Vatuvei to aid Warriors’ forward effort

first_imgStill without experienced prop Ben Matulino due to injury, and with his forwards having struggled at times to assert themselves in contests against the Knights and Storm, Kearney’s inclusion of the 109kg Vatuvei effectively gives the Warriors another middle forward to lean on early in tackle counts.Vatuvei replaces 22-year-old utility back Tuimoala Lolohea and will line up across the field from Ken Maumalo, with the pair giving the Warriors a combined 214kgs of bulk on the flanks.”[Manu] will bring a strong carry, he carries the ball pretty strong and I think the experience he brings with his game [is important],” Kearney said of Vatuvei, who played for the club’s reserve-grade side in the opening two rounds.”He has played over 200 games of NRL, he has done the business in the past.”He has done really well [in reserve grade], he didn’t get the opportunity to play any of the trials so the idea was to give him some game time and I am happy with that.”The Bulldogs have named five international forwards for the Round 3 encounter at Forsyth Barr Stadium, ensuring they will present a huge challenge for the youthful Warriors’ pack.Despite being ranked fifth in the NRL Telstra Premiership for metres gained after the first two weeks, 15-season veteran Jacob Lillyman told he believed his fellow big men had plenty more to offer.”There is always room for improvement, we can certainly step it up a level and we will try and do that this week,” Lillyman said.”A few of the young forwards have shown maturity beyond their years”Sammy [Lisone] and I have been on the bench and our goal over the last two weeks was to just try and bring some energy and lift the team a little bit, and I think we have done OK.”We know how tough the Bulldogs are, and their backs are to the wall a little bit.”They don’t go away… we are under no illusions, it’s going to be a really tough game.”Meanwhile Vatuvei will have fond memories of his only previous competitive game at Forsyth Barr Stadium, having scored a crucial try for the Kiwis in a 16-14 victory over England at the venue during the 2014 Four Nations.Now in his 14th season in the top flight, Vatuvei will line up against first-grade debutante Marcelo Montoya, who comes in for the injured Kerrod Holland.‌last_img read more

Shallow lineup a ‘big factor’ in Lyceum’s loss

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Pirates only had eight of their 10 players in tow, and the lack of depth showed when they lost in five sets against College of St. Benilde, 22-25, 23-25, 25-14, 25-13, 15-10, Thursday.Lyceum head coach Emil Lontoc said their lack of players played a big part in the loss especially when the Lady Blazers found their rhythm in the final three sets.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“That was a big factor because we also lacked the guile against Benilde,” said Lontoc in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “We don’t have substitutes, that was really a factor unless we become consistent.”The Lady Pirates, after a stellar display in the first two sets, ultimately faltered in the ensuing three sets especially in the fifth when the Lady Blazers went on a 9-4 start. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone If the old adage “strength in numbers” can be applied to the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament, then Lyceum is virtually on the minority.ADVERTISEMENT Ranya Musa gave Benilde a 6-4 lead in the fifth then Lyceum committed three straight errors that virtually sealed the Lady Pirates’ loss.“We really have to be consistent especially on defense,” said Lontoc whose team got outscored 53-34 in spikes and 13-9 in service aces. “We fought hard in the first two sets but we couldn’t replicate it in the next three.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Ravena confident former team Alab will get better along the way Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more

VE Brandl provides $4,000 to Allan Cup

first_imgPhoto: Vic Brandl (second from right) and staff hand Allan Cup President Paul van Nostrand (far right) with a cheque for the sponsorship – submitted.A local company showed its support for the 2010 Allan cup through a $4,000 sponsorship.VE Brandl has been an ongoing sponsor of the Fort St. John Flyers since 2004, and continues its support through this recent donation.- Advertisement -The 2010 Allan Cup competition will be held on April 19th – 24th at the North Peace Arena. The event will be showcased on national television, and will bring in more than 200 players to the City.last_img

Enjoy a movie in the park this Friday

first_imgPopcorn will be available by donation to the Girl Guides of Canada.The evening will begin with Brave at 7:30 p.m., and bringing a chair and blanket is recommended. – Advertisement –last_img

Former Arsenal star slams Wenger and warns club have a ‘major problem’

first_imgArsene Wenger has failed to learn from past mistakes and Arsenal will again struggle against top opposition this season.That is the view of Stewart Robson after he watched the Gunners go down to Borussia Dortmund in their opening Champions League group stage game.Arsenal suffered crushing losses at Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea last season and, according to Robson, the defeat in Dortmund shows Wenger has still not worked out how to play against elite teams.Speaking on the Hawksbee and Jacobs show, the former midfielder said: “Against the average sides, Arsenal will win. Against the very best sides, Arsenal lose. That’s because they haven’t got a game plan, they are not good enough defensively, and it has been the same problem for five or six years now.“Why are we surprised? It’s the same old thing that’s been happening for six or seven years. Whenever Arsenal play a good side, they are caught on the counter.“The same mistakes are happening time and time again. Everybody told Arsene Wenger he needed another centre-half, he needed another holding midfielder. Your full backs away from home can’t be playing too high up the field and allow people to counter attack. You have to earn the right to play.“Arsene Wenger either doesn’t see it, sees it and doesn’t know how to rectify it, or knows how to rectify it but the players aren’t taking any notice of him. Whichever one of the three it is of those, it is a major problem for Arsenal.”last_img read more

