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WALLABY STOPS BY NATIONAL RUGBY CAMP

Aspiring young rugby players have had the chance to learn from a Wallaby, with Jack Dempsey stopping by the National Rugby Camp in Armidale today. He spent the morning mentoring senior players – Dempsey impressed with the quality of play. “That’s really the main reason why we’re out here as Waratahs is to connect with these kids, get them more enthused and passionate and sticking with rugby union.” The Waratahs’ flanker is currently undergoing rehab following a hamstring injury last season. “I obviously has surgery the start of November, every things on track really. Looking at about a 5 6 month lay off until I’ll be back so looking to return mid aril, late April.” (vision and audio in parts)

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TAMWORTH FANS HEAD TO TOUR DOWN UNDER

A team of keen local cyclists are off to Adelaide for the Tour Down Under. While they may not be competing, the fans will cycle around 500-kilometres over the next few days, watching the race from a different perspective. They say they’re looking forward to riding new tracks through the challenging Adelaide hills. “An opportunity I guess, to indulge in something we love, being cycling. So we actually get to ride as well as actually watch the best of the best do their thing,” Robert Wright, Tamworth Cycle Club. NOTE: ACCOMPANYING AUDIO IN PARTS ONLY

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MOUNTAIN BIKER HOLLY HARRIS PLACES THIRD IN QUEENSLAND

Armidale mountain biker and outright dare-devil Holly Harris has finished in third place at the National Cross-Country Mountain Bike series in Nerang, Queensland. And there was plenty more at stake in yesterday’s race than a podium finish, with the event also acting as the last selection trial ahead of the Gold Coast 20-18 Commonwealth Games. PLEASE NOTE: SOME VISION AND AUDIO WILL BE UNAVAILABLE.

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