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FORSYTHES COME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT BNC IN NEWCASTLE NETBALL

BNC burst out of the gates in its Newcastle Netball clash, but they were slowly reeled back in by Forsythes. It was third versus fourth, BNC was the higher-placed team on the ladder. The defining move coming in the second quarter, goal-shooter Sabine Gomboso crucial for Forsythes. Elsewhere today, Souths Lions absolutely dismantled a Wests-2 team, featuring only five of its regular players. Ladder-leaders Wests also posted a huge win, while Nova Thunder beat the Pride.

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WOMEN’S STATE OF ORIGIN HIGHLIGHTS

WATCH: Women’s State of Origin Highlights: New South Wales v Queensland The New South Wales Blues have won the first official Women’s State of Origin match, beating Queensland 16 – 10 at North Sydney Oval. Isabelle Kelly scored with five minutes remaining to break the deadlock, and hand the Blues their third straight win over the Maroons. POST GAME: Queensland Press Conference POST GAME: New South Wales Press Conference

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HUNTERS FIRMLY FOCUSED ON PLAY-OFFS AS THEY MOVE TO THE TOP

The Newcastle Hunters men’s side goes into this weekend’s clash with Hornsby on top of the league. But players say, they aren’t paying TOO much attention to that. “A little bit, not really though.” Jacob Foy said. “More focused on the way we play and the way we do things, rather than the result we get, you know? We understand if we do things the right way and stick to the process, then at the end of the season the results will take care of themselves.” 18-year-old Jacob Foy is a star on the rise – he’s been playing in both the championship and youth teams, and will move to Hawaii in August to take up a college scholarship.

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RILEY MCGREE SIGNS WITH MELBOURNE CITY

Scorpion-kick king Riley McGree will return to the A-League next season, but it won’t be with the Newcastle Jets. The 19-year-old has instead signed a loan deal with the club he scored his incredible goal against – Melbourne City. McGree, who’s still contracted to Belgian heavyweights Club Brugge, says he’s heading south for the professionalism of City and its high-quality facilities. Newcastle did table an offer, but it’s understood it couldn’t match a club regarded as the richest in the league.

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