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The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 17 Nov 2012

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, November 17, 2012. NT NEWS. 53 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:17-NGE:53 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K The only Specialist Fitness Equipment Dealer in Darwin! For weights, cross trainers, treadmills, home gyms, exercise bikes, boxing gear and more, trust Colby Fitness to look after all your equipment requirements. 8947 2464 www.colbyfitness.com.au sales@colbyfitness.com.au RIDE ONE OWN ONE. AND YOULL FACTORY BONUS $500 EXTRA VALUE ON HARD-BALL.* OFFER ENDS NOVEMBER 30 2012. MOTORCYCLE TERRITORY 1/53 HICKMAN STREET, WINNELLIE. PHONE (08) 8947 0042 www.victorymotorcycles.com.au *Offer only available on selected models. 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Wonder goal too late FIFA says it will not add Zlatan Ibrahimovics astonishing overhead kick goal against England as a late entry for best goal in 2012. Ibrahimovic scored his fourth goal in Swedens 4-2 victory on Thursday several hours after voting opened for 10 approved Puskas Award candidates. FIFA says given a number of votes have already been cast for this years award, the select committee for the Puskas Awardmay not, at this stage, include an additional nominee. Pressure on Spurs for place ANDRE Villas-Boas believes Tottenham needs to finish above Arsenal for the first time since 1995 to qualify for next seasons Champions League. The Spurs boss expects the title to be fought out betweenManchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, leaving the two north London clubs competing for the remaining place in the top four of the English Premier League. Its time to be dazzling RUGBY UNION By IAIN PAYTEN in London Wehave to be a lot more effectivewith the use of our own ball LINE UPS Test Match - England v Australia at Twickenham (12am, Tomorrow) England ($1.34): Alex Goode, Chris Ashton, Manu Tuilagi, Brad Barritt, Charlie Sharples, Toby Flood, Danny Care, Thomas Waldrom, Chris Robshaw (c), Tom Johnson, Geoff Parling, Tom Palmer, Dan Cole, Tom Youngs, Joe Marler; Res: David Paice, David Wilson, Mako Vunipola, Joe Launchbury, Tom Wood, Ben Youngs, Owen Farrell, Mike Brown. Australia ($3.25): Berrick Barnes, Digby Ioane, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Ben Tapuai, Nick Cummins, Kurtley Beale, Nick Phipps, Wycliff Palu, Michael Hooper, Dave Dennis, Nathan Sharpe (c), Sitaleki Timani, Ben Alexander, Tatafu Polota Nau, Benn Robinson; Res: Stephen Moore, James Slipper, Sekope Kepu, Radike Samo, Liam Gill, Brett Sheehan, Mike Harris, DrewMitchell. Rampaging Radike Samo is capable of making an impact for the Wallabies from off the bench THE length of a show called When Wallabies Attack would not be incredibly long based on the 2012 season. When you score an average of one try per game, highlight reels do not tend to fill up. But it appears the low point of the season a nearrecord loss to France last weekend has finally woken the Wallabies from their attacking slumber and Twickenham could be an overdue exhibition of old-fashioned running rugby. Having applied a theory of progress with blunt force for most of the season, Wallabies coach Robbie Deans yesterday conceded his side had to be more creative with the ball to challenge and break down Englands defence. We have to be a lot more effective with the use of our own ball. We cant be onedimensional, Deans said. We have reviewed (Paris), we have trained it and we will be better. It is pretty obvious, our inadequacies. The comments appear to mark a change in Deans mindset which resulted an alarming atrophy of the Wallaby attack this season. The try tally was just an average of one per game in 2012 compared with over three per Test in 2010 and 11 but digging deeper, stats show the Wallabies slid into major risk aversion this year. The Wallabies made only 79 offloads in 2012 compared with 125 in 13 Tests last year, and 130 in 15 Tests in 2010. But relying on predictable, often one-out ball carrying, the Wallabies have been easy targets, making almost twothirds fewer linebreaks in 2012 than in 2010, with only 33 in 12 Tests an average of 2.8 per game, compared with 6.2 in 2011 and 6.8 in 2010. Cross-matched with the Wallabies ruck-and-maul figures theyre averaging a five-year high of 90 per Test the Wallabies are breaking the line less than once in every 30 of their attacking opportunities. It reached its worst in Paris when the Wallabies made just two linebreaks against France, from a whopping 131 rucks and mauls. Deans not fazed by Campo blast David Campese ROBBIE Deans says David Campese would still be welcome in his Wallaby dressing-room despite a blistering personal attack on him by the former Test winger. Campeses calls for Deans to be sacked as Wallabies coach in an English newspaper yesterday dominated the press conference of the Aussie team in London yesterday. Outspoken Campese told Londons Daily Telegraph: Deans has destroyed Australian rugby and I want him to go. Weve got a team at the moment that cant catch and cant pass. Wallaby teams in the past were never like this. Anyone who knows anything about Australian rugby knows what its famous for loops, angles, switches, counter-attack, creative play. Wheres all that gone? We cant even pass properly. I just want him to go. Hes the worst thing that has ever happened to Australian rugby. He said he didnt know if he wanted the Wallabies to beat England because Deans would then stay. IAIN PAYTEN British player ban for ethnic slur BRITAINS Rugby Football League has banned a player for six matches for racially abusing an opponent. Tom Morgan, of the third-tier South Wales Scorpions, was found guilty by an RFL tribunal following an incident during a Championship One game against London Skolars last season. Morgan, who failed to respond to contact from the RFL, was found guilty in his absence of using offensive or obscene language based on race or ethnic origin against London Skolars player Lamont Bryan, an RFL statement said. Morgan has not played for the Scorpions since a July 1 game. Todd back on track Todd Carney NSW star Todd Carney is on course to return for the start of the NRL season after surgeons discovered his ruptured Achilles tendon was like a time bomb waiting to explode. Carney was carried off in Cronullas finals loss to Canberra in September and immediately went under the knife in Sydney. Sharks doctor David Givney said only then was the full extent of the injury discovered, and surgeons were shocked the playmaker managed to play as many games as he did last season. When they did the operation, they realised it was something that had developed over many years, Givney said. It wasnt just an acute injury that happened on that day. It was like a ticking time bomb. It emerged that Todd had a number of significant problems to that area. So much so, weve actually checked out his other foot. But fortunately, that is fine, he said. Carney, who made his NSW State of Origin debut this year, is already back working on a vacuum treadmill which allows him to run in a moon boot using only 40 per cent of his body weight. Givney is confident of a full recovery for the season-opener in March. Slater: Apology over bite accepted BILLY Slater has ended his silence over one of the most infamous bites in Australian rugby league history, revealing he accepted an apology from Bulldog James Graham over the incident which sparked an all-in brawl in this years grand final. Slater this week refuted a postmatch claim by Canterbury boss Todd Greenberg that Graham had pleaded not guilty because the bite never happened. It happened thats for sure, Slater said in Spain this week. You know, people do things on the field that they regret. I have done things on the field in the past that I regret. At the end of game we shook hands.

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