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Huddersfields loss to Catalans, injury worries for Sam Burgess and St Helens responding to Lance Hohaia all feature in this weeks set of six. Bill Russell Jersey ... Broughton downs HuddersfieldJodie Broughton made a sensational return to his former home as his hat-trick helped Catalans to a 46-26 win over Huddersfield Giants.Giants head coach Paul Anderson refused to hide behind the sending off of Joe Wardle for a high tackle and didnt hold back as he laid into the attitude and commitment of his team. All the action from the Super League clash between Huddersfield and Catalans We could use the sending off as an excuse to paper over the cracks but when our attitude at the beginning of the game - giving them the scores that we did - was like it was, I felt overall we got what we deserved, said Anderson.Going 12-0 down and then 20-12 up stinks because it suggests we made a decision to crack on with what our job is, then suddenly decide not to again in the second half.Our start was poor, the second part of the first half was quite good but the second half was abysmal. We gave in and if people want to be part of this club that is not the character that we want.Its embarrassing and if people want to play for the Giants, they wont if they play like that.Phil the Viking Widnes stretched their lead at the top of Super League to two points with a 18-12 win over Wigan Widnes beat Wigan 18-12 on Thursday in a fantastic comeback that handed the Warriors their first home Super League defeat for 21 months.The victory made it a best-ever start to a Super League season for the Vikings and our very own Phil Clarke may need to head down to Select Security Stadium Halton to get fitted out for his mascot uniform.I am scared of making any predictions about where Widnes will finish in 2016, said Phil in his weekly column for Sky Sports. Phil Clarke brings you his top five Super League tries of the week I have seen what Gary Lineker said about Leicester City and dont want to strip down to my underwear! I still think that if they finish in the top eight after 23 rounds they will have done remarkably well but I am still not convinced that they will be able to do that.Go on then: If Widnes finish in the top four I will be their mascot for a match!The cost of winning All the action from the Super League clash between Hull KR and Salford Hull KR ended their nine-month losing streak with a 44-30 win over Salford, however they face a serious injury crisis ahead of Fridays derby against Hull FC.We only had 18 fit players; Kieran Dixon was the only one in our squad who didnt play that was fit, Webster said.Shaun Lunt hasnt trained with us yet, but were hoping he will during the week. Its a short turnaround; were two days behind Hull because they played Friday and well need to make a call on everyone come Wednesday.It gives us three days to prepare. Albert Kelly has done some training but not with us, and hes another one that well have to wait on until Wednesday. James Greenwood and Graeme Horne both came off so theyre inevitably doubts for the game too.St Helens respond to Lance Hohaia St Helens have responded to claims made by Lance Hohaia Saints reacted angrily to allegations made by Lance Hohaia, who claimed the Super League club pressured him to play while he was still experiencing concussion symptoms.Hohaia was punched twice by Wigans Ben Flower in the Super League Grand Final in 2014. Hohaia retired in April 2015 but in a recent interview with New Zealands Sunday Herald newspaper, claimed that he asked for time to rest to recover but was offered prescription medicines and told to play on.Hohaias version of events at St Helens between the Grand Final in 2014 and his voluntary resignation without notice six months later is utterly inaccurate and malicious, the Super League club said in statement.Throughout that time he received the highest level of professional support and empathy, both rugby and medical. His subsequent version of ongoing concussive symptoms were entirely retrospective and only raised by him at the end of that period.At no time was he put under any pressure or duress by the club to play and he was provided with highest level of professional advice and support by the club. St Helens set the very highest standards in that regard.Sam Burgess injury Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs is taken from the field after a scary incident It was good to see South Sydney Rabbitohs Sam Burgess has been cleared of any serious neck and spinal injuries.Burgess was rushed to hospital after being involved in an accidental clash of heads with another Englishman, former Warrington prop Mike Cooper, in an NRL match against St George Illawarra.However, the Rabbitohs say MRI and CT scans have shown there is no damage to the vertebrae or spinal cord.Were all very happy to know that Sam hasnt suffered any serious injuries from yesterdays game, said South Sydney head coach Michael Maguire.I spoke to Sam and he feels very lucky and he wants to thank the medical staff from both the Rabbitohs and Dragons for their professionalism, the doctors and hospital staff who cared for him last night and this morning, as well as the members and fans for their support and kind words.We will continue to monitor Sams welfare and he knows he is in the best of hands with our medical staff as we move forward.Sinfield: My greatest week Leeds Kevin Sinfield with the trophy after the 2012 Grand Final We are looking forward to getting our hands on Kevin Sinfields book - Kevin Sinf13ld My League Years in Words and Pictures.The pictorial history of his