Adelaide Remand Centre escapee Jason Burdon recaptured in Eden Hills


South Australian prison escapee Jason Burdon has been arrested in Adelaide’s south after being tracked down by a police helicopter.

Burdon escaped from the kitchen of the Adelaide Remand Centre on Tuesday morning by abseiling out the window on a rope of clothes.

Police say he got away on a stolen electric bicycle.

He later allegedly stole a four-wheel drive from West Lakes Shore.

About 8:00pm tonight, police spotted the same vehicle driving on Marion Road at Sturt, in Adelaide’s south. Using a police helicopter, they tracked it to Eden Hills.

Clothes tied together hang from the Adelaide Remand Centre following Jason Burdon’s escape.(ABC News: Michael Clements)

The vehicle had allegedly been used in a petrol theft at North Brighton just before 6:00pm, and the driver looked like Burdon.

It is alleged Burdon rammed a police car while trying to escape arrest but no officers were injured.

He was arrested and taken to hospital with minor injuries.

He will face several charges, including escaping lawful custody and multiple traffic offences.



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Eden Waugh killer Jason Pikula-Carroll cries in court while apologising to victim’s parents


A man who cheered “gangster” after his friend shot a Canberra artist dead has cried in court while apologising to the victim’s parents, saying he now lives under a cloud of shame.

Jason Pikula-Carroll, 25, who has pleaded guilty to the 2016 murder of Eden Waugh, was recorded on a triple-0 call cheering in the aftermath of the shooting.

During a sentencing hearing in the ACT Supreme Court today, he said he now lived under a cloud of shame and denied he was excited by the killing.

Pikula-Carroll cried as he read an apology letter to Mr Waugh’s parents, who were in Canberra for his sentencing.

“If I was to know the outcome of that dreadful night I would never have been there,” he said.

“I am not a hardened criminal.
 I will never forgive myself.”

He told the court he had realised he was a bad person.

Eden Waugh’s parents described him as a “beautiful” person with a love of art and the guitar.(Supplied)

Pikula-Carroll is the third person to be sentenced over the murder.

Peter Forster-Jones, 25, who fired a shot through Mr Waugh’s front door, inflicting the fatal injury, is now serving 30 years in prison.

Accused denies murder plan

Prosecutor Anthony Williamson told the court Pikula-Carroll was the driving force behind the crime and he intended to stop Mr Waugh talking to police because he feared going to jail.

Two months before the killing, he and Forster-Jones had launched an attack at the unit due to a dispute over money paid for drugs that had not been delivered.

During the attack, Pikula-Carroll hit Mr Waugh with a rifle and slashed another man with a machete.

A third man was so scared he jumped off the balcony, breaking his back.

The hole where the bullet entered can be seen, with a ruler measuring its size.
Mr Waugh died after a bullet was fired through his front door.(Supplied)

Pikula-Carroll told the court he had not intended the meeting to end in violence, and had instead gone there to “fix” his relationship with Mr Waugh, who was his drug dealer.

Mr Williamson said that was utter rubbish.

Pikula-Carroll admitted the pair had a plan when they returned to the unit a second time, but he denied it was to kill Mr Waugh.

He argued it was “to get drugs and scare him out of talking to the police”.

He denied there was discussion about hurting Mr Waugh, although he later said there was an exchange about tactics.

“We did discuss that we’d have to threaten, but we did not think he would put up resistance,” he said.

He said he did not know the gun was loaded and he was surprised and scared when it went off.

Mr Williamson challenged his account, asking why he was wearing a balaclava to hide his identity.

Murdered Watson man Eden Waugh
Eden Waugh was killed in 2016.(Supplied)

Pikula-Carroll said he knew the home invasion would be a crime.

When Mr Williamson challenged his claim to have been scared when he could be heard on the triple-0 call shouting and cheering Forster-Jones, Pikula-Carroll repeated that he was frightened.

“I was verbalising that but internally I was scared,” he said.

He also admitted grabbing Mr Waugh’s girlfriend by the hair and dragging her across the floor, saying he wanted to scare her because he wanted heroin.

