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Standard Sport Stories for Tamworth and surrounding area.

TEENAGE STATE OF ORIGIN

Still on league and three Tamworth players are preparing for their own state of origin, when the New South Wales under 18’s Country side takes on Queensland Country this weekend. The teenage Blues will be defending last year’s win, and are hoping to farewell their retiring coach on a high note.

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LEAROYD-LAHRS TO MAKE ORIGIN DEBUT

After the odd false start to his career with injury and a change in club, Tamworth’s Tom Learoyd-Lahrs isn’t just realising his potential, he’s now living out a boyhood dream. Now based in Canberra, the former Farrer High School student was still coming to terms with his State selection today.

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SHOWJUMP SUCCESS

Sydney rider, Georgie Harvey has been named young show jumper of the year at the 2nd annual Gunnedah Show jumping Festival. The three day event attracted 170 riders from across the eastern seaboard – more than double last year’s registrations.

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WEE WAA SLAY WEST LIONS

Celebrations are ripe in Wee Waa tonight with the Panthers defeating Group 4 rugby league heavy weights, West Lions this afternoon. Fullback Brenton Cochrane starred for the Panthers in their 45 to 38 point win. The Lions’ loss means they now share top spot on the points table with the Bears, who cruised to victory over Gunnedah, 50 points to 32. Moree remain in the hunt for a finals berth with a 22 point win over Coonabarabran.

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PIRATES PUNISH BLUE BOARS

The Narrabri Blue boars have slipped from top spot on the Central North rugby union points table, kept tryless by the Pirates in the clash of titans. The Magpies suffered their second straight loss, going down to the reigning premiers.

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INVERELL ATHLETES PREPARES FOR 10KM RUN

Inverell athlete, Hugh Williams, will take on elite international runners at the Gold Coast’s Airport Marathon event this weekend. The 17-year-old will contest the 10 kilometre race on Sunday, where $1,000 prize money is up for grabs. The Macintyre high school student has had an impressive 12 months, winning last year’s hotly contested Tamworth Ten fun run. He has just returned from the New South Wales Road Racing Championships in Sydney, where he collected first in his age group.

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