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Easy way to score $3 million in lottery


After a massive Powerball prize was collected last week, tonight’s draw has gone back to $3 million.

Last week, Oz Lotto and Powerball resulted in three Australians pocketing a combined $30 million.

A young man from Sydney’s west who pocketed $20 million in Thursday’s Powerball jackpot vowed to share his winnings – and potentially “work harder”.

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He purchased his winning marked 50-game entry online at thelott.com, Australia’s official lottery provider.

While he said he planned to spoil himself “a little”, he also said he had no immediate plans to quit his job to enjoy his millions.

“There’s certainly a lot to think about. I want to save some for the future and invest some too,” he said.

“I don’t know what I will do with work. I could take it easy or work harder.

“But one thing is for sure, I will certainly be taking some time off to enjoy life as a multi-millionaire.”

The generous winner said he “can’t wait” to share his cash with his loved ones and that he couldn’t believe he had gone from “having little, to being insanely rich” overnight.

“I can’t wait to help my family. I want to buy my parents a house,” he said.

“I can’t travel at the moment, but as soon as I can, I will be straight on a plane to Las Vegas.

“There will be a few little splurges when I first get the money. I want to buy a ski boat and there will be a new car.”

The massive prizes came just weeks after a North Sydney woman won a record $50 million Oz Lotto prize – the largest in a decade.

But the ticket was unregistered and the woman, who purchased her entry during a trip to the NSW south coast, failed to check her numbers for several days.

When she finally realised her good fortune and claimed her prize, she revealed it had been the first lottery ticket she had ever bought, describing the win as “beginner’s luck”.

Last month, a Victorian also took out the shared title of Australia’s third biggest lottery winner after pocketing an $80 million Powerball jackpot.

But while many of us will likely fantasise about hitting the jackpot, spare a thought for a Northern Territory woman, identified only at Ms B, whose lottery ticket mistake cost her a $126 million Powerball win.

She selected the winning numbers for a massive Powerball jackpot, but was left virtually empty-handed after it emerged she had entered the wrong draw – a competition known as the THU Jackpot.

Instead, she scored just $15 with the Northern Territory Racing Commission confirming the devastating blow.



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Panthers destroy Manly 42-12 as Canberra Raiders and Sydney Roosters score NRL wins


Penrith made sure it will finish round 12 on top of the NRL ladder following a comprehensive 42-12 defeat of Manly at Brookvale Oval.

Earlier on Saturday, Canberra showed its class to sneak home with a 14-12 win over North Queensland, while the Sydney Roosters survived an almighty scare from Gold Coast to escape with an 18-12 triumph.

The Panthers skipped three points clear of Melbourne and Parramatta on the ladder, although the Storm and Eels will play their respective round-12 fixtures on Sunday.

Charlie Staines, playing just his second NRL match, scored two tries in 25 action-filled minutes before limping off the field with a hamstring injury.

Nathan Cleary also put on a masterclass, setting up two tries and scoring one of his own in the second half when he regathered his own grubber.

But Staines was the main attraction.

He became the first man since South Sydney’s Don Manson in 1937 to score six tries in his first two matches.

In the time since his four tries on debut last month, the winger has spent two weeks in quarantine after having too many visitors in his home and then visiting Nepean Hospital with lockjaw.

But while Penrith shot out of the blocks to a 22-0 lead after 30 minutes, it was an absolute horror show for Manly.

Dylan Walker left the field with a foot injury just 10 minutes into his return from an issue higher up in the same foot, while Curtis Sironen hurt his knee and Brad Parker suffered a concussion.

The loss drops the Sea Eagles back out of the top eight and with a crucial few weeks ahead before Tom Trbojevic’s planned return in three matches.

Meanwhile, the performance was one of the best of Penrith’s season, with the Panthers completing at 91 per cent and playing expansive football.

Staines opened the scoring when he got the ball down in a tight space on the right edge in the 10th minute, then Cleary gifted him with a perfect lofted ball for his second.

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Cleary kicked a 40-20 before another try before one of his grubbers rebounded into Penrith hands and Viliame Kikau put on an offload for Stephen Crichton to score.

Isaah Yeo, Api Koroisau and Brent Naden also claimed tries in the demolition job.

Cherry-Evans was clearly Manly’s best.

