Real Madrid team news vs Villarreal

first_imgPrimera División Real Madrid Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Villarreal Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 16:28 1/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Getty Images Primera División Real Madrid v Villarreal Villarreal Real Madrid Everything you need to know ahead of Los Blancos’ meeting with the Yellow Submarine in the Primera Division this weekend… Real Madrid will look to return to winning ways in La Liga on Saturday following last weekend’s disappointing draw away to Celta Vigo.That 2-2 tie at Balaidos left Los Blancos provisionally 14 points behind leaders Barcelona and their hopes of retaining the title they won last season now look slim, despite a game in hand.Zinedine Zidane’s side are in fourth, just three points above Sevilla in fifth and one more clear of this weekend’s rivals, Villarreal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of their trip to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday…REAL MADRID INJURIES Captain Sergio Ramos suffered a muscle strain in training recently and is still not ready to return for Real.Striker Karim Benzema also misses out due to an injury sustained in the Clasico defeat to Barcelona last month and midfielder Marcos Llorente is doubtful with a shoulder problem he picked up in the 2-2 draw against Numancia in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.Sergio Ramos Real Madrid Lionel Messi BarcelonaREAL MADRID SUSPENSIONS Right-back Dani Carvajal was suspended for the trip to Balaidos following his red card in the Clasico loss to Barcelona before Christmas, but the Spain defender is available again for Los Blancos and Zidane has no other players banned for Saturday’s game against Villarreal.Dani Carvajal Real MadridREAL MADRID POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPWith Ramos still out, Nacho and Raphael Varane should start in central defence for Real Madrid at home to Villarreal.Meanwhile, Carvajal is set to return at right-back after missing the 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo through suspension.In attack, Gareth Bale will start alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in the absence of Benzema. The Welsh winger scored both of Madrid’s goals at Balaidos and was rested for the cup clash at home to Numancia on Wednesday.Real Madrid possible VillarrealVILLARREAL TEAM NEWS After back-to-back wins away to Celta Vigo and Valencia, Villarreal could only draw 1-1 at home to Deportivo in La Liga last weekend.The Yellow Submarine beat Leganes 2-1 at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Wednesday, but went out of the competition on away goals.In La Liga, Javi Calleja’s side are in sixth, just four points behind Madrid, but they will be without midfielder Bruno Soriano, defender Ruben Semedo and reserve goalkeeper Andres Fernandez on Saturday, while forwards Nicola Sansone and Roberto Soldado are doubtful.Villarreal Astana UEFA Europa LeagueTV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Real Madrid versus Villarreal kicks off at 16:15 local time at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday and, due to boadcasting laws in the UK, it cannot be shown live at that time. However, it will be televised later on Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Football (via the red button) from 17:30 GMT.In the United States (US), Real against Villarreal is live on BeIN Sports and kicks off at 10:15 ET.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS Real Madrid have won five of their last six La Liga home games, but lost the last one 3-0 to Barcelona. The last time Los Blancos lost consecutive games at home in the competition was in May 2009 under Juande Ramos. Villarreal have won their last two away league games, both by the same scoreline (1-0). The last time they won three in a row away from home was in March 2017. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 12 goals in his 13 league games against Villarreal in La Liga, more than any other player in the competition. Carlos Bacca has been involved in six of Villarreal’s last 10 goals in La Liga (three goals, three assists). Gareth Bale is the only La Liga player to have scored four or more goals this season after playing fewer than 500 minutes (498).last_img read more

