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EAST ARMIDALE ENDS DEMON KNIGHTS WINNING STREAK

To the Northern Inland Premier League, and a big win for Oxley Vale Attunga over South Armidale on the weekend, while the reigning premiers defeated Norths. Meanwhile, East Armidale ended the Demon Knights’ winning streak on Saturday. Easts now sit equal second on the competition ladder, sharing spoils with the DKs. The only goal of the match came in the first half, but it proved decisive. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.    

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NEWSOME AND RYAN PLAY FOR BERTH IN SUPER RUGBY DECIDER

Glen Innes’ Alex Newsome and Tamworth’s Paddy Ryan are just one game shy of reaching the 20-18 Super Rugby grand final. The duo will line-up for the New South Wales Waratahs later tonight in South Africa, where they’ll take on the mighty Lions for a spot in the decider. Newsome has retained his spot on the wing for the Tahs, having been promoted to the starting 15 for their quarter-final match last week. Ryan will come off the bench. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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ARMIDALE’S NATHAN CZINNER RETURNS HOME AFTER REPRESENTING AUSTRALIA

Armidale hockey star Nathan Czinner is back home after a two-week tour of South Africa, where he represented the Australian All Schools team. It all came down to the final match in the series, after two earlier draws. But in the end, the Aussies prevailed 6-3 to clinch the series over South Africa… And Czinner’s still young enough to regain selection in the team next year.  

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WOMEN’S THUNDERBOLTS RETURN AGAINST COMPETITION LEADERS COFFS HARBOUR SUNS

The Tamworth Thunderbolts women’s side will return to the court tomorrow afternoon, to face competition leaders, the Coffs Harbour Suns. The Bolts are coming-off a 20-point loss to the Shoalhaven Tigers in their last outing. It stands to be a massive afternoon for them at the Sports Dome, with the men’s side due to play afterwards, at 4pm. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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AROUND 700 RIDERS EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE AT THIS YEAR’S NORTH STAR TRAIL RIDE

Dirtbike riders of all ages and abilities will make tracks to North Star this weekend, for the town’s annual trail bike ride. Around 700 are expected to line up on their two-wheelers. Riders compete over a wide variety of distances and terrains, with course-lengths ranging from 20 through to 80-kilometres. Since its inaugural event in 2006, the competition has grown exponentially. This year, riders have come from as far away as Tasmania to take part. PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO UNAVAILABLE.  

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