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Benji and Robbie show now Reynolds has gone for the season

Benji and Robbie show now Reynolds has gone for the season

Just when their fans thought it was safe to dream Wests can still make the finals in 2018, marquee player Josh Reynolds is ruled out for the season. The former Bulldogs utility will have surgery on his troublesome shoulder in a bid to be ready to go in 2019. Fortunately the club had the foresight to bring back another half decent, if ageing, five eighth, who goes by the name Benji Marshall. The 2005 club premiership legend has also missed a few games through injury, but returned last week just in time to play alongside another prodigal son, Robbie Farah…. Read more »

Coach hails defence – and youth – as depleted Eagles overcome Belrose

Coach hails defence – and youth – as depleted Eagles overcome Belrose

The East Campbelltown Eagles victory over Belrose Eagles was not as easy as the 26-4 scoreline suggests. A depleted Eagles team – they fielded no fewer than eight under 20s players – had to do a mountain of defensive work to stop the visitors from causing an upset. Coach Richard Barnes singled out the massive defensive effort as they key to victory and the two premiership points, which keep the Eagles on top of the Sydney Shield ladder. “Defence wins games and the guys played for each other,’’ Barnes said after the game. “I can’t compliment our guys enough for… Read more »

Picton Magpies edge Camden Rams in Victoria Park thriller

Picton Magpies edge Camden Rams in Victoria Park thriller

Picton have maintained their position at the top of the Group 6 Rugby League ladder following a thrilling 20-14 win over Camden. The other matches saw the Lions come from behind to defeat Campbelltown City 36-34 at Mittagong Sportsground, while The Oaks Tigers defeated Narellan Jets 46-10 at Dudley Chesham Oval. After 13 rounds Picton are first on 22 points, followed by The Oaks on 20, with Thirlmere third on 18 points. Camden (17 points) and Mittagong (16) make up the top five. Campbelltown City and Narellan (12) are four points away, while Moss Vale are running last with 9… Read more »

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David Baker on route to victory in the NSW All Schools 5000m championship.

Scholarship reward for rising star of the track

Narellan Vale teenager David Baker is one of the region’s brightest athletics stars. A member of Camden athletics club, Baker has been rewarded for his excellent performances with a scholarship at the South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS), through its Wests Future Stars program. Baker is the current NSWRead more »

Camden Rams defeated Thirlmere Roosters 32-12

Camden Rams charge into title contention

Camden continued their charge up the ladder following a well constructed 32-12 win over Thirlmere on Sunday afternoon, reports MIKE SHEAN, of Macarthur Sports Radio: The Rams sit in fifth spot after the completion of round 11 and are well placed for a tilt at silverware in the pointy endRead more »

Picton Magpies prevailed against Thirlmere Roosters 36-8

Magpies on top after shutting out Roosters

Picton have returned to the top of the Group 6 Rugby League ladder, following a hard fought 36-8 win over Thirlmere on Sunday afternoon, reports MIKE SHEAN, of Macarthur Sports Radio. A tough and physical match, it was played between the 20m lines for most of the 80 minutes. MichaelRead more »

Belinda Vakarewa has taken out the Elite Sportsperson of the Year honour at this year’s Wests Sports Council annual awards

Wests Sports Council honours for local stars on the rise

To say that Belinda Vakarewa has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the pathways of cricket would be an understatement. The winner of this year’s Elite Sportsperson of the Year honour at the Wests Sports Council awards, Vakarewa went from playing for the Magpies Cricket Club to bowling for the SouthernRead more »

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