He put Jake Trbojevic over with an inside ball for their only first-half try and kicked for Jorge Taufua for one in the second.

He also somehow held Kikau up to save one and stopped another when he chased down Naden after running 80 metres from a Lachlan Croker intercept.

Raiders hang tough to win up north

It was far from the Raiders’ best performance but they did enough to edge a willing Cowboys outfit, with both teams scoring two tries in Townsville.

The Cowboys threw everything at their opponents but too often let themselves down with their kicking options.

Gunning for their third successive victory, the Raiders looked as if they were suffering jet lag early on after their long match-day flight to Canberra.

They were caught out just two minutes into the match when North Queensland hooker Reece Robson dashed over the line from dummy half.

The Raiders found their groove to level in the 18th minute when half-back George Williams started and finished a 70-metre try, helped by a big charge and fend by winger Nick Cotric.

A 35th-minute penalty strike by captain Jarrod Croker allowed his team to take an 8-6 lead to half-time.

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Cowboys forward Jordan McLean tries to find a way through the Raiders defence.(AAP: Cameron Laird)

Canberra prop Josh Papalii was both hero and villain within two minutes, stripping the ball but then being placed on report for a forearm to the head of the Cowboys’ teenage full-back Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow.

Cowboys skipper Jason Taumalolo steamed to the try line to put his side up but it was short-lived with the Raiders hitting back four minutes later.

England international John Bateman, playing his first match of the year after two rounds of shoulder surgery, found Curtis Scott, who fended off winger Murray Taulagi to score.

Sharpshooter Croker then showed his value, nailing the conversion from the sideline to put his side ahead again.

The final 12 minutes saw four captains’ challenges, with the Cowboys correct with both but they couldn’t find the points for a win or to take the match into golden point.

Roosters deny gutsy Titans

In an action-packed match laced with drama at the sCG, the Roosters overcame their crippling injury toll to preserve their place in the top four thanks largely to the heroics of classy centre Joseph Manu.

Already missing eight players from their 2019 grand final-winning outfit and with superstar signing Sonny Bill Williams holed up in quarantine, the Roosters lost try-scoring ace Josh Morris to a calf strain before this afternoon’s kick-off.

Fortunately the back-to-back premiers had Manu, whose leaping 58th-minute try and miracle first-half try saver on Phillip Sami saved the Roosters embarrassment.

The Titans could have bagged four first-half tries but had to settle for only one after blowing two and seeing Manu pull off his incredible rescue act before the break.

Jamal Fogarty was also denied a try in just the second minute, the half-back touching down only for the bunker to rule Titans teammate Brian Kelly had passed him the ball off the ground.

A Sydney Roosters NRL player tackles a Gold Coast Titans opponent holding the ball around the chest area.
Roosters hooker Jake Friend (left) tries to bring down Gold Coast lock Jai Arrow.(AAP: Dean Lewins)

But there was no denying Anthony Don eight minutes later when the prolific winger started and finished his own 75-metre effort.

After scrambling for much of the half, somehow the Roosters went to the break with a 10-6 advantage after half-back Kyle Flanagan added two penalties to his conversion of Mitch Aubusson’s try.

The Titans were reduced to 12 men for a second time in the match when Keegan Hipgrave was sin-binned for taking out Lindsay Collins.

The Roosters’ claims for a penalty try were denied but Flanagan’s two points made it 12-6 before Manu soared high to reel in Luke Keary’s cross-field bomb.

That appeared to seal the deal before Sami crossed with five minutes remaining to give Roosters fans a tense finish.

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Canberra Raiders score 14-12 NRL win over North Queensland as Sydney Roosters beat Gold Coast


Canberra has shown its class to sneak home with a 14-12 win over North Queensland in an NRL arm wrestle in Townsville.

Earlier in the afternoon, the depleted Sydney Roosters survived an almighty scare from an inspired Gold Coast Titans to escape with a vital 18-12 win at the SCG.

Up north, it was far from the Raiders’ best performance but they did enough to edge a willing Cowboys outfit, with both teams scoring two tries.

The Cowboys threw everything at their opponents but too often let themselves down with their kicking options.

Gunning for their third successive victory, the Raiders looked as if they were suffering jet lag early on after their long match-day flight to Canberra.

They were caught out just two minutes into the match when North Queensland hooker Reece Robson dashed over the line from dummy half.

