JON Wilkin has been named in the Frontline Index T

first_imgJON Wilkin has been named in the Frontline Index Team For Round 3 of Engage Super League.He tallied 807 points in the index in the defeat to Warrington.Player of the Round was Kevin Sinfield.Despite being on the losing side, the loose forward amassed 987 index points for his contribution in last Friday’s 36-26 defeat by Harlequins RL. He made 151 metres in possession, three clean breaks, two try assists and 25 tackles for the Rhinos to knock Saints’ James Roby off top spot for this week.Points are calculated from every action made by players, every involvement is given a points value depending on the importance and frequency of the action. For example a try would be the highest scoring value, with actions such as tackles and carries scoring smaller values. Mistakes such as handling errors or penalties conceded would incur negative values.At the end of a match, all the players’ actions will be added together to give a game score. The 13 individuals with the highest scores in each position on the field of play will earn inclusion in the Frontline Index Team of the Week with the highest scoring individual earning the Frontline Index Player of the Week title.The player with the single most outstanding performance during the regular season will win the Frontline Index and be presented with a £1,000 cheque at the 2011 Engage Super League Man of Steel dinner. Frontline Index Team of the Round1. Clinton Schifcofske (Crusaders) 6842. Damien Blanch (Catalan Dragons) 4513. Tony Clubb (Harlequins RL) 5814. Michael Platt (Bradford Bulls) 4825. Shaun Ainscough (Bradford Bulls) 4366. Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 9877. Luke Gale (Harlequins RL) 7808. Andy Lynch (Bradford Bulls) 6469. Ian Henderson (Catalan Dragons) 75910. Paul Wood (Warrington Wolves) 62511. Steve Menzies (Catalan Dragons) 73212. Craig Fitzgibbon (Hull FC) 66413. Jon Wilkin (St Helens) 807last_img read more

SAINTS hooker James Roby has been named Frontline

first_imgSAINTS hooker James Roby has been named Frontline Index Player of the Round for the third time this season following his outstanding display in last Friday’s 52-6 victory over Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.The England star, who was also Player of the Round in the opening two rounds of Engage Super League, topped the table in Round 10 with 870 index points.According to Opta statistics, Roby is the most consistent player of the season so far with the highest average points score for performance.Roby is joined in the Frontline Index Team of the Round by team-mates Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Jonny Lomax.Salford City Reds duo Ashley Gibson and Daniel Holdsworth feature in this week’s select after their outstanding effort in Saturday’s 56-16 triumph against Bradford along with the Bulls’ captain Andy Lynch.Wigan Warriors pair Ryan Hoffman and Josh Charnley make the Team of the Round following their team’s 28-16 victory against Hull Kingston Rovers. Matt Cook of Hull KR also features in the select.Making up the Team of the Round are Warrington Wolves’ Brett Hodgson, Castleford Tigers’ Kirk Dixon, Tony Clubb of Harlequins RL and Huddersfield Giants player Dale Ferguson.Points are calculated from every action made by players with every involvement given a points value depending on the importance and frequency of the action. For example a try would be the highest scoring value, with actions such as tackles and carries scoring smaller values. Mistakes such as handling errors or penalties conceded would incur negative values.At the end of a match, all the players’ actions will be added together to give a game score. The 13 individuals with the highest scores in each position on the field of play will earn inclusion in the Frontline Index Team of the Week with the highest scoring individual earning the Frontline Index Player of the Week title.Castleford Tigers player Rangi Chase is still in the lead for the £1,000 prize that will be awarded at the Engage Super League Man of Steel dinner for the single most outstanding performance during the regular season after scoring 1,049 index points.James Roby’s stats v Harlequins RL281 metres48 carries1 clean break2 tackle busts27 tackles0 missed tackles0 errorsFrontline Index Team of the Round1. Brett Hodgson (Warrington Wolves) 7372. Kirk Dixon (Castleford Tigers) 6093. Tony Clubb (Harlequins RL) 8184. Ashley Gibson (Salford City Reds) 7635. Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) 5166. Jonny Lomax (St Helens) 6277. Daniel Holdsworth (Salford City Reds) 7818. Andy Lynch (Bradford Bulls) 8129. James Roby (St Helens) 87010. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook (St Helens) 56911. Matt Cook (Hull KR) 65112. Dale Ferguson (Huddersfield Giants) 61513. Ryan Hoffman (Wigan Warriors) 592last_img read more

