Chiefs hand trial to Sexton

first_img Sexton had hoped to remain in France after one season with Pro D2 side Auch, but failed to agree a new contract. “My agent told me there was an opportunity to come to Exeter on trial because Dean Mumm was injured and that there was a possible place available,” he said. “We sent the video across, the coaches had a look and now they’ve offered me a chance until November, so we’ll see where it goes from there.” Jerry Sexton followed his elder brother Johnny’s lead in moving to France last summer, with the British and Irish Lions star still plying his trade at Racing Metro. The younger Sexton sibling revealed his vastly-experienced brother had urged him to take his chance with the Devon club. “After Ireland Under-20s I was supposed to go to London Irish Academy on a three-year deal, but that fell through and then I went to France for a year and really enjoyed it,” he said. “I was supposed to go back again this year, but then I had a problem with my contract so I ended up back home and then the trial with Exeter came up. “I’m looking forward to it, my brother said the coaches here are very good and that there are no superstars within the squad. “Already you can see the club is all about hard work and that’s what I aim to do and hopefully get a chance to play.” The 21-year-old has until the end of November to win himself a full-time deal with the Aviva Premiership club. Head coach Rob Baxter has snapped up Ireland Under-20 graduate Sexton to offset the shoulder injury to club captain Dean Mumm. Press Associationcenter_img Exeter Chiefs have handed lock forward Jerry Sexton, the younger brother of Ireland fly-half Johnny, a 14-week trial.last_img read more

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USC welcomes seven early enrollees to roster

first_imgSeven high school athletes have chosen to enroll at USC for the spring semester and will begin practicing with the football team when practice resumes in March.Reinforcements · Members of USC coach Lane Kiffin’s highly touted recruiting class are already on campus after finishing high school early. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanHeadlining the list of new Trojan football prospects is top-ranked quarterback Max Browne of Skyline High School in Sammamish, Wash. Browne was named the 2012-13 Gatorade national football player of the year and set state records for career passing yards and completions. He’s expected to compete for the starting quarterback position as a freshman for the Trojans.Joining Browne is a group of talented players on both sides of the ball, particularly in the secondary. Defensive back Su’a Cravens from Vista Murrieta High School (Calif.) was named the USA Today defensive national player of the year and is the top-ranked player at his position according to ESPN. Chris Hawkins (Rancho Cucamonga High School) and Leon McQuay III (Armwood High School in Florida.) are four-star recruits who are also poised to join a revamped secondary.USC will get help in the backfield from running back Justin Davis (Lincoln High School in California), and also at wide receiver with the return of 2012 recruit Darreus Rogers. Rogers wasn’t cleared to participate with the team by the NCAA last season but is now eligible to play.Rounding out the list is defensive lineman Kenny Bigelow from Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Md. He is the third-ranked defensive tackle in his class, according to ESPN.The rest of USC’s 2013 recruiting class will be officially announced on Feb. 6. As it currently stands, the Trojans have seven additional verbal commitments. Those recruits have until signing day (Feb. 6) to officially make a decision on where to play next season. Despite facing scholarship restrictions, USC’s class is currently ranked ninth in the country according to ESPN.last_img read more

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Hekari edge out Rapatona 2-1

first_imgIt was the David and Goliath battle with Hekari the favourites to win.A goal in the 16th minute of play to Hekari ‘ s Wira Wama put his side in front with all the momentum.Hekari continued to ask questions, putting all the pressure on the Rapatona back line.The score was 1-0 going into the break.Rapatona equalized just after half time when Henry Ronny put one past the goal keeper in the 53rd minute.This produced a change in the tide as Rapatona launched their comeback. Rapatona thoroughly dominated the next 20 minutes of play, threatening to score.But Hekari ‘s Leslie Kalai was up to the task and his saves ensured Rapatona did not take the lead.Hekari weathered the storm and gave themselves some breathing space with a goal from strike player Tommy Semmy after 70 minutes of play.This pushed Hekari to continue to defend their lead until the final whistle.last_img read more

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