The Raiders found their groove to level in the 18th minute when half-back George Williams started and finished a 70-metre try, helped by a big charge and fend by winger Nick Cotric.

A 35th-minute penalty strike by captain Jarrod Croker allowed his team to take an 8-6 lead to half-time.

Canberra prop Josh Papalii was both hero and villain within two minutes, stripping the ball but then being placed on report for a forearm to the head of the Cowboys’ teenage full-back Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow.

Cowboys skipper Jason Taumalolo steamed to the try line to put his side up but it was short-lived with the Raiders hitting back four minutes later.

England international John Bateman, playing his first match of the year after two rounds of shoulder surgery, found Curtis Scott, who fended off winger Murray Taulagi to score.

Sharpshooter Croker then showed his value, nailing the conversion from the sideline to put his side ahead again.

The final 12 minutes saw four captains’ challenges, with the Cowboys correct with both but they couldn’t find the points for a win or to take the match into golden point.

Roosters deny gutsy Titans

In an action-packed match laced with drama, the Roosters overcame their crippling injury toll to preserve their place in the top four thanks largely to the heroics of classy centre Joseph Manu.

Already missing eight players from their 2019 grand final-winning outfit and with superstar signing Sonny Bill Williams holed up in quarantine, the Roosters lost try-scoring ace Josh Morris to a calf strain before this afternoon’s kick-off.

Fortunately the back-to-back premiers had Manu, whose leaping 58th-minute try and miracle first-half try saver on Phillip Sami saved the Roosters embarrassment.

The Titans could have bagged four first-half tries but had to settle for only one after blowing two and seeing Manu pull off his incredible rescue act before the break.

Jamal Fogarty was also denied a try in just the second minute, the half-back touching down only for the bunker to rule Titans teammate Brian Kelly had passed him the ball off the ground.

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Roosters hooker Jake Friend (left) tries to bring down Gold Coast lock Jai Arrow.(AAP: Dean Lewins)

But there was no denying Anthony Don eight minutes later when the prolific winger started and finished his own 75-metre effort.

After scrambling for much of the half, somehow the Roosters went to the break with a 10-6 advantage after half-back Kyle Flanagan added two penalties to his conversion of Mitch Aubusson’s try.

The Titans were reduced to 12 men for a second time in the match when Keegan Hipgrave was sin-binned for taking out Lindsay Collins.

The Roosters’ claims for a penalty try were denied but Flanagan’s two points made it 12-6 before Manu soared high to reel in Luke Keary’s cross-field bomb.

That appeared to seal the deal before Sami crossed with five minutes remaining to give Roosters fans a tense finish.

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Manly Sea Eagles score 24-12 NRL victory over North Queensland Cowboys



North Queensland has started life without former coach Paul Green on a losing note, as Manly moved into the top eight with a 24-12 win over the Cowboys in Townsville.

Green, who coached the Cowboys to their only NRL premiership in 2015, departed the club last Monday after a disappointing start to the season and the home side showed plenty of heart under his interim replacement Josh Hannay.

But they could not do enough to secure their fourth win of the season, with Addin Fonua-Blake making his mark for Manly in his first appearance since he was suspended for two matches and fined $20,000 by the NRL for abusing a referee earlier this month.

Fonua-Blake topped 200 run metres, while Martin Taupau was also dominant up front for Manly, who rose to seventh on the ladder via the win.

Barred from playing in Queensland a week ago due to their vaccination policy, Fonua-Blake only met the State Government’s requirements this week.

He finished the match with four tackle busts, with 93 of his metres coming post-contact and all but six of the Sea Eagles’ points coming while he was on the field.

Cade Cust was also superb for Manly at five-eighth.

He put Manly on the front foot early with a forced drop-out, before Daly Cherry-Evans backed it up with another and put Curtis Sironen over from the ensuing set.

And after both teams traded tries to make it 12-6 at half-time, Cust pulled off the two decisive plays of the second half.

His first came in the 59th minute when he broke downfield and put Cherry-Evans over, despite a desperate effort from winger Kyle Feldt to hold him up between the posts.

Cust sealed the match eight minutes later when he dummied through the line from 10 metres out to cross.

The win did come at a cost for Manly, though, with Joel Thompson leaving the field early with an ankle injury.

