Fifita to ‘memory bank’ Maroons baiting

first_imgPhoto: NRL Photos.Andrew Fifita won’t forget the sledging he copped from Queensland players Fifita, whose Game Two was noticeably quieter than his Game One pyrotechnics, also said he has no issue with the Maroons putting extra effort into keeping him quiet.Their tactic of swamping him opened up chances for his fellow forwards and earned the Blues a couple of penalties – the only problem was how his team failed to manage the game in the second half, he said.”Yeah I did feel it (them putting extra attention on me) to be honest,” Fifita said after the game.”They did their research. But in saying that they gave away a penalty on me on their line, after that set we ended up going up and scoring.”There were passages early in the game where extra Maroons forwards followed him which opened up extra chances for the likes of Aaron Woods and Josh Jackson to start the game strongly, according to Fifita.”It’s not a one-man team here, not a two-man team. There’s 16 other blokes beside myself here. I thought our bench did a good job, we started the game well. We just let it slip,” he added.Fifita came in for extra attention from Maroons lock Josh McGuire, who dived at Fifita’s legs in a tackle late in the contest and gave the Sharks big man a few verbals on fulltime as well.”I laughed at it,” Fifita smiled of the special treatment.”I knew they were going to come at me. In any team, if you’re one of the main players they are going to try and take you out of the game. In saying that, he can dive at the leg all he wants. They’re only little but they aren’t breaking anything.”The extra spite would only give the Blues more motivation to go up to Suncorp and claim the series on Queensland’s territory, according to Fifita.”There would be nothing better than us going up there and taking out the series on Queensland soil… I’m a bit bitter about it. They can carry on all they want at the end of the game there. It’s one of those things, we will memory-bank it and go into Game Three ready,” he said.”It was a big wake up call for us. Hopefully we go up there for Game Three and prepare well and get the job done in their backyard.” last_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN CLEARED ON RAPE CHARGES

first_imgCleared: Martin BegleyA DONEGAL man has been cleared of rape charges.Martin Begley told Donegal Daily his life had been “ruined” by the allegations against him. Earlier this year police in England issued a ‘wanted’ poster naming and picturing Mr Begley, 47, after he failed to appear in court.After the appeal Mr Begley, from St Johnston, gave himself up to police and went before a jury at Bolton Crown Court on several charges.He was found not guilty on all charges.” I did six months on remand in an English prison and all together it has taken two years of my life to fight the lies made against me.“In that time time I have lost my business, my home and my good name,” said Mr Begley.DONEGAL MAN CLEARED ON RAPE CHARGES was last modified: October 15th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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