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The Northern Territory news Fri 15 Jun 2012



The Northern Territory news Fri 15 Jun 2012

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60 NT NEWS. Friday, June 15, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 5 -J U N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 6 0 C O L O R : C M Y K 1 OF 50 FAMILY PASSES TO THE GREAT MOSCOW CIRCUS To celebrate the Great Moscow Circus returning to Darwin, we are giving 50 lucky families the chance to WIN a family pass to the opening night Wednesday 27th June 7pm. The ALL NEW 2012 show emphasises the brilliance of Russian circus, with an explosive array of acts like never before, featuring extraordinary skills and ability. For dates, tickets and Great Moscow Circus show information in Darwin, please visit www.moscowcircus.com.au or call 0429 MOSCOW (667269) or TicketDirect 1300 798 550 For your chance to WIN simply fi ll in the coupon and send it to: Great Moscow Circus GPO Box 1401 Darwin, NT, 0801 Name _________________________ Address _______________________ ______________________________ Email _________________________ Phone ________________________ HOW TO WIN: Entries must be received by fi rst mail Thursday 21st June. Winner will be contacted by phone. Permit Number NTL12/24 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 Germany downNetherlands MARIO Gomez scored two goals as Germany took a giant step towards the Euro 2012 quarter-finals with a 2-1win over the Netherlands, who remained alive for the knock-out stages thanks to Portugal beating Denmark 3-2. Germany tops group Bwith a perfect six points, while Denmark and Portugal both have three and the Dutch are bottom in the groupwithout a point. In the final game day on Sunday, Portugal face the Netherlands and Germany play Denmark. Spurs sack Redknapp HARRY Redknappwas sacked asmanager of TottenhamHotspur after nearly four years in charge of the English Premier League club. This is not a decision the board and I have taken lightly, said club chairman Daniel Levy in a statement. Harry arrived at the club at a timewhen his experience and approachwas exactly what was needed. Spurs were bottom of the table when Redknapp arrived atWhite Hart Lane from Portsmouth in 2008. Aussie Ebden out of Queens AUSTRALIAS Matthew Ebden suffered a 6-2 6-1 second round loss to Croatias Marin Cilic at Queens. The sixth seed cruised to the easywin on the back of his big serve. Meanwhile, world No. 4 AndyMurray is adamant the end of his reign at Queens wont damage his chances atWimbledon. Murray, who received a first round bye as the top seed, produced an error-strewn display that saw Frances Nicolas Mahut take a 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-1) victory. Tour the first step to success CRICKET CAPTAIN Michael Clarke says the limited-overs tour of England and Ireland represents the start of a twoyear campaign to make Australia the top-ranked nation in all three forms of the game. Australia already heads the one-day ratings, but is third in the Test standings and fifth in the T20 format. Weve been the No. 1 oneday team in the world for a while now but we need to continue to raise the bar, Clarke said before the squad flew out from Sydney yesterday. I think our cricket of late in the shorter form hasnt been as consistent as we would like. I think once we get on the plane its probably the start of a two-year journey for this Australian team whether it be the one-day team, the Test team or the Twenty20 team to have a lot of success and get back to being the No. 1 in all forms of the game. Australia will play two English county teams and a limited overs international against Ireland before facing fourth-ranked England in five one-dayers. Clarke said hed been surprised by England batsman Kevin Pietersens recent retirement from ODIs. Im thrilled I dont have to play against him in oneday cricket because hes such a good player and hes had a lot of success, and hes a natural in it, Clarke said. But England have a lot of good players in their team. Aussies plan for Wales Tatafu Polota-Nau on the run at Wallabies training yesterday Picture: WAYNE LUDBEY RUGBYUNION McCabe ready to step into breach PAT McCabe has answered the call from Wallabies coach Robbie Deans to add more dimensions to his game and says hes ready to step up should Wales try to shut down Australias playmakers in their second rugby Test in Melbourne. The Six Nations champions have made clear their intent to put the brakes on Australias game-breaking halfback Will Genia and five-eighth Berrick Barnes at Etihad Stadium tomorrow night. Inside centre McCabe was known for his hard-running non-passing style but has evolved into a much more dynamic player. Last year, I played a fairly limited game in the Wallabies, McCabe said. Ive definitely been working hard on a bit more passing, and a bit more calling and helping out with ball play a bit more in terms of communication. Robbies always keen for us to keep developing our game, evolving them and improving them, so he was certainly keen for me to pass and kick a bit more. He credited his Brumbies coach Jake White and the clubs backs coach, former Wallabies great Stephen Larkham, with helping him add more strings to his bow. Should Wales succeed in shutting down Australias halves, McCabe whose second-half try helped Australia clinch victory in the first Test said he would use the opportunity to insert himself even more in the game. I guess if they tighten up in that area, then theres space somewhere else, he said. That will be mine and Rob Hornes role to communicate that to Berrick and see what options we take there. The 24-year-old, who played wing and fullback before last years conversion to the No. 12 jersey, said he was feeling settled in the role. But not settled enough to feel like its his own. Id love to but I think Ive got a fair way to go before its my own but Im growing, McCabe said. He said the Wallabies expected Wales to play a more expansive game as they attempted to level the series. DArcy back in Ireland line-up IRELAND recalled veteran centre Gordon DArcy among four changes to their starting team as they attempt to level their three-match series against the All Blacks in the second Test tomorrow. DArcy replaces the injured Keith Earles, renewing a 47-match Test centre partnership with captain Brian ODriscoll. The Test will be the first in Christchurch since the February 22, 2011 earthquake that left 185 people dead and devastated the South Island city.

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