The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013
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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, April 2, 2013. NT NEWS. 35 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:2-APGE:35 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l SPORT Arnold lands BMW ride TERRITORY jockey export Steven Arnold will ride NewZealand contender Sangster in Saturdays $2.25 million BMW (2400m) at Rosehill. The fouryear-old gelding finished seventh at his most recent appearance in the Ranvet Stakes onMarch 23, but had been in fine form prior to that. In the space of four weeks on home soil starting from February 9, Sangster won three races on the trot, including two at Group 1 level, highlighted by the Auckland Cup. Fanning survives, top duo exit DEFENDING championMick Fanning survived a day of Rip Curl Pro upsets, but fellow surfing royalty Kelly Slater and Joel Parkinsonwere shock casualties. Australias Fanningwon a sudden-death fifth round showdownwith Brazilian Raoni Monteiro tomake the last eight at Bells Beach. But 11-timeworld champion Slater and reigningworld title-holder Parkinson exited in the third round in the space of a sensational 30minutes on yesterdaymorning. Patemanproves aMan of Class STEVEN Pateman enhanced his status as Australias leading cross-country rider at Oakbank yesterday when he partneredMan Of Class to victory in the $160,000 Great Eastern Steeplechase. Thewin completed the Von Doussa and Great Eastern double for the champion rider who put all the praise onMan Of Class who justified his $1.80 favouritismwith an effortless victory. Pateman produced a superb Von Doussa ride aboard Lord Of The Song on Saturday. Chooks big guns unload on Eels RUGBY LEAGUE WARRIORS 20 COWBOYS 18 WARRIORS 20 (K Hurrell S Johnson E Taylor tries S Johnson 4 goals) dNORTH QUEENSLAND 18 (K Fai Fai Loa B Tate AWinterstein tries J Thurston 3 goals) at Mt Smart Stadium.Referee: Gavin Badger, Henry Perenara. Crowd: 10,572. ROOSTERS 50 EELS 0 SYDNEYROOSTERS50 (R Tuivasa-Sheck 3 B Cordner M Jennings DMortimer D Tupou J Waerea-Hargreaves SWilliams tries J Maloney 7 goals) d PARRAMATTA0 at Allianz Stadium.Referee: Ben Cummins, Chris James. Crowd: 18,014. SYDNEY Roosters bigmoney off-season signings finally hit their straps last night and it was Parramatta that bore the brunt with the home side inflicting a record 50-0 win over the Eels at Allianz Stadium. Sonny Bill Williams and Michael Jennings both scored tries for the Roosters and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck bagged a hat-trick as the hosts ran in nine unanswered four-pointers. James Maloney maintained his good form since his arrival from the Warriors, kicking seven goals as the Roosters held a team scoreless for a second successive week after beating Brisbane 8-0 last Saturday. Ricky Stuart said after being appointed it would take time to turn the Eels around and his words look to be prophetic as he experienced the biggest defeat of his coaching career in front of a crowd of just over 18,000. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves opened the scoring after 12 minutes when he powered over after Parramatta winger Vai Tautai fumbled Mitchell Pearces teasing kick, before Williams added his second of the season. Tautais defensive frailties were again exposed by Pearce when he found Tuivasa-Sheck with a wellweighted kick and the winger acrobatically climbed above the Eels wide-man to break his scoring duck. Tuivasa-Sheck didnt have to wait long to double his career tally as the Roosters again roasted the Eels rightflank to score a fourth try, five minutes before half-time. The second half saw the Eels find good field position but two scoring opportunities were squandered when Ben Roberts twice knocked on from dummy-half. Their sloppy play was punished when Jennings opened his account for the club in the right corner five minutes after the restart. That try opened the floodgates as the Eels capitulated, conceding four tries in the final 16 minutes of the game as Tuivasa-Sheck completed his treble before Daniel Mortimer and Daniel Tupou got in on the act. Meanwhile, the Warriors have broken their 268-day drought, coming from behind to beat North Queensland 20-18 in a frenetic encounter in Auckland yesterday. Halfback Shaun Johnsons penalty three minutes from time took the home side out to a 20-12 lead, before