Southland Indoor Track & Field Weekly RecapFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin juniors Drake Murphy and Antonio Ruiz were named the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. The Lumberjacks return to Lubbock for the second straight weekend, competing at the Texas Tech Classic and Multis on Friday and Saturday. Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Drake Murphy, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Galveston, TexasMurphy ran the 800m for the first time this season and won the event with a time of 1:55.37 out of 13 competitors at the Texas Tech Invitational, a mark which is second best in the Southland this season. He also anchored the 4x400m relay, which took fifth at the event. Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Antonio Ruiz, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Tomball, TexasRuiz took second in the pole vault in Lubbock out of 17 finishers, tying his Southland-best mark of 5.22m (17-1.50). Honorable Mention: James Manders, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Jamarkese Williams, UIW. Honorable Mention: Darion Dunn, McNeese; Terrion Spivey, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Drake Murphy and Houston Baptist’s Denim Rogers are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. All Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.The award marks the second of the indoor season for each student-athlete. Murphy set a new Stephen F. Austin program record last weekend in the 800-meter event at the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. He also tabbed a first-place finish in the 400-meter race.Rogers’ efforts resulted in a first-place finish, last weekend, in the Heptathlon for the Huskies at the UA Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. The junior recorded 5,277 total points while setting an HBU program record in the 60-meter event.Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Drake Murphy, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Galveston, TexasMurphy had a very strong meeting in Albuquerque, registering a top three finish in the 800m run and a victory in the 400m dash. Murphy’s 800-meter time of 1:49.71 crushed his previous personal best and set a new school record in the event, improving his own Southland-best time. The senior also ran the 400-meter race for the first time this season and registered a 47.85, which ranks second in the Southland Conference this season.Honorable Mention: Grant O’Callaghan, Southeastern Louisiana; Webster Slaughter, Lamar; Ryan Cleary, Abilene Christian; Tyler Smith, McNeese.Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Denim Rogers, Houston Baptist – Jr. – San Antonio, TexasRogers won the University of Arkansas Tyson Invitational heptathlon by more than 1,000 points, securing the second-highest total (Rogers owns the highest total with 5,332) by an SLC athlete this season. His time of 8.06 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles set a new program record and is tied for fifth-fastest in the conference.Honorable Mention: Kai Schmidt, Abilene Christian; Ceasar Stephens, Northwestern State; Tylen Guidry, Lamar.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
FRISCO, Texas – All 13 Southland Conference volleyball programs are in action for opening weekend with matches, marking the beginning of the Southland’s 38th season in conference history.Action begins at 10 a.m. Friday morning with a trio of games showcasing Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Central Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin. The Islanders will take on UT Arlington in Houston, Texas, while the Sugar Bears are slated to open play at the Georgetown Classic against Rider University in Washington D.C. In Friday morning’s final 10 a.m. match, the Ladyjacks are set for a bout against UTSA at the SMU Doubletree Invitational in Dallas, Texas.SFA is picked to grab its third consecutive regular-season conference title following the announcement of the league’s 2019 preseason poll.The 2019 Southland Conference Tournament will be hosted in Conway, Ark. by Central Arkansas, Nov. 22-24. This season will mark the fourth time since the 2012 season for the Sugar Bears to play host for the conference tournament. UCA’s last tournament title came in the 2012 season on its home court.Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks – Preseason Ranking: 1 | 2018 Record/Place: 32-3 (16-0 SLC), 1stThe Ladyjacks will look to retain their crown after an outstanding 2018 campaign that culminated in a 32-3 overall record, a flawless 16-0 run through their conference schedule and a Southland Tournament title. Debbie Humphreys earned her second consecutive Katrinka Jo Crawford Southland Coach of the Year award her team returns a pair of all-conference selections, middle blocker Danae Daron and libero Ann Hollas. SFA led the league last season with 320 total blocks and 2.67 blocks per match. The Ladyjacks’ defense flustered opponents from all over the court last season, limiting teams to a .144 hitting percentage. Stephen F. Austin will open up play Friday in Dallas, Texas at the SMU Doubletree Invitational against UTSA and Bradley. The opening weekend will conclude for the Ladyjacks with a 2 p.m. showdown against SMU Saturday afternoon.Central Arkansas Sugar Bears – Preseason Ranking: 2 | 2018 Record/Place: 26-7 (14-2), 2ndThe Sugar Bears enter the 2019 season as the No. 2 team in the conference preseason poll, led by second-team preseason all-conference selection Elizabeth Armstrong. Central Arkansas will have the opportunity to capture a tournament title on its home court as host to the Southland Tournament for the first time since the 2016 postseason. Head coach Jen Jones Chatman and her squad led the conference last season in a trio of categories, including hitting percentage (.244), kills (1,621) and assists (1,519). The Sugar Bears are set to open up their 2019 schedule with a 10 a.m. tilt against Rider University Friday at the Georgetown Classic in Washington D.C. UCA will follow up with a 4 p.m. showdown against Central Connecticut State Friday, then close out opening-weekend play Saturday against Sacred Heart and Georgetown at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively.Sam Houston State Bearkats – Preseason Ranking: 3 | 2018 Record/Place: 22-8 (13-3), 3rdSam Houston State’s season starts at home with the SHSU Invitational, where the Bearkats will take on Prairie View A&M Friday at 6:30 p.m. SHSU’s three-game weekend will continue Saturday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. against Louisiana Tech, followed by a match against Oral Roberts at 6:30 p.m. The Bearkats closed out their 2018 season as the No. 3 seed at the Southland Tournament, where they advanced to the second round of play. Coach Brenda Gray returns to the court with one preseason all-conference selection in second teamer Breanne Chausse. Among the returning players on the Sam Houston State roster, Chausse led the way last season with 266 kills and 66 blocks. The Bearkats’ unit also combined for a league-best 1,909 digs, en route to a 13-3 conference record for the 2018 campaign.Houston Baptist Huskies – Preseason Ranking: 4 | 2018 Record/Place: 16-16 (8-8), T-5thHouston Baptist rounded out preseason voting as the No. 4 team, while tying with SFA for a league-best three preseason all-conference selections. Houston Baptist will be led into the season by preseason all-conference selections Mikayla Vivens, Kelly Colwell and Megan Patillo. Vivens accounted for 33 of the Huskies’ league-leading 202 aces in the 2018 campaign, averaging 1.03 per match. The Huskies will open their 2019 slate at home as they host the 2019 Barcelona Sports Invitational inside Sharp Gym. On opening day, HBU will take on Bethune-Cookman Friday at 12:30 p.m., followed by a tilt against Radford at 6:30 p.m. The Huskies’ lone Saturday contest will come against UT Rio Grande Valley at 2:30 p.m.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders – Preseason Ranking: 5 | 2018 Record/Place: 9-21 (8-8 SLC), T-5thTexas A&M-Corpus Christi cruises into its 2019 season as the No. 5 ranked team, receiving three first-place votes in the Southland’s preseason poll. The Islanders landed a pair of players on the preseason all-conference rosters with senior Madison Green gaining an automatic bid onto the first team and sophomore Julia Carter claiming a position on the second team. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s season opens up with a 10 a.m. showdown against UT Arlington, followed by a 7 p.m. contest against Houston at the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup in Houston, Texas. The Islanders will cap their opening weekend of play against Arizona State Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi averaged 12.3 kills per set for a collective 1,365 kills last season.Abilene Christian Wildcats – Preseason Ranking: 6 | 2018 Record/Place: 13-16 (10-6), 4thAbilene Christian is ready for action this weekend at the Omaha Challenge in Omaha, Neb. The Wildcats will take on host school Omaha Friday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. before squaring off against Albany at 4:30 p.m. ACU will close out the weekend against Idaho State Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Heading into the 2019 season, the Wildcats will lean on preseason all-conference selection Katelyn Mueller, who is entering her junior season as an outside hitter. Mueller played and started in all 29 of ACU’s games last season, racking up 300 kills and 323 digs.Northwestern State Lady Demons – Preseason Ranking: 7 | 2018 Record/Place: 12-15 (8-8), T-5thNorthwestern State enters the season No. 7, according to Southland preseason rankings. The Lady Demons will begin their 2019 slate at the Arkansas Invitational with a pair of games on Friday against Arkansas (12 p.m.) and Montana State (6 p.m.), followed by a match against Little Rock Saturday at 1 p.m. Hannah Brister leads NSU into the season with a preseason first-team all-conference nod. Brister and her Lady Demons squad finished the 2018 season ranked third in the Southland for hitting percentage (.200). Led by head coach Sean