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WESTS HANG ON TO BEAT SOUTHS IN REAL NRL

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One game today to wrap up round two in the Real NRL and it was Wests beating local rivals Souths 22-16 at Harker Oval. Coming off the back of a big loss to Cessnock, the Rosellas made a great start, as Jade Porter handed off to Peter Mannion, who still had work to do. Wests then doubled their advantage as Porter did all the work himself from close range. The score blew out to 18-nil when five-eighth Steve Gordon exposed some soft Lions’ defence up the middle. Souths began to build momentum as big Daniel Nilsson crashed over, but the defending champions hung on by six. Read More »

INJURED KNIGHTS READY TO GO

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  Injured Newcastle Knights Jarrod Mullen and Tariq Sims will take to the field for tomorrow’s match against the Eels at Hunter Stadium. Both completed training today, but are still carrying shoulder injuries. “It’s just something we’ve got to manage over the next couple of weeks and in a couple of more weeks we get a break” Sione Mata’utia has been dropped in favour of Tyler Randall. “Bit more speed about sort of around the ruck where Tyler provides that, he’s pretty quick off the mark.”   (Note: No Audio) Read More »

JETS GO DOWN TO SYDNEY FC IN SEVEN GOAL THRILLER

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Despite the loss to Sydney FC, the seven goal thriller gave jets fans something to cheer about for their last home game of the season. Owner Nathan Tinkler wasn’t content on sitting in the stands, giving a pep talk to players and even taking selfies with supporters, during a rare appearance. Read More »

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: NATHAN TINKLER

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Jets boss Nathan Tinkler has hit out at suggestions he’s in a perilous financial situation, confirming he’s determined to ride out the tough decisions and criticism that’s come his way since taking on the club’s chairmanship. He spoke candidly to NBN News today for the first time since 20-11. Read More »

ZENON CARAVELLA WON’T BE RE-SIGNED WITH JETS

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Zenon Caravella says he’s not surprised, but he is disappointed, after being told by the Jets he won’t be re-signed. The 32-year-old believes he fell out of favour with coach Phil Stubbins after speaking out against the club’s mid-season purge. Caravella is currently nursing an ankle injury, and won’t play against Sydney FC tomorrow. (VISION ONLY) Read More »

BLOW FOR CESSNOCK IN REAL NRL

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Cessnock has suffered a blow in the Real NRL, with a knee injury sidelining hooker Josh Dymock for at least six weeks. The Goannas’ second round opponents, the Pickers, have their own concerns, with Damien Frize out due to work commitments. Read More »

COMMUNICATION KEY TO SUCCESS

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The Knights’ halves say communication will be the key against Parramatta on Sunday. Newcastle is looking to arrest a two-game losing streak. Read More »

NO TIME FOR REST FOR EMILY VAN EGMOND

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Emily van Egmond has returned home to Newcastle, following a seven week stint in Europe with the Matildas. But her break will be shortlived, with more training camps scheduled ahead of the World Cup in June. Read More »

LAKE MACQUARIE’S ULTRA-MAN GEARS UP FOR NEW CHALLENGE

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He’s competed in the Paralympics, trekked the Kokoda Track, and tackled countless triathlons and marathons – now 54-year-old John Domandl has a new challenge. In just a few weeks, the vision-impaired athlete will contest Australia’s first Ultra-man even Read More »

CAVES BEACH CLAIMS MASTERS WIN AT THE AUSSIES

Surf life saving legends have shown age is no barrier, charging through the water and sand at The Aussies. The Masters competition at Kirra had an upset, when a small club from Newcastle took down some former Ironmen. Read More »

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