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Updating #NBNNews A driver spends 90 minutes trapped in his car, after a fiery collision with a semi-trailer in the Blue Mountains. Tiger sharks shot and killed in drum-lines in the Whitsunday Islands, where two tourists were mauled within 24 hours of each other. And scans confirm the worst for Cooper Cronk – the halfback suffering a severe rotator cuff injury in the Roosters’ 8-point win over the Rabbitohs.

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LOCAL TRIO RE-SIGN WITH THE JETS

The Newcastle Jets W-League side have bolstered their squad ahead of the upcoming season. Claire Coelho, Sophie Nenadovic and Claire Wheeler have re-signed, after a combined 19 appearances last year. Coach Craig Deans says the signings are an important step in finalising the women’s squad, ahead of their first game on November 1. Coelho and Wheeler are coming off the back of a successful year in the NPL NSW Women’s competition, while Nenadovic spent the off-season recovering from injury. Video: Claire Coelho playing for the Newcastle Jets W-League side.

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NEWCASTLE RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL – LIVE BLOG

SOUTHS WIN: The Lions have claimed their second premiership in three years, a try on the bell helping them defeat Lakes 30 – 18 at McDonald Jones Stadium. EXTENDED INTERVIEWS Only minutes remaining in the 2018 Newcastle Rugby League Grand Final and it’s Souths with the ascendancy, leading 24 – 18. Lakes pushing Souths all the way in the decider, the tiring lions defense just able to hold on. SOUTHS TRY: The Lions are over again, they take the lead thanks to a strong run one of the ruck. Score 24 – 18. 10 MINUTES TO GO – ALL LOCKED UP: We’re locked up again, Lakes with a penalty – score 18 all. SOUTHS GO THE LEAD: A long range penalty and the Lions take the lead, now in front 18 – 16. SOUTHS TRY: We’re locked up again at …

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ONE DEAD AND THREE INJURED IN CRASH NEAR ARMIDALE

One man is dead, and three others have been seriously injured after the car they were travelling in crashed and rolled east of Armidale. Emergency services were called to Castle Doyle Road at Castle Doyle just after 5 o’clock last night. The driver of the car, an 18-year-old man, was rushed to Armidale Hospital where he later died. His three passengers, aged 17, 14 and 12 were trapped for several hours before being freed. They were taken to Armidale Hospital with serious injuries.

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FRESH DETAILS ABOUT HIGH SPEED CHARLESTOWN CRASH

More details have emerged about a high-speed crash on the Pacific Highway at Charlestown, near Newcastle, early yesterday morning. Police say the 24-year-old Taree man driving the vehicle, was disqualified until 2020 and may have run a red light moments before losing control. He’s now in a stable condition at John Hunter Hospital, having fractured his neck. A 32-year-old Gateshead woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, remains in an induced coma. (VISION ONLY)

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STEPHANIE WOOD RULED OUT OF FINAL QUAD SERIES CLASH

A blow for the Australian netball side, with Stephanie Wood ruled out of the final match of the 2018 Quad Series with a leg injury. Wood played an important role in the Diamonds’ win over England in Newcastle on Wednesday, and will now miss tomorrow game against the Silver Ferns. Tegan Philip comes into the squad, with head coach Lisa Alexander confident Wood will return for the national side’s first Constellation Cup match in early October. You can watch the game against New Zealand live on Nine from 1 o’clock tomorrow. (VISION ONLY)

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UPDATING NBN NEWS

The north coast beach covered in wreckage after a houseboat runs out of fuel and breaks up. Debt dodgers in the prime minister’s sights with travel bans planned for people refusing to pay back money owed to the government Golden Retriever’s receive full honours at Chille’s annual military parade. And will Billy Slater be rubbed out of the NRL grand final – charged with a Grade One shoulder charge.

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