first_imgBilly Batts Rallies To Win $75,000 Baffle Stakes By 1 ½ Lengths As Rispoli Notches First-Ever Santa Anita Stakes Win; Miller Trainee Gets 5 ½ Furlongs On Turf In 1:03.37ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2020)–With a hot pace to exploit, classy Billy Batts rallied strongly through the lane to take Friday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs on turf by 1 ½ lengths while providing jockey Umberto Rispoli with his first-ever Santa Anita stakes victory.  Trained by Peter Miller and owned by Rockingham Ranch, Billy Batts got the distance in 1:03.37.Idle since running a close second in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at one mile here Nov. 1, Billy Batts broke sharply and was fourth, about three lengths off the lead heading into the far turn.  With his stablemate Bullet Proof One, the lone filly in the race, carving out fast fractions, “Billy” reeled her in leaving the furlong pole and won in very impressive fashion.“It was a great opportunity to ride a horse like him,” said Rispoli, a 31-year-old Italian native who began riding at Santa Anita on Dec. 28.  “He comes from the Breeders’ Cup, so people were expecting a lot and Peter was confident in the run.  He broke quite sharp and for the first couple of furlongs, he was asking me to (be into the race).  When we swung out, he was full of run.“I’m very happy for that and I’m very happy that my first stakes win didn’t take so long.  I love this place.  I love the people, I love the weather, I love everything.  Every time my boy (Hayden, 2 ½) comes out, I win!”Stakes placed in his last three starts, Billy Batts, a Kentucky-bred ridgeling by City Zip, was the second choice in a field of six sophomores at 2-1 and paid $6.80, $4.20 and $2.80.“I thought (Bulletproof One) had a better chance at five and a half, but they pressed her pretty hard the whole way and it took its toll,” said Miller.  “Billy is a good horse and we needed to get a prep into him to get him ready (for a one mile dirt race in Saudi Arabia on Feb. 29).”Out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Down to Hearth, Billy Batts, in registering his first stakes win, is now 8-2-3-1 and with the winner’s share of $48,120, he increased his earnings to $302,560.Last early, Rager rallied well to be second by a half length under Drayden Van Dyke.  Off at 9-1, he paid $10.20 and $5.20.Rookie Mistake, no match for the top two, was third by a length over Bulletproof One and paid $2.80 to show with Mario Gutierrez up.Fractions on the race were 22.75, 45.38 and 57.19.Note:  Baffle, a multiple stakes winner on turf and dirt, was owned by Canadian timber magnate Frank McMahon (who also owned Majestic Prince, winner of the 1969 Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies, as well as the Preakness Stakes) and trained by Johnny Longden.  Baffle, who was effective sprinting and at middle distances, set the hillside turf course record for 6 ½ furlongs on Feb. 7, 1970, when he stopped the clock in 1:11 4/5 under Wayne Harris, a mark that stood for more than 20 years.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ancajas has been in constant training at their Survival Camp in Magallanes, Cavite, and will intensify his preparations in the coming weeks.Ancajas, who boasts 29 wins with 20 knockouts against one loss and one draw, has been installed favorite against Sultan (14-3, with 9 KOs).   —ROY LUARCASports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ceres-Kaya tiff kicks off PFL Matchmaker Sean Gibbons, who’s still in the United States,  relayed the development to Joven Jimenez, Ancajas’ trainer-manager, on Tuesday morning after a meeting with Top Rank honcho Bob Arum.According to Jimenez, Ancajas’ fifth title defense against Sultan of ALA Boxing Stable will be held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Ancajas-Sultan tussle was supposed to be the main supporting bout of the Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn showdown for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.The unbeaten Crawford, however, suffered a right hand injury during training and the bout was moved to June 9 at MGM Grand, also in Las Vegas. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimscenter_img View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback The postponement of their title duel in Las Vegas turned out to be a blessing for Filipinos Jerwin Ancajas and Jonas Sultan.From chief support as originally scheduled on April 14, their battle for Ancajas’ International Boxing Federation junior bantamweight title on May 26 will now be the main event of a fight card being put up by Top Rank Promotions in partnership with global cable and satellite sports television channel ESPN.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgTwo weeks after openly giving his support for Pink for Africa, a non-profit organization that raises awareness on breast cancer in Africa, movie icon Van Vicker gave the real reason behind his support.