Arsenal January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Arsenal January transfer news LIVE: Ozil and Wilshere deals close Goal Last updated 1 year ago 23:42 1/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Transfers Arsenal Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Gunners as the January transfer window heats up Ozil & Wilshere deals closeMesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere are set to hand Arsenal a welcome boost by committing to new contracts, reports The Sun .The Gunners duo are among those heading towards free agency at Emirates Stadium, with no fresh terms agreed as yet.Both are, however, locked in talks and are ready to bring the uncertainty surrounding their respective futures to a close by putting pen to paper. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Arsenal’s Auba comments irk DortmundPierre-Emerick AubameyangArsene Wenger’s willingness to discuss Arsenal’s links to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is “disrespectful”, says Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.The Gunners boss was quizzed once again on Thursday about his reported interest in the prolific Gabon international.Zorc has hit back by saying: “We consider it disrespectful to speak about players from other clubs. We assume that Wenger has enough to do dealing with his own players.”Read the full story on Goal.Welbeck on Besiktas’ shopping listDanny Welbeck ArsenalArsenal striker Danny Welbeck is on Besiktas’ shopping list, according to Bleacher Report .The Turkish outfit recently sold leading forward Cenk Tosun to Everton, and they are also monitoring Islam Slimani, Javier Hernandez and Kelechi Iheanacho.No offers for EvansJonny Evans West BromWest Brom boss Alan Pardew says the club have not yet received an offer for centre-back Jonny Evans.The Northern Ireland international is reportedly a target for Manchester City and Arsenal in this transfer window, with rumours placing his value at around £23 million.Read the full story on Goal.Auba possible, but Arsenal out of Malcom racePierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsene Wenger is keeping his plans to bring Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal “secret”, but admits a move for Malcom will not happen.The Gunners have been heavily linked with attacking talents at Borussia Dortmund and Bordeaux, but only one of those mooted deals is now a possibility.Find out what Wenger has had to say right here. Alexis & Mkhitaryan deals closeHenrikh Mkhitaryan, Alexis SanchezArsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan could happen in the next 48 hours.The Gunners boss has said on Alexis: “I’ve worked on transfers for 30 years. It’s likely to happen but things can break down at any minute. As long as it’s not over the line, these kinds of things are never guaranteed.”He added on Mkhitaryan: “This will be an exchange of players. Are we still on the transfer market after that? Yes.”Read the full story on Goal. Wilshere talks ongoingJack Wilshere ArsenalArsene Wenger insists Arsenal still want Jack Wilshere to stay at the club, as talks over a new contract are ongoing.As well as Gunners stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, the midfielder faces an uncertain future as his current deal expires at the end of the season.Wenger has said: “We know what we want. We want him to stay.”Read the full story on Goal. Dortmund in contact over GiroudOlivier Giroud, ArsenalBorussia Dortmund are in contact with Arsenal over a deal for Olivier Giroud, who the Bundesliga club want as a replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to RMC . The report claims that BVB only want the French striker as a stop-gap for the rest of the season, with a long-term replacement to come in this summer. ‘Mkhi will be fantastic for Arsenal’Henrikh Mkhitaryan Manchester United Derby FA CupHenrikh Mkhitaryan will be “a fantastic signing” for Arsenal, says Phil Neville, with a Manchester United exit making a lot of sense for the Armenian.The midfielder appears to be heading towards the out door at Old Trafford, with a proposed switch to Emirates Stadium set to form part of an agreement to take Alexis Sanchez in the opposite direction.Read the full story on Goal. Juve plot Bellerin bidHector Bellerin ArsenalJuventus are ready to make a move for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, reports Tuttosport , with discussions having already been opened.The Serie A giants are eager to refresh their defensive ranks over the summer and see the Spaniard as an ideal