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The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011



The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011

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www.ntnews.com.au Saturday, July 16, 2011. NT NEWS. 53 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:16-JGE:53 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K 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 Burts winging it again PARRAMATTA veteran Luke Burt insists hes happy to remain on thewing, despite a successful switch to fullback last week. Eels coach Stephen Kearney moved Jarryd Hayne to five-eighth for the 22-6win overWests Tigers with Burt moving to the custodian role. With halfback Jeff Robson fit again, Hayne has been restored to fullback for tonights clashwith Penrith, with Burt reverting to thewing. I am back on thewing and that suits me fine, Burt said. Dont panic, says Tigers coach WESTS Tigers coach Tim Sheens says his out-ofform team needs to relax and avoid panicking about their NRL finals prospects heading into tonights clashwith North Queensland in Townsville. Three successive losses have shoved the Tigers out of the top eight, albeit just on points differential. Themain thing is to stay relaxed and concentrate on execution, completions, the simple things in the game, not to panic about the situation, Sheens said. Win now or else, Crocker says SOUTH Sydney enforcer Michael Crocker says his side needs to discover awinning formula soon or endure another season of frustration. The Rabbitohs are languishing in 12th spot on the ladder. I still think we have underachieved regardless of the injuries weve had, the former Queensland star says. Todays clash with bitter rivals Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium represents an opportunity for the Bunnies to close the gap on the teams above them. NRL committee initiates legal action over Meningas spray Mal Meninga THE NRLs Match Review Committee will initiate defamation proceedings against Mal Meninga and Queensland Newspapers over the Queensland coachs comments in his newspaper column last Sunday. Meninga was given until 5pm on Thursday to issue an apology after he attacked a variety of unnamed NSW figures and suggested the committee was part of a con spiracy against the Maroons after Johnathan Thurston and David Taylor were made to appear before them during the State of Origin series. But after the 51-year-old refused to back down from his comments, the decision to take action was instigated late yesterday afternoon. A statement of claim has been filed with the Supreme Court of NSW on behalf of the Committee after attempts to find an alternative resolution proved unsuccessful this week, a statement released by the NRL read. The NRL will support the Match Review Committees proceedings at least until such time as the offending statements made in relation to them are withdrawn and an apology is issued. The decision taken by committee members Greg McCallum, Bradley Clyde and Peter Louis was backed by NRL chief executive David Gallop. The statements in the article were seriously offensive to individuals who carry out important roles for the game with absolute integrity, Gallop said. Meninga told yesterdays Courier-Mail he stood by his printed reaction to what he called unfair off-field behaviour against himself and his team. What I said needed to be said, Meninga said. Brisbane too good for Titans BRONCOS 30 TITANS 10 BRISBANE 30 (J YowYeh 2 J Hodges J Hoffman S Thaiday tries C Parker 4 PWallace goals) dGOLDCOAST 10 (SMichaels D Moore tries S Prince goal) at Suncorp Stadium.Referees: Gavin Badger, Chris James. Crowd: 31,035. BRISBANE edged closer to locking up a finals spot with a 30-10 win over Gold Coast at Suncorp Stadium last night. Victory pushed the Broncos to 28 competition points with seven rounds remaining and another two wins would guarantee they make the finals after missing out for the first time in 19 seasons last year. In a blow for the Titans, lock Ashley Harri was forced from the field after 14 minutes with an elbow injury. After a two-try-a-piece first half had the clash locked at 10-10, Brisbane skipper Darren Lockyer laid on a try for flying right winger Jharal Yow Yeh just 30 seconds into the second stanza. A 57th-minute Corey Parker penalty edged the home side out to an 18-10 