Wests Tigers confirm 2017 coaching structure

first_imgWith David Kidwell taking the head coaching job for the New Zealand national team, Taylor will be joined by Andrew Webster, Paul Stringer and Craig Sandercock next season.Webster re-joins the club after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at the New Zealand Warriors.Stringer steps up from the NSW Cup team while Sandercock continues his role from last season.“We are all really excited by the new coaching structure at the Club,” Jason Taylor said. “It’s going to allow us to achieve some really detailed coaching, which is what we’ve been striving for.“To have an extra assistant Coach on the roster is going to be make a big difference to the quality of coaching that we can get done and I’m confident it will improve the overall performance of the team.”last_img read more

Our coaches helped by Australia

first_imgTen netball coaches from around the country will be receiving their Level 1 coaching certificates after going through a training program with assistance from Netball Australia.The program was rolled out last weekend at the Korobosea International School and was delivered by Debra Armstrong, who is a consultant from Netball Australia. Armstrong also assists with coaching and being a selector for the Australian national team.PNG Netball president Julianne Maliaki said the program attracted 30 coaches and trainers from all over the country including Alotau, Lae, Wewak, Kavieng and Kerema.Maliaki said the program was run very well with a lot of knowledge and skills passed down to the 30 participants.On the Pepes front, Maliaki said the PNG Netball Federation was awaiting a post mortem report from the Pepes management team on the recent Tri Nations series held in Fiji. The Pepes finished last,  managing only one victory over Tonga.Maliaki said the report would provide feedback on areas in the Pepes team that needed improvement. She said this would help them prepare well for the Pacific Netball Series in Cook Islands next month.Through the Pacific Netball Series, the Pepes will have a shot to qualify for World Cup next year in Australia.last_img read more

We looked for youth and experience – Tsaka

first_imgPNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) Chairman, Sandis Tsaka said that the squad is made up of Digicel Cup players and has one confederate player. The game will kick off at Sir John Guise Stadium under lights on the 26th.The curtain raiser game to the annual Prime Ministers XIII fixture will be an U16 international match between a New South Wales team and a PNG select side.   The PNG PM XIII side in alphabetical order is:  1. Watson Boas (Agmark Gurias), 2. Radley Brawa (TNA Lions), 3. Sydney Fred (Lae Snax Tigers), 4. Benjamin Hetra (Hela Wigmen), 5. Andrew Ipi (Hela Wigmen), 6. Chris Jerry (Agmark Gurias), 7. Noel Joel (Lae Snax Tigers), 8. Philemon Kimisive (Goroka Lahanis), 9. David Loko (Lae Snax Tigers), 10. Sam Maniai (Northern Confederate), 11. Isaac Mell (Mendi Muruks), 12. Moses Meninga (Mt Hagen Eagles), 13. David Missian (Agmark Gurias), 14. Justin Olam (Lae Snax Tigers), 15. Daniel Pai (Agmark Gurias), 16. Sebastine Pandia (SNS Port Moresby Vipers), 17. Albert Patak, 18. Junior Rau (Mt Hagen Eagles), 19. Enock Sine (TNA Lions) 20. Charlie Simon (Lae Snax Tigers).  Team officials are: Stanley Tepend – Lae Snax Tigers (Head Coach), James Kops – Mt Hagen Eagles (Assistant Coach) George ToBata – Agmark Gurias (Trainer), Toua Kohu – Southern Confederate (Assistant Trainer), Jacob Angra (Manager).last_img read more

