By Les Muir
Four tries were more than enough to land Temora fullback Ballard in the Team of the Week for round seven.
Ballard turned in a blinder as the Dragons rattled Kangaroos 36-18, but teammates Scott Bowden and Sam Elwin also made the team.more
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KEEPING his red-hot streak alive, Temora young gun Hayden Philp has again stormed into Team of the Week.
Philp joined teammates Gavin Kite and Jordyn Ballard in the Team of the Week following Temora's barnstorming victory over Tumut on Sunday.more
In this week’s Bush Telegraph we preview the upcoming AAMI Senior Country Championships and take a look at last weekend’s U16/18 Country Championship Finals which were played in Tamworth.Click more for the details.........more
SOME familiar faces, and a few newcomers, have grabbed coveted places in the Group Nine Team of the Week for round five.
Three captain-coaches – Neil Thorman (Young), Daniel Fitzhenry (Temora) and Ben Jeffery (Albury) – deservedly surged into the team.more
PLAYERS from seven of the 11 clubs have snatched places in the Group Nine Team of the Week for round four.
Showing the rich diversity of talent across the region, the Team of the Week includes players from Brothers, Young, Temora, Southcity, Junee, Tumbarumba and Albury.more
By Les Muir
AN INJURY to New Zealand recruit Mitchell Sullivan forced Young captain-coach Neil Thorman to put the celebrations on hold after the Cherrypickers broke through for their first win of the season at Alfred Oval on Sunday.more
By Les Muir
SERIOUS injuries will cost three players at least a month out of football, but another has received much better news.
Junee star Trent Schuback is the lucky player on a weekend of major injury concernsmore
TOUGH decisions had to be made when picking the Team of the Week for round three of the Group Nine premiership.
On a weekend of error-ridden games and shoddy performances there was dearth of players in contention for places in the team.
However, one of the first chosen was Temora's imposing young lock Hayden Philp, who turned in a blinder for the Dragons against Tumbarumba.
The full team is:more
FOR the second time in as many games, Temora will have a rookie playmaker in the halves.
With Corey Spinks out with a back injury, teenager Bradon Taylor has been drafted in at five-eighth for the clash with Tumbarumba at Nixon Park on Sunday.
Taylor gets his chance beside halfback Daniel Fitzhenry following the injury to Spinks in Temora's 66-0 thrashing by Gundagai in round one.
By Les Muir
KIWI Dakota Ruta wasted no time in making a massive impact on the Group Nine premiership.
Only days after touching down in Cootamundra, Ruta starred as the Bulldogs outlasted Brothers 32-24 at McDonald's Park on Sunday.
For his efforts, Ruta claimed a coveted place in the Team of the Week.
The complete Team of the Week is:more
By Les Muir
WITH his feet barely on the ground in Australia, electric New Zealand fullback Pene Webber is now three training sessions away from making a stunning debut for Young in the Group Nine premiership.more
• Country Origin Team announce new jersey
• New coach for Port Kembla
• Country competitions kicking off this weekend
• What’s your state of mind?
