The 20-man squad, which will assemble in late January, includes four newcomers to the senior Emerging camp – Coen Hess, Felise Kaufusi, Ashley Taylor and Christian Welch.“”The pathway programs we have available through the QAS are second to none and this is another fantastic opportunity to look at the next generation of players coming through,” Maroons head coach Kevin Walters said today.”This year we saw Corey Oates and Justin O’Neill grab their opportunity at Origin level and I’m sure there will be other players from this program who will make a strong case for selection in 2017.”QAS Emerging Origin Squad:Jayson Bukuya (Cronulla Sharks) Dale Copley (Sydney Roosters) Kyle Feldt (NQ Cowboys) Tim Glasby (Melbourne Storm) Jake Granville (NQ Cowboys) Coen Hess (NQ Cowboys) Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks) Ben Hunt (Brisbane Broncos) Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm) Edrick Lee (Canberra Raiders) Ethan Lowe (NQ Cowboys) Nene Macdonald (St George Illawarra Dragons) Anthony Milford (Brisbane Broncos) Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm) Moses Mybe (Canterbury Bulldogs) Dylan Napa (Sydney Roosters) Lloyd Perrett (Canterbury Bulldogs) Ashley Taylor (Gold Coast Titans) Christian Welch (Melbourne Storm) Jarrod Wallace (Gold Coast Titans)
1 Manchester City playmaker David Silva Manchester City midfielder David Silva has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions.The Spanish playmaker, who has won two top flight titles with City, is now committed to the club until the end of the 2018-19 season.The 28-year-old has been a key figure at the Etihad Stadium since his £26million arrival from Valencia in 2010, and said he is happy to remain at a club he considers to be his “second home”.Silva, who has also won the FA Cup and Capital One Cup, told the club’s official website: “From the moment I joined the club four years ago it has felt like a second home to me.“On and off the pitch, I feel incredibly content and fulfilled professionally and personally, so why wouldn’t I want to stay and keep winning trophies with this fantastic team?“Over the last four years, we have achieved so much together, establishing City as a dominating force in England and now, when I look around this dressing room, I can see no reason why we won’t become one of the top teams in the world.“It was a straightforward decision to extend my stay here and spend my peak years at Manchester City, a club with unbelievable fans who have always supported me.”Silva is the third City player to have signed a new contract over the summer after Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov also agreed new terms.News of the deal also comes a day after the club completed the £32million signing of Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala.
Mick McCarthy has been tipped to return to the Republic of Ireland helm Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade “He had to get rid of a number of older players, whether they retired or he fazed them out, and he did that brilliantly well.“I think there’s a lot to be said from that.“I think he handles himself brilliantly well in front of the public, the media and the federation, and I think his experience of being there before is something we need quite urgently at the moment.” PAYBACK O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane were sacked by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) on Wednesday after five years in charge.The duo have guided the Republic to some brilliant highs during their time in charge, including their run to the last-16 at Euro 2016.But the team’s form has plummeted in 2018. Ireland have just one victory in their last 11 matches and their 0-0 draw with Denmark was their fourth consecutive game without scoring and saw them finish last in their Nations League group. RANKED 3 The FAI is keen to make a swift appointment, with the draw for the Euro 2020 finals due to take place in Dublin on December 2, and, as one of the hosts, they do not want to be seen as presiding over a team in flux as Europe’s great and good arrive in the city.To that end, McCarthy, who took the Republic to the 2002 World Cup finals in the Far East during a previous spell in charge, represents an attractive proposition.He has a proven track record, already has a relationship with the FAI hierarchy and, perhaps more importantly to a governing body still paying for the redevelopment of the Aviva Stadium, is available without the need to pay compensation after leaving Ipswich in April. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ latest Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have led Ireland since 2013 revealed Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker Most Read In Football McCarthy was Republic of Ireland manager for six years between 1996 – 2002, and took the team to the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan Former boss McCarthy, who left his role as Ipswich manager in April, is already one of the big favourites for the job.The 59-year-old was Republic of Ireland manager for six years between 1996 – 2002, and took the team to the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan.And Cascarino believes he would be the right choice to return to the role.“I think Mick is ready for international management again,” he told talkSPORT host Jim White on Wednesday.“I know Mick and I think he did a really good job in 2002, I was there when he got the job.“With all the issues and challenges he had to face, because when he took the job we had an old squad. tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 3 whoops Mick McCarthy has been backed to succeed Martin O’Neill as Republic of Ireland manager.Former Ireland striker Tony Cascarino believes McCarthy is ready to step back into international management and would be the right man to lift the team out of the mire. BEST OF LATEST ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane scrap