“Breast cancer kills one out of eight affected women. This statistics might be higher in Africa, and the education of early detection only helps to prevent and eventually save a life. I believe my voice added to that of the organization will help reach more people by way of education; and hopefully, that will generate more sympathizers, which is a key,” he said.He added that giving support to the organization has nothing to do with what other stars do or are doing, adding that he is not expecting them to jump on this bandwagon because of him. “I participate in an activity because I have it at heart and I want to believe we all have different interests. What we engage in is a resonance of what we believe in. It would be encouraging though to have as many on board because I think this is a good campaign to reach more people, especially women, to raise awareness since breast cancer is killing our people,” the award winning actor said.“My inspiration for the movement is simple. The most recent lady to die of breast cancer could have been my mother, my sister, my spouse or my daughter. If there is anything to help elevate us from such tragedy, I’m all for it.“I listened and watched what the organization is currently doing in Ghana and I aligned myself with them. I would wish to see them reach out to Liberia in the same capacity.” Van Vicker described as “an incredible job” the organization’s work having reached over five schools and over 1,000 young girls, adding “please donate to help save a life.”Pink for Africa was founded by breast cancer survivor Juliette Mills-Lutterodt. Her survivor story has become a strong influence and support for many African women battling cancer.Launched in 2013, the organization has managed to provide for hundreds of cancer patients, including breast cancer awareness campaigns through the media, seminars in schools and collaboration with other women’s groups.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgHumphreville also said the agency has not been responsive to neighborhood council suggestions. “We proposed they have a separate ratepayer advocate office, similar to the proposal that Mayor (Antonio) Villaraigosa made during his campaign, and they just don’t answer us,” Humphreville said. The opposition comes as DWP officials on Wednesday told a City Council panel that high demand and staffing shortages have left the DWP unable to keep up with replacing faulty and aging transformers. “In 1992, we had 11,200 workers,” said Brian D’Arcy, business manger of IBEW Local 18, which represents DWP workers. “Today, in 2007, we have 8,100 and 40 percent are nearing retirement age. “We have over 8,000 giant bank transformers at substations that need replacement and the agency tells us they will replace two a year. Do the math. That means these won’t all be replaced for 4,000 years.” The hearing – the first of what will be a monthly series – was prompted by last week’s heat wave in which more than 60,000 customers were without power for up to three days. Better prepared? In a similar heat wave last year, more than 80,000 customers lost power and DWP officials vowed the utility would be better prepared in the future. D’Arcy and DWP officials said Wednesday they are trying to better analyze future energy demands and said the 9 percent power rate increase would allow the utility to hire 750 more people needed to deal with the demands. “How many other utilities or businesses go 15 years without a rate increase?” D’Arcy asked. But council members were skeptical. “We don’t know if this is just a money problem,” Councilwoman Jan Perry said. “I have to be convinced that it is needed before we go ahead and approve a rate increase. It would be easy to say, let’s spend more to solve a problem, when we don’t have the details of what the problem is.” Perry said she wants detailed information next month on what work is required, the number of workers needed and any other details the utility or the union can provide. “The problem is, we don’t have the basic information we need to make a decision,” Perry said. “Getting information from the DWP is like pulling teeth without anesthesia.” Councilman Tony C rdenas noted that Los Angeles’ residential power rates are as much as 40 percent below that of neighboring cities, but council President Eric Garcetti and Councilwoman Wendy Greuel said they were concerned about whether they could trust the agency. “Last year, we were told that the heat wave we experienced was an anomaly and we would be better prepared this year,” Garcetti said. “Yet we weren’t. It is not my style and I take no personal joy in bashing a department. “But we are on the front line and get calls from people who want to know what happened. If we can’t get the information, imagine how frustrating it is for the