Byrnes earnings offer with Mackie moment

Shannon Byrnes recalls his partial in a sledge from Brisbane champion Michael Voss.

HE competence be a theme of one of a good sledges, though Shannon Byrnes is usually happy to be a partial of it.

On Tuesday morning Jonathan Brown removed around Melbourne radio a line delivered to Byrnes by Michael Voss in a early 2000s.

In a compare between Geelong and Brisbane, Voss urged a referee to stop a diversion since an Auskick actor was on a field.

The baby-faced Byrnes, 19 during a time, certified he was primarily unknowingly he was a theme of a joke, though now he’s usually happy to be a partial of it.

“I can usually honour a good sledge and we was watchful that Vossy indeed knew my name,” he told Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam Browny on Monday.

“Yeah we was, we was holding a explain severely myself until we realised who it was about.”

However, Byrnes also took a event to lapse offer with a favourite sledge of his own.

Andrew Mackie has a repute as one of a game’s lippiest defenders and Byrnes remembers he was usually too happy to accurate punish years later.

“Scarlo, is this a two-pointer?” Mackie asked teammate Matthew Scarlett, shrill adequate for a oppisition to hear.

The Geelong defender afterwards followed it adult with, “surely, we don’t get 4 points for this?”, creation light of a drubbing they were dishing out.

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Weir span take opposite marks to Adelaide Cup

Real Love wins during Ascot.

MELBOURNE Cup-winning tutor Darren Weir will separate Adelaide Cup hopefuls Signoff and Real Love on Saturday as a span turn out their Cup preparations.

Real Love will run in a Group 3 Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) in Adelaide, while Signoff will step out in Melbourne in a Roy Higgins Quality (2600m) during Flemington.

Signoff will be forced to lift 60kg in Melbourne, while Real Love has been allocated 56kg for her Morphettville assignment after weights were expelled on Tuesday.

“Signoff will go to Flemington and Real Love will conduct opposite to Adelaide,’’ Weir told Melbourne radio yesterday.

“They both worked together this morning and went a mile gallop. Both horses worked unequivocally well.’’

Weir pronounced Real Love — raced by leviathan West Australian owners Bob Peters who enjoyed a shining Adelaide Carnival final year with now-retired star Delicacy — had shown poignant alleviation following her final tour when third to associate Cup carefree Swacadelic in a Torney Cup during Moonee Valley.

The five-year-old mare assimilated Weir’s stay progressing this year after finishing third to Delicacy in a Perth Cup. She’s won 6 of her 22 starts for gain of some-more than $850,000.

“Real Love has unequivocally come on,’’ a tutor said.

“She’s unequivocally fittened adult and she looks terrific. She’s positively on track.

“Signoff is a large sum horse. He’s got a bit to come, we think, so he’ll urge a lot on Saturday.’’

THOROUGHBRED Racing SA will hearing 30-minute gaps between races during today’s Murray Bridge meeting.

The shorter breaks between races has been trialled recently in Victoria though this is a initial time a tighter scheduled has been tested in SA.

TRSA has indicated it has no skeleton to revoke a time between races during the weekend programs when there is a most heavier report of meetings opposite Australia.

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Bigger than Texas? Not Saint Nick

Nick Riewoldt during training. Picture: Chris Eastman

YOU would consider spending 4 months eating normal Texan transport in a off-season would fatten we up.

Not so for St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt, who continues to adjust to a final of complicated football, shedding 5 kilograms this summer in a bid to spend some-more time serve afield.

And, nonetheless his time adult a belligerent is approaching to be some-more as a free-ranging winger, a early indications advise he could even try into a engine room from time to time.

“(Riewoldt’s) using is impossibly clever during a minute,” St Kilda manager Alan Richardson said.

“After a severe year he had final year we gave him some time away. He had a opposite preparation.

“That’s sparkling for him either he plays brazen or in a midfield. The devise is for him to do a bit of both.

The 33-year-old won a best and fairest for a Saints in 2002 holding down centre half-back, though has frequency ventured divided from centre half-forward in a 13 years since.

In 2009, Riewoldt sloping a beam during 98kgs. Now, he is in a low 90s — reaffirming his joining to urge in and with a increasing final on a player’s using ability in a complicated game.

His time brazen of centre has yielded 648 goals, ranked third on St Kilda’s all-time list behind Bill Mohr and Tony Lockett.

And notwithstanding his inclination to deposit adult a belligerent some-more than an normal forward, Riewoldt did not attend one centre rebound in 2015.

“He’s a unequivocally considerable actor in front of a turn and critical for us. But we consider he can assistance us in both those tools of a ground.

“Philosophically, we wish to play him a bit some-more in a midfield.”

Saints skipper Nick Riewoldt during training. Picture: Chris Eastman

Saints skipper Nick Riewoldt during training. Picture: Chris EastmanSource:News Corp Australia

Barring an variable training mishap, Riewoldt will lapse to a state where he spent many of his childhood this Sunday for his initial diversion of a pre-season opposite Brisbane in Mackay.

Leigh Montagna is approaching to join Riewoldt in what will be a distant some-more gifted group than a one that was degraded by North Melbourne in Wangaratta on Feb 20.

“It’s usually early in a week so they’ve (Riewoldt and Montagna) have got to get by training though that’s what we’ve designed for,” Richardson said.

