Southland Conference Basketball Tournament Seeds Finalized

first_imgMEN’S SEEDS Second Round – Friday, March 15, 201911:00 AM – Game 3 – No. 4 Abilene Christian vs. Winner Game 1 (ESPN+)1:30 PM – Game 4 – No. 3 Nicholls vs. Winner Game 2 (ESPN+) First Round – Thursday, March 14, 201911:00 AM – Game 1 – No. 5 Sam Houston State vs. No. 8 Central Arkansas (ESPN+)1:30 PM – Game 2 – No. 6 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. No. 7 New Orleans (ESPN+) Championship – Sunday, March 17, 20191:00 PM – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (CBSSN) The tournament champion will receive the league’s automatic bid for the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball tournaments. FRISCO, Texas – Following the last regular season games and resulting tie-breakers the seeds and bracket for the 2019 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament have been finalized.center_img No. 1 – Sam Houston State (21-10, 16-2 SLC)No. 2 – Abilene Christian (25-6, 14-4 SLC)No. 3 – Southeastern Louisiana (16-15, 12-6 SLC)No. 4 – New Orleans (17-12, 12-6 SLC)No. 5 – Lamar (19-12, 12-6 SLC)No. 6 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (14-17, 9-9 SLC)No. 7 – Central Arkansas (13-18, 8-10 SLC)No. 8 – Houston Baptist (12-17, 8-10 SLC) WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Semifinals – Saturday, March 16, 20191:00 PM – Game 5 – No. 1 Lamar vs. Winner Game 3 (ESPN+)3:30 PM – Game 6 – No. 2 Stephen F. Austin vs. Winner Game 4 (ESPN+) MEN’S TOURNAMENT SCHEDULEFirst Round – Wednesday, March 13, 20195:00 PM – Game 1 – No. 5 Lamar vs. No. 8 Houston Baptist (ESPN+)7:30 PM – Game 2 – No. 6 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. No. 7 Central Arkansas (ESPN+)Second Round – Thursday, March 14, 20195:00 PM – Game 3 – No. 4 New Orleans vs. Winner Game 1 (ESPN+)7:30 PM – Game 4 – No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana vs. Winner Game 2 (ESPN+)Semifinals – Friday, March 15, 20195:00 PM – Game 5 – No. 1 Sam Houston State vs. Winner Game 3 (ESPN+)7:30 PM – Game 6 – No. 2 Abilene Christian vs. Winner Game 4 (ESPN+)Championship – Saturday, March 16, 20198:30 PM – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (ESPN2)WOMEN’S SEEDSNo. 1 – Lamar (24-5, 17-1 SLC)No. 2 – Stephen F. Austin (25-5, 16-2 SLC)No. 3 – Nicholls (20-10, 14-4 SLC)No. 4 – Abilene Christian (20-9, 13-5 SLC)No. 5 – Sam Houston State (16-12, 11-6 SLC)No. 6 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (14-15, 8-10 SLC)No. 7 – New Orleans (12-15, 8-10 SLC)No. 8 – Central Arkansas (11-17, 6-12 SLC)last_img read more