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Cronulla Sharks score eight tries to two, beating the New Zealand Warriors 46-10 in Gosford



A week after a humiliating loss to Penrith, Cronulla repaid the favour for the Warriors with a resounding 46-10 win in Gosford.

Just eight days earlier, the Sharks had leaked 56 points, but on Sunday they took full control to condemn the Warriors to their first loss for the season at Central Coast Stadium.

Against his former team, Shaun Johnson put on an absolute clinic with a try, two try assists and seven goals, looking as carefree and confident as he has this season.

His try came 28 minutes in, when, leading 18-4, Johnson put through a grubber and chased it to ground centimetres before the touchline, showing the skills that made him a household name.

He converted his own try, one of seven for the afternoon for a personal tally of 18 points.

Whether it was a set piece or an opportunistic play, Johnson was on the spot.

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Earlier, he set up full-back Will Kennedy for an eighth-minute try with a bullet pass from a scrum, and again found himself in the right place at the right time just three minutes into the second half.

Cleaning up a kick in goal, he busted the soft defence and offloaded to speedster Sione Katoa, who turned Peta Hiku inside out to score a length-of-the-field try — his first of the afternoon.

Braden Hamlin-Uele, Jesse Ramien (two) and Ronaldo Mulitalo also got on the board as the Warriors struggled to match their energy.

It was the second-biggest loss for the season for Todd Payten’s men in what is a continuingly distressing campaign for the side.

Troubling still for the Terrigal-based team is the imminent departure of winger Ken Maumalo, who was the lone scorer for the first 79 minutes, with Wayde Egan getting on the board late.

Maumalo is set to return to New Zealand on July 27 along with David Fusitu’a, Agnatius Paasi and King Vuniyayawa.

The loss is the second in a row for the Warriors, who are struggling for squad numbers through injury, with the situation to worsen over the coming weeks given the quality of departing players.

It is a daunting prospect as they prepare to play NRL premiers the Roosters on Saturday in Gosford.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs score 18-10 NRL win over Wests Tigers as Gold Coast Titans beat Warriors 16-12


A hat-trick from Dane Gagai has delivered South Sydney an 18-10 win over Wests Tigers in a fiery NRL clash that could cost the Rabbitohs Latrell Mitchell to suspension.

Earlier in the evening, Gold Coast ended a 10-match losing run at its home ground in Robina, with a come-from-behind 16-12 win over the New Zealand Warriors.

Fireworks sparked early between the Rabbitohs and Tigers at Western Sydney Stadium and continued through the match, with Josh Reynolds put on report for kicking Rabbitohs centre Campbell Graham in the head while striking out at a loose ball.

The pair were chasing through a kick from David Nofoaluma and as Campbell was falling on the ball, Reynolds threw his boot towards it, collecting a forehead instead.

With Campbell prone on the turf, a scuffle ensued as Mitchell rag-dolled Reynolds, and he was lucky not to be sin-binned for the retaliation.

Mitchell collected Reynolds high around the back of the head with a swinging arm before throwing him to the ground, which could draw sanction from the match review committee.

It went unpunished on the field, but he was put on report later for a careless high shot on Tigers forward Luke Garner in the 62nd minute.

At the time the Rabbitohs led 18-0 thanks largely to a hat-trick from winger Dane Gagai, who ran riot on the right edge.

Uncharacteristically, Rabbitohs half-back Adam Reynolds missed all four conversion attempts from the right touchline, kicking one penalty goal for the match.

And while the Tigers were tough and mounted a comeback with two late tries, they were essentially victims of their own first-half ill-discipline.

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The Rabbitohs took advantage through Gagai twice in six minutes, with the winger running in to score two quick tries on the right edge against Tigers debutant Reece Hoffman.

It was a mammoth task for the 19-year-old to mark the Queensland winger after being called in late to replace Tommy Talau, who was withdrawn due to a hamstring injury.

Hoffman’s inexperience was exposed again in the second half when his centre partner Moses Mbye raced off the line, leaving him to deal with James Roberts with an overlap on the edge.

Roberts had him covered in speed and strength, racing in to score his first try of the NRL season just after half-time.

But Hoffman had a moment of joy in the 69th minute when he scored the Tigers’ second try to raise the intensity of the final minutes.

