Resounding cheers for Wallamba Bulls

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FORSTER-Tuncurry Dolphins celebrated minor premiership success in the Lower Mid North Coast rugby union competition with a training canter, but it was the Wallamba Bulls of Nabiac who won the resounding cheers.
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Inspired by a slashing four-try performance by fullback Chris Tout, the Bulls’ forwards fought hammer and tongs with their Gloucester rivals to win possession for their enterprising backs to run in eight tries to the Cockies’ three for a 44-21 victory at Nabiac Showground.

For the Dolphins the first major accomplishment of the winter came as an anti-climax with the decision of the Myall Coast Mud Crabs to forfeit the game at Tuncurry after losing three front row forwards to injury in the week, preventing them fielding a safe, hardened scrummaging pack.

With only two rounds remaining before the play-offs, Myall Coast’s second forfeit has endangered their fourth position on the competition table and a semi-final berth. They have 19 points, one point ahead of Gloucester. A third forfeit will lead to their elimination from the competition.

In hooker Mick Wooster, props Mitch Meredith and Andrew Pollock and locks Tim Threadgate and Lukas Dellsperger, Gloucester have as formidable a scrummaging unit as any in the competition, but it was Wallamba’s tenacious hooker James Watt who stole their thunder with an early strike against the feed. Gloucester would exact revenge.

Whereas the forward struggle was absorbingly even combat, Gloucester’s back line found no way to halt fullback Tout’s rampaging runs through midfield, for all the strong tackling of outside-centre Mark Gurusinga.

Wallamba’s jubilation after the game was understandable. They have developed remarkably this year under the coaching of Lee Sullivan and Jim Wilson.

Rarely recognised players such as mobile flanker, Bodie Vidler, working tirelessly after a three-week knee injury, strong-tackling outside-centre Tom Jenkins, constructive five-eighth James Dinnan, lock Aaron Griffis and lineout-winner Daniel Barber, are blending splendidly with stalwarts such as Dan Hessing and Saul Clough.

Chris Tout scored four tries for Wallamba in the clash against Gloucester at Nabiac.

There are two things which will stop the Dolphins from claiming their fourth successive premiership next month – complacency and 25-year-old Chris Tout.

Any observer with one eye could understand why Sydney and Brisbane rugby league clubs attempted to win Tout’s signature with rich contract offers as a younger player. But Tout stayed at home. “You can take the boy out of the bush, but you can’t take the bush.”

Gloucester were best served by their exciting young five-eighth Ryan Yates who displayed pace and penetration for two superb tries, his first a 90-metre dash in beating defenders down the left wing.

It has been a difficult season with rain disruptions, game postponements and a plague of injuries, but just five weeks remain before the grand final on August 27. Surely Myall Coast, the 2012 premiers, can summon the strength to finish with credibility.

Wallamba44 (C Tout 4 tries J Dinnan D Hessing J Watt D Russell tries; S Curnow 2 goals) beat Gloucester21 (R Yates 2 tries M Wooster try, 3 goals).ManningRiver76 beat Oold Bar0; Forster-Tuncurrybeat MYALL COAST by forfeit.

Next Saturday’s 14th round: Gloucester v Myall Coast at Gloucester; Manning River v Forster-Tuncurry at Taree Rugby Park; Wallamba v Old Bar at Nabiac.

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Backgrounding key to carcase success

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Top job: Chris and Marianne Wyllie, Gympie, took home a swag of prizes at the Gympie Carcase Classic including the award for the highest dressing percentage with 61.2 per cent.The 2016 Gympie Carcase Classic attracted large numbers of competitors from notable beef producing areas with organisers deeming it the most successful event in years.
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For the first time competition cattle were backgrounded for about 49days prior to feedlot entry and Goldmix Stockfeeds’ Jo Offord said the difference in results from start to finish was outstanding.

“We had big problems with Bovine Respiratory Disease last year from the word go and we can now clearly link that to the cattle coming straight off mum,” he said.

“If you’regoing to put cattle in a feedlot straight off a cow that has been producing good milkit will take that beast roughly four weeks just to turn around and adjust to the grain.

“The rumen is familiar with the proteinin the cow’s milkand throughbackgrounding we can alter the rumenof that beast at a lesser extremeso when cattle enter the feedlot they start on grain much better.”

Mr Offord said last year’s issues with sickness were linked to stress, exacerbated when enforcing a swift transition from the cow herd onto grain.