• AAMI Lucky Fund nominations open for 2016
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Group 9 welcomes GTES as a partner sponsor of Match of the Round in the 2016 competition. GTES is a community owned, not for profit, unlisted public company. it was established in May 1985 and was known as Riverina Group Training Company. It has grown to be the Riverina’s largest employer of apprentices and trainees....Great to have you on board GTES in 2016..more
In this week’s Bush Telegraph we welcome a new initiative into Group 18 JRL and take a look at the Group 21 Rugby League schools carnival held in Scone. The Group 9 Indigenous All Stars reclaim the Reconciliation Cup and we introduce you to the new CRL Referees Recruitment and Participation Officer.click more..more
By Les Muir
FACED with a challenging season in the Canberra competition, former Tumut playmaker Scott Naughton is treating a trial against Kangaroos in Wagga on Saturday as a test of character for Yass Magpies.more
In this week’s Bush Telegraph we cast our eye over the upcoming Indigenous All Stars games being held in Group 16, 9 and 10. We inform you of this weekend’s Central Coast Rugby League Expo, Ladies League Tag Western challenge and the East Coast Dolphins representative trials.Click more for the details.....more
By Les Muir
FIRST season captain-coach Clinton Green has given his new club Darlington Point Coleambally much-needed reason to celebrate by leading the Roosters to a stunning success at the Cootamundra Nines tournamentmore
By Les Muir
CALLING out all his troops, Temora captain-coach Daniel Fitzhenry intends using a Kelly Cup duel with West Wyalong as a dress-rehearsal for the start of the Group Nine premiership in April.more
In this week’s Bush Telegraph we cast our eye over the upcoming Group 16 Indigenous All Stars game to be played in Moruya.We inform you of this weekend’s Illawarra Rugby League ‘Women’s Come and Try’ Day and help the Glen Innes Magpies in their search for prospective players for the 2016 season..Click more..more
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Highlights this week included – the CRL Development and Pathways Camp at Sydney Academy of Sport. Over 350 players, coaches and trainers from CRL Regional Academies will participate in the weekend which will include trial matches against other academies, NRL Welfare and Education sessions, SPARQ testing and goal setting sessions. Click more....more
issue five of the Bush Telegraph; *Hogs for Homeless Tour *80th Anniversary for Hay Magpies * Raiders to tackle Knights in Orange *Finish with the Right Stuff – Free Training* Group 10 All Stars set to shine .......click moremore
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Hogs for Homeless hit the road
NRL Community Carnival visits the Central Coast & Gunnedah
Finish with the Right Stuff offer free online training
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In this week’s Bush Telegraph we take you inside the 2016 NRL Community Carnival as the St. George Illawarra Dragons and Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs visit the NSW North and South Coast.We also invite you attend the numerous celebrations happening across Regional NSW with the 100 year anniversary of the Boggabrifootball club and the Cootamundra Maher Cup Reunion...click moremore
- Newcastle & Tamworth to feature in 2016 NRL Representative Round
- One Deadly Step Wagga Wagga
- Finish With The Right Stuff
- Aberdeen to host free Newcastle Knights clinic
Group 9 Board was saddened to hear the death of long time Group 9 referee Tony Young after a long illness...The late Tony Young was a life member of Group 9 Referees Association & a stalwart life member of CRL Referees Association. His funeral will be held in Young on Friday 29/1/2016...more
We take a look at the upcoming Manly Sea Eagles pre-season community visit to Dubbo and the CRL dignitaries meeting with Outback Rugby League, the Mullumbimby Giants are on the hunt for assistance with their upcoming camp, the Central Coast Rugby League launch their own Facebook Page! Click more..
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By Les Muir
HE PROBABLY could have had the choice of any of the Group Nine clubs, but Riverina representative prop Warren Lloyd has thrown his muscle behind the Group Nine quest of Kangaroos next year.more
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waggawagga.tv will be streaming the 2015 Grand Final including a call of the game. The streaming can be picked up anywhere in Australia and overseas. Those interested log into waggawagga.tv and click on the streaming link.The streaming will begin from 2:30pm........more
This week’s Bush Telegraph is full of Grand Final fever with several big match-up’s set to take place throughout the country this weekend Group 9 will see the Junee Diesels take on the Gundagai Tigers, with both teams looking to end lengthy premiership droughts......Click moremore
By Les Muir
TWO of the proudest rugby league towns in the Riverina are set for a classic Group Nine grand final confrontation after Junee swept past Southcity in the preliminary final at Alfred Oval on Sunday.more
By Les Muir
JUNEE captain-coach Matt Hands endured his own football hell before the Diesels snatched a last-gasp victory over Southcity in the Group Nine qualifying final at Laurie Daley Oval on Sunday.more
By Les Muir
ALFRED Oval will be off limits to Young during the Group Nine finals.
