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The Northern Territory news Fri 1 Sep 2017



The Northern Territory news Fri 1 Sep 2017

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24 SPORT FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1 2017 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 ROOSTERS V TITANS TOMORROW, 2.30PM, ALLIANZ STADIUM Michael Gordon 1 Jarryd Hayne Latrell Mitchell 2 Anthony Don Ryan Matterson 3 Phillip Sami Mitchell Aubusson 4 Leivaha Pulu Blake Ferguson 5 William Zillman Luke Keary 6 Kane Elgey Mitchell Pearce 7 Ashley Taylor Jared Waerea-Hargreaves 8 Morgan Boyle Jake Friend (c) 9 Pat Politoni Dylan Napa 10 Agnatius Paasi Boyd Cordner (c) 11 Kevin Proctor (c) Aidan Guerra 12 Joe Greenwood Isaac Liu 13 Max King INTERCHANGE Zane Tetevano 14 Jamal Fogarty Siosiua Taukeiaho 15 Nathaniel Peteru Kane Evans 16 Eddy Pettybourne Connor Watson 17 Ben Nakubawai Joseph Manu 18 Keegan Hipgrave Victor Radley 19 Alexander Brimson Lindsay Collins 20 Kobe Tararo Mitchell Cornish 21 Api Noema-Matenga REFEREES Ben Cummins, Matt Noyen TV Live Fox League Roosters $1.09, Titans $7.50 SEA EAGLES V PANTHERS TOMORROW, 5PM, BROOKVALE Tom Trbojevic 1 Dean Whare Matthew Wright 2 Josh Mansour Dylan Walker 3 Tyrone Peachey Brian Kelly 4 Waqa Blake Akuila Uate 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak Blake Green 6 Tyrone May Daly Cherry-Evans (c) 7 Nathan Cleary Darcy Lussick 8 James Tamou Apisai Koroisau 9 Peter Wallace (c) Martin Taupau 10 Reagan Campbell-Gillard Frank Winterstein 11 Corey Harawira-Naera Curtis Sironen 12 Isaah Yeo Jake Trbojevic 13 James Fisher-Harris INTERCHANGE Lewis Brown 14 Bryce Cartwright Lloyd Perrett 15 Tim Browne Brenton Lawrence 16 Trent Merrin Addin Fonua-Blake 17 Sione Katoa Shaun Lane 18 Moses Leota Cameron Cullen 19 Viliame Kikau Jarrad Kennedy 20 Matt Moylan Jackson Hastings 21 Jed Cartwright REFEREES Matt Cecchin, Alan Shortall TV Live Fox League Sea Eagles $1.82, Panthers $2 Injuries dampen Broncos victory THE Broncos premiership hopes have suffered a major scare after inspirational skipper Darius Boyd headlined a double-injury drama in last nights costly 20-10 defeat of the Cowboys in Townsville. Brisbanes joy at clinching a Queensland derby was tempered by the sight of Boyd limping off in a worrying scenario that leaves him in grave doubt for the opening round of the finals this week. The Broncos then copped a second blow, with boom forward Tevita Pangai Jr, who returned last week from a hamstring strain, suffering a suspected recurrence 10 minutes from time. With hooker Andrew McCullough (knee) and prop Korbin Sims (broken arm) already gone for the season, the Broncos can ill-afford to lose more troops as they look to snap the longest title drought in their history. Amid the rough-and-tumble carnage of the codes great est duel, the Broncos were emphatically the better side. The victory sealed Brisbanes place in the top four, guaranteeing a second chance in the finals as they prepare for a likely away clash against the Roosters next Friday night. But whether Boyd and Pangai Jr are on deck to face the Roosters will hinge on the severity of their injuries as they race the clock to prove their fitness. Stung by last weeks debacle against the Eels, the fired-up Broncos were red-hot early and coasting. PETER BADEL COWBOYS 10 BRONCOS 20 BRISBANE Tries: A Blair M Gillett J Kahu J Roberts Goals: J Kahu 2 NORTH QUEENSLAND Tries: G Cooper K Feldt Goals: E Lowe goal Crowd: 23,321 at 1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville Referees: G Sutton, A Gee Cowboys hooker Jack Glanville doing his best to stop rampaging Broncos lock forward Josh McGuire last night Picture: IAN HITCHCOCK EELS V RABBITOHS TODAY, 7.20PM, ANZ STADIUM Will Smith 1 Bryson Goodwin Semi Radradra 2 Campbell Graham Michael Jennings 3 Aaron Gray Brad Takairangi 4 Tyrell Fuimaono Kirisome Auvaa 5 Robert Jennings Corey Norman 6 Cody Walker Mitchell Moses 7 Adam Reynolds Daniel Alvaro 8 Thomas Burgess Cameron King 9 Damien Cook Tim Mannah (c) 10 Sam Burgess (c) Manu Mau 11 John Sutton Tepai Moeroa 12 Angus Crichton Nathan Brown 13 Cameron Murray INTERCHANGE David Gower 14 Robbie Farah Kenny Edwards 15 George Burgess Siosaia Vave 16 Kyle Turner Suaia Matagi 17 Dean Britt Kaysa Pritchard 18 Jason Clark Josh Hoffman 19 David Tyrrell Beau Scott 20 Siosifa Talakai Frank Pritchard 21 Luke Kelly REFEREES Gavin Badger, Chris Butler TV Live Fox League, Channel 9 Eels $1.21, Rabbitohs $4.50 Sharks await results CRONULLA will wait to see if they can break into the NRL top four before deciding if they will risk Wade Graham and Jack Bird against Newcastle on Sunday. Bird (shoulder) and Graham (corked calf) are both under injury clouds ahead of their final round match with the Knights. The Sharks are waiting for the results of tonights Parramatta-South Sydney clash before making a call. If the resurgent Rabbitohs can upset the Eels, it will open the door for the Sharks to jump into fourth with a win, giving them a second bite at the cherry during the finals. Sharks veteran back-rower Luke Lewis said the club wouldnt risk the key duo unless there was something on the line against the Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium. Graham had to be assisted from the field in last weeks loss to the Sydney Roosters and has this week been restricted to the club gym and training away from the main squad. Panther defies pain HE has been described by Penrith teammate Trent Merrin as the toughest player he has ever seen, but Peter Wallace has another definition for it. I wouldnt call it tough. Id call it stupid maybe, Wallace said. Penriths stand-in captain is determined to squeeze every ounce of his battered body to help the Panthers book a ticket to the NRL finals with a win over Manly tomorrow. Last weeks loss to St George Illawarra was his return from a broken hand suffered against North Queensland that only kept him out for one match. Before that Wallace had broken three ribs, but not even that could prevent the Panthers hooker from gritting his teeth in their win over the Cowboys the following week. I got flung to the ground against the Tigers and couldnt protect myself. But I played the next week and broke my hand. Its part of the game, Wallace said. I only missed one game. The way it worked out, we didnt play (against St George Illawarra) until Sunday so got a bit of extra time. Don rallies teammates GOLD Coast winger Anthony Don has urged the Titans to evoke the memories of one of the clubs most famous victories and salvage some pride following the disaster of 2017. The only problem is Don may be the only one that remembers that thrilling win. Don, an 85-game journeyman, will be one of the Gold Coasts most experienced campaigners when the injury-ravaged Titans finish their season against premiership contenders Sydney at Allianz Stadium tomorrow. The Titans have been rated $7.50 outsiders by bookmakers and given next to no hope of snapping their six-match losing streak against the high-flying Roosters in the final-round clash. Don has seen this before. In Round 25 of 2013, the Titans were paying $11 when they beat the Roosters 30-22 before Sydney went on to win the premiership a month later. Key Eels set for return PARRAMATTA is set to get a pre-finals boost with key pair Beau Scott and Kaysa Pritchard likely to make their returns from injury for todays final-round clash against South Sydney. Neither player has appeared since suffering what was initially diagnosed as season-ending injuries in June, but will get some crucial minutes under their belt against the Rabbitohs. Well get through training today and if everything goes to plan, we should get some time into them, Arthur said prior to his teams captains run yesterday. The inclusion of co-captain Scott would be an enormous lift for an Eels side lacking in bigmatch experience heading into next weeks finals. Arthur believes the 2010 premiership-winner, whose season appeared over when he ruptured his bicep, would improve a defence that gave up 34 points in a win over Brisbane last week. NRL TEAMS - ROUND 26