The Northern Territory news Mon 6 Aug 2012
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www.ntnews.com.au Monday, August 6, 2012. NT NEWS. 25 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:6-AGE:25 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K AFL SCOREBOARD ROUND19 GEELONG 9.3 10.5 14.9 18.10 (118) HAWTHORN 2.0 7.6 11.8 17.14 (116) GOALSGeelong: THawkins 6 P Chapman 4MDuncan 2 S Johnson 2A ChristensenAMackie J Podsiadly JWalker.Hawthorn: J Gunston 4 C Rioli 2 L Breust 2 P Puopolo 2 S Burgoyne 2 B Sewell BWhitecross DHale J Lewis J Roughead. BESTGeelong: THawkins J Selwood S Johnson PChapman J Kelly A Mackie.Hawthorn: SMitchell B Sewell J RougheadCRioli J Gunston L Breust. Umpires: StephenMcBurney,MathewNicholls, Brett Rosebury. Crowd: 65,287 atMCG. NORTHMELBOURNE 3.3 7.3 11.7 18.7 (115) WBULLDOGS 3.1 6.5 7.7 8.13 (61) GOALSNorthMelbourne:DPetrie 5 R Tarrant 3 DWells 2 KHarper 2 L Anthony 2 BHarvey CGarlett L Hansen SGibson.Western Bulldogs:D Addison 2 TDickson 2 DGiansiracusa J GrantMTalia T Campbell. BESTNorthMelbourne: L Anthony BHarveyDPetrie R Bastinac B CunningtonA SwallowSWright.Western Bulldogs:RGriffenMWallis J Roughead L PickenMBoyd T Liberatore T Dickson. Umpires: StuartWenn, Jeff Dalgleish, JasonArmstrong. Crowd: 21,599 at Etihad Stadium. GWSGIANTS 5.4 8.6 10.9 16.11 (107) PORTADELAIDE 1.2 4.5 8.9 10.13 (73) GOALSGreaterWestern Sydney: J Cameron 3 T Bugg 3A Treloar 2 D Smith 2 J Giles 2 CCornes J Patton TAdamsWHoskin-Elliott.Port Adelaide:Brett Ebert 3 J Schulz 2 AMoore Brad Ebert HHartlett J Westhoff P Stewart. BESTGreaterWestern Sydney:CWard J Giles TGreene SConiglio A Treloar L Power.Port Adelaide:KCornesHHartlett Brad EbertM Thomas JWesthoff. InjuriesPort Adelaide:ACarlile (hamstring) T Logan (thigh). Umpires: Troy Pannell, David Harris, Craig Fleer. Crowd: 6,811 at Skoda Stadium. FREMANTLE 4.2 7.6 15.9 17.11 (113) WESTCOAST 1.5 1.10 5.11 6.12 (48) GOALSFremantle:MPavlich 8HBallantyne 3MWalters 2 TMzungu 2 C Pearce DMundy.West Coast: J Darling 2 AHamsNNaitanui Q Lynch S Hurn. BESTFremantle:MPavlich DMundyMBarlowN Fyfe RCrowley L McPharlin.West Coast:DKerr BWaters AGaff A Selwood. ReportsFremantle: LMcPharlin (Fremantle) reported for rough conduct on J Darling (West Coast),Mde Boer (Fremantle) reported for trippingDKerr (West Coast). Umpires: SimonMeredith, Scott Jeffery, Shane Stewart. Crowd: 39,694 at Subiaco. RICHMOND 3.3 8.5 14.8 20.12 (132) BRISBANE 3.2 4.9 7.12 12.12 (84) GOALSRichmond: LMcGuane 3 RNahas 3 D Jackson 2 J Riewoldt 2 S Grigg 2 BDeledio BHouli DMartin IMaricMWhite S Edwards S Tuck T Cotchin.Brisbane: J Brown 4DZorko 2 J Green 2 T Rockliff 2 J Polkinghorne J Redden. BESTRichmond:BDeledio R Conca IMaric RNahas SGrigg. Brisbane: J BrownDZorko T Rockliff J GreenDRich. Umpires:Robert Findlay, Gary Fila, AndrewMitchell. Crowd: 22,193 at Gabba. COLLINGWOOD 3.3 8.11 9.14 12.19 (91) ST KILDA 4.1 5.2 11.6 13.7 (85) GOALSCollingwood:CDawes 2D Jolly 2 D Swan 2D Thomas 2A Fasolo D Beams SWellinghamTCloke. St Kilda:ASaad 3 SMilne 3NDal Santo 2NRiewoldt 2 BMcEvoyDArmitage J Koschitzke. BESTCollingwood:D Jolly D Swan S Pendlebury DBeamsBReid S Sidebottom. St Kilda: LHayes BGoddard LMontagnaA SaadNDal Santo S Fisher. InjuriesCollingwood: TGoldsack (lower leg). Umpires: ShaneMcInerney, DeanMargetts, Luke Farmer. Crowd: 57,873 atMCG. MELBOURNE 6.6 10.7 13.8 16.12 (108) GOLDCOAST 0.2 4.5 5.9 9.12 (66) GOALSMelbourne:BGreen 5 C Sylvia 2 S Blease 2 J Howe J Rivers J Sellar J Spencer J Trengove L Tapscott R Bail.Gold Coast:HBennell 4 G Ablett J Brennan L RussellMRischitelli T Lynch. BESTMelbourne: L DunnC