Disagreement over who bears most responsibility

Mr Williamson raised the fact Pikula-Carroll had faced disciplinary action in jail, including an accusation he smeared faeces on exercise equipment.

Pikula-Carroll said it was a prank and it was actually Weet-Bix.

He also played down the discovery of papier-mache guns in his cell.

But the court also heard he had stayed out of trouble in recent months and had entered drug rehabilitation programs.

Pikula-Carroll’s lawyer John Purnell told the court Forster-Jones bore greater culpability for the crime and argued his client’s sentence should not exceed 15 years.

But Mr Williamson said Pikula-Carroll’s culpability was higher because he instigated the attack.

Pikula-Carroll’s mother gave evidence describing her son’s descent into drug use after a back injury, and the family’s struggles over the alleged bad influence of his half-brothers.

Pikula-Carroll will be sentenced next month.



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Wallabies assistant Scott Wisemantel questions All Blacks improvement at Eden Park


“Where do you want to go? Defence, attack,” he said. “Our whole all-round game we have to be more accurate, that’s it. We spoke about accuracy and we’ve got to get that right.”

It was then put to Wisemantel there may have been a drop-off in performance from the men in gold, something he quickly refuted despite the scoreline.

Scott Wisemantel runs an eye over Wallabies training in the Hunter Valley this week.

Scott Wisemantel runs an eye over Wallabies training in the Hunter Valley this week. Credit:Stu Walmsley/Rugby Australia

The Wallabies could easily have scored another two tries, with Marika Koroibete held up over the line and Brandon Paenga-Amosa denied a five-pointer close to the line.

“There wasn’t a drop-off,” Wisemantel said. “The intensity, the intent was good. You saw the intent. We went out there to score tries, we went out there to smash them. The problem was we didn’t control the game and were inaccurate and that’s what cost us.

“Did they take it up a notch? Or were we inaccurate?

“If you’re inaccurate against New Zealand, who many say are the best team in the world, then you get punished.”

That last line was swooped upon by a Kiwi reporter on a Zoom call, who proceeded to ask the Wisemantel if he felt New Zealand were the best side in the world.

The Wallabies suffered a 27-7 defeat in Auckland in game two of the Bledisloe Cup series.

The Wallabies suffered a 27-7 defeat in Auckland in game two of the Bledisloe Cup series. Credit:Getty

“If you look at the rankings, they’re not [No.1],” Wisemantel said. “Do you think they’re the best side in the world? The No.1 team in the world or not?

“I don’t know because South Africa isn’t playing. I don’t do the world ratings, so I don’t know all that works, but I know they’re a damn good side.”

Clarke, the 21-year-old All Blacks winger, was far and away the most lethal player on the field at Eden Park, largely due to the fact Australia were unable to nail their first tackles but also that they gave him time and space through poor kicking options.

Asked whether the Wallabies had focused on Clarke from a defensive perspective, Wisemantel replied: “Not really, no. We’re focused on ourselves. You give Caleb Clarke the ball running forward at 100 miles an hour, he’s going to hurt you. So you just don’t give him the ball going forward at 100 miles an hour.”

Wisemantel said fullback Dane Haylett-Petty and outside-centre Jordan Petaia were fit and firing, with both a chance to come into the starting XV if that is the way Rennie goes when he names his team on Thursday.

Haylett-Petty has been on the injury table, while Petaia came off the bench in Auckland.

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“The way we’ve approached it is jerseys are up for grabs, so they have to prove at training they are worthy of the shirt,” Wisemantel said.

“Some of the selections have been based on training performances. When Dave came on he said selection would be based on form.

“Obviously now that Super [Rugby] has finished and they’re not playing games regularly, it has to be training. Shirts have been given out on the basis of training performances. On that basis, it means that everyone is a chance.”

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Months disappearing for Eden Hazard at Real Madrid – Michael Laudrup


Eden Hazard’s ongoing injury problems have led to him being sidelined for 34 games since his move to Real Madrid

Eden Hazard’s persistent injury problems are “so sad” and “the months are disappearing for him”, says former Real Madrid midfielder Michael Laudrup.

