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The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012



The Northern Territory news Sat 25 Feb 2012

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

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56(TOTAL PAGES 160) NT NEWS. Saturday, February 25, 2012. www.ntnews.com.au SUNDAY BOXING: UFC 144 @ PARAP TAV 12:30PM P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 5 -F E B -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 5 6 C O L O R : C M Y K McMANUS ON WING FOR KNIGHTS Page 54 By JESS WEBSTER NEED FOR SPEED To be honest,we havent played our best footy. Thats the scary part Tiwis aim to break hoodoo and run Saints ragged Bombers feel the... P ic tu re : B R A D F L E E T TIWI captain Shane Tipuamantamerri says the Bombers are yet to play their best football as they aim to break their finals hoodoo against St Marys in the NTFL qualifying final showdown at TIO Stadium tonight. The Bombers are yet to post a win against St Marys in four finals encounters since entering the league in 2007-08. But Tipuamantamerri believes things will change from 6.30pm when a more experienced Tiwi side faces the traditional powerhouse Saints. Its a very competitive team we are playing against in St Marys, he said. This will be a stepping stone for us if we do (beat them). For the last few years we have had a lot of inexperience but this year we have more. To be honest, we havent played our best footy. Thats the scary part. Weve got heaps left to give. I think we will stick to our game plan, and thats to use our speed. The Tiwi Bombers bring back Simon Munkara, Austin Wonaeamirri, Ephrem Tipungwuti, Patrick Heenan, and Roy Kantilla to the side that beat Waratahs by 113 points last week. St Marys, coming off a 35-point loss to Wanderers, have added John Anstess, Justin Wilson, Luke Collins and Jeremy Clayton. St Marys captain Peter MacFarlane says the Bombers deserve their favouritism tag and that the midfield battle will be crucial to the result. We are going to have to be on our game to beat them, he said. Their forward line is unbelievable and I think our forwards are pretty good as well. Whoever can get it out of the middle most will be the winner on the night. I love playing against Tiwi because they get the big crowd there and the atmosphere is always good. Weve still got a fair few kids playing that have earned their spot, but then weve got some good quality, experienced players back. Hopefully, weve got the mix right.