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CARTER PACKS BAGS FOR WALLABIES CAMP

Quirindi rugby product Sam Carter is among seven ACT players to earn call ups to the Wallabies squad. Impressive form in leading the Brumbies to the Super Rugby semi-finals earning his selection. Carter is hoping to use the next month to win back his starting position in the Australian side. The national side is training in Newcastle, in the lead-up to the first Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney on August 19. (no audio.)

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SOCCEROOS LEGEND RETURNS TO THE REGION

Former Socceroo Craig Foster has been announced as the guest speaker for this year’s Northern Inland Academy of Sport awards. Since retiring, the 48-year-old has been a football commentator. It won’t be Foster’s first visit to the region, having previously spoken at a function at The Armidale School. (no audio)

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OZTAG HUNTING TALENT FOR NATIONALS

Tamworth Oztag is calling for more players to register to trial for November’s National Championships in Coffs Harbour. Gunnedah and Bingara-based players are also being welcomed to represent the Northern New South Wales Bears. It’s hoped trial numbers will be finalised by the end of the week, with the first session on Sunday at Tamworth’s Plain Street playing fields. Meanwhile, Tamworth’s all-conquering Under 20s girls team have been invited to New Zealand in December, to compete in the Tag Champions Challenge Cup tournament.

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KAY BOOMS INTO GREEN AND GOLD

Tamworth basketballer Nick Kay has become the first Thunderbolts player to be picked for Australia at senior level. Averaging nearly 10 points and five rebounds per game for the Illawarra Hawks this season, the centre was rewarded with national selection. It’s hoped the 12-man squad will back up for November’s World Cup qualifiers. The Boomers open their campaign against Japan on August 8. (no audio)

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