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Big day’s play at the Bay

Big day’s play at the Bay Bombala playing rugby league against the Bay Tigers at the Bay on Sunday, May 29.
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Bombala playing rugby league against the Bay Tigers at the Bay on Sunday, May 29.

Bombala playing rugby league against the Bay Tigers at the Bay on Sunday, May 29.

Bombala playing rugby league against the Bay Tigers at the Bay on Sunday, May 29.

TweetFacebookHigh HeelersThe High Heelers were excited for a big game after the Bay forfeited to the High Heelers in Round 1.

There were early points scored by the High Heelers, setting the scene for the game by Tash Stewart (sponsored by Raw Strength Bombala) and converted by Kayley Keavey. With some great field position it wasn’t long before captain Patrice Clear was in for a try, converted by Keavey. The High Heelers side were still a tad light on, with some key players still out this week, which gave the rest of the girls the opportunity to experience more game time in some unfamiliar positions. The High Heelers rose to the challenge and set plays allowed Lucy Sellers (sponsored by Bendoc Park Poll Herefords) in for a try, as well as Kayley Keavey and Janine Jamieson (sponsored by Jamieson Bros Sawmill) out wide. The halftime score was a comfortable 24-0. The second half saw some quick play and some handy passing to put Kristy Nichols (sponsored by One Agency Bombala) over the line. Abbey Kimber showed some quick thinking to get on a loose in goal ball to get a try herself.

Then with field position again in the High Heelers favour it was a great pass from Katie Peisley (sponsored by D and M Automotive) to Katrina Brownlie (sponsored by Monaro Business and Financial Services) to score her first points for the season.

With a great effort put in by all the High Heelers the girls ran out winners 36-0. Players player and 3 points went to Abbey Kimber (sponsored by J & J Exterior & Interior Design), 2 points went to Georgie Clarke and one point was shared between Patrice Clear (sponsored by Clear Cut Electrical) and Kayley Keavey (sponsored by Dommos Shearing).

Reserve GradeThe Heelers ran out with confidence led by captain coach Clay Stewart. First points were made by Raymond Kading and Mick Sullivan with Clay Stewart converting. Solid hit-ups by Raymond Kading, Nathan Jennings and Matthew Stone continued to lift the reserve grade side. Alex Rosten put his body on the line in defence only to have points scored by the Bay. The halftime score was 12-4. Clay Stewart, leading by example made a line break not long after half time, Nathan Jennings continued the momentum down the field, but it was back to Clay Stewart to score an impressive try in the same set making the score 16-4. The game was proving to be very physical with big hits and tough defence. With good field position and a seamless set play, Nathan Jennings went over the line to bag his own try under the posts. With the try converted by Clay Stewart, the score pushed out 22-4.

With frustrations mounting for the Bay, two players ended up being sin binned for unsportsmanlike behaviour. Nic Rosten captialised on this, demonstrating great pace out wide to score. Shortly after it was Mick Sullivan who put on a lightning run from halfway to score a stunning try out to the left.

With players returning from the sin bin, the Bay put pressure on the line but were held out by the Heelers. Kitt Bryce had the crowd on their feet when he made an impressive one on one tackle to force a loose ball from the Bay. The game continued with physical plays until the siren sounded, the score rewarded the Heelers for their solid game, 30-4.

Players Player and three points went to Raymond Kading, 2 points went to Kitt Bryce and 1 point went to Mick Sullivan.

First GradeThe Bombala First grade team took the field, still with key players out to injury, the boys continue to prove the depth and ability of Reserve Grade players to back up for Firsts is a testament to the clubs dedication and team camaraderie. The Heelers received the kick off and made some great metres through Samioni and the forward pack. Murray Jackson kicked a good ball and put pressure on the Bay and forced an error to regain position. It was Tyler Jones running from dummy half who put the first points on the board. Continued hard runs by Saimoni and Tuwame as well as solid defence by Chris Anderson got the Heelers into optimal field position. Chris Anderson pushed over the line in the corner and put the score to 8-0. Strong runs by Malcolm Stone and Saimoni helped gain field possession and Tyler Jones’s quick thinking to jump on a loose ball made good metres for the Bombala team. Tuwame pushing through multiple defenders, threw a very unselfish ball out to Nic Rosten to score in the corner. Tuwarme converted the try to make the score 14-0. However the Bombala boys soon seemed plagued by unforced errors and continued to let the Batemans Bay team back into the game giving away multiple penalties and putting unwanted pressure on themselves. A short kick off and regather by the Bay had them in for a try shortly after. Malcolm Stone continued his relentless defence and Tuwame followed suit with some great defensive hits along with Charlie Lomas. However Batemans Bay would score again just before half time, taking the score 14-10 in the Heelers favour.

