AFL: Collingwood will keep a close eye on Jordan De Goey before their blockbuster* AFL clash against Richmond after he picked up a right ankle injury against GWS.
The 22-year-old starred with three of his side’s nine goals and had a hand in others as the Pies booked a preliminary final berth with a 10-point win over the Giants. But he hobbled from the MCG in the first quarter of Saturday night’s semi-final win before returning.
“I just landed on (Stephen) Coniglio’s leg, unfortunately … it was just one of those rolled ankles,” De Goey said yesterday. “I felt fine coming back. I just did a bit of work on the bench then came back on and I was fine.”
CYCLING: Mitchelton-Scott have become the first Australian men’s cycling team to produce a Grand Tour winner after their British rider Simon Yates clinched* victory in the Vuelta a Espana.
Yates, 26, successfully defended his lead of one minute 46 seconds over second- placed Enric Mas of Spain in the final stage of the 21-day race through Madrid.
Yates said the feeling of winning the Grand Tour event was unbelievable.
“It feels great, really unbelievable,” Yates said on the Mitchelton-Scott website. “I think it’s still sinking in. I have no words, it’s just really unbelievable.”
TENNIS: Dominic Thiem overcame a spirited* fightback by Aussie Alex de Minaur to give Austria a 3-1 victory over Australia in a Davis Cup World Group playoff yesterday.
The eighth-ranked Austrian won 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 but had to come back twice from a break down in the fourth set.
Thiem was impressed with de Minaur’s fighting spirit. on the back of his successful US Open performance.
“Alex has proved he’s world class this year,” Thiem said.
The meaningless* last singles rubber, between Dennis Novak and Jordan Thompson, was cancelled.
NRL: Greg Inglis is free to play in South Sydney’s preliminary final against the Sydney Roosters after being charged with grade one dangerous contact by the NRL judiciary.
Inglis was punished for the first-half crusher tackle on St George Illawarra’s Tim Lafai in Saturday night’s 13-12 win, but the low grading means he can escape suspension with an early guilty plea.
The news comes as a huge relief for the Rabbitohs, who won only three of six games without Inglis through the middle of the year while he was out with a broken thumb.
blockbuster: highly popular
clinched: seal or complete
spirited: full of energy and determination
meaningless: no meaning or purpose
1. Which ankle has Jordan De Goey injured?
2. Name the Australian team Simon Yates rides for.
3. Who won the last singles rubber in the Davis Cup playoff between Australia and Austria?
4. Which side are Greg Inglis’s Rabbitohs playing in the preliminary final?
With a partner see if you can you identify all the doing words/verbs in this text. Highlight them in yellow and then make a list of them all down your page. Now see if you and your partner can come up with a synonym for the chosen verb. Make sure it still makes sense in the context it was taken from.
Try to replace some of the original verbs with your synonyms and discuss if any are better and why.
Curriculum Links: English, Big Write and VCOP
HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think Richmond or Collingwood will win the preliminary final? Why? Use full sentences. No one-word answers.