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MEREWETHER LIONS MAKE IT FOUR-STRAIGHT

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Merewether has become the first club in more than 50 years to win four-straight Newcastle cricket titles. The Lions defeated Stockton-Raymond Terrace by 210 runs today, with spinner Tim O’Neill taking four wickets. Read More »

BLACK DIAMOND LAUNCH 2015 SEASON

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Organisers of the Black Diamond AFL competition¬†predict Newcastle clubs will enjoy a resurgence this year. 2015 will also see a women’s competition for the first time. “It’ll be fantastic for the league in the fact it helps the clubs out by making them more as one with the women and the men… The interest has been fantastic from the women, it’s exceeded what we expected.” The Black Diamond season begins on Anzac Day. Read More »

EMERGING TALENT TO FACE HIGH PROFILE PLAYERS IN NEWCASTLE NETBALL

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This year’s Newcastle Netball season will pit emerging talent from the region against former state and national representatives. The eight-team competition gets underway on Saturday. Read More »

OLD BOYS ON SHOW FOR JETS CLASH WITH ADELAIDE

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The Northern New South Wales Football community will be recognised when the Jets host Adelaide at Hunter Stadium this Sunday. The club’s Emerging Jets will walk a lap of the ground, while past players will form a guard of honour prior to the match. Read More »

KNIGHTS READY TO TAKE ON PANTHERS

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The Knights will be looking to keep their unblemished 2015 record intact when they meet the Panthers this weekend. The suspension of Korbin Sims has given two teammates a chance to impress. Read More »

COACH STUBBINS SAYS DAVID CARNEY WON’T PLAY FOR JETS THIS SEASON

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Jets coach Phil Stubbins has strongly denied reports David Carney is set to return to active duty with the club. Carney is seen as a logical replacement for Andrew Hoole, who’s away with the Olyroos – but Stubbins won’t consider him. Read More »

KNIGHTS ACCEPT TWO MATCH BAN FOR KORBIN SIMS

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The Knights have decided to accept a two-match ban for Korbin Sims which starts with Saturday’s clash against the Panthers at Hunter Stadium. This afternoon, coach Rick Stone named David Fa’alogo as his replacement in the front row, with Pat Vaivai and Tyler Randell moving onto the bench. Meanwhile, the Knights proved a big hit at Singleton today. A big crowd turned out at Pirtek Park to welcome the players to town, for a fan day following their win over the Gold Coast. KNIGHTS v PANTHERS Round 4 GIDLEY (c) McMANUS\GAGAI\LEILUA\UATE MULLEN\ROBERTS SNOWDEN\CLYDSDALE\FA’ALOGO SCOTT\ROCHOW SMITH Bench: Stockwell, Randell, S.Mata’utia, Houston, Vaivai Read More »

CRL CONSIDERS A NEW THREE REGION SUPER COMPETITION

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Country Rugby League officials are considering creating a new eight-team competition involving top clubs from the Hunter, Central Coast and Wollongong. Real NRL clubs have been informed of the proposal, but all parties admit there’s still a long way to go. Read More »

KNIGHTS IN DANGER OF LOSING SIMS AND MULLEN FOR PANTHERS CLASH

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Newcastle could be missing two key players for the clash with the Panthers, with Jarrod Mullen to have scans on a neck injury, while Korbin Sims is facing a two game suspension. The Knights hit the beach on the Gold Coast today, following last night’s two point thriller against the Titans. Read More »

HUNTER BOYS COMBINE TO KICK THE SWANS TO VICTORY OVER GWS

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The Hunter combination of Craig Bird and Isaac Heeney kicked the Swans to victory in their final pre season game against GWS. With scores tied in the final minute, Heeney took a vital mark. “It’s a big catch here, that’s a big one taken by Heeney.” The ball eventually found its way forward to Bird, who got his shot away just in time. “Quick kick, snap, before the siren, it’s a goal to Bird, it’s a win to the Swans with a second remaining.” Bird’s effort has enhanced his chances of featuring in round one against Essendon, while 18 year old Heeney continues to impress. “He’s just a competitor, whether he’s forward, midfield or back … he’ll certainly play senior footy this year.” Read More »

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