Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Fri 22 Jun 2018



The Northern Territory news Fri 22 Jun 2018

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

20 SPORT FRIDAY JUNE 22 2018 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 QUEENSLANDS engine room is ready to up the ante in Sundays clash with the NSW pack, after being outmuscled by the Blues in Game One. The Maroons forwards have come under heavy criticism for their performance in Origin I, with the Blues led strongly by debutant hooker Damien Cook and starting props Reagan Campbell-Gillard and David Klemmer. While Campbell-Gillard has been ruled out of the showdown at ANZ Stadium with a won, in the middle, he said. I wasnt too happy about my own game. Playing well in a losing team is probably a good thing, but in saying that, we still lost the game which I hate doing. Being involved with the likes of Matty Scott and Nate Myles (in the past), its big shoes to fill with us young fellas coming through. But we obviously lost that and I take that upon myself to try to help us win on Sunday. Game One debutant Jai Arrow is also determined to experience his first win in a Maroons jersey. While he was happy with his own initiation to Origin football, he said the forwards have to take responsibility for the loss and cannot shy away from the challenge that lies ahead. If your forward pack is not doing a job then your backs outside you cant score points, he said. If we werent scoring points, it comes back to the middle. Were confident in the boys we have here and were not going to shy away from a challenge. Weve been in this position before and Queenslands a side that doesnt give up and always looks forward. The Maroons pack is expected to be boosted by the Maroons pack to strike Criticism after opening Origin loss fires up Queensland broken jaw, NSW is not expected to take a backward step as the Blues try to seal the series on home turf. But a determined Queensland pack is ready to meet fire with fire. Enforcer Josh Papalii says he takes the criticism personally, despite being one of the stronger forwards in Game One. I do take it personally because thats where games are presence of star prop Dylan Napa, who has been trying to overcome an ankle injury in the lead up to Sundays clash. The Roosters forward trained again yesterday in a positive sign that he recovered well from Wednesdays testing. He is yet to be officially cleared by Maroons officials, but it is understood they are happy with his progress so far. Queensland will travel to Sydney today, giving Napa the chance to rest his foot after two days of training, with the team to hold a captains run at ANZ Stadium tomorrow. RIKKI-LEE ARNOLD IT was the day Hollywood was recruited by the Blues. There he was yesterday, NSW-born American television star Simon Baker running defence at a Blues training session ahead of Sunday nights State of Origin match in Sydney. Baker was at Coogee Oval as a guest of mate and Blues assistant coach, Andrew Johns. The pair surf together at Bronte. And Baker actually participated in training, running defence on the wing during some NSW drills. Blues players had a doubletake when they realised who the stunt double was. Star of The Mentalist and The Guardian, Baker will be front and centre at ANZ Stadium on Sunday hoping NSW can seal a historic series win over Queensland. I think with State of Origin, whats really interesting to me is how equally matched all the teams are, he said. When you watch the players, they are all special. Its really about desire, isnt it? Also opportunity and taking and understanding what that opportunity is that is right in front of them at that moment. Winger Josh Addo-Carr with Hollywood star Simon Baker during yesterdays NSW training session at Coogee Picture: PHIL HILLYARD Mentalist the guardian for Blues outfit DEAN RITCHIE NFL recruit still adores his league IT was the meeting between the Blues biggest player and the man mountain set for the rich and glamorous NFL. Rarely does David Klemmer bump into somebody bigger than him but thats what happened when the 198cm prop caught up with former South Sydney under 20s player Jordan Mailata this week. At 2.03m, or six foot eight in the old money, Mailata is a colossus and bigger than any Queenslander Klemmer will deal with in Origin on Sunday. Dylan Napa, who stands at 198cm and weighs 113kg, is the biggest Maroon Klemmer will lock horns with this weekend. A Samoan Australian, Mailata, 21, was drafted by the Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles in this years American football draft. He is ready to storm the ultracompetitive NFL. But rugby league still remains close to his heart and he cant wait for Game Two at ANZ Stadium. He is back in Australia during the NFL offseason and spent time this week with Klemmer inside the NSW camp. Tipping the scales at 160kg, Mailata is one of the few blokes to outweigh Klemmer. DEAN RITCHIE WIN 1 of 5 Westinghouse Generators from Combined Electrical Combined Electrical and NT News are amped up to offer readers the chance to win 1 of 5 Westinghouse generators! To enter, collect a daily codeword in the NT News or Sunday Territorian from 25 June to 1 July and fill out the online entry form at ntnews.com.au/generator. The more codewords you collect, the better your chance of winning! Starts this Monday when you buy the NT News *Entries open 25/06/2018 and close 02/07/2018. Competition is open to Northern Territory residents aged 18 years and over only. Retain original codeword/s or have a digital subscription. Collect codewords from the NT News and Sunday Territorian between 25/06/2018 and 01/07/2018 to enter. Only 1 entry per codeword. Winners drawn at 12 noon on 02/07/2018 at 1 Printers Place Darwin. Winners names published 03/07/2018 07/07/2018 in NT News. Total prize pool valued at $6,495. Full terms and conditions available at ntnews.com.au/generator.