FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Briahna Gerlach and Northwestern State’s Jasmyn Steels are the Southland Conference Women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.Gerlach took first place in the mile at the Texas Tech Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, over the weekend. The junior toppled the 14-woman field with a 4:58.74 pace in order to nab a personal-best performance and her first individual win of the 2020 indoor season.Steels bolstered her already impressive resume with a pair of top-five finishes at the Houston Invitational this past weekend. The senior nailed a 21-02.0 (6.45m) long jump on her fourth attempt of the afternoon, grabbing a gold medal along the way. She also finished fifth overall in the triple jump with a mark of 40-11.5 (12.48m).Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Briahna Gerlach, Abilene Christian – Jr. – Gakona, AlaskaGerlach climbed to No. 2 on the Southland Conference Indoor performance list Saturday after winning the mile event at the Texas Tech Invitational. Gerlach completed the race at 4:58.74 for a personal best in just her second appearance of the season. Honorable Mention: Julie Emmerson, Lamar; Arina Kleshchukova, New Orleans; Omo Oboh, Nicholls; Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State; Imani Nave, Stephen F. Austin.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Jasmyn Steels, Northwestern State – Sr. – College Station, TexasSteels took home two top-five performances in the long jump and triple jump events at the Houston Invitational last weekend. Her 21-02.0 long jump is the longest in the Southland by more than 2 feet and ranks second nationally. She also set an indoor personal record in the triple jump with a 40-11.5, moving her to second in the conference and 54th nationally.Honorable Mention: Megan Kirby, Abilene Christian; Kaitlin Smith, Houston Baptist; Nissi Kabongo, Stephen F. Austin.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
KIERAN TRIPPIER has hit out at Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino for the way he was kicked out of Tottenham.Trippier claims the Spurs supremos failed to give him a straight answer when he asked whether they wanted to sell him in the summer.4 Kieran Trippier says he was forced out of Spurs – and doesn’t really know whyCredit: Rex FeaturesThe England right-back, who moved to Atletico Madrid for £20million in July, said: “I spoke to the manager about his plans and I didn’t get a ‘yes’ and I didn’t get a ‘no’ — so you get the impression.The manager didn’t say he wanted to move me on and I tried to speak to the chairman about it.“It’s not nice when you know the club want to sell you.“I heard rumours about them selling me and it’s not nice but it happens and it’s football.“It’s disappointing. I gave everything for the club and I wanted to stay, I had another couple of years left but everything happens for a reason.SOLID START IN MADRID”Me and the manager didn’t leave on bad terms, he has done a lot for me and I respect him highly.“It is just a few things — I tried to speak to the chairman, I just didn’t really get an answer.”Trippier, dropped for the Nations League in the summer, has forced his way back into the England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.Despite a solid start to life at his new home in Madrid, Trippier, 28, admits he struggled for form last season.But his departure has exposed his old club’s frailties at right-back where they now do not have a fit player for the position.Trippier added: “Everyone has an opinion, you have, the pundits have.More on SpursHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Rangers vs Celtic and Arsenal vs Spurs scores this weekend and win £1004“It doesn’t bother me but obviously the fans — maybe not killed is the right word — but I set the bar high at the World Cup and they knew how well I could do.“Tottenham got rid of me at the wrong time . . . but I struggled with injuries.“I could have come back fit and fresh but they made the decision and now I’m at Atletico.”4 Trippier says he still respects Mauricio Pochettino despite the sour end to his Spurs careerCredit: Reuters4 It is reported that Trippier didn’t receive assurances from Daniel Levy that he wouldn’t be sold this summerCredit: AFP
TOTTENHAM’S bid looked to have taken a dent – but Son Heung-min came to the rescue.Toby Alderweireld had given the hosts the lead with an own goal, before making up for his mistake with a powerful strike.Son got his first of the match with a rebound after Pepe Reina saved the penalty.Bjorn Engels pulled Villa level again with his header – but having conceded the penalty, it was the defender’s mistake that allowed Son to sprint clear and slot past the host’s keeper.Aston Villa 2 Tottenham 3 FT – from Villa ParkWatch live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main EventLive stream via Sky Sports app and NowTVUS viewers can watch from 9am ET by live streaming with a Hulu free trial or on Sling BlueRichard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:55 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 3 FULL-TIME – Absolute heartache for Villa and a disaster for Engels at the end.He was only in because of the illness to Mings and it could prove so costly at the end of the season. Son showed brilliant composure to seal the win and it moves Spurs above Sheffield United into fifth. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:53 pmVILLA 2 SPURS 3GOAL!!!! SON IN THE LAST MINUTE!It’s an absolute shocker by Engels and it could be a HUGE moment in the race for the top four and down the bottom of the table. A long ball forward slips under the foot of Engels. Son rushes in on goal and slips it past Reina. Wow, great drama. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:52 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 293. That could be that, the delivery isn’t great but it comes back to Lo Celso.He tries the spectacular but it’s high wide and not very handsomeRichard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:51 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 291. Reina again does well to deny Lo Celso’s tame effort. Marvelous goes into the book for a hack on Bergwijn. Another chance to whip one in…Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:50 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 290. Four minutes added on and it’s the visitors who are looking more likely. Villa are looking laboured, they’ll take a point now. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:45 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 285. Reina has been excellent today! He’s just denied Son on two occasions to keep the scores level. Baston, with his first Villa touch, nearly grabbed an assist for the wrong team in the build-up. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:42 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 281. Aurier does well to defend against Trezeguet who thought he was in. It was a brilliant pass by Grealish to release him but Aurier’s pace came to his advantage. Spurs mount an attack at the other end and win a corner. Subs – Alli is off for Gedson Fernandes and Borja Baston comes on for Samatta to make his debut. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:37 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 276. Villa’s turn to mount some pressure on the Spurs defence. Grealish wins a free-kick in a really dangerous position but the delivery isn’t the best.Marvelous has ended plenty of energy in Villa’s midfield since his introduction. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:33 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 273. Dele Alli squanders another chance. Konta is completely caught out and Alli is in. His touch is heavy and it allows Reina to come out and deny the midfielder from close range. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:30 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 270. Terrific chance for Spurs! Aurier has acres of space in the box.He tries to square it across but Reina reaches out and palms it away. It falls to Bergwijn and his strike is brilliantly blocked by Marvelous. Spurs cranking up the pressure here…Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:28 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 267. Another corner to Aston Villa as they attack in front of their home fans. They’ve caused issues with their corners so far but Spurs manage to scramble this one away. The game has hit a bit of a lull in the last 10 minutes. Sub – Trezeguet is coming on for El-Ghazi. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:21 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 261. Son should score, he gets the ball in the box and tries to find the corner. Reina is equal to it and palms it away. Big chance missed for the forward. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:19 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 258. Not sure what Hause is doing? He thinks he is Messi as he tries to skip past two Spurs players but he’s tackled. The ball breaks to Bergwijn but his strike is straight at Reina. Drinkwater is coming off for Marvelous for Villa and Lo Celso has come on for Spurs to replace Dier. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:17 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 257. It was such a soft goal for Spurs to concede. No one seems to want this fourth place finish. This is anyone’s game now. Son finds space in the box but can’t engineer a strike. Villa’s set-pieces have been excellent so far. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:12 pm VILLA 2 SPURS 253. GOAL! Engels has also redeemed himself!After conceding the penalty in the first half, the defender climbs above Alderweireld to head home Grealish’s corner.Terrible defending again, but it has allowed Engels to score his first Villa goal. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:08 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 248. Bergwijn with a driving run at the Villa defence, he gets into the box but it’s a solid tackle by the defender. Mourinho has switched it to a 4-4-2 for the second half. Old school. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 3:06 pmVILLA 1 SPURS 2Back underway, lets hope the second half is as good as the first.The defending leaves a lot to be desired for and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the back in the back of the net again. You would think another goal for Spurs would put the game beyond doubt. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:50 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 2Half-time – Terrific action in the opening 45 minutes. Alderweireld own goal put Villa ahead before he redeemed himself by smashing in the equaliser. Then right on half-time Engels makes a rash challenge on Bergwijn in the box and Son put the visitors ahead after his penalty rebounded back into his path. