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first_imgRed Bank Catholic will be sponsoring summer sports camps for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. The Green & Gold Soccer Camp will run July 31-Aug. 4 from 6 to 8:15 p.m.; the Green & Gold Girls Lacrosse Camp will run July 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon; and the Green & Gold Girls Field Hockey Camp will run July 31-Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the RBC Athletic Office at 747-1211. The Hazlet Olympians, a Monmouth-Ocean Soccer Association under-11 boys team, is seeking experienced players at all positions. For tryout information call Spiro Voutsinas at 739-1036, Dean Pease at 787-7682 or Hector Juarez at 888-3870. United Soccer Academy will be conducting summer camps for players 3 to 14 at various sites in the area, including Lincroft and Fair Haven, in July and August. For more information on the camps call (908) 781-8887 or check the Web at www.usasoccer.net. Brookdale Community College will be offering a girls lacrosse camp under the direction of Celine Cunningham, the coach at Columbia University. Cunningham is a former All-American and member of a national championship team at the University of Maryland. She has played for the U.S. National Team and was an assistant coach at Georgetown. The camp will focus on developing fundamental skills through drills, small-sided games and scrimmages. For information on the camp, call 224-2823. The 11th annual Jersey Shore Summer Duals team/individual wrestling tournament will take place July 17-20 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Matawan Regional High School The tournament is open to high school age wrestlers excluding this year’s graduating seniors. For more information, call 566-0154 or e-mail Huskysport@aol.com. Middletown Babe Ruth is conducting registration for its fall ball program. The baseball program is open to players ages 10-16 and softball is open to players ages 10-17. Both programs will play in September and October and the registration fee is $60. For more information or registration dates, call Al Auerbach at 495-6608. The league is limited to 400 children. Dwight Stones, a two-time Olympic bronze medalist and former world record holder in the high jump, will be among the world-class instructors participating in the On the Road Track and Field World Tour that will be making a stop at Lenape High School, Medford, July 8 and 9. This track and field camp is staffed exclusively by Olympians who will share their secrets to success with the campers. Joining Stones, the top-ranked high jumper in U.S. history, are the likes of Andre Phillips, Olympic champion in the 400-intermediate hurdles; Mike Tully, Olympic silver medalist and former world record holder in the pole vault; and Tom Petranoff, former record holder in the javelin and a two-time silver medalist at the World Championships. For more information or to register for the On the Road Track and Field World Tour 2000, call Mike Pascuzzo at (856) 231-9696, fax him at (856) 722-1789, or e-mail MPScooze@aol.com. Registration for the “Blazermania 2000 3-on-3 Shootout” will be held at the Matawan Community Center (located on the corner of Broad and Church streets in Matawan) tonight and next Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The registration fee is $100 per team (maximum 4 players per team). Copies of birth certificates will be required for each player. The tournament will be played on July 8 and 9 in Cliffwood Beach Park and Midland Park, Matawan. The Holmdel Stallions U-15 (fall) boys soccer team is actively seeking skilled and dedicated players capable of playing at the Premier level for the fall/spring 2000/2001 seasons. For players with the desire and the appropriate skill level, a workout will be arranged with team members and field coach George Vichniakov, current Olympic Development Program U-17 boys coach and a former Russian National Team player. Contact Peter Ciszak at (732) 615-0545 or e-mail u15stallions@yahoo.com for more information. Husky Indoor Soccer, in cooperation with Kroger and 5 a Day for Better Health, will host a soccer skills competition for players ages 8 to 13 at Matawan Regional High School as part of the National Youth Games on June 25. The event is free and registration may be done on the day of the competition at noon, on site. The top three finishers in the local competition will advance to the Dole sectional competition and will be eligible to qualify for the national finals in Honolulu, Hawaii. All competitors will be eligible to take the “Eat 5 Fruits and Vegetables a Day” challenge and win a trip for four to Hawaii. For more information on the event, contact Art Perri at (732) 566-0154 or e-mail Huskysport@aol.com. The Holmdel Summer Basketball League is accepting entries for the 2000 girls and boys fifth- and sixth-grade, and seventh- and eighth-grade leagues. All games will be outdoors and limited spots are available. The deadline for paid entry is June 30. For more information, call Tom Moreno at (732) 817-1000.last_img read more

