Young, a sophomore linebacker, is the Defensive Player of the Week and teammate Gino Garcia, a freshman kicker, is the Special Teams Player of the Week. The Huskies defeated Northwestern State, 48-21, snapping a 19-game conference losing streak. HBU wraps up its non-conference slate against Texas Southern at 6 p.m. Saturday in Houston. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State quarterback Eric Schmid and Houston Baptist’s Brennan Young and Gino Garcia earned Southland Football Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Schmid was named Offensive Player of the Week after compiling 531 yards through the air, the second-most passing yards in a single game by a Bearkat. SHSU opened Southland Conference play on the right foot with a 45-6 win over in-state foe UIW and look to improve to 2-0 in league action on the road against McNeese at 6 p.m. Saturday. Special Teams Player of the Week: Gino Garcia – Fr. – Kicker – Richardson, TexasGarcia split the uprights eight times in Saturday’s win, converting all six extra points and booting field goals of 33 and 51 yards, a career-long and the sixth-longest in school history. His 33-yarder in the second quarter pushed the Huskies’ lead to 24-0 going into the break. Honorable Mention: Carlos Blackman, Central Arkansas; Julien Gums, Nicholls; Chason Virgil, Southeastern Louisiana. Offensive Player of the Week: Eric Schmid – R-So. – Quarterback – The Woodlands, TexasSchmid connected on 29 of his 44 pass attempts for five touchdowns and a career-high 531 yards, becoming just the sixth Bearkat to eclipse the 500-yard mark. At the halfway point in the game, he had already racked up 371 yards and four scores, leading SHSU to a 31-0 advantage. All five touchdown strikes went for 20 yards or more, and three were from at least 49 yards out. Defensive Player of the Week: Brennan Young – So. – Linebacker – Conroe, TexasYoung tallied nine tackles, including three solo stops, and picked off two passes in the Huskies’ 48-21 win over Northwestern State. With the Demons down at HBU’s two-yard line, he took a Shelton Eppler pass back 48 yards to midfield and kept NSU off the board. Young’s second pick also came with the Demons threatening in the red zone and marked just the second multi-interception game in program history. Honorable Mention: Austin Dunlap, Southeastern Louisiana; Bailey Giffen, Lamar; Storm Ruiz, Stephen F. Austin; David Stone, Abilene Christian. Honorable Mention: Hunter Brown, Sam Houston State; Josh Carr Jr., Southeastern Louisiana; Jeremiah Chambers, Abilene Christian; Laryon James, Nicholls. 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 25 percent of ballots.
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A Grafton junior who had gone off and completed a teaching degree at the University of Newcastle, Don broke all kinds of try-scoring records playing for the Ghosts in Group 2 before being picked up to play Intrust Super Cup with Burleigh in 2012.Those try-scoring exploits carried through to the top grade with the Bears and he was offered a ‘train and trial’ contract with the Gold Coast Titans.Right now across all 16 NRL clubs there are hopefuls busting their guts in the hardest training sessions of their lives hoping, like Don did, to show the coaching staff enough to be invited to become a permanent member of the NRL squad.At the Titans this year former Shark Pat Politoni, former Titans 20s forward Hayden Schwass, 25-year-old Tweed Heads lock Sam Saville and highly-regarded former Rooster Tyler Cornish are all mixing it with the likes of Jarryd Hayne, Konrad Hurrell and Ryan James endeavouring to prove their worth.In recent years Agnatius Paasi and Cameron Cullen have turned short-term contracts into NRL starts and Don knows all too well what this year’s crop are going through.”For me personally I was pretty nervous and I’m a pretty shy bloke when I first meet someone so I was just scared trying to talk to all the high profile players like ‘Birdy’ (Greg Bird), Luke Bailey, Jamal Idris and Dave Taylor,” Don said.”I was mainly petrified even trying to strike up a conversation with someone but you’ve just got to put in on the field each week and do your best and hopefully the coaches like you.”I remember when I was doing it as well you’re trying to impress and you’re getting here early and trying to do everything right.”They put in every session just like the senior guys so collectively it’s a group of men that’s trying to achieve as much as they can in the training time that we’ve got.”With places in both the top and second tier of his playing roster still to fill, Titans coach Neil Henry knows the value of inviting players in to fight for an opportunity in the big time.Politoni and Schwass were both key figures in Burleigh’s drought-breaking Intrust Super Cup title this year and with very little back-up for hooker Nathan Peats, Politoni especially shapes as a future Titan.”With the train and trial guys there’s certainly an opportunity for some of these players to step up and probably earn a full-time contract,” Henry said.”We’ll reserve our judgement there until we see how they go before Christmas and the trial period.”Pat Politoni had a good year at hooker and it’s a role that we need some depth in within the club.”Obviously ‘Peatsy’ wants to play 80 minutes so he’s been training quite well. Young Max King out of our 20s program has been working hard and Hayden Schwass who had a full year at Burleigh in the back row straight out of 20s has been working really well as a young player coming through.”He’s got a good motor and he plays big minutes. He played mostly 80 minutes on the edge although he’s got that versatility playing edge back row.”In 66 games across four seasons Don has now scored 40 tries in the NRL but is still pushing to become a permanent member of the 17 each week.For the first time in his career the 29-year-old played a Round 1 fixture in 2016 and featured in 22 of the Titans’ 25 games but still feels he has to prove himself throughout pre-season to be on the wing for the first game of the season in 2017.”Throughout my career I’ve never really had a spot cemented for the whole season so I’m not going to get ahead of myself,” Don said in the wake of David Mead, Josh Hoffman and Nene Macdonald all leaving the club in the off-season.”I know I’ve still got to compete hard to try and get a spot and hopefully I can do that through my pre-season form and throughout the trial games and start of the season.”There are a lot of guys there that can play those positions so it’s still going to be a tough pre-season and a lot of competition for spots.”