ANTHONY Laffranchi has been back in the fold for o

first_imgANTHONY Laffranchi has been back in the fold for over a month now and is really looking forward to playing in some big games down the stretch.The forward missed a big chunk of the campaign with a trapped nerve in his forearm and it was a real possibility it would not only end his season… but his career too.“I’m pleased to be back on the field,” he said. “It wasn’t looking good three-and-a-half months ago. My season looked done as did my career. It has been an emotional rollercoaster.“We didn’t know what the injury was but after a short time we knew I needed surgery and the average recovery time was five to six months. And that was season and career ending.“The best case scenario would be two months, but that was rarely seen. Fortunately I got back in seven weeks. The nerve in my arm was compressed and not damaged and I had an instant response after surgery.”Boof said the problem happened in around week one or two and he slowly lost the feeling in his hand.In his last game before surgery – at Castleford – he had to tape his fingers open to catch the ball.“I thought my season was over; this is my new year in a way,” he continued. “I’ve been back a month now and I feel good. It’s good to be coming back into some big games at the end of the year. Now we have to kick on.“We were disrupted before our last game – we lost Walshy and then Wilko pulled out and couldn’t train. We had to fit a pre-season into two days of training and I think you saw that against Hull. We’ve had a few extra days of training and it has been good.“We’re confident with what we have in place but it will take a committed and united effort to move forward.“This week is a big game with the cup either side of it and then coming into the final three weeks of the season all the top six will play each other.“We want to finish top and put a little silverware there. It will be disappointing if it comes to the last week and we get knocked off. We have been there most of the year and it will be disappointing if we let it go.”Anthony will be heading back home at the end of the season to take up a role with the Gold Coast Titans.He will be involved in developing youngsters for the club and spreading the rugby league word.“I’d made up my mind pretty much to go home at the beginning of the season and when the surgery was suggested it was in my mind to get it done, get some rehab and then go back with some function in my arm.“I had to think post Rugby League and the quality of life with my three kids.“I’ve enjoyed my time here and wish I would have come over a bit earlier. It is a great club, I love the culture and I have been blessed to have been here. I will be sad to leave but will be starting a new chapter at the Titans.”last_img read more

I thought we recovered from the start he said

first_img“I thought we recovered from the start,” he said. “It was the first time we have been in that situation but we clawed our way back and missed a few chances.“That hurt us in the long run; we showed signs of clawing our way back in but it was too little too late.“I thought Ben (Barba) went well and tried hard for 80 minutes. We put him in a tough position by being 14-0 down but I thought his game was really strong.“He will be better for the run and I look forward to seeing him next week.”He continued: “I thought the tackle (Willie Isa on LMS) wasn’t good – if that isn’t a dangerous tackle? It is the most horrible thing for a fan to watch. If I am a mum or dad would I let my kid play rugby if that is not a penalty? How can you put it on report and just let them play the ball.“There is a Salford player out for months because of that exact tackle and then at the end of the game someone gives little shove and gets ten for that. No one is getting hurt for that are they?“I’m disappointed in the tackle but we didn’t deserve to win tonight for the way we played, not because of the official.“We know we have to win the next three games – we needed to win tonight but now we are relying on other teams.“It is what it is – we have to win at Wakefield which will get us one point behind and then move on from there.”last_img read more

Ted Spring to receive nearly 500000 from CFCC

first_img Per the agreement, there is no admission of liability or wrongdoing.Spring resigned from CFCC in January of 2015. Two months later, he filed suit against the college claiming he was forced to resign. In August of 2015, the SBI begin looking into Spring after an state auditor released a report calling some of Spring’s spending “inappropriate.” The SBI provided documents, records and other information to Tammy Smith, a prosecutor for the Conference of District Attorneys.One year later, Smith said there was not enough evidence to support criminal charges against Spring.Related Article: Mantlo stepping away from CFCC men’s basketball, to remain ADIn January of this year, CFCC’s Board of Trustees filed a motion to dismiss the suit, but a federal judge denied it.Late last month, CFCC announced they had settled the suit with Spring, but at the time, full terms of the agreement were not released. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Cape Fear Community College and its insurer will pay former CFCC President Ted Spring nearly $500,000.According to court documents filed last week, Spring will receive $348,000 from Wright Specialty Insurance.  The Board of Trustees will pay another $120,000, which is equal to the amount of severance pay the college indicated it would provide to Spring at the end of his employment.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Students senior project raises awareness about opioid abuse

first_img He said he chose this project because it hits close to home, his cousin is a recovering addict.Until he did this project he said he did not realize how big of an issue this epidemic is in our area making awareness his mission.“I’m glad about this just because at first I didn’t really know it was going to be this big of a deal but the more I did it the more I spread awareness,” Meehan said. “I guess after this a lot more people know more about this topic and what our community is going through.”Related Article: Lawmakers talk school safety Friday in WilmingtonMeehan presented two times to different classes Wednesday morning.He was one of the only students who presented to multiple classes because his teachers also felt this was a topic that needed to be shared. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One student’s senior project is continuing to help raise awareness on the opioid epidemic in New Hanover County.As part of a graduation project New Hanover High School senior Francis Meehan has been teaching fellow classmates about his research.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Water restrictions at Wilmington Veteran Affairs Clinic lifted by county

