Moses finds his groove at Parra

first_imgMost encouragingly for Eels fans, the oft-maligned defender was steadfast off the ball, linking well with fellow right-edge men Kenny Edwards and Michael Jennings.There was a clear plan for the Dogs to run traffic at him – largely through Raymond Faitala-Mariner – and Moses absorbed it all, getting through 20 tackles with just two misses to go with his three tackles busts, two line break assists, 75 run metres and 375 kick metres.His effort drew the praise of his coach Brad Arthur, particularly for his effort in commanding the ball in extra time with the game there to be won.”It’s a big moment and he nailed it,” Arthur said after the 13-12 win.”He was nice and calm going into golden point, spoke really well to the players.” While was unquestionably Moses’s best all-round game since joining the Eels, Arthur rejected suggestions Moses had had a slow start to his career in blue and gold.”He’s had four wins from six games, I don’t know the last time he did that,” Arthur said.”He’s had to fit into a new style of football, new defensive systems. How many coaches has he had in the past? He’s had to adapt and he’s adapted really well and defensively he’s worked really hard and tonight I thought he really aimed up defensively, he was good.”Moses has appeared to benefit from a switch that has seen veteran Test and Origin centre Michael Jennings moved to Moses’s right side.”Having ‘Jenko’ there helps him but he got his body in front, made his tackles, he was nice and committed but he needs to do that for us every single week,” Arthur added.What Arthur was less pleased with was the way his team let their opponents back into the contest after appearing to dominate the first half.”We invited them back into the contest but if you’re a Bulldogs player you probably thought they earned the right to get back in the contest and they did,” Arthur said.”We just couldn’t get out of our half. Our very first set from the kick off in the second half just wasn’t good enough. They rolled 70 metres and there’s no excuse for that to happen.”Maybe I need to rip into the boys a bit more before we go out after half-time. They (the Bulldogs) just had some big bodies out there and carried hard and aggressive and their season was on the line and their want and desire was there and they carried really hard. We didn’t get our bodies in front and they rolled us.”last_img read more

Akhuetie, UP looking to oust UST quickly: ‘We don’t want to take chances’

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—On its way to No. 2, University of the Philippines defeated every team in the league during the elimination round of UAAP Season 82 except for two—University of Santo Tomas and defending champion Ateneo.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? UST swept UP in the eliminations and won the two games with an average of 11 points.Experience-wise, the Fighting Maroons hold the advantage after they went to the finals in Season 81 before losing to eventual champion Ateneo, while the Growling Tigers haven’t been to the Final Four since 2015.Akhuetie, however, doesn’t see a Finals appearance in 2018 as an advantage and that his matchup against 2019 MVP Soulemane Chabi Yo wouldn’t matter in the grander scheme of things.“We have to go out there, and you know give it your best and play like it’s your last game,” said Akhuetie. “We’re just going to play basketball, that’s how it is, that’s what it will be. We just have to go out there and give our best to represent the school and the community.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Creamline caps off perfect run with PVL Open Conference title Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View comments MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. But Season 81’s runner-up has a chance to exorcise one of its demons in the Final Four with the Fighting Maroons, armed with a twice-to-beat advantage, looking to oust the Growling Tigers.Former MVP Bright Akhuetie said the team is hell-bent in taking that one win to get to a finals rematch with the Blue Eagles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“We lost in the elimination, we lost the two games, but we want to get that win to make it to the finals,” said Akhuetie Saturday at Epsilon Chi Center in UP Diliman.“This is a different level and you know everybody’s going to come out hard. We don’t want to take chances and you just want to go out there and finish the first game.” Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Priority legislation in the 18th Congress PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’00:50Trending Articles01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Rice industry paralysis LATEST STORIESlast_img read more