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Parramatta coach Brad
Arthur has given winger Semi
Radradra the freedom to drift
in and across field as the NRL
side’s attack continues to
Radradra bagged the first
four-try haul of his 70-
game NRL career last night
in the Eels’ 34-16 flogging
of St George Illawarra in
Wollongong — marking the
fifth hat-trick of his career.
He scored his first three tries
on the left wing, completing
relatively simple moves down
the Parramatta edge and
receiving the final ball from
either Michael Jennings or
However, his fourth and final
try came on the right edge,
courtesy of a slick inside ball
from fullback Bevan French —
surprising the Dragons defence.
But Radradra said the tactic
had been one he and Arthur
had developed over the pre-
“He let us do whatever we
want to do,” Radradra said of
“He never tells me to just stay
on the wing. Sometimes if it
stays quiet I come find the ball.
It ’s pretty difficult to defend as
“The confusion is tough.”
Radradra was quiet in the
Eels’ opening-round win over
Manly last weekend, but was
far more involved against the
Dragons last night.
The 75th-minute move with
French was not the only time
Radradra drifted to his right, as
he also set up on the opposite
edge from a number of scrums
and shifted in-field in the
middle of sets.
Arthur said it was a tactic he
would continue to employ.
“Semi has a licence to go and
get his hands on the football,”
“He’s one of our strikes. We’re
not going to pigeon-hole him
into one side of the field. It ’s
very hard to plan defensively
against him when he’s doing
things like that.”
Radradra’s future at the Eels is
still unclear. He has a domestic
violence court case hanging
over his head, with the next
hearing due for May 2.
He has also signed to join
French rugby club Toulon next
season, however he could be
forced out of the NRL well
before that if he is found guilty
on two counts of assault against
his former partner.
Arthur said Radradra was in a
clear headspace at the moment.
“He’s got a bit of clarity at the
moment.He likes being around
“His team-mates have been
fantastic for him. We like
to see a happy (Radradra),”
Other results.— Sydney
Roosters 28, Canterbury 24;
Melbourne 26, Warriors 10;
Cowboys 21, Brisbane 20;
Knights 34, Titans 26; South
Sydney 38, Manly 18; Cronulla
42, Canberra 16; Penrith 36,
Wests Tigers 2.
SPEIGHTS HANDICAP TROT,
$7000, 2500m. 7 -7 Deva Jones (13)
P Borcoskie 1; 10-10 Sunny Glenis
(12) R Anderson 2; 11-11 Little
Miss (5) J Young 3. All Started.
Also (in finishing order): 9-9 Girlz
N Boyz, 4-4 Brite N Lovely, 14-
14 Conrock, 5-5 Tehoro Tease, 3-2
Scarlet Bromac, 12-13 Tehoro Nova,
8-6 Princess Harbour, 1-1 Reign On
Me, 2-3 Majestic Moment, 6-8 Jour
Highness, 13-12 Louisletzfly. L g
nk, 2L, 1-1/4L. Time: 3:28.86 . MR:
2:14.42. Last 800m: 64.40. Win:
$15.90 . Places: $3.70, $6.70, $10.50.
Quinella: $168.60 . Trifecta: $7994.10
(13,12,5). First4: Not Struck. Sub:
Reign On Me (10). Trainer: Brent
THOMAS FREIGHT PACE,
$7000, 2000m. 2 -2 Terrier (1) R Close
1; 3-4 Elite Excuse (8) D Keast 2; 6-5
Magic Blaze (4) J Young 3. Scratched:
Supreme Banner, Shardan Suzie,
Ellmers Hoofing It. Also (in finishing
order): 1-1 Meggy Mogs, 4-3 Rainy
River, 14-14 Benz Buy, 8-9 Donegal
Carnbouy, 5-6 Born Again Delight,
13-8 Karanga Sweet P, 7-7 Olde
Oak Emma, 12-13 Morgy Under
Fire, 10-10 Lulu Rose, 9-12 The
Coup De Grace, 11-11 Shadowman.
1-3/4L, 2-1/2L, 4L. Time: 2:41.94.
MR: 2:10.28. Last 800m: 60.40. Win:
$4.40. Places: $2.00, $2.20, $2.80 .
Quinella: $11.40. Trifecta: $192.90
(1,8,4). First4: $705.80 (1,8,4,16).
