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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : July 16th 2009
50 INNER WEST COURIER, Thursday, July 16, 2009 MB SPORT www.innerwestcourier.com.au Cowboys Tigers well- matched From back page ''This week we're all looking for- ward to playing against a Cowboys team that will have Jonathon Thurston returning from State-of- Origin commitment. And in the past he always come back and plays very well so will be a bit of a challenge for us,'' Simmons said. North Queensland won't have fond memories of the last time the two teams clashed at Leichhardt Oval, after being thrashed 54-10. So expect Thurston and pocket dynamo Matt Bowen, to be out to reclaim their dignity. ''Thurston prides himself on coming back from rep games to get back to his club side and play well to say thanks for helping him get into those positions. We will cer- tainly have to defend against him strongly on the Sunday,'' Simmons said. Wests Tigers half-back Tim Moltzen, who will be combining with Benji Marshall again, is also preparing for a big game in front of the 22,000-plus crowd expected to attend. ''It will be my first afternoon game out there on a Sunday and they seem to be the games that everyone wants to get to, so look- ing forward to it,'' Moltzen said. ''I plan to just go out there and play my own game and have some fun. That's what I did against the Rabbitohs and it worked, so I'll just do the same.'' Tigers fans can expect another fast flowing Sunday afternoon special that will see two of the game's most entertaining players in Thurston and Marshall pulling out all the stops. ''They're always good games out there, and if the weather stays clear then it should be a good game to watch,'' Moltzen said. Gates open: 10.30am 10.45am: NSW State Cup: Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers v North Sydney Bears. 12.45pm: Toyota Cup: Wests Tigers v Nth Queensland Cow- boys. 3pm: NRL: Wests Tigers v North Queensland Cowboys. Results BOWLS Five Dock Park Women's Bowling Club April 30 Triples: J Dobbs, P Paske, P Gill def J Fitzpatrick, S Baumann, M Harring. Pairs: M Pedley, J Weir def M Bamford, C Precians. May 5 Pairs: M Harring, P Gill def E Wheatland, J Weir (Jack) B Paske. May 7 Fours: J Dobbs, C Precians, R Andrewartha, S Baumann def M Pedley, J Fitzpatrick, B Paske, L English; E Wheatland, J Weir, A Granland, D Cassidy def J Thurstan, M Harring, P Gill, M McCarthy. May 12 Triples: M Pedley, B Paske, L English def M Watson, M Muir, J Dobbs. May 14 Triples: J Dobbs, B Paske, S Baumann def C Precians, R Andrewartha, J Allan. May 19 Triples: J Dobbs, J Fitzpatrick, P Gill def M Pedley, B Paske, D Cassidy. May 26 Pairs: M Pedley, M Watson def J Dobbs, P Gill (Jack) M Fitzpatrick. May 26 Major singles semi-finals: A Granland def D Cassidy; final: A Granland def J Thurstan. May 28 Officer and Friends Day Triples: S Baumann, N Roots, J Thurstan def C Precians, M Catlin, P Gill; J Dobbs, M Muir, D Cassidy def J Fitzpatrick, J Allen, M Harring. Pairs: B Paske, J Weir def R Andrewartha, M Bamford. M Pedley, M Watson def E Wheatland, L English. June 6 Social Pairs: J Dobbs, M Muir def M Pedley, J Fitzpatrick; J Thurstan, M Harring def M Watson, J Weir (Jack) E Wheatland. June 11 Social Pairs: S Baumann, J Allen tied B Paske, M Harring (Jack) J Dobbs; J Fitzpatrick, J Weir def M Pedley, E Wheatland. June 23 Social Pairs: E Wheatland, M Muir def M Pedley, M Harring (Jack) B Paske. June 23 Championship Pairs Semi-finals: A Granland, D Cassidy def J Thurstan, P Gill. M Watson, J Weir def J Fitzpatrick, S Baumann. June 25 Championship Pairs Final: A Granland, D Cassidy def M Watson, J Weir. June 25 Social Triples: B Paske, J Dobbs, M Harring def C Precians, J Fitzpatrick, S Baumann. June 30 Social Fours: M Pedley, T Harrod, A Granland, D Cassidy def E Wheatland, M Harring, M Fitzpatrick, M Watson (B. Paske). Bill Harrigan promotes OzTag to students at Concord West. Picture: TIM CLAPIN ~PP297287 Non-contact rugby a hit INTERNATIONAL referee Bill Harrigan was on hand to help launch Australian Oztag's newest junior competition in Homebush. The rugby league ref got into the swing of things, teaching Concord West Public School students the basics of Oztag: a non-contact form of rugby. With 1600 seniors playing in the Homebush competition, and more than 100 teams fighting it out for the NSW junior State Cup, Aust- ralian Oztag is expecting a num- ber of Inner West children to take up the sport. The competition start in September and is played at Mason Park, Homebush. To register, visit www.oz tag.com.au/homebushjuniors or firstname.lastname@example.org Versatile Jade in the swim Jade Byrne swimming at Leichhardt Aquatic Centre. JUNIOR SPORTS STAR 2009 CUMBERLAND COURIER MAJOR SPONSOR Marie Sansom To nominate a Junior Sports Star go to www.innerwestcourier.com.au JADE Byrne doesn't say much - she lets her swimming do the talking. The 11-year-old Leichhardt sports fanatic has been nominated for The Courier's Junior Sports Star Award this week for swim- ming, netball and athletics. She made it to the regional school swimming finals in May, swimming 50m freestyle. Now she is moving up the ranks in her squad at Leichhardt Aquatic Centre. Her grandmother, Maxine Layton, said Jade became accus- tomed to the water from a young age. ''She started swimming when she was 19 months old and she has been into it ever since and slowly worked her way up,'' Ms Layton said. Jade is also mad keen on netball. ''I like shooting goals,'' Jade said. She is also a dab hand at athletics, particularly discus and shotput. Jade and her grandmother are planning on taking up another sport, this time together. ''We're joining a local bowling club in Leichhardt,'' Ms Layton said. Welsh boyos prove too tough for Wests Action from the rugby match featuring Welsh schoolboys and Wests under-15s. Pictures: PAUL MELVILLE ~PP297045, ~PP297043 Angus Street View a gallery of pictures from the match featuring the touring Welsh school, at www.innerwestcourier.com.au WESTS under-15 junior rugby team played touring Welsh school, Ystelafera, in an exhibition game at Concord Oval on Saturday. The school, based near Swansea, teaches in the Welsh language. It had been on tour in Australia for a week, playing teams from Gordon Rugby and St Edmunds School in Canberra. Known as one of the strongest rugby school in Wales, Ystelafera was always going to force the Wests Juniors on their game. Unfortunately, after a gallant fight, the under-15 team lost 22-7. Wests Junior Rugby Club sec- retary Philip McCrea said the Wests team was under strength with players away on school hol- idays. ''That's not to take away from the Welsh team, though. They deserved to win and played very well,'' McGrea said. Wests under-17 team recently won a state rugby tournament and a number of teams are in conten- tion for semifinals.
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