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HAWKS AND TAHS PREPARE TO DO BATTLE IN NHRU GRAND FINAL

Hamilton will start three of its injured stars in tomorrow’s Newcastle and Hunter Rugby grand final, as they look to win back to back titles. The Waratahs will be full strength, with player/coach Hayden Pedersen overcoming the flu to train last night. Read More »

HAWKS FLY INTO NHRU GRAND FINAL BY BEATING WANDERERS

NHRU Preliminary Final HAMILTON 43 – WANDERERS 8 In Newcastle and Hunter rugby Hamilton will play The Tahs in next weekend’s season decider, after the Hawks belted Wanderers in the preliminary final. Read More »

HAWKS AND WANDERERS BATTLE FOR A PLACE IN NHRU DECIDER

The mind games between Hamilton and Wanderers have begun, ahead of tomorrow’s Newcastle and Hunter rugby preliminary final. The Hawks say they’ll be missing two of their stars, the Two Blues are expecting them to play. Read More »

THE WARATAHS ADVANCE TO NHRU GRAND FINAL

NHRU Major Semi Final THE WARATAHS 27 – HAMILTON 15 The Waratahs are the first team to qualify for the Newcastle and Hunter rugby grand final, following a 12 point win over Hamilton in the major semi. Penalties dominated the early exchanges, Damien Wells put Hamilton in front, before Tim Riley potted three for the home side. The men in red made a few half breaks, but it was the Hawks Steve Sione who grabbed the opening try. Quick thinking by Paddy Kilmurray put Hamilton on the attack and no one was going to catch Sireli Bainivalu. Down 15-9 at the break, the Tahs stormed home to topple the minor premiers in the second half. Read More »

GREENS GRAB THIRD WITH A WIN OVER BITTER RIVALS IN NHRU

NHRU Final Round HAMILTON 29 – EASTS 14 SOUTHERN BEACHES 38 – UNIVERSITY 19 MAITLAND 38 – NELSON BAY 24 THE WARATAHS 55 – LAKE MACQUARIE 36 MEREWETHER 30 – WANDERERS 10 In Newcastle and Hunter rugby minor premiers Hamilton edged out Easts, Beaches beat Uni but it wasn’t enough to knock Maitland out of the finals. The Tahs locked in second spot, while Merewether grabbed third with a win over Wanderers. Read More »

WARATAHS TAKE SECOND IN NHRU WITH A WIN OVER WANDERERS

NHRU Round 17 HAMILTON 71 – NELSON BAY 12 MEREWETHER 59 – UNIVERSITY 7 SOUTHERN BEACHES 29 – EASTS 17 MAITLAND 32 – LAKE MACQUARIE 22 THE WARATAHS 30 – WANDERERS 7 In Newcastle and Hunter rugby, Hamilton has maintained top spot, Merewether belted the Students and Southern Beaches stayed on track for a place in the finals. Maitland beat Lake Macquarie to edge into fifth, while The Tahs leapfrogged Wanderers into second. Read More »

BEACHES KEEP THEIR SEASON ALIVE IN NHRU

NHRU Round 16 SOUTHERN BEACHES 26 – HAMILTON 23 LAKE MACQUARIE 24 – NELSON BAY 17 MEREWETHER 36 – EASTS 5 THE WARATAHS 38 – UNIVERSITY 12 WANDERERS 55 – MAITLAND 27 In Newcastle and Hunter rugby Southern Beaches are still in the hunt for the finals after upsetting Hamilton. The Roos edged out the Bay, the Greens beat Easts. Meanwhile the Tahs outclassed Uni and Wanderers belted Maitland. Read More »

GREENS LEAPFROG TAHS INTO THIRD IN NHRU

NHRU Round 12 Washout Games WANDERERS 38 – EASTS 0 MEREWETHER 27 – THE WARATAHS 22 Wanderers have locked in second spot in Newcastle and Hunter rugby after hammering Easts 38-nil, while Merewether has leapfrogged the Tahs into third. Read More »

BATTLE FOR A PLACE IN THE FINALS HEATS UP IN NHRU

Just two postponed games will be played this weekend in Newcastle and Hunter Rugby. Wanderers can maintain second with a win, while the Merewether-Waratahs clash is a battle between third and fourth. Read More »

HAMILTON HUMBLES LAKE MACQUARIE IN NHRU

NHRU Round 12 MAITLAND 34 – SOUTHERN BEACHES 20 NELSON BAY 27 – UNIVERSITY 19 HAMILTON 70 – LAKE MACQUARIE 10 Just three games in Newcastle and Hunter rugby, because of wet weather, with Maitland upsetting Beaches, the Bay scored its second win, while Hamilton beat the Roos. The game looked like it had gone to the dogs early, but the Hawks were soon flying, Dudley Parsons putting them in front. Hamilton doubled its advantage when Eric Vasukicakau blasted through the Lake’s defence. The Roos went down a man when Junior Stowers earned a yellow card for this. The defending premiers took advantage, as Nick Boyd extended the Hawks lead. Read More »

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