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The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013

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Title

The Northern Territory news Fri 12 Jul 2013

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NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-07-12

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Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

News Corp Australia

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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News Corp Australia

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/246750

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/581298

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32 NT NEWS. Friday, July 12, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 2 -J U L -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 3 2 C O L O R : C M Y K Woods hopes for Gal to come good STATEOFORIGIN SYDNEYORIGIN DECIDERS RESULTSOF STATEOFORIGINDECIDERS IN SYDNEY June 22, 1982:Queensland 10 NSW5 SCG June 3, 1992:NSW 16 Queensland 4 Sydney Football Stadium June 19, 1998:Queensland 19 NSW4 Sydney Football Stadium June 26, 2002:Queensland 18 NSW 18 StadiumAustralia July 7, 2004:NSW36Queensland 14 Telstra Stadium July 2, 2008:Queensland 16 NSW 10 ANZ Stadium Paul Gallen and Greg Bird, at NSW training yesterday, are both under injury clouds Picture: GREGG PORTEOUS AARON Woods says hes preparing to play in the State of Origin decider, although deep down he hopes hell be 18th man for NSW. The Wests Tigers prop had a tough baptism on his debut in Brisbane in Game 2 when he deputised for James Tamou as the Blues were dominated by a fired-up Queensland outfit. Woods, 22, will take Paul Gallens spot in the side should the Blues skipper fail to come through todays training session where hell attempt to run for the first time since injuring his left foot in Game 2. I think Gal will play and as a NSW fan I hope he does, Woods said. I am preparing like I am going to play in training and even if I dont, the experience of being alongside all these great players is great for me. Coach Laurie Daley said hell make a decision on Gallens availability after training in Coogee today but admits he may have to make a tough call and leave out his talismanic skipper. After he runs I will get a fair indication as to where is up to, Daley said. At this stage I wouldnt be able to tell you. Well see how he is tomorrow. Daley is looking to become only the second man to lead NSW to victory in a series decider in Sydney after Phil Gould, who achieved the feat in his two different stints in 1992 and 2004. The 44-year-old said his decision to name an extended squad with Woods and Boyd Cordner remaining in camp until game day means his interchange bench was not set in stone. But he said it was unlikely either would be added to the bench at the expense of Josh Reynolds as a precaution should Gallen be passed fit. If one or two are out then we may have to have a rethink but I havent spoken to Josh about it, and we think we know where we are, he said yesterday. Gallen and Greg Bird went through some light stretching and stepping yesterday with team doctor Nathan Gibbs confirming the Gold Coast back-rower is on course to play. Bird reported to camp on Monday with his foot in a protective boot having sustained ankle ligament damage against Penrith in Darwin last Saturday. We still have to do a bit more contact work with him but considering he couldnt walk at all on Monday its been a good turnaround and a very good indicator that hell be fit, Gibbs said. He had a lot of bleeding around the ankle which was making it quite painful, but once that resolved, the actual injury itself is OK.


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