addition.Malcom to snub Gunners?Malcom ArsenalArsenal are in danger of missing out on Bordeaux forward Malcom, according to The Times .The Gunners are eager to land the 20-year-old Brazilian amid uncertainty regarding the respective futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.They have, however, been unable to agree personal terms with the youngster, while a compromise on a fee is also yet to be reached.Walcott sends message to Arsenal fansHD Walcott League CupTheo Walcott sent an emotional message to Arsenal supporters after his 12-year spell at the club came to end following his move to Everton.Walcott completed a £20 million switch to Goodison Park on Wednesday, putting pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal.Check out what he had to say to Gunners fans right here! Juventus eye Ozil and EriksonMesut Ozil ArsenalJuventus are hoping to add Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen as options to be their new No.10, according to  Corriere dello Sport .Erikson is keen on a new deal with Spurs, while Ozil will hit the open market this summer. The Sun reports that the Serie A champions would end up paying a combined total of £62 million for the pair.Walcott: Rooney conviced meTheo Walcott ArsenalEverton signing Theo Walcott revealed Wayne Rooney played a big role in his decision to make the move to Goodison Park.”I had numerous chats with Wayne and that was one massive factor which really tempted me to come to Everton,” Walcott told  evertontv .Read the full story on Goal! Arsenal players want Alexis goneAlexis Sanchez Arsenal ChelseaArsenal’s players want the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga to be resolved before their game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, reports the Evening Standard . Manchester United are hoping to conclude a deal for Alexis after Manchester City pulled out of the race, although it appears to hinge on Henrikh Mkhitaryan agreeing to move in the opposite direction .Speaking after Arsenal’s defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday, Arsene Wenger stated he was expecting Alexis’s future to be decided within 48 hours .However, with no resolution reached, the Arsenal are squad are determined to see the Chilean on his way before their next match at home to Palace at the weekend.Walcott joins Everton in £20m dealTheo Walcott ArsenalEverton have completed the £20 million signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal.The 28-year-old makes the switch from the Gunners and becomes Sam Allardyce’s second signing of the January transfer window, following Cenk Tosun’s arrival from Besiktas.Read the full story on Goal! Walcott deserves praise for Arsenal careerHD WalcottTheo Walcott’s impressive stats warrant praise instead of criticism after his 12-year stint with Arsenal ended with a move to Everton on Wednesday, writes Goal ‘s Chris Wheatley.Read the full story on Goal! Alexis agrees £14m-a-year Man Utd contractAlexis Sanchez ArsenalAlexis Sanchez has agreed a deal worth £14 million a year after tax to sign for Manchester United on a contract until the summer of 2022, claims the Daily Telegraph .  United appear to have won the race to sign the Arsenal attacker after Manchester City ended their interest in the Chile international, who is out of contract at the end of the season.Jose Mourinho’s side are now waiting on Henrikh Mkhitaryan to accept a move to Arsenal before finalising the capture of Alexis on a four-and-a-half year contract.Chelsea not in running to sign AlexisAlexis Sanchez, Arsenal, 17/18Chelsea are not in the running to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.The Blues have decided not to rival Manchester United for the Chile international, who interested Manchester City prior to them pulling the plug on interest of their own.Alexis is understood to want between £350,000-£400,000-per-week to leave the Gunners, and Chelsea have baulked at the costs involved in pursuing the 29-year-old.Read the full story on Goal! Auba’s father in London as Dortmund eye BatshuayiPierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia DortmundPierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father, who also acts as his agent, is travelling to London for talks with Arsenal, with Dortmund wanting Michy Batshuayi as his replacement, according to Bild . The Gunners have been strongly linked with the Gabon international and it appears negotiations are progressing well, while the Bundesliga club see Batshuayi as a decent option to replace their star striker.last_img read more

