Support set to flow for Polimeni family

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Support set to flow for Polimeni family Harden Murrumburrah Junior League
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Harden Soccer Club: One minute’s silence for our friend & mate Lui. Thankyou to everyone who gathered together, so much love & respect for a beautiful young man.‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

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Tumut Under 9s league tag: Round 7: Tumut v Wodonga ‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

Tumut Under 9s league tag: Round 7: Tumut v Wodonga ‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

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Cootamundra Bulldogs: Our beautiful under 9 boys wearing black arm bands and paying respect to Lui. ‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

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Yass Minor Rugby League: We would like to once again share our condolences with Lui Polimeni’s family, friends, and the Gundagai Tigers. Some of our under 16 boys and under 18 girls knew Lui and have been very saddened by his loss. Along with the under 16 Queanbeyan Kangaroos and under 18 Gungahlin Bulls girls they observed a minute silence and fielded black arm bands as a sign of their respect and support.

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So proud today of all sporting codes that have made time to honour a life taken way too soon today well done to all the Bulls and Bullettes

Dylan Arabin: Today i played for you Lui Polimeni and so did everyone else, you helped us to our 10-4 win. Fly hight mate. ‪#‎PlayLikeLui‬

Yass Junior Rugby Union Club: Fun in the rain! ‪#‎playlikelui‬

Harden Soccer Club: One minute’s silence for our friend & mate Lui. Thankyou to everyone who gathered together, so much love & respect for a beautiful young man.‪#‎livelikelui‬ ‪#‎playlikelui‬

Shaythomas200: Minute silence for the one and only Lui #forlui #playlikelui #rememberlui

Wagga Kangaroos #playlikelui

Wagga Kangaroos #playlikelui

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Wagga Kangaroos: Minute’s silence for Lui before the U15.

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Yass Rams U9’s #playlikelui #livelikelui

This one is for you Lui #livelikelui #playlikelui #13

Shaythomas200: Done for you Lui #Lui #playlikelui

Ethandayy_: #playlikeLUI #heswatchingus #rememberhim #forever LUI

O_bartlett: #playlikelui #livelikelui

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Wagga Kangaroos and Gundagai Tigers U16s stand in one minute’s silence.

Gundagai Tigers U16s take part in the one minute’s silence for teammate Lui Polimeni.

Gundagai Tigers U16s take a moment for Lui.

Wagga Kangaroos U16s stand in contemplation for the one minute’s silence.

Gundagai Tigers U16s prepare for their first game without Lui.

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Parramatta Eels’ ‘gang of five’ claim NRL subjected them to ‘public flogging’

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Suspended Parramatta Eels chairman Steve Sharp. Photo: Shu Yeung NRL integrity boss Nick Weeks and CEO Todd Greenberg announce preliminary findings against Parramatta Eels on May 3. Photo: Mark Kolbe
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Five Parramatta Eels directors and officials suspended over alleged salary-cap rorting claim the NRL did not give them a proper chance to respond before they were publicly named and shamed in preliminary findings against the club.

In the NSW Supreme Court on Tuesday, barrister Arthur Moses, SC, said suspended chairman Steve Sharp, directors Tom Issa and Peter Serrao, chief executive John Boulous and football operations manager Daniel Anderson were not afforded procedural fairness by the governing body and as a result the suspensions were void and of no effect.

“In effect there’s been a public flogging of the plaintiffs because of the way the allegations have been made public without the opportunity to respond to them,” Mr Moses said.

But counsel for the NRL, Lachlan Gyles, SC, accused the quintet of taking legal action against their interim suspensions “to stay in their roles and continue to exert influence over the club” pending the NRL’s final determination as to penalties for “systemic rorting of the salary cap”.

Mr Gyles said it was unclear why the five men wanted to do so, given there was no evidence the club wanted them to stay on, or that it would reinstate them should they manage to have the interim suspensions overturned.

The NRL says it suspended the so-called “gang of five” from being registered club officials in line with its own rules when, on May 3, it announced a raft of provisional sanctions for alleged salary cap indiscretions.

Pending a final investigation, the club could be docked 12 competition points and fined $1 million.

But Mr Moses told Justice James Stevenson there was nothing in the NRL rules that allowed League Central to suspend an official without going through a process including the issuing of show-cause notices and providing a proper opportunity to respond.

