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AUSTRALIA REMAIN UNDEFEATED AT WHEELCHAIR RUGBY WORLD CHAMPS

The Australian Steelers remain undefeated after thrashing Ireland by 33-points on day four of the Wheelchair Rugby World Championship. The win means the Steelers have already booked a spot in the finals, but Captain Ryley Batt says their focus is on tonight’s blockbuster final pool game against Japan. “Can’t get ahead of ourselves, the competition we’ve had first couple of days is a little easier than the competition we’ll have at the end of the tournament. So we’ve got Japan tonight and we’ll really really want to win that game.” – Steelers Captain, Port Macquarie local Ryley Batt. The winner of that clash will play Great Britain in the semis. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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CANTERBURY BULLDOGS LOOK TO PARTNER WITH MID NORTH COAST COMMUNITIES

With a number of N-R-L players starting their career in rural and regional areas Country Rugby League and Canterbury Bulldogs senior management are looking to grow grass roots support. Having visited a junior club yesterday in Taree, today was focused on a meeting with Port Macquarie Mayor Peta Pinson. “We want to partner with the community to help young boys and girls and give them the opportunity to stay at home, get expert coaching to improve the local junior league and school football community” (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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