Southland Conference Partners with VICIS

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and VICIS announced a partnership today to provide access to the VICIS ZERO1 football helmet conference-wide and educate football players on the latest safety advancements in sports equipment.The VICIS ZERO1 recently ranked first for the third consecutive year in the National Football League (NFL) and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA)’s Helmet Performance Testing, which assesses the performance of all helmets used in the NFL to determine their ability to best reduce the severity of head impacts at the professional level. The ZERO1 outperformed 33 other helmets tested. The ZERO1 is also top-rated in VIRGINIA TECH® Helmet RatingsTM for collegiate and high school play.“The Southland Conference is pleased to partner with VICIS in the important area of student-athlete health and safety,” Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “VICIS is a proven leader in the industry and we are excited to be able to offer their top-rated helmets and education to our members.  The Southland has made setting a standard of excellence in health and safety a strategic priority, and this agreement works toward that goal.” Through the partnership, Southland Conference football coaches, trainers and equipment managers will have access to on-field safety-related educational seminars provided by VICIS personnel, as well as receive significant discounts towards the purchase of helmets and accessories, all with the focus of improving student-athlete safety in the sport of football.”Our team salutes Commissioner Burnett and the Southland Conference for its commitment to better protect and educate its players,” said Dave Marver, VICIS CEO and co-founder. “This new partnership is a strong expression of our shared values to ensure student-athletes have access to the highest performing protective technology.”The most technologically advanced helmet available, the ZERO1 features a deformable outer shell and a unique columnar layer designed to slow impact forces while enhancing players performance. Players from more than 1,200 high school programs and 150 professional and college teams have embraced the ZERO1. ABOUT VICISVICIS is driven by its mission to help athletes at all levels and elevate head protection in sport. Applying insights from medical research and advancements in engineering + design, VICIS creates technologies that reduce impact forces and improve performance. Since its launch in 2017, the ZERO1 football helmet has ranked first in NFL/NFLPA Helmet Performance testing three consecutive years and was named one of TIME Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions. VICIS’ ZERO1 YOUTH helmet is the first football helmet truly optimized for kids and is the best testing football helmet in the history of VIRGINIA TECH® YOUTH HELMET RATINGS™. Named one of Fast Company’s 2018 Most Innovative Companies, VICIS is funded and advised by current and former professional athletes Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, Jerry Rice, and Roger Staubach, as well as experts in neurosurgery, sports and pediatric medicine. For more information, visit www.vicis.com.  ABOUT THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE Closing in on six decades of service, the Southland Conference continues to be a model of innovation, stability and consistent achievement as it celebrates the academic and athletic accomplishments of its member institutions and more than 4,200 student-athletes.   The Southland operates within a structure of shared core values by its membership: Excellence, Student-Athlete Focused, Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion, Sportsmanship, and Fiscal Responsibility.  Founded in 1963, the Southland Conference has transformed itself into a dynamic and respected consortium of 13 comprehensive universities in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, including Abilene Christian University, University of Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist University, University of the Incarnate Word, Lamar University, McNeese State University, University of New Orleans, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, Sam Houston State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Stephen F. Austin State University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  The Southland sponsors 19 championship sports at the NCAA Division I level. It is also the host conference for the annual NCAA FCS National Championship game in Frisco, Texas.last_img read more

UCA’s Kayouloud Named Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: T.J. Atwood, Lamar; Gavin Kensmil, Stephen F. Austin. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas forward Eddy Kayouloud is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.  He averaged a double-double for the week with 22 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as the Bears started Southland Conference play 2-0 for the first time since joining the league in 2006-07. UCA outlasted UIW 88-82 in overtime on Wednesday and overcame a 14-point second-half deficit in a 71-67 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday. Week Eight Southland Conference Release (PDF) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Eddy Kayouloud, Central Arkansas – So. – Forward – Paris, FranceOn the court for all but one minute of the overtime victory over UIW, Kayouloud recorded his first double-double of the season and the second of his career with 26 points on 8-of-15 shooting to go with a season-high 13 rebounds. In the extra period, he tallied a pair of his career-high six assists and sank 3-of-4 from the free-throw line to finish 9-of-10.center_img The Bears (3-9, 2-0 SLC) conclude non-conference play on the road against Marquette at 1 p.m. Saturday. The game will be nationally televised on Fox Sports 1. Kayouloud followed it up by pouring in 18 points and grabbing eight boards in a come-from-behind win against A&M-Corpus Christi. In the second half, he dished out three assists and scored nine points, including a game-tying free throw with 3:33 left that sparked a 10-4 run down the stretch.last_img read more

