JOHNSON-HOLMES SAYS BEST IS YET TO COME FOR NSW COUNTRY EAGLES

While the Two Blues are preparing for the NHRU grand final against Hamilton, former Wanderer Harry Johnson-Holmes is getting used to life in the national rugby championship. The 20-year-old is in his debut season with ...
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IFFLAND HOPING TO BE FIT FOR THE FINAL CLIFF DIVING ROUND

While a knee injury cost the Hunter's Rhiannan Iffland the chance to compete in the latest round of the Cliff Diving World Series, the 25-year-old has shown her class by congratulating her rivals who made ...
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MATILDAS HAPPY TO BE HOME

The Matildas are about to train at McDonald Jones Stadium ahead of tomorrow night's highly anticipated clash with Brazil. The Aussie women beat the visitors 2-1 on Saturday, and are confident of winning again in ...
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MACQUARIE SCORPIONS BOOK GRAND FINAL BERTH

In local league, and in the Newcastle competition, Macquarie set up a grand final showdown with Wests, after destroying Central Newcastle by 60 points this afternoon ...
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RUSSELL CO-DRIVER CRASHES ON FIRST LAP

In the Supercars, and it wasn't a good day at the office for Newcastle's Aaren Russell, after his co-driver Taz Douglas hit the wall at turn six following a tangle with Ash Walsh on the ...
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FANS MEET JETS PLAYERS AT NEW LAMBTON PRESENTATION DAY

The Newcastle Jets' new big-name signing Ronald Vargas has arrived in Newcastle, after an early morning flight. The Venezuelan international, who will undergo medical tests tomorrow, is expected to bolster the Jets' attack. The Jets ...
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GOSFORD WIN MEN’S HOCKEY FINAL IN A NAIL-BITER

Norths have lost the Hunter Central Coast Hockey League grand final in a nailbiter - the defending premiers going down to Gosford 2-1 in the decider. Gosford had the best early chances, but couldn't find ...
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MORE THAN $55,000 RAISED FOR DUTCHY

The family of former test cricketer Robert 'Dutchy' Holland says it's overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for his battle with an aggressive brain cancer. The cricketing fraternity came together in Lake Macquarie last night, ...
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WANDERERS EARN THEIR WAY THROUGH TO GRAND FINAL

For the third straight year, Hamilton will face the Wanderers in local rugby's grand final, after the Two Blues booked their place in the decider today. It wasn't their best performance - but it was enough ...
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EDGEWORTH TAKE ON CANBERRA IN NATIONAL NPL FINALS

Edgeworth is currently locked in a tense battle with Canberra Olympic in the National NPL Finals series. Playing away from home, they scored the opener. Daniel McBreen flicking on for Keiran Sanders. It didn't take ...
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VARGAS BOUND FOR JETS

Venezuelan midfielder Ronald Vargas is on a plane, bound for Newcastle. As reported on NBN News last night, he's joined the Jets as their marquee. It's believed he's the second-highest paid player in the clubs ...
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JETS PRE-SEASON FORM CONTINUES WITH WIN OVER PHOENIX

It was a good afternoon for the Newcastle Jets on the field 2-1, winners over Wellington Phoenix at Edgeworth, continuing a run of positive results ...
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TWIN PITCHERS CONTINUING RISE IN AMERICAN BASEBALL

Hunter baseball prodigies Alex and Lachlan Wells are back home after another successful season in the American minor leagues. It's a hard slog - but one the twins are loving every second of ...
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RACING RED CARPET ROLLED OUT FOR DARREN WEIR AT NEWCASTLE CUP

His runner Pacodali is tipped as one of the favourites for tomorrow's Newcastle Gold Cup, but Darren Weir says Destiny's Kiss is the horse to beat. It's the Melbourne Cup-winning trainer's first time in town ...
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GREATS OF THE GAME RALLY BEHIND DUTCHY HOLLAND

Cricket greats across the globe have thrown their support behind a benefit night for the leg spinner known as the game's gentleman - Robert 'Dutchy' Holland. This Friday, former Australian captain Mark Taylor will host ...
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PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS TEE OFF IN PORT MACQUARIE

