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    Info from Darwin RL. http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=719

    2010 NRL Match in Darwin

    Cowboys v Titans

    Its on again, we have another NRL match in Darwin where the NQ Cowboys will play the Gold Coast Titans on February 27th, 2010.
    The curtain raisers will also be great events which will see the Northern Territory Under/16 and Under/18 teams play Townsville in the National Competition. The Mal Meninga and Cyril Connell Cup.

    Under 16 game commences at 4.00pm Under 18 at 5.30pm.

    Don't Miss Out !!!!

    Gates will open at 3.00pm with the main game scheduled to kick off at 7.30pm
    Curtain raiser Under 18 and Under 16 Junior Titans v Townsville
    Tickets on Sale at the following outlets Tickets go on sale Jan 11th

    Darwin Entertainment Centre Phone:- 08 8980 3333
    website address www.darwinentertainmentcentre.com.au

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    Allsports Club Trower Road
    Casuarina - Phone:- 08 8920 6900
    Palmerston Sports Club - Palmerston - Phone:- 08 8939 0600
    website address www.palmerstonsportsclub.com.au
    Nightcliff Newsagency, Nightcliff Shopping Centre, Dick Ward Drive
    Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre, 6 Bennett Street, Darwin

    Grandstand $28.00 per head (Grandstand tickets are clearly marked as to actual seat and which bay the seat is allocated) Grandstand seating will be monitored by security
    General Admission $18.00
    Concession
    $14.00 Grandstand
    $9.00 General Admission (Concession holder will be required to provide ID and present their card/proof of age at point of purchase and gate entry point)
    Child 5-16
    $14.00 Grandstand
    $9.00 General Admission
    Child Under 5
    General Admission FREE
    $14.00 Grandstand
    Family Tickets (2 Adults 2 Children)
    $68.00 Grandstand
    $45.00 General Admission




    Parking

    Make use of the FREE Bus Service to Richardson Park - (actual route will be advertised in the NT News as the date draws closer.)

    Disabled Parking will be limited to persons who are disabled with current Disabled Sticker shown on Car Window.

    NO VEHICLES belonging to General Public will be allowed to park in the Public Car Park at Richardson Park.

    Anyone who chooses to drive may park in the centre car park at the Darwin Turf Club and take a short walk to Richardson Park
    Patrons are asked to please follow traffic rules and abide by the regulations.
    ALCOHOL

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    Disabled seating and wheelchair access will be provided on the fence line of the ground.

    FOOD & BEVERAGE

    Food and Beverage stalls will be on site.

    ALCOHOL FREE AREA

    An ALCOHOL FREE area will be provided for families.

    WEATHER

    Is out of our control - don't forget your umbrella's and or rain coats!!!

    Its back so don't miss this fantastic spectacle of

    NRL Rugby League.

    BOOK on line or call into the Darwin Entertainment Centre

    Darwin Rugby League office phone number 0889 819139

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    Just booked my airfares from sydney to Darwin and Return, Cant wait this will be an awsome game...Is anybody else going up....please let me know
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    Big crowd tip for Cowboys' Top End game

    TICKETS for next month's NRL pre-season game at Richardson Park went on sale yesterday.

    The North Queensland Cowboys and Gold Coast Titans meet on Saturday, February 27, at NT Rugby League headquarters.

    General manager Gary Launt expects more than 10,000 fans to cram into the Ludmilla ground.

    "The Cowboys have got a lot of fans and the Gold Coast have a big following so we're in for a big night," he said.

    "There's a charity luncheon on the Wednesday before the game (February 24) where we'll get a couple of legends of the game to guest speak as well.

    "And players from both sides will be selected for the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove. I only hope we don't have to call for replacements after that."

    Cowboys front rower and rookie heavyweight boxer Carl Webb will write exclusively for the Northern Territory News in the days leading up to the big game.

    Webb's professional fight debut ended in defeat on Monday night when he was knocked out in the third round by journeyman Scott Lewis.

    Look out for Webb's inside information on the Cowboys in next week's Game on.

    Tickets for Cowboys-Titans game are available at the Darwin Entertainment Centre, Palmerston Sports Club and Casuarina All-Sports.

    A grandstand ticket will cost $28 and a spot on the hill and its surrounds $18.

    Source: http://www.ntnews.com.au

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    Tonga back for Top end clash

    GOLD Coast Titans centre Esi Tonga has pinpointed this month's Darwin NRL trial as his comeback game.

    The 22-year-old is keen to face his brother - North Queensland Cowboys and Maroons origin star Willie - when the two clubs meet at Richardson Park on February 27.

