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HAWKS SEND OMINOUS WARNING TO THE REST OF NHRU

The Hamilton Hawks have sent a message to the rest of the NHRU, easily beating the Wanderers 38-22 in a Grand Final replay this afternoon. Some late points helped salvage pride for the Two Blues, Hamilton were dominant. They raced away at the start of the second half, looking in-form. Elsewhere, ladder-leaders Merewether were far too good for Southern Beaches… Maitland piled more pain on the struggling Lake Macquarie, while Singleton got past the Students.

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SOUTHS BATTLE IT OUT IN NEWCASTLE NETBALL

A confidence-boosting result for Souths Lions in Newcastle Netball – but it came at the expense of their club-mates. The intra-club derby was one-sided this afternoon, Souths’ first team winning by 38 points. In the day’s other games, Wests continued their charge on top of the competition ladder with a win over Nova Thunder. Forsythes prevailed comfortably against Maryville Tavern, and BNC just snuck past Wests 2.

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NEWCASTLE RUGBY LEAGUE NEW KICK-OFF TIMES

After plenty of pressure, Newcastle Rugby League has made the decision¬†to bring forward kick-off times for ALL its remaining first-grade games by half an hour, to 3pm. A letter from coaches triggered the move… with concerns about inadequate lighting… after the league began using the later timeslot this season. (VISION ONLY)

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BROWNY TO STAY A KNIGHT FOR FORESEEABLE FUTURE

Newcastle has just extended coach Nathan Brown’s tenure – and in what’s believed to be an NRL first, it’s an open-ended timeframe… with the deal based entirely on performance. The Knights have picked up two wooden spoons under Brown’s watch… but the club has rewarded him for overseeing an extensive rebuild, and planning for the future. The indefinite contract has been the subject of negotiations for months… and could see Brown become Newcastle’s longest-serving coach. (VISION ONLY)

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