Man begins year sentence for causing rear-end crash

first_imgHilton and her husband, Matt Hilton, deferred questions on Aaron’s current health status, saying their attorney didn’t want them publicizing anything that might jeopardize pending civil litigation. The case has resulted in battle lines between the two families, with both saying the other was trying to antagonize them. After their son was taken into custody for transport to Seal Beach, Nicholas Dallas said Matt Hilton drove up next to his family as they walked to their car and shouted threats and insults. Advised by deputies, the Dallases filed a complaint at the sheriff’s station. Matt Hilton countered that the senior Dallas had intimidated his family at prior court appearances. Nicholas and Sharon Dallas said they had been admonished during a prior hearing for making the Hiltons uncomfortable. “They are unremorseful,” Matt Hilton said. Meanwhile, Dallas’ parents are paying more than $25,000 for his confinement, fearful that the alternative deal – 255 days at the county’s Pitchess Detention Center – would be risky given the Castaic jail’s recent violence. Nonviolent inmates often are allowed to opt to completely serve their sentences in city jails that contract with the private Correctional Systems, but must cover their own costs. “He would be in there with people who don’t care if they hurt someone else, people who have murdered or attacked other people. We’re paying $2,100 a month to make sure he comes home safe,” Sharon Dallas said, holding back tears. Dallas is scheduled to return to Santa Clarita court in May 2007 for probation sentencing and a discussion of restitution. Vites added the stipulation that any violation of the Seal Beach jail rules or any discipline would result in his immediate return to court and a possible nine-year prison sentence. (661) 257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – A Canyon Country man who injured a woman and her infant in a high-speed rear-end collision started serving a year’s sentence Wednesday in the Seal Beach jail. Nicholas Dallas, 23, turned himself in after a plea bargain was offered by the district attorney. Commissioner Harold Vites ordered Dallas to spend 364 days in custody without the possibility of early release or work furlough in the facility managed by Correctional Systems, Inc. Dallas was convicted of causing great bodily injury to Lancaster resident Tracy Hilton and her infant son, Aaron, who spent several weeks in intensive care at UCLA for head trauma. According to police reports, Dallas was driving his truck at 80 mph on McBean Parkway near Skycrest Drive on Dec. 17, when his vehicle rear-ended Hilton, causing her to lose control of her car, which then hit a tree and a light pole. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“The baby is still on seizure medication,” Hilton said. “Developmentally, he’s not where he should be, he’s smaller and not as responsive as other babies his age, but doctors are still monitoring him. “We don’t feel settled at all. Not after all we’ve been through.” Dallas did not address the court. “I tried apologizing, but the family wouldn’t talk to me,” he said before turning himself in. “What he did, he did and he accepts it,” said his father, Nicholas Dallas. “He wants the baby to be OK. Nick has prayed and prayed that the baby’s OK.” last_img read more


first_imgEVERTON have rejected Paris Saint-Germain’s approach for Donegal soccer star Seamus Coleman.Reports out today claim the French champions were prepared to offer a player-plus-cash deal worth £20million for the right-back.However, the Toffees have moved quickly to reject the bid as they refuse to offload their key players this summer. The Republic of Ireland international, who cost Everton just £60,000 seven years ago from Sligo Rovers, has also been linked with Manchester United.Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal set his sights on the 26-year-old earlier in the summer before the arrival of Matteo Darmian at Old Trafford.Seamus recently got married to long-time girlfriend Rachel Cunningham in a very low-key but tasteful affair at Harvey’s Point Hotel.FRENCH GIANTS OFFER £20M FOR SEAMUS COLEMAN was last modified: August 28th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:evertonKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more

FUBA NBL-Women: Lady Dolphins win game five, edge closer to title

first_imgAction between UCU Lady Canons and JKL Lady Dolphins on Friday. (PHOTO/FUBA)FUBA National Basketball League – Game 5JKL Lady Dolphins 61-68 UCU Lady Canons (Series: 2-3)MTN Arena, LugogoFriday, 06-12-2019LUGOGO – UCU Lady Canons moved to within a single victory of winning the 2019 FUBA National Basketball League-Women’s division on Friday night.It was a dominant display by UCU who trailed only once in the entire game, winning it 68-61 in the end.After trailing 2-1 at some stage, the Mukono based side has now won the last two games to lead the best of 7 series against JKL Lady Dolphins 3-2.Rose Akon got the game rolling with the first basket of the night but her side would soon find themselves trailing 4-2 as JKL sunk the next two baskets.From there, UCU took the initiative, going on a run of 16-02 and taking the first quarter 18-06.Nick Natuhererza’s side also took the second quarter 20-17 and ensured they led by a healthy 15 points at half time.The third would however belong to JKL as they took it 13-12 and reduced the deficit to 14 points.At this stage, the damage had already been made and despite winning the fourth 25-18, JKL could not mount a comeback as they lost the contest by 7 points (61-68).Rose Akon was for the umpteenth time the star of the show for UCU as she registered a double double of 20 points and 19 rebounds, 12 of which were defensive.Zianah Lokwameri also popped up big-off the bench with 21 points while Sarah Ageno managed 11 (points).For JKL, Stella Oyella and Ritah Imanishimwe top scored with 16 points each. They were the only two Dolphins to manage double figures on the night.JKL’s bench was once again disappointing as they managed just 10 points.Game six of the series will take place at the same venue on Sunday, December 8th.Comments Tags: FUBA NBLJKL Lady DolphinsNicholas NatuherezaRitah ImanishimweRose AkonSarah AgenoStella OyellaUCU Lady CanonsZainah Lokwamerilast_img read more

Fortuna girls soccer claims 2-1 win over St. Bernard’s with 78th-minute goal

first_imgEUREKA >> Considering how the final 10 minutes of regulation went, it was understandable that the Apple Watch on Fortuna head coach Kathleen Lynch’s wrist was going a little haywire.Just when it looked like the Huskies and Crusaders were headed toward a draw, the result of the game changed drastically.Camrin Dolcini jumped on a defensive error in the penalty box and scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute as the Fortuna girls soccer team picked up a thrilling 2-1 victory over St. …last_img