Kiracofe, Northwestern State has qualified for the conference tournament in each of the past three seasons.McNeese Cowgirls – Preseason Ranking: 8 | 2018 Record/Place: 10-22 (8-8), T-5thMcNeese will travel to Moon Township, Pa. for the RMU Sheraton Invitational, hosted by Robert Morris, for opening weekend action. The Cowgirls will begin with a 2 p.m. showdown against Elon on Friday, followed by a pair of games on Saturday against Manhattan and Robert Morris at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., respectively. Keegan Nelms headlines the McNeese roster heading into the season opener after earning automatic preseason first-team all-conference accolades. Caitlin Sharrock, Allison Lippert and Katelyn Elliott are also returning for the Cowgirls as starters from the 2018 season. Sharrock (9) and Nelms (8) led McNeese in double-double performances throughout last season.UIW Cardinals – Preseason Ranking: 9 | 2018 Record/Place: 10-17 (7-9), 9thUIW, led by second-year head coach Samantha Dabbs, begins its season at the I-10 Challenge in Lafayette, La. The Cardinals will open up against host Louisiana Friday at 1:30 p.m., followed by a bout later that afternoon against Tulane at 4 p.m. UIW’s final game of the weekend will come against UTEP Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Bethany Clapp secured a preseason first-team all-conference selection as she enters her sophomore campaign for the Cardinals. UIW has four starters returning from last season, including Clapp and Julia Monday at the outside hitter positions, Pilar Gonzaba as a setter and middle blocker Carissa McGarity.New Orleans Privateers – Preseason Ranking: 10 | 2018 Record/Place: 12-19 (6-10), 10thNew Orleans will host a tournament this weekend as North Dakota, Louisiana-Monroe and Arkansas – Pine Bluff head to The Crescent City for the UNO Invitational. The Privateers will open up their schedule against North Dakota Friday morning at 11 a.m., followed by a match against ULM later that evening at 7 p.m. Opening weekend festivities will conclude for New Orleans against UAPB, with a 2 p.m. serve Saturday afternoon. Ehize Omoghibo, the 2018 Southland Newcomer of the Year, is back for the Privateers and is one of six returners on roster.Lamar Cardinals – Preseason Ranking: 11 | 2018 Record/Place: 7-20 (4-12), 11thLamar’s season begins in Atlanta, Ga., where the Cardinals will compete in a trio of games at the Georgia State University Invitational. Led by second-year head coach Michelle Kuester, LU will play a single game against Fordham, Friday at 4 p.m. The next day, the Cards will take on host team Georgia State at 12 p.m., followed by a match against Western Carolina at 4 p.m.Nicholls Colonels – Preseason Ranking: 12 | 2018 Record/Place: 3-26 (1-15), T-12thThe Colonels’ season will open this weekend at the Mercer Bears Classic in Macon, Ga., where they are slated for a double-header against Mercer and Campbell on Friday at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively. Opening weekend action will conclude for Nicholls with an 11 a.m. match against Georgia Southern Saturday. Head coach Kallie Noble will be leading her Colonels squad through an 11-game non-conference schedule in her first season at the helm.Southeastern Louisiana Lady Lions – Preseason Ranking: 13 | 2018 Record/Place: 2-27 (1-15), T-12thSoutheastern Louisiana will close out the opening weekend of play for the Southland with three games at the Jax State Invitational in Jacksonville, Ala. First up for the Lady Lions is a double-header on Friday against Troy and East Tennessee State at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., respectively. SLU is being led by first-year head coach Jeremy White, who took over the Lady Lions program at the conclusion of the 2018 season.
JAN VERTONGHEN managed to steal the show when he went to watch a Stormzy gig with his stunning wife.Fans went wild and started to chant the Tottenham star’s name after they spotted him watching from the balcony.3 Tottenham star Jan Vertonghen is a huge fan of UK artist StormzyVertonghen stunned onlookers after he rocked up to Stormzy’s gig at the AB Main Hall in Brussels earlier this week.The Belgium international tried to keep a low profile as he stood alongside Sophie de Vries, but eagle-eyed fans managed to pick him out of the crowd.Starstruck fans pointed in his direction as “oooooh Jan Vertonghen” echoed around the packed arena.Vertonghen, who was stood on a second floor balcony, acknowledged his massive army of supporters with a cheeky thumbs up.After the gig, he told Sporza: “The performance was unbelievable. So much energy from start to finish in a great venue.”SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamAnd the Belgian defender admitted he has been a huge fan of the UK artist for a very long time.He added: “I’ve been following him from the very beginning, then on YouTube.”I try to spot newcomers in the genre quickly and discover them.”In the UK, Stormzy is meanwhile huge. It was great to be able to see him outside the UK.”We were in the AB for my girlfriend’s birthday. I wanted to see