Man City team news & likely line-up

first_imgManchester City Man City Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Newcastle Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 16:25 1/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Sergio Aguero Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening Manchester City will be in the rare position of needing to bounce back from a Premier League defeat when they host Newcastle United on Saturday.Fortunately for Pep Guardiola, he should have a well-rested group of players to choose from, after giving his squad two and a half days off following the defeat at Liverpool last weekend.MAN CITY INJURIES The City players reported to the club’s training ground for a post-match debrief on Monday morning but did not have to return until Thursday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Fabian Delph limped out of Sunday’s game and Guardiola says he will be out “for a while”.David Silva has been in and out of the side of late due to personal reasons and his situation will be assessed in the run up to kick-off, though he is expected to feature. He was curiously left on the bench at Anfield, though that was because of a stomach problem.Vincent Kompany is going through one of his lengthy injury lay-offs, with no return date set.Benjamin Mendy is a long-term absentee, while Gabriel Jesus will also missing out.MAN CITY SUSPENSIONS Neither club have any suspensions.MAN CITY POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP Danilo is most likely to replace Delph at left-back, while David Silva may well come in for Ilkay Gundogan in midfield.Other than that Delph’s injury, Guardiola should be able to go with the strong line-up that has delivered so many victories this season.Man City possible XINEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS Jesus Gamez, Florian Lejeune and Aleksandar Mitrovic are all doubtful for the game, although Dwight Gayle could feature, despite being withdrawn from the Magpies’ game against Swansea City last weekend.OPTA MATCH FACTS Manchester City are unbeaten in 20 Premier League matches against Newcastle United (W17 D3) – it is their longest unbeaten run against a side in their league history. Newcastle have lost each of their last eight away top-flight matches at Man City – they have only lost more consecutively against an opponent on one occasion, losing nine in a row away at Spurs between 1928 and 1956. City have scored at least four goals in each of their last four home top-flight matches against Newcastle (19 scored in total) – the last team to achieve this in five in a row were Spurs against Blackburn in January 1966 (four or more in six consecutive games). Rafael Benitez, however, has seen his sides keep four clean sheets at the Etihad in the Premier League – only Alex Ferguson (5) has masterminded more shutouts than the Spaniard. Manchester City lost for the first time in 31 Premier League games in their last match against Liverpool – however, they’re still unbeaten at home in 23 home matches in the competition (W18 D5) since a 1-3 loss to Chelsea in December 2016.   Sergio Aguero has had a hand in 13 Premier League goals against Newcastle (11 goals, 2 assists), averaging a goal or assist every 49 minutes; indeed, at the Etihad, Aguero averages a goal or assist every 31 minutes (8 goals, 1 assist in 283 minutes).   Aguero’s 11 goals against Newcastle in the Premier League can be bettered by only two players – Michael Owen (13) and Wayne Rooney (15).TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME Kick off is 17:30 GMT (12:30 ET) on Saturday, and will be shown on BT Sports in the United Kingdom and NBC and Universo in the United States. It will also be shown on various channels around the world. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

2008 European Championships

first_imgThe reigning European Champs were put through their paces in the finals series before securing both the Men’s and Women’s Open titles against Wales.The English Women’s Open team with 2007 World Cup Women’s Open MVP – Melanie Carsons, at the helm as player/coach, built their campaign on rock-solid defence as they swept a clean path through the opposition in the rounds. The English Men’s Open team also finished the rounds ranked number one in defence, and thus set the scene for the ‘Lions’ to hold their mantle as king of the hill in the European Touch community. England would not have it all their own way however, and in the Mixed Open division, it was 2011 World Cup hosts, Scotland, that rose to the top with a high scoring 12 – 9 victory over the reigning champs, preventing another clean-sweep. England were too good for Scotland in the Men’s 30’s division (6 – 3), whilst Wales prevailed over the Scots 6 – 4 in the Men’s 35’s, and Ireland outclassed France 9 – 3 in the Men’s 40’s category.After dominating all before them in the rounds, Sydney Rebels and the NZ Academy fought out a gritty encounter. NZ Academy just edged out Sydney Rebels 4 – 3 in the Mixed Open – Rest of the World Final in which Wagga Wagga’s Luke McKenzie was appointed as a referee to the final. In all, forty-five teams attended the event including teams from Belgium, England, France, Germany, Guernsey, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, and Wales.Men’s Open ResultsGold Medal Game: England (5) defeated Wales (4)Bronze Medal Game: France (9) defeated Scotland (1)Rest of the World Final: Colonials (9) defeated Netherlands (4)Women’s Open ResultsGold Medal Game: England (3) defeated Scotland (2) Bronze Medal Game: Scotland (2) defeated Germany (1)Mixed Open ResultsGold Medal Game: Scotland (12) defeated England (9) Bronze Medal Game: Wales (7) defeated France (5)Rest of the World Final: NZ Academy (4) defeated Sydney Rebels (3)Men’s 30’s ResultsGold Medal Game: England (6) defeated Scotland (3)Bronze Medal Game: Wales (6) defeated France (3)Men’s Masters (35’s) ResultGold Medal Game: Wales (6) defeated Scotland (4)Men’s Veterans (40’s) ResultGold Medal Game: Ireland (9) defeated France (3)Full scores can be found on the official European Champs website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-5205-0-0-0&a=COMPS Thanks to the Federation of International Touch website for providing the article content.last_img read more

