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Newcastle City well-placed at State Cup


Newcastle City is well-placed to launch an assault on the prestigious 2020 NSW Touch State Cup at Port Macquarie this weekend.

The local association has hit the Regional Sports Stadium and Tuffins Lane fields in 10 divisions – men’s and women’s open, 20 men’s and women’s, 30 women’s, senior mixed, 40 men’s and women’s, 50 men’s and 60 men’s.

Following day one action on Friday 4 December, the Knights’ women’s open, senior mixed, 40 men’s and 60 men’s teams remain unbeaten in the biggest representative tournament of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

And, the other Newcastle City sides are causing a headache or two in their respective competitions.

In the women’s open, the Knights defeated the Central Coast Dolphins (3-2) and Deakin Thunder (2-0) early, before drawing 4-all with the Wests Tigers.

The senior mixed outfit bagged three consecutive victories, accounting for Gunnedah (7-1), Wollongong Devils (5-1) and Penrith Panthers (8-4).

Newcastle City’s 40 men’s knocked over the Maitland Rebels 4-3 in a thriller, shared the spoils with the Penrith Panthers 4-all and bounced back to upset the Balmain Tigers 4-0.

The 60 men’s put the Manly Sea Eagles to the sword 4-1 and prevailed against the Ballina Bull Sharks 2-0.

Matches continue tomorrow (Saturday 5 December) and Sunday 6 December.

Newcastle City’s day one results:

Women’s open – def Central Coast Dolphins 3-2, def Deakin Thunder 2-0, drew Wests Tigers 4-all, bye

Men’s open – lost Doyalson Dragons 4-8, drew Wollongong Devils 4-all, lost Canterbury Bulldogs 2-5

20 women’s – lost Orange Thunder 1-6, lost Macksville Falcons 1-8, def Balmain Tigers 1-0

20 men’s – def Penrith Panthers 4-3, bye, lost Parramatta Eels 1-2

30 women’s – lost Coffs Harbour 1-4, drew Central Coast Dolphins 1-all, lost Manly Sea Eagles 0-6

Senior mixed – def Gunnedah 7-1, def Wollongong Devils 5-1, def Penrith Panthers 8-4

40 women’s – def Macksville Falcons 3-2, bye, lost Canberra City Magic 0-4

40 men’s – def Maitland Redbacks 4-3, drew Penrith Panthers 4-all, def Balmain Tigers 4-0

50 men’s – lost Nelson Bay Neptunes 4-5, drew Wests Magpies 1-all

60 men’s – def Manly Sea Eagles 4-1, def Ballina Bull Sharks 2-0

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