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TWICKENHAM, London -- When Leroy Houston stood, wearing his first cap, in the bowels of Twickenham as Wallaby No. 901 moments after Australia defeated Argentina, he didnt know whether to laugh or cry -- in the end it was a combination of both.The pride at making his debut for Australia was writ large on his face; the smile looked like it would never fall.I cant put it into words, Houston said. Its an amazing feeling to become a Wallaby.... Far out! Ive aspired for a long time to become one and I didnt think Id get to this level.Its been a hard journey... but ... just to get that opportunity to run out with Quade Cooper and Michael Hooper, these boys are going to be legends, so Im so happy.It was a long, turbulent journey for Houston to get to this point.Capped at U19, U21 and A level, Houston ticked all the boxes but didnt get the nod at Test level despite being on their 2005 tour. He was part of the 2011 Super Rugby-winning Reds side but then he journeyed to Bordeaux where his career nose-dived. Dreams of Test rugby were a world away.He didnt adjust to French rugby, finding he was unsuited to the attritional nature. When I went to France that was when I questioned myself and whether I was good enough to play professional rugby. I was really down in the dumps, Houston says but then an unlikely olive-branch came from Colomiers in PROD2 and he fell back in love with the game.Bath picked him up in 2013 and the town, club, players and supporters took him to their heart. He excelled at the Recreation Ground but at the end of last season he left to return to the Reds with Michael Cheika teeing him up as a future Wallaby.He failed to break into the side for the June Tests against England but here in the final match of the Rugby Championship he managed to get that previously elusive first cap as a 70th minute substitute for Lopeti Timani. Emotions had to be suppressed.That was the number one mental focus. Trying not to contain emotions, but just to be clear minded about my job, maintaining the system that Australia has both in attack and defence. Im a ball carrier but I didnt actually touch the ball!The cap is likely to stay on his head for the next couple of days while his Test shirt will eventually be framed on the wall of his family home alongside his other representative shirts. A 901 tattoo may follow.But over the next couple of days he will return to Bath, where he is currently on loan due to their back-row injury crisis. It is his home from home and his Bath teammates Matt Garvey, Matt Banahan and Kane Palma-Newport were there at Twickenham to welcome him as he walked off the bus.These boys are the reason Im here today. If I hadnt played for Bath and played to the potential I have, I wouldnt be here today.He is unlikely to feature in Australias third Bledisloe Cup match against New Zealand -- Cheika said earlier in the week theyd let Bath keep him over the next couple of weeks as a thank you for releasing him for the Test against Argentina -- but will be hopeful of featuring in the end-of-year Tests.The perfect end to Houstons year would be to face England, complete with some of his Bath teammates, on Dec. 3 at Twickenham.Im hoping, fingers crossed, that happens. I dont know what the coaches are thinking. I hope to be involved and if that did come around, Id love to play the likes of George Ford and Jonathan Joseph.Ezekiel Elliott Womens Jersey . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. DeMarcus Ware Cowboys Jersey .com) - Manchester City midfielder David Silva is expected to miss the next four weeks because of a calf problem. . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. Charles Haley Cowboys Jersey . LOUIS -- The New Orleans Saints looked like a team playing out the string. DeMarcus Ware Womens Jersey . They reached the 100-point plateau for the fourth time in five games, bested the visiting Trail Blazers by 34 in the paint and scored 19 of the final 25 points in regulation.ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cole Hamels kept getting two strikes. The Texas Rangers All-Star left-hander just couldnt finish off the Toronto hitters.The Blue Jays had five two-strike hits off Hamels, four of them in a five-run third on way to a 10-1 romp in the opener of their AL Division Series rematch on Thursday.When you give up the amount of runs that I did early in the game, it can kind of deflate anything and everything of what home-field advantage really is, Hamels said. It was a major letdown for what I was able to not do.The long three-run homer Jose Bautista hit off reliever Jake Diekman in the ninth inning, before gently tossing his bat to the ground, didnt really have much an impact on this game. Not like the sluggers emphatic bat flip after his tiebreaking homer in the ALDS Game 5 clincher last October.Marco Estrada took a shutout into the ninth inning for the wild-card Blue Jays. The All-Star right-hander with an impressive changeup, who won Game 3 in last years ALDS after Toronto lost the first two at home, struck out six without a walk.The last of the Rangers four hits off Estrada was Elvis Andrus leadoff triple in the ninth. Manager John Gibbons removed the right-hander when Shin-Soo Choo followed with an RBI grounder to end the shutout bid.When Josh Donaldson hit a hard liner toward four-time Gold Glove third baseman Adrian Beltre with two outs in the third, it appeared Hamels would get out of that inning without giving up a run. Instead, the liner ricocheted off Beltres glove and into left field for an RBI double.I saw it coming in, kind of got lost a little bit between the fans and I didnt get my glove quick enough there, Beltre said. I lost it in the fans or a white shirt, whatever. But I should have made it, anyways.Then Edwin Encarnacion hit a soft tailing liner on a two-strike pitch, and the ball went off Hamels outstretched glove for an infield single. Bautista followed with an RBI single on two-strike pitch before Russell Martin walked to load the bases.When youre trying to make pitches, sometimes you can try to be a little too fine, Hamels said. Sometimes when you overdo it youre going to miss your spots a little bit.Troy Tulowitzki followed with a triple , again with two strikes, to make it 5-0. The ball was deep into the right-center gap, and All-Star center fielder Ian Desmond might have lost when running out of thhe sun and into the shadows while getting close to the wall during the late afternoon.ddddddddddddWed be talking about how great a play it was if he made the catch, Texas manager Jeff Banister said.Game 2 in the best-of-five series is Friday.Hamels, the MVP of the 2008 World Series and NLCS for Philadelphia, threw 42 of his 82 pitches in the third. He allowed seven runs (six earned) with three walks in 3 1/3 innings, before Alex Claudio pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings.The AL West champion Rangers, who have home-field advantage this postseason, dropped to 1-10 in ALDS home games -- this is the seventh ALDS in their history.Bautista was booed heartily during pregame introductions and while he batted in the first inning. There also were chants of Rougie! Rougie! -- those were for Rougned Odor, the second baseman who punched Bautista and ignited a bench-clearing brawl in their last meeting May 15. Odor was suspended seven games.After Bautistas 425-foot blast in the ninth made it 10-0, a fan threw the ball almost back to the infield.I have a couple of home runs in my career and I think Ive only flipped it once, Bautista said. Just kind of been blown out of proportion because of the moment last year. So I dont think there was anything too special about laying it down the way I did, because thats the way that 99.9-plus percent of the time I do it.E6 AGAINMelvin Upton Jr. homered starting the Toronto fourth before Andrus one-out throwing error from shortstop led to an unearned run. When Texas had errors on three consecutive plays in that shaky seventh inning of Game 5 last October, leading up to Bautistas homer, Andrus had two of them (a fielding misplay and a dropped throw).TRAINERS ROOMRangers: RF Choo , who was 0 for 3, had four stints on the disabled list this season. He missed 39 games with a fractured left forearm before returning for the last three games of the regular season.UP NEXTBlue Jays: LHP J.A. Happ, a 20-game winner, allowed one run in seven innings in a win against the Rangers on May 5.Rangers: Yu Darvish starts only his second postseason game in his five seasons with Texas. The right-hander from Japan lost the 2012 AL wild-card game against Baltimore, and missed last season after Tommy John surgery. ' ' '

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