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CROWS coach Brenton Sanderson is finding
it hard to contain his excitement after the
finalisation of the club’s list for 2012.
With the rookie draft done and dusted earlier
this week, Sanderson and his younger charges
headed for the annual Crows Foundation
Christmas Carols at the Westpac Centre.
Speaking just before the players showed they
know their carols as well as most footballers
know the national anthem, Sanderson told the
800 fans 2012 would bring joy to their world.
“I’m trying to play it down, but I can’t,” he said.
“I’m really excited about next year and I can’t
wait for it to start.
“We’ve got our playing group sorted with the
rookie draft, so we’re ready to go.”
Forward Taylor Walker - after strong
encouragement from former X-Factor contestant
and Crows Carols headline act Hayley Teal - sang
the chorus of ‘Joy to the World’ and then made a
hurried exit when the song ended.
The evening failed to unearth any budding
singers in the playing group, but the team did
provide a hearty rendition of ‘We Wish You a
Captain Nathan van Berlo also took the
microphone to introduce new recruits, Brad
Crouch, Luke Brown, Lewis Johnston, Tom
Lynch, Josh Jenkins, Ben Dowdell, Sam Kerridge,
Mitch Grigg, Nick Joyce and Cam Ellis-Yolmen.
Funds raised from the night will go to a range of
charities. Read more
AUSTRALIA’S Test side looks more unsettled after
opener Shane Watson’s pressuring of selectors to
consider a move down the batting order.
Watson yesterday queried the role he’ll play in
the upcoming Test series with India, and finally
hinted that he was open to a move down the order.
A precious commodity in the Australian team due
to his reliable top order batting and wicket-taking
ability, Watson has battled injury throughout his
career as he struggles to manage his workload.
The 30-year-old is currently sidelined after
suffering a hamstring injury while bowling in
last month’s South African tour and he admits he
would like to know as early as possible what the
selectors’ expectations are ahead of the series-
opening Boxing Day Test.
Watson is confident he’ll be fit to bat on Boxing
Day, but says he is unlikely to be able to bowl.
“There’s no doubt that would be great if my role
(in this series) was defined,” Watson told reporters.
“But my role ... most (probably) will be different if
I’m not bowling in Melbourne.
“I might not be available as an all-rounder in
Melbourne, so it’s going to be hard to exactly
define my role before Boxing Day because I won’t
Mates pocket $40k, Bock cops two weeks
ROGER VAUGHAN: AAP
GOLD Coast defender Nathan
Bock was banned for two
games and fined $10,000 as
the AFL warned it will keep
increasing its anti-gambling
Bock told a family member
and a friend ahead of the
round-24 game against
Hawthorn in September that
the Suns would play him
Another family member was
also told and the information
prompted a successful betting
plunge on Bock kicking the
first goal of the game.
He was backed from $101
to $21 and an undisclosed
number of bets won about
Bock knew on the morning of
the game about the bets and
he told the Suns... Read more
Sanderson raring to go
Anyone for openers?
Port president Brett Duncanson
Shane Watson says he’ll be ready for Boxing Day
Appleby starts - slowly
DEFENDING champion Stuart
Appleby passed a fitness test
this morning and started in
the Australian Masters at the
Victoria Golf Club.
Appleby is struggling with
a persistent back injury; he
bogeyed the first hole, then
bounced back with a birdie
at the second.
Magnussen red hot
JAMES Magnussen has
emerged as a genuine chance
at swimming the 50m at the
London Olympics following
his shock win over Australian
record holder Ashley Callus
at the Queensland State
Magnussen completed the
race in 22.66 seconds to edge
out Callus who finished in a
dead heat with Hamish Rose
in a time of 22.87. Read more
Moneyboots: Nathan Bock
Taylor Walker – can play, can’t sing
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