public.” Restoring trust Greuel, in whose district two people appear to have died because they feared the costs of running their air conditioner, said the DWP needs to do more public outreach. David Nahai, president of the board of Water and Power Commissioners, said he agreed that the agency must take steps to restore trust with the public and with public officials. “Trust is the most important thing we have,” Nahai said, who added that the board is pushing to expand the DWP’s workforce as well as promote programs to reduce energy use. In June, the DWP board adopted a $4 billion budget that includes a five-year, $1 billion upgrade program for the utility, along with the rate increase. The increase still must be approved by the neighborhood councils and the full City Council before taking effect. The most recent problems for DWP have developed while the agency’s general manager, Ron Deaton, is recuperating from a heart attack while vacationing in Costa Rica. Assistant General Manager Robert Rozanski has been temporarily in charge. Officials said there has been no estimate on when, or if, Deaton will return to the job. D’Arcy, who released a videotape earlier this year warning of the pending problems, said he has been trying to convince the DWP to change some of its practices. He said the civil service system needs to be reformed to make it easier to hire and train workers. Hiring has remained an issue since the DWP downsized under former Mayor Richard Riordan amid concern about energy deregulation and competition from private energy firms. Workers, however, are among the highest paid in the city. Trainees start at $64,900 a year and experienced workers can begin at more than $80,000 a year. Staff Writer Beth Barrett contributed to this report. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A proposed DWP rate hike is drawing an outcry from grass-roots neighborhood councils as the giant utility defends itself over recent power outages that left thousands of Los Angeles residents sweltering amid a summer heat wave. While Department of Water and Power officials are seeking a 9 percent boost to pay for upgrades to a rapidly aging electric system, a neighborhood council oversight panel is opposing the move and questioning the high pay of DWP workers and the limited time available to review the potential impact of a rate hike. Members also wonder why a rate hike is needed when the utility transfers about $200 million each year to the city’s general fund. “We have specific concerns over how large the rate increase really is and the impact on residents,” said Jack Humphreville, a member of the neighborhood councils’ DWP oversight committee. last_img read more

first_img 2 2 Tottenham players were defeated at the full-time whistle, but Leicester could still lose it yet All that seemed left was for the hosts to score a second and they nearly did so just before the hour mark when Erik Lamela skewed Eriksen’s pullback onto the post and Kane was unable to turn in the rebound.As the game drifted into the latter stages, however, West Brom began to turn the tide. Salomon Rondon heading Gardner’s cross wide was a warning which went unheeded as in the 72nd minute Dawson climbed above both Dier and a flailing Hugo Lloris to head home an equaliser from a Gardner corner.Dier took a blow to the head trying to defend the goal and had to be substituted, while Nacer Chadli was also introduced late on as the hosts desperately searched for a winner.There were to be no late heroics, however, as Tottenham’s title challenge finally hit the buffers, leaving Leicester on the brink of glory. Is the Premier League title race now over? Monday’s Premier League draw between Tottenham and West Brom suggests so.The point leaves Spurs seven behind leaders Leicester City with three games remaining. And victory for the Foxes at Manchester United on Sunday will see Claudio Ranieri’s side crowned champions for 2015/16. An optimistic White Hart Lane crowd saw the home side take the lead in the first half when Craig Dawson bundled into his own net following Christian Eriksen’s free-kick. Dawson made amends in the second half when he climbed above his marker, with Hugo Lloris in no man’s land, heading into the back of the net to leave Tottenham’s title hopes hanging by a thread.A disappointing night for Spurs could become worse too as Eric Dier was forced to leave the field following a clash of heads with Dawson in the second half, while Dele Alli may face a retrospective ban for appearing to punch West Brom’s Claudio Yacob.Alli began the night collecting his PFA Young Player of the Year award in front of the Tottenham supporters but the midfielder let his frustrations boil over early on with an unnecessary act of petulance.Referee Mike Jones did not seem to see the incident but the 20-year-old could yet face a three-match suspension if found guilty of violent conduct, a