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NIAS RUGBY LEAGUE SQUAD SET TO DEPART FOR WEEK-LONG FIJI TOUR

The Northern Inland Academy of Sport’s rugby league squad will depart for Fiji tomorrow for a week-long tour. The squad will play two matches against Fiji representative teams and it’s expecting to face some fierce competition. While the on-field exposure will undoubtedly be of great value, the tour will also serve as a great cultural experience for the players off the field. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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NSW COUNTRY EAGLES FAIL TO SOAR FOLLOWING LOSS TO FIJI DRUA IN SUVA

It was always going to be a tough ask for the New South Wales Country Eagles, with the result of today’s match only reiterating that. The Eagles travelled to Fiji for round five of the National Rugby Championship, where the homeside downed the country boys by 41 points. A try just before half-time saw the Eagles trail 24 to 7 at the break. Fiji going on to score 24 unanswered points in the second half to win 48-7. The Eagles now host Brisbane City next Sunday at Camden Rugby Park, before heading to Tamworth’s Scully Park on October 13, for their match with Queensland Country.  

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TAMWORTH’S SPORTING FIELDS TO RECEIVE LIGHTING UPGRADE

Tamworth’s sporting infrastructure is set to receive a significant upgrade, thanks to a state government grant. Just over $558,000 has been allocated to ensure the region’s sporting fields have adequate lighting. 20 new light poles will be installed at six full-size sporting fields, to encourage more night-time matches and training sessions. It’s hoped the lighting will also help to attract new events to Tamworth and increase festival camping security. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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SENIOR PLAYERS SET TO HIT FAIRWAYS FOR INVERELL’S SAPPHIRE CITY WEEK OF GOLF

Inverell’s golf course will be a hive of activity come Monday, as senior players hit the fairways for the 2018 Sapphire City Week of Golf. Organised by the Inverell Veterans Golf Committee, the four-day tournament is expected to feature around 90 men and women – players travelling from far and wide to take part. Competition is stableford based, with the New South Wales Veteran Golf Association Shield contested on Tuesday and Thursday. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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COMPETITORS EYE-OFF BIG REWARDS AT GUNNEDAH SPORTING CLAYS CLUB

Around 300 competitors will have the shot at some big prizes this long-weekend, when the Gunnedah Sporting Clays club hosts its 52nd Gumtree Championships. On offer is almost $30,000 in prizes, with a $12,000 shotgun up for grabs to anyone who can shoot a perfect score at the Gumtree Championships. The action gets underway early on Saturday morning. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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