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QUIRINDI’S SAM CARTER SIGNS TWO YEAR RUGBY CONTRACT WITH ULSTER IN IRELAND

Quirindi’s Sam Carter will depart the ACT Brumbies at the end of the season, with the second-rower signing a two-year deal with Pro-14 club Ulster in Ireland. He’ll play-out the 2019 Super Rugby season with the Brumbies, before beginning his stint in Europe. Carter last played for the Wallabies in 2017, representing Australia on 16 occasions. Having debuted for the Brumbies in 2011, playing 105 games for the franchise. ACT kick-off their season on February 15 against the Melbourne Rebels. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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AUSSIE 7s TEAM EXPERIENCES DISAPPOINTING START AT HOME TOURNAMENT

It’s been a disappointing start to the Sydney Sevens for Tamworth’s John Porch and the Australian team. The Aussies losing their opening match this morning against Argentina 29 to 14, at Spotless Stadium. Having led 7-5 at half-time, the hosts capitulated after the break, as errors and a lack of possession hurt the homeside. A late try to Maurice Longbottom was off little consolidation to Australia, as their fate now lies in the hands of their remaining pool matches. PLEASE NOTE: SOME AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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ARMIDALE’S GEORGIE MORGAN TO CO-CAPTAIN HOCKEYROOS

A re-structure to the Hockeyroos leadership has seen Armidale’s Georgie Morgan announced as co-captain of the national team – a role she’ll share with Emily Chalker and Jodie Kenny. Chalker previously held the role on her own, though the co-captaincy announcement comes with a view towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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