“In comparison to last year the cattle ate 4.6 tonnes plus a bale of hay per day in the first three days without background and averaged 7kg weight gain in that time,” he said.

“Essentially they’d been trucked, some for long distances, andcurfewed for their induction weight so the first thing they wanted to do when they entered the feedlot was gorge themselves.

“This type of system causes rumen bacteria problems that take 12 hours to break down and four weeks to rebalance but we eliminated that problem immediately this year by backgrounding.”

This year’s competition cattle were fed at Narelle and Noel Cheshire’s Windera Glen Feedlot at Windera, via Murgon.

Cattle were inducted and weighed before receiving a seven week backgrounding period on a good grass paddock prior to starting on the feedlot ration.

With an average weight of 319kg at the commencement of feeding, cattle began on astarter ration of 13.5 per cent protein and 10.5 megajoulesof energy. The ration is also 15 per cent fibre to help keep the rumen moving after thegrass diet, as well as 2.5 per cent fat, calcium and phosphate.The starter ration was fed for 14 days to ensure cattle started properly.

At half way cattle averaged 403kg with an average daily gain of 1.78kg, compared to the 2015 results where cattle averaged 380kg at half way gaining 1.5kg on average daily.

At the conclusion of 86 days on feed the 2016 carcase competition cattle weighed 451kg.

Carcase competition overseeing judge Barry McIntyre said the 2016 event produced the best cattle in terms of even fat cover he had seen.

“This was the first year since I’ve been judging that everything covered. Most of the cattle had fivemillimetresand only five or six head didn’t have more than three millimetres,” he said.

“The weight gain from the feedlot was fantastic- the backgrounding obviously played a significant part as well as having good weather mild weather conditions.

“Thecattle were noticeablyquieter to handle than in previous years and that goes a long way towards better yields.”

Having worked at Nolan Meats, Gympie, for 19 years,Mr McIntyre’s current role asboning room team leader lends him great credibility injudgingthe Gympie competition- a task he has undertaken for the last three years.

Mr McIntyre said it was becoming more common to see high muscle measurements of more than 100 square centimetres in the competition.

“An increase in better yielding carcases is a good thing generally but ithelps us in the boning room a great deal and the team behind the scenes have done a great job.”

Results:Most suitable carcase for the domestic market- Thompson familyThe Charlie Cotter allrounder- Pratt familyMost suitable carcase for the domestic market (heifer)- Pratt familyMost profitable animal- Zerner familyBest aggregate of carcases- Pratt familyHighest WAM score- Wyllie familyThe Dylan Dalton cattleman’s choice- Minnamurra Pastoral Co.Most successful first time exhibitor- Rosa Cattle Co.Highest dressing percentage- Wyllie familyEncouragement award- A Templeton & SonHighest index score- Minnamurra Pastoral Co.Best weight gain in feedlot- Zerner familyBest weight gain at backgrounding- Rosa Cattle Co.Carcase with largest eye muscle area- Pratt familyThis story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Students face up to The Enemy Within

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Shirley-May Swan, Joe Williams, Zanah Rose, Ty Glendenning and Kimalee McInnis.Opening with words from his suicide note to his children, former NRL player and professional boxer Joe Williams held nothing back when he shared his story withMoree Secondary College students in The Enemy Within workshop on Thursday.
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“It can be impacting, knowing the subject we talk about,” Joe said. Raw and real, Joe shared the daily struggle that led him to the brink, and the great resilience and small steps that brought him back to a healthy place.

“I’m still alive and I’m lucky to be alive. When I realised that I’ve got a second chance, I made a promise to myself to make a positive impact.”

Teacher John O’Connor said the students were transfixed by Joe’s honesty, the quietest he could remember seeing them.“It’s certainly engaged them into the moment,” he said.

“This is real, this person’s been there.” John said it meant a lot for students to see how Joe had come back from his darkest days.

Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Joe said he had struggled with suicidal thoughts and depressive moods almost every day of his life. Dealing with extreme emotional highs and lows, Joe said,“can be a moment by moment thing, sometimes”.

“It wasn’t spoken about for a couple of years, people are taken aback by it,” he admitted.Joe wanted the students to know that mental illness didn’t need to hold them back, and was proud to keep achieving at a high level despite the daily struggle.

Through his years of mental anguish, Joe was able to play NRL for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs. He became a professionalboxer in 2009,is a two timeWBF World Jnr Welterweight champion and recently won the WBC Asia Continental Title.

