More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoAn artist’s impression of the house Graya Construction is building for former Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore. Pic supplied.He’ll have more time on his hands after retiring from rugby in October last year after playing in the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium.Records show Moore bought the original, two-bedroom house on the site in 2009 for $1.4 million. NEW YORK CHEAPER THAN BRISBANE IS THIS QUEENSLAND’S MOST EXPENSIVE KITCHEN? AUSSIE HOME BUYERS LURED OVERSEAS The original house that Wallabies’ veteran Stephen Moore bought in Brisbane has been demolished to make way for his dream home. Pic supplied.Located on the high side of Howard Street — next door to former Bronco Darren Lockyer’s old house — the property offers panoramic views of Brisbane city and surrounds.The new house has been designed by Tim Stewart Architects and will include five bedrooms over three levels, all boasting views of the city. An artist’s impression of the house Graya Construction is building for Wallabies’ veteran Stephen Moore. Pic supplied. Stephen Moore farewells fans after playing his last match for the Wallabies after the Bledisloe Cup match between the Australian Wallabies and the New Zealand All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Photo: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images.FORMER Wallabies hooker and captain Stephen Moore is busy building his dream home in one of Brisbane’s most sought-after suburbs. The brothers behind Graya Construction have been busy tearing down a rundown, character house on a high block in arguably Paddington’s best street — Howard Street — to make way for a modern masterpiece for Moore and his young family. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Work has started on Wallabies’ veteran Stephen Moore’s dream home in Brisbane. Pic supplied. Stephen Moore and Rob Gray of Graya Construction on the site of Moore’s new home. Pic supplied.Features will include a wine cellar, PGH brickwork, concrete Caesarstone benchtops, Wolf appliances and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.Moore owns a number of other properties in Brisbane, including a house in Red Hill and units in South Brisbane and Alderley.
Tottenham head coach Tim Sherwood is targeting a final-day win over Aston Villa to ensure the club will be playing Europa League football next season. Press Association Sherwood’s side currently sit sixth in the Barclays Premier League table and go into their last game of the campaign knowing that a point against Villa is enough to keep Manchester United behind them and secure European qualification. With constant speculation over his future, it remains unclear if Sherwood would be the man to lead Tottenham into next season. But the 45-year-old knows that qualifying for the Europa League is something that is of vast importance to a club like Spurs. “It is a huge game,” he said. “We want to finish with maximum points if possible, we know they are going to be tough, they carry a threat on the counter attack and are better away from home than they have been at home. “I will be guaranteeing to our fans that I will be selecting a team that want to play for Tottenham in this last game and want to be playing in the Europa League next season. “I think that is hugely important for a club like Tottenham. Everyone aspires to be in the Champions League but we know how difficult it is to actually achieve that. “We’ve got a big squad of players and when they’re all fit…they need a games programme and I think the Europa League gives them opportunities to play games, keep themselves mentally prepared and physically ready.” Kyle Walker will not feature for Spurs. The England defender will still be hoping to go to the World Cup but a pelvic injury means he is again unavailable to Sherwood this weekend. Winger Andros Townsend (ankle) remains sidelined along with club-record signing Erik Lamela (back) while Jan Vertonghen (ankle) and Etienne Capoue (foot) will hope to be involved after returning to training. Meanwhile, Paul Lambert has no idea if he will still be Aston Villa manager next season. Speculation surrounds both his future and that of the club in general, with American owner Randy Lerner rumoured to be considering selling up. Lambert describes Villa’s survival in the Barclays Premier League this season as his greatest managerial achievement following another difficult campaign in his second year at the helm. Last weekend’s victory over Hull secured their top flight place and allowed thoughts to start turning towards next season and beyond. However, Lambert’s most common answer at Friday’s press conference ahead of the trip to Tottenham was “I don’t know” as members of the media grilled him on the future. Asked whether he thinks he will still be at Villa Park next season, Lambert said: “I don’t know. I’ll say it once and once only: I don’t know what the statement from the chairman is going to say. “I don’t know when it’s coming out. I know as much as you do at the minute. But I’ll respect whatever Randy’s got to say. I don’t have one problem. “My job is to keep this club up and protect everybody else and that’s what I’ve done. “I don’t know when it’s going to come out or what’s going to be said. I’ll just see what happens.” He added: “It’s not something Randy and I talk about every minute of every day. We don’t do anything like that. “I know there’s going to be a statement but that’s it. I’m a football manager, not a business person. But it’s his club and he’ll do what he thinks is right for this club.” Lambert believes his reputation has been enhanced during his two years at Villa regardless of what Lerner decides over the future of both the manager and the club in general. “Number one, I fully intend to be here next season. “Number two, my directive was to keep the team in the Premier League. “Number three, it’s been the hardest season ever but it’s never plain sailing in football management and that’s why I say it’s the greatest thing I’ve achieved. “I won promotions at Norwich from League One to the Premier League but I still class this as the best thing I’ve done.” Villa hope striker Gabriel Agbonlahor will be fit for the game. The striker missed the midweek 4-0 defeat at Manchester City with a knee injury but Lambert hopes he will have recovered in time for the trip to north London. Winger Marc Albrighton (groin) is a doubt while the likes of Jores Okore, Christian Benteke and Libor Kozak are still absent with long-term injuries.
New Delhi: One run. That was the margin of defeat for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2019 final against Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium on Sunday. It was a repeat of 2017 when Mumbai Indians had won the IPL title for the third time against Rising Pune Supergiants at the same venue. In the 2017 final, there was a run-out which gave Mumbai Indians the title. In 2019, it was a redemption act by Lasith Malinga as he managed to defend nine runs in the final over to hand Chennai Super Kings their fifth loss in the final.The batsman who was facing Malinga at the time was Shardul Thakur. The youngster had been promoted ahead of Harbhajan Singh and had gotten the equation down to two runs off one ball when he had squeezed a couple. Malinga bowled a slow, dipping yorker and Thakur, batting in the pressure of the final, walked across and looked to nudge the deliver to the leg side but fell over and was trapped plumb in front. For Thakur, the one-run loss was a repeat of the pain he had suffered when Chennai Super Kings took on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy stadium during the 39th match of the tournament. Mumbai Indians became the first team to win the IPL title four times.Chennai Super Kings lost in the final for the fifth time.This was MS Dhoni’s sixth loss as a player in the IPL. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. In the game against Virat Kohli’s side, Chennai Super Kings had stumbled in their chase of 162 and they needed 26 runs in the final over which was bowled by Umesh Yadav. MS Dhoni was on strike and Thakur was at the non-striker’s end. The Chennai Super Kings skipper had set-up the platform for a mind-numbing assault. The first ball was hit for a four and then Dhoni launched three sixes and a couple as Chennai Super Kings needed two runs off one ball.When Umesh ran to bowl, Dhoni was in the zone. The bowler bowled a slow off-cutter and Dhoni missed. Thakur hared across to steal a bye but Parthiv Patel’s direct hit resulted in his run-out as Chennai Super Kings lost by one run. Thakur had not started running as soon as the bowler delivered the ball due to the earlier controversy generated by Ravichandran Ashwin in his mankading of Jos Buttler in the previous games. Had the mankading controversy not taken place, Thakur could have probably made it.Speaking about the match, Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni said there were mistakes committed. “The middle order wasn’t great, and today it was very funny as to how both teams were only passing on the trophy from one team to the other. Both teams made a lot of mistakes, the team that made one lesser mistake won,” Dhoni said.Both teams did make mistakes. However, for Thakur, he will have to live through the pain of been at the losing end of both one-run margins.