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THUNDERBOLTS V DOLPHINS TAKE TWO

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For the second week in a row the Thunderbolts are ready to go head to head with the Dolphins. Captain David Bourke says the side will have to pick up its attack to take the win again, this time on Port Macquarie’s turf.   Read More »

NEW ENGLAND LIONS HEAD TO BOWRAL

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The New England Lions have sent two strong sides to Bowral this weekend ahead of the Country Championships. Robb College’s Tom Kent will lead the open side, while Albies’ Dan Sweeney captains the under 20’s.   Read More »

LIONS RESTORE PRIDE

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While in Group 4, Wests have rebuilt after being bundled out in the opening week of last year’s finals. A new coach and the return of three senior players has the Lions sitting on top of the ladder. Read More »

ELK NUMBERS SWELLING IN GLEN INNES

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The Glen Innes Elks rugby union club has a new lease on life… This year the club is fielding a first grade side for the first time in 14 years…a big step after nearly folding in 2008. Read More »

TINGHA WITHDRAW FROM GROUP 19

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Rugby league in the north west has suffered a major blow, with Tingha pulling out of the Group 19 Rugby League competition. Plagued with numbers problems all year, the Tigers conceded 100 points in each of their first two matches, before forfeiting last week. Following the club’s withdrawal, the bye will be removed from the draw. (Vision not accompanied by audio.) Read More »

QUEST FOR PROMOTION BEGINS SATURDAY

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Central North’s representative rugby coaches have finalised their squads for this weekend’s New South Wales Country Championships in Bowral. Narrabri’s Mat Schwager will lead the seniors, with Pirates centre Jake Douglas as his deputy. The Kookaburras have suffered a major blow, with Josh Stewart ruled out with a torn tricep. Harry Veitch will step up from last years Colts to fill the number seven jersey. While the under 20s have named a powerful lineup, which includes eight players with first grade experience. They’ll open their campaign against the Central Coast. (Vision not accompanied by audio.) Read More »

PAINT HORSES CENTRE STAGE AT THE AELEC

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Horse enthusiasts from as far as Tasmania are in Tamworth to contest the National Paint Horse championships. To take the title, they’ll need to impress several American judges, who have been flown in for the event. Read More »

FIGHT NIGHT HONOURING CLUB MATE

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Gunnedah’s Black’n’Blue Boxing Gym is set to host a fight night next month in honour of a team mate who passed away in October. All profits will go to Daniel “Bull” Durham’s young children. Read More »

GUNNEDAH GREYHOUNDS SET FOR BUSY MONTH

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Gunnedah Greyhound Racing Club has been overwhelmed with early interest in next month’s Cup Racing season. With over 100 dogs already trialling in the north west, organisers believe February’s live baiting scandal hasn’t affected the sport locally. Read More »

ROBB HUNT ELKS IN GLEN INNES

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In New England Rugby Union, the defending premiers remain undefeated after smashing Albies at Belle Vue Oval. While the Elks were dealt a lesson in first grade rugby by Robb College. Read More »

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