Benji Marshall out for six weeks

first_imgMarshall suffered the injury after impressing in Redcliffe’s 28-20 win over Ipswich, having scored one try and had a hand in three others.”It is really unlucky for it to happen like this but that is football,” Marshall told”All I can do now is concentrate on it getting better and keep training for a return as soon as I am able.”Read more at

Eales to be immortalised in bronze

first_imgThe 86-cap lock will be immortalised in bronze in recognition of his storied 11-year career in rugby, during which he captained both Queensland and Australia.The statue of Eales will capture him being lifted by another player in a lineout and is designed to enable fans to pose for pictures while holding his legs.It will be unveiled before Australia’s Rugby Championship Test against South Africa in September.Eales won two World Cups with Australia – one as captain in 1999 – and led Queensland to two Super Rugby championships.However, most of his rugby in Brisbane was played at Ballymore, having run out onto Suncorp Stadium only three times.He said he was honoured, if a little “uncomfortable” with the honour.”I stand here very reluctantly. If I was selecting the subject of the statue, it wouldn’t be me,” Eales said.”I played with so many great players for both Queensland and Australia and I’ve watched many others since I’ve retired – players who were far more influential on games than I was.”This is a rugby honour, far more than it is my honour.”Designed by sculptor Liam Hardy, the statue of Eales will stand at more than 3m tall and weigh approximately 300kg.It will be the fifth statue at Suncorp Stadium, with the other four – all of Queensland State of Origin icons – at the Caxton Street end.More could soon be on the way, with Queensland sports minister Michael de Brenni saying he would welcome suggestions for others – including from soccer, the other major tenant at Suncorp Stadium.It’s understood the Milton Street end, where the Eales statue will be positioned, will be set aside for statues of rugby and soccer greats.Three-time Brisbane Roar championship winner Thomas Broich and former Socceroos coach Frank Farina are among the popular choices.last_img read more

Pini qualifies for 100m butterfly final

first_imgPini swam a time of 54:21 sec and finished first in his heat.Despite not meeting his personal best of 52.95 sec, Pini told PNG loop that he was happy with his time.”It was a comfortable race and the crowd out supporting is fantastic.”I’m looking forward to this evening’s final and thank everyone for the support,” Pini said.last_img

Australian tour a valuable learning experience

first_imgPNG defeated the Cairns Stingers U-18 team 80-62 on Sunday afternoon, but went down to the Cairns Marlins U-18 side 99-58 last night at the Fish Tank.“In the opening match I thought we did a great job defensively, which led to a lot of fast-break opportunities.“We were able to get stops and rebound the basketball, which triggered our up-tempo style of play,” said Khalu.“In the second game against some better opposition, we had a lot of defensive breakdowns and that hurt us early.“Once we got in that hole, it was always going to be a massive challenge to dig ourselves back out.“To the players’ credit though, they never gave up and kept on fighting and it was pleasing to see that PNG passion and pride until the final siren.“The players learned a lot from both games and that is what this tour was all about, creating opportunities for our PNG players to get international experience and exposure,” said Khalu.last_img read more

Bruno Fernandes’ agent travels to London and Ferdinand drops that the signing is imminent

first_imgAlso, they don’t seem to have competition. In his day Real Madrid was interested in the player, although the plan of Zidane It is not signing in January. The Tottenham He also asked about him, but the negotiations did not advance sufficiently.There is talk of a transfer of 55 million pounds, that is, almost 65 million euros, although red devils They intend to make the transfer cheaper by sending a soccer player from Lisbon to Lisbon. The only name that has come to the fore since Portugal It has been that of the Argentine defender, Red frames, but according to the British media that option is totally ruled out.Meanwhile, the former United player, Rio Ferdinand, always at the center of the controversies related to the English club (also acts as a commentator on television), He has published a tweet that will excite fans of the team, in which he drops that the signing of Bruno Fernandes in this winter market is imminent. The injuries of Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba they almost force United to hire a replacement of guarantees if they don’t want to lose the train to Europe. In fact, both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan approached on Sunday to watch the match against Porto, in which his team was defeated, one more proof that the interest is real: “I’m starting to think of alternatives without Bruno not staying with us. I hope it doesn’t happen, but in Portugal, unfortunately we can’t keep the best players for a long time and he’s the best in the league.”he said recently Silas, Sporting coach. Without going any further, yesterday their representatives and the president, Frederico Varandas, moved to London to have a meeting with Ed Woodward and Matt Judge, according Daily Mail. The objective was to bring positions and negotiate the possibility that some player of the English club will take the path that Bruno Fernandes would do, but vice versa. Premier League* Data updated as of January 11, 2020center_img Last summer, Manchester United valued Bruno Fernandes as an alternative if Paul Pogba finally left for Real Madrid. But that didn’t happen and the captain of Sporting from Portugal it did not move. Now the situation is different and it seems that the Portuguese midfielder is the number one option for the winter transfer market (the second in the list would be Donny van de Beek, of the Ajax). 8last_img read more