Double: $50.00 (13/1), $42.80 (13/8).
Sub: Meggy Mogs (16). Trainer: John
Bartlett, Ashworths Beach.
MEMORIAL MOBILE PACE,
$7000, 2450m. 6 -7 King Size (3)
R Close 1; 1-1 Scoob Operator (2)
R Anderson 2; 3-2 Master Jordy
(5) J Young 3. All Started. Also (in
finishing order): 2-4 Rockon Styx,
5-5 Motu Bettor Be Q uick, 10-9
Ellmers Hoofing It, 4-3 Forgot To
Remember, 7-6 My Nikayla, 11-
11 Cherokee Red, 8-8 The Jandel
Machine, 12-12 Gotta Ticket, 9-10
Fourpenny One. 1/2 nk, 3L, 1-3/4L.
Time: 3:12.51. MR: 2:06.43. Last
800m: 60.70. Win: $18.70. Places:
$4.10, $1.50, $1.70. Quinella: $23.90 .
Trifecta: $241.10 (3,2,5). First4:
$1813.60 (3,2,5,7). Treble: $1386.50
(13/1/3). Sub: Scoob Operator (2).
Trainer: John Bartlett, Ashworths
ELECTRICAL MOBILE PACE,
$7000, 2450m. 8 -8 Shardan Suzie
(12) C McDowell 1; 1-1 Lets Rock
N Roll (1) J Hay 2; 5-5 Velocette
(11) R Holmes 3. All Started. Also
(in finishing order): 4-4 Motu
Tinkerbell, 3-2 Green Fingers, 2-3
Got A Beauty, 9-9 Tom Rule, 10-11
It’s Official, 12-12 Miranda Cullen,
7-7 Beragio, 11-10 Franco Tallis,
6-6 Paleface Sioux. Nk, 5L, 4-1/2L.
Time: 3:16.26. MR: 2:08.89. Last
800m: 61.80 . Win: $41.10. Places:
$9.70, $1.20, $3.70. Q uinella: $58.20.
Trifecta: $1698.30 (12,1,11). First4:
$2758.00 (12,1,11,7). Double:
$372.40 (3/12), $17.70 (3/1+). Sub:
Lets Rock N Roll (1). Trainer: Chris
REEF TON COFFIN CO.
MOBILE, $8000, 2450m. 5 -4
Buckeye (11) J Geddes 1; 6-6 She’sa
Tricky Bridge (12) R Close 2; 1-1
Unico Legend (2) R May 3. All
Started. Also (in finishing order):
7-7 Lolita Franco, 10-10 Star In The
Future, 12-12 Shantahlia Romeo, 8-8
Shelly Ann, 9-9 Game Changer, 2-3
Mr Asia, 11-11 All Nuts N Bolts, 4-5
Pat Campbell, 3-2 Markim. 1/2L, Lg
nk, Nse. Time: 3:11.64. MR: 2:05.86 .
Last 800m: 61.70. Win: $10.90 .
Places: $2.80, $4.30, $1.20. Quinella:
$59.00 . Trifecta: $324.20 (11,12,2).
First4: $3865.70 (11,12,2,3).
Quaddie: $7758.00 (1/3/12/11). Sub:
Unico Legend (2). Trainer: J & J
MOBILE PACE, $8000, 2450m.
4-4 Idealagain (12) T Williams 1; 1-3
English Rose (11) R May 2; 10-12
Hes Fast And Furious (10) K Gil 3.
All Started. Also (in finishing order):
8-8 Paul’s Verdict, 7-7 Ireby Meg, 2-1
Novak, 5-5 Canndew, 6-6 Freak Like
Me, 3-2 Garry’s Legacy, 9-9 Was
Meant To Be, 12-11 Trixie Bromac,
11-10 Smooth Fire. 3/4L, 2-1/2L,
Nse. Time: 3:11.70. MR: 2:05.90 .
Last 800m: 61.30. Win: $7.60 . Places:
$2.60, $1.80, $8.30 . Q uinella: $12.10 .
Trifecta: $576.40 (12,11,10). First4:
$2759.10 (12,11,10,1). Double:
$70.70 (11/12), $15.10 (11/11+).
