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The Centralian advocate Fri 22 Jun 2012



The Centralian advocate Fri 22 Jun 2012


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 111

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66 Centralian Advocate, Friday, June 22, 2012 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 2 -J U N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 6 6 C O L O R : C M Y K 1 0 6 0 0 4 6 State of Origin 3 Decider fundraising event tickets will be available for sale at the oval from 8.30am-5pm Juniors Round 7 6s 8.30am for 9am kickoff 8s 8.30am for 9am kickoff 12s 9.30am for 10am kickoff 10s 10.30am for 11am kickoff 14s 11.30am for 12pm kickoff 16s 12.30pm for 1pm kickoff FINAL TRAINING FOR JUNIORS Tuesday 26th June 2012, training to resume Tuesday 17th July 2012 This Sat 23 rd June 2012 Seniors Round 4 2.00pm VIKINGS VS WESTS 3.30pm UNITED VS MEMO Admission $5 FINAL TRAINING FOR JUNIORS Tuesday 26th June 2012, training to resume Tuesday 17th July 2012 1 0 5 7 2 0 3 GAME OF EE3 THE DECIDER Can NSW fi nally take victory over QLD? WEDNESDAY 4TH JULY 2012 - 6.30PM $75p/p Includes food, drinks and entry to the new cinema ROYAL FLYING DOCTORS SERVICE (entrance through car park off Simpson St) Tickets available from Adam Giles Electorate Offi ce ONLY 80 AVAILABLE! Ph: 8952 4177 All proceeds go to Central Australian Rugby League and Royal Flying Doctors Service Raffl e on the night to win! SPORT Jakes big opportunity RUGBY LEAGUE Dale Fletcher JAKE Johan has been selected to play for the Northern Territory in the Australian Secondary Schools Rugby League (ASSRL) championships starting in Darwin on Sunday. Johan will get to play against future National Rugby League (NRL) talent at the tournament and cant wait for the chance. He said: Im nervous. I havent trained with the guys a lot and this is a big thing for me. The Dragons fiveeighth was selected in the NT side after just one training session with the team. He said: I flew up to Darwin for just one training session and I got selected from that, so that was pretty good. Junior players from the Melbourne Storm academy will play for Victoria, while the Perth Reds junior academy players will play for Western Australia in what is a huge challenge for Johan. He said: We have a pretty good team, too. Our forwards are strong and our wingers are quick so I hope I can play a role. A keen and talented tennis player, Johan said rugby league was his number one sport at this stage. He said: League is in front of tennis. I love the game and I want to achieve a lot in this sport. Johan said the tennis training he has had under Tennis Alice Springs coach Matt Roberts has helped with his rugby league goals. He said: The lateral movement and the fitness of tennis helps out a lot with my league. Just something as simple as getting low for the ball helps a great deal. Top spot challenge RUGBY LEAGUE Dale Fletcher West Dragons Tim Gibbons will play an important role in tomorrows match Picture: MICHAEL POTTS THE two best teams in the Central Australian Rugby Football League (CARFL) will continue their rivalry tomorrow at Anzac Oval. 2011 grand finalists Vikings and West Dragons will collide from 2pm tomorrow for a place at the top of the CARFL premiership table. Both sides go into the clash with a 3-1 win-loss record, with Vikings winning their first battle this season 24-14 on May 26. West Dragons coach Sean Donnelly said his side has improved since the round two defeat. Donnelly said: We were really cold in that match and we wont play that badly again. But the Dragons have their injury concerns, with four big names set to miss the top of the table clash. He said: We will be missing Shane Doolan, Troy Loveridge, Bernie Kentwell and Nathan Coelli, so its a great opportunity for the reserve grade guys to go out and have a kick. I have all the faith in them that they can get the job done. Kentwell will miss the next six weeks with an AC joint injury, while Coelli continues to have shoulder problems. He said: Its in the blowout games that you seem to get all the injuries. Donnelly was happy with the Dragons defence in their 82-4 thrashing of Memo Bulls last round. He said: I think the boys now understand that defence is the key in this competition. Vikings will be a different proposition for West and Donnelly knows how dangerous the defending champions can be. He said: If you give them five minutes, they can score three tries and the game will be over. Vikings coach Arlee Taitua said his side just needs to bring the same game plan tomorrow. Taitua said: They have a few old heads back and we need to counteract them. Wests were very impressive last week and theyll be tough to beat. Taitua said his side will also be missing a few players this week due to work commitments. United are on the improve and will be looking for their first victory when they tackle Memo Bulls from 3.30pm. The Magpies were impressive last round in their 56-42 defeat to defending champion Vikings and coach Clint Nibbs hopes a victory is just around the corner. Nibbs said: We got a few key players back. The Bulls are looking to bounce back after suffering a horrible 78-point belting at the hands of West last Saturday. Memo Bulls coach Justin Dowson hopes his side can turn it around tomorrow. Dowson said: When you get low numbers at training, you play like we did last week. Westies played well but we were disappointing. Dowson said last weeks side was close to the best the Bulls have fielded all year and hopes the result can spark his side into action. He said: We spoke about it after the game and at training. United are going to be tough to beat. The Bulls need to win to keep their chances of a top two finish alive. He said: We didnt come to play last week and we need a better effort this week. Must win game SOCCER Dale Fletcher Scorpions Sam Miller battles with Vikings Raymond Stork Picture: WARREN THOMSON VIKINGS are facing an important battle when they tackle Football In Central Australia (FICA) A grade league leaders Scorpions at Ross Park tomorrow from 5.45pm. The competitions newest team currently sit in third place in the standings, six points behind Scorpions. Vikings coach Jai Cross said tomorrows match is crucial to their entire season. Cross said: We need to win against Scorpions to keep in touch with the top two. Cross admitted his side was terrible in their 4-2 loss to Celtic last round, and hopes for an improved defensive effort tomorrow. He said: We have no trouble in scoring goals - no one in the the competition does. But, it is our defence that we need to work on. We need to defend in a different way. C r o s s s a i d h i s brother, Callan Cross, will play for the side tomorrow, after returning to town. He said: Callan played for Probuild last season and he will add depth to our midfield. Vikings will take confidence from their 4-2 success against Scorpions in round five. He said: Hopefully we are their bogey side, just as Celtic are our bogey team. If Vikings get the three points, Celtic can take top spot away from Scorpions with a win against defending champion Verdi. T h e d e f e n d i n g champions are muchimproved and came agonisingly close to their first point of the season last round. Verdi manager Gio Morelli said: Hopefully we can build on last weeks performance. Morelli expects his side to have a full bench this week after playing last rounds match with only one substitute. He said: We are getting closer and building on our structures, and Celtic will be a tough match.