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24/01/2019

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The Wallabies insist last years World Cup final heartbreak has no role as they look to catch the All Blacks on the hop in Saturday nights Rugby Championship opener in Sydney. Sergio Busquets Jersey .Backline ace Israel Folau - who played the entire World Cup hampered by an ankle injury - says Australias 34-17 loss to New Zealand at Twickenham last October is history to the Wallabies and they are not casting back to it for motivation.I mean, for us, thats in the past and as a team everyones just looking forward to the weekend, Folau said on Tuesday.Ive said in the past that I was a little bit frustrated obviously because of injury during that World Cup.I havent even thought about it at all that much, to be honest. Its been an enjoyable year for myself and I look forward again to the weekend.Its very exciting.After undergoing off-season ankle surgery, Folau returned to his brilliant best following his move to outside centre for the NSW Waratahs, topping the Super Rugby tryscorers list and featuring in the top three for line breaks and tackle busts.But the dual John Eales Medallist insists he still doesnt know if hell run out onto ANZ Stadium at fullback or in the No.13 jumper, with coach Michael Cheika not due to name his match-day 23 until Thursday.Cheik likes to keep us on our toes, which is a good thing. The guys are training really hard and fighting for those positions, Folau said. Nor is it clear what game style the Wallabies will apply as they bid to regain the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002.While playmaker Bernard Foley said the Wallabies planned to employ more tactical kicking after being too predictable during their 3-0 series loss to England, Cheika has shot that theory down.As a team, we dont want to change too much. We like the way were playing at the moment, that attacking style but also just being smart at the same time, Folau said.So thats up to us as players across the board to read that during a game and whats best to us at the time.You dont want to go into a game pre-planning anything or being too structured. Marc Bartra Jersey . They reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in five games, bested the visiting Trail Blazers by 34 in the paint and scored 19 of the final 25 points in regulation. Pepe Reina Jersey . -- James Young couldnt wait to apply those tweaks to his jump shot, and the first one he made against UT Arlington told him it could be a good night. http://www.spainsoccerpro.com/Asier-Illarramendi-Spain-Jersey/ . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Georgetown was at its best in the first half, playing aggressive defense, feeding the hot hand of Rodney Pryor.The Hoyas were at their worst to start the second half, failing stops or shots to drop.Rather than folding, as they had in the past, the Hoyas gritted out a victory over a tough opponent.Pryor had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Georgetown withstood a furious second-half rally to hold on for a 65-61 victory over No. 13 Oregon on Monday in the first round of the Maui Invitational.In the second half they came out and threw some blows, said Pryor, who had 18 points by halftime. We didnt get early stops that we needed and they got back into the game. But then we were able to take a deep breath, get some stops and get some baskets.Georgetown (1-2) led by 17 after a superb first half, capped by Pryors running 3-pointer at the buzzer. The Ducks (2-2) swarmed their way back, using pressure defense to create turnovers and easy baskets in transition.Unlike their loss to Maryland last week, the Hoyas weathered the Duck storm and will advance to the second round against No. 16 Wisconsin.LJ Peak added 17 points and hit two free throws with 2.7 seconds left to seal Georgetowns victory.Our guys did a good job not getting dejected and refocusing, Hoyas coach John Thompson III said.Oregon struggled the entire first half despite having leader Dillon Brooks in the lineup for the first time this season. The Ducks clawed their way back behind pressure defense, though didnt have enough to finish it off.Payton Pritchard led Oregon with 18 points. Brooks had eight points, including a long 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds left to get the Ducks within 2.As great a comeback as it was, we werent tough enough to finish it, Oregon coach Dana Altman said.Brooks didnt play in Oregons first three games while recovering from offseason foot surgery and Altman said he would limit the preseason All-Americans minutes in Maui.Brooks entered Mondays game about five minutes in with the Ducks struggling.He didnt do much to help them.Oregon needded six minutes to hit its first field goal and kept missing shots, going 7 for 29 from the floor in the first half. Thiago Alcantara Jersey. Brooks was 0 for 3 and did not score.The Hoyas had their own problems early, but rallied behind Pryor. He hit two step-back 3-pointers late in the first half and closed it with a running, off-balance 3 at the buzzer to put Georgetown up 38-21.Give them credit. They came out fast and we made some mistakes at the start of the game, so we have to limit those, Oregon guard Casey Benson said.Second half, roles reversed.After solving Oregons extended pressure defense in the first half, the Hoyas couldnt shake it in the second.Georgetown missed its first 12 shots and the Ducks went on a 22-4 run to go up by one.Georgetown fought back, turning up its defensive pressure and used a 10-2 run to go up 53-45 with 3 minutes leftOregon tried to make a late run, but came up short.BIG PICTUREThe Hoyas showed off their inconsistencies in yet another game, but found a win to win this one after losing the previous two.The Ducks got their leader back, but still have plenty of work to do if theyre going to live up to the high preseason expectations. Perimeter shooting is a concern; Oregon went 4 for 17 from the 3-point arc after hitting 3 of 21 in a loss to Baylor.POLL IMPLICATIONSDepending on what happens the next two days in Maui, the Ducks could be looking at a precipitous fall in the poll, possibly even out of it altogether.BROOKS RETURNAltman stuck to his plan to limited Brooks minutes, only giving him 13 against the Hoyas. Brooks was superb on the defensive end, particularly on the press in the second half, and finishing 3 of 8 shooting.We held him to the 10 to 15 minutes that we thought wed play him, Altman said. And he was mad because he wanted to play more.UP NEXTGeorgetown will face No. 16 Wisconsin in Tuesdays winners bracket.Oregon faces Tennessee in the losers bracket on Tuesday. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Cheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' '