Sylvia N Jones J Trengove J Howe J Spencer BGreen.Gold Coast Suns:HBennell G Ablett D SwallowM Shaw J Brennan. InjuriesMelbourne:CMorton (shoulder).Gold Coast:DPrestia (hamstring) KHunt (shoulder) L Russell (shoulder)MRischitelli (knee) Z Smith (ankle). Umpires: Justin Schmitt, Ben Ryan, Heath Ryan. Crowd: 18,097 atMCG. SYDNEY 4.4 8.6 11.8 14.9 (93) CARLTON 3.1 5.3 6.6 10.11 (71) GOALSSydney:BMcGlynn 3 DHannebery 2 L Roberts-Thomson 2A Goodes CBird JMcVeigh K Jack L Jetta NMalceski SMumford.Carlton: JWaite 3 DArmfield 2 J Garlett 2 BGibbs L CasboultMMurphy. BESTSydney:K Jack JMcVeighDHannebery J Kennedy T RichardsN Smith.Carlton: JWaite C Yarran BGibbs BMcLeanM JamisonM Murphy. Umpires:Matt Stevic, JacobMollison,Matthew Leppard. Crowd: 36,942 at Etihad Stadium. ADELAIDE 4.2 6.3 13.7 16.8 (104) ESSENDON 5.4 9.7 12.7 15.10 (100) GOALSAdelaide: TWalker 4 PDangerfield 3 G Johncock 2 J Jenkins 2 ARiley J Porplyzia N van Berlo R Sloane S Jacobs. Essendon: J Winderlich 4 ABrowne 2 SGumbleton 2 ADavey CDempsey JWatson L JettaMHurley S Lonergan TColyer. BESTAdelaide:PDangerfield S ThompsonR SloaneD Talia TWalker. Essendon: JWatsonCDempseyN Lovett-Murray ABrowneDHeppell. InjuriesAdelaide: J Porplyzia (shoulder). Essendon:BHowlett (hamstring), JWinderlich (hamstring). Umpires:Chris Donlon, Chris Kamolins, SamHay. Crowd: 40,030 at AAMI Stadium. LADDER TEAM P W L D F A % Pts SYDNEY 18 15 3 1880 1262 149.0 60 ADELAIDE 18 14 4 1921 1504 127.7 56 COLLINGWOOD 18 14 4 1822 1483 122.9 56 HAWTHORN 18 13 5 2194 1416 154.9 52 WESTCOAST 18 12 6 1867 1507 123.9 48 GEELONG 18 12 6 1770 1552 114.0 48 NORTHMELB 18 11 7 1984 1751 113.3 44 ESSENDON 18 11 7 1826 1628 112.2 44 FREMANTLE 18 11 7 1538 1381 111.4 44 ST KILDA 18 9 9 1890 1572 120.2 36 CARLTON 18 9 9 1633 1584 103.1 36 RICHMOND 18 8 10 1739 1606 108.3 32 BRISBANE 18 7 11 1500 1740 86.2 28 PORTADELAIDE 18 5 13 1355 1677 80.8 20 WBULLDOGS 18 5 13 1243 1749 71.1 20 MELBOURNE 18 3 15 1293 1924 67.2 12 GWSGIANTS 18 2 16 1020 2290 44.5 8 GOLDCOAST 18 1 17 1175 2034 57.8 4 ROUND 20 Friday, August 10:West Coast v Geelong (Patersons) (N). Saturday, August 11: St Kilda vMelbourne (MCG); Adelaide v Fremantle (AAMI); Gold Coast v GWS (Metricon); Sydney v Collingwood (ANZ) (N); Carlton v Brisbane (Etihad) (N). Sunday, August 12:Hawthorn v Port Adelaide (Launceston); Richmond vWestern Bulldogs (MCG); Essendon vNorthMelbourne (Etihad). Ruckman blow is catastrophic By NICKWADE GEELONG has been dealt a major ruck blow, with Trent Wests knee injury likely to sideline him for the rest of the home and away season. It is understood West has suffered a medial ligament strain, which would keep him out for another month and leave him in a battle to return before the finals. The Cats No. 1 ruckman copped the injury in Geelongs win over Adelaide nine days ago and missed Friday nights win over Hawthorn. The Cats initially said West would miss only a fortnight and they maintained yesterday they were unaware of any change to that prediction. But football manager Neil Balme could not guarantee when West would return. I havent heard that, but that doesnt mean its not true, Balme said. Asked when the club hoped West would be back, Balme said: I wouldnt have a clue. We were expecting one or two, but we dont know. West, 24, has shouldered a major ruck load this year, averaging 24.7 hitouts over 17 matches. It is a major step up, having only played 20 AFL matches in six seasons on the clubs list before this year. Balme added the Cats would learn more about the severity of Josh Hunts quad injury today after the defender was subbed out in the third