Mendy and Militao begin to justify 100 million

first_imgMilitao and Mendy begin to justify the 100 million they cost last summer (50 each). The two have responded in high games and both will have a new test next Saturday against Sevilla at the Bernabéu (4:00 pm, Movistar LaLiga). The central points to holder for the loss due to Sergio Ramos injury (sprained ankle) while the side also has options after his good performance in the Spanish Super Cup, when he started both games.Mendy, right now, can be considered a headline for Zidane: He is the tenth player who has played the most minutes in the white team. He accumulates 1,222 ’against the 825’ of Marcelo, his rival for the position. Militao, meanwhile, has established itself in the role it came to occupy: third central. It takes 632 ’against the 348’ of Nacho, the other substitute (Varane and Ramos are untouchable for Zidane) in that position. Nacho adds so few minutes because he suffered a sprained knee that had him apart for eleven games, but it is also true that much of his minutes he played as left side when the casualties of Mendy and Marcelo came together. Militao was confirmed in Getafe, a difficult field in which Madrid left the goal to zero (0-3) with a great performance of his. On the other hand, Sevilla is a rival to which Mendy already knows what it is to shine. In the first leg, those of Zidane returned with a valuable 0-1 from Sánchez Pizjuán and the French side was one of the protagonists By drying Jesús Navas, the player who puts more centers in LaLiga. It is precisely that virtue that is convincing Zidane. So indisputable is how decisive Marcelo is in attack as his defensive gaps are. The rivals took advantage of their offensive vocation to look for tickle Madrid. With Mendy the team loses danger above, but it becomes a rock behind. Therefore, if Zizou decides to protect himself against the offensive capacity of Sevilla in attack, Mendy has many ballots to be a holder …last_img read more

The works return to the Bernabéu

first_imgToday the works will continue of remodeling from the stadium Santiago Bernabeu after being two weeks stopped due to the pandemic of coronavirus. Everything indicated that it would be yesterday when they would listen again noise of machines and workers returning to their task of remodeling the stadium. However, what Occurred yesterday was a team reorganization. Due to the number of workers who are participating in it (it is a complex work and also, the exceptional situation that exists), there was various orientation meetings to explain security measures, protective suits, and the distances that must be maintained and respected while these works are being carried out. Interestingly, it should be noted that the last match That disputed in the white manor It was the Classic of last March 1, in which Madrid prevailed overl Barcelona (2-0), with goals from Vinicius and Mariano. The encounter that it had to be played last March 13 between Madrid and Eibar was left in the air by the suspension of all championships due to the coronavirus pandemic. Actually, the stadium is a center of provisioning of medical supplies waiting for the works to continue. Until the closing them, at the end of last March, they were working on the settlement of the new towers (specifically the Tower C foundation), as well as in the dismantling of the gate 53, as well as the upper covers of both funds. The stadium renovation started last summer and it is expected that finished in October 2022. The club will start pay for said work in the summer 2023. It should be noted that it was the April 2, 2019 when he showed up officially the reform project of the stadium by the hand of the then mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, and Florentino Pérez, president of the Madrid team.last_img read more

An internal report by Barça advises against playing every 72 hours

first_imgBarcelona is not very clear about the viability that LaLiga proposes to play matches every 72 hours when they return to the competition in order to play the eleven days of the League that remain in just over a month and a half. An internal report prepared by the club’s physical training area underlines the extremely high risk of injury if a ratio of one home game is maintained for three days for 45 or more days. “It is announced that there will be a high congestion”, begins the report, “with two or more games per week”, which will imply “an increased possibility of injury and a decrease in performance”, especially since “fatigue and muscle damage can last more than 72 hours after the game”. According to the report, the risk increases because this ratio has to be maintained for a relatively long period of time, with the added mental plus that “the mental load will also be very important as the decisive stretch of the season is at stake,” so technicians will have fewer options to resort to rotations, further increasing the risk of injury by saturating the physical capacity of some players. The report also highlights that when the competition starts, only maintenance training sessions can be carried out, since they only have 72 hours between games, so they recommend a minimum time of “50% of the time that the confinement lasts” to recondition the footballer upon return from competition. This means that if the Alarm State is extended to the two months foreseen -until May 10-, it will take a minimum of one month of training to restart the activity, especially considering that the return will be made, according to the report itself, “in three phases: first it will be individual, then with small groups and finally with the entire team.” Within the report it is emphasized that “the health of the players comes first”, which explains why they will be subjected to “aer and ana metabolism controls” (coronavirus test) on a regular basis during the time that the readaptation to competition, in addition to a “correct reintroduction of specific and competitive work on the field to avoid injury”.last_img read more