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Rockets’ Robinson defends MOC javelin championship

first_imgMiddletown South By tim morrisStaff Writer Middletown South’s Morrison second in 800 meters By tim morris Staff Writer JEFF GRANIT Holmdel’s Emi Briggs competes in the 100-meter dash at the Meet of Champions. Kelly Robinson discovered just how hard it is to defend a championship this year. The Rocket also learned how great the feeling is to do it twice. The Raritan High School thrower repeated as the girls’ javelin throw state champion following a 144-4 at the NJSIAA outdoor Meet of Champions, held at South Plainfield Thursday. “This one was better,” said Robinson, who won with a 141-3 throw in 2002. “It’s my senior year and I wanted to go out with a win. “Last year I didn’t expect to win,” she added. “I was so determined to win. I wanted it more.” VERONICA YANKOWSKI Raritan’s Amanda Harmata gets set to release the shot put during the Meet of Champions at South Plainfield High School on Thursday. As usual, teammate Amanda Harmata provided the competition along with a surprise from Bloomfield’s Stephanie Petine. Petine and Harmata each threw 141-4 efforts on their first try, pushing Robinson to third place. She responded quickly with her winning effort of 144-4 on her second throw. “I need something to spark me,” she said. “I need a little bit of competition. When Amanda is throwing good, that pushes me.” Harmata had surprised Robinson at the Group II state championships on May 30-31 at Egg Harbor Township, besting her teammate 151-0-147-9. JEFF GRANIT Middletown South’s Jamie Liberti competes in the 1,600 at the Meet of Champions. That served as a reminder for Robinson that she can be beaten. Just as the fourth place at the Penn Relays had sparked her to a string of championships in May, the loss in the Group II meet to her teammate only made her that more determined at the MOC. Robinson, however, didn’t get off to the most promising of starts. “For some reason I was really nervous on my first throw; my legs were shaking,” she said. “Once I got that first one out of the way, I was fine. “I wanted to go for the meet record,” she added. “It could have been a good day to go for it, but I’m still excited about winning.” JEFF GRANIT Will Melofchik of Christian Brothers Academy competes in the 3,200 at the Meet of Champions on Thursday. In addition to her MOC title, Robinson had the best throw in the state this year, 151-9. Robinson, who will be attending Towson State College, Maryland, for basketball next year said she hasn’t ruled out trying to continue her track career in college. Basketball remains No. 1 for the Rocket star, but track and field is a close second. In addition to her third-place medal in the javelin, Harmata took third in her best event, the shot put. The Rocket junior did 42-3 1/2 to trail only Demarest’s Kelly Frazekas (45-3) and Sparta’s Rachel Young (43-5), both of whom are graduating seniors. Robinson was ninth here with a best throw of 39-9 1/4. Middletown South’s Tina Morrison has been posting hot times in the very competitive 800 meters all year. The Eagle senior was at it again Thursday when she ran a 2:13.63 in finishing second to two-time defending champion Kim Mineo of Glen Rock (2:12.18). Her Eagle teammate Jamie Liberti was seventh in the 1,600 (5:09.59) that went to Amanda Trotter of Red Bank Regional High School (4:52.73). It took until the MOC for Erison Hurtault of Matawan to suffer his first loss of the year. The Columbia University-bound Husky finished fourth (48.81) in the 400-meter dash. Lance Wigfall of East Orange, one of the best-ever from the state, repeated as the one-lap champion, winning in 47.42. The Rocket’s Phil Simone had a tough MOC debut, tripping over the very first hurdle and immediately taking himself out of any medal consideration in the 400 intermediates. Just being in the MOC, however, was victory enough for the junior. “I had a pretty good year,” he said. “I would have liked to run a pb (personal best). I knew it would be tough running from the outside in lane eight, being so close to the fence. I couldn’t run the turns. I hit the first hurdles and then I hit another.” Back in early May, Simone surprised everyone, including himself, by capturing the Monmouth County title from the outside lane. Rather than being a one-shot deal, that victory propelled Simone to a Group III state championship as well as Shore Conference and Central Jersey titles along the way. He lowered his personal best to 54.05 and has every reason to be looking forward to next year. “I gain a lot of confidence that I can run with the big boys,” he said. “Most of the top guys are graduating.” Area athletes who came away with top 10 finishes at the MOC were Laura Flath of Middletown South, who tied for 10th in the girls’ pole vault (9-0); Christian Brothers Academy’s 1,600 meter relay team of Dan McLeod, Paul Discepola, Matt Treharner and Chris Vuono, ninth (3:21.07); and CBA’s Bob Seaman, tied for seventh in the pole vault (13-6).last_img read more