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:47 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 2 45. GOAL! Son misses the penalty but scores the rebound!Reina is fuming! He brilliantly denies Son with a great save but it comes straight back to the South Korean who reacts quickest to poke it home. Disaster for Villa after such a promising opening 25 minutes. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:45 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 144. More VAR treatment… Bergwijn wants a penalty for a tackle by Engels in the box. It’s taking a while here, this could be a penalty… it is a penalty!!Right on the stroke of half-time. Son steps up…Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:44 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 141. Spurs should be ahead. Alli’s strike is blocked by the Villa defender and it falls to Bergwijn.His strike smashes Engels and Villa survive. He appeals for a handball and it goes to VAR but nothing comes of it. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:40 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 139. Bergwijn has struggled to get into the game so far. He makes a driving run at the Villa defence and Son makes a brilliant dart but he doesn’t get his head up. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:37 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 135. I can’t believe Alli hasn’t scored. It’s so easy as he runs into the box. He’s at an angle but just has Reina to beat. Alli goes for the outside of the boot and gets it wrong and it’s harmlessly wide.At the other end El-Ghazi has a shot saved by Lloris. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:33 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 132. Lloris makes a hash of a corner and is caught in no man’s land. But the ball doesn’t fall kindly to a Villa man and the keeper can then get back and claw it away. Richard Forrester16 Feb 2020, 2:32 pm VILLA 1 SPURS 130. That has silenced the home fans, the only noise is coming from the away following.A crushing blow to Villa who have had a string of good opportunities to double their lead. Neither team can defend properly, we could be on for a cracker. Load more entries…
DELE ALLI threw a tantrum after being subbed as Tottenham were left clinging to their Euro hopes.The England star slung his boots, then a bottle when he was hooked as Spurs lost their Champions League last-16 first leg to Timo Werner’s penalty.3 Dele Alli vented his frustrations after being subbed in the defeat to RB LeipzigCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 The Spurs star chucked his water bottle and boot as he was hooked by Jose MourinhoCredit: ReutersSPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamBut boss Jose Mourinho said: “I think he was angry with his performance, not me. I think he understands why I took him off – and the team improved.”Alli was tasked with deputising for the injured Harry Kane and Son Heung-min upfront against the Bundesliga side.But he suffered a disappointing night as Spurs struggled to fashion many clear cut chances in the first leg of their last-16 tie.And the 23-year-old’s misery was compounded when Timo Werner struck the winner from the penalty spot after Konrad Laimer was brought down by Ben Davies.Mourinho reacted to Leipzig’s away goal by subbing both Alli and Gedson Fernandes, but it was the former’s response that caught the eye.Taking his lead from the time his manager memorably lost his cool and hurled a crate of drinks into the Old Trafford turf, the midfielder launched his water bottle as he approached the bench.Alli then unlaced his left boot and angrily slammed it on the ground before putting his head in his hands.3 Dele Alli was furious as Jose Mourinho subbed him against LeipzigCredit: PA:Press AssociationHis mood failed to improve by the end of the match as replacements Erik Lamela and Tanguy Ndombele failed to find an equaliser for Spurs.It was a frustrating evening all round in north London as Mourinho’s men relied on captain Hugo Lloris to keep them in the tie with several standout saves.Mourinho added: “You can look at it and see two perspectives. One is this amazing group of guys who tried everything. Another is you see how we are at the moment.“The other team played with Werner and bring on sub after sub. This is our situation and it is like being in a fight with a gun without bullets. We did what we could do.“You have to look at our situation. If you want to make an exercise of football, you can think of a Champions League game for Barcelona without Messi, Suarez and Griezmann or Liverpool with no Mane, Salah or Firmino, but they still have Origi.“The result is 1-0 not 10-1 – the result is open, it’s as simple as that.“We would not be the first team to lose the first game at home and win the tie away.“The thing that keeps me confident is the spirit, the mentality of my players.”Spurs will need to show the kind of guts that helped them turn things around against Ajax in last season’s Champions League semi-final if they are to progress.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticKeeper Hugo Lloris said: “We are still alive.“We have to give a lot of credit to Leipzig, they press very high and are a very good team.“We have to stay positive, not give up, not try to find excuses, and fight to the end. We are not really happy, but we have to deal with that. Let’s hope we can create another story.”