He said the interim suspensions were announced at an NRL press conference about a breach notice served to the club, and the quintet were told their registrations would be cancelled in five days unless they could show cause as to why they shouldn’t.

The five men were given notice of their immediate suspension three hours before the press conference.

“Serious allegations were made in a public forum that [salary cap rorting] was done with the knowledge and support of the board and senior executives, and this was made public within a short time of the notices being provided to the plaintiffs,” Mr Moses said.

“Our friends [the NRL] say they had to jump in to protect the integrity of the game, but [the investigation] has been going on for a year and there is no explanation as to why they pulled the trigger on May 3 and why they couldn’t afford procedural fairness.”

The cancellation of the plaintiffs’ registration results in serious consequences for their “livelihoods and reputations”, Mr Moses said.

However, Mr Gyles said that, under the rules, the NRL was not required to afford procedural fairness when issuing an automatic, interim suspension.

Mr Gyles said procedural fairness was only required before a final determination to cancel a person’s registration was made.

He said the NRL had satisfied that requirement by giving the plaintiffs until June 3 to show cause why they should not have their registrations cancelled.

Further, the NRL is an independent appeal panel which can hear a challenge to any decision on registrations made by chief executive Todd Greenberg.

And he said, in issuing the interim suspensions, the NRL was not telling the five what they could or couldn’t do during the interim period, including how they discharged their duties as directors or officials.

During the hearing, the NRL agreed not to make its final decision on the fate of the five men until June 13 to give Justice Stevenson time to hand down judgment. 

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By George, no Rose: suspension rules former NRL cult figure out of CYMS clash

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ROSE OUT: George Rose makes a run for the Oberon Tigers against Blayney. Suspension will prevent him from doing so at Wade Park in two weeks’ time. 2216agoberon1RUGBY LEAGUE
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ORANGE has been robbed of a chance to see former NRL cult-figure George Rose in action after the premiership-winning big man copped a two-game suspension at the judiciary last week.

Rose missed last weekend’s round eight 28-24 loss to St Pat’s in Bathurst – the Tigers first defeat of the season – and will also be forced to sit out the return clash with defending Group 10 premiers CYMS at Wade Park during the June 19 round 10 fixture. The Tigers have a bye in round nine.

A member of Manly’s 2011 premiership-winning outfit, Rose copped a reckless high tackle charge after the Tigers’ win over Blayney in round seven, a hit that carries a total of 279 points or – with 100 points equalling one week on the sidelines – a two-week suspension.

Oberon president Ian Christie-Johnson said the club fought to have the charge downgraded to careless, but the three-man judiciary panel deemed the evidence sufficient enough to uphold the original charge.

“That’s footy, isn’t it … the bounce of the ball, the luck of the draw,” Christie-Johnson said.

“They’ve shot themselves in the foot a bit with their crowds though.”

Rose’s absence from the Tigers’ line-up for the CYMS clash is now the second time the former Preston Campbell Medal winner, awarded to the best player in the NRL Indigenous All Stars clash, won’t appear for a game at Wade Park in 2016.

He missed Oberon’s clash with Hawks in round six with a hamstring injury.

Christie-Johnson’s high-flying Tigers have averaged, he says, over 1200 people through the gate at home games this year thanks mainly to the club’s resurgence up the ladder and Rose’s drawing power.

“I reckon a third of the crowd comes just to see George play as well,” Christie-Johnson said.

“He’s obviously got the affinity with Bathurst having played his junior footy there, and a large number of people travel up to watch him.

“He’s got a big family too, and most of them come to watch him and his brothers [Trent and Matt] play as well.”

Both Trent and Matt Rose played in CYMS’ premiership-winning side last season.

Given that, and the fact the Tigers knocked off the defending premiers 20-18 in round one, green and golds boss Dave Penny believes even though George won’t be on the field, the masses will still turn up in their droves on Sunday, June 19.

“It is disappointing he won’t be there, yes,” Penny said.

“But we’ve got a great following … I’d be expecting the supporters and players will be there to help reverse that round one result.

“We’ll have a big old boys contingent there so it’ll still be a great crowd.”

With both sides in the running for semi-finals, Rose could make an appearance at Wade Park in the post season if the Tigers travel to play CYMS in September.