    Tonga missed the Titans finals campaign due to a dislocated shoulder and even cancelled an off-season trip to Bali to ensure he would be back in time for the trials.

    "I've been working really hard in the pre-season and the boys have seen that I've really been trying to get back into it. Hopefully that'll pay off when it comes to the trials," Tonga said.

    Tonga has bulked up from 98kg to 106kg during the off-season and is expected to resume full training later this week.

    "I've just started to get back into contact," he said.

    Competition is fierce for a spot in the Titans' outside backs with recruits Joseph Tomane (Melbourne Storm), Riley Brown (Sydney Roosters) and Clinton Toopi (rugby union) also keen to impress.

    Toopi, the former NZ league international has been given a three-month lifeline by the Titans and will make his debut in the club's first trial against the Brisbane Broncos on Friday night.

    Also in the side from the top grade are forwards Matt White and Sam Tagataese, who both played in the Top End last year, while teenage sensation Jordan Rankin also features.

    Source: http://www.ntnews.com.au

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    you going diehard?

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    For anyone interested ill be heading to darwin for this one... i will do live posts of the score
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    Quote Originally Posted by gdownie View Post
    For anyone interested ill be heading to darwin for this one... i will do live posts of the score
    Thanks mate, I won't be able to make it to this game and we'd love updates with scores and interesting events.

    Make sure you print out a copy of the team lists and maybe bring some binoculars.

    We'd really appreciate this back at homebase, aka Goldie.

    It's the third and most important trial before NRL 2010 kick off.

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    deff keep updates thoughroly ahahah i just stayed at my computer during the ipswich game

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    Richo Park litmus test for Willie Mason

    RICHARDSON Park will be the venue that makes or breaks Willie Mason's chances of an opening round debut for the North Queensland Cowboys.

    The giant forward dons a Cowboys jersey for the first time this Saturday night in the club's curtain-raiser against the Northern Pride, but is likely to get game time in the first-grade hitout as well.

    But, if the words of Cowboys coach Neil Henry are any indication, the boom off-season recruit's litmus test will come seven days later in the Top End.

    "Hopefully he'll play 40 minutes there (curtain-raiser), maybe 20 minutes in first grade and then some more minutes against the Titans," Henry said.

    "We are trying to give him every opportunity to play against the Broncos (in Round 1) but he knows he has to earn that right. The way to do that is get some quality minutes into his legs and game.

    "He needs to have a run and we thought it was a good chance to give him a hitout against the Pride in a game that won't be as intense or as quick as the first grade trial."

    Henry is pleased with Mason's level of fitness heading into the season, but did say the former Test and Origin enforcer was disadvantaged by the fact he's been training solo after being banished by former club Sydney Roosters.

    The Cowboys have named a quality side for the Warriors trial with few injury worries for the club apart from Matthew Bowen.

    Northern Territory News columnist Carl Webb has come through the Indigenous All-Stars game with flying colours and will start in the front-row alongside Matt Scott, while Ty Williams has been given the chance at fullback.

    Meanwhile, the chances of seeing the brilliant Preston Campbell in the Top End have risen after he was rested from the Gold Coast Titans opening trial against South Sydney in Coffs Harbour.

    Titans coach John Cartwright elected to give Campbell a week off following his strong showing as captain of the Indigenous All-Stars team last Saturday night.

    Injury ruled the pocket rocket out of last year's trial win over Cronulla at Richardson Park, but he is likely to replace Shannon Walker in the number one jersey in Darwin.

    Greg Bird was named alongside Scott Prince in a new-look halves combination, with Mat Rogers in the centres.

    Source: http://www.ntnews.com.au/

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    Rare treat for NT league fans

    TERRITORY league fans are in for a treat with sporting legend David Peachey confirmed as guest speaker for the 2010 Sportsmans Luncheon, to be held in Darwin next Wednesday.

    The former Cronulla, South Sydney, NSW State of Origin and Australian representative will discuss the state of the game.

    The lunch at the Darwin Turf Club will be jointly hosted by the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys and the Northern Territory Rugby League.

    It will be a chance for NT league fans to meet Cowboys players visiting Darwin for the Cowboys v the Gold Coast Titans trial match at Richardson Park on Saturday, February 27.

    MC and comedian Steve Haddan has the inside view on the Cowboys' latest star signing as Willie Mason settles in to his new club.

    Some of the biggest names in the NRL will attend.

    Source: http://www.ntnews.com.au

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    Bring on our third and final trial. Let's make it 3 from 3 to start the season.

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    Match report from the Cowboys last trial...