Stormzy in Amsterdam or Belgium.”The atmosphere here is more intimate than in London.”It was a great opportunity, because it was perfect with a few days off at Tottenham.”Vertonghen has been making the most of Tottenham’s winter break after he was hauled off in their last game against Southampton.The 32-year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, appeared on the verge of tears as he sat in the dugout.3 Jan Vertonghen was his wife at the gig in BrusselsMOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutSpeaking about the club ahead of their clash against Aston Villa, he said: “With Tottenham we experienced more ups and downs than we are used to, but we have achieved good results in the last matches.”We are certainly not doing it badly.”We continue in the cup, are still in the Champions League and stand sixth in the competition. If you look at the numbers it’s okay, all in all.”3 Fans went wild in the venue when they spotted the Spurs star View this post on Instagram Thank you Greece, you were wonderful! ❤️ A post shared by Jan Vertonghen (@jvertonghen) on Jul 3, 2019 at 12:59am PDTEngland footballer Dele Alli apologises after appearing to mock deadly coronavirus in airport Snapchat video
EMMANUEL PETIT hit out at Tottenham’s £65million flop Tanguy Ndombele — accusing him of lacking fitness and focus.The Arsenal and France World Cup-winning legend has been dismayed by the displays of his countryman since he arrived at Spurs from Lyon last summer.2 Arsenal legend Emmanuel Petit has questioned Tanguy Ndombele’s professionalismNew Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has publicly questioned the club-record buy’s physical shape and attitude.Petit, 49, said: “He received the same criticisms at Lyon.“We all know the potential of Ndombele. I like this type of player and I used to watch him in France.“He was not regularly a top player. Sometimes he could play a beautiful game — then three days later be average.“He is not consistent enough. He doesn’t play well with any regularity.“He has quality but I agree with Mourinho in that Ndombele could do much more.“When he is very motivated, fit and ready, with his mind and body, and when he has the ambition to perform well, he becomes a top player.”Ndombele, 23, has failed to establish himself in the Spurs team, making just 12 top-flight starts this term.Petit, who also played for Monaco, Barcelona and Chelsea, added: “This is a new country, a new culture and new football for him. A new way of playing with new physical and mental demands.“He used to play with huge pressure at Lyon but he was protected. He has a lot of qualities right for French football but sometimes he used to rest on those types of things.2“You cannot do that in England. If he wants to be a top player he needs to perform well every game.“Every player has the right to a bad game now and then. But you don’t have the right not to give 100 per cent.”Petit reckons Ndombele needs to up his game off the pitch as well. He said: “When you move to a new country you must make an effort to adapt.“You cannot be a foreign player not speaking the same language because communication in the dressing room and on the pitch is so important.“When he wakes up every morning he needs to ask the same question, ‘Am I doing the best I can?’“It is hard to be a top player and you have to sacrifice everything to get there. You cannot lie to yourself.”Ndombele has looked heavy and sluggish.Petit said: “Is he overweight? He looks a little bit. But his body language does not help him. He needs to improve physically.tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer“When I see him I think ‘Come on, you can do more than that’.”Incredibly, given his poor start, Ndombele is a Barcelona target, according to Spanish media.Petit said: “When I saw that I couldn’t believe it.”EMMANUEL PETIT is a Paddy Power ambassador, to read more go to news.paddypower.com
All eyes were on forwards Jason Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita, both playing their first match for Tonga since turning their backs on New Zealand and Australia, but the duo only played the first 20 minutes of the match.Fifita made the crowd roar with a strong carry from the first hit up, while Taumalolo made plenty of metres despite two nervous knock-ons.Italy fullback James Tedesco was also only sighted for the first 20 too but he saved a certain Michael Jennings try and made a 40-metre break from near his own goal-line.Tonga opened the scoring down the Azzuri’s right side through Gold Coast Titans centre Konrad Hurrell and did it again when Tevita Pangai Junior finished a scrappy backline move.The determined Italians, featuring four North Queensland-based players hung around, and were back in the match when winger Josh Mantellato swooped on a Tonga mistake close to the main break to make it 10-6. Despite Italy’s bravery Tonga’s massive pack finally managed to deliver the finishing blow under the sticks with 10 minutes remaining.Both teams will open their Cup campaigns next Sunday in a double-header in Cairns. Italy will play Ireland while Tonga take on Scotland.
