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WALCHA RUGBY MOURNS

To Central North rugby and Walcha players will wear black arm bands and hold a minutes silence this Saturday to pay tribute to Neil Porter. The 28-year-old Englishman was killed last Saturday in a motor vehicle accident, near Uralla, returning home from a rugby game.

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RISING CRICKET STARS

Tamworth’s future female cricket stars received some special training over the weekend. A local lad known as the “new Glen McGrath”, was giving out advice as he prepares for a shot at the big time.

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TRAPPEL’S GOLDEN BOOT

Plenty of footy fans dream of guiding their team to a dramatic last minute win. The Pirate’s Simon Trappel lived that dream in Saturday’s clash with Moree in the Central North competition. Down by two with just seconds to go, he converted a penalty to decide the game’s outcome.

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SONNY BILL INTERVIEW

One of rugby league’s biggest names has lifted the spirits of a winless junior club in Uralla. Sonny Bill Williams today paid a special visit to the Uralla Tigers under sixes. The side hasn’t won a game all season, but the losing streak was forgotten with a training session to remember. Sonny Bill Williams took a momment to talk to NBN about visiting the North West region and the Bulldogs season. To watch our entire interview with Sonny Bill Williams click on the video below.

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SONNY BILL VISITS URALLA

One of rugby league’s biggest names has lifted the spirits of a winless junior club in Uralla. Sonny Bill Williams today paid a special visit to the Uralla Tigers under sixes. The side hasn’t won a game all season, but the losing streak was soon forgotten with a training session to remember.

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PIRATES BEGIN TOUGH RUN

To local rugby union, and the pressure is starting to mount in the Central North competition with the unbeaten Tamworth Pirates facing a tough run to the finals. The Buchaneers lock horns with the Moree Bulls on Saturday, the latter side making a late charge up the ladder.

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STATE WIN FOR TAMWORTH BOWLER

Tamworth’s Melanie Macauley has helped clinch a win for her Cabramatta side in today’s finals of the Women’s State Pennant championships. Cabramatta stormed home to beat Blakehurst five nil in today’s final round at West Tamworth, finishing ahead of Wiseman Park and Neutral Bay.

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