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TOBY PRICE SIXTH OVERALL AT DAKAR RALLY

A mixed day for the Hunter’s Toby Price on stage four of the Dakar rally. Following a group start on the beach in Peru, Price lost ground on the bike division leaders in the 100-kilometre stretch through the dunes. But when his five minute penalty from stage three was rescinded by officials, he moved up to sixth overall. The man everyone was chasing, defending champion Sam Sunderland, crashed out… and needed to be evacuated by helicopter because of a back injury.

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MIXED DAY FOR TOBY PRICE AT DAKAR RALLY

A missed opportunity for the Hunter’s Toby Price at the Dakar rally. He finished the latest stage in third, before being handed a five-minute penalty, relegating him to 11th. Price is now ninth overall, 13 minutes off the leader, Englishman Sam Sunderland. It was a day of drama – Catalonian driver Nani Roma suffered head injuries in a nasty rollover.

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DISAPPOINTMENT FOR CORRINE HAMMOND AT THE WORLD CHAMPS

Major disappointment for Corrine Hammond, with the Hunter darts player knocked out of the World Championship in the UK in round one by England’s Fallon Sherrock. The Australian dropped the first set, but then dominated the second to make it one-all. “Very good. Excellent darts from Corrine Hammond. She’s come back into this match and how.” But the 2017 runner-up couldn’t maintain the momentum. Hammond needed this to stay alive in the third. “Double 15. No. 24.” Sherrock made no mistake with her reply, as Hammond bowed out early.

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DAWSON HAS DATE WITH THE DUTCH

Matt Dawson has enjoyed a well earned break on the Central Coast following the Kookaburras brilliant Hockey World League Final win over Argentina. The 23 year-old returns to Perth on Friday for a four match series against the Dutch. (Image Courtesy FIH / World Sport Pics)  

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TROY SKILLIN WINS MAIDEN CATHO CLASSIC TITLE

Danielle Hancock from Nords Wharf has defended her women’s title at the 39th annual Catho Classic. Surfers from Swansea cleaned up in the junior divisions, thanks to Cooper Puttergill and Jordy Liackman. As the temperature soared, the six-man open men’s final got underway in small, clean conditions. Four-time champion Mick Spencer took to the air as he tried to win title number five, but he came up just short. Having won the Over 30s, 47-year-old Justin Lee once again defied his age, as he looked to claim an unprecedented eighth open crown. But they all struggled to catch Budgewoi’s Troy Skillin. He waited until midway through the decider to catch his opening wave, but he made it count, going on to win the classic for the first time.

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