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Friday, February 26, 2021

Category: Sport

Tigers roaming Greater Northern rep sides

Amy Barraclough is a Tiger through and through. The Uralla Tiger is also the captain of the Greater Northern Tigers women’s side and leads them into a Country Championships campaign against the Newcastle...

Tigers cub primed to pounce once more

Tigers Lincon Smith and Daniel Hoogerwerf offer contrasting mindsets as they prepare for this weekend’s important opening Country Championships match against Newcastle in Cessnock. Smith, 22, is a young gun who was an...

Mother Nature intervenes again

The Cessnock District Cricket Association was yet again affected by rain at the weekend, with just the one second grade match starting at Allandale. This was a top-of-the-table clash between the Wine Country...

Losing dressing shed far from gloomy

The Greater Northern Tigers under-16s slumped to their third successive loss in the Andrew Johns Cup at Armidale Rugby League Park but the atmosphere in the dressing shed was far from forlorn...

Gutsy Goannas hold their own against Knights

Home-grown talents Brayden Musgrove and Brodie Jones enjoyed successful returns to Cessnock, with the Newcastle Knights holding out a spirited Goannas outfit 20-4 at the Cessnock Sports Ground. Played as the concluding event...

Rain washes Junior State Cup hopes away

Months and months of preparation, and meticulous planning, were washed away in one foul swoop at the weekend. Following more than 100mm of rain, in one downpour alone, organisers of the 2021 NSW...

Singleton young gun Reid fires for Tigers

The Greater Northern Tigers junior sides had contrasting results in round three of the Country Championships, against the Northern Rivers Titans, at Armidale Rugby League Park on Saturday. While the Brett Jarrett-coached under-16s...

Hamilton Hawks elect first female club president

The Hamilton Hawks Rugby Club has nominated a female president for the first time in the club's 55-year history.   Lesa Mason took over from Brett Sutherland, who had been in the role for 12 season, in early December. Under Sutherland’s...

Junior Tigers ready to bite back

The Greater Northern Tigers junior sides continued their Country Championships seasons with a vital training session at Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School on Friday evening. The under-16s and under-18s play third round matches...

Johns jovial about ‘homecoming’

It’s not everyday a Johns returns to Cessnock. It is the name which perhaps rocketed the small town into the national psyche, with Andrew and Matthew Johns growing up in the coalfields prior...

Young Lions future of Real NRL club

Matt Shipway has a good eye for spotting young rugby league talent. So, when the premiership-winning mentor, who enjoyed success at the Port Macquarie Sharks and contested two World Cup campaigns with the...

Knights’ legend’s son gets opportunity to shine

The Greater Northern Tigers under-16s and under-18s go into third round Country Championships matches with slightly different squads. The Tigers tackle the North River Titans in the Andrew Johns Cup and Laurie Daley...

Real NRL in a league of its own: Harris

Newcastle Rugby League CEO Matt Harris has his fingers crossed 2021 goes a lot smoother than the past 12 months. Like most sports throughout the world, the code was impacted by the COVID-19...

Knights legend Paul Harragon ‘surprised and thrilled’ by club’s gesture

Paul Harragon is a name etched in Newcastle folklore.The Knights legend captained his club, state, and country during his playing career, an on-field gladiator who goes down as an example for all...

Jones, Musgrove facing former Cessnock team-mates

Local juniors Brodie Jones and Brayden Musgrove will face their former team-mates when the Newcastle Knights tackle the Goannas in a trial at the Cessnock Sports Ground this weekend. The pair has fond...

Triple M bringing Jim Callinan ‘home’ in 2021

Long-time Novocastrian Jim Callinan will return to the Newcastle airwaves in 2021. From humble beginnings in the Hunter Valley to years on the screens across NBN, Fox Sports and Sky News, the award-winning...

Weekend cricket, Memorial Shield clash washed out

Week 16 of the Cessnock District Cricket Association competition was once again affected by rain, with no matches starting due to the constant falls of last Saturday morning and afternoon. Unfortunately, the Becky...

Lions’ apprentice now the ringmaster

Matt Kennedy’s served his apprenticeship. Now, the South Newcastle Lions mentor is ready to step into his first year as the senior team’s full-time coach in 2021. However, he’s no stranger to pressure. Kennedy made...

Souths’ ‘Godfather’ keen to see Lions roar again

After almost two decades in the role at South Newcastle, you’d think president Terry Davies would have witnessed it all in Newcastle Rugby League. Known as “The Godfather” throughout the organisation, and local...

Paratriathlon breaks athletes’ COVID drought

Local athlete Lauren Parker will enter this weekend’s third City of Newcastle Paratriathlon as the hot favourite in her classification. The current world champion in the PTW1 category, who has already qualified for...

Newcastle hands out rugby league lesson

The Greater Northern Tigers senior men’s and women’s teams may have lost their trials against the Newcastle Maitland Region Knights in Dudley at the weekend but both coaches believe they have handy...