Titans score rare win at home

The Titans, firmly on the back foot after an error-riddled first half in Robina, kept the Warriors scoreless after the break to claim victory over the exiled New Zealand club.

The home side did not hit the front until the 75th minute when Beau Fermor scored his first NRL try on the end of a Jamal Fogarty grubber.

The win was the Titans’ third of the season, and the first in Robina since they beat Newcastle in round six last year.

The Warriors will regret not making the most of a positive start to the first half when they had the Titans on the ropes.

Tries to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Ken Maumalo had the visitors up 12-0 inside 10 minutes.

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The Titans trailed 12-0 before fighting back to beat the Warriors.(AAP: Darren England)

It took the Titans 15 minutes to complete their first set of the match, but they were on the scoreboard soon after when veteran winger Anthony Don scored.

Warriors forward Jack Hetherington thought he had scored his first NRL try in the 31st minute after pouncing on a loose Bryce Cartwright pass but the bunker ruled he had denied Fogarty a chance to regather the ball.

That reprieve meant, despite a completion rate of just 47 per cent and 10 errors, the Titans trailed by just six points at half-time.

And they took full advantage with a much-improved second half, reducing the margin on the scoreboard to just two points soon after the break when some Tyrone Peachey magic allowed Sam Stone to score.

The teams traded blows for the remainder of the half, with the Titans losing and Keegan Hipgrave (shoulder), and five-eighth Ash Taylor (concussion) after a big shot by Warriors centre Patrick Herbert.

Despite the absences, Fermor’s late four-pointer was enough to secure the Titans a hard-fought victory.

The Titans will face Melbourne at Sunshine Coast Stadium next Friday, while the Warriors are back to their temporary home in Gosford next weekend to play Cronulla.

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Hawthorn holds off North Melbourne AFL comeback to win by four points, Geelong and Brisbane score victories


Hawthorn held off a late rally by North Melbourne to score a four-point AFL win at Docklands, after Geelong and Brisbane posted victories earlier in the day.

The listless Kangaroos did not score in the third quarter against the Hawks and even trailed by a match-high 31 points in the final term.

But the Kangaroos, somehow, came storming home with the last four goals of the match to fall agonisingly short — 8.10 (58) to 8.6 (54).

A lively three goal-performance by Chad Wingard looked set to ease the Hawks to a comfortable win before the the Kangaroos sprang to life.

Debutant Tristan Xerri started the ball rolling with his first career goal 12 minutes into the last quarter, Ben Brown kicked his only goal of the night two minutes later, before Cam Zurhaar and Tarryn Thomas followed suit.

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The margin was five points when Curtis Taylor sprayed his shot and Jy Simpkin’s left-foot snap in traffic went the wrong side of the post for Kangaroos supporters with 19 seconds to go.

It was the last score of the night, allowing the Hawks to scrape to a win which had looked well in their keeping.

Wingard’s goal treble was the match-high return, while James Worpel, Liam Shiels and Tom Mitchell were important on the ball for Hawthorn.

The Hawks led by two points at the first break and should have been further than 21 points up midway through the second quarter, such was their dominance through the middle.

Wingard recovered from an earlier bad miss to slot two goals but Shaun Higgins was key as the Kangaroos hit back late to trail by nine points at half-time.

Hawks tall Mitchell Lewis booted the first goal of the third quarter and Shiels snapped the next with a minute to go.

In between those goals — as had so often happened since footy’s restart — a grim stalemate of slow ball movement was the norm, with both teams struggling to generate meaningful forward forays.

The margin blew out to 31 points as Wingard booted his third, before the match underwent its wild fluctuation.

Cats survive frantic finish

Geelong survived a spirited comeback from Melbourne to hold on for a three-point win at the MCG but the result has come at a significant cost, with star defender Tom Stewart suffering a suspected broken collarbone.

The dual All-Australian backman was hurt in an off-the-ball incident involving Tom McDonald, who moved towards Stewart before the pair bumped shoulders in a seemingly innocuous clash.

Stewart came off second best and was ruled out at quarter-time.

It was a sour note for the Cats on a day when they failed to impress but did enough to outlast Melbourne in a dour 7.5 (47) to 6.8 (44) win.

The match did not come alive until the final few minutes, when Cats defender Mark O’Connor’s horror turnover in the back pocket allowed Angus Brayshaw to kick a goal that cut the margin to four points.

