Jaipur are the table toppers and will come to consolidate their position at the top as they come against a resurgent Telugu Titans side. Telugu Titans, after a disastrous start to the season 7 campaign, have found their rhythm in the last couple of matches with their star raider Siddharth Desai coming to the party. Jaipur and Telugu are tied at 5-5 in their head-to-head record and have also played out a draw in the history of the tournament.After succumbing to a loss against UP Yoddha, Jaipur Pink Panthers responded with a clinical performance against Tamil Thalaivas in a game where they led for practically the entirety of the match. While Deepak Hooda and Sandeep Dhull had relatively quiet outings, raider Nilesh Salunke and defender Vishal starred with seven raid points and four tackle points, respectively. Deepak Narwal also came off the bench to score three raid points while Pavan TR managed a crucial Super Tackle that helped Jaipur Pink Panthers avoid an All-Out.While their star players have consistently delivered so far this season, coach Srinivas Reddy will be extremely pleased by the fact that the rest of his squad can stand up and make themselves count in their team’s moment of need. The coach will be hopeful that the team continues their stellar form so far and maintains its lead at the top of the standings..@Telugu_Titans are on the rise, and they will have to give it their all to beat @JaipurPanthers tonight!Here’s a quick look at #JAIvHYD: https://t.co/3nngWxVgwB.Watch LIVE action from 8:30 PM, on Star Sports and Hotstar. #VIVOProKabaddi #IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/GztForTxC6— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 24, 2019 Telugu Titans have finally found some good form and have managed two wins and a tie in their previous three outings. Their last one against the Haryana Steelers was easily their best performance of the season as they beat the northerners by 11 points, making it their biggest win of the season. The star of the show was ‘Baahubali’ Siddharth Desai. He looked the raider that won the Best Debutant Award last season, ploughing through tackles and scoring touch points at will in a mammoth 18-point performance that led his side to victory.Desai was tackled just once in the match, as Haryana Steelers defenders were left gasping for answers against the powerful raider. The defence, too, enjoyed a solid outing with Corner duo Abozar Mohajermighani and Vishal Bhardwaj combining for six tackle points on the night. With Desai and the defence in top form, Telugu Titans will be a force to be reckoned with in their upcoming matches.
New Zealand’s newest luxury lodge and eco-sanctuary is now even more accessible for visitors to Wanaka and Queenstown.Mahu Whenua Ridgeline Homestead and Eco Sanctuary has now introduced a ‘lodge style’ individual suite accommodation option to cater for demand following its recent launch.Mahu Whenua GM Fiona Stevens said travelling couples or those celebrating a wedding or special anniversary, along with corporate groups, groups of friends or smaller families would suit the new room offerings.The four luxurious Ridgeline Suites on offer – two self-contained Cottage Suites and two Homestead Suites within the original building – boast incredible mountain, lake or river views and privacy.Sleeping up to two people each, and named after the native birds that frequent Mahu Whenua, each suite features a king or king-split bed and ensuite with bath.Visitors staying in the suites will have a host and chef available to them. They will also have access to all Homestead facilities including two open fireplaces, a large open living area with expansive views, a fully equipped farmhouse kitchen, two dining areas, a media and games room, library, pool table, plenty of storage and dry room.Outside, guests can take their pick from several spots to unwind: two additional dining areas, a spa pool, sheltered swimming pool and a large deck looking out to Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring National Park.Accommodation includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon teas, pre-dinner canapés, refreshments and picnics, as well as premium local wine and beverages served with dinner.Stevens said the owners were incredibly excited to announce the new accommodation offering and meet this demand so soon after launching.“We have a small but dedicated and extremely knowledgeable team on board to support our guests including an in-house chef, concierge and private guides,” she said.The suites and main Homestead rooms have been refurbished to ‘fit’ with the homestead buildings, their unbeatable setting and the environmental ethos of the high country land and its owner, globally-recognised record producer Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange.“Guests can revel in this conservation hideaway and never see another soul on the property, apart from guides or staff,” said Stevens. “The beauty of Mahu Whenua is that, while it bears all the hallmarks of an extremely remote location, it’s only a 20-minute drive from Wanaka township.”Guided onsite experiences include horse trekking, overnight stays at shepherds’ cottages around the station, heli-skiing, mountain biking, 4WD adventures, farm tours, picnics alongside pristine alpine rivers, backcountry touring and wellness experiences.“Mahu Whenua is a truly unique lodge experience and we are thrilled to be able to open it up to single travellers and couples, while continuing to offer full buy-out, ‘exclusive-use’ bookings,” said Stevens.