“You can succeed in whatever you want to do if you are struggling,” Joe said. He said the diagnosis gave him some relief, butexplained that bipolar disorder didn’t define him, and neither did his professional sporting career.

“I’m like every other single person out there in the community that goes to work and has my bills to pay.”

Joe taught students how to recognise the signs of mental illness in themselves and others, and shared a number of practical tips for those struggling to get through each day. He talked about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity, and led students through maintaining healthy communication with others.

He told students that dealing with mental illness was no different to physical illnesses – there’s no shame in going to a doctorif you break your leg, likewise there should be no shame in seeking helpif you’re feeling overwhelmed.

He felt lucky to share his story everyday, andto know that he had a positive impact on others.

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Two men rescued from Figure Eight Pools in Royal National Park

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Tourists pose for photographs earlier in January at the Figure Eight Pools in the Royal National Park. Photo: Wolter PeetersTwo men were flown to safety after swimming in the notorious Figure Eight Pools in Sydney’s Royal National Park.
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Emergency services were called to the pools at the southern end of the park on Sunday night following reports that people were in trouble after the tide had risen.

The men, aged 28 and 29, were winched to safety by a NSW Ambulance Helicopter.

The 29-year-old was taken to Sutherland Hospital where he was treated for minor hypothermia and injuries.

The younger man was taken to Garie Beach car park where he was treated for minor hypothermia. He did not require hospital treatment.

Wollongong police, Police Rescue, State Emergency Services volunteers, paramedics and Surf LIfe Savers were all involved in the rescue.

The rescue comes one week after a 20-year-old man was flown from the pools after he was knocked over by a wave.

He suffered superficial injuries to his wrist, thigh and knee, and paramedics eventually decided to call an ambulance rescue helicopter.

In recent months, the picturesque pools have attracted thousands of sightseers, who have risked injury to snap social media photos along the rock shelf which becomes inundated at high tide.

In January, more than 100 people were visiting the pools when a powerful wave crashed over the rock shelf and swept sightseers off their feet.

Three women were flown to hospital for treatment while a number of others suffered cuts, grazes and bruising.

Police said people were reminded to check for weather conditions and tide times before heading to the pools.

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Bank of Melbourne sign calling homeless person ‘inconsiderate’ sparks outrage

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A sign posted outside a Bank of Melbourne branch in Footscray that called a rough sleeper “inconsiderate” has sparked outrage.
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The homeless person had been sheltering in the entrance of the bank, blocking access to the branch’s ATM, which led an employee at the bank to post the notice.

The sign read: “Due to an inconsiderate person using the foyer as a place to live and litter, we are having to close this part of the branch until further notice.”

A photo of the note was posted on the bank’s Facebook page by Gemma Carafella, who called the bank’s thinking “out of touch”.

“To think that the biggest victim in the scenario described in the sign is the bank demonstrates a fairly startling disconnect between your bank and the struggles of people who are experiencing disadvantage,” she wrote.

“You are out of touch.”

A representative for the bank apologised for the offending sign and said it would be taken down.

“We apologise for any offence taken as this was certainly not our intention,” the Facebook reply read. “We will be addressing this directly with the branch manager.”

One Facebook user said the bank’s response would determine whether they stayed with the Bank of Melbourne. “I know banks aren’t compassionate institutions, but this is too much,” they wrote.

Another wrote: “If you had the capacity to put yourself in another’s shoes, you’d realise that to the customers/business it is purely an inconvenience, but to the homeless it is quite literally a matter of life and death.”

But some were supportive of the sign. One Facebook user wrote: “How would all of you people appreciate someone sleeping and littering on your property, especially if it affected how you ran your business?”

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Same-sex marriage: Premier Andrews tells Turnbull Victorians against plebiscite

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Premier Daniel Andrews addresses the crowd at the Equal Love Rally in June. Photo: Chris HopkinsVictorians do not want “a harmful public vote” on gay marriage, Premier Daniel Andrews has claimed in a strongly worded letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calling for a free vote on equality.
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And Mr Andrews has not ruled out pursuing state-based reform if the federal parliament fails to act on marriage equality.

“We have a proud history in this state of changing the law, and trying to be the progressive capital of our nation and that is not going to change,” Mr Andrews told reporters on Monday morning.