Off-season recruit Adam Tomlinson had the chance to win the match for Melbourne in the dying stages but his set shot from 50 metres out drifted just wide.

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Geelong’s Darcy Fort (left) had his hands full with Max Gawn all match.(AAP: Michael Dodge)

Cam Guthrie, Joel Selwood, Sam Menegola and Patrick Dangerfield were all busy for Geelong throughout the match, as Darcy Fort and Esava Ratugolea worked hard to prevent Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn from dominating.

The ugly contest produced the lowest-scoring first half of 2020 with few highlights to speak of despite the match being played in perfect conditions.

The Demons looked out of it until the final few minutes when Brayshaw gave them a sniff.

The tough on-baller kicked two majors as the only multiple goal kicker for either side on the day.

Clayton Oliver, Jack Viney and Christian Petracca were among Melbourne’s best ball-winners and Kysaiah Pickett often looked dangerous in attack without kicking a goal.

Off-target Lions beat Crows

A wayward Brisbane Lions outfit prevailed by 37 points against the struggling Adelaide Crows in an AFL win punctuated by more injury concerns for captain Dayne Zorko.

The Lions dominated to lead by 40 points at half-time at the Gabba, but were almost made to pay for their wastefulness when the winless Crows kicked four-unanswered goals to get within 16 in the third term.

But, after seven consecutive behinds, Brisbane’s Zac Bailey kicked straight and Daniel Rich skipped one through from 60 metres out, as the hosts shot away to a 10.23 (83) to 7.4 (46) win.

Zorko missed last week’s defeat of West Coast with a similar injury and his return was short-lived, limping off to have his calf strapped as half-time loomed.

Lachie Neale (0.5) and Hugh McLuggage (1.5) managed 10 behinds between them to offset an inside-50 count more than double that of their rivals.

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Lachie Neale (centre) was among the Lions guilty of wayward kicking on goal.(AAP: Darren England)

A third straight victory moves Brisbane (3-1) to equal second on the ladder behind the unbeaten Port Adelaide. The two teams will face each other at the Gabba next Saturday night.

Crows skipper Rory Sloane looked to roll his ankle but completed the match, while second-gamer Will Hamill (concussion) was a casualty and emerging forward Darcy Fogarty was a late scratching after hurting his shoulder on Friday at training.

Those injuries heaped more misery on a Crows side, flogged last week by Gold Coast and still facing two more weeks in their Queensland hub.

Former Crow Charlie Cameron enjoyed the return of 8,312 vocal spectators, taking a huge final-quarter mark and employing his trademark handlebars celebration after a second goal.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs score 40-12 NRL win over Warriors



South Sydney has posted back-to-back wins for the first time this NRL season, running in seven tries against the hapless Warriors in a 40-12 win at Western Sydney Stadium.

Latrell Mitchell set up two tries and saved as many in a slick performance at the back, as the Warriors crumbled under sustained pressure from the Rabbitohs.

Two bullet passes from Mitchell gifted Campbell Graham and Alex Johnston tries in the first half to set up an unassailable 22-6 lead at half-time.

A week after they trounced North Queensland in Gosford, the Warriors crumbled under a poor completion rate, maintaining their own trend of inconsistency this season.

Just three weeks ago the Warriors set an NRL record for most consecutive completed sets with 44 against St George Illawarra but they looked a far cry from that standard of performance on Friday night.

Instead, in front of a devoted crowd of 436 spectators, it was the Rabbitohs who found their groove.

South Sydney ran in two easy tries within six minutes while Kodi Nikorima was in the sin-bin for a professional foul midway through the first half.

Rabbitohs winger Dane Gagai had pinched an intercept 10 metres from his own line and raced 70 metres before he was brought down and Nikorima was pinged for attempting to slow him down.

Conversely, the Rabbitohs scored while Cody Walker — playing his 100th NRL match — was in the sin-bin for repeated ruck interferences at the end of the first half.

Walker soon made up for his transgression, scoring through broken play on the line just minutes after he returned to cap off a memorable milestone match.

Tries to Damien Cook and a second from Johnson off a perfectly-placed Walker chip-kick added to the impressive total in the second half.

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The Warriors scored first, in the sixth minute, when Blake Green floated a ball out to winger David Fusitu’a, but that is where the joy stopped until Agnatius Paasi grabbed a consolation try in the dying minutes.