Hazard joined Real Madrid from Chelsea for a fee in excess of £150m in 2019, but has made just 22 appearances.

“I don’t understand what’s wrong, he had some injuries at Chelsea but never this much,” said Laudrup.

The forward is yet to play this season and will miss Saturday’s first El Clasico of the season.

The 29-year-old’s latest setback is a muscular injury to his right leg and manager Zinedine Zidane said this week he faces another month on the sidelines.external-link

“I’ve watched him so many times with Chelsea and Belgium and I really enjoy him because I think we lack these kinds of players in football nowadays, players who take the ball and players who go one-on-one or one-on-two,” former Swansea manager Laudrup said in a special Clascio preview edition of BBC Radio 5 Live’s Football Daily podcast.

“We need them, otherwise we just play the ball around and who is going to do the special things?”

The Belgian scored 110 goals in 352 appearances for Chelsea during seven years at the club but has scored just one goal so far for Real Madrid.

“Every time you think he’s back he plays a few games and then he’s out again – I think it’s so sad to see a great player like him and the weeks and months are just disappearing for him,” added Laudrup, who joined Real Madrid from Barcelona in 1994.

“I hope he will come back but the problem is as you get older it’s tougher to come back at the level you were before.”

You can find the Football Daily podcast here. – Laudrup’s full interview will be available later on Thursday

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Still silver linings for Wallabies in Bledisloe Cup defeat to All Blacks at Eden Park


But look on the bright side! And there really is one.

For starters, look at where Australian rugby was three months ago: no money, no broadcaster, no administration, no hope.

And yet here they were on the field against the All Blacks, not only competing but, in the first Test at least, playing the game of their lives and providing the most thrilling eight minutes of rugby anyone can remember.

For the first time in months, people were actually talking about the game, nay revelling in it. For so many of us, that first Bledisloe Cup game provided the crucial reminder we needed of just how magic the game can be.

And if that second game didn’t provide the breakthrough win we wanted, the key facts remain: the Wallabies were seriously competitive against the best team in the world; demonstrated that there is some outstanding talent coming through the ranks; and made it clear that new coach Dave Rennie has had a wonderfully positive impact.

The fact the Wallabies were only 10-7 down at half-time in the second Test means – get this – only three points separated the blokes from the Blicks across 120 minutes in the cauldron. The fact the Blicks blew us away in the next 40 minutes to notch up a score of 27-7 is problematic, but we’ll get to that in due course.

For the first time in living memory, in that second Test, the Wallabies actually had a scrum that worked! And a lineout!

For, friends, there was more good news still!

For the first time in living memory, in that second Test, the Wallabies actually had a scrum that worked! And a lineout!

Time and again – and quite in contrast to the first Test – we saw the Wallabies halfback put the ball into the scrum and, instead of collapsing or reversing, it stayed rock solid. Sure enough, out came the ball at the back.

Ditto the lineout. The Wallabies hooker threw it in, and we nearly always got it back. Neither of those key building blocks of a successful team have been in place for at least three yonks, and it means there is an infrastructure to build this team’s future on.

Which leaves us with what exactly?

The bad side.

That is easy to determine, if not explain.

The bad side was a staggering 20 turnovers by the Wallabies and a shocking 43 missed tackles. In terms of ball-in-play time, it meant that roughly every 40 seconds we dropped the ball or allowed them through. With that in mind, it’s amazing the Wallabies got as close as they did.

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How to fix the turnovers and missed tackles?

I have no clue. But I bet Rennie does. For, by and large, holding the ball and keeping a solid defensive line is a much harder thing to achieve than the aforementioned working scrums and lineouts, things we have been without for years.

We will get there.

I don’t say that the Wallabies are in the sunlit uplands. But they have come through the dark night, and that was the dawn of a new era before our eyes.

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Bledisloe Cup 2020, Wallabies vs All Blacks: New Zealand media divided over Eden Park win over Australia, rugby news


And still, they proved nothing.

That is according to some voices across the Tasman that weren’t impressed by the result which gave New Zealand a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

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“The All Blacks have proven nothing and frightened no-one,” wrote Hamish Bidwell of RugbyPass.com.