Bulldogs prepare for unknown at Brookvale

first_imgThe Sea Eagles have a new playmaking and hooking combination, an unrecognisable forward pack from last year and a completely new coaching staff, but Canterbury players say there are still a few givens whenever you take on the Sea Eagles on their home patch.”You know they’re going to turn up, they obviously have a new coach and a few new players but the mentality of Manly’s never changed,” Dogs prop Aiden Tolman said.”You know when you play them you have to be on your game and it’s going to be a good test for us Round 1, over there, away from home, the crowd’s always against you and they’ve got a good side so it’s going to be a tough game but we want to get the season off with a win.”They’ve got a new forward pack but it’s the same faces we’ve played in other teams. It won’t make the job any easier.”Lock Greg Eastwood has played alongside some of Manly’s new faces; like many of his teammates he once wore blue and white with enforcer Marty Taupau, while Eastwood has more recently played Test football for New Zealand with Taupau and another new Manly recruit, Lewis Brown.”They’ve got a new side and a new coach so we don’t know what to expect; we’ve just got to focus on our own game,” Eastwood said.”They’ve recruited real well this year. There was a lot of talk they needed to add size to their pack and they’ve done that. You know what you’re going to get with [Taupau]. He’s going to try and run over you every chance he gets.”Nate Myles has been real consistent over a long period and Lewis Brown is going to do a job for them. We’ve got to limit their metres and help our side get on the front foot.”It’s always a hard game going to Brookvale, even when they’ve got a few injuries here and there, you know what they’re going to do. They don’t want to disappoint their fans, especially at their home ground they’ll come out strong but I’m sure our boys will do the job.”Blues back-rower Josh Jackson suggested his old teammate Taupau would add plenty of energy and physicality to Manly’s middle.”They’ve got a fair few other new players there. I think they’ve done really well with the players they’ve brought in and a new coach as well so it’s a little bit unknown exactly what they’re going to throw up at us,” Jackson said.”They’ve done really well to get those players in, they’re all quality players, they’re all representative players.”He added it was hard for his side to know what to focus on with so many new players and a new coach.”If we can just match their energy early and hang in there for 80 minutes we’ll give ourselves every chance.”The first couple of weeks is always a bit of a trial period to see how those things go and you adjust your game accordingly,” Jackson said.Jackson also backed his side’s big pack to adapt to the reduced interchanges and shot clock as well as any side.”I think we should be all right; we’ve got [props] Aiden Tolman and James Graham who could punch out 80 if they had to and probably do it quite easily, then myself and Tony Williams usually play longer minutes as well so I think we should be all right,” he said.last_img read more

Liverpool is the cleanest club in Europe; Madrid, the 169th

first_imgThe International Soccer Observatory (CIES) has published a study on the faults committed by clubs. It not only indicates the average of fouls committed per game of each one, but also calculates the percentage of fouls of each team with respect to the average of each league. In total, 35 European competitions (around 700 teams) have been evaluated, among which the two maximum Spanish categories are included.As for the world ranking, in addition to being the European champion, Liverpool is also the one that has shown the most fair play, committing 8.14 fouls per game in the Premier League. Jürgen Klopp’s team performs 22% less than the average number of fouls recorded in the English league.He is Levante the cleanest Spanish club in the Santander League and the Smartbank League. Those of Paco López have committed an average of 10.63 fouls per game, 22% less than the average of the first Spanish division. The second in Spain would be the Barcelona, which occupies the 54th position of the European classification, registering 10.95 fouls per game, 19% below average.To find Real Madrid, seventh of the Santander League, you have to go down to position number 169. The staff of Zinedine Zidane has 12.63 fouls per game, 7% less than usual in the Spanish league. For its part, Getafe is the sixteenth by the tail of the 35 European divisions. The Azulón team has committed an average of 18.58 fouls per game, 37% above average. eleven13.95Athletic Bilbao3% 1814.47Pomegranate14% twenty18.58Getafe37% 511.53Celtic-fifteen% 611.89Villarreal-12% 411.47Betis-fifteen% 1314.05Eibar4% 1916.58Alaves22% two10.95Barcelona-19% Fouls per game of each club in the Santander League 913.74Osasunaone% 1414.21Majorca5% one10.63I raised-22% 1214Atlético de Madrid3% fifteen14.26Seville5% 311.32Valencia-17% 1013.74Real societyone% 812.84Valladolid-5% 712.63Real Madrid-7% 1614.42Leganés6% 1715.21Spanish12% Market StallFouls per matchClubHalflast_img read more