Treble: $10952.90 (12/11/12). Sub:
English Rose (11). Trainer: Rodney
HANDICAP PACE, $8000,
2500m. 3 -3 Indie (2) J Young 1;
1-1 Distinctive Del (6) S Ottley 2;
5-5 Eastwood Chieftain (5) R May
3. All Started. Also (in finishing
order): 9-8 Midfrew Tarpediem, 8-9
Cimarron, 7-7 Arcano, 6-6 Likely
Jereme, 4-4 Gabby’s Star, 10-10 Alsa
Lustre, 2-2 Mogul. 3/4L, 3L, 1-1/2L.
Time: 3:25.46. MR: 2:12.23. Last
800m: 59.10 . Win: $6.10 . Places:
$1.90, $1.40, $2.70. Quinella: $10.50.
Trifecta: $153.90 (2,6,5). First4:
$1582.90 (2,6,5,7). Sub: Distinctive
Del (6). Trainer: G & N Hope,
ELECTRONET PACE, $8000,
2000m. 6 -6 Hotdiggettycullen (2)
J Young 1; 10-10 Zulu Courage
(3) D Butcher 2; 4-4 Gracie Eyre
(5) S Ottley 3. All Started. Also (in
finishing order): 2-2 Shadow Rider,
9-9 Dana Dawn, 5-5 Kotare Mist,
3-3 Julia Lady, 8-8 Bridget Blue Chip,
12-11 Hesa Dazzler, 1-1 Lis Rulz, 11-
12 Perfect Circle, 7-7 Dorie Delight.
3/4L, 3/4L, Hd. Time: 2:40.35. MR:
2:09.00 . Last 800m: 59.80 . Win:
$17.10 . Places: $4.20, $8.20, $2.10 .
Quinella: $170.80 . Trifecta: $2303.10
(2,3,5). First4: $2352.60 (2,3,5,7).
Double: $75.70 (2/2), $113.60 (2/3).
Sub: Lis Rulz (4). Trainer: Chris
BUCCLEUGH’S ON HIGH
INANGAHUA GREY VALLE,
$12000, 3200m. 1 -1 Johnny Eyre
(2) S Ottley 1; 4-4 Clasina Maria
(11) J Young 2; 5-5 The Valiant (1) J
Hay 3. All Started. Also (in finishing
order): 7-8 Karanga Red Fantasy,
3-3 Precious Sara, 8-7 Take After
Me, 6-6 Highland Reign, 10-10 JJ’s
Delight, 2-2 Bevan’s Cullen, 12-
12 Extra Guinness, 11-11 Caesar’s
Quest, 9-9 Buzkil. Lg hd, 2-1/4L,
1/2 hd. Time: 4:16.80 . MR: 2:09.12.
Last 800m: 60.00 . Win: $2.80 . Places:
$1.50, $2.30, $2.70. Quinella: $8.40.
Trifecta: $92.50 (2,11,1). First4:
$871.00 (2,11,1,7). Sub: Johnny
Eyre (2). Trainer: Mike Brown, East
HANDICAP TROT, $8000, 2500m.
1-1 Sundons Flyer (13) S Ottley 1;
4-4 Daiquiri (1) C D Thornley 2;
3-3 Beg Hall (12) D Butcher 3. All
Started. Also (in finishing order):
10-9 Sarah Palin, 9-6 Clifden
Clowers, 11-11 Natives Lasting
Love, 6-7 Tehoro Dazzle, 2-2 Westar
Bella, 12-12 Monkey Luck, 7-8 Gin
Rummy, 13-13 Holdon Toyaspurs,
8-10 The Prince, 5-5 Glenis Marie.
1/2L, 4-1/2L, 3/4L. Time: 3:24.07.
MR: 2:11.34. Last 800m: 53.50.
Win: $3.30. Places: $1.80, $3.10,
$2.30 . Q uinella: $25.00 . Trifecta:
$133.00 (13,1,12). First4: $1135.50
(13,1,12,6). Quaddie: $2503.50
(2/2/2+/13+). Place6: $82.60 (2+,11
/1,12,13+). Double: $7.80 (2+/13+),
$10.90 (2+/1). Treble: $321.70
(2/2+/13+). Sub: Sundons Flyer (13).
Trainer: Bruce Negus, Burnham.
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9
PICTURE: Paul McBride
Westport pacer Idealagain and driver Tim Williams return to the bird cage after winning the Westfleet
Seafoods Mobile Pace at Reefton yesterday.