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Young Lions handle class rise in Tamworth

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THEY were only a late promotion but New England looked far from out of place up in Division 2 at the State U15s Boys’ Hockey Championships played in Tamworth on the weekend.
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New England’s Nathan Czinner works to keep the ball away from the North West Sydney (2) defence. Photo: Samantha Newsam 300516SNA06

Spearheaded by State U15s reps Nathan Czinner and Jake McCann, the Lions finished fifth overall after beating Southern Highlands 2-1 in their play-off game onSunday.

“We were a very young side,” coach Paul Eichorn said.

“We only had three U15s in it so it was a very good effort.”

Three of the side will go away with the 13s later in the year.

“The intent there was to give them a good run before their tournament,” he said.

After finishing runners-up in Division 3 last year, they thought they’d be playing there but they found themselves playing up a division.

Eichorn had been hoping to make into the semi-finals but was more than satisfied with fifth.

They finished with three wins from their five games and had good pool wins over Nepean (3-nil) and North West Sydney (2) (4-nil).

“Defensively, overall we were pretty good,” Eichorn said.

When they conceded goals they tended to leak a few but outside of those two games – against Central Coast on Friday night and Dubbo on Saturday night – they only conceded one goal.

“The really pleasing fact about that classification game (against Southern Highlands) was they played structurally very well,” he said.

They scored first and led 1-nil at half-time.

Southern Highlands levelled with about 10 to go but the Lions hit straight back to restore their one-goaladvantage.

Czinner and McCann were, not surprisingly, among their best.

They performed well, Eichorn said, in what was a very good team performance.

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Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal paradePHOTOS

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Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade | PHOTOS Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography
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Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

Anglican Parish of Branxton Greta Lochinvar bridal parade at St John The Divine Church, Branxton on Saturday, May 28. PICTURE: Alicia – Billy June Photography

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Junior Eels earn Blues cap

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Junior Eels earn Blues cap BLUE AND GOLD: Parramatta juniors Harry Duggan, Cliff Lea’Aetoa, Kyle Schneider, William Kei and John Paul Nohra in their Blues kit. Picture: NSW Rugby League
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BLUE AND GOLD: Parramatta Eels under 16s celebrate their national title win in Queensland. Picture: NSW Rugby League

John Paul Nohra. Picture: Bryden Sharp Photography

Kyle Schneider. Picture: Bryden Sharp Photography

Harry Duggan. Picture: Bryden Sharp Photography

Cliff Lea’Aetoa. Picture: Bryden Sharp Photography

William Kei

TweetFacebookParramatta Sunspoke to Jones about each of the five Eels juniors selected for the NSW Blues under 16s.

John Paul Nohra. Picture: Bryden Sharp Photography

John Paul Nohra

“JP isa real senior player, very mature. He reads the play very well. He’s one of the smartest fullbacks I’ve had the pleasure of coaching. He saves more tries than he scores, which is rare for a fullback his age.”

William Kei.

William Kei

“William is a lovely kid, a real gentleman. He’s deceptively fast, has great footwork. He scored 20 tries in nine games for us. He’s a real team bloke, he brings energy and enthusiasm. You need a muzzle for him but his energy improved our whole squad.”

Cliff Lea’Aetoa. Picture: Bryden Sharp Photography

Cliff Lea’Aetoa

“Cliff is very strong, one of the strongest 15-year-olds I’ve ever met. He’s a powerhouse runner. Week in, week out he was working hard to improve his game.”

Kyle Schneider. Picture: Bryden Sharp Photography

Kyle Schneider

“All I can say about Kyle is he is aborn leader. He’s the best captain I’ve ever seen at his age. He made my job as a coach very easy and he deserves a lot of credit as a player and a leader. He’s level-headed, calm, collected, and direct with what he wants. Players want to play with him and play for him.”

Harry Duggan. Picture: Bryden Sharp Photography

Harry Duggan

“Harry came from Aberdeen very raw and improved week in, week out. He’s a sponge, he learns well and works hard. Each week he’d drive three hours to training after school and three hours home, stopping to get out and stretch. That’s indicative of the effort he makes. He’s a true professional.”