quarter on Friday night. I dont know any more than I did on Friday, Balme said. He certainly had a sore quad, whether it was from a whack or a strain, I honestly dont know. In a boost for the Cats, young ruckman Nathan Vardy got through his comeback match in the VFL unscathed yesterday. Vardy, who had not played since Round 21 last year, played about 60 per cent game time against North Ballarat and tested out his troublesome hip with bursts in the ruck. Veteran speedster David Wojcinski, also returning via the VFL, from a hamstring injury. GOLD Coast face a giant task to defeat GWS and avoid its second wooden spoon after a day of carnage at the MCG has left it decimated by injury and alone at the foot of the ladder. The Suns may now be forced to find seven replacements from the side that handed Melbourne its third win of the season by 42 points yesterday. Zac Smith (ankle), Dion Prestia (hamstring), Luke Russell (shoulder) and Michael Rischitelli (knee) have already been ruled-out while Karmichael Hunt (shoulder) is extremely doubtful and David Swallow (knee) and Sam Day (foot) face an uphill battle to prove their fitness. Territorian Richard Tambling, left, gets to sing the Adelaide club theme song after the Crows defeated Essendon in a cliffhanger at AAMI Stadium yesterday. Tambling came on as the substitute late in the game Picture: SARAH REED Cyril remains pick of the Territory pack By GREY MORRIS ANOTHER Cyril Rioli special dominated the Territorys contribution to Round 19 of the 2012 AFL season. The Hawthorn and former St Marys forward had 18 disposals and laid six effective tackles in Friday nights last gasp loss to Geelong. His two goals and three goal assists had the Hawks primed for a drought breaking win over the Cats before Tom Hawkins goal after the siren won it for Geelong. The trio of NT Cats were serviceable in a game where Hawthorn almost turned around a 51-point deficit. Mathew Stokes had 18 tou ches, including seven kicks and 11 creative handballs. Allen Christensens 15 touches included a first quarter goal in Geelongs nine-goal to two first term. Steven Motlop had a quiet night with the former Wanderers player only touching the ball three times when he came on to the ground in the last quarter after starting as a substitute. Tom Logans injury-riddled 2012 season continued when he hurt his thigh in a surprise 34-point loss to bottom club GWS Giants. The former Federals and Waratahs wingman had 10 possessions, five of them contested, in a loss that could spell the end of Matthew Primus coaching career. Pioneers product Curtly Hampton also continued his good form in defence for the GWS Giants. Kevin Sheedys 1000th game was the spur the Giants needed to win their second game of the season. Hamptons 16 possessions a big factor in the win. And another CAFL Eagle, Matt Campbell, grabbed the ball 11 times in his sides 54-point romp over the Western Bulldogs. Territory Thunder products Zephi Skinner (eight touches) and Nathan Djerrkura (three) had quiet games for the struggling Bulldogs. Darwins Jared Brennan (22 touches) was back to his electrifying best for the Gold Coast on a day where Melbourne was just too good for the Suns. Lajamanus Liam Patrick grabbed 13 touches to be a serviceable player for the Gold Coast. Essendons Alwyn Davey managed to get 14 touches and also booted a third-quarter goal in his sides four-point loss to Adelaide. Thunder and Southern Districts product Richard Tambling came off the substitutes bench for his first game this season. He picked up six possessions and gave the Crows some bite around the ball.