Premier Andrews has written to Mr Turnbull “on behalf of” Victorians calling on him to stand up to those in the Coalition who do not represent a “fair and modern country”.

“This plebiscite will hurt people. It will legitimise a hateful debate which will subject LGBTI Australians to publicly-funded slurs and denigration, further alienating a proud community who have fought so hard against prejudice for so long,” Mr Andrews writes.

“In Victoria equality is not negotiable. On behalf of my state, I urge you to accept there is no need for a costly and divisive plebiscite and agree to produce a bipartisan Bill to amend the Marriage Act within the next 100 days.”

He called on the Prime Minister to grant a free vote to all MPs which would allow Mr Turnbull to stand up to those in his party “who do not represent a fair and modern country”. I wrote a letter to the PM, because his plebiscite on marriage equality will hurt people. pic.twitter南京夜网/yQp5XTdVxE— Daniel Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) July 24, 2016

In the letter, which was posted on the Premier’s social media pages on Monday morning, Mr Andrews outlines how Turnbull government MPs have said that they will vote against same-sex marriage regardless of the plebiscite result and how $160 million of taxpayers money will be wasted.

The Premier also took a swipe at Mr Turnbull for criticising the 1999 failed republic referendum.

“After a botched referendum in 1999, you accused a conservative prime minister of breaking the nation’s heart. If you fumble at this crucial moment, history will only remember you for the same thing.”

While moving to speak for all Victorians, Mr Andrews also added a personal touch by talking about the privilege he, and the Prime Minister, had of standing in front of friends and family at a wedding.

Merryn Tinkler, who has been with her partner Jenny Grinter for 25 years, also spoke alongside her 19-year-old son Matthew about the need for equality.

“It makes me want to cry that I can’t be recognised, that I’m not equal,” Ms Tinkler said.

In the past Mr Andrews has said politicians who say one thing before an election then do the opposite are punished by voters.

Challenged on Monday about whether he was encouraging Mr Turnbull to break an election pledge, Mr Andrews said the Prime Minister needed to listen to the weight of evidence against the plebiscite.

“We will see bigotry and prejudice like never before,” he said.

It is not the first time the premier has published letters on social media, sent to the PM, about non-state issues.

Earlier this year Mr Andrews wrote to Mr Turnbull asking him to let refugee children stay in Australia.

It is not the first time Mr Andrews has outlined his objection to the plebiscite. In March he told ABC TV’s Q&A that a plebiscite would cause a bitter debate in Australia and be “very divisive” and “spiteful”.

And a week before the federal poll the Premier addressed an equality rally in Melbourne attacking Mr Turnbull for allowing a “cowardly” plebiscite because he was too beholden to the right wing of his party.

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Dohne rams top at $20,000 during conference

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Buyers of the $20,000 top price ram Darren and Jodie O’Brien, O’Brien Dohnes, Kynacutta, SA, Richard Beggs, Nareeb Nareeb stud, Nareeb Nareeb, Vic, vendors Graham and Susan Coddington, Roseville Park Dohnes, Yeoval, NSW, and buyer Chris Clonan, Alfoxton Dohnes, Armidale, at the National Dohne Ram Sale. Photo: ContributedDohne rams sold to a top of $20,000 under the hammer and by private treaty during the inaugural Global Dohne Conference last week.
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The multi-vendor National Ram Sale was held as part of a gala function at Dubbo, NSW, on Friday, and drew 13 vendors offering 39 lots.

A total of 23 rams sold for a gross of $110,750 and average of $4815.

The top price ram at $20,000 came early in the sale as Lot 1 offered by Graham and Susan Coddington, Roseville Park Dohnes, Yeoval, NSW.

The May 2014 drop ram, sired by Roseville Park 140055, was bought by a syndicate comprised of Richard Beggs, Nareeb Nareeb Partnership, Nareeb Nareeb, Vic, Darren and Jodie O’Brien, O’Brien Dohnes, Kyancutta, SA, and Chris Clonan, Alfoxton, Armidale, NSW.

Vendor Graham Coddington described the ram as the best he had ever bred.

With a Dohne index value of 130.6, the ram had a post weaning weight ASBV of 1.5kg, post weaning eye muscle depth of 0.90mm, post weaning fat of 0.80, yearling clean fleece weight of 7.5kg, yearling fibre diameter of -1.10 and yearling diameter coefficient of variation, 0.20 per cent.

“His features are his bold crimping wool, length of body, frame, structure and his pedigree,’’ Mr Coddington said.

