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CONTROVERSIAL SUPER NETBALL LOSS FOR GIANTS

The Giants remain in second spot on the Super Netball ladder after a controversial loss to West Coast Fever. It was a top of the table clash, but it was all smiles from Sam Poolman before the buzzer. Friends quickly became foes, as the in-form teams set a furious pace. Fever took a three-goal lead into the third quarter, but the Giants fought back before a controversial final quarter. Centre Serena Guthrie was forced off court to fix a bleeding knee, but in extraordinary scenes she was left on the sidelines, leaving GWS short a player for three minutes. It proved costly too – as the Fever went on to win the match 63-61.

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VOLVO OCEAN RACE CROSSES NORTH ATLANTIC

It’s been a wild eight days for Lake Macquarie sailor Kyle Langford and his crew onboard Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race. Leg nine saw the fleet sprint across the north Atlantic from Newport in the US to Cardiff in Wales. Brunel led from the front, and ended up claiming the stage and vital points. But it wasn’t without problems. Langford forced to make running repairs to fix a damaged rudder. They’ll now enjoy a well earned two weeks off before the final two legs.

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NELSON BAY SCORE LAST MINUTE NHRU WIN

Well it was wet, it was windy, and it was wild, but Nelson Bay has recorded another win in local rugby, scoring in the final seconds to beat Maitland 24-19 this afternoon. The conditions were horrendous – the Gropers going above and beyond to help kicker Michael Wiringi, holding the ball in place on the tee. The Blacks staged a late-fightback before falling agonisingly short. That keeps the Bay in second on the ladder, still trailing a high-flying Greens outfit, who were big winners over the Students today. Hamilton piled more pain on Lake Macquarie – in another hammering for the Roos, while the Two Blues edged past Beaches.

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BNC LEAP INTO SECOND PLACE IN NEWCASTLE NETBALL

A big win for BNC in Newcastle Netball today beating Souths Lions by two goals, to leapfrog into second place on the ladder. Souths staged a fightback in the third quarter, quickly closing the five-goal margin by which they trailed at half-time. But BNC held on, strong in defence to record a huge confidence booster in their campaign. Elsewhere Wests’ juggernaught rolls on – the defending champions thrashing Souths second-team. Forsythes prevailed in a tight one with Nova Thunder, while Maryland Tavern beat Wests 2.

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