2011 Youth Trans Tasman and World Cup Commemorative Posters

first_imgPosters are 20×30 inch full colour print and are $140 each including GST plus postage. Following Australia’s success in both the Youth Trans Tasman Series and World Cup, be sure to purchase your copy of the posters for yourself or your affiliate. To view the posters, please click on the attachments below. To purchase your copy of the posters, please visit the Touch Football Australia online shop by clicking on the following link – http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=396. Once you get to the online shop homepage, click on ‘general resources’ in the categories section and then search for ‘2011’ to view the posters. Alternatively, please contact Touch Football Australia on (02) 6212 2800 to place your order. Related Fileswctest-jpgtttest-jpglast_img read more

Professional Touch Football Training Programs

first_imgPro Training Programs, together with Touch Football Australia (TFA), gives you the chance to train like the Australian national Touch Football teams.Pro Training Programs for Touch Football are written by TFA’s High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant. These training programs are scientifically designed for maximum Touch Football performance enhancement.Don’t waste weeks or months following a poor training program. What you do is more important than how you do it.So train like the professionals and get the most reward from your efforts at training!Touch Football-based Speed and Agility and Strength and Conditioning programs are now available to be purchased online, and can be found at the link below:Touch Football Training Related LinksTraining Programslast_img read more

ACT Super League Results

first_imgIt was an exciting day of finals at the Raiders Belconnen fields on Saturday, with the semi finals and grand finals of the 2012 ACT Super League series. Please see below for the results. Eagles Win Men’s Super League TitleThe Woden Eagles have claimed the ACT Men’s Super League title, defeating last year’s winners the Northern Phoenix by one touchdown. The Eagles led for the majority of the game and after leading by one touchdown at half-time were able to hold on to claim the title 8-7. Vikings Claim Women’s Super League VictoryThe Tuggeranong Vikings have come from behind to claim the 2012 ACT Super League Women’s Open title, defeating the Canberra City Bears 8-5. The Vikings trailed at half-time by one touchdown but five second half touchdowns to one saw them take away the win by three touchdowns. To see the full match reports, please visit www.acttouch.com.au. Highlights from the Super League finals have been uploaded to the TFA YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus Related LinksSuper League Finalslast_img read more

Television Commercial set to Boost Registrations into Summer Season Competitions

first_img“All you have to do – is start.”That’s the message from Australian Men’s Open Touch Football captain, Steve Roberts, in the NRL Touch Football ‘Play our Game’ television commercial, which will be broadcast nationally on Channel Nine and Fox Sports from Sunday, 10 August 2014 and over the coming months. The theme of the 30-second commercial is ‘belief’ with Roberts relaying at his home Touch Football venue at Canterbury-Bankstown and holding a photo of himself from his junior days: “you don’t just become a great footy player overnight; but the more you play, the more you believe in yourself.” The commercial is the third in the series developed by the NRL and broadcast earlier in the year to boost participation and registrations into Rugby League and Touch Football competitions across the country. The previous ads featured NRL stars Jarryd Hayne and Jared Waerea-Hargraves outlining their motivations and backgrounds as kids joining their mates playing in junior rugby league teams as the start of their careers. The Touch Football execution developed through the alliance with the NRL features a cross-section of participants and according to TFA CEO, Colm Maguire, demonstrate their own belief and the diverse nature of the sport: with girls and boys, women and men and a junior mixed team from Touch Football affiliates including the Manly Sea Eagles, Balmain Tigers, Bankstown Jets and Hills Hornets. “We are very excited by the national release of the Touch Football commercial; shining a light on our sport across the lounge-rooms of Australia and encouraging kids and adults of all ages and sizes to play our great game over Summer in coming months,” he said. “As Steve so clearly states and others illustrate in the ad – all people literally have to do is ‘start’ and they’re away; into a lifetime of team bonding, fun, fitness and sharing great times and stories with teammates and opponents alike on and off the footy field.“We are hoping for this to be our biggest season on record with our new NRL Touch Football product brand, new alignment and approaches with our counterparts at the NRL and improved player experiences out on the park proposed now and into the future.” The commercial will be broadcast from 8 August and will run through September and October to promote recruitment and registrations into local competitions for the upcoming Touch Football summer season.A distinct call-to-action element features at the tail-end of the commercial encouraging prospective players to ‘Play our Game’ and visit the playnrl.com/Touch Football website. It’s as easy as keying in their postcode to locate their nearest competition details and registration and contact information to get involved and start playing. The National Rugby League and Touch Football Australia have launched an historic sporting partnership representing the biggest boost to participation and game development in the history of either sport. The two sports (Touch Football and Rugby League) are working together to create under the NRL banner the largest sporting community in the country (over 1 million participants) which will reflect the wider support that exists for Rugby League and the game’s commitment to ensuring there is a ‘place on the field’ for everyone. For all Touch Football news and information go to the TFA website at www.touchfootball.com.au or you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus) as well as YouTube (www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus) to see the latest posts and in the lead-up/countdown to new season competitions.Related Files140808_nrl_tf_tvc__play_our_game__media_release_v1_0-pdfRelated LinksNRL TV Commerciallast_img read more