first_imgThe Wilmington Veteran Affairs Clinic (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Three years ago, New Hanover County raised concerns about the water quality at the Veteran Affairs Clinic in Wilmington.After the clinic made changes to its water system, restrictions put in place by the county have now been lifted.- Advertisement – In 2015, the county issued a “Do Not Use” letter, advising that lead and copper levels in the clinic’s water could be a health risk.The owner of the clinic, Wilmington NC VA 2011, LLC, put in new, lead-free mixing valves and ten faucets for future testing of the water.They are also treating the water with orthophosphate to reduce corrosiveness.Related Article: Keep senior citizens safe in the sunThe NC DEQ will now test the water for lead and copper every six months, as well as perform other tests annually and quarterly.A statement from the owners of the clinic reads: “The stakeholders in the VA Clinic in the Wilmington community will continue to work collaboratively and continuously to assure that water quality within the clinic is assured. Water quality is key to delivering high quality health care services in this region through the clinic, serving the veterans in this community of North Carolina.”last_img read more

New safety procedures addressed at New Hanover County Schools Summit

first_img These concerns are the reason the New Hanover County School District hosted a safety summit at the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Center.“We felt that it was important heading back into the school year that we let parents know that we’ve made improvements, that we’ve listened to some of their input and to give them an update on what some of those changes are safety wise coming into the new year,” New Hanover County Superintendent Tim Markley said.Some parents just want to bring a lesson back to their kids.Related Article: New Hanover Co. School Board adjusts school calendar because of Florence“A lot of what I learn here I would, I would like to share with my first grader so that he’s also prepared in case there is an emergency. I know that they’re going to talk with him about it at school, but I also want to make sure that he is getting a little more reinforcement of that at home,” parent Jessica Kelwaski said.The summit addressed things like mental health counseling, bullying, internet safety and school shootings. New Hanover County SRO’s were at the summit and expressed the work they’ve done to be at the ready.“With an SRO in the school, you’ve got first responders on the scene immediately. So, having them on the scene and properly trained to handle the situation is imperative,” New Hanover County SRO Unite Commander Lt. Jason Augst said.But despite these preparations, some parents still feel uneasy.“We need to make sure that there’s action not just words And honestly I’m so tired of hearing thoughts and prayers. I want to make sure that there’s steps in place, procedures in place and everybody’s on the same page,” Pia said.Superintendent Markley informed parents that they are increasing their mental health services at the schools and more SRO’s will be at the schools. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — In light of the school shootings, parents in New Hanover County are worried and want safety.“I think safety is paramount right now. I’m terrified sending my kids to school, I have to tell you. Every new school shooting just makes me want to home school them,” parent Angel Pia said.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wilmington man pleads guilty in Jungle Rapids shooting

first_img White and Colin McElreath arranged to meet Christopher Hallman, Steven Martinez, and Duncan at Jungle Rapids to buy marijuana.Duncan, along with co-defendants Hallman and Martinez, were inside their vehicle in the parking lot of Jungle Rapids when White and McElreath approached to discuss the purchase of the marijuana.During the course of this encounter, White retrieved a .22 caliber handgun from McElreath and shot the weapon two times into the vehicle while Duncan and the co-defendants were still inside it.Related Article: Teen stabbed by classmate at South Carolina high schoolDuncan, seated in the front passenger seat of the car, returned fire with a 9 mm weapon that he brought with him, and shot White once in the neck and once in the arm before leaving the scene.McElreath also left the scene, taking with him .22 caliber handgun that White had fired.White died while on the way to the hospital.Duncan was previously convicted of Felony Flee to Elude Arrest and Felony Breaking and Entering. He was on post release supervision at the time of the shooting.Hallman and Martinez are charged with Conspiracy to Sell Marijuana.McElreath is charged with Felony Obstruction of Justice and Possession of a Handgun by a Minor. All three have court dates on July 8, 2019. Paris Duncan made his first court appearance on Dec. 4 (Photo: Andrew James/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man will spend at least 7 years in prison for a deadly shooting that happened in the parking lot of Jungle Rapids in 2017.Paris Dimitri Duncan, 23, pleaded guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court to Voluntary Manslaughter, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Conspiracy toSell/Deliver Marijuana for his involvement in the shooting death of Christopher White on October 18, 2017.- Advertisement – last_img read more