He said although the sale was tough in places it drew commercial support from all parts of Australia.

Purchaser Richard Beggs said the wool and overall purity of the ram appealed.

“One thing I’m really chasing in my Dohne’s is fat and he had excellent shape,’’ Mr Beggs said.

As Australian Dohne Breeders Association president, Mr Beggs said rams sold to stud and commercial producers in most states.

“There were a lot of quality rams and the stud rams sold well,’’ he said.

Garry Tretheway, BKB, South Africa, purchaser Jose M Gutierrez M., Chile, with vendor Greg Andrews, Hamilton Run Dohnes, Jamestown, SA, and the $20,000 ram. Photo: Contributed

Second top price was $10,000 paid for Lot 12 by Peter Conn, Kombyana Dohnes, Wellington, NSW for Lot 12 offered by Peter and Margot Hughes, Gullendah stud, Baldry, NSW.

Mr Hughes said a 50 per cent semen interest was retained in the 2013-drop 20.1 micron ram.

“He is a proven sire and we have two drops of lambs by him showing excellent promise, being well muscled and with good wools,’’ he said.

Among the volume buyers were Tom and Sophie Holt, Coonong Station, Urana, NSW, paying $7000 for a ram offered by Calga Dohnes, Coonamble, NSW, and $1000 for a ram from DD Dohnes, Moama, NSW.

John Nadin and Greg McCann, Macquarie Dohnes, Warrren, NSW, paid $5000 for a ram sold by DD Dohnes and $2500 for a March shorn ram from Ulooloo stud, Hallett, SA.

Macquarie stud also sold a semen share for $5000 in a 2015-drop ram to a syndicate of Chilean breeders and Lot 7 for $8000 to Stephen and Di Perry, “Wyndabyne’’, Warren.

During the conference, Greg Andrews and Nicole Luckraft, Hamilton Run Dohnes, Jamestown, SA, sold a ram privately for $20,000 to Jose M Gutierrez M. from Chanarcillo stud, Chile.

The March shorn, 2013-drop stud sire, Hamilton Run HR130004, had a double cross of Mountbatten on the dam side.

The ram has a weaning weight ASBV of 4.2kg, post weaning weight of 4kg, yearling weight of 3.8kg, post weaning fat of 0.2mm, post weaning eye muscle depth of 0.3mm, yearling clean fleece weight of 8.0kg and a Dohne index of 141.6.

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Kids happy as pigs in mud at Goodstart

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Playing in mud may not sound like an activity where children learn valuable skills.

But the pre-schoolers at Goodstart Tatton are preparing for school through the glorious medium ofmud.

Goodstart Tatton centre director Melanie Swan said the mud pit provided a place for children toexplore, create and discover though messy play.

“They engage in active play through hands on experiences and taking physical risks, they investigatecreative design and construction and use their imaginations through dramatic play with their peers.

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Goodstart“Individuality is encouraged, and children are given space to explore whatever grabs theirinterest, with educators always close by to extend their knowledge and thinking when theopportunity arises,” Ms Swan said.

“The children make friendships, solve problems, engage in discussions, take risks, tackle challenges,share resources, participate in group learning, ask questions and listen to others; all skills whichassist children in becoming socially and academically ready for school.”

BUILDING CONFIDENCE: Children get to learn, play and grow through Goodstart’s preschool program.

Ms Swan said the children learnt through their own spontaneous experiences as well as plannedactivities.

Mathematics skills are taught through measuring and counting, discussions andquestioning nurture literacy skills, and the children experiment by manipulating objects to seecause and effect, and exploring textures and forms.

Meanwhile, the preschoolers at Goodstart Wagga– Lake Albert Road are learning to giveback to their community through a local garden.

The centre established the garden in 2015 on a small plot of land leased from the church next doorand Wagga Bunnings donated all the plants to help get the project going.

Goodstart Wagga centre director Suzanne Wakefield said the children were involved ineverything from planting and maintenance, to harvesting and cooking with the ingredients at thecentre.

The local community and Goodstart family members are invited to participate as well, with familiesoften taking fresh fruit and vegetables home with them when they come to pick up their children.

Goodstart Early Learning’s preschool program is centred on play-based learning that combinesexciting and stimulating activities with the development of literature and language skills, basicmathematics concepts and exploring how things work.

Play-based learning allows children to explorenew ideas and test their skills, thinking and knowledge through trial and error.