Black Cap swing bowler Tim
Southee will probably return to
the playing XI for the second
test against South Africa in
Wellington, but it is not clear who
will ser ve as the side’s first-choice
Following the drawn opener in
Dunedin, where the hosts played
two spinners at home for the first
time in seven years, captain Kane
Williamson conceded things will
likely to return to normal at the
Basin Reser ve.
“History suggests it doesn’t take a
huge amount of turn,” he said.
Southee was left out with twirlers
Jeetan Patel and Mitchell Santner
both preferred in D unedin, but
Patel sent down nearly twice as
many overs and twice removed
dangerman Q uinton de Kock.
Williamson was diplomatic
when asked who the first-choice
“I think we have the luxury of
having a few high-quality spinners
in the country that all do different
things,” he said.
“That is probably the main
consideration going into a game,
looking at what strengths we have
and matching them up to the
surface and potentially how we can
target some players.”
The Wellington pitch may favour
pace but New Zealand are likely to
return to playing two spinners on
a turning Hamilton wicket in the
Patel had earlier been picked
for the side’s fourth ODI match
against the Proteas in Hamilton,
where he snared de Kock’s wicket.
“ We struggled to get Quinton
out, he’d obviously got three
50s in a row and played a pretty
significant hand,” New Zealand
mentor Mike Hesson said.
“I think Quinton is a good
enough player to not be consumed
by that too much. To be fair Jeetan’s
bowled a few crackers at him, (so)
long may that continue.”
South African skipper Faf du
Plessis admitted his surprise at
how much New Zealand pitches
had changed over the course of his
In the past, South Africa wouldn’t
have felt the need to bring more
than one spinner to the Shaky
“ We haven’t played on wickets
like this in New Zealand before,”
du Plessis said.
“ I don’t know if that is a genuine
tactic for the New Zealand team
or just how the different pitches
South Africa have only one
specialist spinner on tour in Keshav
Maharaj, but have indicated
they may bring in a second for
Meanwhile, Hesson admitted
his side’s DRS review decision-
making process needed work.
“(It’s) probably something we
need to firm up on,” he said.
“ You do have to take a little bit
of time to gather information.
We probably let the emotion take
over and make an instant decision,
which in the end obviously wasn’t
There were three DRS changers
in D unedin.
PICTURE: Getty Images
Eels Semi Radradra scores one of his four tries against the
Dragons at WIN Stadium, in Wollongong.
New Zealanders have dominated the
Oceania Continental Mountain Biking
Championships, winning both the men’s
and women’s cross-country gongs.
Defending men’s champion Anton
Cooper surged to victory at the
Toowoomba course in Q ueensland
despite suffering mechanical issues.
A crash on the second of five laps
caused Cooper’s bike chain to come off,
but a quick fix gave him enough time to
peg back the race leaders. He finished
the race in one hour and 25 minutes,
more than 30 seconds ahead of second-
placed Australian Cameron Ivory and
nearly two minutes ahead of third.
“I’m stoked to back up my title from
last year with another win,” the 22-year-
old Cantabrian said.
“I’m really happy to have the form to
chase down the leaders after making life
hard for myself — it ’s a great way to start
In the women’s race, national champion
Samara Sheppard blitzed the field by
taking the lead early and going on to win
by two-and-a -half minutes.
New Zealanders also won two
other titles at the meet, with Jessica
Manchester taking out the under-19
women’s cross-country race and Shania
Rawson claiming victory in the under-19
women’s downhill race. — NZ N
South African skipper Faf du
Plessis says he is surprised Steve
Smith and Virat Kohli weren’t
slapped with charges following the
“It would have been interesting
to see how the Australian media
reacted to me doing that,” du Plessis
said after the first test against New
Zealand in D unedin, which ended
in a draw after the last day was
“ Purely from the reason what
I went through in Australia for
something I feel was a lot smaller.”
The 32-year-old was fined his full
match fee and given three demerit
points for ball-tampering after
being caught on camera applying
saliva to the ball with a mint in his
mouth during the test in Hobart
However, neither Indian captain
Kohli or his Australian counterpart
Smith were even reported following
the spiteful verbals and accusations
following the Bangalore test earlier
Du Plessis felt the ICC reaction
to his actions in Hobart was over
the top. “ I felt I was treated very
harsh. We you see something like
that you would hope it would be
exactly the same,” he said.
