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Thoroughbreds retain Johnnie Lawler Shield

Bengalla Hunter Valley Group 21 Rugby League defending premiers Scone Thoroughbreds retained the prestigious Johnnie Lawler Shield from neighbouring Aberdeen Tigers at McKinnon Oval on Thursday night. The visitors dominated proceedings from the...

Cessnock’s Billy Gilbert sets up Rebels’ Tri Series victory

The Newcastle Rebels took out the 2021 Tri Series Steel City Challenge with a comfortable 36-4 victory over the Illawarra Steelers at Collegians Sporting Complex on Sunday. Despite some late changes to the...

Rebels’ juniors hold on for gutsy win

The Newcastle Rebels held off a late comeback from the Illawarra Steelers to secure a 26-22 victory in the Tri Series under-20 Steel City Challenge on Sunday. Western Suburbs Rosellas winger Pat Achurch...

Tszyucastle a happy hunting ground for Tim, Kostya

No Tszyu has ever lost a fight in the Hunter – and young gun Tim is hoping it stays that way when he faces Michael Zerafa at the Tszyucastle Entertainment Centre on...

Watts good for the Real NRL is ideal for the Rebels

While he might be a new face to the Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League (Real NRL) faithful, Rebels mentor Aaron Watts is no stranger to the rigours of coaching in the elite ranks. He’s...

Junior production line boosting Butcher Boys

There’s something building nicely at the Central Newcastle Butcher Boys. And, it has a lot to do with the Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League club’s junior production line, which is starting to reap the...

Roller derby’s much-anticipated return to Newcastle

As Dorothy once stated, “there’s no place like home”. And, with that famous movie line in mind, one of the most popular sports in the region will make its much-anticipated return to the...

GALLERY: Butcher Boys all smiles after seven rounds

A new contender has emerged in the race for the Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League (Real NRL) crown in 2021. While many experts predicted last year’s champions Cessnock Goannas and 2020 President’s Cup titleholders...

Greyhounds put bite on defending premiers

The Singleton Greyhounds made it two from two in the 2021 Bengalla Hunter Valley Group 21 Rugby League competition at the weekend. On a big day for the club at Pirtek Park, the...

Rhiannan Iffland sets world-first dive from hot air balloon

Novocastrian Rhiannan Iffland continues to take the plunge into new adventures. The renowned Red Bull athlete recently conquered a world-first dive from a moving hot air balloon into the stunning waterways of the...

Butcher Boys slice up Scorpions in Real NRL

The Central Newcastle Butcher Boys secured top spot on the Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League (Real NRL) ladder following a gripping 24-18 victory over the Macquarie Scorpions at Lyall Peacock Oval on Sunday. In...

Tim set to enter Tszyucastle Entertainment Centre

Tim Tszyu loves Newcastle – and it seems the former steel city feels the same way about the boxing super welterweight champion. Tickets for his long-awaited bout with Michael Zerafa, to take place...

Newcastle football legend to kick off life-changing youth program

Newcastle and the Hunter’s most famous footballing son, turned entrepreneur, will be guest speaker at Compass Housing’s inaugural fundraising luncheon for its Grow A Star youth mentoring and scholarship program. Former Australian star...

Northstars Brave in opening game loss

The Newcastle Northstars hosted their first game of the 2021 ice hockey season on Sunday night, going down 8-4 against the CBR Brave in their McCormack Cup encounter. First to score, the Canberra...

Knights’ women’s tackle side wins 2021 Country Championships

Following a lot of “blood, sweat and tears” the past few months, the Newcastle Hunter Region Knights women’s tackle side are the 2021 Country Champions. The Russell Grigg-coached outfit put defending titleholders Riverina...

An ice way to start Northstars season

The Newcastle Northstars will welcome the “old with the new” when they prepare to face-off with long-time rivals CBR Brave in the opening round of the 2021 McCormack Cup this weekend. Experienced campaigner...

Women’s tackle side leading Knights’ charge

The Newcastle Hunter Region Knights women’s tackle team is set to embrace the “underdogs” tag when it faces Riverina in the grand final of the 2021 Country Championships this weekend. In a major...

Lawrence joins elite club at Souths

When Jake Lawrence runs onto the field for the South Newcastle Lions against Lakes United Seagulls this weekend, he’ll be joining an elite club with the Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League (Real NRL)...

Poolman counting on a Giants effort

The GWS Giants started their 2021 Suncorp Super Netball season with an impressive victory – and their Novocastrian trump card Sam Poolman is calling on her team mates to maintain that momentum. Despite...

Group 21 kicks off again after lengthy break

After being starved of rugby league for the past 18 months, Bengalla Hunter Valley Group 21 returned with a vengeance at the weekend. But, the COVID-19 hiatus also came at a cost, with...

Hall confident of strong Rebels showing

Newcastle Rebels junior coach Adam Hall is under no illusions as to what his squad will face when it tackles the upcoming 2021 Tri Series. The Newcastle Rugby League (Real NRL) under-20 representative...
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