Harvey Norman Special Offer

first_imgNRL Touch Football’s major partner, Harvey Norman, has a great deal for members through the TFA website and newsletter. The TomTom Spark is now available at a special price of $284 for TFA members. Train with over 500 songs and your heart rate on your wrist with the TomTom Spark Cardio and Music GPS Fitness Watch, with 3GB built in music player. For more information, please click here. To take advantage of this deal, you’ll need to use the code ‘SPARKFEB16’ to redeem (online only, not to be used with any other offer). Hurry, the offer is only valid until Monday, 22 February. Stay tuned to the TFA website and newsletter for more great Connected Health and Fitness deals from Harvey Norman. Related LinksHarvey Norman Deallast_img read more

Day 1 wrap-up: NTL 2018 & Elite 8

first_imgThe first day of play of National Touch League 2018 and Elite 8 was a beauty. Participants took the revised game touchdown turnaround format in their stride and played some superb touch football.And in the spirit of International Women’s Day, we were celebrating the fact that 58 of the 123 teams were either Women’s or Mixed – with a total of 812 female players.Speaking of awesome women, in the Women’s 27’s, NQ remains undefeated, as do the Cobras in the Women’s 35’s and the Hornets in the Women’s 40’s.Another division we want to give a big shout-out to is the new addition – Men’s 60’s. The Scorpions did particularly well in that division, coming out on top after day one.The Men’s T League has a wealth of strong contenders, with the CQ Bulls, Sunshine Coast, the ACT Raiders and Sharks all undefeated.The Men’s 30’s is another particularly competitive division, with the Sharks, Scorpions and Hornets undefeated on day one.In the Men’s 40’s, the Scorpions came out on top, and in the Men’s 45’s the Cobras and Sunshine Coast didn’t lose a game.In Senior Mixed, Tasmania prevailed, and three teams in the Mixed Opens – the Sharks, Rebels and Cobras – remain undefeated.In Elite 8, Queensland teams are at the top of the Men’s and Women’s ladders by the end of day one: the Women’s Titans and Men’s Cowboys. That’s despite the fact that the star try scorers for the Elite 8 tournament came from other teams – Ashleigh Quinlan for the Rebels (8 touchdowns throughout the day) and Tommy Quinlivan from the Broncos (7 touchdowns).The other top try scorers for the day were Serena Albert, with 8 touchdowns for the Rebels in the Mixed Opens, Braydon Hegarty, with 8 for the CQ Bulls in the Men’s T League… And the player who made the most tries for the day – Troy Nichols, who made 9 for the Sharks in the Men’s 30’s.We’re looking forward to seeing how the action unfolds tomorrow! Catch up on Thursday’s Field 1 games at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEfkB8ylEJ8 and watch tomorrow (Friday’s) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WsFEEAPHB0.last_img read more