Ben Barba keen to finish poor season with a bang

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It will be nice this week for him just to focus on his preparation rather than worry about fitness tests and all that sort of stuff. He’ll know that he’s playing and really focus on what he needs to do. And he’ll be far much better for the run last week. Barba returned from a high ankle sprain only last Thursday night against the Broncos and is in the middle of an investigation by the NRL’s Integrity Unit into allegations of domestic violence against his partner,Plane fury over child in first class, Ainslie Currie.The allegations stem from the start of the season when Barba was stood down by the Bulldogs for three games to address a number of personal issues including alcohol and gambling.The Dally M winner has already been granted a release by the club to follow Currie and his two children back to Brisbane. And he recently signed a three-year deal with the Broncos.The off-field dramas have conspired against the Bulldogs from gathering any momentum this season after they were tipped to go one better in 2013 after losing the grand final to Melbourne last year. At the start of the year, we missed Benny, Ennis said. And James Graham,game authentic nfl jerseys, Frank Pritchard and Sam Kasiano all had injuries, so that first month was difficult without all those boys. We started through that middle period to get some momentum and again lost Benny and Sam Kasiano to injuries,cheap authentic NFL jerseys, and Frank and Greg Eastwood at different stages. It’s been a little bit disruptive in that regard but the playing group is really positive at this time of year. It’s just about getting some momentum and some belief. The Bulldogs haven’t beaten Newcastle in two games this season but are expected to be near full strength for Sunday’s qualifying final at ANZ Stadium with Pritchard due back from a two-week suspension for a shoulder charge.Ennis will line up against retiring Knights hooker Danny Buderus, who forced him out of Newcastle when the Bulldogs captain was coming through the grades at the club in 2003-04. He’s been a tremendous player,Wholesale NFL Game Jerseys, especially as a hooker, Ennis said. To see what he’s done in his career is phenomenal. He’s still playing great football and no doubt he’ll be a big part of what the Knights do on Sunday. And we’re going to need to make sure we’re very good around the ruck with him there.