Four NRL stars in doubt after Origin I

first_imgPhoto: NRL Photos.Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford. Credit: Nathan Hopkins. NSW’s Mitchell Pearce and Queensland duo Anthony Milford and Justin O’Neill and are all considered extremely unlikely to play due to concussions, while Blues hooker Nathan Peats is struggling to overcome a cork.Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has also indicated Cameron Smith could be rested for Friday night’s clash with Newcastle.The injuries mean the Sydney Roosters and Brisbane will be robbed of their most-attacking halves in Pearce and Milford for Saturday night’s blockbuster at Allianz Stadium.Broncos coach Wayne Bennett will also monitor the workloads of his club’s veteran forwards at training on Friday before making a call on whether to make Josh McGuire, Matt Gillett and Sam Thaiday available for the game.The Roosters also had their players undergo a medical on Thursday afternoon, with prop Dylan Napa carrying a leg injury.It’s understood Pearce is keen to play, but will have to pass significant testing to be declared fit after being knocked out by a Will Chambers high shot in NSW’s 28-4 win.Meanwhile, North Queensland centre O’Neill is understood to be suffering the after effects of being hurt in a Jarryd Hayne tackle late in the game.He went off for a head injury assessment and is a near certainty to miss the Cowboys’ game against the Gold Coast.Peats is doing all he can to play in that fixture for the Titans after suffering a severe leg cork, but is also considered highly unlikely to play.Elsewhere, Canterbury are confident all three of their Origin players will be fit to take on Penrith on Sunday, while St George Illawarra and Wests Tigers have no concerns over their representative duos before Saturday’s clash.Manly will wait until Saturday before they know whether Nate Myles will recover from an elbow injury to face Canberra, while both Jake Trbojevic and the Raiders’ Josh Papalii are certain to play on Sunday.The Warriors have confirmed Jacob Lillyman has no concerns to take on Parramatta at ANZ Stadium on Friday night.last_img read more

Psychosis complicates the football agenda in Europe

first_imgAs regards football, skeptical comments arrived yesterday, like Fonseca’s, coach of Roma, one of the 10 teams that could play: “If a match is postponed, you have to postpone all of them,” he said. The CEO of Inter, Giuseppe Marotta, It was more blunt: “If the Council of Ministers orders the blockade until March 8, I wonder how we will manage the next day, considering that they also include teams competing in Europe.” In fact, the Inter calendar, which already postponed the clash against Sampdoria in the last day of Serie A, is particularly affected. If the nerazzurri They will reach the Europa League and Coppa final, they will play up to eight matches from May 3 to 27. Therefore, the fans have protested, especially on Twitter, where one of the trends was the hashtag #campeonatofalseado.The coronavirus also reached Juventus rivals. The Vecchia Signora He has quarantined his subsidiary team after facing Pianese, a Series C team that has four infected. Coronavirus psychosis spreads as fast as contagion. In Valencia, a city that has become the main focus of COVID-19 in Spain with 10 cases, Mestalla recorded the worst entry of the season in the duel against Betis (37,418 spectators) and there was no press conference before and after the game. In France, where there are more than 100 infected, the return of the eighth Champions League between PSG and Dortmund could be played behind closed doors, according to Canal Plus.But the country that is suffering the most from the outbreak is Italy, where the positive ones for COVID-19 are already more than 1,000 and the deceased 29. Yesterday Series A changed its mind: the games that were going to be played behind closed doors will be postponed to May 13, including the Inter-Juventus derby d’Italia, who fight for the title, in addition to Milan-Genoa, Parma-Spal, Sassuolo-Brescia and Udinese-Fiorentina. The decision also postpones Coppa’s final to day 20. The hope is that on March 7, when two weeks of extraordinary emergency measures have been completed, it will be possible to return to normal and open all stadiums. However, exasperation grows and contributes to pessimism, something that is noted in the criticisms aimed at managing the problem.last_img read more