MARCKIE’S WATER RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER PEREIRA

first_imgMARCKIE’S WATER RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER PEREIRA; TRAINED BY BALTAS CALIFORNIA-BRED BY TRIBAL RULE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 2:00.95 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2019)–Last with three sixteenths of a mile to run, California-bred Marckie’s Water steamed home while wide-out to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length under Tiago Pereira. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old full horse by Tribal Rule got a mile and one quarter on turf in 2:00.95.With the Baltas-trained Morse Code heading to the early lead, Tizzarunner, Ashleyluvssugar and Prime Attraction were all in close attendance around the far turn, but Marckie’s Water got the last laugh with an impressive stretch burst.Most recently a half length classified allowance winner going 1 1/8 miles on turf here April 28, Marckie’s Water, who is out of the Stravinsky mare Russian River, was off as the second choice in a field of seven 3-year-olds and up at 2-1 and paid $6.80, $3.80 and $2.60.Although he was third two starts back in the Grade II, 1 ½ miles turf San Luis Rey Stakes on March 29, the Whittingham is Marckie’s Water’s first graded stakes win and improves his overall resume to 18-6-0-2. With the winner’s share of $120,000, he now has earnings of $466,683.United, who stumbled shortly after the start while between horses at the dirt crossing, ran a huge race in defeat under Flavien Prat, rallying from mid-pack to finish second, a half length in front of Ashleyluvssugar. Off at 7-2, United paid $4.60 and $3.00.Ridden by Brice Blanc, 8-year-old gelding Ashleyluvssugar was attentive to the pace throughout and ran a big race to be third by a head over 8-5 favorite Prime Attraction. Dispatched at 8-1, Ashleyluvssugar paid $3.40 to show.Fraction on the race were 24.67, 48.83, 1:13.36 and 1:37.19.last_img read more

JON WHITE BACK FOR HIS 11TH SEASON AS SANTA ANITA’S HIGHLY RESPECTED MORNING LINE MAKER; SANTA ANITA’S 2019 AUTUMN MEET IS SET TO OPEN THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

first_imgJON WHITE BACK FOR HIS 11TH SEASON AS SANTA ANITA’S HIGHLY RESPECTED MORNING LINE MAKER; SANTA ANITA’S 2019 AUTUMN MEET IS SET TO OPEN THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2019)–An unmistakable treasure on the American Racing landscape, the indefatigable Jon White is back for his 11th year as Santa Anita’s highly respected Morning Line Maker as the track readies for its 23-day Autumn Meet opener this Friday, Sept. 27.A proud native of Spokane, WA, White’s affinity for horse racing traces back to trips with his late father to tracks such as Playfair in Spokane and Yakima Meadows, where his dad worked in their pari-mutuel departments.Upon graduating from Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane (“ESPN’s Neil Everett went there too”), White soon set about a career in racing that has seen him cast in a myriad of roles in a number of different states. (White is also quick to point out that he attended Eastern Washington University, where he noted, the LA Rams’ Cooper Kupp also attended, as did Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd).“I’ve been in racing 45 years now and I’ve been involved in many different aspects,” said White, who is also married to popular racing writer Tracy Gantz, whose stories appear in BloodHorse Magazine and The California Thoroughbred, which is published by the CTBA. “I started out in 1974 as a chart-caller and columnist with Daily Racing Form at Northwest tracks and I got promoted in 1981 to the position of reporter-columnist here at Santa Anita and all the other Southern California tracks.“The racing during that period of time was incredible, as were the jockeys and trainers that I dealt with on a daily basis. In 1986, they assigned me to be the DRF chart-caller and I worked on this circuit in that positon until 1993.”In addition to his print career at Daily Racing Form and as a free-lancer for several industry publications, White has also toiled as a racing steward in various locales–Yakima Meadows (1979), Les Bois Park in Boise, ID (1990s) and has been a licensed CHRB steward since 2010. His most recent CHRB assignment put him in the stewards’ stand at this year’s Los Alamitos Summer Thoroughbred Meet in July.Following the 1993 Del Mar meeting, White hired on with the newly created HRTV, working as an on-air racing personality for some 20 years until taking his current position as Santa Anita’s Morning Line Maker.With a soft spoken, low key demeanor that belies an intense passion for racing, White’s historical perspective and broad-based knowledge are legendary in racing circles.  Following is a question and answer session with White, who will also be making the official morning line for this year’s two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 & 2.     Q                Who’s your all-time favorite horse?     A                No question, it’s (Washington-bred) Turbulator.  He didn’t race as a 2-year-old because he became so ill that he very nearly died. He didn’t race as a 3-year-old because he severely injured a knee on a farm. His breeder, owner and trainer, Tom Crawford, then tried to trade the horse for two cows. But due to the injured knee, the swap didn’t take place. Turbulator finally did make it to the races as a 4-year-old in 1969.  He lost his first three starts, but then won seven straight in just nine weeks from six furlongs to two miles at Playfair. In 1970, Turbulator broke three track records, one of those also being a world record. In another of his 1970 victories, he carried 134 pounds. A huge fan favorite, there were Turbulator T-shirts, coffee mugs, campaign buttons and refrigerator magnets, all items I possess to this day, along with two of the shoes he wore when he broke the world record for 6 ½ furlongs.     Q                Favorite all-time jockey?     A                Laffit Pincay, Jr., although Bill Shoemaker, Gary Stevens, Eddie Delahoussaye and Joe Baze, Russell’s father, certainly all rank right up there. I’ve said many times that if I ever needed a horse to win a race or I would die, I would pick Laffit to ride the horse. On the last day I was ever at Longacres, in a prime example of Laffit’s sheer strength on horseback, he won the 1986 Longacres Mile by a neck on Skywalker.  I flew back to LA on the plane with Skywalker and his trainer, Michael Whittingham.  Skywalker would go on to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic later that year with Pincay aboard.     Q                Favorite all-time trainer?     A                It’s a dead heat between Charlie Whittingham and Laz Barrera. I was very lucky to get to know them both quite well. They were incredible horsemen and wonderful people. I miss them a lot.     Q                Favorite all-time race?     A                It’s another dead heat, this time Secretariat’s spectacular 31-length Belmont Stakes victory to sweep the Triple Crown in 1973 and Zenyatta’s sensational win in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, which I saw in person…As I stood in the mass of humanity during Zenyatta’s furious late charge to become the first female Thoroughbred to ever win the Classic, I was so overcome with emotion that I had tears in my eyes.     Q                You’ve had so many great moments in racing, I know Justify’s Kentucky Derby win last year ranks way up there?     A                As we all know, Justify didn’t make it to the races until Feb. 18 here at Santa Anita. I managed to get a one hundred dollar future book wager on him at 100 to one to win the Kentucky Derby, so that was pretty incredible. But my biggest score was hitting a Pick Six at Santa Anita that paid $45,981.  It was on Dec. 28, 2003, and I did it on a $120 ticket.     Q                If you retired tomorrow, what would you do for kicks?     A                I honestly don’t know. My feeling is I will cross that bridge when I get to it.White, who has also penned a weekly racing column for Xpressbet.com since 2004, will be making the official Breeders’ Cup morning line for the sixth time this Nov. 1 & 2.last_img read more

