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Coach will be hoping these old stagers can keep going for a long, long time

Coach will be hoping these old stagers can keep going for a long, long time

Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah were in tremendous form against Manly on the weekend. They were brilliant last week, but the question is: how long can old stagers like Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah keep it up this season. As far as new coach Michael Maguire is concerned the two ageless warriors can step up next year and maybe much longer than that if they play like that every week. Farah in particular turned back the clock to score two tries in the team’s round one 20-6 defeat of Manly at Leichhardt Oval. It’s no surprise then that the coach… Read more »

Eagles shut out Rams to start defence of their title

Eagles shut out Rams to start defence of their title

East Campbelltown Eagles have started the defence of their NSWRL Sydney Shield premiership with a solid 30-22 win against last year’s finalists Moorebank Rams at Hammondville Oval on Saturday. The Eagles opened the scoring in the 13th minute when fullback Shannon Gallant touched down from a kick by Sean Connor, who converted the try to give the premiers a 6-0 lead. The young Moorebank side responded with a converted try to level the scores, and despite the heavy conditions produced by the big wet on the weekend, the two teams continued to trade tries. The Eagles were the next to… Read more »

Ghosts win title in toughest women’s competition in the world

Ghosts win title in toughest women’s competition in the world

We’re number one: Ghosts star Lauren Cheatle and captain Hannah Trethewy celebrate their premiership win on Sunday. It’s been a long time between drinks, but they’ve finally done it! The Campbelltown Camden District cricket club first grade women’s team have won this year’s Cricket NSW premiership – the toughest women’s cricket competition in the world. It means there’s a 31 year gap with the last time the Ghosts women claimed this premiership, in the 1987-88 season. And while they claimed the prestigious title without a ball being bowled in anger in the final against Gordon because of inclement weather, there’s… Read more »

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Eagles tribute to Ben Stevens

The East Campbelltown Eagles will this Sunday, August 3 pay tribute to former player and popular local, the late Ben Stevens, pictured. The Eagles will play Mounties for the Benny Stevens Cup and raise money for local youth mental health foundation, Headspace. East Campbelltown secretary Tammy Draper said:  “Benny wasRead more »

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The Western Sydney Wanderers will be without defender Matthew Spiranovic for up to 10 weeks due to an ankle injury. Spiranovic will go into surgery on Monday, July 28  and will miss the majority of the Wanderers pre-season including its crucial AFC Champions League Quarter Final matches.  Read more »

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It’s Benji versus Robbie on Sunday

Predictably all the talk so far about Sunday’s NRL clash between Wests Tigers and St George Illawarra has centred on the face off between the old bull, Benji Marshall, and the young gun who took his spot, Luke Brooks. For Benji maybe this match is one he has been dreadingRead more »

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Boys in blue to also rise for Alex McKinnon

The NSW Police Force is getting behind the Rise For Alex Round this weekend with the Police Commissioner encouraging all officers to show support for injured rugby league player Alex McKinnon (pictured). NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the police force is steeped in rugby league tradition with many officersRead more »

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New coach takes reins at Wanderers women’s team

The Wanderers’ women’s league team will have a new coach in the new season, Norm Boardman. His appointment was announced earlier today, July 17. Having worked with the squad as assistant coach in the 2013/14 season, Boardman’s familiarity of the club and players will merge well with his wealth ofRead more »

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