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The Northern Territory news Fri 13 Mar 2015



The Northern Territory news Fri 13 Mar 2015

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FRIDAY MARCH 13 2015 JUST FOOTY 35 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA COURIERMAIL.COM.AU WEDNESDAY MARCH 11 2015 SPORT 69 V1 - BCME01Z01MA COWBOYS V KNIGHTS TOMORROW, 7.30PM, 1300 SMILES STADIUM Michael Morgan 1 Kurt Gidley Justin ONeill 2 James McManus Matthew Wright 3 Dane Gagai Kane Linnett 4 Joseph Leilua Antonio Winterstein 5 Akuila Uate Robert Lui 6 Jarrod Mullen Johnathan Thurston (c) 7 Tyrone Roberts Matthew Scott (c) 8 Kade Snowden Rory Kostjasyn 9 Adam Clydsdale Ben Hannant 10 Korbin Sims Gavin Cooper 11 Beau Scott (c) Ethan Lowe 12 Robbie Rochow Jason Taumalolo 13 Jeremy Smith INTERCHANGE Jake Granville 14 Tyler Randell Kelepi Tanginoa 15 Chris Houston Scott Bolton 16 David Faalogo James Tamou 17 Jack Stockwell Lachlan Coote 18 Sione Matautia REFEREES Gavin Badger, Matt Noyen TATTSBET Cowboys $1.38, Knights $3.05 TV Live Fox Sports 1 RABBITOHS V ROOSTERS SUNDAY, 2.30PM, ANZ STADIUM Greg Inglis (c) 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Alex Johnston 2 Daniel Tupou Dylan Walker 3 Michael Jennings Bryson Goodwin 4 Blake Ferguson Joel Reddy 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall Luke Keary 6 James Maloney Adam Reynolds 7 Mitchell Pearce (c) George Burgess 8 Jared Waerea-Hargreaves Issac Luke 9 Matt McIlwrick Dave Tyrrell 10 Sam Moa Glenn Stewart 11 Boyd Cordner John Sutton 12 Aidan Guerra Ben Lowe 13 Isaac Liu INTERCHANGE Chris Grevsmuhl 14 Mitchell Aubusson Jason Clark 15 Dylan Napa Chris McQueen 16 Kane Evans Thomas Burgess 17 Sio Siua Taukeiaho Tim Grant 18 Martin Kennedy Cameron McInnes 19 Nene Macdonald Darryl Millard 20 REFEREES Matt Cecchin, Henry Perenara TATTSBET Rabbitohs $1.75, Roosters $2.02 TV Channel 9 delayed 4pm RAIDERS V WARRIORS SUNDAY, 5.00PM, GIO STADIUM Jack Wighton 1 Sam Tomkins Sisa Waqa 2 Jonathan Wright Jarrod Croker (c) 3 Tuimoala Lolohea Edrick Lee 4 Solomone Kata Jordan Rapana 5 Manu Vatuvei Blake Austin 6 Chad Townsend Mitchell Cornish 7 Shaun Johnson Josh Papalii 8 Jacob Lillyman Josh Hodgson 9 Thomas Leuluai Dane Tilse 10 Ben Matulino Jarrad Kennedy 11 Bodene Thompson Iosia Soliola 12 Ryan Hoffman Shaun Fensom 13 Simon Mannering (c) INTERCHANGE Josh McCrone 14 Nathan Friend Frank-Paul Nuuausala 15 Ben Henry Paul Vaughan 16 Sam Lisone Luke Bateman 17 Albert Vete 18 Matthew Allwood REFEREES Adam Devcich, David Munro TATTSBET Raiders $2.10, Warriors $1.72 TV Live Fox Sports 1 TIGERS V DRAGONS MONDAY, 5.30PM, CAMPBELLTOWN STADIUM James Tedesco 1 Josh Dugan Kevin Naiqama 2 Etonia Nabuli Tim Simona 3 Dane Nielsen Chris Lawrence 4 Dylan Farrell Pat Richards 5 Jason Nightingale Mitchell Moses 6 Gareth Widdop Luke Brooks 7 Benji Marshall Aaron Woods 8 Leeson Ah Mau Robbie Farah (c) 9 Mitch Rein Keith Galloway 10 George Rose Curtis Sironen 11 Tyson Frizell Sauaso Sue 12 Joel Thompson Martin Taupau 13 Ben Creagh (c) INTERCHANGE Dene Halatau 14 Rory OBrien Ava Seumanufagai 15 Trent Merrin Matthew Lodge 16 Mike Cooper Brenden Santi 17 Jack de Belin Kyle Lovett 18 Jake Marketo 19 Heath LEstrange REFEREES Ashley Klein, Adam Gee TATTSBET Tigers $1.62, Dragons $2.30 TV Live Fox Sports 1 DCE vows to honour deal this season DALY Cherry-Evans says he plans to remain at the Sea Eagles this season unless Manly players or club powerbrokers call for him to be moved on. The Maroons playmaker dropped a bombshell on Brookvale in the wake of Manlys heavy loss to Parramatta last Friday night when he revealed he had signed a four-year deal with the Titans. In an exclusive interview with Eels legend Peter Sterling on tonights episode of Sterlo on the Couch on Fox Sports, Cherry-Evans opens up about his decision to quit Manly for a fresh start at the Gold Coast next season. The Sea Eagles hierarchy is prepared to discuss a possible player swap with the Titans, but Cherry-Evans is determined to honour the final year of his Manly deal. I play this game for obviously my family, I play it for myself and more importantly I play it for my teammates and my coach and unless any of them, groups or individuals want me gone, I wont be going anywhere, he said. Ill be making sure I honour my contract this season. As far as Im concerned, and as far as Ive been told, I have plenty of support from the coach and the playing roster, so Ill be doing whatever I can to see out this year and make it a successful one. Cherry-Evans revealed Manly coach Geoff Toovey was the first person he told of his plans, before the Eels clash. I think they (the players) felt as though they could see the weight lifted off my shoulders and I think they respected my decision, he said. PETER BADEL LIVE 6.30PM TODAY FOX SPORTS Just take him now in the club, we will talk to them. Ideally, the Titans would take Cherry-Evans tomorrow, but one impediment to an expedited transfer is the clubs salary-cap position. The Gold Coast would have to outlay about $500,000 to accommodate Cherry-Evans this season funds the Titans can only free up by offloading a number of big-name stars. Besieged duo Greg Bird and Dave Taylor, fighting cocaine supply charges, face uncertain futures. But it is understood coach Neil Henry, a fan of both, would oppose any moves to jettison the pair to fund Cherry-Evans immediate purchase. And while the Sea Eagles have been linked with rookie Kane Elgey, Gold Coast