ERIC DIER was involved in an incredible brawl on Wednesday night after he jumped into the stands to confront a fan – and we can reveal what sparked the outburst.Videos quickly circulated on social media of the Tottenham star, 26, furiously leaping over seats as he raced to the back of the stand.3 Eric Dier stormed into the crowd to protect his brotherCredit: Rex Features3 The Spurs ace confronted supporters over an incident involving his younger siblingCredit: TwitterSeconds earlier, Spurs had been knocked out of the FA Cup after losing to Norwich on penalties in their fifth-round clash.Gedson Fernandes missed his spot-kick, with initial reports claiming Dier – who scored his effort – had been defending his team-mate over claims he’d been racially abused.But we can reveal the real reason behind the 40-cap England star seeing red – because he was heroically defending his younger brother, Patrick.A source revealed one fan had been shouting abuse in the direction of Dier, despite him being one of very few Spurs stars to have a decent game in North London.The player’s brother, who was seated nearby, tried to calm the man down.It is believed the pair got into a heated exchange and Dier jumped into the stands to protect his sibling.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesIt is not clear what sparked the row and if the supporter involved is a Spurs fan.Tottenham are not expected to take any action against Dier, who could be heard shouting, “he’s my brother, he’s my brother” during the clash in one fan video.The FA are now investigating the incident.They will speak to Spurs stewards and fans nearby for their observations.Dier is likely to face a misconduct charge for leaving the pitch area.He is likely to be charged and will face a small ban and potentially a fine.But the FA could be lenient towards him due to the circumstances surrounding his family and thanks to their strong anti-abuse stance.3 Dier leapt over seats and raced up the stands to protect his brotherCredit: TwitterAfter the game, Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho revealed as a professional Dier should not have done what he did.But the Special One went on to say he is only human and he was acting in a way most would protecting his loved ones.Mourinho claimed: “I think Eric did what we professionals cannot do but probably every one of us would do.”I repeat we professionals cannot do it, but I repeat I am with the player and I understand the player.”The fans were with the team until the last penalty kick that we missed.”This person insulted Eric, the family was there, the younger brother was not happy with the situation.”Mourinho continued by saying he’s long been concerned about the fans seated behind the bench.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearHe added: “The people that are in these privileged positions by the tunnel, of course some are Tottenham fans.”But I think a lot of corporate, a lot of invitation, a lot of people with special status [are in there].”Probably it is the place of the stadium where I sometimes have doubts over if they are the real Tottenham fans.”The [real fans] are the ones who support the boys until the last.”Jose Mourinho reacts to Eric Dier incident saying he was helping his younger brother during altercation
Fantasy gunJohnathan Thurston (HLF, $458,000): Thurston is coming off a reasonably quiet season in Fantasy terms. He scored a solid 48 points a game – 10th among regular halves – but the season prior he had been sensational, laying on tries at will and finishing as the highest-scoring half in Fantasy. He may be the game’s best player but he’s not the strongest defender, meaning he relies on attacking stats to score well in Fantasy – and with fellow playmakers Michael Morgan, Jake Granville and Lachlan Coote sharing more of the creative duties last year Thurston isn’t the reliable Fantasy powerhouse he once was. Still, he’s not a bad option by any stretch and will start the new season cheaper than the likes of Mitchell Pearce, Daly Cherry-Evans and Shaun Johnson.WildcardsEthan Lowe (2RF, $468,000): An 80-minute forward who gets through a lot of tackles, can score the occasional try and even kicks goals when needed, Lowe appears to be the perfect Fantasy player in the old Corey Parker mould. But consistency is the issue for him in Fantasy. He was the only forward to