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Caleb Clarke is a special talent.

Caleb Clarke is a special talent.Credit:Getty Images

In attack, the loss of Matt To’omua due to a groin injury seemed to take the spice out of the Wallabies’ shape.

Jordy Petaia replaced To’omua and he was superb at outside centre but Hunter Paisami doesn’t fit the two playmaker mould coach Dave Rennie has run with since taking charge.

The kicking game took a hit and that allowed the All Blacks to do what they do best – counterattack.

Caleb Clarke played just his second Test this afternoon but he was the man of the match. It’s hard not to watch the Auckland Blues star through the lens of Jonah Lomu.

The Wallabies must now win both the Sydney and Brisbane Bledisloe’s to win the series. That’s not impossible but it’s certainly a tall order.



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Rugby 2020: Caleb Clarke vs Michael Hooper, Australia vs New Zealand, Bledisloe Cup, Eden Park


All Blacks breakout star Caleb Clarke revealed Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper pulled out all the stops to try and curb his impact and even resorted to grabbing his crown jewels.

Clarke was the star of New Zealand’s 27-7 win in game two of the Bledisloe Cup series, running for a game high 123 metres and he admitted the Wallabies went to extreme measures to try and stop him.

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“You know what, Michael Hooper grabbed my nuts just then,” Clarke told Sky Sport interviewers afterwards.



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Wallabies no match for All Blacks at Eden Park


The Wallabies trailed 10-7 at half-time – Rennie felt his side were “right in it” at this point – but two tries in the six minutes after the break changed the complexion of the match.

Brandon Paenga-Amosa was denied a try due to a “double movement” and Marika Koroibete was held up over the line. New Zealand were in no mood to let their foot off Australia’s throat after being roasted all week for a scratchy first showing of 2020.

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper.

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper.Credit:Getty

Although All Blacks coach Ian Foster said afterwards this was one of the best Wallabies teams he had seen in recent years, 20 turnovers and 40 missed tackles killed Australia’s continuity against a side who dine off loose ball after defending for long periods.

“Individual tackling was poor and we got put under the heat from it,” Rennie said. “You just can’t gift the All Blacks that much ball. They have too many athletes who can hurt you and it’s what we saw.

“Across the board we weren’t as sharp as last week. We gave them a lot of space and opportunity. The boys are working hard and I’m pretty confident that in two weeks time we’re going to be a better side.”

Captain Michael Hooper admitted confidence had been dented slightly and agreed with Rennie’s analysis.

The All Blacks faithful cheer a Sam Cane try.

The All Blacks faithful cheer a Sam Cane try.Credit:Getty

“They make us pay on turnovers … they caught us on the hop there,” Hooper said. “They were better this week, they raised the bar and got ahead of us. We’re building. A bit of a hit to the confidence there but we’ll go again.”

Australia’s previous six outings at Eden Park had resulted in a scoreline of 227-55 and many faithful on this side of the ditch got sucked into ‘Wallabies are back’ narrative. They dared to dream that this could be the day history was made. But it was not to be.

“As we said during the week, they’re going to lose here one day. We were hoping it was this Sunday,” Rennie said.

If anyone thought Caleb Clarke’s 11-minute cameo last week was a fluke, the performance of the All Blacks winger on Sunday was three times as good. His 138 metres from eight carries did not paint the full picture as he bumped off Wallabies defenders like a 16-year-old playing in the under-10s. Rennie described him as a “handful”.

The All Blacks came out fighting after a week of criticism followed last week's draw in Wellington.

The All Blacks came out fighting after a week of criticism followed last week’s draw in Wellington.Credit:Getty

Things did not go Australia’s way before and after the game.

Rennie revealed Harry Wilson spent 36 hours in hospital this week with an “infection”, which Ned Hanigan later revealed was in fact a “foot infection” that prevented the youngster from getting a full week on the training paddock.

The Wallabies clearly didn’t want it known that Wilson’s foot was causing him problems.

Meanwhile, Matt To’omua came from the field in the first half with a groin injury that flared up once again.

