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Latino passion for rugby league on show when Peru tackle Brazil

Latino passion for rugby league on show when Peru tackle Brazil

Rugby league may be the greatest game of all but sometimes fans look at the atmosphere of a soccer match and say: wish we had some of that. And that’s where Latino rugby league comes in. The world knows how passionate football fans are across South America, from Peru to Brazil, Argentina to Chile. If people like Peru rugby league founder Jaime Perez get their way, some of that Latino passion could one day be a big part of the game of Dally Messenger, Wally Lewis and Andrew Johns. A club competition – a prerequisite for a country to gain… Read more »

Asked to bat first, Ghosts oblige by scoring almost 300

Most cricket experts reckon that if your team wins the toss you should bat first 99.9 percent of the time. Penrith took the opposite course when they hosted the Campbelltown Camden Ghosts on the first day’s play of the round 13 match. Winning the toss, the home team had no hesitation in inviting the Ghosts to have first use of the wicket at Howell Oval, Penrith last Saturday morning. The Ghosts said “thank you very much’’ and proceeded to score almost 300 runs by the end of the day. Considering the Macarthur side have had the batting wobbles of late,… Read more »

Socceroos fitness guru joins Macarthur FC as high performance boss

Macarthur FC have secured the signature of one of Australian football’s most experienced coaches. Anthony Crea, who joins the club as head of high performance, is not only a legendary Socceroo fitness guru, but a local to boot. The opportunity at Macarthur allows the 45-year-old to park his globetrotting past and work closer to home. Born and bred in Liverpool, Crea understands the community and the long standing appetite for a team to call their own as well as anyone. “When you do your job, you do it to the best of your ability. But when it’s local, it becomes… Read more »

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Eagles flying high for Benny

The East Campbelltown Eagles downed Mounties 34-12  in the NSW rugby league Sydney Shield competition on Sunday. The match was played at Waminda Oval and Eagles players wore specially designed jerseys in memory of Benny Stevens. It was also Old Boys day, so the Eagles had an extra couple ofRead more »

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Pat Richards key man for Wests

The song in grandma’s time said ‘‘you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone’’ and I have to admit that’s how I feel about Braith Anasta now. For most of the season a posse of Wests Tigers observers have been calling for Anasta’s head, because they felt he wasn’tRead 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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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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