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TAIPANS LOOKING TO SINK FANGS INTO OPPOSITION

Tamworth’s representative Oztag teams are known as the Bears at Nationals, but they’ve been going to the State Cup without a mascot for 20-years.

But that’s about to change for the 2016 edition on home soil, with the hosts now known as the Tamworth Taipans.

The name proved most popular with the players, narrowly beating ‘Tornadoes’.

Meanwhile Tamworth is set to announce its State Cup squads over the weekend.

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Nick Hornby-Howell is a reporter with NBN News in Tamworth. After finishing high school in Newcastle, Nick studied Sports Media at the University of Canberra.