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Brumbies hope fortunes sway in their favour when Super Rugby returns
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In all honesty, the Brumbies couldn't have expected a better start to the 2020 Super Rugby season. The Canberrans have won five of their first six matches this campaign while sitting tall and proud as leaders of the Australian conference. Besides their heartbreaking loss to the Highlanders last month, the Canberra side has already defeated their three Australian counterparts in...
Mel’s on track for Tokyo, but will Olympic organisers pull the trigger or the plug on the Games?
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As the July start to the Tokyo Olympics looms, Canberra's Melissa Breen is asking a simple question: given the world is in shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, will the Games go ahead as planned? While some athletes are raising the question in private, others such as two-time Olympic sprinter Melissa Breen are publicly expressing doubts about the Games going...
Aqua fitness is making a splash in the Eurobodalla
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The older we get, the more important it is to maintain fitness, not just for heart health and mobility, but to make us less susceptible to falls. The paradox being that as exercise becomes more important, the harder it can be. That's where aqua fitness comes in. Aqua fitness is a growing industry as more people realise the benefits of low-impact...
In an unprecedented season, it’s business as usual for the Raiders
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After the fires, smoke and hail, 'unprecedented' is already the most overused word of 2020, but it perfectly describes tomorrow's round two match between the Canberra Raiders and New Zealand Warriors. This match was initially scheduled as a Warriors home game in New Zealand but will instead be played on the Gold Coast. They will also be playing the game behind closed...
Cricketing captains commemorated
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It might have been coronavirus everywhere else but last week in Cootamundra it was all about cricket. The town that revels in its cricketing greats - William Lloyd "Billy" Murdoch and Sir Donald "The Don" Bradman - has, over time, immortalised 42 Australian International Test XI captains along a sculpture-lined walk in Jubilee Park. Known as the Captains Walk, every test captain...
Kata and Brumbies smack Waratahs to claim The Dan Vickerman Cup
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The Brumbies showcased their dominance as Australia's best Super Rugby team with a landslide win at GIO Stadium yesterday, crushing the NSW Waratahs in a 47-14 victory and claiming The Dan Vickerman Cup in the process. Wingers Solomone Kata and substitute Tom Wright crossed the try line on two occasions to lead the Brumbies in the try-scoring department and make...
9th annual Broulee Bay to Breakers draws a record crowd
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In yet another step towards bushfire recovery, 340 swimmers powered into the sea at North Broulee beach last Sunday for the 9th annual Hotondo Homes Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim. The days of black sky and ash-ridden beaches after a summer of bushfires are still close enough that swim coordinator David Butt commented especially on the water clarity. “It was...
It’s taken a while, but the Raiders have come of age
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Walking through the Raiders impressive new high tech, high-performance facility, it’s easy to forget the club’s journey from humble origins to this point. In the early days, the Queanbeyan Leagues Club was the administration hub housing all the coaching staff, with training conducted at Seiffert Oval. Over the years, the Raiders administration staff and coaches have been based at a...
Croker takes one step closer to being a Raider for life
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Jarrod Croker is preparing for his 12th season in the NRL. On this particular day in March, he's already completed four media interviews, responding to questions ranging from last year’s aching grand final loss to the impending birth of his first child. Jarrod, it would appear, is ready for almost anything thrown his way. But a pressing concern is his...
Cycling Canberra to Dubbo for mental health
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If you’re out and about the South West Slopes this weekend, be aware of the scores of pedalling feet taking part in the Zoo2Zoo bike ride in aid of the Black Dog Institute. With an increase of 22 riders this year, they have already exceeded their fundraising goal of $100,000 and are now just focused on getting to Dubbo safely,...
Curtis Scott cleared to play by NRL
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Raiders centre Curtis Scott has been cleared to play in Canberra's round one clash against the Titans after the NRL confirmed they would not stand him down under their 'no-fault policy'. Scott is charged with seven offences including assaulting police and resisting arrest. He was arrested and tasered by police on the Australia Day long weekend. Under the NRL's no-fault...
Jasper’s Olympic race is taking flight on the snow
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It’s not just watching Jasper Cobcroft ski downhill that’s breathtaking, it’s the sound. The clattering of skis, rasping titanium whooshing against ice, peppered with airborne silence. It repeatedly decrescendos one kilometre down an obstructive 250-metre vertical drop in 70 seconds; a mother’s voice in the background says, “slow down, mate”. Jasper isn't showing signs of slowing down. Just two months...
Bega Bombers looking for a boost from new women’s AFL competition
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The Bega Bombers say they expect a twenty per cent growth in the AFL club's player numbers this season as more young women and girls take up the sport. That target is certain to be boosted this Sunday (March 8) when players from the Greater Western Sydney Giants attend a ‘come and try day’ at Roy Howard Oval. Two of...
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