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More than 15,000 locals tested since Crossroads outbreak

More than 15,000 South Western Sydney residents have got themselves tested for Covid-19 since the Crossroads outbreak on July 10. And while local health authorities have commended the huge numbers, they are still urging anyone else who may have visited any of the hotspots to get tested. The Crossroads cluster has now risen to 48… Read more »


It’s goodbye Matildas, hello Bulls

Right about now the inaugural coach of Macarthur FC Bulls, Ante Milicic, would be in Tokyo in charge of the Australian women’s soccer team, the Matildas. But Covid-19 has changed everything, including the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games for a year. If there was no pandemic though, it would have meant a clunky… Read more »


Nofa free to play after negative Covid-19 test

Five Wests Tigers players and officials caught up in the outer South Western Sydney pandemic outbreak have all returned negative test results. Wests Tigers players David Nofoaluma, Josh Aloiai and Zac Cini, along with NRL assistant coach Brett Hodgson and video analyst Simon Dwyer, were all required to be tested for Covid-19 because they live… Read more »


Oran Park turn the tables on Camden Tigers

The M-League round two feature matches last weekend may have ended up as one sided affairs, but they still offered fans plenty of entertainment – and goals galore. Thick fog rolled in just before kick-off, making it tough conditions for all but it didn’t stop Oran Park from defeating Camden Tigers 9-1 in the men’s… Read more »


Brooks benched as coach goes for the axe again

Another defeat followed by another use of the coach’s axe – Wests Tigers head coach Michael Maguire has dropped a bombshell by benching halfback Luke Brooks for Friday night’s clash with Brisbane Broncos at Leichhardt Oval. After going down 18-10 to South Sydney in round nine, Maguire has made several changes for this week, headlined… Read more »


Greatest game of all just as interesting off the field

The greatest game of all – that’s some boast, but if it’s only a reference to the 80 minutes on the field we’d have no trouble agreeing. Mainly it’s because of the players, without a doubt the biggest asset of rugby league. Never mind the dumb antics of some of them after dark or on… Read more »


Covid-19 emergency exposes lack of resources for region

It’s very sad that it has taken a Covid-19 emergency to put a spotlight on the lack of health resources in outer South Western Sydney. And let’s get this right, not Western Sydney, no, Parramatta through to Penrith and the Blue Mountains are a world away from Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly. Looking at those… Read more »


Labor MPs caught up in Crossroads Hotel Covid-19 outbreak scare

Two local Labor MPs have been caught up in the worsening Crossroads Hotel Covid-19 scare which has grown to 21 cases. Both Anne Stanley, the federal member for Werriwa, and Anoulack Chanthivong, the state member for Macquarie Fields, have gone on to social media to alert the community they had dinner together at the hotel… Read more »


It’s raining goals in M-League opener

Round one of the 2020 Ottimo House M-League finally kicked-off last weekend with an entertaining men’s clash between newcomers Ingleburn at home to Mt Annan at Macquarie Fields, pictured above. It didn’t take long for the Ingleburn to find their feet, taking the lead within the first 10 minutes. The Mt Annan Mustangs scored twice… Read more »


Eyesore on our gateway: time for wrecking ball

It’s time the wrecking ball was brought out on what was supposed to be an iconic building at the entrance to Campbelltown but has now become a giant ugly eyesore. Cr Paul Lake is urging Campbelltown Council to get tough with Parramatta based developers Dyldam, the current owners of the building.  “Either they fix it… Read more »

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