It might have only been the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens but the heartbreak was real as a last-gasp try from Highlanders winger Tevita Nabura sealed a 12-10 victory at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.The ‘Tahs’ looked on course to notch the first win by an Australian side over a Kiwi franchise in any format since the opening match of last year’s inaugural tens event. An embarrassing 21-0 whitewash in Super Rugby followed.It looked like the tide might have been turning as NSW backed up their 26-5 victory over French Top 14 outfit Pau earlier in the day with a strong start against the Highlanders, going 10-0 up after tries from Taqele Naiyaravoro and Cameron Clark but they couldn’t hold on, conceding two tries in the final three minutes in a deflating finish.It’s still hard to know how to interpret performances at the hit-and-giggle pre- season tournament, yet it appears the ‘Tahs are taking it seriously.Halfback Jake Gordon said they had a “point to prove” after a horror 2017, which included defeats at home to the Southern Kings and Jaguares.There were similarly mixed results for the other Australian teams on day one.As expected, Wallabies halfback Will Genia was denied a Brisbane homecoming and not risked by the Melbourne Rebels after suffering a lower back fracture at training.Instead, a no-name side got off to a bright start in the first match of the day, going 17-0 up over the Panasonic Wild Knights of Japan – but they didn’t score another point and lost 19-17 in a stirring comeback from the Robbie Deans- coached side.The Queensland Reds were smashed 29-7 by the Blues, who topped that by beating the Wild Knights 47-10 – the biggest margin in the tournament’s short history.The Reds looked to have recovered in their second game after a strong opening against the Rebels but twice surrendered the lead to lose 21-17.The ACT Brumbies clawed from behind to pip Fiji 17-12 in their first game but collapsed 31-7 against the Crusaders at night.Their best player was arguably 44-year-old wildcard Andrew Walker.Meanwhile, defending champions the Chiefs picked up right where they left off in the tens format, beating the Highlanders 17-12 before trouncing Pau 31-7.The Chiefs, Crusaders and Blues are the only unbeaten teams left, while the only losses suffered by the Highlanders and Hurricanes were to other New Zealand teams.
Due to All Blacks commitments Damian McKenzie, Brodie Retallick, Anton Leinert-Brown and Nathan Harris have returned to New Zealand following last week’s win over the Stormers in Cape Town.Add to that the injury toll the chiefs have suffered and they’re without a total of 20 players for the match.In the forwards, Liam Polwart starts at hooker for Harris, Tyler Ardron moves to lock in place of Retallick and Pita Gus Sowakula gets a start in the number eight jersey.In the backs, Charlie Ngatai moves into centre for Lienert-Brown and Shaun Stevenson starts at fullback.Replacement player Matt Matich is named in the reserves and could make his debut, while Luteru Laulala will take the number 22 jersey after linking up with the team this week.Prop Sosefo Kautai who is named on the bench for the first time this season after making four appearances in his debut campaign last year.It will be co-Captain Ngatai’s 50th game for the Chiefs colours.Head Coach Colin Cooper is looking forward to the challenge the Sharks will bring in Durban.”We are in our second week of this tough tour and we were very happy to beat the Stormers. We are looking forward to a great contest in Durban against the Sharks. It’s going to be another tough game for us, but we are really excited about the challenge ahead. The team has united really quickly and we are certainly looking forward to the challenge in the Shark Tank.”The Chiefs team to take on the Sharks is:1. Karl Tu’inukuafe2. Liam Polwart3. Angus Ta’avao4. Tyler Ardron5. Michael Allardice6. Luke Jacobson7. Liam Messam8. Pita Gus Sowakula9. Brad Weber10. Marty McKenzie11. Solomon Alaimalo12. Johnny Faauli13. Charlie Ngatai14. Sean Wainui15. Shaun StevensonRESERVES:16. Samisoni Taukei’aho17. Sam Prattley18. Sosefo Kautai19. Jesse Parete20. Matt Matich21. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi22. Luteru Laulala23. Toni Pulu
Solomon Islands, Tahiti, newcomers American Samoa and hosts PNG are the four nations that will go to battle.PNG Pukpuk’s captain, Tisa Kautu said the boys are eager to get onto the field and play in front of their home crowd.Tahiti’s skipper, Ralph Teriitaohia said the team is all pumped and with the few who play in France, they will be hard to stop.Solomon Islands Hunters captain, Fredson Soakai said the team has trained hard and has every confidence that they will perform and give the other teams a good challenge.And the captain of team American Samoa Talavalu, Bogdaw Tuiletufuga said his boys are ready to play.At 1pm American Samoa and Solomon Islands play the first match.PNG take on Tahiti at 3:30pm.
The meeting will take place at the Lamana Q Club at 7pm.POMBSA president John Chan said the main agendas for the meeting will be the president’s report, treasurer’s report and election of office bearers.”The meeting will be held before the 2016 Moresby Open cues off so we expect a good turnout of players to attend,” said Chan.Chan added nomination forms for positions of office bearer and committee members are available from Joey Chan at the Q Club.