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Hazlet Hawks cap remarkable season with district crown

first_imgNine-year-olds lose in Ripken final to Monroe BY WARREN RAPPLEYEA Staff Writer The Hazlet Hawks 9U baseball team completed its summer with an excellent 38-13 overall mark. Along the way, the Hawks captured the District 11 title with four straight wins, downing Middletown in the finale to advance to the Ripken state tourney. Hazlet defeated Mount Olive, Flemington, Middletown and Bayonne to reach the finals before losing a 4-3 nail-biter to Monroe. “A lot of the boys have been playing together for two years now and it showed,” Hazlet assistant coach Anthony Cofone said. “They’re very experienced for their age and they seem to be able to rise to the occasion for the big games.” The Hawks also entered several tournaments during the season, adding to its laurels championships in both Cranford and East Brunswick. Hazlet relied on a five-player pitching staff. James Howarth and Danny Lehan were the ages, but Matt Birdsall, Anthony Cofone and Joe Dressler also pitched well when called upon. While the pitching was superb, the Hawks piled on the runs. Howarth led the team with a batting average above the .500 mark and drove in 60 runs in 51 games. Michael Lind drove home 46 runs and Billy Hutchins added 42 RBIs. Both Lind and Hutchins batted over .400. The younger Cofone also hit more than .400. Birdsall and Lind provided solid defense behind the plate, while Ryan Ruziecki and the younger Cofone played superbly at first base and second base, respectively. Other members of the team include outfielders Noah Errichetti, Thomas Glackin, Jason Glensor and Mike Kenneally and infielder Nick Borow, who also played the outfield. “This is a hard-working group of real good kids,” Coach Cofone said. “They all pull for each other and look to help each other out. We have a great group of parents and it’s a real team atmosphere.” Charlie Hildner manages the Hawks. Hazlet’s other assistants include Bob Birdsall, John Dressler, Tim Hildner and Marty Ruziecki. After taking a few weeks off in August, the Hawks will begin their fall ball campaign in the Central Jersey Baseball League on Aug. 30.last_img read more

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Squads named for charge at PNG glory

first_imgThe 16-nation event will feature several players with significant experience already on the senior international stage.Three times U20 champions USA will line up with 18 year old forward Mallory Pugh who played and scored at the recent Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio.Paralleling that achievement is prolific Sweden striker Stina Blackstenius who netted twice in Rio, and whose goals helping her side qualify for Papua New Guinea.Japan will be hoping to bring their 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup winning form to Melanesia, and they have no shortage of graduates headlined by Hina Sugita who won the adidas Golden Ball two years ago in Costa Rica, while Yui Hasegawa claimed the adidas Silver Ball.Germany boasts no less than five players from their side which were crowned champions at this level two years ago in Canada – Rieke Dieckmann, Jennifer Gaugigl, Madeline Gier, Rebecca Knaak and Joelle Wedemeyer.France, for their part, has world champions dating all the way back from 2012. Marion Romanelli, Onema Geyoro, Juliane Gathrat, Delphine Cascarino and Cindy Perrault all featured when the Europeans won the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan four years ago.The cast is now in place. All that is left is for the players to strut their stuff under the gaze of the stage lights.last_img read more

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Mike Selvey: Same again but better