make two scores of 70 or more last season and two scores below 25. Remarkably, those scores came in two runs of three games, back to back (from Round 16 he struggled with scores of 24, 39 and 23, then exploded with scores of 70, 67 and 70). On his day he can be a Fantasy world beater, but is he worth taking the risk on?Jason Taumalolo (2RF, $468,000): Unlike Lowe, Taumalolo doesn’t have many quiet games. But he doesn’t get through Lowe’s big tackle counts either. The Cowboys lock shared the Dally M Medal last year thanks to his rampaging running game, which earned him enough run metres and tackle breaks to score close to 50 points a game. He was consistent, with a season-low score of 37, but with just the one score above 70 he wasn’t quite effective enough to be a true Fantasy gun in 2016. He can improve, but how many players improve on a Dally M-winning season?Cash cowsJohn Asiata/Pat Kaufusi/Ben Spina/Sam Hoare: The departure of James Tamou to Penrith leaves a big hole in the front row for North Queensland, particularly after Ben Hannant’s retirement. That means a new face will wear the No.10 for the Cowboys in Round 1 and that player is likely to be good value in NRL Fantasy. None of Asiata, Kaufusi, Spina and Hoare scored more than 20 points a game last season (Hoare didn’t actually play a game) so if one of those four come into the starting side and score even 30 points a game they should rise in value.2017 NRL Fantasy prices Ethan Lowe (2RF, $468,000)Jason Taumalolo (2RF, $468,000)Johnathan Thurston (HLF, $458,000)Gavin Cooper (2RF, $418,000)Michael Morgan (HLF, $385,000)Matthew Scott (FRF, $345,000)Javid Bowen (CTR, WFB, $337,000)Jake Granville (HOK, $333,000)Scott Bolton (2RF, $323,000)Justin O’Neill (CTR, $289,000)Lachlan Coote (WFB, $280,000)Antonio Winterstein (WFB, $272,000)Kane Linnett (CTR, $269,000)Coen Hess (2RF, $267,000)Ray Thompson (HLF, HOK, $265,000)Kyle Feldt (WFB, $250,000)Josh Chudleigh (HOK, $236,000)John Asiata (2RF, $186,000)Patrick Kaufusi (FRF, $167,000)Ben Hampton (HLF, $156,000)Sam Hoare (FRF, $151,000)Kalyn Ponga (WFB, $148,000)Ben Spina (FRF, $143,000)Carlin Anderson (WFB, $138,000)Gideon Gela-Mosby (WFB, $138,000)
Photo: PhotoSport Richard Hardwick in action for the Western Force in a match against the Sharks earlier this year. “The Australian Rugby Union (ARU) has today resolved to discontinue the Western Force Super Rugby licence,” read a statement released on Friday.”The decision comes after several weeks of consultation with rugby bodies and stakeholders, including government and commercial partners.”The Force agreed to enter arbitration last week with the ARU, who said in April that they would cut either the Force or the Melbourne Rebels from Super Rugby next season as the competition contracts from 18 to 15 teams.The Kings and Cheetahs teams in South Africa have already been cut from the competitonBut RugbyWA is almost certain to take the case to the Supreme Court if they win a right of appeal.Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest has pledged to do everything within his powers to save the Force, and the issue is now set to be battled in the courts.The ARU said the decision to “discontinue the Force’s licence” was based primarily on financial outcomes.”As we have reinforced throughout this process, there are commercial realities which are linked to declining on-field performance across our Super Rugby teams which has put Australian rugby in a position where it can no longer sustain five teams,” ARU chairman Cameron Clyne said.”Furthermore, the significant unbudgeted support funding that has been provided to Super Rugby teams over the past five years has greatly affected our capacity to invest in community Rugby.”This is a sad day for rugby, especially for Western Force fans.”We accept that there will be anger and resentment over this decision and we sympathise with those fans. We sincerely hope that they are not lost to the game forever.”The decision to exit the Western Force from Super Rugby is not a decision to abandon the game in Western Australia.”Western Australia will retain an important place in Australian rugby and the ARU will continue to support youth development programs and the community game in the West.”There will be a clear pathway for young Western Australian rugby players to reach the highest level and represent the Wallabies.”