    Cowboys hung out to dry in wet paddock

    NORTH Queensland will use this week's camp in Darwin to finetune their spluttering attack ahead of their round one NRL blockbuster against the Brisbane Broncos.

    Coach Neil Henry said his side had "plenty to work on" after its 28-6 trial loss to New Zealand at Barlow Park on Saturday night.

    More than 8000 fans turned out in monsoonal conditions to watch the annual trial but the Cowboys failed to fire, crossing for just their second try in two games when young winger Obe Geia levelled the scores late in the first half.

    "We tried to play a bit more laterally there in the conditions and the boys were a bit excited there," Henry said.

    "In the trial last week too (against the Wests Tigers in Mackay) we were a bit disappointing in our attack.

    "I was very happy with our committed defence in the first half.

    "We need to be a lot more disciplined on the ground. We gave away a lot of penalties. It was very stop-start. We?ve got plenty to work on."

    But a camp before the final trial against the Gold Coast Titans in the Top End this weekend is likely to help the Cowboys find their mojo.

    "We go up to Darwin now into camp and I said to the boys we?ve probably only got a dozen ballwork sessions to go before we play in round one at Suncorp (Stadium against the Broncos) and we need to be a lot better than that."

    The Cowboys attack was not helped by Johnathan Thurston?s absence, the halfback ruled our after experiencing hamstring tightness.

    "He was picked but he ended up tightening up," Henry said. "He played 70 minutes (in the All Stars game last week) and he was a bit sore in the legs.

    "We didn?t want to risk him because he was a bit tight in the hamstring there. It was a late decision.

    "We trained in a lot of rain in Townsville the other day and then we came up on the heavy ground here so we left him out."

    Thurston took part in the team?s recovery session at the Esplanade lagoon yesterday and while he declined an interview, said the decision not to play had been made by the coaching staff.

    "I was pretty happy with Ray Thompson in the halves there, he played well," Henry said. We were missing JT out there too.

    "We were a bit disjointed."

    Aaron Payne captained the side in Thurston?s absence and slotted into the halves at times during the match, opening up the hooking role for Clint Amos and Anthony Watts.

    "We?re probably our worst critics but that certainly wasn?t our best footy," Payne said.

    "In saying that, we can?t get too down on ourselves.

    "It?s a trial game, there were some positives to take out of it ? no injuries and that sort of stuff."

    Warriors coach Ivan Cleary was pleased with his side?s win.

    "You work pretty hard together for a long time so I guess it?s nice to be able to see some of that get translated from the training paddock on to the field when the pressure?s on," he said of the team?s cohesion.

    "We?re building nicely but I think the main thing is a lot of individuals look like they?re in pretty good nick which is good."

    NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS 28 (Aaron Heremaia, Lance Hohaia 2, Patrick Ah Van, Bill Tupou tries; Brett Seymour, Kevin Locke, Russell Packer, Shaun Johnson goals) d NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS 6 (Obe Geia, tries; John Williams goals).

    Source: http://www.cairns.com.au

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    Cowboys conundrum

    FITNESS willing, Johnathan Thurston will play at Richardson Park on Saturday night, but the identity of his halves partner is not as clear.

    The No. 6 position is proving to be a conundrum for the North Queensland Cowboys, who lacked cohesion in Thurston's absence during their 28-6 trial loss to the New Zealand Warriors in Cairns.

    Hamstring tightness ruled the star halfback out of the Warriors' clash, but he'll arrive in the Top End with the rest of the NRL team today.

    That defeat to the Warriors magnifies the importance the Cowboys will place on the Darwin trial against the Gold Coast Titans, who opened 2010 with a solid 28-22 success over South Sydney at Coffs Harbour.

    Saturday's match is the final trial hitout for the Cowboys ahead of their Round 1 blockbuster against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

    Mackay product Grant Rovelli was given the first crack at five-eighth in Cairns, but an indifferent first hitout against his former club means Cowboys coach Neil Henry has some thinking ahead. Speaking following the Warriors loss, Henry was frank about Rovelli's performance.

    "Rovelli buzzed around OK but he came up with a couple of errors, there was a bit of pressure on him. It was a bit hard, we were disjointed and we made a lot of changes with rotations, but he'll be better for the run," Henry said.

    One of Henry's options is shifting 20-year-old rookie Ray Thompson, who impressed many by ably filling Thurston's shoes against the Warriors, to five-eighth.

    "I was pretty happy with Ray Thompson in the halves there, he played well," Henry said.

    Regular hooker Aaron Payne has also been touted as a possible contender, having spent time at pivot in Cairns, with Anthony Watts the fourth man in the mix.

