NABBOUT SAYS JETS NOT HUNGRY ENOUGH AGAINST ADELAIDE

A frank admission today from Jets star Andrew Nabbout - who says Adelaide simply wanted the win more when the sides met last Friday. Newcastle is now preparing for this weekend's F3 Derby, knowing three ...
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LOCAL SURFERS SET FOR CLASH AT SURFEST

Jackson Baker got through a heat in the men's draw at Surfest for the first time today, setting up a clash with fellow Merewether boardrider, Ryan Callinan ...
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DRAWCARD SURFEST EVENTS UNDERWAY

Newcastle's signature surfing event is underway, with Surfest's main draw starting at Merewether Beach this morning. While the event's biggest names are yet to hit the water, there was still plenty of action on day ...
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IFFLAND AND VAN EGMOND SHARE LAKE MAC AWARD

She was a relative unknown when she won the Cliff Diving World Series, but Rhiannon Iffland is now a household name. Last night she was named Lake Macquarie's Sportsperson of the Year, sharing the award ...
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HIGGINBOTTOM BOWS OUT IN ROUND OF 16 IN PERTH

Three Australian golfers remain in the hunt for the $1.75-million World Super 6 event in Perth, as the event heads into its final stages. The unique tournament features 54 holes of traditional stroke play, then ...
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KNIGHTS SHUTOUT RAIDERS IN PRE-SEASON CLASH

Nathan Brown is taking nothing away from the Knights, following their big win over the understrength Raiders ...
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SMALL CONDITIONS DOESN’T SLOW DAY 1 OF BOARDRIDERS FINAL

Australia's best surfers have began to battle it out at Newcastle beach, at the Australian Boardriders finals. While the conditions weren't perfect, they made it work - turning on a show for day one of ...
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NEWCASTLE OUT OF TOP 6 AFTER 1-0 LOSS TO ADELAIDE

Jets coach Mark Jones' frustration with the match referees was clear, after last night's 1-0 loss to Adelaide. Perhaps even an tougher fact to swallow than the result - his side will be without three ...
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FRENCHMANS WINS WILDCARD INTO AUSTRALIAN BOARDRIDERS BATTLE

Frenchmans has won the final place, to compete at the Australian Boardriders Battle tomorrow at Newcastle Beach. The community club will now face some of the world's best surfers - thanks to some last-minute heroics ...
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KNIGHTS TRAVEL TO CANBERRA FOR NRL TRIAL

The Knights have arrived in the nation's capital, ahead of tomorrow's trial against Canberra. It's a huge opportunity for players to cement their places for the NRL season opener ...
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SAM POOLMAN PREPARES FOR ROUND ONE OF SUPER NETBALL

Anticipation is building for Saturday's opening round of the new Super Netball league, which will feature a derby between the Giants and Swifts. The Hunter's Samantha Poolman will take centre stage in defence for the ...
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SOLID START FOR PAPADATOS AT WORLD SUPER 6 EVENT IN PERTH

Fresh from his win at the Victorian Open, Dimi Papadatos from the Central Coast has fired a 68, to sit two shots off the lead, at the first day of the World Super 6 event ...
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TOUGH NIGHT IN CANBERRA FOR JASON SANGHA

Newcastle cricketer Jason Sangha made his debut for the Prime Minister's 11 against Sri Lanka last night, but it didn't go according to plan. Coming in at number seven, the 17-year-old was given out LBW ...
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TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR LOCAL ALL STARS

The teams have been announced for Newcastle Rugby League's first All Stars game on March 4, with Mark Taufua to the captain the non-indigenous side. "I think it's an awesome thing. The town is still ...
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SHORT TURNAROUND AS JETS PREPARE FOR THE REDS

The Jets have returned to training for the first time since Monday's draw with the Victory, to prepare for their clash with Adelaide. The players know it's a must-win, if they're going to feature in ...
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BROWN NAMES SQUAD FOR RAIDERS CLASH

