U23 rugby program to develop code

first_imgThe Under 23 Resident program is a 5 year agreement with New South Wales Rugby League.The Under 23 Resident’s program creates another pathway for all the players in the national competition, the Digicel Cup.“This program has been negotiated and finalized by PNGRFL together the counterparts News South Wales Rugby Country and PNGNRLC. We are deligted that they have the confidence in PNGNRLC to pass the program onto us to deliver it in PNG” explained PNGNRLC Chairman Adrian Chow.Chairman Chow said the country has witnessed a general improvement in the standard of the code and this Under 23 Resident program will continue to develop rugby league in the country, especially the players.“This competition is directed at young and developing players so we want this program to assist players reach their potential because many of this players when they are young, they are still able to be moulded” said Mr Chow.The advantage of this program is that it will expose the young players to international level of competitions.Under the program, the PNG Under 23 Resident team will challenge New South Wales Country Under 23 Team.“This year they will come here and next year, our boys will travel to New South Wales. ..Beyond the partnership with NSW, this is a concept we want to grow and we will look at other competitions for our Resident’s Team going forward” said Sandis Tsaka, PNGRFL Sandis Tsaka.last_img read more

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League’s Oceania Cup postponed

first_imgThe series, which was to include a much-anticipated rematch between Tonga and New Zealand and other tests involving Samoa, PNG and the Cook Islands was originally scheduled for June.However the Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation said it was now looking at delivering fixtures in October and November.Deputy Chair Greg Peters said the unprecedented measures had to be taken for the safety and well-being of players, staff and supporters.”With the recent announcement on mass gatherings and the unpredictability of this pandemic, the safety and well-being of our players, staff and supporters remain a priority,” he said.”We are also very conscious of the current demand on some of our players due to the travel restrictions in place which we will be taking into full consideration going forward.”Peters admitted that even if restrictions were lifted before the event date, it would not be feasible to undertake the work required to deliver the June tests.”The best-case scenario is our calendar is postponed, depending on what the NRL season looks like the back end of the year, but of course, we cannot guarantee anything at this stage.””We are in unfamiliar and unknown territory; collectively, we are all feeling the widespread impact of this pandemic but rest assured, we will be exploring every possible option,” Peters said.Chairman Sandis Tsaka said there were still hopes all nations would be able to play at least once this year.”We’re going with a Plan B where we are putting all the Oceania Cup matches towards the end of the year.”Obviously that would require a lot of discussion between the NRL and the Super League around how they would structure their seasons going forward,” he said.”We will need to see whether we are struggling with the State of Origin, the NRL and Super League matches because the Oceania Cup is mostly made up of players competing in those competitions so we’ll be liaising with them to find an appropriate time within the calendar towards the end of the year around November but obviously everyday the situation is evolving.”last_img read more

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Barnett and Bale’s possible march: “An assignment would be ridiculous”

first_imgThe matter is recurring. Whenever Gareth Bale appears in the center of the storm and his name reappears on the list of future departures from Real Madrid, Jonathan Barnett, his agent, goes on stage to deny any march option. This Wednesday, hours before your represented play before Unionists of Salamanca On the 16th of the Cup, the British representative has ruled out any possibility of leaving Bale in this winter market. “At the moment he will play tonight for Real Madrid and has another two and a half years of contract and is fine. He will be there and everything will be fine, “he told Sky sports.Tonight’s is a penance for Bale, who He did not travel to play the Super Cup in Arabia because of an infection in the respiratory tract, neither was summoned by Zidane for the match against Sevilla (the club reported that he had no physical problems) and his service sheet this season is almost immaculate: has only scored one goal in the 14 matches in which he has participated. Although the controversy seems not to take off from Bale, his agent insists that he will not leave in winter, and less transferred. After asking him if there is an option to go on a loan to another club, Barnett settled: “He is one of the best players on Earth, why would one of the best players on Earth go on loan? That’s ridiculous. Loans are ridiculous and not many clubs can afford it anyway. He is happy, he will play at Real Madrid and, hopefully, he will win another couple of things with them“. Tottenham does not lose sight of the seismic relationship between Bale and Zidane and intends to fish in troubled waters, according to El Chiringuito. The Sixth program talked about a meeting between Florentino and Daniel Levy in which the president of Tottenham asked about the situation of his former player. And he revealed that the offer he made to win the Welshman is 30 million. Asked about this possible interest of the London club to recruit Bale, Barnett haggled like this: “I am fond of Arsenal… “last_img read more