    In contrast, the Titans, who will arrive in Darwin on Thursday, are settled in the halves with Greg Bird and Scott Prince the stars of the Coffs Harbour win.

    One thing the Cowboys will be looking for is some clear weather with the Cairns game marred by heavy rain and boggy conditions.

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    Darwin flight just the ticket for Brown


    New Gold Coast Titans recruit Riley Brown hopes to get a final chance to impress in the club's last remaining pre-season clash against the Cowboys in Darwin

    TITANS recruit Riley Brown has asked for a final chance to impress as Gold Coast coach John Cartwright prepares to name his squad for the club's last remaining pre-season clash against the Cowboys in Darwin.

    After a strong showing for the Titans against Souths in Coffs Harbour at the weekend, which included scoring a clever try from dummy-half, former Roosters rake Brown has thrust his name firmly in the mix for a bench spot for Round 1.

    But first he must make it on the plane to the Northern Territory when the team flies out on Thursday for their last warm-up.

    "I am not sure how many they are taking but hopefully there is a spot there for me and I get to go up there and play the Cowboys," said Brown from the Titans training camp in Coffs Harbour yesterday.

    "I am pretty happy with the way I have been playing. I have got to know all the plays and am pretty comfortable when I am out there."

    Cartwright has shown a preference in the past to carry a utility on the bench, a role taken on last year by Luke O'Dwyer.

    But with O'Dwyer set to miss the start of the season as he continues his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury, a position appears up for grabs.

    If given a shot against the Cowboys, Brown will come up against former Sydney Roosters teammate Willie Mason, who is embarking on his quest to earn a spot for Round 1.

    "He has gone to a new club and is looking for a fresh start and so am I," said Brown.

    "You only have to see the size of him, his strength and his speed.


    "If he puts it all together I reckon he has definitely got it in him to have another good year."

    The Titans have meanwhile sat down with their three Queensland Cup feeder clubs -- Burleigh, Tweed Heads and Ipswich -- to work out player allocation.

    If unsuccessful, Brown will return to the Queensland Cup with the Burleigh Bears.

    "If that happens I will just cop it on the chin and keep training hard and try and play well in the Queensland Cup," said Brown.

    "If there is a few injuries or what not, I just want to make sure I am in good form and ready to go."

    Clinton Toopi, Bodene Thompson and Jordan Atkins have also been aligned to the Bears, while Brad Meyers, Matthew White, William Zillman, Sam Tagataese, Esi Tonga, Marshall Chalk and Aaron Cannings have been assigned to Ipswich.

    The Seagulls will get Selasi Berdie, Will Matthews, Kevin Gordon, Michael Henderson, Josh Graham, David Mead, Luke O'Dwyer, Ben Ridge, Shannon Walker and Kayne Lawton.

    Source: http://www.goldcoast.com.au/

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    Smile Titans team to take on cowboys

    The Jetstar Gold Coast Titans will welcome back pint-sized dynamo Preston Campbell for Saturday night?s final pre-season trial match against the North Queensland Cowboys in Darwin.

    Campbell was rested from last weekend?s trial match win over Souths in Coffs Harbour but will return for the Jetstar Titans at fullback this weekend.

    It will mark the 32-year-old?s second match of the pre-season after he guided the Indigenous All Stars to victory in the inaugural All Stars match at Skilled Park nine days ago.

    In other team changes, Jetstar Titans coach John Cartwright has opted to rest prop Luke Bailey against the Cowboys while winger Jordan Atkins (knee) and forward Ben Ridge (hamstring) will both miss the match after suffering injuries in the trial against Souths.

    New recruit Greg Bird again lines up in the halves with Jetstar Titans captain Scott Prince in their second match together.

    The Jetstar Titans will wrap up a five-day pre-season training camp at Coffs Harbour tomorrow before leaving for Darwin on Thursday.

    The annual camp has been an important part of the club?s pre-season preparations for the past four years.

    The full 21-man squad to play the Cowboys at Richardson Park, Darwin is listed below:



    1 Preston Campbell
    2 David Mead
    3 Mat Rogers
    4 Joseph Tomane
    5 Kevin Gordon
    6 Greg Bird
    7 Scott Prince
    8 Matthew White
    9 Nathan Friend
    10 Brad Meyers
    11 Anthony Laffranchi
    12 Mark Minichiello
    13 Ashley Harrison
    14 Selasi Berdie
    15 Will Matthews
    16 William Zillman
    17 Riley Brown
    18 Sam Tagataese
    19 Bodene Thompson
    20 Marshall Chalk
    21 Clinton Toopi


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