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TOUGH DAY FOR CHARLOTTE POYNTING

She hasn’t had much luck this year, and that trend continued for Charlotte Poynting during round six of the Aussie Racing Cars series at Sydney Motorsport Park. Brake problems interrupted her charge on Saturday today it was a rival driver. She still has plenty to look forward to, with a potential Superutes drive at Bathurst and Newcastle.

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WESTS CLAIM LADIES LEAGUE TAG DECIDER

Wests claimed the Ladies League Tag decider, outclassing Souths 14 points to eight. The Lions scored first through Logan Flanagan, who took an intercept then raced 90 metres. The Rosellas hit back as Nicole Stanfield teed up Rhianni Cipta. Both sides then slotted penalties, as the score ended up at eight all at full time. Wests would have the last laugh, hanging on in extra time to claim the title.

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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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IFFLAND PLAYING CATCH-UP AS CLIFF DIVING SERIES NEARS END

The Red Bull Cliff Diving championship will be decided this weekend and for once, Nords Wharf’s Rhiannon Iffland is playing catch-up. The two-time series winner finished second at the last stop, handing the lead to title rival, Mexico’s Adriana Jiminez. But if she wins in Italy, the crown will be hers, becoming the most decorated female diver in the event’s history. (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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