All stars come to Wollongong

Some of the NRL's biggest stars are coming to Wollongong for a junior clinic! Find out details here.more

Butchers defy Tigers in absorbing decider

What a final!The Butchers were too good yesterday, and extended Helensburgh's Illawarra Rugby League First Grade Premiership drought for another year. Nathan Fien has hailed his team's efforts, as well as the guts shown by the Tigers. Mitch Jennings has the full story heremore

Burgh boys will be back

Two heartbreaking grand final results won't deter the Burgh boys, who are already looking to next year, writes Mitch Jennings. read the full story here.more

Northern derby to draw bumper crowd

The biggest crowd in recent memory is expected to turn out for the Illawarra Coal Rugby League grand final clashes this weekend, headlined by the northern derby between Helensburgh and Thirroul. With two of the biggest fan bases across the region, these two historic clubs will line up against one another in a decider for the first time ever. Read more from Jenno, here.more

Former Bulldogs player Jamie Feeney chases Coal League glory

Thirroul veteran Jamie Feeney hopes to draw the curtain on a stellar career by finally capturing a premiership which has eluded him since making his debut in the NRL 15 years ago. Mitch Jennings from the Illawarra Mercury caught up with him, read more here.more

Timmins headlines all-star Illawarra Coal Cup commentary team

Can't make it to the Illawarra Coal Cup decider? Fear not! Steelers, Dragons, Blues and Kangaroos legend Shaun Timmins will join BAR TV's Peter Jolly in the commentary box, while local league correspondent Jared Constable will be on the sideline keeping tabs on all the action. Watch on from the comfort of your lounge room, here.more

Helensburgh Tigers have point to prove

Helensburgh captain Steve McCallum admits he was struck by a painful sense of deja vu when a Nathan Fien field goal sunk the Tigers in the major semi-final two weeks ago. Read more from the Illawarra Mercury's Mitch Jennings here.more

Grand final live stream

Can't make it to the games this weekend? Tune in here to BAR TV's coverage of the decider, with some familiar faces getting behind the microphone.more

Finals time!

It's finals time in the Coal League! It's the best time of the year, so get in early to get your tickets to grand final day here!more

Thirroul books place in final

The Butchers sealed a place in the 2014 Illawarra Coal Cup decider with a thrilling extra-time win over Helensburgh on Sunday. To read more from Tim Keeble, click heremore
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