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LAKES v RAYMOND TERRACE

In Newcastle Rugby League the battle for the most unwanted prize was fought out at Belmont with the wooden spoon now certain to head the way of Raymond Terrace. Lakes began the day with a four point margin over the cellar dwellers and with only two regular season rounds remaining, the Magpies won’t have time to lift themselves off the bottom. Lakes went on to win by 20.

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WHITE KNIGHT’S BIG CHANCE

Sharks coach Ricky Stuart may take some convincing but Knights forward Steve Simpson has been ruled out of tomorrow’s clash at Cronulla after that training mishap. So too Adam MacDougall with a quad muscle strain however five-eighth Chris Bailey is considered a starter. Following solid efforts against Penrith, forwards Mark Taufua and Matthew White will be asked to fill the void up front.

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HUNGRY FOR GOLD

Results have shown that World champion sailors, Nathan Outteridge and Ben Austin can handle pressure and there will be plenty of that at the Olympics. By their own admission, anything less than a medal will be considered a poor result but the Lake Macquarie pair is leaving nothing to chance.

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MARINERS READY FOR PRE SEASON

Just a few days out from the start of the A-League pre-season, the Mariners say they aren’t concerned about keeper Danny Vukovic’s latest run in with a referee. The goalie received a yellow card for dissent at the clubs under 23’s match yesterday but with star Mark Bosnich set to start training with the club, it’s the last thing on their minds.

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SIBLING RIVALRY

It hasn’t taken long for Tarak Elrich to get over the disappointment of missing a spot for the Olympic team for Beijing. Now available full-time for the Jets as they prepare for their title defence, Elrich has already pencilled in the first game which will be a real family affair.

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SMITH STILL HOPEFUL

Jilliby off road rider Damian Smith is confident of a strong finish in this year’s Australian Off Road Championships, despite a disappointing weekend on the track. Sitting 10th overall, Smith’s momentum was cut down by a serious bout of influenza.

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