Royals through to women’s POMRFL grand final

first_imgA crowd of over 200 turned up to watch the finals played in the blistering heat of the nation’s capital.The Panthers hit the lead after only the first minute when Angela Parao crashed over on the wing.Royals hit back twice in as many minutes and on the same wing with tries to Vero Waula and Naomi Kaupa.Unsuccessful conversions put the score at 8-4.The scores were tied at 8-8 thanks to Parao who scored her second for the game shortly before the half time whistle.Panthers wasted no time from the kick off in the second half as halfback Vasiti Meles worked her magic to get over the line.Just like Royals, the Panthers kicking game was off and an unsuccessful conversion left the score at 12-8.But Royals were not to be outdone and once again leveled up through Waula who bulldozed her way over to score her second try.Both sides tried desperately to break the deadlock but to no avail bringing the game into extra time.A try in the first half of extra time and the second half of extra time secured the win for Royals.A try right on the final whistle to the Panthers made no difference to the outcome.Royals will meet Souths in the women’s grand final.last_img read more

1 Scuba diving Santa Osaka Japan Although Chris

first_img1. Scuba diving Santa, Osaka, JapanAlthough Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan, many people celebrate the occasion. Every year, for six weeks, five times a day at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, Santa goes scuba diving. See him swim with whale sharks, give presents to dolphins and play the Japanese version of paper-scissors-stone with onlookers. Seriously. Find cheap flights to Osaka2. Chocolate Santa, Hershey’s Chocolate World, Pennsylvania, USAAt the very American (and rather surreal) theme park, Hershey’s Chocolate World, meet Hershey’s version of Santa. Surprisingly enough, it’s a chocolate bar, which (who?), with its creepy, goggle-eyed resemblance to Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo from South Park, is more likely to give the kids nightmares than what they want for Christmas. Find cheap flights to Philadelphia3. Running Santas, Edinburgh and Nottingham, UKThe big man needs to get in training for getting up and down all those chimneys on Christmas Eve. See hundreds of Santas put through their paces in the Great Santa Run, held in Edinburgh and Nottingham in aid of the Wish Upon A Star charity that takes sick children to meet the real Santa Claus in Lapland. Find cheap flights to Edinburgh and Nottingham4. MC Santa, Somerset, EnglandThe small town of Wells in Somerset doesn’t have a traditional association with Christmas. Or at least, it didn’t before resident Paul Toole transformed his humble bungalow into a festive wonderland to rival Lapland. Visitors can admire illuminated penguins and polar bears, and see Santa conduct the music that accompanies the jaw-dropping display. Find cheap flights to Bristol5. Flying Santa, onlineA unique way of seeing Santa is online, thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. NORAD has been tracking Santa’s night-before-Christmas flight for over 50 years, ever since a child from Colorado rang the wrong number for a department store’s ‘Santa hotline’ and the US government aerospace agency kindly played along.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map If the kids weren’t impressed with Santa’s grotto down your local shopping centre, Skyscanner suggests five ever-so-slightly strange ways to see the big old bloke with the white beard. RelatedThe 10 best Christmas holidays with kidsIf you can’t face another turkey dinner with the in-laws, why not get away with the family this Christmas? You could spend the festive season nosing around Berlin’s Christmas markets, skiing down Austrian slopes or lazing on a beach in Barbados.5 of the world’s wackiest Christmas traditionsFrom scary Santas to pooping logs, we bring you five of the weirdest festive traditions from around the world.Explore Komodo National Park in IndonesiaHere be dragons…if you thought giant lizards only existed in Game of Thrones, think again. Komodo National Park in Indonesia is the only place on Earth you can see the fascinating Komodo Dragon in the wild. Throw in world-class diving, snorkelling and coral-pink beaches, and you’ve got a holiday destination…last_img read more