Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Feb 2019



The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Feb 2019

Other title

NT news


The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT




This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication


File type



Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

News Corp Australia



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

28 SPORT TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5 2019 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Prog - 15: N Paredes (StM). 13: J Stokes (Buffs). 12: M Dennis (Palm). 10: S Smith (Dist), C Gallio (Dist), C Ilett (Night). Round 16 Waratah v Tiwi Bombers 3. Abe Ankers (War) 2. Paddy Heenan (Tiwi) 1. Zac Westerberg (War) Wanderers v Buffaloes 3. Thomas Motlop (Wand) 2. Josh Wilson (Wand) 1. Joe Anderson (Buffs) Nightcliff v Palmerston 3. Nathan Brown (Night) 2. Danny Butcher (Night) 1. Phillip Wills (Night) SDistricts v St Marys 3. Ed Barlow (Dist) 2. Matt Rosier (Dist) 1. Tylah Saunders (StM) PLAYER OF THE YEAR Darwin Business Machines PTY. LTD. GREY MORRIS WARATAH wingman Joel Stevens has justified the faith shown in him by teammates and supporters by claiming the Round 16 nomination for the NT News Rising Star. The 18-year-old Thunder Academy member has impressed judges for some time, representing the Territory as a schoolboy and advancing through the under-16 and U18 grades at national level with a minimum of fuss. Waratah coach Ryan Ayres has played him in 15 of the 16 rounds, with the Round 9 win over Wanderers the exception. Joels been great for us all season, Ayres said last night. He can win the contested ball in pack situations and often comes away with the footy in one-on-ones. Add his skills on both sides of the body and our club has got a pretty good player. In a twist, Stevens will miss the last two home and away games with basketball commitments at a national level, adding to his sporting versatility. Several players impressed in Round 16 matches, including Wanderers pair Winston Yunipingu and James Box. Round 16 Waratah 12.13 (85) d Tiwi Bombers 10.6 (66) Wanderers 11.2 (68) d Buffaloes 7.13 (55) Nightcliff 14.13 (97) d Palmerston 3.5 (23) Sthn Districts 13.13 (91) d St Marys 7.3 (45) P W D L % Pts Nightcliff 16 13 3 0 162.0 52 SDistricts 16 12 4 0 163.5 48 Buffaloes 16 8 8 0 101.3 32 Waratah 16 8 8 0 97.2 32 Tiwi 16 7 9 0 94.8 28 Palmerston 16 6 10 0 68.8 24 St Marys 16 5 11 0 83.9 20 Wanderers 16 5 11 0 69.6 20 Round 17 Saturday: Buffaloes v Tiwi Bombers, 2.30pm, TIO Stadium; St Marys v Palmerston, 5pm, TIO Stadium; Waratah v Sthn Districts, 7.30pm, TIO Stadium. Sunday: Nightcliff v Wanderers, 4pm, PSC BM Oval 2018-19 NTFL MENS PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON Crocs make finals move in upset win over Saints SOUTHERN Districts had the most influential result in NTFL Division one over the weekend, upsetting second-placed St Marys by 16 points. The win puts Districts in pole position to play finals, with a win this weekend over Pint to seal the deal. Saints coach Darren Gilbert said a promising performance was disappointing in the end. We were pretty competitive for most of the game, there wasnt much in it, he said. I think they kicked the last couple of goals to get away from us we got close but couldnt make the most of our opportunities. Gilbert said Jesse Jesson was important down back to keep the back six organised but down the other end, loose man Tom Fittock made the most of wayward Saints kicking. St Marys managed to hold second position as Nightcliff upset third-placed Waratah, making for an important two weeks for the three clubs to fight for second position. Pint pulled off an impressive 111-point win over Darwin, while Banks sealed top spot with a 100-point win over Wanderers. In the battle of the cellar dwellers, bottom-placed Palmerston upset Tracy Village. In Division 2, Banks were the big winners, all but sealing a finals berth while knocking University out of contention. Rats looked to have the better of the Bulldogs but the blue and white prevailed and ran out the game better. Connor Lance was one of Banks best, using his pace to inspire his team, while Nick Twelftrees and Aaron Knapman made their presence felt in the forward line. Pint overcame a depleted Jabiru, while Nightcliff Spartans sealed top spot with a convincing win over Waratah. ST MARYS midfielder Nathaniel Paredes will have surgery on his season-ending broken right leg on Thursday. The Nichols Medal favourite suffered a broken right fibula when a Southern Districts opponent tackled him early in the first quarter of Sundays game against reigning premier Southern Districts. The 23-year-old leads the Nichols Medal mayhem as Paredes breaks leg NT News Player of the Year award by two votes with two games left after a consistently brilliant season. Paredes absence also hurt St Marys on the scoreboard when his presence around the packs and up forward would have lifted his side. Last seasons Player of the Year laid no blame on his opponent for the incident last night, saying the clash of legs in the first quarter was simply an unfortunate incident. It was a sliding tackle, but that happens in this game and its part of footy, he said. Ill have to see how the surgery goes now and weigh up where and if Im playing this (southern) season, but right now Im staying in Darwin for a couple more weeks. Paredes and St Marys are likely to miss the finals for only the third time in their 67-year history after a rebuild. Only big wins over Palmerston this week and the Tiwi Bombers on the Tracy Village ground in Round 18, combined with losses to sides above them, will prevent that happening. Thats the way it looks right now and its a bit unfortunate, Paredes said. But hopefully we can rebuild for next season and get on track. I know thats the plan. The injury to their star player completes a horror two weeks of football for the 32time NTFL premier. Defender Ben Taylor (ankle) and utility Raphael Clarke (hamstring) have also been ruled out for the rest of the season. Team manager Russell Satori said the fracture was just above Paredes right ankle. Theyll operate on Thursday and like the footy club, Nathaniel will bounce back hard next season, Satori added. GREY MORRIS Watts apologises for video PORT Adelaides Jack Watts admits a video of him snorting white powder off a womens chest is a shocking look. A video emerged on Sunday of him taken at Oktoberfest in Munich last October, with the AFL player claiming the substance featured was Wiesn Pulver, which is a legal substance made up of menthol, sugar and glucose. It is commonly taken at the beer festival as a pick-me-up. A remorseful Watts said he was disappointed in himself and apologised for the hurt caused by the video. Youve probably seen it, its a pretty shocking look, Watts said. Im really obviously disappointed with myself. The two young Eagles played like seasoned veterans in Wanderers shock win over the Darwin Buffaloes, further proof the clubs youth program is working. Nightcliffs Liam Holt-Fitz was back to his elusive best in the Tigers big win over Palmerston and St Marys have found another Long after Jacob booted three of his sides seven goals in the loss to Southern Districts at Freds Pass. The $500 NT News Rising Star will be announced on Nichols Medal night, Monday, March 11, at SkyCity Casino. The award has sent many players on a pathway to the highest level, including Geelongs Brandan Parfitt, St Kilda brothers Xavier and Raphael Clarke and Melbourne defender Matthew Whelan. Waratah wingman Joel Stevens launches a kick downfield Picture: AFLNT MEDIA Stevens a Waratah to watch

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.