Kieran Foran admits lack of contact
training on his surgically-repaired
shoulder is likely to scupper a newly-
Canterbury on Friday.
The controversial Warriors recruit has
been given the green light by the NRL
integrity unit to return to the field in
round three, as previously scheduled, after
satisfying them he has dealt sufficiently
with his off-field problems.
After passing a final psychological
assessment, the Kiwis playmaker’s
contract was rubber-stamped, leaving
him free to face former mentor Des
Hasler’s Bulldogs in in D unedin on
It follows a months-long probe by the
integrity unit which combed through his
bank and betting accounts.
Foran doubts he will be physically ready
by then and thinks he will likely have to
look to the clash with St George Illawarra
in Sydney the following round or a home
clash with Gold Coast a week later.
“The shoulder’s been coming along ok,”
“I’ve got a big couple of weeks coming
up with it, start doing contact. I’m
hopeful of playing in the next couple of
weeks. It probably won’t be round three.
If it’s not round three it’ll be one of the
weeks after that.”
Warriors boss Jim Doyle set a similar
time frame, but certainly expected him
back before what should be an emotional
round six clash with Parramatta, the club
he walked away from last year when his
personal issues came to a head.
“The anticipation was always around
round three-ish,” Doyle said of Foran’s
“He’s still hopeful for next week but
it ’s looking more likely to be round four
but round five at the latest. He’s got a big
10 days ahead of him with more contact
Foran has not played since suffering a
torn bicep tendon in round 12 last year
while playing for Parramatta.
After being released by the Eels in July,
he has sought to pick up the pieces of his
troubled life in his home country New
Andy Murray was stunned in his
opening match at Indian Wells by a man
ranked 128 places below him, losing
6-4, 7-6 (7-4) to Canadian qualifier
Vasek Pospisil last night.
It was, without a doubt, the biggest
singles victory of his career for Pospisil,
who spun around and flung away his
racket after smacking a forehand winner
to convert his fourth match point.
Pospisil’s best accomplishment in tennis
to date was winning a Wimbledon
doubles title with Jack Sock of the US
There really was little reason to believe
beforehand that Murray would have so
much trouble. He is, after all, ranked
No 1, owns three grand slam singles
titles and two Olympic singles golds,
has about $55 million more in career
earnings than Pospisil and a 45-0 edge
in singles trophies. Plus, Murray had
won all four previous head-to-head
But Pospisil attacked second serves
with great success this time and broke
Murray four times — three in the
opening set alone — while also keeping
him off- balance with strong net play.
“Some years I’ve played well. Some
years it just hasn’t quite happened for
me,” Murray said of his struggles in
California. “I don’t know exactly why
that is. I don’t know if it ’s the conditions.
I really don’t know why I haven’t played
my best here over the years.”
The tone was established early on
in the second-round match. Murray,
who had a bye in the first round, broke
Pospisil twice in the opening set, but
gave that edge back each time, winning
only one of nine second-serve points in
Pospisil broke again to open the
third, then held for 2-0 and had two
break points to go up 3-0 after Murray
double-faulted for the sixth time. But
Murray held there, then broke back, and
was steadier until the tiebreaker.
Yet another double-fault gave Pospisil
a 3-1 lead, and he stretched that to 6-2,
before relenting just a bit on the way to
“It ’s an amazing feeling,” said Pospisil.
“I had a tough year last year for many,
many different reasons. I feel the last
couple months I really found my hunger
and my motivation to be back on the
court training hard again.”
Other seeded men losing Saturday:
No 7 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No 19 Ivo
Karlovic and No. 30 Feliciano Lopez.
Self-effacing Italian Fabio Fognini
won a battle of expectant fathers when
he beat Tsonga 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 6-4 in the
Unseeded Fognini survived a first-
set tiebreak and a tense final set
before upsetting the seventh-seeded
Frenchman in a match that stretched
nearly two hours and 30 minutes in the
blazing afternoon sun at Indian Wells.
Radradra bags four as Eels demolish Dragons
Foran expects injury to delay NRL return
Smith, Kohli treated
differently, says du Plessis
NZ mountainbiking success
Pospisil stuns Murray
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