Griezmann: “The second leg at home will be very different”

first_imgGame of return: “Now we have to play at home, which is very different. Before we have the Classic and then the return of Champions at home, which will be very different.”Sensations: “We know it is a very important week and we are very focused on it. Now we have to go back to Barcelona to recover and prepare the Classic.”Favorite role in Champions: “We are going game by game. We have a long way to go, we have one lap left and we have to win it. Then we will think about the quarterfinals.” Happy for the match and the result ?: “We had come to win and it could not be. It was hard to find and create spaces and knock on the door. In the end we played with his fatigue and created more chances.”Lack of depth: “You have to work on that. Sometimes you see me and sometimes you don’t. It’s me who has to create spaces. We’re working on that.”last_img read more

Switzerland suspends this league day because of the coronavirus

first_imgAlso, seeing the calendar so tight and to follow the League normally, the institution values ​​playing games behind closed doors but they still have to decide with the clubs, who have not expressed their position regarding this solution.The matches suspended in the First Division are Sion-St-Gallen, Young Boys-Zurich, Lucerne-Basel, Servette-Lugano and Xamax-Thun. In Second the Laussane Ouchy-Chiasso, Kriens-Schaffhausen, Wil-Lausanne and Vaduz-Wintherthur will not be played.In addition to the League, Switzerland has also been forced to suspend the Geneva Motor Show, one of the most important events of the year in the motor world. The Swiss League will have to stop for the measures taken by the Swiss government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which in the country already accumulates up to 15 positives by Covid-19. The executive has banned any type of event that exceeds one thousand people capacity until March 15 and the Swiss League (SLF) has folded to government requirements postponing this day 24 in First and Second Division.In an official statement, the League informs of this suspension and leaves the new date for this twenty-fourth day, which they indicate, will be decided next week.last_img read more

Slower tracks at the US Open

first_imgTennis is with out competitors, however the information continues to be occurring. The final one comes from the United States. The final Grand Slam of the yr (often this might be Roland Garros in precept) has introduced a serious change in its tracks. USTA, organizer of the occasion, confirmed that they alter the materials of their tracks in Flashing Meadows and in all the tracks they handle. Thus, they may go from having a DecoTurf floor and can have a Laykold. The supplier variation could appear minor, however the change includes vital modifications for the gamers who compete in the event. Laykold is the similar model utilized in Miami, a event that data the second slowest recreation velocity of all Masters on quick observe. Laykold is characterised by the incontrovertible fact that its materials is the just one that has a ‘vapor barrier’, which is obvious in the velocity.“As we accomplished the full transformation of USTA’s Billie Jean King Nationwide Tennis Middle, we felt it was time to discover all new approaches and applied sciences for the courtroom floor. Throughout this exploration, Laykold shortly climbed to the prime, and dealing with them, we’re assured that we’ll have the finest courts and the finest efficiency in the world.“mentioned Danny Zausner, the director of operations for the USTA Nationwide Tennis Middle.last_img read more

Fernando: “Neymar and Thiago? I don’t know if they can return to Europe …”

first_imgFernando Reges, a Brazilian midfielder from Sevilla, suffered a muscle injury the day before LaLiga was stopped due to coronavirus. He had for several weeks and now he sees things with other perspectives: “I am recovering very well and I think I will be there when LaLiga returns. The doctors told me seven to eight weeks, we’ve been four, and if everything goes well, I’ll be ready. Maybe because of the injury I have it will cost me a little more to return, it may take a little longer but I hope to return as quickly as possible … We talk a lot, especially with the physical therapists, “he told Radio Sevilla.The pivot believes that it will take some time to readjust when he returns: “It will be difficult for everyone, we will need several games to pick up the pace, because even if you train at home it is not like doing it in a group, and if the return it is very fast there may be injuries. If anyone in the derby will have an advantage? It does not matter because all the teams are untrained, it will be the same for both teams. In LaLiga all the teams have quality and play well, we want to come back as strong as possible. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 24, 2020 Although he has been banned by the club, Fernando had no thoughts of returning to his country, as compatriots like Neymar and Thiago Silva have done: “I have totally ruled it out, here I am safer, I think so. There people do not stay at home and go to the beaches, here I am better, with my family. Thiago and Neymar? I don’t know if they can go back to Europe, Because I think the same problem will be in Brazil in a few weeks. And I think that here in two or three weeks the infections will start to drop. “In closing, he referred to how his family is experiencing the beginning of the pandemic in Brazil: “In Brazil they believe that it will not be something big. But I talk to my family and they are worried, in two weeks what can happen in Spain. No one expected the coronavirus to act like this; this is a thing that will go down in history and will be studied in schools. “last_img read more

