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NEWCASTLE’S JOHNSON-HOLMES SCORES FOR AUSTRALIA

Australia has snatched a dramatic victory in its opening pool game at the Under-20 Rugby World Championship, beating Wales in the final two minutes. A Newcastle teenager gave the Aussies a 17-14 lead with 20 to play. “And would you believe it? It’s the replacement, Harry Johnson-Holmes, the prop, who gets the try.” Wales slotted a drop goal to tie things up, but Izaia Perese then stole the win for Australia.

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REJECTED JET FINDS NEW HOME WITH RIVALS

Former Jets midfielder Andrew Hoole has completed a move to rivals, the Mariners. The 23-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Central Coast after his contract was not renewed by incoming Newcastle coach, Ernie Merrick. Hoole, a Newcastle local, has made 76 appearances for the Jets.      

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DODT SETTLES FOR SIXTH AT THE BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Overnight leader Andrew Dodt shot a final round 73 to finish in a tie for sixth at the $9-million BMW PGA Championship in England. A double bogey on the par-three 14th cruelled the Newcastle golfer’s chances… but this birdie on 17 restored some confidence. “Crowd murmer. Hello. Hello. Ayyy. Beautifully done from the Aussie.” The 31-year-old missed an eagle putt on 18, but a birdie still helped him earn more than $280,000.

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