COL­MAN ON SUN­DAY TOP SONS OF GUNS

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - SPORT -

WITH the Easts Tigers’ run at the In­trust Su­per Cup premier­ship ending two weeks early, the NRL feel­ers will be out in earnest for five-eighth Billy Wal­ters, son of Ma­roons coach and Bron­cos legend Kevin.

The Bron­cos and Storm have re­port­edly shown in­ter­est in sign­ing him for next sea­son, along with a num­ber of Syd­ney clubs.

Should Wal­ters make it to the NRL, he will join a se­lect band of sec­ond­gen­er­a­tion play­ers fol­low­ing in the boot studs of their fa­mous fathers.

Should he make a name for him­self in his own right, he might even make it into our Son Also Rises XIII. It would be a for­mi­da­ble line-up. Son of Dragons, Roost­ers half­back-winger­back winger Steve “Slip­pery” Mor­ris. Wing – Joel Reddy (Eels, Rab­bitohs): Fa­ther “Rocket” Rod, an orig­i­nal Ma­roon, was one of the Dragons’ best, and dirt­i­est, ever.

May not have quite hit the ca­reer heights of his fa­ther, Eels legend Eric Sr, but he did get to share his nick­name “Guru”. Along with broth­ers Luke and Bronx, he is one of three first grade-play­ing sons of ir­re­press­ible Dragons great “Lord” Ted Good­win. Like his twin Brett, al­most as slip­pery as his dad Steve. Fiv (A Tit His fa­ther, Cronulla great Ste Steve Rogers, was dubbed “the prince of cen­tres”. Mat did him proud. Half­back – Nathan Cleary (Pan­thers): Top NRL point-scorer for the 2017 sea­son, to which his fa­ther Ivan could rightly say “been there, done that” … in 1998. Souths hard­man John Sat­tler en­tered grand fi­nal folk­lore play­ing with a bro­ken jaw in 1970. Son Scott did it with a tackle to help the Pan­thers to a ti­tle 33 years later.

Fa­ther Paul played 246 games for the Tigers and might have been a grand fi­nal win­ner if coach War­ren Ryan hadn’t dragged him late against the Raiders in 1989. Se­cond row – Ben Spina (Cow­boys): A hard-work­ing back­rower, his half­back fa­ther Lau­rie was the Cow­boys’ in­au­gu­ral cap­tain. Fa­ther Johnny was an orig­i­nal Ma­roon, but his proud­est mo­ment was coach­ing Marty to a premier­ship with Pen­rith in 2003. . Se­cond­high­est pointscor­ing for­ward be­hind Cam Smith. His fa­ther Al­lan played cen­tre for Balmain in their 1979 boilover grand fi­nal win over the Rab­bitohs.

Ar­guably the Dragons’ great­est fa­ther-son pair­ing. Dean played 209 times for the Red V, scor­ing in the 2010 grand fi­nal, the club’s first premier­ship since dad Craig led them to the 1979 ti­tle.

all these achieve­ments de­spite the UN sanc­tions that have lasted for decades,” the agency quoted Mr Kim as say­ing.

Mr Kim said the coun­try’s fi­nal goal “is to es­tab­lish the equilib­rium of real force with the US and make the US rulers dare not talk about mil­i­tary op­tion for the DPRK” (Demo­cratic Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Korea).

The Se­cu­rity Coun­cil stressed in a state­ment that all coun­tries must “fully, com­pre­hen­sively and im­me­di­ately” im­ple­ment all UN sanc­tions.

Ja­pan’s UN am­bas­sador Koro Bessho called the mis­sile launch an “out­ra­geous act” that was a threat to Ja­pan’s se­cu­rity and to the world.

Call­ing the lat­est launch a “ter­ri­ble, egre­gious, il­le­gal, provoca­tive reck­less act,” Bri­tain’s UN am­bas­sador Matthew Ry­croft said North Korea’s largest trad­ing part­ners with clos­est links – a clear ref­er­ence to China – must “demon­strate that they are do­ing ev­ery­thing in their power to im­ple­ment the sanc­tions of the Se­cu­rity Coun­cil and to en­cour­age the North Korean regime to change course.” South Korean Pres­i­dent Moon Jae-in, a lib­eral who ini­tially pushed for talks with North Korea, said its tests made di­a­logue “im­pos­si­ble”.

“If North Korea pro­vokes us or our al­lies, we have the strength to smash the at­tempt at an early stage and in­flict a level of dam­age it would be im­pos­si­ble to re­cover from,” he said.

We have made all these achieve­ments de­spite the UN sanc­tions that have lasted for decades Kim Jong-un

Full­back – Brett Mor­ris (Aus­tralia, NSW, Dragons, Bull­dogs): Wing – Eric Grothe (Aus­tralia, NSW, Eels, Roost­ers): Cen­tre – Bryson Good­win (NZ, Sharks, Bull­dogs, Rab­bitohs): Cen­tre – Josh Mor­ris (Aus­tralia, NSW, Dragons, Bull­dogs): Five-eighth – Mat Rogers (Aus­tralia, Queens­land, Sharks, Ti­tans): Lock – Scott Sat­tler (Queens­land, Seag­ulls, Roost­ers, Crush­ers, Charg­ers, Pan­thers, Tigers): Se­cond row – Cur­tis Siro­nen (Tigers, Manly): Front row – Martin Lang (Queens­land, Sharks, Pan­thers): Front row – Craig Fitzgib­bon (Aus­tralia, NSW, , Steel­ers, Dragons, Roost­ers): Hooker – Dean Young (Aus­tralia, NSW, Dragons): IN GENES: (Clock­wise from far left) Pen­rith’s Nathan Cleary; Easts half Billy Wal­ters; Scott Sat­tler and Martin Lang; and the Mor­ris twins.

OVERLORD: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is front and cen­tre at an un­dated mis­sile launch drill.

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