Xabi Auzmendi’s big bet

first_img“The best thing is that it hasn’t touched a ceiling” Six months after leaving for a country he knew nothing about – “he didn’t even know what the club’s facilities were like” -, Xabi Auzmendi praises foreign football as an alternative to “a well from which it is very difficult to get out” as Second Division B: “Here the level is similar, but you are playing in the First Division and if you have a good season you can go to Europe. Also, if you do it well, endless possibilities open up for you. There will be someone who thinks differently, but I consider going abroad a very interesting option. ” And the bug bites: “When the first experience is good, the desire to stay outside increases. I have no need to return to Spain. In the future I will think about looking for something more ambitious, trying other leagues … “Lori FC ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Auzmendi celebrates a goal with Lori.Lori FC Xabi Auzmendi launched into a pool in which, six months later, he moves like a fish in water. “When he arrived he asked me for automatisms, but I told him not to straighten, to move freely and to enjoy himself. Since then he has been a key player in the team. He stands out on the pass, whether short or long, he has a spectacular aerial game and a very powerful shot. He is a player with brutal potential. Left-handed, but who handles both legs. The best thing is that it hasn’t touched a ceiling“analyzes David Campaña, your coach at Vanadzor. With one of the lowest budgets in the category, Lori came to lead the ranking, although the stoppage caused by the coronavirus surprised him third, in European positions. “It is a very competitive league, but I feel the confidence of the coach and the teammates and that makes me feel free. I am very comfortable, although I know that I still have a lot of room for improvement,” said Auzmendi. David Campaña, Lori FC coachcenter_img After three years belonging to the Royal Society, Xabi Auzmendi (Lazkao, 1997) lived in 2019 one of the most difficult summers that he remembers. The ‘txuri-urdin’ did not renew their contract and the offers of other clubs were conspicuous by their absence. “It was very difficult,” recalls the Basque midfielder. But everything changed when the proposal came from Lori FC, a modest team from the Armenian First Division. “I saw that there were other Spaniards and I didn’t think twice about it. I had always wanted to play abroad, but I never imagined that my first adventure abroad would be in Armenia“reveals Auzmendi, who has already completely forgotten the bad feelings of the past summer market:” There came a time when I couldn’t take it anymore and I decided to risk it. Now I am very comfortable; I’m happy”. His present, however, continues in Vanadzor, a city of 90,000 inhabitants where watching him play football is free. “The club is remodeling its stadium and, meanwhile, we play where we train. Not many people go, and that is that admission is free”, discovers Auzmendi, who has stumbled upon “level” football in Armenia: “The people He has a bad conception of soccer in other countries, but the truth is that it is the most practiced sport in almost all the world. Although the best soccer players are in Spain, there is a level throughout Europe. In Spain, tactically, the teams are much more worked But here football is strong, very aggressive, and that complicates everything. They lack the football education that we have. ” The Basque midfielder has tried this course on all lines. “Less than goalkeeper, center back and right back, this season he has played in all positions. It adapts perfectly to any area of ​​the field, although it is in the elaboration of the game where it makes the most difference. I wish they were all like him, “Campaña analyzes. It seems difficult that Xabi Auzmendi’s bet does not end up being a winner. The future, like Lori’s shirt, is now green hope.last_img read more