Munster says Storm must be better early or face finals disappointment

Munster agreed and took responsibility for not kicking better at the end of sets during the opening of the game. “Everyone is pretty disappointed,” Munster said post game. “It’s old boys weekend. They came to watch us play and wanted us to put on a good performance. We came back in the second half but it’s frustrating as we can’t keep dishing that up in the first half and expect to come back. “We did that last year in the back end of the year and finals time and we…

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Boy, 7, lost at sea makes miracle recovery

In June, Julian Hohnen, father Maike Hohnen and his friend Stephen Jeacock took off for an overnight fishing trip off Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Speaking to Sunday Night, Mr Hohen said disaster struck when he woke in the middle of the night to discover his feet were wet. The boat’s anchor had tangled around the boat’s propeller, causing the rear of the boat to be pulled underwater. From there, a tub containing flares and life jackets was plunged underwater as the boat rolled over and began sinking, all within seconds of…

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Roosters coach Trent Robinson wants more attacking advantage

“If you’re unsure, we have an attacking advantage. If you want to talk about D, we can talk about D all day. But we also want to allow attacking advantage to rule in our game. “That is why we love watching it. It’s not about the refs today. I think we are seeing it every weekend for months and months and months. I think they have overcorrected, is what I would say.” Secondly, Robinson urged for a shift in the interpretation of the stripping rule. Trent Robinson wants to see…

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NRL to probe Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary after alleged half-time tunnel incident with referees in loss to Canberra Raiders

Asked whether he said something to Klein, Cleary said: “I actually went to speak to our captain Jimmy Tamou to get him to talk to the refs, which he did. I might have spoken to [Klein], possibly. You can ask them. There was nothing untoward. “I just wanted to clarify something, which probably happens every week. You’re trying to get clarification around certain things. It’s no big deal.” James Maloney and later Tamou were involved in a lengthy discussion with lead referee Klein on the field and then into the…

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Fan favourite ‘freaked out’ during Ninja Warrior grand final

Olivia Vivian was the only female competitor to make it through to the grand final for the second year in a row and expectations were high after the former Olympic gymnast breezed through the semi-finals. In Stage One of the grand final on Sunday night, the 30 remaining ninjas were challenged to successfully complete nine obstacles in just 3 minutes and 15 seconds. Ninja Warrior Olivia Vivian. Picture: David Swift.Source:News Corp Australia Vivian looked in control as she made it through the first seven obstacles in good time, even playfully…

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Canberra Raiders halt Penrith Panthers’ NRL winning streak to further title claims

And when finally the outstanding Englishman John Bateman picked up a short and desperate James Maloney drop out and angled straight for the corner post to score, Stuart couldn’t help himself anymore. He leaped from his seat, did a little pirouette and promptly sat back down again. Job done. His Raiders are the real deal, halting Penrith’s bid for a club record-equalling eighth straight win with a 30-18 victory at Panthers Stadium on Sunday. But as for challenging the big three? “We’re not there yet, to be quite honest,” Stuart…

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NRL match review commitee under fire after Manly Sea Eagles forward Jake Trbojevic escapes ban for tackle on Melbourne Storm’s Jahrome Hughes

He sat out Canberra’s clash with the Panthers on Sunday and won’t be back until the Raiders host the Roosters in round 21. Loading The discrepancy between Trbojevic’s charge and that of Cotric raised eyebrows, particularly among Canberra officials who launched a staunch defence of their State of Origin representative just a fortnight ago. Trbojevic has also carved out a reputation as a cleanskin, but even himself would have acknowledged on Saturday night he would be lucky to escape some sort of ban after his tackle on Hughes went wrong.…

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Sydney Roosters put Caterbury Bulldogs on canvas with 20-minute first-half burst

All Trent Robinson’s men need is 20 minutes. Give them that and it’s game over. Canterbury knows that now. You could ask the Knights how much damage the tri-colours can do when you relax for a few sets, too. They were in the fight until the 55th minute of last Saturday’s clash at the SCG. They still were when Boyd Cordner scored to open up a 16-10 lead. Nat Butcher scored 20 minutes later and it was suddenly 42-10. Newcastle’s top-four hopes were on life support, the premiers were back…

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Peter Beattie desperate to change ‘nuts’ commission rule before replacing Coyne

“They would have to leave the club they’re with so I want to talk to the leaders of the game about possibly changing that rule.” Beattie has already tried and failed to scrap the rule. This time around, he is determined to have his way. “I don’t believe people who are associated with clubs ought to be excluded. Of course they would have to leave their club but we want the best and brightest on our commission,” he said. “The current rule is nuts. Loading “Think about it. I can’t…

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Hollywood mourns Disney legend

Taylor was also well-known to fans of The Simpsons for providing the voices for the nerdy character Martin Prince and German exchange student Uter Zorker. In a statement, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger paid tribute to Taylor’s “tremendous spirit”. Russi Taylor was the voice of Minnie Mouse for over three decades. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images “Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor. For more than 30 years, Minnie and Russi worked together to entertain millions around the world — a partnership that made Minnie a global…

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