of course, you still need to put his record into context.Still six months short of his 24th birthday, Dele has 44 Prem goals and 30 assists to his name.At the same age, Frank Lampard has scored 25 Prem goals with 21 assists, Steven Gerrard 17 goals and three assists. Dele has also made more England appearances at his age than the pair of them combined.Yet Dele at his best is the player who was so free-scoring in his first seasons at Spurs, playing off and around Kane, getting himself into those positions.He has not been doing that recently. Now it appears to be exactly what he is expected to do.Dele looks happier, with the new role allowing him to dazzle.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticThat flick, from a position on his backside, to help set up the second goal at West Ham.The glorious sleight of foot, stepover and tease, before his clever cross was helped into the path of Serge Aurier as Spurs went from a bedraggled mess to taking the lead against Olympiakos.Dele looks back. Good for him, Jose Mourinho and Spurs. And good for Gareth Southgate too.2Jose Mourinho asked Dele Alli ‘are you Dele or his brother-’ as he bids to get Spurs star firing againlast_img read more

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Spurs fans demand trophy after pancake world record is set at Tottenham Stadium

first_imgTOTTENHAM fans now have an explanation for their recent flat performances…and it has nothing to do with the injured Harry Kane or Son Heung-min.Spurs announced they have set a new Guinness World Record for the longest ever line of pancakes and supporters were quick to joke that they deserve a trophy for it.7 Tottenham have announced they have set a new Guinness World Record at their new stadiumCredit: Tottenham Hotspur FC7 The club made history with the longest ever line of pancakesCredit: Tottenham Hotspur FCSpurs fans reacted the same way when the club beat Bayern Munich to win the pre-season tournament, the Audi Cup, back in July.However, their last major trophy was the League Cup in 2008, when Dimitar Berbatov and Jonathan Woodgate scored to seal a win over Chelsea.Yet Jose Mourinho, who has an incredible record of lifting silverware in his first season at a new club, can already boast a Guinness World Record (sort of).Tottenham announced that kitchen appliances manufacturer Kenwood produced a history-setting 1,135 pancakes at their new stadium.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesThe Shrove Tuesday spectacle helped the club break the existing record of 110.85 metres with a pancake line measuring 130.86 metres.And one fan wrote: “Mourinho had to chain NDombele in the dressing room whilst this was taking place”.Someone else replied: “No need. He would have needed to stop for a rest between there and the dressing room anyway.”Another harshly said: “I bet luke shaw is throwing in a transfer request atm.”A fourth added: “Other clubs are winning stuff and we set records for poxy pancakes.”7Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticTottenham did show their class afterwards by delivering the pancakes to two local causes via The Felix Project, a London-based charity which aims to tackle food waste and hunger.Speaking after the donation, Tam Carrigan, Senior Play Worker at one of the causes, Haringey Play, told the club’s website: “It’s really special to see the kids tuck into their pancakes and enjoy food together.“Many of our young people come from disadvantaged backgrounds, which is why donations like this mean so much. They make us all feel truly connected to the local community.”777 7Tony Evans can’t believe Tottenham’s Lo Celso wasn’t sent off against Chelsealast_img read more

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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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