Month: October 2018

  • Injuries deplete the front row

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 22: Jacob Miller of the Tigers kicks during the round three NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at Leichhardt Oval on March 22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)WESTS Tigers fans are used to pain inflicted from injuries to their stars.
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    But instead of the halves combination being disrupted as in past years, this season it seems it’s wingers and front rowers who are lining up at Andrew Leeds’ door to rehabilitate their injuries.

    Keith Galloway is out for three months and Matt Groat is still a few weeks away from full fitness which is hurting the front row stocks.

    Youngster Jack Buchanan has been surprisingly outstanding and Aaron Woods has been, well, Aaron Woods — reliable, hard working and effective.

    But with the lack of front row stocks, they will form the youngest front row combination in the competition, with equally young replacement players on the bench.

    Now the excitement machine Marika Koroibete who I focused on in my column last week could be out for a few weeks with a foot injury after hobbling off against the Eels, weakening the wing supply.

    Matt Utai has been injured but could be back this week or Menangle’s James Tedesco could get the shot many fans have been waiting for — albeit on the wing and not in his custom fullback spot.

    Fortunately, the halves have been unscathed so far and Jacob Miller has shown why so many people have been waiting for him to mature from a young talent into a first grader.

    Mature he looks.

    He has a great kicking game, football brain and when he takes the line on he looks a bit like a young Allan Langer, stepping and ducking and sprinting past defenders.

    And Benji Marshall is showing glimpses of why he is regarded up there with the best in the game.

    The Tigers sit in eighth spot with two wins from three starts — a great effort considering the adversity of adapting to a new coach, a death in the club and the injuries that have occurred.

    The next few weeks will be a massive test, starting with Manly on Thursday.

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  • Eagles enjoy decisive derby win in Group 6

    CAMPBELLTOWN Eagles started the 2013 season where they left off last year — with another victory to maintain their undefeated status.
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    The Eagles defeated Campbelltown City Kangaroos 30-10 at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Saturday in the Group 6 first grade rugby league season opener.

    It took only four minutes for the Eagles to score their first try of the season.

    Great defensive play from both teams followed, ensuring it would be a close game.

    Leading 12-6 at the break, the Eagles started to gather momentum and capitalised when Kangaroos’ captain-coach Drew Dalton was sent to the sin-bin for dissent and piled on more points to secure victory.

    Eagles coach Richard Barnes said he was not surprised by the tough game in the opening round.

    “We bombed a few tries near the line with some high-risk plays that just didn’t come off,” Barnes said.

    “That was a bit frustrating but I’m happy with the result and their overall effort. It blew out some of the cobwebs and we will improve on this effort.”

    Barnes named Fred Tevega and Jarryd Eggleton as the best players for the Eagles.

    Eagles tries went to Ben Baker, Fillipo Sauvao, Craig Moustakas, Tenisio Ahovelo, Fred Tevega and Sean Connor. Chris Williamson and Anthony Dalton scored for the Kangaroos.

    ■In other games:

    First grade: Oakdale 60 defeated The Oaks 12, Mittagong 34 d Moss Vale 16, Picton 16 d Thirlmere/Tahmoor 12, Narellan 30 d Camden 24.

    Reserve grade: Campbelltown Eagles 54 d Campbelltown Kangaroos 20, Mittagong 56 d Moss Vale 10, Camden 20 d Narellan 16, Oakdale 50 d The Oaks 12, Picton 20 d Thirlmere/Tahmoor 6.

    U18: Campbelltown Eagles 28 d Campbelltown Kangaroos 26, Narellan Jets 46 d The Oaks Tigers 6, Picton 28 d Thirlmere/Tahmoor 16, Mittagong 34 d Moss Vale 16.

    First grade teams will have a break over Easter and will resume on April 7.

    Fixtures: Oakdale host Picton at Sid Sharpe Memorial Oval, Narellan against Mittagong at Narellan Sportsground, Campbelltown City Kangaroos host Moss Vale at Fullwood Reserve, Camden at against The Oaks at Kirkham Park and Thirlmere/Tahmoor host Campbelltown Eagles at Thirlmere Sportsground.

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  • Tiger Talk: Injuries depleting the front row

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 22: Matthew Ryan of the Eels and Marika Koroibete of the Tigers engage in a altercation during the round three NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at Leichhardt Oval on March 22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 22: Jacob Miller of the Tigers kicks during the round three NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at Leichhardt Oval on March 22, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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    WESTS Tigers fans are used to pain inflicted from injuries to their stars.

    But instead of the halves combination being disrupted as in past years, this season it seems it’s wingers and front rowers who are lining up at Andrew Leeds’ door to rehabilitate their injuries.

    Keith Galloway is out for three months and Matt Groat is still a few weeks away from full fitness which is hurting the front row stocks.