SHEDARESTHEDEVIL & ÉCLAIR RATE BIG CHANCES IN WIDE-OPEN $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES SUNDAY AT SIX FURLONGS

first_imgShedaresthedevil–Flavien Prat–122Pure Xena–Aaron Gryder–122Buyer’s Remorse–Martin Garcia–120Leucothea–Abel Cedillo–120Bella Renella–Jorge Velez–122Éclair–Evin Roman–122First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. SHEDARESTHEDEVIL & ÉCLAIR RATE BIG CHANCES IN WIDE-OPEN $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES SUNDAY AT SIX FURLONGSARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2019)–Trainer Simon Callaghan’s Shedaresthedevil and Bob Baffert’s Éclair rate big chances in a wide-open cast of six juvenile fillies going six furlongs in Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita.Shipped west to Callaghan following an impressive first-out maiden win at Churchill Downs on June 13, Shedaresthedevil cuts back in distance from a one mile turf stakes try at Del Mar on Sept. 2, while Éclair exits a facile three length maiden win going 5 ½ furlongs as the 1-2 favorite at Los Alamitos on Sept. 13.SHEDARESTHEDEVILOwner: Glencrest Farm LLC and Qatar Racing LimitedTrainer: Simon CallaghanOff as the 6-5 favorite in the one mile Juvenile Fillies Turf Sept. 2, this Kentucky-bred daughter of Daredevil showed the way early in a field of 11, but tired to finish fourth, beaten 5 ¾ lengths. Third, beaten six lengths two starts back in the Grade II, six furlong Sorrento Stakes, Shedaresthedevil rates top billing in what will be her third start for Callaghan.ÉCLAIROwner: Sarah Kelly and Jane WiltzTrainer: Bob BaffertA $420,000 Fasig Tipton Santa Anita 2-year-old in Training Sale purchase this past June, this Kentucky-bred filly by Bernardini was an impressive maiden winner at Los Alamitos in what was her third start. With a solid five eighths mile work of 1:00.40 (2/37) to her credit here on Monday, Éclair should be very tough as she faces winners for the first time.THE $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 8 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTlast_img read more