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Lambie’s dairy demands just milking political outcomes

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Australian Dairy Farmers President David Basham says his members are not asking for a return to past days of highly-regulated markets.ANYONE hoping for improved standards of political representation in Canberra would feel somewhat deflated but maybe not shocked after reading Tasmanian Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie’s proposed resolution to the current dairy crisis.
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Senator Lambie profited from mining billionaire Clive Palmer’s cheque book to be elected to the Senate for the Palmer United Party at the last federal election but quit that team in a fit of pique after not getting her way, to establish a self-named political outfit.

Today, hot on the trail of this year’s election, with a more restrained advertising budget than the PUP’s bonanza in 2013, she issued a conspiracy riddled media statement attacking the government’s response to the dairy crisis while pouring scorn on Barnaby Joyce’s approach, like it was a political hobby.

Senator Lambie said if her party held the balance of power in the Senate after the July 2 election “we’ll do whatever it takes” to ensure a national dairy levy of 50c per litre is established and “our dairy families are saved”.

However, the simplistic solution Senator Lambie proposes for the dairy sector isn’t one that’s supported by most participants who live with the practical reality of its every-day challenges or a government that’s looked at the details, beyond superficial reasoning.

Senator Lambie’s fix merely proposes to reinvent the past by returning to industry regulation where government controlled markets and commodity levies merely empower external stakeholders to run political interference at will, in commercial operations.

In other words, she’d like milk producers to drive forward while gazing into their rear-view mirrors with their hands off the wheel, to postfan messages on the Communist Party web page, as they accelerate blindly towards a horror-smash, when another cliff-face inevitably arrives.

It seems her position – that’s ignorant of history and lacking any hint of rigorous economic analysis – demands dairy farmers effectively become government employed workers beholden to every minister’s statement, regardless of their political colours.

That type of scenario would merely exacerbate existing anxieties caused by fluctuating weather patterns and the pricing volatility of international markets.

But of course if Barnaby Joyce had an endless bucket of taxpayer money and the exact opposite supply of political conscience, Senator Lambie’s wish could well be granted.

Responding to Senator Lambie’s media statement, national representative body Australian Dairy Farmers President David Basham called for a balanced approach saying dairy farmers across all regions were not asking for a return to past days of a highly-regulated market or for consumers to be “punished with a tax as proposed by some on the fringe of our industry”.

“We operate in a global market place – we accept this – and work to adapt our practices to accommodate its volatility,” he said.

“But the farmer must not always have to bear the risk and financial fall-out of this volatility – we want fairness to prevail.”

Mr Basham pointed a finger squarely at the milk processors saying they were the ones that must address the unfairness of their actions.

“ADF is doing everything possible right now to make sure dairy farmers are never put in this position again,” they said.

“This includes working in particular with processors and the ACCC, ASIC and the federal government to address unfair contracts, improve supply chain transparency and better balance the risk between retailer, processor and supplier.

“The assistance measures recently announced by State and federal governments are broadly positive and reflect the immediate needs of the most affected dairy farmers.

“It is vital that this support is made available to farmers across all dairying regions now.

“ADF continues to push for greater detail regarding the eligibility criteria which has not been released to date.”

For his part, Mr Joyce recently met and listened to dairy farmers hit by the price cuts, as did Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon who strongly urged the banks to step up, where they could, to relieve immediate pressures.

Shortly afterwards, the major banks detailed their stream of direct business support measures for milk producers who are dealing with debt pressures caused by the unexpected price cuts.

Mr Joyce also seems to have utilised some of the agricultural, commercial expertise available within the Coalition’s ranks by including a $2 million commitment to increase milk pricing transparency, in the dairy support package unveiled last week that was largely underpinned by concessional loans.

Liberal MP Angus Taylor wants to see a milk pricing index introduced into the Australian market, to improve transparency measures and market signals to help farmers make better on-farm decisions, like the one used in NZ which he helped implement.

“The New Zealanders spent a lot of time working on what’s effectively a price index that allows farmers to understand how skim milk powder, whole milk powder, cheese and butter prices translate back to a price for milk, on a regular basis,” he said.

At last week’s regional leaders’ debate, Mr Joyce also poured instant cold water on Greens leader Richard Di Natale’s support for introducing a floor price on milk, saying it would cause over-supply and market collapse to create a crisis all of its own.