punishment which would rule him out for the rest of the season.Tottenham dominated the opening exchanges and within 12 minutes had twice hit the woodwork as Harry Kane bounced a one-two off Alli, but saw his finish tipped onto the post, before Christian Eriksen’s whipped free-kick grazed the top of the crossbar.Alli had undergone some heavy challenges early on and he took his frustration out on Yacob, turning and swinging his hand into the midfielder’s stomach when referee Jones was looking the other way.The visitors could have taken the lead when Craig Gardner blazed over from inside the area and moments later Spurs made them pay, as Jan Vertonghen and Dawson tussled to meet Eriksen’s free-kick, with the latter bundling the ball under Boaz Myhill for an own-goal.With the deadlock broken, Tottenham began to enjoy themselves, Mousa Dembele flicking his way nonchalantly through Darren Fletcher and the home supporters launching into an optimistic rendition of “Leicester City, we’re coming for you”.last_img read more

first_imgA young Pettigo man is believed to be one of two men killed in Northern Ireland today.The men, aged 18 and 22, were involved in a single vehicle crash near Kesh on the Pettigo Road.The PSNI are appealing for any witnesses to the crash, which happened just after 4pm this afternoon, to contact them. The 18 year old man is believed to be from Pettigo and attended school in Ballyshannon.The other man killed in the crash is believed to be from Castelderg.The names of the men have not yet been released until all relatives have been informed of the tragedy.  YOUNG DONEGAL MAN AMONG TWO DEAD IN CAR CRASH was last modified: November 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgFollowing Sunday’s matinee, the Bulldogs return home to host SIU on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The contest will be the second between the two this season. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on The Valley on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version In their last four wins, the Bulldogs have averaged 94.5 points per game while shooting 50.2 percent from the floor.Under head coach Jeff Rutter, the Bulldogs are averaging 81.1 points per game and have made nine or more three-pointers in seven of the nine games to rank rank second in the MVC in scoring in conference games. Live Audio Story Links The Bulldogs hit the road as winners in four of their last six games after defeating Indiana State, 87-70, for on Wedneday evening for their fourth-straight home win. Live Stats In MVC action, guard De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) is averaging 12.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. He also ranks fifth in the MVC in assist-to-turnover ratio while Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) has also experienced an offensive resurgence. The junior is putting up 12.8 points per game in the last six games and is 14-of-24 from the three-point arc.center_img Live Video The Drake University men’s basketball team makes the short trip to Cedar Falls on Sunday for the first of its two annual meetings with UNI. Tipoff at the McLeod Center is set for 3 p.m. with the contest being broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3 and on radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. Drake Game Notes Wednesday’s win also improved the Bulldogs to 3-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference standings and into a tie for third place in the league. UNI takes to its home court following seven-straight losses to sit at 0-5 in the MVC. However, the Panthers have been without the services of preseason MVC Player of the Year Jeremy Morgan, who could potentially return to the lineup on Sunday. C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.) is coming off a career-best nine assists against Indiana State and the junior has a 15-to-2 assist-to-turnover ratio in the last four games. His passing has been emblematic of the Bulldogs’ offense of late as the team has had 10 double-digit scoring performances from eight different players in the last two games.last_img read more

first_imgEls, who had begun the last day six shots off the pace, played the last nine holes in 32 shots, with four birdies and no drops. The win came as a big surprise, although he had previously done well when The Open Championship had been hosted at Royal Lytham and Saint Annes, finishing tied for second in 1996 and tied for third in 2001. However, his last victory had been in December 2010 in the South African Open. “For some reason I’ve got some belief this week, I feel something special can happen,” Ernie Els said after his third round in The Open Championship at Royal Lytham and Saint Annes. A day later, his words turned prophetic as he captured his fourth major title and his first in a decade. ThanksEls also took the opportunity to thank former President