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Grace under fire

He’s the Queenslander NSW Rugby League fans, JOHN RYAN included, love to hate. But as JR now admits, you don’t have to scratch far below the surface to find that Cameron Smith is actually a really good bloke. I’ve cursed you in front of the TV for more than 10…

THE BATTLE FOR “BILL”: Will our cup runneth over?

Steve “The Oracle” Cowley – rugby aficionado: It’s Sunday, November 1, 2015 – 5am local time – and Australia has just won the Rugby World Cup (RWC) for a record third time. It’s awesome. We’ve cracked a bottle of champagne and are celebrating the win with the rest of Australia…

So close!

Players from first grade cricket team Newtown cheered after Rubgy batter Jacob Hill slid past the crease just seconds too late and was run out, in the first of two matches between the teams at Lady Cutler ovals earlier this month. Photo: Dubbo Photo News/Ella McMillan

A bit of speedy fun

On a windy day last September, land sailors gathered at Lake Lefroy to participate in the Western Australian Land Sailing State Titles where a record speed was reached by Dubbo-born racer, Ben Ashby. Ben was born in Dubbo where he also attended primary school, before moving to Queensland with his…

Eagles soar over Caltex

“We’ll be back” was the simple tick of approval from Charles Sturt University Country Eagles General Manager, James Grant, as he settled into the warm afterglow of a howling success on Saturday night. A strong crowd was on hand to see the fledgling club grow wings racing to a 24-0…

Bullseye this Sunday!

Golfers are sharpening their pencils in anticipation of some very low scores at this Sunday’s Bullseye Championships. The second annual 18 Hole Par 3 Event has already attracted a great field and there are still tee times (7.30 and 12.30) available from the Pro Shop. Organiser Ivor Trapman is ecstatic.…

Yeo tees off for Men of League

St Johns and Dubbo CYMS product Isaiah Yeo has created a huge impression in his first couple of years with Penrith Panthers but it is his golf swing that will attract most attention when the 20 year-old tees off in the annual Men of League tournament on Friday, October 31.…

Roos hop to New Zealand

The Dubbo Junior Roos 14s and 15s teams have returned from a nine-day end of season trip to the Land of the long white cloud. The boys were kept busy fundraising for 18 months to pay for their New Zealand adventure, where they played rugby in Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown.…

Small town, big event – Campdraft goes off at Geurie

For a small town, there’s no doubt Geurie knows how to put on a big show when it comes to horse sports. Last weekend saw the running of the annual Geurie Campdraft, which also hosted the Australian Bushman’s Campdraft and Rodeo (ABCRA) championships, with competitors making the trek from all…

The warm-up: Bringing pedal power to NSW

During the first weekend of the school holidays a busload of teenagers from the Central West trekked 1100km across NSW to Murray Bridge in South Australia for the 29th Australian International Pedal Prix – an event pitting competitors’ engineering and mechanical skills, stamina and endurance against each other over 24…

Bullseye!

An eagle on the par four second hole at Dubbo Golf Club is a rarity; a hole in one is unbelievable. But that unique feat earned Max Reid a new nickname at last year’s inaugural Dubbo Bullseye Golf Championships. ‘Bullsey’ Reid pulled out a six iron and drilled it straight…

Dubbo – Rugby capital of the West

Four Central West premierships out of the six available is testimony to Dubbo’s claim to be the rugby capital of the west for 2014. Add in three Dubbo Kangaroos in the Country Cockatoos and four in the Central West Caldwell Cup Country Championship team, the Wallabies choosing our city to…

Touch awards for dedicated trio

Three of Dubbo Touch’s most popular contributors have been recognised by NSW Touch Football. Blanche Robinson, Krystal Laughton and Rob McKenzie donate hundreds of hours to ensuring the sport is available for local and regional players of all ages. All three of them play, referee, coach and attend meetings and…