The previous week during talks with dairy farmers and industry members hurt by the pricing crisis, Mr Joyce said not one person asked him for a 50c milk levy and they’d also said “please” don’t re-regulate the dairy industry.

He praised Coles for supporting farmers with a new branded milk product selling for an extra 20 cent per litre and urged other retailers to move on from $1 per litre milk.

In other media comments, Mr Joyce has sought to broaden the public’s understanding of the dairy crisis by stressing the industry’s long- term outlook remains strong, despite a current over-supply of milk on the global stage that’s hurting local prices.

“I don’t want to start sending messages that we have a systemic problem and a complete change in culture around the consumption of dairy products – we don’t,” he said.

However, Senator Lambie’s approach in firing errant political bullets at high profile political targets seems to be of little help to anyone apart from seeking to boost her political aspirations and hopes of re-election.

A closer look at the media release also shows who she may be competing against for those votes and underlying intent for supposedly sticking up for dairy farmers.

In accusing Mr Joyce and the Nationals of betraying farmers, she points to the “Chinese coal mine” established “in the middle of some of Australia’s best agricultural and cropping land in the Liverpool Plains”.

Why the Tasmanian Senator chose not to call it the rightly titled Shenhua Watermark coal mine, that’s no longer located in Mr Joyce’s NSW based New England electorate and started in 2008 after the former NSW Labor government granted an exploration licence for $300 million, is for others to decide.

Senator’s Lambie’s media release accusation that Victorian Dairy Producer and acting CEO of National Dairy Products Darryl Cardona was bullied into silence over the dairy issue by someone in Mr Joyce’s office, was also dismissed as a complete fabrication.

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Bikes and karts in action at Kurri Kurri

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LOCAL HOPE: Josh Pickering is winning fans with his “leave nothing in the bank” style of riding. He will be in action at Kurri Kurri Speedway on Sunday. Picture: PAUL GALLOWAYBikes and karts are in action in a huge weekend at Kurri Kurri Speedway.
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On Saturday, the LoxfordPark facility hosts the2016 NSW State Speedway Kart Championships and on Sunday its the fourth round of the 2016 Speedway Solos Winter Series.

Local speedway riders will be keen to haul back the leading point scorers at Kurri Kurri on Sunday.

The eight round series is being held at Undera in Victoria as well Albury, Napean and Kurri Kurri inNSW with each venue hosting two rounds during the autumn/winter months.

The series is beingcontested in three divisions – senior 500 solos, junior 250 solos and junior 125 solos.

In the senior solo division, local riders Josh Pickering (Heddon Greta) and Alan MacDonald (Cessnock)are well placed behind current series leader Ty Proctor (Victoria).

Both Pickering and MacDonaldshared top points at the second round in Albury to edge closer to Proctor who took top points in theopening round at Undera.

Proctor heads the leader board with 35 points, just three points clear of Pickering on 32 points.

Pickering is sure to take home track advantage on Sunday. He has set some very fast times in recentcompetition and his “leave nothing in the bank” style of riding seems certain to make him one of thefavourites this weekend.

Both the junior solo divisions are being dominated by Cowra riders.

Current World Junior Champion,Mathew Gilmore leads the junior 250 solo series and Maurice Brown tops the junior 125 solo series.

Racing starts at 11am on Sunday.

The 2016 NSW State Speedway Kart Championships will precede the speedway solos winter serieson Saturday.

The NSW Speedway Kart Club is conducting the event with State titles in anumber of divisions to be decided.

The championship qualifying races will get underway from9.30am with the championship finals to be decided as twilight races.

Meanwhile, Pelaw Main’sRohanTungate had to nurse his shoulder through thenSwindon Robins thrilling draw at King’s Lynn Stars.

The Robins rider, who is back in the main body of the team after a spell at reserves, damaged his shoulder during last week’s victory over the Stars.

However, Tungatestrapped himself up for Thursday night’s return meet to contribute a valuable five points, after failing to register in his opening two heats, in the 45-45 dramatic draw.

The 26-year-old was not sure whether he would have been able to compete.

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‘Our economy depends on it’

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RECENTLY formed regional SA bodyRecFishCENTRAL recently called on the SA Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis to commit to a full economic assessment of the value of the recreational fishing industry to the state’s economy.
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RecFishCENTRAL, which represents more than 300,000 recreational fishers in the state,small businesses, and the tourism and charter industries saidrecreational fishing is worth more than $1.82 billion to the state.