career will be launched this Saturday at Leeds Rhinos Headingley Carnegie store and in it Sinfield reveals why he almost quit the game in 2008 and shares the greatest week of his rugby league career.In 2012 we won the Grand Final and I won the Harry Sunderland award, says Sinfield in an extract in the Yorkshire Evening Post.Two days later Steve [McNamara, the England coach] gave me the captains job and that was probably the best week of my career.The book charts Sinfields rugby league journey from the day he first joined Oldham amateur club Waterhead through to last years all-conquering campaign. Also See: WATCH: Phil Clarkes top five tries Broughton stars for Catalans Saints outraged by Hohaia claims Hull KR resist Salford fightback Kevin Garnett Jersey .com) - The Vancouver Canucks hope an upcoming stretch of home games will be enough to get the club into the postseason. Stitched Celtics Jerseys .S. -- Carl-Antoine Delisle snapped a tie in the third period with his second goal of the game to lead the Tigres past Cape Breton 4-3 in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action Wednesday as Victoriaville won its eighth in a row. https://www.cheapceltics.com/182n-rick-fox-jersey-celtics.html . The unrestricted free agent agreed to terms with the club on Thursday on a one-year, two-way deal worth $700,000.The Premier League season is closing in on the one-third mark and through the opening three months, we have certainly witnessed some outstanding performances. Last week, I listed my top ten disappointments of the season so far, so on the 11th day of the 11th month after 11 rounds in the Premier League, here is my Premier League best 11 so far. 1. David De Gea (Man Utd) - The Spaniard has, without question, been the best goalkeeper in the Premier League this season. Controversially named as the leagues best goalkeeper last season, despite magnificent campaigns by the likes of Simon Mignolet and Asmir Begovic on inferior teams, the United number one has elevated himself to the leagues number one thanks to a number of vital performances when his team needed him the most. It would not surprise anyone to see United go on a run of dominant form in the next few weeks, where they will rely little on De Gea, but when they struggled at the beginning of the season, the 23-year-old was fantastic and his save at Sunderland on Emanuele Giaccherini, while down 1-0, could well be the point many can look to as the turning point for Uniteds season. 2. Bacary Sagna (Arsenal) - There was once a time Bacary Sagna was the leagues best right back. It is no coincidence that this was a time when Arsenal were a major force challenging for the title. The departures of Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and Robin van Persie saw a drop in form for club and Sagna, once seen as a legitimate world class talent destined to join the aforementioned group moving on to a team likely to win more trophies. Sagnas dip in form the last two seasons halted his departure and Arsenal are now benefiting. The Frenchman has been a terrific defender this season and, with many technical in-form players ahead of him, he is noticeably more confident in an attacking role down the right flank where he has produced some wonderful crosses this season. 3. Leighton Baines (Everton) - New manager; same old Baines. Roberto Martinezs move to Merseyside has been seemless for many of the Everton players, left back Baines included. The Spaniards style requires his defenders to be comfortable on the ball while joining the attack, something the Englishman did last season under David Moyes. This year, he has reached a new level, playing even higher up the pitch, and contributing with goals, including two fantastic free kicks to win the game at West Ham. A lot of what Baines does well on is down to a partnership he creates with the left midfielder and although Steven Pienaar hasnt been at his best this season, the left back certainly has. 4. Sylvain Distin (Everton) - One of the leagues most underrated players continues to shine. Alongside Phil Jagielka, also a candidate for this team, Distin hasnt lost a step inside a new look offence under Martinez, treasuring the ball and welcoming a new role where he often starts attacks by receiving the ball from goalkeeper Tim Howard. At the Tottenham match recently, Distin fell awkwardly and looked badly injured. Goodison Park waited in silence and thoughts of an Everton team without Distin were not ones they wanted to entertain. Thankfully, the Frenchman recovered and has played every minute of the season so far, as have the entire back five of Everton, helping the club achieve six clean sheets from their 11 games so far. 5. Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham) - Arguably the best defender in the Premier League has shown his versatility this season. Despite standout performances at centre-back for the first seven matches of the season, the tall Belgian has been moved to left back in the last four games and has been even more effective for manager Andre Villas-Boas. The former Ajax man loves the ball at his feet, in either position, and has been a shining light in a troubled team attack so far. At centre back, alongside Michael Dawson, the pair often take the ball past halfway before switching play with an accurate cross-field ball, while at left-back, he is capable of driving forward and, unlike most of his teammates, has so far been able to connect well with star striker Roberto Soldado. 6. Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) - Another candidate for one of the most underrated players in the league, Schneiderlin is finally getting the attention he deserves, thanks to the fantastic season his team have had so far. When watching the central midfielder, it is difficult to imagine that three years ago, he was playing in League One, the third tier of English football. Schneiderlin, who turned 24 this week, led the Premier League last season in interceptions and tackles combined and is in the top 10 in that category again this season. Alongside the slightly more inconsistent Victor Wanyama centrally, Southamptons midfield has helped protect the Saints back four brilliantly, helping the likes of Dejan Lovren and Jose Fonte to immpressive seasons so far. Boston Celtics Pro Shop. 7. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) - With Gareth Bale in Spain, there is a new Welsh Wizard in town. Rambo has been the talk of the Premier League so far and is the early leader for the Player of the Year award, handed out in April. Ramseys six goals in 11 league games have certainly put him amongst the headlines but it has been his overall game in midfield that has been the most impressive. Already asked to play in central midfield as a member of a two, or out wide in a fluid, interchanging attacking three, the Welshman has excelled at either position, showing great confidence in his passing on the ball, and tackling ability and space awareness without the ball. Ramsey is far more than an individual, however and his impressive form has helped his team overcome significant milestones as they try to mature into a title contender. Ramseys goals have helped Arsenal win games they havent played that well in, his football intelligence has helped Mesut Ozil settle in London immediately and his form has crucially taken the radar off Jack Wilshere, a player too many want to see too much from too soon. 8. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) - The Reds skipper gets the nod of other worthy candidates, such as Yaya Toure and Oscar, for his ability to take his team over hurdles they have struggled to overcome in the past. The England captain has played a disciplined role alongside the excellent Lucas Leiva at the heart of Liverpools midfield, allowing the sharp shooters in front of him to get the glory. Gerrard, however, does not sit deeper all of the time, picking his moments to penetrate into the final third where his passing ability, particularly from set pieces, has created many scoring chances that the likes of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge have feasted on. This has helped Liverpool destroy inferior opposition at Anfield, something they struggled with under previous managers Kenny Dalglish and Roy Hodgson. 9. Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) - The Arsenal striker gets the nod as my front man over the likes of Loic Remy and the SAS Anfield strike partnership, thanks to his overall game. Giroud will likely not score as many goals as Sturridge, and certainly not as many as Suarez, but for all 11 league games this season, he has been at the top of his game for the Gunners. Giroud is more than just a predator in the six-yard box, he links up brilliantly with teammates, finds space well and makes some outstanding runs off the ball to help finish off goal-scoring opportunities, such as the pivotal goal he scored against Tottenham. Giroud has received 404 passes per game through 11 matches, including a remarkable 47 at Old Trafford on Sunday. By comparison, Tottenhams starting striker in 11 games (Soldado 10, Jermain Defoe 1) has received just 239 passes, despite playing three more minutes. We should not be judging Giroud simply by the amount of goals he scores but those he did score certainly played a massive part in building Arsenals confidence after their opening day loss to Aston Villa. 10. Sergio Aguero (Man City) - This is what City fans have been waiting for. There is no disputing Agueros talent, he does, after all, belong on a list of the games top 10 best players but the Argentine has struggled at City to find a long run of games where he has performed at an elite level. Until now. Aguero is, for me, the biggest threat to Ramseys early run at the Player of the Year award. Explosive in attack, a brilliant finisher, who can play in a front two, or up top on his own, like against Chelsea, the 25-year-old gives City something none of the other top teams have. A true creator, who instantly makes others around him better, but who can be placed amongst a list of Suarez, van Persie and others as one of the true elite finishers in the game. In a crucial year heading into the World Cup, look for Aguero to carry City through a hectic winter schedule and help them climb to a spot where they believe they belong. 11. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) - Gunners fans must still be pinching themselves. Frustrated at the lack of activity in the transfer market for years, they now finally have one of the best players to ever arrive in England. His time as an Arsenal player began at Sunderland in September. The game was not shown live on television in England but those lucky enough to watch it in its entirety will have marvelled at Ozil, who produced one of the finest debut performances the Premier League has seen. He didnt score but he did everything else, including a breathtaking run into space, a supreme touch of the ball to bring it down and a cross for Giroud for the opening goal. It was so typical of Ozil, who finds space quicker than anyone, using his brilliant pace and mind to outthink opponents. Move over David Silva, you have company as the leagues true space invader. ' ' '

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