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BLACK DIAMOND AFL GETS UNDERWAY AS HAWKS CLAIM VICTORY OVER CITY

The Black Diamond AFL competition also began today, Newcastle City’s Hayden Cabinar booted the first major. But last year’s Grand Finalists, the Cardiff Hawks eventually ran away with the contest, in what was a tough affair at Hillsborough Oval. The Hawks finished as 15 point winners underlining their credentials for another successful campaign. But they’ll have plenty of competition – Terrigal-Avoca huge winners as they look to go back-to-back… Maitland won its first game, so did Wyong Lakes, they impressed against Gosford while the Dogs got up against the Bombers.

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GREENS CLAIM ROUND 1 VICTORY OVER WANDERERS

Merewether-Carlton claimed cross-town bragging rights with a 15-13 win over Wanderers in the opening round of local rugby but it wasn’t without its drama – the Two Blues had a chance to win the game in the final moments. Luke Simmons lined it up from 40 metres out – his attempt had the legs, but sailed just wide. Elsewhere this afternoon, Maitland proved they are the real deal in 2018 beating Southern Beaches in a high-scoring affair. Singleton thrashed Lake Macquarie for an emphatic win, and the Bay beat the Students.

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BEN SMITH CLAIMS SECOND GROUP 1 VICTORY

He waited a long time for his first Group 1 race win, but Newcastle trainer Ben Smith only had to wait a fortnight for his second, $101 outsider El Dorado Dreaming claiming today’s Inglis Sires in a photo finish. His other Group 1 winner In Her Time fell just short in the TJ Smith Stakes this afternoon, finishing third. Kris Lees’ Le Romain was fourth.

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