The Northern Territory news Wed 9 Jul 2014
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WEDNESDAY JULY 9 2014 SPORT 43 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Exodus to rock Reds QUEENSLAND Rugby coach Richard Graham believes the Reds need to sign six outside backs to cover the imminent departures in that area. Aidan Toua, Rod Davies and Dom Shipperley are among at least seven players leaving the Reds at the end of the season. The franchise has still to confirm whether Wallabies back James OConnor will be one new signing, as has been widely speculated. Queensland will go into Saturdays final-round Super Rugby encounter with NSW in Brisbane without halfback Nick Frisby, who suffered a broken jaw in last weekends loss to the Force. Frisby joins a lengthy injury list including first choice halfback Will Genia, fiveeighth Quade Cooper, and other backs, Anthony Faingaa, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Toua and Dom Shipperley, and forward Eddie Quirk. They are also without livewire flanker Liam Gill due to sevens commitments. Prop Greg Holmes is the only player scheduled to return from injury for the clash with the Waratahs. Graham has identified defence as an area that he should have done better with this year. The Reds have already conceded 459 points, an average of just more than 30 a game. Folau record is unrivalled FOOTBALL freak Israel Folau is poised to achieve another unprecedented cross-code double as the first player to top the season tryscorers list in both Super Rugby and the NRL. Already entrenched in sports history books for numerous Test and tryscoring records in rugby league and rugby union, the NSW Waratahs and Wallabies superstar is set to notch another unique milestone in the last round of Super Rugbys regular season this weekend. With 12 tries from 11 appearances for the Waratahs in 2014, Folau enters Saturday nights tussle with the Queensland Reds three tries clear of Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo. Barring an improbable fourtry haul from Nadolo against the Highlanders, and none from Folau in Brisbane, the Waratahs dynamic fullback will match his feat from his NRL debut season with Melbourne. In 2007, Folau finished the regular season as the leagues equal-leading tryscorer with North Queensland fullback Matt Bowen with 21 fourpointers the most by an NRL rookie, eclipsing Storm teammate Billy Slaters previous record of 19. The latest double will add to a lengthy list of records set by the only player to compete in the NRL, AFL and Super Rugby competitions. At 18 and 194 days old in 2008, Folau became Australias youngest-ever rugby league Test player. After a two-season stint in the AFL, Folau last year be came the first player to complete the NRL rookie of the year and Super Rugby rookie of the year double. He capped his spectacular entrance to rugby on the 2013 European tour when he equalled Lote Tuqiris record for most tries by a Wallaby in a calendar year. If the Waratahs convert their minor premiership into championship glory, Folau will join fellow dual internationals Sonny Bill Williams and Brad Thorn, along with countrymen Will Chambers and Peter Ryan as only the fifth player to win NRL and Super Rugby titles. Star fullback Israel Folau on the attack for the NSW Waratahs, this years Super Rugby minor premiers SUPER RUGBY ROUND 19 FRIDAY Blues v Chiefs Eden Park 5.05pm Brumbies v Force GIO Stadium 7.10pm SATURDAY Bulls v Rebels Loftus Versfeld 2.40am Crusaders v Highlanders AMI Stadium 5.05pm Reds v Waratahs Suncorp Stadium 7.10pm SUNDAY Lions v Cheetahs Ellis Park 12.35am Stormers v Sharks Newlands Stadium 2.40am Bye: Hurricanes LEADING PACK Super Rugby Ladder WARATAHS 53 CRUSADERS 46 SHARKS 46 HIGHLANDERS 42 HURRICANES 41 BRUMBIES 40 FORCE 40 CHIEFS 40 BLUES 36 SAVE $6 $43 EACH XXXX Gold Cans 30x375mL Bundaberg UP & Cola Cans 24x375mL VB Bottles 24x375mL Limited EDITION FOR OR IGIN WINNING DEALS Offers apply 09/07/14 while stocks last at Northern Territory stores. Specials not available through coles.com.au or liquorland.com.au. Prices may vary in country areas. Some products and offers may not be available in all stores. Save statements are based on the lowest of the regular single selling price across our Northern Territory Metro stores. ^Price available on products purchased in the multiples specified. No further discount. Retail limits may apply. No further discount. Liquor and tobacco not sold to under 18s. www.liquorland.com.au 399899_0907_LL_NT Liquorland Supports the Responsible Enjoyment of Alcohol Enter online at www.bcooler.com.au and in 25 words or less tell us how Liquorland and a Bundaberg cooler would make your BBQ better. 1000 Coolers to be won. Check website for Terms & Conditions. Buy this for your chance to win this! 30 CAN BLOCK SAVE $6 $46 EACH SAVE $15 $67 EACH 1 DAY ONLY! 1 DAY ONLY!