    Youngster Jack Buchanan has been surprisingly outstanding and Aaron Woods has been, well, Aaron Woods — reliable, hard working and effective.

    But with the lack of front row stocks, they will form the youngest front row combination in the competition, with equally young replacement players on the bench.

    Now the excitement machine Marika Koroibete who I focused on in my column last week could be out for a few weeks with a foot injury after hobbling off against the Eels, weakening the wing supply.

    Matt Utai has been injured but could be back this week or Menangle’s James Tedesco could get the shot many fans have been waiting for — albeit on the wing and not in his custom fullback spot.

    Fortunately, the halves have been unscathed so far and Jacob Miller has shown why so many people have been waiting for him to mature from a young talent into a first grader.

    Mature he looks.

    He has a great kicking game, football brain and when he takes the line on he looks a bit like a young Allan Langer, stepping and ducking and sprinting past defenders.

    And Benji Marshall is showing glimpses of why he is regarded up there with the best in the game.

    The Tigers sit in eighth spot with two wins from three starts — a great effort considering the adversity of adapting to a new coach, a death in the club and the injuries that have occurred.

    The next few weeks will be a massive test, starting with Manly on Thursday.

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  • Campbelltown Tigers crowd a let-down

    Talking points: Our front page last week.THE two main reasons given to the Advertiser from Campbelltonians on why only 9715 people were at the Wests Tigers v Penrith Panthers match on a sunny Sunday afternoon were: ticket prices were too expensive and they had a lack of connection with the club.
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    The Wests Tigers say they will take all comments on board and work on ways to get the masses to better support the local club.

    “Wests Tigers fans didn’t respond to that game like we’d hoped and it’s good for us to understand the obstacles people faced in getting to the game,” chief executive Stephen Humphreys told the Advertiser yesterday.

    “We take the feedback very seriously and thank the people who took their time to do it.

    “For us it’s about recognising it was a poor crowd and learn some lessons about why.”

    Humphreys wanted to emphasise any poor crowd was a whole club problem, not a blight on south-west Sydney supporters or inner-west supporters.

    “There were a lot of Macarthur fans at Leichhardt on Friday night — I spoke to a lot of them,” Humphreys said.

    “It’s a Wests Tigers issue, it’s not about a region of fans or who you previously supported [before the merger].

    “It’s not about pointing the finger at one district or another.”

    As for ticket prices, he said families might not have known about the family fun day packages available, with family tickets costing only $50 for the game.

    “We take that on board and will look at addressing getting our information out to more people,” he said. “We did have radio, print and digital media advertising for that game.”

    The Advertiser Facebook page and website got more than 100 comments from locals giving their views.

    Humphreys said the re-signing of Robbie Farah sets up the club for a strong future on and off the field.

    “He carries the responsibilities associated with captaining the club really well and his re-signing was a tonic for the club,” he said.

    “He was superb for us on Friday and his contract is thoroughly deserved.”

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  • Police beat: Shooting leads to arrest

    A MAN wanted over a shooting in Airds last November has been charged with firearms offences and refused bail.
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    The arrested man, 36, allegedly fired several shots during an incident in Rawdon Place which saw two other men receive medical treatment for shotgun pellet wounds.

    He was arrested on Sunday and charged with discharging a firearm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and using a firearm in a manner likely to injure persons or property.

    Car on footpath

    A motorist is facing several charges following a car chase through Campbelltown streets on Friday.

    The chase ended at the intersection of Bradbury Avenue and the Moore Oxley Bypass when the motorist and his passenger got stuck in traffic and fled the Volkswagen Golf on foot.

    The alleged driver was arrested a short time later in a nearby house. He was charged with Skye’s law (police pursuit), possessing a prohibited drug, trespass, and revocation of parole.

    His passenger is still at large.

    Seen on CCTV

    Macquarie Fields police want to speak to a woman allegedly seen on CCTV footage using a stolen card at an ATM in Glenquarie Shopping Centre about 12.15pm on Friday, February 1. The woman, who was wearing a floral top, got cash out of the centre’s ATM at 12.15pm on February 1.

    CCTV images are on the Macquarie Fields local area command Facebook page.

    If you have information contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Macquarie Fields police on 9605 0499.

    Drugs found

    A man, 49, and a woman, 43, have been charged with drug possession after police searched their house in Martha Way, Ambarvale, last Tuesday.

    Both will appear in Campbelltown Local Court on April 17.

    Shoplifters targeted

    Eight people were dealt with by Campbelltown police on Thursday as part of a shoplifting operation at Campbelltown Mall.

    One person was issued with a court attendance notice, three issued with criminal infringement notices and four were given youth cautions under the Young Offenders Act.

    Vehicle searched

    An Airds man, 33, will face a goods in custody charge following a police search of his vehicle last week.

    The man was arrested while at a service station on Appin Road, Campbelltown.

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