“We consider in sequence to prepared best for turn one we wanted to have a younger guys play in a initial diversion opposite a Kangaroos. So we’ll have positively a most some-more gifted group this week.”

“That was always a devise that a some-more experienced, seasoned guys that have had utterly a few pre-seasons will play a final integrate of games.”

Meanwhile, Paddy McCartin’s hamstring aria is not approaching to sideline him for Round 1, however even if entirely fit, a teen is not guaranteed a comparison berth.

“It’s a hamstring so a existence is no matter how teenager 21 days (rest) for a footy bar relates — that will be a minimum,” Richardson said.

“But it depends how he responds and how he trains. So distant it’s been unequivocally positive, he’s finished unequivocally well.

“So during this theatre he’ll be prepared for preference by turn one, though that doesn’t indispensably meant he’ll play, we’ll have to wait and see what arrange of lead adult his had. But it’s going well.”

St Kilda meets Brisbane this weekend in David Armitage’s hometown of Mackay. The midfielder will transport with a group due to promotional arrangements though Richardson was neutral when asked either he would play.

Tom Morris is on Twitter: @tommorris32

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Another reversal for No. 1 Sun

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AFL: Fox Sports’ Julian De Stoop provides a latest news on a repairs concerns from Hawthorn’s NAB Challenge detriment to Richmond as good as Melbourne Demons immature gun Angus Brayshaw’s knee injury.

old Coast Sun David Swallow has suffered another repairs setback. Picture: Jerad Williams

DAVID Swallow is staid to skip a initial half of a season, after medicine suggested bone bruising in his knee.

Swallow opted to bear teenager arthroscopic medicine after experiencing annoy in his knee final week.

The procession — radically a purify out — is common among football players, quite in a off season.

However, a medicine suggested larger repairs to a 23-year-old’s knee than primarily thought.

Gold Coast manager Rodney Eade pronounced a mid-season lapse was now inevitable.

“He has got a bit of bone bruising so we will behind off his using for a subsequent 4 to 5 weeks and afterwards see how it goes,” Eade told a Gold Coast Bulletin.

“Then he has got to do a preseason so 6 weeks smallest after that.

“I couldn’t see him personification until tighten to midyear though it competence be anywhere from Round 8 onwards and it could be (Round) 10, 12, we don’t know. It is in a path of a gods.”

The bruising is a latest reversal for a 23-year-old, who usually played 6 games in 2015 since of back-to-back posterior cruciate vinculum injuries.

Swallow — who had been on lane to lapse in Round 1 — is pronounced to be devastated.

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English media’s inexpensive shot during Aussies

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Cricket: Dave Warner unapproachable of Aussies tip spot.

No. 1.

IT WAS as predicted as it was pedestrian.

An English conflict on Australia’s arise to a tip of a ICC Test cricket rankings was always going to come.

Now it has, interjection to The Independent cricket author Stephen Brenkley.

Steve Smith’s startling mount to a tip of Test cricket has finished his group an easy target.

What author could conflict an easy aim like doubt a piece behind Australia’s betterment to a No. 1 group in cricket? With a frail reason on a ICC Test Championship Mace, Smith’s group are easy pickings — and Brenkley knows it.

“Australia competence have overtaken India on a approach to a Mace on a final hook of a final path though there lurks a suspicion, maybe innate of resentment, that they are not indeed most patrolman — larger than a sum of their parts,” Brenkley wrote.

“Lucky country, Australia, propitious team, too, maybe.

The perspective from a top.

The perspective from a top.Source:AAP

“The comparison that is to be finished — astray probably, destined really and tough toffee — is with their forebears.

“Australia ruled a universe from a mid-1990s to 2009. When a benefaction ICC ratings were inaugurated in 2003, they finished tip for a initial 7 years.

“Of a 72 Test matches they played in a period, they won 49 and mislaid 11.

“The group contained, as a benefaction lot are no doubt still painfully aware, some of a biggest to have played a game. Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist anyone? Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Matthew Hayden, anyone else?

“And now we are being invited to commend Joe Burns, Adam Voges and Mitch Marsh. Usman Khawaja, Jackson Bird and Nathan Lyon.”

Even undefeated Test captain Steve Smith is questioned in a column.

“Smith continues to order opinion,” Brenkley wrote.

“His captaincy is customarily understated though prone, it seems, to naivety and confusing outbursts of ill rage (again declare a new Test when he was fined for gainsay towards a umpire). Like a batting it works, though in annoy of, not since of.

Haters gonna hate.

Haters gonna hate.Source:AAP

“Australia’s goal now is to stay during No. 1. Their subsequent assignments most after this year are opposite South Africa home and away, and Pakistan during home. The usually thing for it, of course, is to remind them who binds a Ashes.”

It comes after Aussie Test good Rodney Hogg claimed England is a best Test team.

He pronounced England’s considerable group leaders mount out as a best players in a universe right now.

“England has Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn and Ben Stokes, that is a severely accessible attack, and Moeen Ali to play spin. we consider they are only on tip right now,” he said.

Former Test batsman Dean Jones, however, pronounced Australia entirely deserved a No. 1 ranking.

“They will merit tip billing among a world’s Test nations,” Jones told Fairfax.

“Many people decider a Australian group hard. All they can do is to win and win well, that they have done. Yes their opponents haven’t been good over a past 6 months, though this Australian group has played a peculiarity code of cricket.”

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