It equips them with the skills needed to adapt to the school environment and their subsequent lifejourney.

The Goodstart preschool program puts a strong emphasis on building social and thinking skills,language and independence with the right mix of fun, structured learning and physical activity.

It is delivered by a degree-qualified teachers in a safe, nurturing environment where the child’sexperience is paramount.

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Roos get payback for stunning early defeat

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WHILE the Dubbo Kangaroos ran in 12 tries in Saturday’s 76-5 win over Mudgee at No.1 Oval, it was the team’s defence that drew praise from captain Filisone Pauta.
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Leader: Filisone Pauta was once again strong for Dubbo Kangaroos in their 76-5 win over Mudgee on Saturday. Photo: KATHRYN O’SULLIVAN

The Roos outclassed and outgunned their opponents, inflicting revenge for a shock loss at The Burrow earlier in the season.

“We spoke about what happened last time and we didn’t want that to happen again,” Pauta said.

“We did a lot of tings wrong that day, and a lot of things right today.

“We played our style of football and the points came. But only giving up one try to an intercept probably makes me happier.”

While his team was well beaten, it didn’t stop Mudgee skipper Adam Rayner from engaging in a heated discussion with referee Richard Madden after full-time before refusing to be interviewed.

Instead it was left to co-coach Neil McDonald to speak, and not surprisingly he heaped praise on the Roos.

“They were very good. I didn’t think we deserved to be beaten like that but well played to the Roos, they’re a big player in this competition,” McDonald said.

“We had a few issues with the referee but I’m not going to be drawn into saying anything about that.

“I think our boys were brave and tried hard right to the end, but they are a very, very good rugby side who will be hard to beat in the finals.”

The writing was on the wall early for Mudgee, as it took just one minute for the home side to cross for their first five-pointer of the afternoon.

Hat-trick hero Moa Kavaefiafi was on the end of kicks from Ted Bates and Pauta to open the scoring, and that try was followed by one to back-rower James Elliott seven minutes later as the hosts opened up an early 10-0 buffer.

The match turned into an arm-wrestle for the following 15 minutes before a Wade Richardson try opened the floodgates and Roos crossed twice more for a 31-0 half-time lead.

With the match won, the second half became show time as the Roos added a further seven tries, highlighted by a massive fend from a flying Shaun McHugh as he flew down the sideline and crossed in the 53rdminute.

Mudgee’s only points came when winger James Ford pounced on a loose pass to run 70m and score 10 minutes before full-time.

DUBBO KANGAROOS 76 (Moa Kavaefiafi 3, James Elliott, Wade Richardson, Jonny Mafiti, Ted Bates, Brad Pugh, Shaun McHugh, Anthony Golding, Filisone Pauta, Harley McAlister tries; Golding 8 convs) def MUDGEE WOMBATS 5 (James Ford try)This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.

Lazers seal second place with a win

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TEAMWORK: Ryley Hughes was strong in defence. A team effort meant Lazers were ahead 45 to 40 at half-time and 69 to 64 at the end of third.
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LITHGOW LAZERS put in their best team effort to defeat Wagga Wagga Heat 90 to88 in a close game, sealing second placein Pool Aof the Waratah Division 1 Men’s league. The first half saw Lazers’ Issac Mack bring his A Game, inspiring his team mates withsteals, fast breaks andgreat shooting.

Jaidyn Goodwin’s defence on Wagga’s import player (and the League’s highest scorer) Gage Day was outstanding,sustaininghimforthewholegame.Jaidynhadagreatgamescoringaswell.Lazers’captainAdamMarjoramledbyexample,withgreatthreepointshootingandstrongdefence.

The final quarter wasphysical, asWagga players usedtheir bodies to try and outmuscle thesmaller Lazers, howeverLazers took control.In the final minute Ryley Hughes was fouledand injured his wrist. He shot his freethrows in pain, creating a necessary eight point buffer, so evenwhen Waggamade two three point shots the game was Lithgow’s.Top scorers: Issac Mack 33, Jaidyn Goodwin 20, Adam Marjoram 17, Michael Cox 10; forWagga Gage Day 38.

The Lazers’coaching staffwere pleased with theteam’s effort. Theywill now preparefor the final series;from here on in Lazers will only progress if theywin.Lazersunderstand their quarter final gamewill be in Lithgow onAugust 6 against the second placed teamin Pool B.

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