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The Centralian advocate Tue 3 Jul 2007



The Centralian advocate Tue 3 Jul 2007


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 61 no. 12

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26 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, July 3, 2007 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 3-JU L -2007 PA G E : 26 C O L O R : C M Y K WEATHER WATCH Statistics for the Month of July Average daily max temp: 19.6 deg Average daily min temp: 4.1 deg Record highest temp: 31.6 deg Record lowest temp: -7.5 deg Average monthly rainfall: 14.2mm Highest monthly rainfall: 144.0mm Rainfall this month: 0.0mm Total rainfall last month: 6.6mm Total rainfall this year: 179.2mm Total rainfall last year: 143.2mm Sunrise: 7.17am Sunset: 6pm Todays outlook issued by the Bureau of Meteorology: Fine and sunny. Moderate northwest winds, fresh and gusty during the day. Outlook for Wednesday: Fine, partly cloudy. Frost Risk: Nil. Friday June 29: 23.9 (1.3) Saturday June 30: 23.7 (3.6) Sunday 1: 19.2 (7.4) Monday 2: 27.0 (7.0) Tuesday 3 (est): 29.0 (11.0) SPORT Swear penalty Rugby League W E S T f o r w a r d Tewerimu McGarvey has been handed a two week suspension for shouting obscenities to match referees. Last Thursday the j u d i c i a r y d e c i d e d McGarveys fate after his actions in the round eight match against United on June 23. Wests won the match 28-26 but McGarvey was reported after he cursed a tackling decisi o n r e f e r e e T i m Pearson made against him. McGarvey was sinbinned for 10 minutes after landing an elbow o n U n i t e d s T i m Blacker in a tackle. He will return for the round 12 clash against Vikings on July 28. Collits yet to decide Rugby League Christopher OLeary PHONE calls and emails are flowing into the Central Australian R u g b y F o o t b a l l Leagues Anzac Oval office to keep Warren Collits involved in local rugby league. Collits quit as Wests coach last Monday and is contemplating finishing as Australian Rugby Leagues Alice Springs development officer. But he told the Centralian Advocate yesterday he has been pressured by Alice Springs junior rugby league committee to stay on. Collits said: No decision on my position (has been made) as I have been fiercely lobbied by the junior committee to remain, making it a tough decision. Well wait and see at the moment. Junior rugby league vice-president Prue Williams said there is a lot of adoration in Alice Springs rugby league for Collits, and that parents of juniors want him firmly involved. She said: He is an amazing asset to junior rugby league, and development officers up in Darwin are amazed at how much he does for the love of the game. We are desperate to keep him. Collits has set no fixed date to decide whether he will continue at Anzac Oval. Jade Citys our top sprint hope Jade City wins in Darwin. Picture: BRAD FLEET Horse Racing Christopher OLeary OUTSTANDING Centralian dasher Jade City is further firming as a favourite for next months Palmerston Sprint. The gelding was the toast of Darwin after winning Saturdays 1300m NT TAB ROANT Gold Cup at Fannie Bay. The Nev Connor-trained five-year-old held Montepertuso to claim the win by a length and win $12,000 in prizemoney. Jade City obliterated Little Umas 1200m Fannie Bay record last month and backed that up to slice 0.33secs off Titan Rulers 1300m time. The horse ran the first 700m which Connor considers over 1300m the toughest part of Fannie Bay to race in a time of 39.34secs, which the trainer said is extremely fast. Connor will now turn the geldings attention from the Darwin Cup to the Palmerston Sprint because he believes the horse is better suited to the sprint distance. He gave Jade City a light swim over the weekend and has not worked it hard before any races leading up to the Darwin Cup Carnival. At 164cm Jade City is lightly framed but has strong race horse sensibilities. Connor said: He begins very well and he has a very high cruising speed, and it takes a real fast horse to stay with him. He believes such a fast horse is Montepertuso, who ran third against Jade City in a 1200m handicap last month, and made good ground to finish second on Saturday. But Connor believes while Montepertuso will be a threat to Jade Citys Sprint chances, he knows his horse will be hard to beat. He said: He rails like a greyhound and he handled the last 700m beautifully. Hes also a very gutsy horse. Connors other big Carnival hope Marco Lago is one of 23 starters for this Saturdays Darwin Guineas. The three-year-old finished fourth in his 1600m handicap race Saturday, and is in strong form after winning a Class 5 Handicap last month. Other Centralian trainers up for the Top End carnival, which starts this weekend, include Kevin Lamprecht and Alice reisdent and Alice Cup winner Sheila Arnold. Lamprecht has six runners nominated including Quon and Spakatak for this Saturday while Arnold is looking to line up five, including Sarlat, Volteran and Allwood. STOP ME IF YOU CAN: The Vikings defence tries to stop Wests Dragons forward Troy Loveridge. The powerhouse scored two second half tries in Wests win. Pictures: ROBERT BAYER Dragons pile on 13 tries to streak clear of Vikings Rugby League Lee Stehbens Vikings coach Wayne Middleton watches the game with new Wests coach Tony ODonohoe. WESTS halfback Russell Satour bagged four of the Dragons 13 tries in their 66-44 victory over Vikings on Saturday at Anzac Oval. Dragon Russell Satour Satours 26 points including three first half tries buried Vikings 26-0 before Vikings scored their first try in the 27th minute. Vikings coach Wayne Middleton said the team lacked discipline and were poor defensively. But he said young winger Tim Nelson playing his first full A-grade game and the teams Little General Jono Schwalger were standouts in a losing side. Middleton said: After a bit of intense talking at half-time we did better in the second half. But when youre down 16-0 after 12 minutes its hard to come back. Middleton said the freakish Schwalger was spot on in defence. He also gave Nelson a big wrap. Middleton said: Tim Nelson is a top bloke and on the wing he played well. He went looking for the ball and took the pressure off the forwards. Nelson came over to the side about five weeks ago. Vikings speedster Salesi Taumalolo added two more tries to his tally while five eighth Schalyen Parai bagged two tries and kicked six conversions. For the Dragons Lance Day scored three tries while bullo c k i n g f o r w a r d T r o y Loveridge got a double. The win sees the Dragons skip clear of Vikings on the premiership table with seven wins and one draw for 15 points compared to Vikings four wins and two draws and 10 points. Middleton is also hoping to field new second rower Ben Nash in the next few weeks after Nash crossed from United before the cut-off date for finalising team lists. A knee injury kept Nash out of Saturdays game. Vikings are due to play United this weekend with Wests and the Memo Bulls clashing.

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