The Bay took the field with momentum all in their favour after halftime and it wasn’t long before they ran in a few unanswered tries blowing the score out to 14-26. The Heelers were really feeling the brunt of their mistake-riddled football. The likes of Malcolm Stone and Chris Anderson were instrumental in getting the boys into decent field position, this allowed the classy football skills of Andrew Anderson to show and go to score just to the right of the posts, Tuwarme converted to bring the score to 20-26. The Heelers would score again to level things up 26-26 but the Bay would have answers and strike back again when allowed too much space to spread the ball, the score was 32-26 in favour of the home team. A converted try behind on the scoreboard and only minutes until full time, the Heelers were not finished yet. Paul Perkins was instrumental in directing a well-executed set play where the Heelers Saimoni would score out wide virtually untouched. With the fulltime siren sounding, the fate of the game lay with Tuwame’s conversion attempt from out wide. As the crowd all drew breath as he closed in on the ball, his strike was sweet and he nailed the two points, locking the final score up at full time at a draw, 32-32.

Three points went to Chris Anderson, 2 points went to Malcolm Stone and 1 point was shared between Saimoni and Andrew Guthrie.

The club would like to thank all the Bombala supporters and those that assisted the players on the day at Batemans Bay. Also the club thanks the major sponsor, Bombala RSL and to all the Jersey sponsors for their continued support of the Bombala players. It will be a home game next Sunday, June 5 against Moruya and the club hopes that the Bombala community will come out and support the hard work of the football club.

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Rain brings hope for crops and run off

Both soil profiles and farmers’ confidence are on the up after rainfall across the state. Some areas still desperately need rain, but weekend forecasts seem promising.
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RAIN fell across the state last week, which boosted farmers’ soil profiles and confidence for the season.

Others are still desperately needing follow up rain to get dry sown crops established and potentially, a run-off event.

Welcomed falls of rain hit the North West late last week, however, showers were reported patchy.

B&W agronomist, Luke Find, North Star, said the Moree region received between 8 to 20mm, with most farmers receiving about 10mm.

Mr Fing said the rain certainly helped crops that were out of the ground, but didn’t do a lot of good for crops that were dry sown.

With more rain predicted for the end of the week in the area, Mr Fing said people are taking a gamble and planting chickpeas on the back of a promising forecast.

“The rain was good, it got confidence up for this bit of predicted rain to come through,” he said.

The beaureau of meteorology (BOM) recorded falls of 17.4mm for Narrabri, 9.4mm for Gunnedah and 16.8mm for Tamworth late last week.

This month, Deniliquin has received 99.8mm of rain and Wagga Wagga has had 90mm, with a most recent fall of 15mm last week.

After a couple of good frosts the winter herbage is kicking in around Coonabarabran.

Agronomist Bob Freebairn said if forecasts for weekend rain proved to be correct,as much as 90 per cent of the state could be well set for winter.

“What we’re really looking for is a good run-off event, it’s been three years out here and in some places there has not been a lot off run off since 2011.”

Mr Freebairn said theCoonamble and Walgett region wasstill looking “pretty iffy”.

TheCentral and Central West Tablelands region have finished the month of May with solid rainfall.

Late last week,Orange received 35mm,Hargraves topped the region with 37mm, and Bigga had a fall of 36mm.

Cowra had a fall of 19mm, Dubbo and Wellington received falls of 19 to 22mm.

Elders agronomist Peter Watt, Cowra, said the local area wouldendthe month withabout 120mm.

Given the area has received double the monthly rainfall average, Mr Watt saidgrowers wouldnot be looking for further soakings.

“It’s all coming up beautifully,” hesaid.

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Doctors have a bone to pick over absence of lymphedema specialist at hospital

CONCERNS have been raised with Orange Health Service management that patients who no longer have access to a lymphedema treating physiotherapist at Orange hospital will suffer long-term and irreversible effects.
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Retired cancer surgeon Dr Stuart Porges and chairman of Cancer Care Western NSW John Carpenter said they have twice met with management at the hospital in April and again earlier this month to express concerns the position of lymphedema physiotherapist was vacant and hadn’t been filled.

Dr Porges said specialist lymphedema physiotherapy is vital to prevent swelling in the limbs of cancer patients who have undergone the removal of lymph glands or other surgery where a limb can be affected.

