Tag: Chad Townsend

Intriguing times ahead for defending premiers as Sharks kick start season with big win in Melbourne

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Mark round 14 down in your calendars because that’s the next time the NRL’s newest rivalry takes place between 2016 grand final opponents Cronulla and Melbourne. The Sharks and Storm slugged it out in a sometimes vicious contest on Sunday at AAMI Park where the Sharks outlasted the home side 11-2 in […]

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COMMENT: Flanagan wants to chase Reynolds? What’s wrong with Townsend?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD Canterbury Bulldogs five-eigth Josh Reynolds could find himself in the Shire if Cronulla Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has his way. Reynolds is on the outer with the Bulldogs with the off-contract playmaker setting his asking price at $800,000 which Canterbury has reportedly balked at. Reynolds, halves partner Moses Mbye and hooked Michael […]

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Townsend’s message to big Papa: Bring it on

Cronulla halfback Chad Townsend is ready for a blitzkrieg from Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii when the Sharks and Raiders clash tonight at GIO Stadium. The hulking Papalii will be sent at the little playmaker all night but Townsend says ‘bring it on’. “I’m ready for the challenge and I’m ready to take Josh Papalii […]

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Lowe Calls For Townsend’s Origin Inclusion

Legendary Kiwi figure Graham Lowe believes New Zealand Warriors five-eight Chad Townsend should be seriously considered for New South Wales in Origin II at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The former Queensland and Manly coach is pushing for Townsend’s inclusion and a move for Mitchell Pearce from five-eight to half with Trent Hodkinson missing out. “With […]

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