While the Cowboys got the result courtesy of a late sideline conversion from Johnathan Thurston, the Tigers controlled most of the game despite missing several key players.Taylor said his side would take plenty of positives away after competing well with the full-strength Cowboys team. “They made some mistakes and I think they would be pretty disappointed because they let the pressure off us a few times with some simple errors,” Taylor said.”I was really happy with how we defended when they attacked our line and I think we forced a few of those errors as well.” Star fullback James Tedesco showed no ill effects since breaking his jaw at the same ground last year and looked sharp at the back with some dangerous carries throughout his 60-minute stint on the field. “I thought he did well, he looked dangerous right from the start of the game and he worked hard for the time he was out there,” Taylor said. “We got him off in the middle of the second half which was the plan.”There were no injury concerns to come out of the match for the Tigers, however a number of players are still racing the clock to be fit for the opening round of the season against South Sydney. “There’s a hamstring injury with Brooksy (Luke Brooks) and we wouldn’t push him if he wasn’t 100 per cent and it wasn’t today. He’s back training and heading in the right direction.” “Mitch (Moses) has got a sore foot which is only bone bruising and in the end it is something we can push so he’ll just have to toughen up to get through it.”Cronulla recruit Matt McIllwrick did his chances of a club debut no harm with a solid showing in the No.9 jersey, as Matt Ballin (knee) and Jacob Liddle (shoulder) sat on the sidelines through injury. “Matty was really good. We were looking for a strong performance from him, he tackled well and carried the ball well out of dummy half so that’s good for him to get ready for Round 1.”
The final tickets for the match, which will see NSW chase a first series win since 2014 at ANZ Stadium tonight, were sold this afternoon.”State of Origin is a wonderful sporting contest and it has been fantastic to see our supporters get behind it again this year,” NRL CEO Todd Greenberg said.”The players are the best of the best and the entertainment they produce deserves a full stadium. It will be great to see them get it tonight.”With more than 80,000 people set to attend the match, supporters are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of activities in the Sydney Olympic Park precinct as well as the pre-game entertainment spectacular.Fans are also reminded to allow extra time for additional security measures at entry points.The pre-match entertainment, which includes a lights-out spectacular and a performance from Aussie rockers Grinspoon, will commence at 7.30pm.With all tickets to Origin including return travel on Sydney Trains and Major Event Buses, fans are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home. Related articleUpdated Teams: NSW v Queensland – http://bit.ly/2rCmF86
Oates is being treated with antibiotics having complained of pain in his hips and lower body before his withdrawal from the Storm clash in Brisbane.”He’s doing well and taking it day-by-day with his treatment. The pain is under control now and it is a relief that we know what the problem is,” Broncos chief executive Paul White said in a statement. Photo by: NRL Photos.Brisbane winger Corey Oates.