Cheika calls angry Wallabies fan

first_imgGregor Townsend’s side ended a three-match losing streak against Australia in Sydney as they sealed a 24-19 win, Hamish Watson’s second-half try proving decisive.Defeat was a shock for the Wallabies given Scotland were without some of their star players like Stuart Hogg, Greig Laidlaw and Tommy Seymour due to British and Irish Lions responsibilities.And one fan took to Facebook to express his anger at the loss, Jack Quigley calling the performance “a disgrace” and questioning how much the current Wallabies side care about playing for their country.Quigley even offered to travel to Brisbane to speak to the squad and explain his anger, but Cheika opted to talk to him directly to insist his side were hurting just as much as the fans.”I spoke to the gentleman and gave him a ring because I think it’s important that we talk to the fans,” he said.”When we come out to pressers and say that we want to make the fans proud – that’s not lip service – we do.Our #Wallabies straight into training ahead of #AUSvITA. #ArvoRugby pic.twitter.com/K6B0xBQ6Fc— Qantas Wallabies (@qantaswallabies) June 19, 2017″We’re not perfect at it sometimes but I think that he’s expressed how he is feeling after the game and I don’t think it would be too far away from – maybe not in the detail – but not too far away from how some of us were feeling about it as well.”I spoke to him about some of the things that we are feeling, what we are trying to do around it and what some of those things are in the background.”We’re feeling the same thing as fans.”The coach also confirmed Quigley’s post had been pinned on the wall of the team room, catching some of the players by surprise.”We put the post up on the wall and that was pretty confronting for a few of the guys because they hadn’t seen it – it was pretty heavy in some ways,” he added.”That’s the message there and then.”last_img read more

Athletics Fiji pays for all its expenses

first_imgAccording to the national federation, they do not want their athletes to worry about raising money but concentrate on performance only.Each athlete was levied $1650 and sports such as touch rugby did not make the cut while volleyball was rescued in the last minute.Athletics Fiji development officer Joseph Rodan Junior explained was hey did it.“In the era or amateurism that most minor sports fall under, the biggest challenge for any federation is financial support.“The main avenue of finances available to most amateur sporting federations is generated through fundraising drive, donations and small piece mill support from corporates that’s short- term focused.“But to even achieve this requires proper planning all the way from setting in place the strategic plan of the NF (national federation), determining the calendar of activities for the season, and costing these activities out to understand the scope of cost involved.“Once this is known, then as an example for the Pacific Games, the NF executives have the responsibility of selecting the committee or team that will be responsible for executing the objectives of the activity or event.“The selected team sets a plan in place and presents their proposal back to the NF executives for endorsement in order for both parties to take ownership and support each other respectively in campaigning towards on-boarding the greater stakeholders of the sport internally and externally of the sport.“This is done by having a strong public relations campaign plan and knowing who and how to approach certain groups with the proper message that will drive home your message in a manner that your various groups can resonate and connect to your cause.“Note that a message presented to the parents and community will be unique and different to one presented to a corporate entity for sponsorship.“At the end of the day, the NF reps need to be able to understand their targeted support group, understand their objectives and align your proposal to communicate how what you are doing supports their cause.“What this does positions your proposal well of being accepted for funding and when that happens you achieve your objective of gaining financial support to carry out your planned activity.“Once you start getting good PR through the media, and start shaping a positive perception of the sport and all that’s happening, it makes it easier for the development officers as they go out to run community-based programs and set in place strategic partnerships that build networks which in turn expands the NF’s followings.“So when you run fundraising activities, you have a bigger network to reach out to for support, and people are likely to turn up because of the fact that they can connect with the sport simply because the NF and its people have made the focus known and engaged with a wider array of people who know what’s happening.“People feel engaged and involved and are familiar with what’s happening.“In marketing it’s called getting your brand “insight top of mind” which is insight regularly to be top of mind always.“When you reach this point, fundraising becomes a lot easier and setting in plans and executing them becomes more realistic and not just nice words and numbers sitting on paper that never live to see the light of day.“It’s a lot of challenge, and requires having the right people in place to spearhead, drive these initiatives to instill in the followers of the sport that it can be done and when it is done people get confident and it no longer appears as an obstacle.“Some of these require people to have the capabilities set that’s developed over years of training and exposure, and it is for this reason that most NFs fail as they have people who simple do not have the skill set to execute this important part of any organisation. Coaches are experts in coaching,“Leaders are experts in leading, operational minded people are experts in turning long-term strategic plans into daily operational job lists that achieves the operationalisation of the strategic plan.“If NFs can get their people to develop in these areas that a shortage within NFs they would have already taken a step towards improvement.“In AF we are involving our vast array of expertise that exists within our member clubs such as those with expertise in banking and finance, marketing, legal advisory, policy writing, strategic and operational planning, networking, coaching, administrative procedural set-up, etc.“That has seen our sport turnaround overnight.“Our members run the sport, the executives lead and represent the sport in the face of external stakeholders such as Government, FASANOC, ONOC, OAA, IAAF, and other NFs and Athletics Federations.“There is a famous saying that goes which AF has followed and adopted in its strategic plan that says; “At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done, then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago” — Frances Burnett.“In a nutshell fundraising in amateur sports requires a lot of planning, teamwork and co-ordination and passion from everyone.”last_img read more

