Territory Stories

The Northern Territory news Wed 20 Jun 2012



The Northern Territory news Wed 20 Jun 2012

Other title

NT news


The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT




This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




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

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication


File type



Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited



Parent handle


Citation address


Page content

www.ntnews.com.au Wednesday, June 20, 2012. NT NEWS. 53 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:20-JGE:53 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K HUGE RANGE OF BIKES AVAILABLE TO TEST RIDE 1049711 CYCLONE MOTORCYCLES WINNELLIE CENTRAL, HICKMAN ST, WINNELLIE PHONE (08) 8984 4876 Saturday 23rd June BMW RIDE DAY 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 Swanguilty of tripping COLLINGWOODS Dane Swan unsuccessfully contested a tripping charge at the tribunal last night. Swan received a reprimand and 60 carryover pointsfor tripping Melbournes Sam Blease in Queens Birthday game. Port Adelaides Matt Thomas accepted a two-match sanction for engaging in rough conduct and Territorian Raph Clarke accepted a reprimand and 70.31 points for misconduct on Adelaides Kurt Tippett. CrowTalia gest star nod ADELAIDE defender Daniel Talia has received the AFLs Rising Star nomination for his performance in the Crows Round 12 win over St Kilda on Friday night. Talia, who has played every game for Adelaide this year after playing the final nine last season, has been rewarded for consistent defensive efforts. He was snared by the Crows with their first round pick at the 2009 AFL Draft No.13 overall. Blues fined for tweets CARLTON has been fined $7500 after three of its players used social media to criticise AFL umpires. And coach Brett Ratten has been given a formal warning for more veiled comments about the whistleblowers in his press conference after last Thursday nights loss to West Coast in Perth. Injured trio Marc Murphy, Jarrad Waite and Jeremy Laidler used their Twitter accounts to vent their feelings over the officiating. Beale passes old Grey test Wallabies coach Robbie Deans talks to Kurtley Beale at training in Sydney yesterday Picture: BRETT COSTELLO RUGBYUNION By IAIN PAYTEN NATHAN Grey can confirm Kurtley Beale is fit and firing for a return to his former field of dreams on Saturday. Beale was selected at fullback for the Wallabies yesterday after undergoing a fitness test on Sunday to prove his shoulder was recovered after a recent clean-up operation. The test involved a gruelling contact session between Beale and former Wallaby centre Grey, who is now Melbournes backs coach. Beale passed. Grey almost passed out. I figured I didnt want any of our boys to get injured so Id stick my hand up, Grey said last night. Hes absolutely rock solid. He can hit, KB, dont worry. Hes got good strength and timing. Saturday afternoons third Test against Wales will be Beales second trip back to Allianz Stadium since he left NSW and headed to Melbourne this season. I cant wait. Obviously it has been a while now, after doing my shoulder. I am very excited for the opportunity to play a Test against Wales. I am raring to go, Beale said. With legal proceedings under way, Beale would not take questions about the assault charge hanging over his head. Wallabies coach Robbie Deans had originally planned to use Beale at No. 10 against Wales but Berrick Barnes solid form changed those plans. But not altogether, Deans said. We structure opportunities for the skill sets of the blokes we have got, so theres no doubt you will see Kurtley at first receiver on occasions, he said. Beale will join nine Waratah players in the first Test at Allianz Stadium since 1998, and he is excited about the kickoff at 3pm and the soldout crowd. The whole fixture, a day game, adds excitement, and coming back to Sydney, its always an exciting place to play, Beale said. Especially at the SFS, when you get that packed out it is probably up there with some of the best places to play at. Its going to be a great spectacle. Veteran Sharpe delays retirement Nathan Sharpe, at Wallabies training yesterday, has put off his retirement until later in the year VETERAN Test lock Nathan Sharpe has answered his countrys call and postponed retirement but long-time Wallaby partner Dan Vickerman appears to have played his last game. Sharpe, who will win his 105th Test cap against Wales on Saturday in Sydney, was originally due to hang up his boots at the end of Super Rugby next month. But a season-ending injury to Test skipper James Horwill and inexperience in the Australian second-row stocks prompted Wallabies coach Robbie Deans last week to ask Sharpe to play on for another three months in the Rugby Championship. After several discussions with Deans in Melbourne, the 34-year-old agreed to delay his planned move into a career in the resource sector post-rugby. Sharpie has indicated that hes willing to continue into the Rugby Championship. Thats good news for the group, Deans said yesterday. He is vastly experienced and been in this arena for a long, long time. Deans praised Sharpes decision to roll a maul off the last lineout in Melbourne, which ultimately won a penalty and the Test, and said hed benched Rob Simmons to give Sitaleki Timani experience alongside Sharpe. Clearly the day is coming when Sharpie is not going to be available so we have to prepare for that, Deans said. Sharpe, Simmons and Timani will share the workload for the Rugby Championship, said Deans. Sidelined all year with a chronic leg injury, Vickermans future has been clouded. In my last conversation (with Vickerman), the big priority for Dan is just getting himself right for life going forward, Deans said.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.