aley is off contract at the end of this series and speculation is rife that the coach — who has been tormented by close losses to one of the greatest sides in rugby league history — is ready to walk away.With just one series win — the 2014 cliffhanger — to hang his hat on, it’s possible, perhaps even likely, that Daley would not have his contract renewed by the NSWRL should his side fail at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday.However, win and he will have a record of two series wins and three losses from five attempts, a commendable effort given the quality of the opposition.Daley was edgy at his final press conference before the game, shutting down questions about his expectations of the referees in the decider and refusing to buy into talk that Josh McGuire had riled the NSW camp.He also admitted to putting Andrew Fifita on a media ban during camp, due to the media’s focus on off-field issues.“I made that decision because I know what you guys are like and it wouldn’t be about football that you’d be asking him questions and that’s all we want to talk about when we’re in these types of camps,” Daley said.“He’s fine, he’s shaping for a big game, he knows he’s got a target on his head and he’s prepared for the game.”It was a media performance that smacked of a man feeling the strain just over 24 hours out from the biggest game of his coaching career, with a guarded Daley a million miles away from his usual laid-back, jovial self.In a way that’s no surprise given the way the Blues threw away a huge opportunity to wrap the series up in Sydney.“I think game two was our best prep and we didn’t win,” he said.“I’ve given up predicting, all I know is you’ve got to prepare well and give yourself the best chance, sometimes you won’t play well and sometimes you do play well.”If Daley was to depart after Wednesday night’s decider it would leave a big hole in a team that has been completely regenerated under his watch and now looks to be on the verge of a successful period as Queensland’s ageing champions start to retire.Skipper Boyd Cordner said Daley’s possible departure had not been discussed in camp but pleaded with one of NSW’s greatest ever champions not to walk away.“For me personally, I think he’s one of the most passionate players and blokes to have ever worn a blue jersey,” Cordner said.“For Origin that’s what you need. He wears his heart on his sleeve, just to see how he conducts himself away from footy as well.“It’s good for someone like myself to look up to, but for me, he’s helped me grow as a player and a person at clubland but also in the Origin arena, so hopefully, I guess what I’m trying to say is hopefully he’ll stay around.”Josh Dugan has been an integral member of Daley’s Blues squad since he first took the reins in 2013, even playing under him in his first representative game for Country way back in 2010.The superstar centre described the coach’s influence on him as “massive” and said the biggest compliment he could give him is that “everyone wants to play for him”.“I love coming into camp and being able to play under Loz, and just that energy and excitement that he brings about being able to play for NSW, it’s special,” Dugan said.“It would be massive to win this game. Not just for Loz but for the whole of NSW and the boys, my family, everyone else’s families.“It is a special time and we’ve got a chance to write history and that’s what we’re looking to do.”
The 30-year-old will make the shift to Scotland at the completion of the Mitre 10 Cup, where he will play one final season for the Tasman Makos.The six-cap Tongan international made his Super Rugby debut with the Highlanders in 2016 and has gone on to make 26 appearances.”I’m excited to be joining Glasgow Warriors with my family later this year,” Halanukonuka told glasgowwarriors.org.”It is a team aiming for titles and big things which excites me.”I’ve heard about their loyal supporters and the great club atmosphere and I look forward to being a part of this in the near future.”Halanukonuka, who was part of the Highlanders team that beat the British and Irish Lions on their recent tour of New Zealand, will be coached in Glasgow by departing Chiefs coach Dave Rennie.Currently on a two-week stand down period from Super Rugby, Halanukonuka won’t be in action when the Makos face Manawatu in a pre-season match in Porirua on Wednesday. Photo by: BRADEN FASTIER/STUFF (Tasman Makos prop Siosiua Halanukonuka arrives at a training session last year).
Tries to Sam Perrett, Will Hopoate, Sam Kasiano, and Josh Morris in the opening 40 minutes was enough for the visiting side, with Curtis Rona also grabbing a four-pointer in the second stanza. Jorge Taufua crossed for Manly’s only try of the night in the 64th minute.More to come…
For its part, Benzema, who in the penultimate training was part of the session with the group, also exercised normally. The Frenchman, who missed the Super Cup tournament in Arabia when he suffered a fibrillar microrrotura during the match against Getafe on January 4, opts to return to the title against the Sevilla players. Precisely, a goal of his in the first round meeting meant the triumph of those of Zidane against those of Lopetegui. With his return, Zizou would be relieved of his problem in attack, since Jovic is also recovered from a rash that occurred in Jeddah. The big victim on this occasion would be Mariano, who after playing in the Super Cup, would fall back into ostracism. Sergio Ramos and Benzema were the two best news of Real Madrid in the last training before Real Madrid receives Sevilla (Saturday 18, 4:00 p.m., Movistar LaLIga). The two players exercised at the same pace as the rest of their teammates, so it will be Zidane who decides if they are summoned and finally play against Sevilla. Those who are totally discarded to face Julen Lopetegui’s team are Marco Asensio and Hazard, who continue with their recovery processes, respectively. For Sergio Ramos, the encounter with his former team is always something special, and more since the last controversies that took place at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium. The captain, who was injured in the final of the Supercup last 12 (sprained his ankle in a fortuitous set with Morata) participated in the typical rounds and in the races that Dupont commands. Of course, it showed a huge blue strip of kinesio tape on his right leg. These strips are used to treat muscle injuries (tears, contractures …), sprains, etc., but the camero made no gesture during the session.