Referee Angus Gardner, under enormous pressure after a howler last week, avoided major scrutiny and handled the occasion with aplomb as the second non-neutral Bledisloe referee in 40 years.

Kiwi hooker Dane Coles, back in the starting side, shoved Taniela Tupou early on after the big prop coughed the ball up. It was a not-so-subtle message that the All Blacks meant serious business.

A brutal breakdown battle ensued and the Wallabies’ cleanout accuracy still wasn’t where it needed to be as Ardie Savea swooped to save a likely try on his side’s line.

However, this wasn’t Australia’s primary concern, with missed tackle after missed tackle allowing New Zealand to eat up easy metres and throw out the visiting side’s defensive line.

Many were one-on-one, against supremely fired-up players in black jerseys, but the contrast to last week in Wellington was alarming.

Beauden Barrett is arguably the most potent player in the world from unstructured play and his return at fullback was profound, while New Zealand’s back-row trio were simply outstanding on both sides of the ball.

Halfback Aaron Smith crossed first for the home side in the 22nd minute before new No.6 Ned Hanigan burst through an All Blacks brick wall to get the Wallabies on the front foot.

A few phases later and Koroibete had dotted the ball down on the left edge to ultimately make it 10-7 at half-time.

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Hanigan is a polarising a figure among Australian rugby fans but his performance, with more diamonds than rocks, vindicated Rennie’s left-field selection.

Jordan Petaia was thrust into the Test cauldron for the first time since last year’s World Cup quarter-final when To’omua went off. He was evasive without being a standout.

As they do so often, New Zealand barged out from the break and absorbed the energy of an Eden Park crowd who resorted to booing the Wallabies at times when they were simply in possession of the ball.

Nonetheless, the Wallabies are remaining upbeat of what would be an epic comeback in the series.

“Nothing else matters except winning that Cup and we’ve got two at home to do it,” Hanigan said. “There’s no doubt in my mind we can do it.”

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Wallabies only have themselves to blame for All Blacks loss at Eden Park


1. Wallabies buried in an avalanche of their own mistakes. The attitude was there but the execution was badly awry at Eden Park on Sunday. It was hard to keep count of the errors but three second-half mistakes in close succession were damaging – Marika Koroibete’s failure to finish in the corner, Brandon Paenga-Amosa’s double movement on the try line and Jordan Petaia’s careless carry that led to Sam Cane’s try after 54 minutes. Cane’s try pushed the score out to 27-7, and when Liam Wright was smashed by TJ Perenara minutes later, losing the ball at the same time, the game was done. Pressure caused some of the mistakes, but Dave Rennie will demand more of his players upon their return to Australia. It wasn’t good enough.

Coach Dave Rennie will expect plenty more from his Wallabies when the series resumes in Sydney on Saturday week.

Coach Dave Rennie will expect plenty more from his Wallabies when the series resumes in Sydney on Saturday week.Credit:AP

2. Taniela Tupou is a marked man. The Tongan Thor had All Blacks hooker Dane Coles in his face early, and it was a sign that the All Blacks had identified Tupou as the one player they had to stop. Every time Tupou received the ball he had at least one New Zealander on top of him, usually coming from outside in. It was relentless and it made the Wallabies continually play behind the advantage line. However, the end for Tupou really came when replacement All Blacks prop Alex Hodgman exploited the Reds prop’s poor bind at scrum time, driving Tupou back for a penalty in the game’s second quarter. Tupou did not return after half-time.

Taniela Tupou did not return in the second half for the Wallabies.

Taniela Tupou did not return in the second half for the Wallabies.Credit:Getty

3. Wallabies witness the birth of rugby’s next superstar. Caleb Clarke somehow failed to make the starting XV last week, but the Wallabies were not so lucky in Auckland, When David Campese lobbed some hand grenades at the All Blacks in a conversation earlier this week, he also made mention of Clarke. “He’s a big boy,” Campo said, in the year’s biggest understatement. Clarke smashed through multiple tackles, an unbelievable mix of power and movement. It is often said that rugby currently lacks a global superstar, the sort of player they put on the front of computer games. Clarke, 21, may be that player.



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