Origin half-time: NSW jump to lead

first_imgRelated articlesOrigin II sold out –  http://bit.ly/2sT8RKU Updated Teams: NSW v Queensland – http://bit.ly/2rCmF86 Despite the Maroons scoring the opening try, it was the Blues who struck back with three four-pointers to take a 10-point lead into the break. It was a nervous start for Maroons debutant Valentine Holmes who lost the ball with his first touch in the Origin arena after a huge hit from Aaron Woods in the second minute. Despite the shaky start, the 21-year-old made up for the effort to hand Queensland the early advantage.NSW five-eighth James Maloney was penalised for a tackle off the ball on Billy Slater to send the visitors into Blues territory.Queensland took just two tackles to take an early lead when Slater found Darius Boyd on the left edge and the fullback-turned-centre delivered a pass for Holmes to show a tippy-toe effort and go over in the corner.Holmes’ first try at State of Origin level was also the 600th four-pointer in the history between the two sides. The Blues ensured the lead was short-lived when Queensland were caught offside in the middle of the field.A simple backline movement from Laurie Daley’s men resulted in Jarryd Hayne going over in the left-hand corner for his 11th try in his Origin career. With all the talk of Andrew Fifita in the lead-up to the clash after his Origin I heroics, the prop-forward was well contained by the Maroons in the opening half with 37 metres from seven carries.Front-row partner Aaron Woods proved more dominant with 88 metres in his opening stint.  NSW struck a double blow 10 minutes later when Maloney made up for an earlier error to slice past a fresh Tim Glasby to link with Brett Morris who went over in the corner.Jake Trbojevic was the provider after points when he threw an inside pass to James Tedesco who skipped away up field before finding Mitchell Pearce in support in the 24th minute.The scoreline could’ve got worse for the Maroons when Hayne went close before being taken into touch. Queensland had two opportunities a minute before half-time but were denied by two try-saving efforts from both Trbojevic and Josh Dugan respectively. NSW Blues 16 (Hayne, Morris, Pearce tries; 2 goals) lead Queensland Maroons 6 (Holmes try; Thurston goal) at ANZ Stadiumlast_img read more

Senn: “If the leagues are canceled the market will be very affected”

first_imgSenn even believes that if conditions do not allow the competition to resume with guarantees for the health of the players, FIFA could “promote control and containment measures for club expenses in order to guarantee their viability ”. The body that governs world football has already been working for several weeks to respond to a crisis that, according to different calculations, could generate clubs losses of up to 2.7 billion dollars worldwide. His first measure has been to delay the start of the transfer market, scheduled for July 1, in anticipation that the competitions will have to be resolved during the summer.Senn believes that the consequences of this crisis will affect all European leagues and clubs equally and that, therefore, it is not expected that significant changes will occur in the hierarchical order of continental football in the short term. Even the so-called club-states will accuse him, since the crisis also affects the price of gas and oil.As for audiovisual rights, the main source of income for football clubs, they do not believe that they will suffer significantly: “If television companies avoid paying the part of the rights corresponding to games that are not played, they will suffer less than the clubs. Obviously they will be affected and their margins will be lower. Perhaps there will be a specific loss in the first year, but I do not see a downward audiovisual market. In fact, I think that this situation is showing the enormous value that soccer has as audiovisual content ”, he assures. Julio Senn, managing partner of Senn, Ferrero, Asociados, which For years he has been advising top national and international clubs and footballers, makes an analysis of the situation of football in these delicate moments. “If the competition can be resumed this summer, it will occur a downward readjustment in both wages and the transfer market, but it will be reasonable. Nevertheless, if they have to be canceled the losses are going to do a lot of damage to the clubs, who will have to prepare business plans to take on the debts that will be generated. That, without any doubt, will affect the salary possibilities of the players and also the transfer market. It is irreparable, when a market shrinks its economic capacity is lower and therefore prices are altered, “explains Senn in an interview with the World Football Summit website, of which the Advisory Council is a member.last_img read more