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The Centralian Advocate Tues 23 Aug 2022



The Centralian Advocate Tues 23 Aug 2022


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28 SPORT Tuesday August 23 2022 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 grade three contrary conduct for his foul-mouthed tirade and was looking at two weeks on the sidelines, meaning his season would be over. The veteran, who doesnt have a deal for next year, will plead guilty to the charge but is seeking a downgrade in a bid to play again this season. Canberras hopes of sneaking into the finals have received a major boost, with Josh Papalii not charged for a shoulder charge in the dying minutes of Sundays comeback win over the Knights. The representative frontrower was placed on report in the final two minutes for the shot on Knights rookie Krystian Mapapalangi but escaped sanction from the match review committee, which means hes free to play this weekend. The news wasnt so good for the Dragons, with three players charged out of their big win WESTS Tigers captain James Tamou will roll the dice at the NRL judiciary on Tuesday night in a bid to play again this season after he was sent off in the final minute of Saturdays record-breaking loss to the Roosters. The usually cool and composed captain was originally sin-binned for dissent but referee Ben Cummins upgraded that to a send-off after Tamou called him f---ing incompetent. It capped a horror night for the Tigers, who were belted 72-6 and look set to claim the clubs first wooden spoon. Tamou was charged with Martin Gabor over the Gold Coast Titans. Francis Molo is facing a lengthy ban after he was sent off for an ugly high shot on Patrick Herbert. This is his third charge of the season and hes looking at a four to five week ban for his grade 3 careless high tackle that knocked Herbert out of the game. Teammate Moses Mbye may have also played his last game of 2022 after he was hit with a grade 2 careless high tackle charge in the first minute of the game that went unpunished on the field. Josh McGuire is free to play and can accept a $1000 fine for a dangerous contact charge in the first minute of Sundays match. Ferguson helps Leigh rack up the century Tamou fights to downgrade charge BLAKE Fergusons secondtier English side Leigh Centurions have delivered a hold my beer moment to the NRL when it comes to lopsided scorelines. Leigh belted fellow Super League playoff contenders York City Knights 100-4. The Adrian Lam-coached Centurions ran in an incredible 17 tries from 12 different try scorers, including Ferguson and Lachlan Lam. Halfback Joe Mellor scored a hat-trick in the win, which left the Roosters 72-6 defeat of the Tigers in the shade. Lam was blown away by the result. Im just over the moon, he told the Centurions website. As it unfolded, I sort of couldnt believe wed gone set for set ... try for try for try, and I thought there was a chance we might get 80 here. The fans and what they got to experience today was a one in a lifetime. Leigh scored a whopping 64 points in the second half, the win eclipsing the clubs biggest of 92-2 over Keighley in 1986. Fergusons side is favourite to win promotion into the Super League and the victory over York made it 22 straight wins for the Centurions, who are averaging 47 points a game. PENRITH-bound Broncos back-rower Zac Hosking could be brought back into the team for Thursday nights blockbuster clash with Parramatta after Kurt Capewell failed to train with the main group on Monday. Broncos head of performance Dave Ballard had previously labelled Capewells ankle injury as not serious but the 29-year-old was seen running a gamut of fitness tests off to the side as Hosking took his place with the starters during Mondays session. Losing Capewell would be a massive blow for the Broncos, who must win at least one of their remaining two games to punch a ticket into the postseason, with Canberra hot on their heels. Brisbane skipper Adam Reynolds backed the Maroons utility to get himself right in time for Thursday nights match but had faith in Hosking if called upon. Capes is a seasoned professional now. He knows how to look after his body, hes managing it well hes good at missing a couple of sessions, joked Reynolds. Hes assured us hell be there (on Thursday). No doubt well see him come the captains run. (Hosking) trained there today. Hes played two games for us this year and was probably our best (player) in those two games so he wouldnt be out of place in the team. Kobe Hetherington was also missing on Monday as he battles a leg infection, while Corey Oates trained with a compression sock on his left calf but otherwise looked fit. Even if Capewell does get up Hosking could still be considered after the Broncos middles were beaten up by the Storm on Friday night. Brisbanes defensive frailties were laid bare in the 60-12 rout with a staggering 52 missed tackles. We know were a capable footy side. We know we can play well, its just about making sure we can do that for 80 minutes and not in patches, Reynolds said. Weve shown over the year we can do that. Kevin Walters side has won just one of its past four matches and totalled 164 missed tackles in that span 42 more than any other top-eight contender. The Broncos are limping towards the post-season with the worst missed tackle percentage of any contending team and they host a Parramatta side on Thursday night that has become the benchmark for sound defence over the same period. The coaching staff has just six days to solve the mystery and injecting a hungry Hosking back into the fray will be a consideration. Skipper Reynolds will play his 250th NRL game on Thursday night. Capes in race to be fit for Eels Callum Dick and Robert Craddock Tom Dearden is likely to miss the first couple of weeks of finals after undergoing surgery. Picture: Getty COWBOYS playmaker Tom Dearden has reportedly had surgery on a ruptured testicle suffered during the clubs 484 win over the Warriors. In a huge blow to Todd Paytens side, the 21-year-old will likely miss North Queenslands crucial clash against the Rabbitohs, eyeing a return in Round 25 according to a club statement. But, according to the NRL physio, Dearden could be sidelined for two to four weeks, potentially ruling him out for the first two weeks of finals football. The Cowboys are eyeing off a top-two finish but currently sit level with the Sharks, two points ahead of the Storm in fourth. The Cowboys face a tough run home, playing two of the competitions in-form teams the Panthers and Rabbitohs. Now without Dearden, Ben Hampton will likely be the man to pair Chad Townsend in the halves and will be tasked with filling Deardens shoes until he returns from the brutal injury. The Maroons playmaker managed to attend the Cowboys post-match function before consulting with the clubs doctor the following pain in his crotch. Dearden was then taken to hospital to undergo the surgical procedure on Saturday night. Tom Sargeant DEARDENs a tough nut but hes out

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