“Unfortunately lymphedema is a fairly frequent complication of any procedure where the lymph glands are removed and is particularly common after breast cancer treatment,” Dr Porges said.

“Ideally the out of town patients staying in Orange for radiotherapy should be having this preventative lymphedema care at the same time as they are having their radiotherapy in Orange, rather than having to make special trips for the occasional and insufficient lymphedema treatments,” Dr Porges said.

Orange Health Service general manager Catherine Nowlan said the physiotherapist previously fulfilling the role has retired.

“We were very fortunate this physiotherapist had the required training to provide this important service, and we are looking at options for up-skilling more allied health clinicians to provide this service,” Ms Nowlan said.

“Orange Health Service is currently undertaking recruitment to fill the musculoskeletal physiotherapist position and the physiotherapy department at Orange Health Service is continuing to accept referrals from the cancer care team to ensure we provide this service to lymphedema patients,” Ms Nowlan said.

Mr Carpenter said he and Dr Porges are pushing for the appointment immediately.

“As part of Cancer Care Western NSW we see our role very much as an advocacy one,” Mr Carpenter said.

“Unfortunately we have a family friend who has recently developed cellulitis as a result of lymphedema and while something can be done to ease the situation, it is now irreversible,” he said.

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More federal oyster funding

Tasmania’scrippled oyster industry has received further federal assistance as it attempts to recover from the outbreak of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS).
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Agriculture and Water Resources Assistant Minister Anne Ruston announced funding of up to $984,000 for theAustralian Seafood Industriesto continue its Pacific oysters selective breeding program.

The programseeks to advance the industry with POMS-resistant oysters.

Senator Ruston said the funding was on top of earlier assistance of $1.47 million provided to the state government in April, as well asalmost $8 million of state assistance.

The funding announcement was welcomed by Oysters TasmaniaExecutive Officer Neil Stump.

“It’s one of the four key points in the Oyster TasmaniaPOMSresponse plan that we put to state and federal governments,” Mr Stump said.

“We’rereally pleased to see that need has been recognised and that the the fundingto support theprogram over the next 12 months has been provided,” he said.

“The only way we can efficiently combat the presenceof a disease like POMSis to breed family lines of oyster that are resistant to the disease,so we have no other option thanto go down this path anyway.”

The disease has affected six oyster growing regions in South-Eastern Tasmania, as well as a population of wild oysters in the Derwent estuary.

The Tasmanian state government’s efforts focused on immediate financial help anddeveloping a financial assistance package to ensure the long-term future of the industry in the state.

In February, the Tasmanian Government announced provision of immediate fee relief for all Tasmanian Pacific Oyster growers, which included waiving this year’s licence fees, the next lease rental fees, the Tasmanian Shellfish Quality Assurance Program levy and the Primary Produce Food Safety Accreditation Scheme fees worth about $1.6 million,” Primary Industries MinisterJeremy Rockliff said.

“We have also established a $5 million Oyster Recovery Loan Scheme to provide funding for stock recovery and clean-up of affected farms; to help re-start and re-develop hatcheries;provide POMS related infrastructure modifications and re-stock affected oyster farms.”

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State of Origin battle sparks a border war

A campaign to decide State borders, via State Of Origin, has been launched on social media by UBET.
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Queenslander Trevor Gillmeister (left) and New South Welshman Anthony Minichiello are lobbying for State border changes via State of Origin

The novel campaign is calling for the State border to be pushed back 10km either way with the victorious state claiming additional enemy territory.

Former Origin legends Anthony Minichiello (NSW) and Trevor Gillmeister (Queensland) are on board, with Minichiello calling on footy fans and power brokers alike to up the ante.

“There’s no doubt Origin is the most passionate sporting contest in the country – we already know that – so imagine putting the state line on the line,” Minichiello said.

“Everyone has a punt on Origin.

“Even the pollies switch jerseys or fly the opposition flag over parliament.

“But let’s be honest, that’s all a bit lame – it’s time to make it a contest really worth fighting for.”

Gillmeister said after dominating the competition for the past decade, the Queenslanders deserved an extra slice of enemy territory.

“Ignoring 2014, we’ve absolutely smashed them for a decade – those guys would probably be relieved to get to barrack for the Maroons for a change,” Gillmeister said.

“Ideally though, whichever side of the border you’re from – whether you drink XXXX or Tooheys, worship at the altar of Lewis or Daley – you should rally behind this campaign to make Origin even more thrilling.”

UBET has launched a video centring on the border town communities of Wallangarra (Queensland) and Jennings (NSW).

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