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Hooper named as captain/coach for Euro tour

20 October, 2014 13:21 BRUCE PALLISTER | Sports Reporter | [email protected] THE CURRENT Wallabies captain, Michael Hooper, has been selected to captain and coach the side for their upcoming European Tour. Hooper is the first to be bestowed with the honor of leading and coaching the Wallabies. "It's uncharted waters," says the 22-year-old. "But I'm going to have a red hot go at it," The...

“Pads are for periods” – Jarryd Hayne signs deal with Seahawks

October 17, 2014. 3:14 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] THE SEATTLE Sea Hawks have signed the Australian rugby league MVP to a 12-month rookie contract. "I think pads are only for periods," says Mr Hayne. Jarryd Hayne is considered one of the best ever players of his native game. But, he wants to play without pads or a helmet. "Americans are a bit soft." The...

Students at the centre of “Pano-gate” break their silence.

14 October, 2014. 13:21 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | [email protected] TALES OF love and redemption are emerging from the "Mitchell Seven", who stand accused of defacing Australia's most iconic motorsport monument. The group is expected to plead guilty at their first hearing. Lawyers for the seven men have asked that they be charged under the Summary Offences Act 1988, which include offensive language...

Bathurst students arrested after damaging iconic landmark

10 October, 2015. 13:46 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact SEVEN STUDENTS from a local Bathurst university face serious charges relating to vandalism and malicious damaging after defacing the town's most famous landmark. Police say the stone lettering on the side of the mountain was covered with earth and grass in the early hours of last Saturday morning. Local media have dubbed the incident...

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