lead. Some Yow Yeh magic to pluck a Lockyer bomb from the grasp of Titans fullback Luke Capewell for his second try in the 63rd minute for a 24-10 lead was always going to be too much for the Gold Coast to reel in. Fullback Josh Hoffman then beat Scott Prince to a Lockyer grubber just before fulltime. Brisbane bench forward Josh McGuire was placed on report for a loose arm on rival Greg Bird. Feleti Mateo celebrates his late try with teammates during the Warriors big win over the Bulldogs last night Picture: GETTY IMAGES Dogs fall to pieces WARRIORS 36 BULLDOGS 12 WARRIORS 36 (AHeremaia 2 L Hohaia JMaloney FMateo E Taylor tries JMaloney 6 goals) d CANTERBURY 12 (S Turner J Wright tries S Turner 2 goals) at Mt Smart Stadium.Referees: ShayneHayne, Gavin Reynolds. Crowd: 12,012. RUGBY LEAGUE CANTERBURYS week from hell continued with a demoralising 36-12 NRL thumping at the hands of the Warriors in Auckland last night. The Bulldogs, who were being coached by Jim Dymock after Kevin Moores resignation on Thursday, squandered a 12-0 lead as the powerful Warriors side trampled their guests with 36 unanswered points. Only one win separated the 11th-placed Bulldogs and sixth-placed Warriors before the match but the Dogs, who have now lost eight of their past 10 matches, were in crisis mode. To make matters worse, the Bulldogs could face a fine after Parramatta-bound playmaker Ben Roberts, named in the official team sheet on the bench, switched places with starting five-eighth Chris Keating an illegal manoeuvre the Warriors were penalised $1000 for earlier this year. Jonathan Wright and Steve Turner scored for the Dogs. But once the Warriors got a share of possession they never looked back, securing back-to-back victories to maintain their top-eight spot. Back-rower Elijah Taylor scored the first of the home sides six tries as he powered through a gaping hole inside Jamal Idris. Warriors five-eighth James Maloney, who had a 16-point haul, took full advantage as he scored from a run-around with skipper Simon Mannering to level it up in the 29th minute. Lance Hohaia went straight through a stagnant Kris Keating from dummy-half to break the 12-12 halftime deadlock, just five minutes after the interval. In his 50th match for the Warriors, Aaron Heremaia picked the opportune moment for a brace and his first try was one to remember. Brown link to Dogs too early NATHAN Browns manager has played down suggestions the former St George Illawarra coach is in line for the vacant Canterbury position. Brown, coach of English Super League club Huddersfield, has made no secret of his desire to return to the NRL, but George Mimis said it was too early to link his clients name with the Bulldogs. Litchfields top-two hopes hinge on crunch clash Moses Wigness LITCHFIELDS hopes of finishing the premiership rounds in second place could end should it fall to Brothers in the Darwin rugby league match of the round at Harvey Norman Stadium tonight. The Bears trail secondplaced Brothers by three points and with six rounds remaining bridging the gap could be tricky should the Brethren prevail in the Round 10 clash which starts at 5.45pm. Both teams had comfortable wins last weekend with Broth ers rolling University 52-10 and the Bears toppling Souths 44-18. Last week gave us the opportunity to work on match fitness and structures, Brethren coach Moses Wigness said. We were able to try a few things out and our completion rate in the first 20 minutes was great. It gave us confidence, but Litchfield wont be easy and although Im confident well go all right, it should be a good game. Litchfield coach Dean Bosnich had a different approach as his side put the Rabbitohs to the sword. We dont worry about the opposition we just worry about ourselves, he said. We played well in the second half against Souths and trained well this week, but were still a young side and weve got to click in defence to stop Brothers. Wigness admitted that Litchfield trio Dan Keogh (centre), Shannon McMillan (fullback) and Adam Foster (lock) were capable of causing Brothers problems. Bosnich said the Bears would have to shut down Brothers pivot Ben Barba. Litchfield is set to welcome five-eighth Roland Gallen back from injury. Round 10: Palmerston v South Darwin (4pm), Brothers v Litchfield (5.45pm), Nightcliff v University (7.30pm). DAVID WHITE

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