Forward Lachlan Burr was lost to concussion early in the first half, while Fusitu’a was also taken off after copping a high shot from Mitchell while attempting to score.

Mitchell could face sanction from the match review committee on Saturday morning.

South Sydney will now play Penrith in Campbelltown on Thursday, while the Warriors will travel to Melbourne to meet the Storm on Friday night.

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How to score an iPhone for $12


Luxury car maker Volkswagen will be selling two of its most popular vehicles through Australia’s biggest online sales event Click Frenzy, while an iPhone and Macbook Air will be discounted by 99 per cent.

The campaign is hailing the “bold” move as a world first, declaring the move by the European manufacturer as a revolutionary initiative for the industry.

The Volkswagen Amarok ute will be slashed by $3000 to $46,990 and the Polo reduced by $2000 to $24,990 when the sales event goes live at 7pm.

“This is a bold move, but we are witnessing a seismic swing from physical to online retail worldwide, and I think Volkswagen are going to nail it,” Click Frenzy managing director Grant Arnold said.

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More than 2000 items from some of the world’s leading brands will be featured in the campaign that will go live for 53 hours, closing at midnight on Thursday.

The Click Frenzy Mayhem, which includes the sale of some items slashed by 99 per cent, will offer rare relief for many households struggling with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

As part of its Go Nuts deals, an iPhone 11 will be sold for just $12 and a Macbook Air at $17. These deals will pop-up randomly throughout the 53 hours in a notification for shoppers on the website but are only available for Click Frenzy members.

Major telco Telstra is also joining the long list of companies jumping on board with its consumer and small business boss Michael Ackland outlining offers to gain new customers during the event.

“All our mobile and data service plans are flexible, with no lock-in contract and no excess data charges,” he said. “We are offering deals on all of our monthly mobile and data plans.”

Coffee company Lavazza is taking the heavy discounting one step further by giving away brewing machines when a particular order is purchased.

Consumers who buy six boxes of single origin Brazil Cereja Passita capsules for $50 will receive a free tiny coffee machine.

“The last few months have seen more of us look to perfect our coffees at home,” Lavazza marketing director Mimmo Orlando said.

“We saw this as the perfect time to unveil our new eCommerce offering and to bring Lavazza’s world-class Italian coffee and machines to more homes across Australia.”

Other deals include:

  • Under Armour: 30 per cent off site-wide
  • Adore Beauty: Up to 20 per cent off on top brands including, SkinCeauticals, Medik8, Aspect, Benefit Cosmetics, Dyson, Kerastase
  • Harris Scarfe: 50 per cent off all Manchester and 50 per cent off all menswear and womenswear
  • Rebel Sport: Multiple deals including save $450 on Garmin Fenix 5X, up to 50 per cent off selected styles of footwear, 30 per cent off selected styles of women’s clothing from Nike, Adidas, PUMA
  • Michael Hill: 50 per cent off gold and silver, 25 per cent off diamonds
  • SurfStitch: 30 per cent off over 10,000 styles
  • G-Star RAW: 25 per cent off site wide
  • Shoes & Sox: Up to 50 per cent off
  • Levi’s: Up to 70 per cent off
  • Forty Winks: 50 per cent off mattresses online, 30 per cent off bedroom furniture
  • Telstra: Save up to $120 over 12 months on all month-month mobile plans, save $120 on the Xbox One S
  • Circles Life: 100GB/month for $28
  • Shein: 15-70 per cent off storewide
  • 2XU: Savings of up to 70 per cent off
  • Guess: 50 per cent off hundreds of styles
  • Dyson: Save $250 on Dyson V7 Motorhead Origin
  • L’Oreal Paris: 15 per cent off cosmetics, skincare and hair colour
  • YSL: 15 per cent off when you spend $50
  • Fila: Minimum 60 per cent off site wide including track pants from $15

A sneak peak of the deals was revealed by news.com.au on Monday, including a HP 13” touchscreen laptop reduced by 20 per cent to $960.

Other deals include: Reebok at 40 per cent off, Bose headphones and speakers available at half price, nearly 60 per cent off wine sold through Cellarmasters and Athlete’s Foot will have women’s shoes from ASICS, Nike and Brooks at up to 40 per cent off.