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Net, KO for a sprained left ankle

first_imgThe truth is that Neto is not having excessive fortune in his first season as a Blaugrana. After breaking the scaphoid of the left hand during the preseason, the goalkeeper has again suffered an accident in the form of injury during the Copa del Rey match against Ibiza. This time it is not as serious as the one he suffered in his hand – he will not need to go through the operating room -, but he could be at least two to three weeks off. Everything will ultimately depend on the degree of sprain injury in the left ankle that will be evaluated on Thursday after the relevant tests. There is no doubt that Neto is having a discreet passage through Barcelona. To his hopeful premiere against Inter Milan (1-2) in the Champions League, in the rest of the games he has played his participation has been very deficient. Both in the LaLiga derby against Espanyol (2-2), and in the Spanish Super Cup against Atlético (2-3) and now in Copa del Rey against Ibiza (1-2) their performance has not raised expectations initials. It also happens that Neto has not yet premiered at the Camp Nou. In principle, the loss of Neto will be occupied by the goalkeeper of the subsidiary, Iñaki Peña, who this season has entered the dynamics of the first team, at least in most of the training. In any case, and as the tight schedule comes, Net could perfectly miss both the knockout stages and the quarterfinals if they finally qualify, since both qualifiers are scheduled for January 29 and February 5respectively. Obviously it would not be available for LaLiga matches that Barcelona will play against Valencia, Levante and Betis.last_img read more

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Williams denounces racist shouts in the Espanyol field: from the bottom he heard “uh, uh, uh, uh”

first_imgThe referee did not notice the insults and has not reflected anything in the minutes, so it will be difficult for a fine or action taken by LaLiga. In the recent Barcelona derby with Piqué as the protagonist there were also insults. Thebes himself, president of the LFP, has condemned the events in the parakeet stadium: “Today we have taken a step back in the work started years ago, the violent incidents of Barcelona and Valencia, the racist insults to Williams they do a lot of damage to all Spanish football, LaLiga assumes its responsibility, we will look with the clubs where the mistake is. “Once the game was over, Williams received a touch of attention from Garitano for the bad moment he lives.” you have to demand goals, “he said. He is on his way to breaking the record for consecutive games, held by Larrañaga (202). Athletic statement:Athletic Club rejects and expressly and strongly condemns any expression, manifestation or violent act.The Athletic Club, a hundred-year-old entity that advocates for sport and football without violence, wants to strongly condemn the incidents prior to the Cornellà match.We believe in a healthy sports rivalry, without confrontations beyond sports and in which only hobbies that respect the rival above any condition and result have a place.Zero tolerance with any sign of violence.Unconditional support for hobbies that understand football as a meeting point between different, peaceful and plural.Espanyol reacted on social networks:The @RCDEspanyol strongly and explicitly condemns any sign of racism on soccer fields. The club is already investigating the incidents of racist character uttered by a few against Iñaki Williams. Our support and solidarity. Today we have taken a step back in the work started years ago, the violent incidents of Barcelona and Valencia, the racist insults to @ Williaaams45 they do a lot of damage to all Spanish football, @the league assume your responsibility, we will look with the clubs where the error is.– Javier Tebas Medrano (@Tebasjavier) January 25, 2020“I’m going a little sad because of the draw and because I have suffered racist insults. It’s something that no player of any race wants to hear. It’s something that is totally out of place. People have to come to the stadium to enjoy football and encourage your team. This is a friendship sport, as a team, it’s a sad day. ” Iñaki left the stadium very hurt. Part of the background began to reproduce the screams of a monkey and the forward burst: “Sons of a bitch all”. When he went to the bench, he explained the incident to his colleagues. Muniain notified the referee Sánchez Martínez. More calm, he valued: “It is a shame that such cases continue to be seen.” Espanyol and Athletic studied the case and made a separate statement. LaLiga is entering this type of insults hard. Recently in Vallecas a match was suspended for insults to Zozulia, Albacete player. Williams has lived a bitter noon in Barcelona. He is in a bad moment and has suffered racist shouts from the bottom where Espanyol ultras are accommodated when he retired to the band after being replaced in the 69th minute by Raúl García. The Athletic striker left the pitch on the bottom where the ultras are located and from there shouts of “uh, uh, uh, uh” were heard, just as Movistar’s cameras caught. In the same images you can see the player very angry and responding with several “motherfuckers” to those who insulted him.The rojiblanco already lived a similar episode in El Molinón years ago, when the match was stopped and they were asked to stop by public address system. The rojiblanco forward turned to the stand from which the insults came in an attitude of indignation. In mixed zone he wanted to downplay that episode, but he looked annoyed. “We are all people, regardless of nationality or skin color. People have to come to see the person, the soccer player, and enjoy football, not to insult him for being from another country and another color, ”he said at the end to Euskal Telebista, not wanting to give more trouble to the problem. Radicals of both teams have engaged in a fight before the game, in which chairs have been blown up from a hospitality shop.last_img read more

