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PHOTO GALLERY – 2018 NHRU – HAMILTON HAWKS V SOUTHERN BEACHES

Hamilton has claimed the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby minor premiership after dismantling Southern Beaches. It finished 68-18, sending an ominous message to the rest of the competition – particularly after Beaches downed the Wanderers last week. The visitors kicked the first points, but the Hawks led from there, underlining how tough it will be, to deny them a fourth straight grand final win. Maitland also won big today, beating the Students, while Merewether and Nelson Bay recorded comfortable victories. PHOTO GALLERY – 2018 NHRU – HAMILTON HAWKS V SOUTHERN BEACHES

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STRONG RESULT FOR HUNTER BULL RIDERS

They came into the event as the top two bull riders in Australia, and last night Aaron Kleier and Cliff Richardson didn’t disappoint fans at the Newcastle Invitational. While a host of their rivals found it tough to stay in the saddle, Queenslander Kleier set the tone. Before Hunter local Richardson followed suit. The pair finished the night equal on 255 points, with Singleton’s Cody Heffernan in third spot.

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JASON DOYLE UNABLE TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN SWEDEN

He recovered from a frightening crash in time to compete, but defending world champion Jason Doyle struggled to make an impact at round six of the Speedway GP series. Torrential rain delayed the start of the event and when racing got underway the Australian made a solid start, grabbing second in the opening heat. That was as good as it got for Doyle, he missed out on the finals and slipped to 11th in the world championship standings.

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WESTS BELT SOUTHS IN LOCAL HOCKEY

In Hunter Coast Premier League Hockey, Gosford beat Norths in a game that featured a brawl, with four players sent to the bin. Maitland scored an easy win over The Entrance and Wests belted Souths. Souths had an early chance through Tristan Hunt, while Wests went close thanks to Chris Boyle. It was Jacob Searle who eventually made it one-nil to boys in red and green. Blake Hinton and Sam Modford then combined to make it two-nil. Wests confirmed their dominance when Modford produced an impressive solo effort to make it three.

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SEMI-FINAL WIN FOR WARNERS BAY

A strong second half wasn’t enough for South Wallsend in today’s WPL semi-final. Warners Bay took just over three minutes to open the scoring thanks to Nadja Squires. The Wolves pushed hard for an equaliser, the woodwork all that could deny Kalista Hunter. Before the Panthers doubled their advantage, Toria Campbell pouncing on a loose ball. An own goal in the second half gave Southy hope of a comeback, but it wasn’t enough. The second leg of the semi takes place next weekend.

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