Knights coach Nathan Brown has named a 22-man squad for Saturday's trial game against the Raiders in Queanbeyan. Brock Lamb gets the chance to make five-eighth his own, as does Dylan Phythian with the number ...
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MAGIC WIN FOR BROADMEADOW AGAINST CHINESE SUPER LEAGUE SIDE

NPL side Broadmeadow Magic has scored an historic win over Chinese Super League side, Liaoning Whowin, in a pre-season friendly. With a wage bill of around $60-million, and the likes of Robbie Kruse and James ...
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JETS BACK INTO TOP SIX FOLLOWING DRAW WITH MELBOURNE VICTORY

Steven Ugarkovic and Nigel Boogaard have been picked in the A-League's team of the week following the Jets' nil-all draw with Melbourne Victory last night. Newcastle kept its first clean sheet since round two and ...
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LINE UPS ANNOUNCED FOR LOCAL ALL STARS MATCH

Just a few days after the Hunter successfully hosted the NRL All Stars game for the first time, Newcastle Rugby League has unveiled the line ups for inaugural running of the local version. The Newcastle ...
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ALL ROUND EFFORT BY BATKOVIC LEADS FIRE TO WNBL WIN

She's known for her scoring and rebounding ability, but the Hunter's Suzy Batkovic is also a team player, dishing out some impressive assists during Townsville's 17-point win over Dandenong. "I thought Suz had some really ...
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W-LEAGUE JETS CALLED UP TO MATILDAS CAMP

Jets W-League players Gema Simon and Chloe Logarzo have earned a call-up to the 25-player Matildas squad, for a training camp in Canberra this week. The squad will be trimmed before a second camp in ...
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HUNTER BASEBALLERS LOOKING TO MAKE THE MOVE TO THE USA

Two cousins from Cardiff High are making a name for themselves in the sport of baseball. Josh and Rixon Wingrove starred for New South Wales Country at the recent national championships, and are now on ...
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THREE OF THE BEST FOR LEES AT ROYAL RANDWICK

A special day for the Kris Lees stable at Royal Randwick, taking three Group 3 wins. Top weight Le Romain returned from a spell to claim the Southern Cross Stakes. Then in race six, three-year-old ...
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SPRIGGS TO SEE SURGEON FOR TROUBLED KNEE CAP

Hunter jockey Blake Spriggs will see a surgeon on Tuesday, to determine whether he needs an operation on his fractured knee cap. The 25-year-old showed off his battle scars on social media today, following Thursday's ...
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TOUGH WEEKEND FOR RUSSELL AT THE AUSTRALIAN KART CHAMPIONSHIPS

Things didn't go according to plan for several high profile drivers, at round one of the Australian Kart Championship today. 18-time national champion David Sera finished eighth in the X30 class, while V8 Supercar driver ...
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HALL HAPPY WITH 10TH IN RENTAL AIRCRAFT

He scored just one point in the opening round of the Air Race series overnight, but Merewether pilot Matt Hall was happy to finish 10th in a rental aircraft in Abu Dhabi. The 2016 runner-up ...
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HIGGINBOTTOM HUNTER’S BEST AT VICTORIAN OPEN

Jake Higginbottom has finished as the best of our Hunter golfers at the Victorian Open, an event won by Dimi Papadatos from the Central Coast. Leigh McKechnie and Nathan Green finished in a tie for ...
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O’BRIEN AND KELLY GET PRO JUNIOR WINS AT SURFEST

13-year-old wildcard, Zahli Kelly, from the far north coast has taken out this year's girl's Pro Junior at Surfest. In the boy's event, Liam O'Brien endured a nervous wait, before he was awarded the crown ...
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INDIGENOUS ALL-STARS TO GOOD

Relief for the Canberra Raiders tonight with Jarrod Croker's knee injury not as bad as first feared. He dislocated his kneecap in the All Stars clash, which was comprehensively won by an unstoppable Indigenous side ...
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