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SAGE MURDOCH LOOKS TO BOUNCE BACK FROM DRAMATIC CRASH

Newcastle driver Sage Murdoch will be back behind the wheel in the Australian Formula Four series this weekend, having recovered from his dramatic crash in round three at Phillip Island. Despite the incident, the teenager was happy with his effort in Victoria. “I got my best position which was fourth, only finished one of the three races. Ran out of fuel in the first race and flipped in the last one.” “I didn’t expect the gravel trap to flip me over but the speed I was going at around the corner was like 140.” Murdoch’s car sustained plenty of damage, but with vehicle and driver now ready to go, the focus has turned to his first appearance at Queensland Raceway at Ipswich. He says lead-up work has been promising. “I’ve done 2 test days, one at Sydney and one at …

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MARINERS BEAT JETS IN PRE SEASON FRIENDLY

The Central Coast Mariners have beaten Newcastle in a behind-closed doors trial match at Tuggerah. Josh Bingham and former Jet Andrew Hoole did the damage. The Jets continue to bolster their squad, signing former Mariners fullback Jake Adelson for two years. While goalkeeping coach Jess Vanstrattan will depart the club, to pursue a position at Melbourne City.

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OPALS ADVANCE TO QUARTER FINALS AT ASIA CUP

The Australian women’s basketball team has advanced to the quarter finals of the Asia Cup, thanks to a nine point win over Japan. The Japanese side was on a 17-game winning streak against Asian opponents, but the Opals took charge early. The Hunter’s Katie Rae Ebzery had another big game, shooting three from three from beyond the arc. “Ebzery from the right and nails it.” The Opals will now face North Korea for the chance to advance to the semi finals… and a guaranteed place at the World Cup.

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WALLABIES HOLD KIDS CLINIC

Hundreds of young rugby fans have brushed shoulders with their heroes in Newcastle – and learnt a thing or two in the process. Last night’s clinic was part of the Wallabies’ training camp, ahead of the Bledisloe Cup opener next month. The players and coaches enjoyed it as much as the kids – playing games and imparting some wisdom. There’ll be another free clinic in Newcastle this Friday, from 5pm.

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