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Try hero Thompson reaps early dividend for Tigers

NRL journeyman winger Corey Thompson has found a home at the Wests Tigers. After a hectic eight year period that included stints with Souths Logan Magpies and Easts Tigers in the Queensland Cup, Canterbury Bulldogs and English Super League club Widnes Vikings, the 27 year old flyer was one of Ivan ClearyÕs early signings when brought in as Head Coach midway last season. Thompson - who scored 27 tries for the Vikings to finish the Super League's second leading try scorer in 2016 - Continue Reading→

Ryde hockey stars celebrate Cup triumph

PANTHERS hockey young guns Tom Craig and Lachlan Sharp have helped the Australian Kookaburras bring home the 2018 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup trophy.  The home-spun Ryde-Hunters Hill products are pictured holding the Cup after Australia's 2-1 victory over England in last Saturday night's final in Ipoh, Malaysia. Twenty year old Sharp - a finalist in the 2017-18 TWT Club Six/Ryde Sports Foundation Sports Star of the Year Awards - netted a last quarter goal to secure the win. The result Continue Reading→

AROUND The WICKETS with CHRIS KARAS: Tigers tune up for cricket finals series

SYDNEY Cricket Club will feature in four big end of season clashes when the 2017-18 NSW Premier Cricket finals series commences this weekend.  The Tigers face crunch matches in first, second, third and fourth grade after securing top-six berths with impressive minor division victories over Sutherland in the final preliminary round. Sydney square off with Northern District in a second grade qualifying final at Mark Taylor Oval while the Tigers line up against the Rangers in thirds Continue Reading→

Balmain Coppers JRL Reunion

A REUNION for explayers, officials and supporters of Balmain Police Boys Junior Rugby League Club will be held on Saturday April 21 at Balmain Bowling Club from 1pm. The Coppers - founded in 1938 - have produced internationals Fred de Belin, Norm Pope, Jack Sinclair, Don Furner, Lloyd Martin, Wayne Pearce and Steve Roach and former Queensland rep Norm McLean. For further details on the reunion contact Frank Borg 0415 529 389 or Brad May 0430 343 089. Continue Reading→

Pirates retain Beaver Hunter Cup

HUNTERS Hill Pirates cricket team have retained the Beaver Hunter Cup. The Pirates edged out East Village Beavers in their best-of-three trophy deciding City & Suburban clash at Jubilee Oval Glebe. Both rivals came into the clash with a win apiece in the 2017-18 competition, the first two encounters proving nail biters. In the Cup decider the Beavers won the toss and elected to bat and lost their first wicket in the second over after a tragic run out executed by Continue Reading→

Emerging Ryde talent to line up at National Junior Athletics titles

RYDE Athletics Centre has 19 of its best athletes primed to contest the Australian Junior Athletics Championships starting Wednesday March 14 at Sydney Olympic Park. A total of 21 Ryde athletes have gained selection in NSW teams for national competitions in 2018. Cameron Pappas kicked off Ryde's representative season when he competed at the Australian Open Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games Selection trials on the Gold Coast in  February - placing 8th in the Open Continue Reading→

Local gymnasts set to soar to new heights

GLADESVILLE RSL acrobatic gymnasts continue to excel both on and off the competition floor. Five of the club’s outstanding junior prospects - Milly Puckeridge, Kate Barry, Eloise Dwyer, Daisy Puckeridge and Katie Rose - will represent Australia next month at the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Championships in Antwerp, Belgium. The Australian team  will be coached by the Gladesville club’s accomplished mentor Agnes Sajgal with local girl Mia Romano to be part of Continue Reading→

Arnold’s focus on Sydney FC

SKY Blues coach Graham Arnold has vowed to maintain a complete focus on Sydney FC for the remainder of the A-League season before taking up his new role as national coach. Arnold, 54, was announced as Socceroos coach last week and will be taking up the role following the World Cup in Russia. At the press conference announcing his appointment, Arnold was quick to allay concerns his mind would be elsewhere. The Sky Blues are looking to win back-to-back Hyundai Continue Reading→

Tigers greats at Holy Cross Rhinos’ 2018 season launch

BALMAIN rugby league greats Benny Elias and Steve ‘Blocker’ Roach are guest speakers at the 2018 Holy Cross Rhinos JRLFC season launch on Friday March 23 at the Putney Bowlo from 1pm to 4pm. Elias is one of the Rhinos’ favourite sons and enjoyed a stellar junior career with the maroon and golds before establishing himself as one of the game’s most skilful hooker forwards. Tickets $100 includes lunch and drinks with tables of ten available. MC is Radio 2RRR legend Allan Continue Reading→

TWT Bowling Round-Up – 14th March, 2018

(NOTE: The above is only a preview page – to view TWT’s Bowling Roundup page, click on the above page image and you will be redirected to our digital edition (or ‘flip book’). The Roundup this week is on page 26. With best wishes to all members of the local lawn bowls community, from The Weekly Times team) Continue Reading→

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