Other discounts will be through Barbecues Galore, Adore Beauty, Ugg boots and Thomas Sabo jewellery and watches sold at 20 per cent off.

But while discretionary categories such as fashion and footwear might be less attractive for cash-strapped shoppers, household and office products will remain vital particularly for those needing to upgrade their home working station, according to QUT Business School professor Gary Mortimer.

“We know that more people than ever before are choosing to shop online,” he told news.com.au.

“However, right now consumers are genuinely concerned about paying down debt and saving money, not necessarily spending money on discretionary types of purchases.

“We’re more concerned with paying the rent next week or servicing our mortgage, not particularly a new pair of boots or a new winter coat.”

WHAT IS CLICK FRENZY?

The sale launched in November 2012 and has become internationally recognised as Australia’s iconic online shopping event, with its main event occurring in November each year as well as May.

HOW TO GET A $17 MAC

While there will be a huge range of discounts available during the sale, the chances of scoring one of Click Frenzy Mayhem’s coveted 99 per cent off deals are slim.

Anyone can access the sale from 7pm AEST tonight until midnight AEST tomorrow.

This year, the process to secure a 99 per cent off deal will be slightly different:

1. You must be logged into your Click Frenzy account during the event.

2. Make sure you’ve accurately completed your address details in your account profile, as this is where your Go Nuts purchase will be shipped if you are successful.

3. Logged in users will receive a pop-up notification each time a Go Nuts deal goes live. This notification will include a question that you will need to answer within 30 minutes. The pop-up will appear on your screen no matter what page you are on in the site.

4. Answers will be ranked by accuracy first, speed second.

5. If you are successful, you will be contacted via mobile from Click Frenzy with a unique discount code to complete your purchase at a 99 per cent discount.

6. You must complete your purchase before the end of the Click Frenzy event.



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Marcus Stoinis hits record Big Bash League score, using burden of reaction to his homophobic slur



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January 13, 2020 10:53:30

After smashing the highest score in Big Bash League history, Marcus Stoinis says he carried the burden of unleashing a homophobic slur last week.

Key points:

  • Melbourne Stars allrounder Marcus Stoinis hit a record Big Bash score of 147 off just 79 balls at the MCG
  • Last week, Stoinis was fined $7,500 for abusing Kane Richardson in a match against the Renegades
  • The Stars are top of the Big Bash ladder with 8 wins from 9 matches

The Melbourne Stars allrounder was fined $7,500 for abusing Melbourne Renegades quick Kane Richardson in a heated derby on January 4 but avoided a ban over the incident.

Stoinis said he felt uneasy heading into Sunday night’s clash with the Sydney Sixers because of the fallout from that exchange.

But any early nerves dissipated as the 30-year-old belted a scintillating unbeaten 147 from 79 balls at the MCG to smash D’Arcy Short’s BBL mark of 122 not out.

“I’ve definitely carried it with me. Maybe even today it was probably why I was nervous,” Stoinis said.

“It didn’t sit well with my character and who I want to be.

“He’s [Richardson] a good mate. Over the last couple of games I think we’ve played he’s wound me up a few times but it’s no excuse to use words like that.

“[Richardson] was trying to get a reaction out of me and unfortunately I took that bait.

“I’ve got to give myself some slack, I’m human and can make mistakes as well, and hopefully other people see that as genuine.”

Richardson, who is in India for Australia’s ODI series that starts on Tuesday, said on Sunday that the pair had spoken and cleared the air.

“It was just harmless cricket chat,” Richardson said from Mumbai.

“He looked more angry than I have ever seen him. I’m not sure what he was thinking.

“The learning has to be that this kind of thing doesn’t happen again.

“To be honest, I didn’t need an apology for myself — he didn’t offend me.

“It’s more what he said that offends so many people.”

Stoinis’s innings — the third best by an Australian in Twenty20s behind Aaron Finch’s 172 and 156 in internationals — included 13 fours and eight sixes.

The 207-run opening stand between Stoinis and Hilton Cartwright (59 no) is the record highest BBL partnership, rocketing past former Stars Rob Quiney and Luke Wright’s 172 in 2012.

The BBL’s leading run-scorer this season, Stoinis is going to be hard for Australian selectors to ignore in the lead-up to the Twenty20 World Cup.

AAP

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