first_imgThis, as the malaprop-prone American baseball coach Yogi Berra once said, is like déjà vu all over again.Here we are but a single Test into the Ashes series and to the dismay of visiting supporters, and the contrasting merriment of Australians, England’s tour appears to be unravelling before their eyes like a cricket jumper inadvertently snagged on a dressing room nail, just as it did four years ago.Given that England had competed well enough for a good part of the first Test – indeed, up to the very point from which the last three Australian first innings wickets, on the back of Steve Smith’s genius, overcame a deficit of almost a hundred runs to gain an improbable lead – it was a huge body blow ultimately not just to lose by 10 wickets but by the largest 10-wicket margin ever. In essence, this was akin to Mo Farah trotting along at the rear of the field before sprinting away on the final lap leaving the rest gasping in the wake.That in itself might be considered a huge setback to England’s campaign, given that it is 63 years since a team overcame defeat in the first Test at the Gabba and went on to win. Even then Hutton’s team had a typhoon called Tyson about to blow, and there is no such climatic disaster bubbling up in this squad unless Chris Woakes is holding something back.England though are losing the grip off the field too. In Brisbane they expect to get clobbered in the media, like the old days of being assailed by Mr Blobby: it is ho-hum par for the course.But the manner in which a disturbingly weird but nonetheless harmless incident involving Jonny Bairstow’s forehead and the side of new Australian opener Cameron Bancroft’s self-confessed heavy head, in Perth on the day of England’s arrival in the country, was milked for all it was worth, first of all on the field, and then relentlessly off it by voracious Australian hacks was ruthless.Bancroft is now seen as a comic genius (certainly if Smith’s uncontrolled mirth at an unusual post-match press conference is any indication) while Bairstow, arguably the best wicketkeeper-batsman in international cricket now, has become a figure of fun. They won’t let up now: this will dog him for the rest of the tour.On the back of this, the head coach Trevor Bayliss, and the former captain Andrew Strauss, the ECB’s director of England cricket, both of whom must wonder about the professionalism of some of the players, have installed a curfew, which is the sort of thing that children might expect and tough on the diligent squad members. More grist to the Australian mill then.And of course, still dominating the agenda is Ben Stokes. In the aftermath of the Brisbane loss, it is easy to see how the clamour to bring Stokes back has swollen to a crescendo. The painstaking manner in which the Avon and Somerset police have set about their investigations has seemed to many, who may not understand that they have many other pressing things with which to deal, as ponderous.Now it seems as if Stokes, and his management, have blindsided his ECB employers by booking a potential playing trip to New Zealand without their knowledge and then obtaining the necessary No Objection Certificate from them, which they were legally obliged to give.As a professional cricketer, with no cricket to play, it is no surprise that Stokes might want to seek some, and as Australia – Big Bash say – would be a political blunder of a kind at which even Boris Johnson might baulk, and his family live in Christchurch, then the land of the long white cloud doesn’t seem such a strange option. It does, too, get him away from the paparazzi parked outside his home.New Zealand’s proximity to Australia, of course, prompted further speculation that it was all part of a strategy, with two and two amounting to five. It has taken the police to correct the arithmetic by announcing that the case has been passed to the Crown Prosecution Service to consider whether charges might be brought. None of this is going to be resolved any time soon it would appear, and any faint hopes there may have been of Stokes’ participation in the series might well have dissipated.All of this is a distraction from the task in hand, which is to try and level the series in the second Test at Adelaide Oval. Given that this is a day-night match, played with the pink ball, it was always earmarked as a game in which England might have their best chance of winning, for this is where the experience and particular skills of their seam attack could pay dividends. Because it has extra layers of lacquer to preserve the colour, the pink ball not only tends to swing more at the outset than its red Kookaburra sibling, but also does so for a longer period.Sideways movement has always been a strength of the England bowlers and a weakness for Australian batsmen used to hitting firmly through the line of the ball. There is further evidence that the twilight period, when the sun disappears and the floodlights begin to take hold, can be particularly difficult for batting, not just in terms of the movement of the ball but the sighting of it. Both sides would like to be bowling at that time, preferably with a new ball.Against this, however, the Australian bowling unit is not unskilled at swinging a responsive ball, and at high velocity too: England batting needs to draw on the extreme diligence and self-denial shown by Smith in his innings, and the Alastair Cook of old.In their first innings in Brisbane, England batted well up to a point but not beyond. Three half centuries and none converted to something of Smith’s proportions will not win games. Runs scored is the currency not the manner of their scoring and extravagant dismissals need eradicating.The batsmen know that they can expect a faster pitch than Brisbane too, and a consequent pounding from the Australian pacemen. They will be invited to hook and may even feel tempted by the short boundaries square of the wicket. In this, they would be misguided: if memory serves they attempted such a shift in tactics during their last Adelaide Test, and came a cropper.They will also need to overcome the threat posed by Nathan Lyon, a hugely impressive spin bowler now, and one who has become lippy with it. He is every bit a key figure in the attack as Graeme Swann was for England, able to apply pressure and take wickets even when playing a holding role. Having the intention to get after him (something he is actively inviting now he has discovered a voice) is one thing, but doing it another. England’s tranche of left handers is not helpful to this cause.There is tinkering they could undertake: Craig Overton seems likely to replace Jake Ball who had a mediocre game in Brisbane. A gamble with Mason Crane’s wrist spin has been suggested but that seems improbable. Maybe the batting order could be tweaked so that the sequence of middle order left-handers is broken.Ultimately, though, England need the same fundamental strategy as that which they took to the Gabba: bowl tight, bat long, give nothing away but just do it better. Oh, and get Steve Smith out. Simple really.AUSTRALIA V ENGLAND TEST SERIES – SAT 2, 3:30AUSTRALIA V ENGLAND [2ND TEST]last_img read more