Nelson Mandela for what he has done for South Africa, Johan Rupert for his support of golf in South Africa, and his caddie Ricky Roberts. Four consecutive drops Scott had appeared on course for his first major title despite a hesitant opening, which saw him drop three shots and add a birdie in the first six holes. When he sank another birdie on the 14th, it appeared that he had sealed the deal, but then came those four consecutive drops, including a “how did that happen” miss of a three-footer on the 16th. TurnaroundIt has been quite a turnaround for Els, who missed out on the US Masters earlier this year, having failed to qualify for the event for the first time since 1993. A bogey on the last hole of the US Open meant he failed to qualify for the 2013 Masters. Now, with the South African a major winner again, that concern is a thing of the past. South Africa’s Thomas Aiken tied for seventh after finishing on one-under-par 279 after rounds of 68, 68, 71 and 72. Then, addressing his family, Els continued with a smile: “I’m going to try and come and see you this evening [in London]. I’m supposed to go to Canada, but I think I’m going to blow that thing off … I’ll maybe get to Canada on Tuesday,” a comment which once more had the crowd laughing. After three days of forgiving conditions at Royal Lytham and Saint Annes, the course turned tough on Sunday and Els handled that pressure best to come from behind to take victory as the third round leader Adam Scott’s game fell apart on the inward nine. If one looked closely, though, the signs were there that the man known as “The Big Easy” was on the way back. In the previous major, he returned the best putting statistics in the US Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, where he finished ninth, three shots behind the winner, Webb Simpson. Els was gracious in his acceptance speech and addressed runner-up Scott first. “I feel for my buddy Adam Scott,” he said on the 18th green.center_img ‘You’re going to win many of these’“Scotty, you’re a great player, a great friend of mine, we’ve had some great battles in the past. I feel very fortunate and you’re going to win many of these, you’ve got too much talent [not to].” 23 July 2012 “I’m pretty disappointed because I had it in my hands with four to go and I managed to hit a poor shot on each of the closing four holes, which costs you a bogey, and that’s what happens on a course like this. I’m very disappointed, but I played so beautifully for most of the week, I certainly shouldn’t let this bring me down,” he said afterwards in a television interview. He closed with a two-under-par 68, the best round among the third round front-runners, while Scott, who led by four shots after three rounds, following a course record six-under-par 64, a 67 and a 68, fell apart with bogeys on each of the last four holes to stumble to a 75. He recalled talking to Sheryl Calder, known as “the Eye Doctor”, who has helped him with his putting, early in the year. “When I saw her in January,” Els recounted, “she said we were going to win a major this year and I thought she was crazy and here we are right now.” Tiger Woods finished in a tie for third with Brandt Snedeker, four shots behind Els on three-under-par 277. Woods’ challenge for a 15th major, but his first since the 2008 US Open, was undone by a seven on the par-four sixth hole. Louis Oosthuizen, the Open champion in 2010, closed with a 73 to end in a tie for 19th place on one-over 281. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Later, he joked: “I had a lot of support this week, but you guys have to ask yourselves, were you being nice to me or did you believe I could win,” which drew loud laughter from the big crowd.last_img read more

first_img27 March 2014 South Africa remains firmly committed to maintaining the security of all nuclear and other radioactive material in the country, in keeping with its national and international obligations, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit at The Hague in the Netherlands on Tuesday. “We welcome the progress achieved to strengthen nuclear security at national levels and through the relevant multilateral organisations, especially the International Atomic Energy Agency,” Nkoana-Mashabane said. “South Africa stands ready to work together with all members of the international community to raise nuclear security levels internationally.” South Africa would continue to exercise its right to research, develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, she said, noting that the country had adopted a policy on the beneficiation of its mineral resources, including uranium. “We also derive great benefit from nuclear applications in areas such as health, nutrition and agriculture. South Africa contributes to these applications through the supply of medical isotopes and is well-placed to produce these isotopes on a large scale using