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KEREVI GETS THE NOD OVER RODDA TO CAPTAIN REDS IN 2019

Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi will captain the Queensland Reds in the upcoming Super Rugby season, after being given the nod over Evans Head’s Izack Rodda. Rodda was considered a chance to captain the Brisbane-based side, following several impressive performances last year, including in the green and gold. Now into his third season with the Reds – the 22 year old signed a contract extension last year, which will see him remain in Queensland till the end of 20-20. Meanwhile, Wallabies veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper has signed a one-year deal with the Waratahs. The 34-year-old is hoping a return to Super Rugby will lead to selection for Australia’s World Cup campaign later this year. Ashley-Cooper will add to his 61 caps for the Waratahs. (VISION ONLY)

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LUCKY ESCAPE AS TINNY FLIPS CROSSING EVANS HEAD BAR

A morning fishing trip took a nasty turn for three people on the state’s north coast this morning. The trio were crossing the Evans Head bar in a tinny at around 7:30, when the vessel flipped. They were plucked from the water by local surf lifesavers using an Inflatable Rescue Boat. One man was checked over by paramedics at the scene, however didn’t require hospital treatment. The other two were uninjured. GOT PHOTOS OF VIDEO OF THE RESCUE? SEND THEM IN VIA OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR EMAIL NEWS@NBNTV.COM.AU 

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EX MILITARY AIRCRAFT TO CALL EVANS HEAD HOME

An ex-military aircraft has taken to the sky for the final time in the state’s Northern Rivers. The P-3-C Orion is a former anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft, developed in the 1960s. “Most civilian people would be familiar with the search for MH370 and also for those who remember the round the world ocean race with Tony Bullimore, it was actually a Orion that first located him and direct HMAS Adelaide to his rescue.” Among the aviation enthusiasts who came to see its final flight was former pilot James Morris. He flew more than 250-hours from the cockpit of this kind of aircraft during his 35 years of service. (VISION ONLY)  

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