The Northern Territory news Thu 11 Jun 2020
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34 SPORT THURSDAY JUNE 11 2020 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 BENJI Marshalls week went from bad to worse when he was involved in a bizarre social-distancing breach involving a kiss on the cheek in the Wests Tigers club carpark. Club legend Marshall was the obvious centre of media attention at training yesterday Benjis peck breaks rules DARREN WALTON after his shock axing from coach Michael Maguires Wests Tigers team to face Canberra on Saturday. However, the veteran fiveeighth was later sent home to self-isolate after approaching Seven News reporter Michelle Bishop and exchanging a friendly hug and kiss on the cheek in the carpark. Under the NRLs strict biosecurity rules, Marshall will remain at home today while the reporter undergoes a COVID-19 test, and the matter was reported to the NRL. Just goes to show you, we can all get caught up in life and forget what kind of world we are living in at the moment, Bishop tweeted. Off to be tested #innocent #awkward #apologies. Meanwhile, halfback Luke Brooks says the entire Tigers squad is on notice after former world player of the year Marshalls surprise demotion following the loss to Gold Coast. Especially with someone of his name to be dropped, that just shows no ones position is safe if were not playing good enough footy, said Brooks. Theres a whole other reserve grade team who are training really well at the moment and who are ready. Even at 35, Marshall is running second in the Dally M Medal count after four rounds. Hes definitely playing some good footy, Brooks said. I thought he was one of our best players last week against the Sharks but obviously as a whole our team wasnt good enough against the Titans. I guess hes taken the brunt. Brooks was less surprised to see Marshall take his demotion on the chin, with the former New Zealand Test captain vowing to fight his way back. A cautionary tale for Teo in comeback LAINE CLARK AFTER playing what he believed was the worst game of his life in his NRL return from rugby, Benji Marshall has warned not to expect too much from Ben Teos Brisbane comeback. But ex-Bronco Marshall still believes former England rugby international Teos injection is what Brisbane needs right now. Broncos coach Anthony Seibold raised eyebrows when he thrust Teo into his 17 for tonights Gosford clash with Manly barely a week after signing him for the rest of 2020. Former Queensland backrower Teo, 33, hasnt played NRL since the 2014 grand final win with South Sydney, spending the past six years in rugby. But Seibold has been forced to pick Teo to bolster a back row without captain Alex Glenn (leg), David Fifita (knee) and Tevita Pangai (ban) My return from rugby union was probably the worst game I have ever played in my life hopefully that doesnt happen to Benny, Marshall told Fox Leagues NRL 360. What he will find is the timing of the game is different, getting a feel for the contact again will be a bit different. Carrigan happy to shoulder load as Broncos look to rebound MURRAY WENZEL THE least-experienced captain in NRL history is on a sharp learning curve but Patrick Carrigan wont shy away from the blame. Brisbane enter Round 5 with the leagues worst defence after a club record 59-0 loss to Sydney Roosters last week. It came just four games after their 58-0 finals exit to Parramatta last year and triggered harsh criticism from fans and former captains like Gorden Tallis. The Broncos fresh-faced lock, who in Round 1 led the side out after just 20 NRL appearances, has been forced to face the music alongside co-captain Brodie Croft. The pair sat side by side yesterday before todays trip to Gosford to face Manly and admitted they had plenty to prove. Theres another 16 weeks to go in this competition and if we keep looking back at last week well miss our focus, Carrigan said. But weve got to change a bit, be a bit more accountable to each other. Leadership is probably something where Ive got a long way to go. Im looking to keep learning but Im not going to say that Ive always got the answers. Carrigan copped the heat for the players avoiding their post-match media obligations after the Roosters defeat, saying it wasnt a conscious decision but wouldnt happen again. Brisbane middle forward Patrick Carrigan at training this week. Carrigan is keen to keep learning in his leadership role Picture: GETTY IMAGES E V E R Y T H I N G A R O U N D U S W A S A L I G H T . . . A N T N E W S O R I G I N A L THEN IGHTWATCH .COM .AU A 1 2 - P A R T S E R I E S H O N O U R I N G T H E P E O P L E W H O K E E P U S S A F E A T N I G H T O U T 2 1 J U N E
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