Despite dumping Kangaroos out of the premiership at McDonald's Park on Saturday, Young will not get a chance to play any subsequent games at their home ground.more
The Rugby League family was saddened to hear the death of John Snell. John Was a life member of the Temora Rugby League Club. His funeral will be held on Friday 21/8/15 at 1:30pm in the Catholic Church Temora...more
By Les Muir
Rookies and the more experienced alike shone in the final round of the Group Nine premiership at the weekend.
Teenagers including Cameron Andrews and Ed Ansell shared the spotlight alongside established stars of the calibre of Matt Wakefield and James Luff.
And between them all, they make up the Team of the Week for round 18:more
By Les Muir
WAGGA teenage Mitch Bennett would have been hard pressed to pick a better time to make his first grade debut for Southcity.
A week out from the Group Nine finals, Bennett, 18, got his call-up to the top team as the Bulls ravaged Tumbarumba by 80 points at Harris Park on Saturday.more
Albury captain-coach Ben Jeffery has not been named for the Thunder's clash with Gundagai at Greenfield Park on Sunday.
Jeffery's spot at fullback has been taken by Lachie Hampton, while a cloud hangs over star centre Mitch Seaton.
At Southcity, Nick Skinner and Michael Glanville are out.
Find out who else is also missing from the team's for round 18 of the Group Nine premiershipmore
By Les Muir
THE shoulder charge has been banned for three years, but it is still causing headaches and heartache in rugby league.
Opinions remain divided on whether the decision to outlaw the shoulder charge was warranted, or was another classic overreaction.more
Junee captain-coach Matt Hands is the perfect rugby league package.
And Hands displayed all of his creativity, skill and tackling power as the Diesels ravaged Kangaroos 30-8 at Laurie Daley Oval last Saturday.
Little wonder Hands is in the Team of the Week for round 17 of the Group Nine premiership.
The team is:more
By Les Muir
MISSION accomplished was the message from Junee captain-coach Matt Hands after the Diesels overwhelmed Kangaroos at Laurie Daley Oval on Saturday.
Needing to win to retain their “momentum” before the Group Nine finals, Junee made the most of limited opportunities to beat Kangaroos 30-8 in a game marred by mistakes.more
THE timing could not have been any better for Kyle McCarthy to produce a classic display as Southcity stunned Kangaroos on Sunday.
Fresh from the bye, McCarthy was at his best as the Bulls beat Roos 22-12, guaranteeing him pride of place in the Team of the Week.more
Young captain-coach Luke Branighan will be again be on the sidelines when the Cherrypickers tackle Tumut at Alfred Oval on Sunday.
Branighan has a calf muscle injury and was missing when Young crashed to Kangaroos last Sunday.
All the Group Nine teams:more
Kangaroos young gun Zeik Foster had roared into the Team of the Week for round 15 of the Group Nine premiership.
Foster was in dynamic touch as Roos routed Young 32-10 on Saturday, while Cherrypickers recruit Neil Thorman was also recognised for his efforts in the game.more
Albury will be missing three stars backs for Saturday's clash with Tumbarumba at Tumbarumba Showground.
The Thunder have reported centres Mitch and Chris Seaten and winger Daniel Hill are set to miss the game, with Joe Silafau and Adam Hudson the new centres.
Rookie referee Toby Popple will control the game, only his second first grade posting.
Here are all the team selections:more
THE equation is simple: Ben Jeffery is fit and firing and Albury is galloping up the Group Nine ladder.
Little wonder Jeffery was one of the first players selected in the Team of the Week for round 12.more
BROTHERS picked the wrong day to celebrate the 20-year reunion of their 1995 premiership.
With 17 of the first grade squad from two decades ago watching on the Brethren made untold mistakes before losing 24-18 to Kangaroos.
And Roos captain-coach Adam Hall was left fuming with the performance.more
The Group Nine premiership is halfway over and only three teams seem to have no chance of making the finals.