Phoenix crowned UPNG female soccer champions

first_imgThe match was a replay of the 2013 final and this time it was a contrary turn over for the defending champions Morobe FC.Morobe FC jumped ahead through a penalty goal right after the opening minutes.Phoenix FC regrouped to equalize before half-time from  a stunning footy from Jessica Nawi from the mid with a chip kick passed the back liners for Esther Kurabi to score and draw the match 1-1 before half time .Phoenix FC came out strong in the second half and continued to pressure Morobe defense with 8 goal kicks.With only five on the clock, Phoenix found an opening to break the tie when Bethelle Kasir picks up a loose ball from an opponent pushing a through ball between two defenders as Bertha Yapi scooped the ball with a right footed kick over the goal keeper to jiggle the back of the net.However, the Morobean’s taken five more shots but were unable to put another goal together, ending the game with a score of 2-1.Phoenix will walk away with a K10, 000 cash prize this Friday after the presentation.last_img read more

8 home games left for Hunters

first_imgThis was announced by CEO of the PNG Rugby Football League (PNGRFL), Bob Cutmore after his meet with Queensland Rugby League.The Hunters will leave this Sunday for the ANZAC Day clash against the Burleigh Bears in Brisbane.Cutmore said after this game, the Hunters will have four days to prepare for their home game against the Redcliffe Dolphins on the 1st of May at 3pm. “The match against Redcliffe is another important game. The annual Stan Joyce Cup will be played for and the Hunters will be out to retain the Cup.“Despite this weekend’s result, the Hunters will still be in the top three. Redcliffe are also in the top five and we need all the support we can get from the residents of Port Moresby to turn up at the NFS to support the Hunters.“This will really be appreciated by the players,” said Cutmore.  After the Redcliffe game, there will be seven more home games remaining with two lots of three consecutive home games.“Saturday June 4 is against Northern Pride at 6.30pm. Saturday June 11 is against South Logan Magpies at 6.30pm while Sunday June 19 the Hunters will play Wynnum Manly at 3pm,” said Cutmore.“After three away games, the Hunters return to the National Football Stadium. Sunday July 24 is against East Tigers at 3pm, Saturday July 30, the Hunters play current premiers Ipswich Jets at 6.30pm and the next weekend is on Sunday August 6 against Burleigh Bears at 3pm,” said Cutmore.Cutmore said the final season proper home game will be played on Sunday August 28 at 3pm against the Sunshine Coast Falcons.“The finals series follows the weekend after and depending on where the Hunters end up on the ladder, a home finals game is possible,” said Cutmore.Cutmore said an updated draw is being printed and will be distributed through in the media as well as various shops and retailers.last_img read more