winger Antonio Winterstein scored late for the Cowboys. The Warriors survived the last two minutes to record their first win since last July and finally end an 11-match losing streak. Having used up their substitutions, they played the last few minutes with 12 men, after Ben Henry went off with concussion. Earlier the Warriors, who already had a long casualty list, saw Dane Nielsen go off with a rib problem and a groggy Kevin Locke helped off after a heavy tackle. The result meant a third defeat in a row for the suddenly struggling Cowboys. NRL ladder P31 Amateur hour is upon us again Jason Day will be one of only four Australians to contest the Masters at Augusta NOMINATION forms for the 2013 NT mens and womens amateur are now available. Golf NT yesterday announced that you can enter through the MiTournament website or simply by following the NT events link at golfnt.org.au. The womens amateur is over 54 holes at Alice Springs Golf Club from May 10-12, while the mens amateur will be played over 72 holes at the Darwin Golf Club from May 30 through to June 2. n n n n HUMPTY Doo held its Monthly Medal on Sunday. Ron Izett took out A-grade with 68, Ian Arstall took out B-grade on a countback, Dave White (65) won C-grade and in D-grade Chris Blackmore finished with the best score of the day, a 60 nett. Val Moon prevailed in the ladies with a score of 72, enough to give her a comfortable eight-stroke success from Ruth Dargan. n n n n ANOTHER monthly medal up for grabs was in the NT Senior Women Golfers Association. Sandy Ford won the A Division with a 36 nett, edging out Barb Chisholm by one stroke, with Vicki Purser a further shot away. There was a three-way tie in the B Division, with Miriam Nathanael, Bea Antella and Marilyn Pinkerton each finished on 41 nett. Nathanael took the prize on a countback. n n n n DAMIEN Berger and Daryl Lehmann scored a haul of 77 points to win the recent Darwin Golf Club four-ball aggregate stableford. The duo held off Sam Crowley and Bob Major by two, with Glenda Sharp and Liz Madden the ladies winners with 64 points. n n n n PETER Baileys haul of 37 points was good enough to see him prevail in the Darwin Golf Club single stableford on March 23. Thomas Johnston shot the lights out in B grade for a haul of 45 points, while the in-form Glenda Sharp took the ladies prize. n n n n TERRITORY No.1 Unho Park has risen 15 places on the Asian Tour Order of Merit following his tie for 67th finish at the Chiangmai Golf Classic in Thailand. Park improved from 120th to 105th after taking home $US1837.50 for his efforts at the Alpine Resort. The Darwin product carded a 73 in Sundays final round to finish at three-over par 291. Fellow Australian Scott Hend secured his third Asian Tour title and added $US135,000 to his bank balance with a three-stroke vic tory after a final round 64 took him to 20-under. The next stop on the Asian Tour schedule is the $US300,000 Panasonic Open, starting Thursday in Delhi. But Park will give that event a miss with the inaugural Solaire Open at the wonderfully named Wack Wack Golf & Country Club in Manila, starting on April 11, to be his next tournament. n n n n AUSTRALIA is set to field its smallest contingent at the Masters in over a dec ade, with just four golfers qualified to battle for the green jacket. Adam Scott, Jason Day, Marc Leishman and John Senden will be the only Aussies battling for the honour of being their countrys first winner at Augusta from April 11-14, barring a last-ditch win by a countryman at this weeks Texas Open. Geoff Ogilvy (55th), Greg Chalmers (63rd), Marcus Fraser (64th), Brendan Jones (93rd) and Aaron Baddeley (97th) were among those who fell short of the world top 50 rankings cut-off made on Monday, the last bastion for several invites. n n n n GOLFS World Cup may be coming to Australia. The time-honoured teams event has been held at Chinas Mission Hills since 2007 but, with its major sponsor understood to have pulled out, the sanctioning US PGA Tour has approached its Down Under counterpart to host the tournament. Its understood talks with potential backers have progressed sufficiently that Royal Melbourne is the frontrunner to host from November 21-24. n n n n IF you have any golf news, dont be afraid to drop us a line by email at ntnsport @ntnews.com.au or by phone on 8944 9920. n n n n UNTIL next week, Good hitting.
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