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PIRATES VS HAWKS THIS WEEKEND

In group 3 rugby league, this weekend the Old Bar Pirates take on the Forster-Tuncurry Hawks. Although a couple of players are out injured, the Pirates are confident they can take out the upcoming game. Currently sitting fourth on the ladder, there’s still room for improvement before the end of season. The game will kick off on Saturday at 3pm.  

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COFFS HARBOUR HOSTS 20TH TOUCH RUGBY STATE OF ORIGIN

The top touch rugby players from Queensland and New South Wales have descended on Coffs Harbour for the 20th annual interstate tournament. The touch rugby State of Origin will see 26 teams from each state clash, in a bid to win the overall trophy. And of course – bragging rights. “There’s around about anywhere from 450 to 600 players and we’ve got ranging from girls under 16s and boys 16s right up to men’s 65’s and ladies 45’s.” Each team will play three games over the two days. Selectors will be watching to pick an Australian side that will play New Zealand in October.

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TOP TEAMS CLASH IN GROUP 2 RUGBY LEAGUE ROUND 12

To Group 2 Rugby League, and it’s heavyweight weekend, with the top four teams clashing. Coffs Harbour Comets are looking to build on last week’s win when they take on Sawtell Panthers. While in the clash of the Valley, Macksville should continue to show their strength over Nambucca. South Grafton Rebels will recover from last week’s loss with a bye. And the two teams at the top of the ladder go head-to-head. Orara Valley at home to the Grafton Ghosts this Sunday. “Should expect a great game of rugby league. Both sides are pretty strong and both been going ok and I think the last time we got beat was by Orara so we’ve been going pretty good”

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