This is the situation in the major European leagues

first_imgEverything indicates that the ball will not roll again in the First Iberdrola. The Federation plans to announce these days an express resolution in the maximum women’s competition, with Barça champion and without decreases. The Catalan club would also keep the pass to play the Champions, like Atlético, who is second to nine points behind the Catalans.If the Spanish League were finally suspended, as all forecasts indicate, Spain would follow in the footsteps of The Netherlands and France, whose female competitions have been terminated due to the coronavirus health crisis. In this line, it should be noted that in the Dutch case the League title has been abandoned. The PSV, leader of the women’s Eredivisie, will not be able to lift the trophy, although they do have their participation in the Champions League together with Ajax, second classified. For its part, the French Federation has not yet issued an official statement about it. However, everything seems to indicate that Lyon will add its fourteenth consecutive League title, getting together with PSG the European pass for next season.In Germany, the situation also seems close to being resolved. Most teams (11 of 12) want to end the season. After their vote, they must wait for the Federation’s decision on May 25. The Wolfsburg today is the leader of the German competition, followed by Bayern. From the German League to the english, where everything points to it being played again this summer. For now, the English leader is Manchester City, who is first in the standings with a one point advantage over Chelsea (2nd) and four points over Arsenal (3rd).last_img read more

Costa becomes fine

first_imgWhen Costa had returned to the group after that operation in February, he was nonetheless heavy, with additional kilos, all targeting his legs when he ran, unable to flee from anybody, to achieve a wall, to distance himself, maybe he had compelled himself to be, to reach to that tie, towards Liverpool, during which Atlético performed a lot, to remain alive in Europe. Lagarto’s is now able to return and add for the group. The Cholo group faces the problem of not staying out of the Champions League: on the time of the break resulting from COVID-19 it was sixth, that’s, outdoors the following Champions League, catastrophe. There are eleven days left to play (aside from the quarters and what comes from the present Champions League, Atlético is already categorised as PSG, Atalanta and Leipzig). 5 objectives when he got here again so fine final summer timeIt’s the story of final summer time, Costa, conscious that the trains are working out at Atlético, his numbers aren’t, though he’ll all the time be Costa and The beast He beats underneath his shirt, about to seem at any second to alter the course of a sport, he arrived at Los Angeles de San Rafael to begin the preseason. And boy did it present. It was final summer time when Simeone checked out him and noticed in him the Costa he missed a lot when he went to Chelsea. 5 objectives in preseason, 4 of them towards Actual Madrid at New Jersey 7-3 … That dried up as quickly because the video games turned official. 2 objectives in 19 video games, with a mean of 0.25 per sport, poor, very poor, however a minimum of larger than the 0.10 of final season. He ends his contract in 2021 and Simeone, his principal supporter, wants him greater than ever. Not less than bodily Costa appears prepared for the problem. Tomorrow Atlético returns to coaching. His return within the final two moments of Atlético has captured the highlight. The one in every of Diego Costa. At Anfield as a result of he was returning to tenure 4 months after going underneath the knife for surgical procedure. a cervical disc herniation, on his eternal groundhog day since he returned to the rojiblanco group, injury-recovery-injury-months out. The hour he performed, Atlético had one much less man. Clumsy, with out velocity, former soccer participant. Two months later, nevertheless, Atlético started the protocols to return to coaching, and to competitions, with particular person checks at Cerro del Espino within the face of the coronavirus pandemic, and There’s Diego Costa, fine, match, that Costa that’s fearsome, that modifications video games, that’s key. His picture has instantly gone viral on the networks.The Hispanic-Brazilian has taken benefit of this break to be ready to really add for Cholo, he has not let himself go, neither in meals nor in laziness, disciplined and targeted, totally recovering his again. Your physique is all the time your finest mirror. Additionally social networks. No hint of extra. Racing with canines to the pool, beers with a slogan on the shirt: “He who scores objectives kisses at night time” and different niceties that hung prior to now. Zero. last_img read more