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Atletico aim for European revenge against Real

first_imgReal Madrid are the only team who have stopped Atletico Madrid adding a Champions League triumph to their achievements under Diego Simeone and for the fourth year running the Rojiblancos’ illustrious neighbours block their path to European glory.Atletico under their charismatic Argentine coach have seen off the giants of the European game past and present, beating AC Milan, Chelsea, Juventus, Bayern Munich and twice knocking out Barcelona, but they have repeatedly fallen to their neighbours.Atletico have shaken off their inferiority complex against Real in every other competition under Simeone, beating them twice in the King’s Cup and winning four of their last eight league derbies, but not in Europe’s elite arena.Real host Atletico in Tuesday’s semi-final, first leg having beaten them 5-3 on penalties in the 2016 final and 4-1 in extra time in the 2014 showpiece when defender Sergio Ramos’s 93rd minute equaliser denied Atletico a first Champions League crown.Real’s European dominance over Atletico runs as far back as Alfredo di Stefano and Ferenc Puskas deciding a semi-final in 1958/59, while Javier Hernandez got the only goal in a quarter-final in 2014/15, the other two-legged affair between them.While Atletico are waiting to win the European Cup for the first time, Real want a 12th triumph to become the first team to retain the trophy in the Champions League era. The winners of the tie will face Monaco or Juventus, who play on Wednesday.ATLETI INJURIESAtletico’s preparations for their fourth consecutive European showdown with Real were hit by Jose Gimenez sustaining a groin injury in Saturday’s 5-0 hammering of Las Palmas, leaving Simeone missing three defenders for the first leg as right backs Sime Vrsaljko and Juanfran are also out.Winger Yannick Carrasco hurt his collarbone in Tuesday’s 1-0 home defeat by Villarreal, Atleti’s first loss in 13 games in all competitions, although the Belgian returned to full training on Sunday to boost his chances of facing Real.Simeone praised his team’s resilience after they responded to the Villarreal loss by ruthlessly thrashing Las Palmas helped by three early goals.“The team’s response fills me with pride, I never tire of praising these players, they are incredible,” he said.“Four days after that defeat they killed the game off in 18 minutes and that’s down to one word, the team.”Atletico will need to magnify their collective efforts if they are to finally topple a Real Madrid side who have perfected the art of winning in this campaign without hitting top form.Zinedine Zidane’ side shook off a dogged Valencia side 2-1 at the Bernabeu on Saturday with a late winner by Marcelo, the 20th goal Real have scored in the final 10 minutes in the league this season, which kept their bid for a 33rd title on track.“We showed great spirit and proved to everyone who we are,” said the Brazilian. “With our fans behind us, it’s very difficult to beat us here.”last_img read more

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Rogers wins longest ever women’s match at US Open

first_imgSome fans got their money’s worth at the US Open on Thursday as American Shelby Rogers outlasted Australia’s Daria Gavrilova 7-6(6) 4-6 7-6(5) in a second round clash that was the longest women’s match ever at Flushing Meadows.Rogers and 25th seed Gavrilova battled for three hours and 33 minutes eclipsing the previous record of 3:23 set in 2015 when Johanna Konta defeated Garbine Muguruza 7-6 6-7 6-2 in a second round clash.World number 62 Rogers moves into the third round where she will face fourth seed Elina Svitolina.last_img read more

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Raucous Red Star fans not a factor, says Wenger