MANLY SEA EAGLES NRL Roy Bull Medal Best & Fairest – Daly Cherry-Evans NRL Player’s Player – Jake Trbojevic Ken Arthurson Rookie of the Year – Brian Kelly Doug Daley Clubman of the Year – Jake Trbojevic NRL Leading Tryscorer – Akuila Uate (14) NRL Leading Pointscorer – Dylan Walker (104) Steve Menzies Medallion (Volunteer of the Year) – Eli Naylor & Michael Dinoris Gordon Willoughby Medal (Members POTY) – Jake Trbojevic Intrust Super Premiership Bob Batty Best & Fairest – Cameron Cullen Intrust Super Premiership Player’s Player – Brendan Attwood & Cameron Cullen Holden Cup Russ Bull Best & Fairest – Manase Fainu Holden Cup Player’s Player – Jesse MartinMELBOURNE STORM Kennedy Player of the Year – Cameron Smith Quit B Fit Best Back – Will Chambers Quit B Fit Best Forward – Jesse Bromwich Michael Moore Trophy – Cooper Cronk Life member inductee – Frank Ponnisi Suzuki Members Player of the Year – Cameron Smith Quit B Fit Most Improved – Felise Kaufusi Kaikura Land Sales Rookie of The Year – Curtis Scott Best Try – Kenny Bromwich, Qualifying Final v Eels Cooper Cronk Medal (Feeder Club POTY) – Brodie Croft Under 20’s Best Forward – Louis Geraghty Under 20’s Best Back – Jesse Arthurs Under 20’s Darren Bell Medal – Harry Grant Greg Brentnall Trophy (Young Achievers Award) – Jordin Leiu Chairman’s Award – Daniel GieseNEWCASTLE KNIGHTS Danny Buderus Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Mitchell Barnett NRL Player’s Player – Daniel Saifiti NRL Coach’s Award – Jamie Buhrer NRL Club Person of the Year – Rory Kostjasyn Community Player of the Year – Trent Hodkinson NRL Gladiator of the Year – Mitchell Barnett NRL Rookie of the Year – Brock Lamb NYC U20’s Player of the Year – Zac Hosking NYC Players’ Player – Matt Cooper NYC Coach’s Award – Heath Gibbs ISP NSW Player of the Year – Nick Meaney ISP NSW Players’ Player – Tom Hughes ISP NSW Coach’s Award – Braden RobsonNORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS Paul Bowman Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Jason Taumalolo NRL Players Player – Jason Taumalolo & Michael Morgan Cowboys Life Member – Scott Bolton Coaches Award – Michael Morgan Townsville Bulletin Fans’ Choice Player of the Year – Michael Morgan Rookie of the Year – Corey Jensen Club Person of the Year – Scott Bolton & Ray Thompson NYC Player of the Year – Kurt WiltshirePARRAMATTA EELS Ken Thornett Medal for NRL Player of the Year – Nathan Brown Jack Gibson NRL Coaches’ Award – Clint Gutherson Ray Price NRL Community Award – Darren Deitz, Try Time Rugby League Blue and Gold Army Members’ Player of the Year – Nathan Brown Brett Kenny NYC Coaches’ Award – Greg Leleisiuao Steven Ella NYC Player of the Year Award – Reed Mahoney Geoff Gerard NSW Cup Coaches’ Award – George Jennings Bob O’Reilly NSW Cup Player of the Year Award – Marata Niukore Michael Cronin Club Person of the Year – Rev George DanseyPENRITH PANTHERS Merv Cartwright Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Reagan Campbell-Gillard John Farragher Award for Courage & Determination – Isaah Yeo Ben Alexander Rookie of the Year – Corey Harawira-Naera & Dylan Edwards Members Player of the Year – Nathan Cleary Club Person of the Year – Trent Merrin ISP Player of the Year – Mitch Rein NYC Player of the Year – Wayde Egan OAK Plus Try of the Year – Dallin Watene-Zelezniak Senior Education Award – Josh Mansour Junior Education Award – Mitch KennySOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS George Piggins Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Sam Burgess Jack Rayner Player’s Player – Angus Crichton John Sattler Rookie of the Year – Cameron Murray Roy Asotasi Members’ Choice – Angus Crichton The Burrow Appreciation Award – Angus Crichton NYC Best and Fairest Award – Gabe Hamlin NYC Player’s Player – Campbell GrahamST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS Dragons Player of the Year Medal – Gareth Widdop Red V Members Player of the Year – Paul Vaughan Geoff Selby Memorial Trophy – Paul Vaughan Dragons Immortals Trophy (NRL Coaches Award) – Cameron McInnes Dragons Community