AFL: Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has re-signed with the Tigers until the end of 2022.
Cotchin was already contracted* until the end of 2020 but has now extended that period* a further two years.
The Richmond skipper joins fellow stars Alex Rance and Jack Riewoldt in recently re-committing to the current premiers.
RUGBY LEAGUE: John Hopoate will not be able to play, coach or act as an official unless he gains a special approval for the next 10 years, after the NSW Rugby League banned him over ugly scenes at a Manly A-grade game last month.
The 44-year-old was originally handed a four-game suspension for on-field violence but last night his punishment ballooned* to a 10-year ban (five of which will be suspended) after he pleaded guilty to facts which included striking a player, threatening an opponent after being sent off and abusing officials. Hopoate claimed he had been a victim of racist* comments.
BASKETBALL: Andrew Bogut and Jerome Randle will form the best one-two punch* in the NBL.
That was the feeling in Terrigal last night as Bogut and Randle combined to guide the Sydney Kings to a strong 84-56 victory over US visitors Saint Mary’s College.
The pair looked unstoppable at stages with Randle finishing with a game-high 15 points, five assists and two steals while former NBA champion Bogut had 12 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and four blocks in 22 minutes on the floor.
contracted: has entered a formal agreement
premiers: winners of last year’s premiership
racist: discrimination or prejudice against people of other races
one-two punch: talented pairing
1. Name the three Richmond stars who have recently re-signed with the Tigers.
2. How many years of John Hopoate’s sentence are suspended?
3. What is the combined total of points scored by Randle and Bogut?
After reading the article, with a partner, highlight as many wow words or ambitious pieces of vocabulary that you can find in yellow. Discuss the meanings of these words and see if you can use them orally in another sentence.
HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think this two-year contract extension will make Trent Cotchin a Tiger for life?
No one-word answers. Explain your thinking with full sentences.