first_imgArsenal are relishing the prospect of facing fervent Red Star Belgrade fans in the cauldron of their Rajko Mitic stadium when the two teams clash in the Europa League on Thursday, the Premier League club’s manager Arsene Wenger said.Dug in at the heart of a busy residential district in central Belgrade, the 56,000-seater stadium when filled with fervent home fans produces decibel levels able to intimidate even the most battle-hardened opponents.Yet Wenger was adamant his side would not buckle under pressure from the terraces.“The support for a team is always a positive impact and we have had to deal with that in every stadium in England,” the Frenchman told a news conference on Wednesday.“We also have a long experience in the Champions League so we are used to it.“But of course, we are in a country with a big football tradition and it has produced fantastic players in history. It’s a country with a tradition in other team sports too so we expect a game with a huge commitment from everybody.”Having missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in two decades last season, Arsenal are sixth in the Premier League after eight games of the current campaign and face a battle to secure a berth in Europe’s elite club competition next term with a top-four domestic finish.Asked if he considered winning the Europa League an easier route into the Champions League next season, Wenger said: “I don’t know, but for us it’s a target (to play in the Champions League). It’s one of the routes but it’s not the only route for us.“It’s the first time in 20 years we’ve been in the Europa League so we are now discovering the level. For us it’s a potential trophy to win but we also want to do well in all the other competitions we are in.”Arsenal top Group I with a maximum six points from two games, two ahead of 1991 European Cup winners Red Star.It will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides since the 1978-79 UEFA Cup, the Europa League’s predecessor, when the Serbian club knocked Arsenal out in the third round with a 2-1 aggregate win.They lost to Borussia Monchengladbach in the final by the same aggregate score.last_img read more

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Barkley salvages last-gasp point for Chelsea against Man Utd

first_imgCHELSEA 2 MANCHESTER UNITED 2An injury time goal from substitute Ross Barkley earned Chelsea a last-gasp 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday in a match that ended with United boss Jose Mourinho involved in scuffles.Two goals from Anthony Martial had appeared to have earned Mourinho’s Manchester United a comeback win after they went 1-0 down in the first half.United, who had never won nor even scored a goal under Mourinho at his former club, went behind in the 20th minute when Germany defender Toni Rudiger strode away from marker Paul Pogba and rose to head home a Willian corner.Chelsea had most possession and looked in control until Martial thumped in the equaliser in the 55th minute against the run of play after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga had kept out a close-range Juan Mata shot.The goal galvanised the visitors and Martial made it two in the 73rd minute after a fine breakaway move between former Chelsea midfielder Mata and Marcus Rashford.At the other end David De Gea was forced into fine diving saves from David Luiz and N’Golo Kante but was powerless as Barkley hammered home after Luiz’s header hit the post.Mourinho, who won three titles with Chelsea, has been touted as the next Premier League managerial sacking after his side’s uncertain start to the season.last_img read more

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All Blacks crush Wallabies for Bledisloe Cup sweep

first_imgAll Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett scored 17 points as New Zealand completed a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep with a 37-20 win over Australia at the venue for the 2019 World Cup final on Saturday.Flanker Liam Squire and captain Kieran Read crossed before the break to put the All Blacks in a commanding position and they piled on the points in the closing stages when Australia were a man down.Australian replacement hooker Tolu Latu was sinbinned for striking his New Zealand counterpart Codie Taylor on 66 minutes and tries from outside backs Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane completed an emphatic victory.New Zealand won the first two tests between the Trans-Tasman Sea rivals in the RugbyChampionship in early August to be assured of retaining the Bledisloe Cup for the 16th straight year.The Wallabies, with plenty to prove, exploded out of the blocks in front of 46,143 fans in Yokohama and almost scored in the second minute only for fullback Dane Haylett-Petty’s effort to be ruled out by the TMO.After that, New Zealand took control, dominating possession and territory throughout the first half and opening the scoring on 11 minutes when Squire broke through Kurtley Beale’s tackle.Australia looked dangerous with ball in hand but were plagued by errors, turning the ball over six times in the first half to New Zealand’s one and, as usual, the world champions made them pay.After penalties apiece for Beale and Barrett, number eight Read peeled off the back of a scrum in the 36th minute and ran through Ned Hanigan’s tackle to extend New Zealand’s lead to 17-3.The Wallabies hit back just before halftime when winger Sefa Naivalu barrelled clean through Barrett to score in the corner on the last play of the half.Back in the game at 17-10, Michael Cheika’s team piled on the pressure early in the second half but they had to settle for an early penalty after lock Rob Simmons was held up under the posts.It was then that Barrett took control of the contest, slotting his second penalty before linking up with Ioane to score the try of the match on the hour mark – his sixth against the Wallabies this year.Already up against it, Australia’s hopes of getting back into the contest suffered a fatal blow when Latu was sin binned for a retaliatory swipe at Taylor.Further tries from Ben Smith and Ioane, his 11th of the year and 22nd in 21 tests, either side of Israel Folau’s consolation score for the Australians wrapped up another comprehensive win for Steve Hansen’s men.last_img read more

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