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THOMMO SET FOR COFFS CUP

An all star line up including Australia’s newly crowned top jockey Robbie Thompson will feature at Coffs Harbour’s premier Race Day tomorrow. The 2008 Gold Cup will be broadcast to an international audience of racing fans throughout Asia for the first time. [display_podcast]

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FOOTBALL FRENZY AT PORT

New South Wales is in the box seat to take out both the boys and girls open titles at the National School Football championships at Port Macquarie. The tournament continues the town’s big week of football which began with the A-League clash between the Newcastle Jets and Melbourne Victory.

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EDMUNDO STEPS OUT

All things being equal, Ecuador’s Edmundo Zura will officially be a Newcastle Jet tomorrow night (Tuesday) with his medical checks to be completed. The coach preferring to give him the once over where it counts – on the field.

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GROUP 2 MINOR PREMIERSHIP DOWN TO POINTS

The Group 2 minor premiership won’t be decided until after this weekend’s final round matches. For and against is all that separates joint leaders Orara Valley and Woolgoolga. While Sawtell, Bellingen and Coffs Harbour will be locked in a showdown to claim the fifth and final play-off spot.

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SMITH BAGS SEASIDE CLASSIC

Sydney golfer Brendan Smith is the 2008 Port Macquarie Seaside Classic winner. Smith carded a one-under par 70 in the second round to take the tournament by four shots over Dakila Falcon and Do Kim who slipped into third place on a count back.

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JETS GO DOWN AT PORT

Jets fans have had their first look at the club’s Danish import, with Jesper Hakansson playing his debut match. Newcastle took its round three, pre-season cup game to Port Macquarie only to have Melbourne snatch the win, one-nil.

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BELLINGEN LOOKS TO THE PAST TO STAY ALIVE

Group 2 league officials expect that for and against could well decide the rundown of the finals. With two rounds to go, seven teams are in the running for the top five play-off spots. Meaning the centenary year will finish as the closest season on record. This weekend a number of clubs including Bellingen are playing for their seasons. GROUP 2 RUGBY LEAGUE – Round 18 ladder – Orara Valley 24 Woolgoolga 24 Dunghutti 22 Port Macquarie 21 Coffs Harbour 17 Sawtell 16 Bellingen 16 Macksville 10 Macleay Valley 6 Nambucca Heads 4 [display_podcast]

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JESUS:JETS SAVIOUR?

There’s huge news for the Newcastle Jets who have confirmed a striker from Ecuador as their marquee player for the coming A-League season. Edmundo Salomon Zura de Jesus – or more simply known as Edmundo Zura, is a 24-year-old striker who’s been capped seven times for his country and will arrive in Newcastle tomorrow. He’ll undergo a standard medical assessment before he’s a confirmed as a signing for the A-League premiers.

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