hierarchy are hopeful CherryEvans can mentor the under20s halfback next season. However, it is clear Manly powerbrokers are ready to cut a deal, with Penn underscoring frustrations with mid-season departures by calling for a transfer window. Its not a good look for the game for players to sign six to 12 months in advance and we need to do something about it, he said. There is a risk your heart is not in it and we need 100 per cent from every one of our players every week. If there is a risk that is not possible, then you are better off releasing them earlier. Daly is a professional at heart. The expectation is that he will play out the way with us, but it doesnt mean thats how it plays out. Titans CEO Graham Annesley was tight-lipped last night. Im not prepared to say or do anything that could be interpreted as an attempt to destabilise another clubs playing roster, he said. Daly could be a Titan this year as clubs talk trades EXCLUSIVE PETER BADEL RUGBY LEAGUE DALY Cherry-Evans future at Brookvale is untenable, with Manly bosses contacting the Titans to discuss a compensation deal that would deliver him to the Gold Coast this season. Manlys recruitment-andretention committee is prepared to explore a player-trade as the Sea Eagles begin planning for life after Cherry-Evans. In the latest twist, the Titans have fielded a call from a Sea Eagles representative offering the playmakers services for this season. The Test halfback is due to launch his Titans career next year, but the Sea Eagles are ready to broker an immediate severance package. Manly chairman Scott Penn says Cherry-Evans remains in the clubs plans, but wont stand in the playmakers way if the Titans are willing to discuss an exchange of players. If the Titans came to us and said, We want Daly early and there is a deal to be done, we would certainly look at it, Penn said. As of today, Daly is firmly part of our plans for this year ... but having said that, it doesnt mean thats how it plays out. Asked if Manly would consider compensation in the form of a player swap, Penn was unequivocal. Yes, thats certainly an option, he said. There are multiple options, but the news is still fresh and we have a game to play on Saturday night. The most important thing is that if a deal is done, it is done behind closed doors and doesnt affect our play on the field. We are open to that scenario. We are in the market right now and if the Titans have some opportunities with DOING DEALS: Manly are open to Daly Cherry-Evans moving to the Gold Coast this season. Picture: Brett Costello Turners playing future in hands of top surgeon KYLE Turner said goodbye to his teammates at Redfern Oval yesterday with one hand on a suitcase and his career in the hands of one of Australias leading spinal surgeons. The talented South Sydney forward was due to undergo lumbar disc replacement prosthesis last night by Gold Coastbased surgeon Dr Matthew Scott-Young, the brother of former Wallabies hard man Sam Scott-Young. Scott-Young was chosen to perform the surgery after an exhaustive and detailed nationwide search by the Rabbitohs medical staff. Depending on the success of the surgery and Turners re habilitation, South Sydney officials have been told the 23-yearold could be back on the paddock by late June. Turner suffered the injury during the NRL and Indigenous All Stars match last month, which Rabbitohs teammate Greg Inglis was also a part of. Inglis conceded he was nervous for Turner ahead of the delicate surgery, but backed his brave decision. Fingers crossed hell be back towards the end of the year, if not midyear, he said. The surgery chosen to ensure Turners promising career continues is cutting-edge, with only a small number of footballers requiring disc replacement surgery. For all the latest news, scores and highlights, visit Roosters to keep Napa SYDNEY Roosters believe they will re-sign Queensland Emerging Origin forward Dylan Napa despite interest from the Broncos and Titans. While the Roosters are confident the go-home factor posed by the southeast Queensland clubs has been seen off, a rival Sydney club has been more persistent in pursuit of the Brisbane product. Off-contract Napa, 22, has a three-year deal from the Roosters awaiting him. Both parties are on the same page, where he wants to stay and we want to keep him, and its a matter of us piecing together salary cap issues, Roosters chief executive Brian Canavan said. We have been talking for some time. There has been some good common ground in recent weeks without it being signed and sealed. Wed much prefer three years for a player of his age but his management might say, Lets go one less. Among the Roosters also coming off contract include fiveeighth James Maloney, who has been touted as a key target for Manly. Manly have salary cap room because of their loss of Daly Cherry-Evans to the Gold Coast in 2016 and are trying to retain Kieran Foran in the face of P a r r a m a t t a s offer. Napa was last year rated by former Queensland pack leader Petero Civoniceva as a likely future Origin player. The Aspley Devils junior will play off the bench for the Roosters in Sundays heavyweight clash with South Sydney. He played 24 games last season and Sundays showcase match will be his 33rd NRL appearance. In December, the Roosters resigned Queensland and Australian back-rower Aidan Guerra to a contract extension keeping him until the end of 2017. By PAUL MALONE

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