The body was formedin response to the state government’s proposed changes to size, bag and boat limits and will represent members on all recreational fishing issues.

RecFishCENTRAL spokesperson Les Rochester said the figures are based on an extensive survey of recreational fishing in SA undertaken by the University of South Australia.

“This study showed the capital investment in recreational fishing boats and tackle was $1.12 billion and the annual recurrent expenditure of recreational fishers was $350 million,” Rochester said.

“Using the Australian Bureau ofStatistics CPI calculator from 1997 until today those investments in the state are now worth $1.82 billion and $570 million annually.

“State governments around Australia have this information at their fingertips, and it’s continually updated but not here in South Australia.

“When you are about to implement major changes to an industry, you need to know the economic impacts those decisions will have.

State Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell recently said public consultation will determine what new changes the government will impose.

“We all want our grand kids to be able to take their grand kids fishing,” Mr Bignell said.

“The government mustmake regular assessments and listen to the community to ensure the future of this popularpastime.

“We want the valuable insight from people who are out on the water on a regular basis and caninform the government on issues specific to their region.”

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Rugby League – Bunker Not Helping Itself

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Canberra Raiders v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Canberra sees Tyrone Phillips tackled by Shannon Boyd and Sia Soliola. Photo: Rohan Thomson The Canberra TimesThe NRL’s Bunker has copped all kinds of criticism so far this season, but over the weekend, all I could do was shake my head.
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At that stage, a ball hadn’t even been kicked in anger!

Sunday footy at Canberra saw the up-and-down Raiders against the up-and-down Bulldogs.

Since you couldn’t really say with much confidence what either team was going to do, it looked like a pretty good game to watch.

And then, we found out who was in the hot seat in the Bunker.

I was blown away!

Here we have a game involving the Canterbury Bulldogs and we have one of the best Bulldogs players of the modern era holding down the fort inside the Bunker.

I speak of none other than Luke “The General” Patten.

Patten played for the Doggies for many years, even winning the 2004 Grand Final for the “Family Club” from Belmore.

So, with this knowledge, I wondered whether the NRL had ever heard the phrase “perception is reality”?

You see, if Patten is asked to adjudicate on a contentious call and goes against the Raiders, despite the final decision being the correct one or not, he could be hauled over the coals simply because the “perception” would be that he has given his old team a helping hand.

And sure enough, there was one.

Halfway through the second half, Raiders excitement machine Blake Austin made a break and was eventually brought down right at the tryline.

In my opinion, Austin appeared to lose possession of the ball before he got to the in-goal, but the slo-mo replays suggest there may be more to it.

Is he actually short? When did he actually lose the ball? Is there still some form of contact when he gets to the line?

The on-field referee has said that he thinks it is a try (considering I don’t think it’s a try I think the on-field ref is having a guess) before sending the decision to “The General” to have a closer look.

In these cases, the man in the Bunker needs conclusive evidence to overrule the on-field referee.

So, “The General” looks at several angles. The slo-mo frames go back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.

After a minute or so, The General has come up with his decision – NO TRY!

Now, I actually agree with his decision to call it a no try, but incredibly that isn’t the point in this case.

The point is that Luke Patten should not be put into any position where he is forced to adjudicate on any team that he once played for.

In the interests of not only protecting Patten from unwarranted attacks on his credibility, the NRL should have the political nous to understand that if they keep Patten away from Doggies games (and Dragons games as he started his career at the Steelers/Dragons) they are actually protecting themselves as well.

You know, for an organisation as big as it is, you really have to wonder what’s going on when something as simple as this is being overlooked.

Luckily for Patten and the NRL, the Raiders ended up winning the game. Otherwise, we would’ve heard a lot more about “The General” seemingly protecting his own.

And if we’ve learned anything over the years, Ricky Stuart is one of the best when it comes to airing grievances during a press conference.

So I guess, this time, it ended up being a win/win.

The Raiders eventually went on to win the game, and Sticky kept his $10,000 for a change.

But it could have been very different.

In this day and age, perception truly is reality.

And the NRL needs to smarten up before this really blows up in their face.

This article first appeared on TopBetta

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