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AFL player beaten in 2km run by 44-year-old coach

Yahoo!7 November 19, 2012, 4:32 pm

Troubled West Coast forward Murray Newman has been embarrassed at pre-season training, twice beaten by coach John Worsfold in a 2km time trial on Monday morning.

Most Eagles players completed two 2km time-trials on Monday and Newman finished last in both, recording times of 8:13 and 9:36.

Worsfold, 44, beat Newman home on both occasions.

Newman finished well behind his teammates as well, with Chris Masten (6:05) winning the first and Bradd Dalziell (6:48) the second.

It comes after the 19-year-old was last week charged with grievous bodily harm after an incident in a Perth nightclub.

West Coast did not make a statement on Newman's performance on Monday, but confirmed he was not carrying an injury.

Newman played four matches for the Eagles last season, kicking three goals.

To be fair to Newman, Worsfold is still in good physical condition despite retiring from playing 1998.

But the two-time premiership captain was better known for his physical style of play than his blinding speed or endurance.

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  1. Pungeye Bob04:58pm Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    robert!! I assume the small "r" is also reflective of your __small cerebrum capacity...I also assume that is your granddaughter?... I hope she didn't inherit any of your genetic traits, and became SPECIAL like you??

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  2. robert03:55pm Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Leisa, good to see You have sense to see the boofheads who play the silly aerial ping pong, at least the last part fits the game PONG? Same to Johnny Trevaldo!! Cant say the same about Ben R! shows You watch a bunch of WANKERS the AFL SUPPORTERS ARE!!

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  3. Pungeye Bob10:22am Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Rugby appears like cross country wrestling.... so anyone who has got a neck like a fire hydrant.... the body of a brahman bull......and brains commensurate...... then rugby would be a good fit..... Don't go all sooky now.....if that is your passion then we can only feel empathy.

    1. Trilby11:10am Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

      You mean Rugby League, Rugby is different, but as both aren't played much in the southern states it causes confusion.

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  4. Mark06:09am Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    It really bugs me when people feel the need to rubbish the AFL at the drop of a hat. If you don't like the game then fair enough but why bother reading something with AFL in the title, surely you could find something else to do

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  5. Leisa06:02am Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    This is stupid boring game played by guys who would struggle to compete in a mans game.

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  6. Old Mate05:53am Tuesday 20th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    No surprise here. afl is the sport requiring no strength, no speed, no stamina, no skill, no intelligence. Their elite athletes are miles behind the average players who compete in the real sports competitions in this country.

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  7. Weatherman11:37pm Monday 19th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Crikey the wife can run 2km in 7:30, thats on a bad day.

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    robert09:23pm Monday 19th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I don't know how they are called elite sportsmen? only watch Rugby Union when Australia is playing, WATCH A MANS GAME, RUGBY LEAGUE!!! AFL, NEVER GET INTO A REAL FIGHT, ONLY SLAP ,PUSH, AND GRAB EACH OTHERS JUMPER!! WOULD LOVE TO SEE A 40 MINUTES OF BOTH CODES, THE ONLY WAY THEY GET HURT IS WHEN THE OPPOSITION GETS HIT FROM THE BACK, RUBBISH-RUBBISH, BUT THEN YOU CAN UNDERSTAND, AS THEY DON'T HAVE TOO MUCH WATER SPORTS, BUT GET BIG CROWDS WATCHING THE GAME ...THE CUSTOMERS GO TO CUDDLE INTO EACH OTHER, AS IT IS A BIT COLD DOWN SOUTH!!!!!!

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  9. steve06:43pm Monday 19th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    why dose yahoo australia only let you post comments about their boring sports??? any important news item....has no where to post comments....!!!!!! like this item is big news.....haha #$%$ is right up there with netball ..........

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  10. Craig06:31pm Monday 19th November 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    just another overpaid sports brat

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