low-enriched uranium fuel.” According to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa “firmly favours a multilateral approach to promoting nuclear security which upholds the centrality of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations, and which respects the international rule of law and the principles enshrined in the UN Charter. “South Africa believes that through a co-operative approach in the relevant multilateral organisations, [nuclear security risks] can be effectively dealt with.” Nkoana-Mashabane attended the two-day summit along with a South African delegation that included Energy Minister Ben Martins. Fifty-three countries were represented at the Hague summit, the third Nuclear Security Summit to be held since the inaugural summit hosted by US President Barack Obama in Washington in 2010. The summit concluded with the adoption of the Hague Communique which, according to the summit website, includes new agreements on “reducing the amount of dangerous nuclear material in the world that terrorists could use to make a nuclear weapon”, as well as “improving the security of radioactive material (including low-enriched uranium) that can be used to make a ‘dirty bomb’”. SAinfo reporter and read more

first_img1 August 2014Centre Benele Makwezela will make her test debut for the Springbok Women in the team’s opening Women’s Rugby World Cup clash against Australia at the French Rugby Federation in Marcoussis on Friday afternoon.Makwezela participated in the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow last year and made her first appearance for the Springbok Women on the team’s Rugby World Cup warm-up tour to London and France in June and July where she featured in the matches against the Nomads.ExperienceNine players in Sephaka’s match 22 played in the 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup in London, while five of them – captain and number eight Mandisa Williams, flank Lamla Momoti, prop Cebisa Kula, replacement scrumhalf Fundiswa Plaatjie and replacement flyhalf Zandile Nojoko – also participated in the 2006 World Cup in Canada.Five of the players in the squad, meanwhile, made their test debuts against France in July on the warm-up tour, including fullback Cindy Cant and lock Celeste Adonis.‘Horses for courses’“Our approach for this World Cup is horses for courses, and we believe that this team is best suited to the way we would like to play against Australia,” coach Lawrence Sephaka said in a statement.“This match 22 has a good mix of youth and experience, which is ideal. The World Cup experience is particularly important because this is a big occasion for the team and for the individuals, so it is important to have players who can guide the youngsters when necessary.”DelightedSephaka said he was delighted for Makwezela and he hoped the fact that she would play her first test in a Rugby World Cup would make the occasion more memorable.“Benele played very well against the Nomads in London and she was unlucky not to be selected to face France in July,” he added, “but she has put in a lot of extra work since that tour to show us what she is capable of and it paid off.“It is a special moment for any player to make their debut and to achieve this in a World Cup is particularly special, so I wish her the best of luck.”Tough onslaughtZoning in on the match, Sephaka said he expected a tough onslaught from Australia and said his charges had to be strong in all areas of the game to start the World Cup on a high note.The last time the teams met was in the final pool match of the 2010 World Cup and the result was a 0-62 defeat for South Africa. But Sephaka said his team had more to offer this time around.‘A quality team’“Australia are a quality team with skillful backs and powerful forwards, so we will be tested in all facets of our game,” he reckoned. “We are particularly wary of their game-breakers in the backline, and we know that they will punish us if we make mistakes. So it is important for us to deliver solid set pieces and use our possession well.“We also need to remain focused for the full 80 minutes to achieve our goal of starting the World Cup on a strong note. We have worked hard in the last few months to improve our standard of play and if we play to our potential I believe we can do well.”Television broadcastThe match will be broadcast live on SuperSport 1 at 15:45, and can also be livestreamed from TEAM15 Cindy Cant, 14 Veroeshka Grain, 13 Benele Makwezela, 12 Lorinda Brown, 11 Phumeza Gadu, 10 Zenay Jordaan (vice-captain), 9 Tayla Kinsey, 8 Mandisa Williams (captain), 7 Vuyolwethu Vazi, 6 Lamla Momoti, 5 Cindy Booi, 4 Celeste Adonis, 3 Cebisa Kula, 2 Denita Wentzel, 1 Asithandile NtoyantoSubstitutes16 Thantaswa Macingwana, 17 Nwabisa Ngxatu, 18 Andrea Mentoor, 19 Shona-Leah Weston, 20 Fundiswa Plaatjie, 21 Zandile Nojoko, 22 Siviwe BasweniSAinfo reporterlast_img read more