To golf, and the New South Wales Pro-Am series moved to Port Macquarie today. 60 professionals teed off, in one of the richest events on the regional calendar ...
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RUSSELL SET FOR SANDOWN SHOWDOWN

He has a drive for the rest of the Supercars season - now Aaren Russell is determined to make it count. And for the 26-year-old, there's no better place to get momentum, than Sandown ...
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JETS DENY IMPENDING SIGNING OF PATRICIO RODRIGUEZ

The Newcastle Jets have confirmed they've spoken to Patricio Rodriguez, but say they aren't on the verge of signing the Argentine midfielder. Instead, CEO Lawrie McKinna says there are other players higher on their target ...
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HUNTER BASKETBALLERS HELP TO LAUNCH WNBL SEASON IN MELBOURNE

Hunter basketballer Suzy Batkovic has used the launch of this year's WNBL season in Melbourne, to make a bold claim about Townsville's chances. "Who's the team to beat in this year's WNBL season? Us! I'm ...
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JETS PREPARE FOR FINAL PRE SEASON HIT OUT AGAINST A-LEAGUE OPPOSITION

The Jets pre-season clash with Wellington this Saturday has been moved from Cessnock, to Edgeworth's Jack McLaughlan Oval. The game will be Newcastle's last against an A-League opponent before the season-proper kicks off on October ...
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KNIGHTS REPORTEDLY INTERESTED IN MELBOURNE’S SLADE GRIFFIN

There are reports the Knights are about to sign Melbourne forward Slade Griffin on a two-year deal. The 26-year-old has played for the Storm since 2013, but has struggled to get game time at hooker ...
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KNIGHTS NSW CUP SIDE KNOCKED OUT OF THE FINALS

The season is officially over for the Newcastle Knights, with their New South Wales Cup side losing to the Warriors in last night's semi-final. Despite question marks over the opening try, New Zealand took a ...
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MATILDAS BEGIN BUILD UP TO SERIES AGAINST BRAZIL

Hunter footballer Emily van Egmond has arrived back in Australia to prepare for the Matildas' two-game series against Brazil. A host of her teammates visited a school in Sydney this morning, conducing training drills with ...
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MORE MONEY AND MORE GAMES AT STADIUM FOR JETS WOMEN

The draw for the W-League season has been released with the Jets women set to feature in five double-headers at McDonald Jones Stadium, starting on October 29 against Western Sydney. Newcastle will play its only ...
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NORTHS TO TAKE ON GOSFORD IN HUNTER COAST FINAL

In local hockey, and Norths have earned the right to play Gosford in the Hunter Coast Premier League decider, after overcoming Souths 4-2 in today's final ...
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TWO BLUES SET UP A PRELIM FINAL AGAINST BEACHES

Wanderers have kept their season alive in Newcastle and Hunter Rugby, crushing Maitland in the minor semi. The Two Blues will now face Southern Beaches in next week's preliminary final ...
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SCORPIOINS NO MATCH FOR ROSELLAS

In the Newcastle league competition, Wests have booked the first spot in this year's grand final, thanks to a comprehensive win over Macquarie in today's major semi ...
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10-POINT LEAD FOR DOYLE WITH THREE ROUNDS LEFT

The Hunter's Jason Doyle has extended his lead in the Speedway World Championship, after finishing on the podium at round nine in Germany. Doyle joined fellow Aussie Chris Holder in the final, but they were ...
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HAWKS COME FROM 7 DOWN TO EARN GRAND FINAL PLACE

They've dominated Newcastle and Hunter Rugby all season, now Hamilton is into the decider, after beating Beaches in today's major-semi. But the Hawks didn't have it all their own way. At half-time, they trailed by seven ...
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CENTRAL ENDS THE SEAGULLS SEASON

Central is one win away from Newcastle Rugby League's grand final after defeating Lakes this afternoon. It means the Seagulls season is now over, unable to claw back after Central's fast start ...
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