To make things clearer, Les Muir runs the rules over the efforts of the 11 teams in the opening nine rounds:more
Bush Telegraph highlights The AAMI Senior Country Championship Semi-Finals. We celebrate Group Nine Referee Scott Muir , who will officiate his 250th first grade game this weekend when Gundagai take on Southcity...click moremore
The 2015 AAMI Senior Country Championships kick-off this weekend with Round One matches taking place in Forster Tuncurry on Saturday, 23rd May. This weekend’s matches will see the Central Coast go head-to-head with their southern rivals South Coast, whilst Canberra clash with the North Coast. Click more...more
No guessing that Junee captain-coach Matt Hands made the Group Nine Team of the Week for round four.
In a command performance, Hands led the Diesels to a stunning upset over three-time Group Nine champion Albury on Saturday.more
Brothers coach Ben Black has overhauled the Brethren's team for the game against Tumbarumba at Tumbarumba Showground on Saturday.
On the back of three successive losses, Black has made a raft of changes, while Greens coach Aaron Sweeney has been shifted to the backs for the game, which is already shaping as a battle for the wooden-spoonmore
By Les Muir
No tough decision when it came to naming the first player for the Team of the Week after the third round of the Group Nine premiership.
Gundagai hooker James Luff picked himself following a four-try demolition of Junee at Laurie Daley Oval on Sunday.more
Group 9 Seniors squad are to attend compulsory Training on Wednesday 22nd at 7:00pm. A second training session will be on the 29th of April at Harris Park Wagga. Contact Group President John Morton 0427702970 for more info... CLICK MORE TO VIEW PLAYERS SQUAD......more
THE history of the moment was not lost on Tumut captain-coach Arana Taumata when the Blues overwhelmed Kangaroos 30-18 at McDonald's Park on Sunday.
Wiping away almost two years of heartache, Tumut ended a 23-game losing drought by blasting past Roos in a mistake-ridden duel in Wagga.more
GROUP Nine president Jack Morton admits the timing of the annual representative duel with Group 20 has lengthened the odds of Group Nine claiming rugby league bragging rights in the Riverina.
Despite declaring he was delighted with the strength of the Group Nine team, Morton revealed on Monday there were serious obstacles in the path of the selected players.more
BROTHERS captain-coach Ben Black is banking on a rookie centre pairing taking the sting out of Junee’s slashing attack in an enthralling Group Nine season-opener at McDonald's Park on Sunday.
Eagerly counting to his debut in the toughest premiership in bush football, Black has also thrown his utter support behind Brothers new centres Kirren Roughley and Daniel “Doc” Halliday for the big game.more
The 2015 Group 9 Reconciliation Cup will be played as the curtain raiser to the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and Canberra Raiders NRL clash at Lavington Oval, Albury NSW. To view players selected in both teams click more....more
Attached is a revised Under 16’s Draw, to include Friday ‘Friendly Matches...Consideration was given to respect the Club Draw from week to week & the number of potential matches that each club can play if they wish..CLICK MORE TO VIEW THE DRAW...more
Neville Smith has been recognised for his long serving support to Group 9 Rugby League as one of the inaugural inductees into the Young Sporting Walk of Fame.He has dedicated many years to being a committee member of local, Group 9 and Country Rugby League...Full details in the Bush Telegraph issue..more
Group 9 President Jack Morton is pleased to announced new sponsors for the 2015 competition season... Hotondo Homes of Albury, Wagga Wagga, Temora & Tumut will sponsor the competition final series & the popular "In the Sheds" series on You Tube hosted by Win's Corey Hammond....more
Albury Thunder RLFC will be hosting a corporate marquee when NRL Clubs Manly Sea Eagles v Canberra Raiders clash on Easer Saturday 4th April a Lavington Oval....All clubs are invited to book a ticket for players & supporters or purchase a package deal for club sponsors in the Marque. It’s perfect opportunity to entertain sponsors in a fully hosted function...Conact the club
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