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United States coach Terry Matterson. Source: News Limited LITTLE has been expected of the United States ahead of their tournament debut at the upcoming rugby league World Cup. After a remarkable victory in their only warm-up match, however, they could be ready to surprise some people. The USA Tomahawks pulled off a surprise 22-18 win over fourth-ranked France in Toulouse on Friday, for one of the country’s best results. “This is a real shot in the arm for USA rugby league,” US coach Terry Matterson said. “We have traveled far and wide to get here.” The Tomahawks, who will play Wales, the Cook Islands and Scotland in group matches at the World Cup starting October 26 in England and Wales, have players in their 24-man squad that have experience in the NRL and Europe’s Super League so will not be the pushovers some had expected. “I just want the guys to play to the best of their ability in the three World Cup games and if they do that we have a chance at winning each,” Matterson added. The victory in the south of France was even more surprising given the team’s build-up to the match. They only held their first World Cup training session the day before the match. In the week leading up to playing France, the players spent 39 hours travelling in planes, trains, buses and cabs. Meanwhile, Matterson, assistant coach at the North Queensland Cowboys, was only appointed to his role 13 days ago after Matthew Elliott and Brian Smith stepped down. Four key players – Eddy Pettybourne, Ryan McGoldrick, Clint Newton and Joel Luani – were also missing. However, Mike Garvey, David Marando, Matt Shipway and Kristian Freed scored tries for the 12th-ranked Tomahawks, who held on in the closing stages despite being reduced to 12 players after a sin-binning. “At the end of the day this was a friendly and it served its purpose but it will give us a lot of confidence,” Matterson said.

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The contest encouraged the public over four weeks to vote for the candidate of their choice. Winners were posted on the publication’s website. and featured in the Oct. 18 edition of USA TODAY’s print version. Leland sunsets are one of the most photographed features in the region, and Elijah Allen says he rarely misses one. “They are peaceful and grounding in a world that seems to be spinning out of control,” said the Leland professional photographer. “I enjoy shooting them to share with others that grounded feeling and share the simple beauties that surround us in this area everyday. TOP SUNSETS Top 10 list of best places to watch a sunset in North America: 1. Clearwater Beach, FL 8. Panama City Beach, FL 9. Sedona, AZ 10. Tybee Island, GA Source: List selected by readers in USA TODAY Travel & 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. The Leland Chamber of Commerce promoted the contest by asking residents and visitors to vote online.

USA’s ‘White Collar’ proves that grime doesn’t pay

Not White Collar, the light-hearted USA crime drama that returns for its fifth season Thursday at 9 p.m. The New York of White Collar is museums, lavish corporate headquarters, upscale shops and sunny, well-tended parks. This show has got to have heart, says Tim DeKay, who co-stars as FBI agent Peter Burke. We celebrate the beautiful side of New York way too much to be anything else. Burkes own heart has gotten bigger since he teamed up with stylish con man Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer). When the series started, Burke was almost a Joe Friday cop everything by the book, an approach that had just landed him one of the biggest fishes of his career: Caffrey, an inventive crook who, with his pal Mozzie (Willie Garson), specialized in high-end scams and forgeries. Peter decided to tap into Neals expertise to help catch other white-collar crooks, and a classic TV partnership was born. Sayonara, Joe Friday. Everything for Peter used to be black and white, says DeKay. Neal showed him grey areas. Truth is, says DeKay, I think that was always there in Peter. But working with Neal brought it out. Equally important, he says, Peter changed because he has a new friend. More than anything else, Peter loves the hunt and Neal loves it just as much. The show periodically reminds us that Peter is still the law, and the Neal/Mozzie team sometimes isnt. But when it counts, all the core characters, including Peters wife, Elizabeth (Tiffani Thiessen), Peters team at the office and even some of Neals gray-area friends, are there for each other. Mozzie talks about fighting the suits, but when Elizabeth was kidnapped, he went straight to the FBI office, DeKay notes. They all would do anything to keep the others safe. Its a very reassuring show in that way, and I think thats one of the reasons its appeal is so multigenerational. In addition, while White Collar has violent scenes and blows up buildings, DeKay says it isnt like shows where theres always an undercurrent of something menacing about to happen.