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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- It didnt take Pat Watkins long to reclaim his starting job with the Toronto Argonauts. The all-star cornerback missed all of Torontos training camp dealing with a personal matter. But hell be on the field Friday night when Toronto begins its Grey Cup defence at Rogers Centre against the arch-rival Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Watkins rejoined the Argos just prior to their 24-20 exhibition win over Montreal last Thursday and resumed practising after passing his physical on the weekend. Against Hamilton, Watkins will start at right cornerback alongside Jahlil Carter, who moved to halfback after starting at the corner in Torontos 35-22 Grey Cup win over Calgary. "Im feeling pretty good," Watkins said. "They put me into a lot of special teams this week to try and get that extra energy and I believe it worked. "Its a lot easier to work with someone like Jahlil who knows the system. Its easier to communicate with him as far as the language that we speak as opposed to having someone new there who has to learn the different terms." The six-foot-five, 205-pound Watkins made an immediate impact last season, his first with Toronto. The former San Diego Charger and Dallas Cowboy finished tied with retired safety Jordan Younger for second in the CFL with five interceptions and was named a league all-star. But an ankle ailment forced Watkins to miss Torontos Grey Cup victory. Watkins return couldnt have come at a better time for Toronto as hell be just one of five returnees to a revamped defence, joining Carter and linebackers Marcus Ball, Brandon Isaac and Robert McCune. The Argos will unveil a new defensive line against Hamilton with ends David Lee and Nekos Brown and tackles Khalif Mitchell and Jonathan Williams. The six-foot-five, 315-pound Mitchell is a former CFL all-star and Grey Cup champion, however Brown and Williams are rookies while Lee is entering his second CFL season. Ball, McCune and Isaac anchor the linebacking corps but the secondary features three new starters in safety Matt Black, halfback Antareis Bryan and corner Alexander Robinson. While Toronto might lack playing experience on defence, head coach Scott Milanovich said the units athleticism and speed give defensive co-ordinator Chris Jones plenty of options with his schemes and player rotations. "The thing Chris has always been so good at is taking the talent he has and fitting his defence around the strengths," Milanovich said. "Therell certainly be some new wrinkles but there will be things that look familiar too. "Theres a lot of guys were looking at who have to prove they can do it on game night. Weve seen them cover and rush the passer and do all those things well in practice but until you see it when it matters youre never really sure." Torontos defence will be challenged by a Hamilton offence spearheaded by veteran quarterback Henry Burris. The Ticats led the CFL in scoring last year, averaging 29.9 points per game, while the 38-year-old Burris posted career highs of 5,367 passing yards and 43 TDs. "Henry is so hard to put your finger on because you can do everything right and he can still make a play," Milanovich said. "Thats always the difficulty of playing against Henry because hes mobile, hes strong, hes athletic, he can run." Hamiltons defence underwent changes this off-season as well, and with good reason. Last year, the Ticats allowed 32 points and 306 yards passing per game, both league highs, as the team missed the CFL playoffs with a 6-12 record. Although the Ticats return eight defensive starters, they also have a new defensive co-ordinator in Orlondo Steinauer. The 40-year-old Seattle native not only played eight seasons as a defensive back with Toronto but later served as its defensive backs coach and defensive co-ordinator before joining Hamilton this off-season. "Were going to play with great effort,I can tell you that, and run to the football," Ticats head coach Kent Austin said of his defence. "Were going to hit, were going to tackle and were going to tackle the football. "We want to be an opportunistic defence that gets turnovers. You have to get turnovers in this game . . . so we want a defence that plays the game in such a way that its not reckless but its effort level allows it to create an environment conducive for getting the ball and getting the other team off the field. We want a fast defence and a defence that has interchangeable parts so we can have versatility." Steinauers unit will face a Toronto offence anchored by veteran quarterback Ricky Ray and receiver/kick-returner Chad Owens, the leagues outstanding player last season. "I dont think for us Ricky will be fooled very often," Milanovich said. "He has played against every different coverage that I know of and maybe Orlondo can come up with something new but I think Ricky will find rhythm in his drops and his progressions." Although two veteran quarterbacks will lead offences featuring many familiar faces against defences with plenty of question marks, both coaches wouldnt give the offensive units the advantage Friday night. "I dont feel that way," Milanovich said. "Ive prepared against Chris Jones in the past and its not fun and thats one of the reasons why I wanted him here. "At the same time, were in a situation where we dont know what Orlondo will do and I think you see how many strides theyve made defensively already." Added Austin: "Every game takes on its own story, thats what I love about this game, it takes on its own complexion. I wouldnt say that the inexperience on one side of the ball creates an advantage for the other side of the ball with the opposing team. It can, it all depends on the quality of the individuals, how well theyre being coached and how well theyre prepared." Prior to the game, Toronto will unfurl its Grey Cup banner but the majority of players wont be on the field. And thats fine with Issac. "I really dont care about the banner, I already know we are champions," he said. "The banner is for the fans and community. "I mean, were appreciative of the banner going up so down the road, 10-to-12 years from now, we can come back and say we won a championship but other than that, its nothing." Burris wont be bothered by having to sit through the pre-game celebration. "Its one of those situations you say congratulations to them, they did it last year but this is a new year," he said. 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He was in the linebacker rotation and had a sack in the season opener against Miami.SYDNEY - Rory McIlroys defence of his Australian Open title began with a 2-under 69 on a cool, overcast and often drizzly morning at The Australian Golf Club.McIlroy, winner of back-to-back majors this year at the British Open and U.S. PGA, began play on the back nine and made the turn at even-par after a birdie and a bogey. He birdied the first hole of his second nine, added another at the par-5 fifth, but made bogey on the seventh.He finished strongly, hitting his approach on the ninth to less than two feet and making an easy birdie. McIlroy was a stroke behind Australian Aron Price, who was the best of the morning groupings with a 68.It was a day that almost made him feel at home in McIlroy said.It was cold, windy and a little bit of rain here and there, explained the Northern Irishman. 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