Involvement Award – Joel Thompson Mark Coyne Trophy (Career Development) – Joel Thompson Paul McGregor Trophy (NYC Player of the Year) – Jackson Ford Illawarra Player of they Year – Luciano Leilua Illawarra Coaches Award – Jack PayneSYDNEY ROOSTERS Jack Gibson Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Boyd Cordner Arthur Beetson Medal – Victor Radley James Mathews Clubman of the Year – Jared Waerea-Hargreaves Steggles Try of the Year – Latrell Mitchell (QF v Broncos) Members Player of the Year – Mitchell Pearce Our Community Award – Latrell Mitchell Harry Phipps Rising Star Award – Victor Radley Chris Sykes Junior Rep Player of the Year – Jake Hazard NYC Players Player – Reuben PorterWARRIORS Vodafone NRL Player of the Year – Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Sir Peter Leitch Member of the Year – TeKanawa Harris SKYCITY Legacy Award – Vodafone Vodafone People’s Choice Award – Simon Mannering TNT NYC Rookie of the Year – Tyler Slade Vodafone ISP Team Man of the Year – Sam Cook Vodafone NRL Rookie of the Year – Bunty Afoa Club Person of the Year – Georgia Hale Canterbury of NZ Clubman – Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad Canterbury of NZ NYC Clubman of the Year – Kenese Kenese Vodafone NYC Player of the Year – Chanel Harris-Tavita Vodafone ISP Player of the Year – Mason LinoWESTS TIGERS Kelly-Barnes Award NRL Player of the Year – Elijah Taylor NRL Players’ Player – James Tedesco NRL Rookie of the Year – Jacob Liddle Life Members inducted – Liam Fulton, Ben Galea & Harry Triguboff Community Achievement Award – Jamal Idris Intrust Super Premiership Players’ Player – Nathan Milone Intrust Super Premiership Player of the Year – Jeremy Marshall King Holden Cup Players’ Player – Daniel Peck Holden Cup Player of the Year – Daniel Peck QUEENSLAND RUGBY LEAGUE Queensland Rugby League Major Competitions Courier Mail Best & Fairest Medal: Ase Boas – PNG Hunters U20s Statewide Player of the Year: Reece Braun – Redcliffe Dolphins Mal Meninga Cup Player of the Year: Cory Paix – Western Mustangs FOGS Colts Player of the Year: Stephen Buckley – Sunshine Coast Falcons Carbine Club Rookie of the Year: Brandon Smith – Sunshine Coast Falcons Leading Point Scorer: Carlin Anderson – Townsville Blackhawks Leading Try Scorer: Jonathon Reuben – Townsville Blackhawks Club Championship: Redcliffe Dolphins John ‘Cracker’ McDonald Minor Premiership Shield: PNG Hunters XXXX People’s Choice: Ase Boas – PNG Hunters Representative Player of the Year: Nick Slyney – Redcliffe Dolphins Women’s Representative Player of the Year: Brittany Breayley Intrust Super Cup Team of the Year: Fullback: Jamayne Isaako (Souths Logan Magpies) Winger: Jonathon Reuben (Townsville Blackhawks) Centre: Justin Olam (Sunshine Coast Falcons) Five-Eighth: Billy Walters (Easts Tigers) Halfback: Brodie Croft (Easts Tigers) Prop: Matt Lodge (Redcliffe Dolphins) Hooker: Pat Politoni (Burleigh Bears) Second Row: Blake Leary (Townsville Blackhawks) Lock: Sam Anderson (Redcliffe Dolphins) Coach: Michael Marum (PNG Hunters)NEW SOUTH WALES RUGBY LEAGUE Brad Fittler Medal (NSW Origin Player of the Year) – David Klemmer True Blue Award – Jake Trbojevic People’s Choice Award – Jake Trbojevic Women’s State Player of the Year – Simaima Taufa (Mounties) Under 20’s State Player of the Year – Curtis Scott (Storm) Intrust Super Premiership NSW Player of the Year – Cameron Cullen (BWSE) Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership Player of the Year – Caitlin Moran (North Newcastle) Ron Massey Cup Player of the Year – Heath L’Estrange (Hills District) Sydney Shield Player of the Year – Christian Bate (Belrose Eagles) Kari Indigenous Achievement Award – Ulysses Roberts (Macksville) Ray Stellar Memorial Award – Eric Galloway (Belrose) Grade Referee of the Year – Darian Furner Junior Representative Referee of the Year – Daniel Luttringer Under 18’s State Player of the Year – Zac Lomax (Dragons) Under 16’s State Player of the Year – Josh Schuster (Sea Eagles) BRISBANE BRONCOS Paul ‘Porky’ Morgan Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Andrew