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Critics of Coutinho from Bayern: “It gets too complicated”

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho is still locked. Last summer he left Barcelona to win minutes and, above all, confidence that would allow him to be the elite player that everyone expected. So, The Bayern Munich ceded, leaving the German club a purchase option of 120 million euros. A few months later, it seems unlikely that it will finally be exercised, due to the poor performance of the attacker in the Bundesliga.Before the Hoffenheim, in German Cup, he returned to sign a questionable performance and an error of his provoked the first goal of the rival. At least, Bayern achieved the classification after winning four goals to three. However, it was a day to forget about Coutinho, which, to top it off, received criticism publicly from within the entity. Speaking to Sky Sports, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic showed his vision on performance. of the Brazilian in the Allianz Arena. “He’s doing good things, but then he gets too complicated in his game once again. He needs to have the feeling that things are going well for him. It hasn’t worked in this game, but we know what it can do, “he explained. Salihamidzic After the conclusion of the meeting. Meanwhile, he continues to receive opportunities from Flick to show his worth. He was substitute in the last two league events, after chaining four consecutive titles. In fact, in one of them, in front of the Werder Bremen, signed three goals and two assists in what has been his best game so far in Germany. However, They are still waiting for more from him and not even from the club themselves they remain outside the debate …last_img read more

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João Félix begins to dispel doubts at Atlético

first_imgJoão Félix begins to dispel some of the Doubts that had settled around him. The Portuguese was watched with a magnifying glass from the moment of his signing. The 127 million that it cost was a difficult slab to carry, although he has always carried it naturally. In these last meetings the fans have seen the best João Felix and rubs his hands with what may come in the next collisions. The Athletic grabs to best version from João Félix. The stoppage forced by the coronavirus pandemic left some positive news. The most important Atlético’s pass to the Champions League quarterfinals after eliminating Liverpool.Great news for a team in need of some great joy. And there are also proper names that appear important for the immediate future. João Félix’s is one of them. The Portuguese was injured for a month and returned to offer the best performance of the season. João Félix played against Villarreal, Espanyol, started against Sevilla and later also started at Anfield. Against Sevilla he was the best footballer of Atlético at 2-2 and in Anfield, in spite of the difficulty of the party, it played a good shock. It’s a shame that can’t play against Athletic in Bilbao, in the first clash when league competition resumes. João Félix has played 28 matches Official competition with Atlético (20 from LaLiga, five from Champions, two from the European Super Cup and one from the Cup). Has scored six goals (four in the league tournament and two in the Champions League) and given three assists (one in LaLiga, one in the Champions League and the other in the Cup).center_img In the Athletic nobody understand a rojiblanco team 2020-21 without him. This year it will have served as an apprenticeship and from the coaching staff consider that it will be able to contribute much more after its time of adaptation to the Spanish championship and to Atlético itself. With a contract until 2026, Atlético next season will start in Oblak and end in João Félix. And he still has the last leg of the season to increase his performance and improve his numbers.last_img read more

