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The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013

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Title

The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2013-04-02

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Language

English

Subject

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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/244764

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/592280

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36 NT NEWS. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 -A P R -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 3 6 C O L O R : C M Y K SPORT 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 ntnews.com.au Hawks hit by curse yet again By MARK ROBINSON IF FOOTY was five-a-side, the Cats would have the ideal set-up. Skipper Joel Selwood in the middle and the quartet of Mathew Stokes, Allen Christensen, Travis Varcoe and Steven Motlop on the perimeter. Thats grunt and thats leg speed, although the Fab Four arent at all adverse to getting their knees dirty. Still, speed is symbolic. Theyve always had speed of ball and composure of mind, and now they have leg speed to complement the lot. The Cats used it again against Hawthorn, which again was brave enough but not good enough, which again they will kick themselves for giving up a game they should have won. Up by 30 points late in the second quarter and dominating possession and clearances they led 21-11 at the half the Hawks could not drive the dagger deeper into a Geelong team which maybe, just maybe, mightve thought the streak was over. Two late goals before the siren, however, to Tom Hawkins and Travis Varcoe, and the score at the half just 20 points. And there was the momentum swing. A kick there, a handball here, and the Hawks couldve easily been seven or eight goals in front. Gee, youve got to love the Cats. They took the lead at the 15th minute of the third quarter and were never headed again. Thats 10 in a row for the Cats against a team many believe is an inch and a half off a premiership. Dont know how curses work, or myths, or karma, but its really got to be more than just plain old bad luck.Geelongs Steven Motlop in action against Hawthorn yesterday Picture: MICHAEL KLEIN Jumper of pride for Jed By GREY MORRIS JED Andersons dad David would have been proud of his son yesterday. Anderson Sr died of a heart attack eight months ago, but one could sense him watching his boy wearing the No. 37 Hawthorn jumper with pride on a mild autumn day at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground. The 18-year-old captain of Territory Thunders under18 national championshipwinning side faced the roar of 76,300 fans when he came on the ground as a substitute in the third quarter for another Hawk debutant, Bradley Hill. I was rapt to finally repay the faith Hawthorn has shown in me, Anderson told the NT News last night. The way I came to the club (pre-draft selection) and have been able to impress the coaching staff and the boys on the way I go about my footy has been a real highlight in my career. Theyve really seen something in me and it feels good to get a game with a club like Hawthorn and its good colours and great culture. The second player from last years championshipwinning under-18 side to make his AFL debut in Round 1, Anderson finished on the losing side. The Geelong Cats managed to turn around a woeful first half to claim victory their 10th straight match against the Hawks. We spoke about momentum before the game and how it can go either way in a real hurry when footy is played at an elite level, he said. It was disappointing to lose when we were five goals in front at one stage, but hopefully we can get back on track against West Coast in Perth on Sunday. Andersons partner Nicky is due to have their first child in Darwin today, but Anderson was still able to concentrate on his debut match. Shes in good hands with her family and mine to look after her, he said. I could get a phone call any minute so when it happens, it happens. Anderson had special praise for new teammate and former St Marys junior Cyril Rioli, who taught him about the intricacies of an AFL club when he arrived in Melbourne before Christmas. Junior Boys been terrific for me, he said. I was staying with him when I first came down and he showed me the ropes. He was a good mentor for me, so I owe him a lot. Anderson wants to follow his idols Sam Mitchell, Jordan Lewis and Brad Sewell into the midfield at Hawthorn. Its where Id like to make my name, as an inside mid, he said. Its where the likes of Sam Mitchell, Jordan Lewis and Brad Sewell play terrific footy. Just to learn from those guys, players I idolised when I was growing up, will be reward enough. AFL ladder P31


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