McCullough Players’ Player – Andrew McCullough & Josh McGuire Play of the Year – Matt Gillett & James Roberts (Round 7 chargedown & try) Best Forward – Matt Gillett Best Back – Darius Boyd Most Consistent – Alex Glenn XXXX Fan Player of the Year – Matt Gillett NYC Player of the Year – Patrick Carrigan NYC Players Player – Patrick Carrigan NYC Best Forward – Payne Haas NYC Best Back – Kotoni Staggs Clubman of the Year – Adam WalshCANBERRA RAIDERS Mal Meninga Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Junior Paulo Fred Daly Memorial Clubman of the Year – Jeff Lima NRL Coaches Award – Elliott Whitehead NRL Rookie of the Year – Nick Cotric Life Membership – Tony Wood (Victor the Viking) Geoff Caldwell Career and Education Award – Harry van Dartel NYC Player of the Year – Mikaele Ravalawa Gordon McLucas Junior Reps Player of the Year – Emre Guler NYC Coaches Award – Jarred TuiteCANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS Dr George Peponis Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Josh Jackson Steve Moritmer Award (Rookie of the Year) – Marcelo Montoya Les Johns Award (Clubman of the Year) – Tony Grimaldi Coaches Award – Aiden Tolman Peter Warren Medal (Community Service) – Moses Mbye Terry Lamb Award (ISP NSW Player of the Year) – Rhyse Martin Hazem El Masri Award (NYC U20’s Player of the Year) – James ClarkCRONULLA-SUTHERLAND SHARKS Monty Porter Medallist and Pontifex Player of the Year – Paul Gallen Tommy Bishop Player’s Player – Paul Gallen Steve Rogers Rookie of the Year – Jayden Brailey Sharks Have Heart Community Award – Sam Tagataese Member’s Player of the Year – Wade Graham NRL Try of the Year – Valentine Holmes Gavin Miller NYC Player of the Year – Billy Magoulias Greg Pierce NYC Player’s Player – Sione Katoa Wellbeing and Education Excellence Awards – Jayson Bukuya(NRL), Aperramo Lualua (NYC) Andrew Ettingshausen Club Person of the Year – Jess CicciaGOLD COAST TITANS Paul Broughton Medal (NRL Player of the Year) – Anthony Don NRL Coaches Award – Nathan Peats ‘The Preston’ Community Award – Konrad Hurrell NRL Try of the Year – Joe Greenwood NRL Rookie of the Year – Morgan Boyle Member’s Most Valuable Player – Konrad Hurrell NYC Player of the Year – Alexander Brimson & Moeaki Fotuaika NYC ‘True Titan’ – Rory Lillis
PNG Pukpuk Sevens trio Billy Torea, Dondon Kais and Hubert Tseraha have been selected to play for the Uni-Norths club in Canberra for the whole season.The three who are currently part of the ACT Brumbies camp, played their first game on Saturday in the main ACT premier division.Meantime, it’s been a month since the six Pukpuk boys including Torea, Kais and Tseraha have been training with the ACT Brumbies and they have picked up really well.However speedy winger Henry Liliket will be undergoing an ankle surgery this week.Youngsters Butler Morris and Wesley Vali are well underway with rehabilitation under the guidance of Brumbies high performance and strength and conditioning coaches.The rest of the squad departed for Canberra on Sunday and now join the six in camp.Players Manu Guise, Stanis Susuve, Seki Sisah, Hensley Peter, Henry Khalua and Nathan Buruman finally travelled after their visas were sorted out together with PNG Men’s 7s head coach Fereti Verebula.The other six that have recently joined the team in camp will also be put in teams to play this weekend for match fitness.The Pukpuks have another month of training under the Brumbies before returning on July 1 to travel to Glasgow, Scotland for the Commonwealth Games.
The statement, which carries her signature and was signed under penalty of perjury, was submitted in federal court on Monday.It echoes past public statements that Clinton has made in the last few months regarding her private email account.In the statement, she also declares that 55,000 pages of emails were turned over to the State Department last December.The declaration was made as part of a lawsuit filed by the conservative group Judicial Watch, which had sued for records related to Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.