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FIFA studies expanding contracts and extending transfer window

first_imgFIFA studies the progress of the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it may have on the calendar and in the soccer economy. Among the ideas that are taking shape, according to a document of the working group created after the pandemic was declared and to which the Reuters agency had access, but still without official confirmation from the organization, is that of extend the contracts of players and coaches that conclude their commitments with the clubs on June 30 until the end of the season and also extend the next transfer window, which would run from June to January, when the winter season should begin. With this measure, would facilitate ending the campaigns with a certain normality and alleviate the transfer market at a time when no one knows when the championships will be able to restart and when there is security that it cannot be everywhere at the same time. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has asked its collaborators to contribute ideas to solve the problems that the pandemic will cause. The trickiest is the calendar, because some leagues ask to occupy FIFA dates that the organization allocates to the selections. Infantino, who has already given in postponing, for the time being, the Club World Cup, wants to see counterparts before taking a new step, which could be this expansion of the transfer market.In any case, there is nothing decided about it because FIFA has only one priority at this time: “help in the fight against the pandemic”. When the crisis is over and health is guaranteed across Europe, you will get your business, and start with the new calendar.last_img read more

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The rayista hobby raises € 33,377 in its fight against the coronavirus

first_imgWith 4 hours to go until the end of the campaign #Sunny Rayism, the word that defines this number is PRIDE.Thank you, to all those who once again have lived up to what the Rayo Vallecano Sports Association represents. 👏⚡ pic.twitter.com/zXrqtaZ8CX– ADRV platform (@plataformaADRV) March 27, 2020The appeal of the fans has paid off and their initiative, their first steps. On Wednesday a representation of the clubs attended to deliver sports equipment to the IFEMA homeless pavilion. Also, the staff of the Vírgen de la Torre Hospital thanked the arrival of help wearing some cards that said: “We are from Vallekas and we are going to win”. A part of the song ‘To arms’, which is sung in every party in the Strip and today also becomes the battle cry of a united neighborhood against the coronavirus.Solidarity, Jesus Vallecas. The term expired at 00:00 hours and the collection announced by the clubs is indicative, since last minute transfers will continue to come throughout the weekend. “Based on the figure obtained tonight and in coordination with workers at the Infanta Leonor Hospital, the purchase of medical supplies will be managed, the main objective of this campaign, “explained the ADRV Platform, which added:”That remnant that arrives at the weekend will be used in solidarity projects that help people affected by the coronavirus“ Many have risen on this great wave of solidarity. The Rayo templates have collaborated, both male (Alberto García, Óscar Valentín, Mario Suárez, Catena, De Frutos, Morro …) as feminine (Alicia, Eva Masdeu, Cristina Auñón, Sheila García, Paula Andújar, Ángeles del Álamo …) and the Veterans Association. As well as thousands of anonymous franjirrojos and vallecanos fans, ready to shoulder their shoulders in a situation of extreme need like this.center_img Solidarity, said to be the adherence or unconditional support to causes or interests of others, especially in committed or difficult situations. Lightning’s fans have fulfilled each and every one of the words that make up that definition and its charity initiative has reached 33,377.30 euros of collection hours before its closure (the data corresponds to 19:45 hours). This Row 0 was enabled last Sunday and has exceeded all expectations, increasing day by day. Match by match. This aid will go to the Infanta Leonor Hospital and other groups, such as residences and shelters, in Vallecas that have been especially affected by the coronavirus epidemic.last_img read more

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