‘Little things’ prove powerful

16/03/2019 // by admin

GEORGIA Wallace throws herself into a tackle against a bigger Wagga City opponent last weekend.SIRU women’s sevens
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THE Dianas have a tentative grip on the Southern Inland minor premiership after a strong 27-5 win over potential contender Wagga City at No. 1 Oval last Saturday.

Leeton was too strong across the park, scoring five tries to one.

Captain Emma Tyrrell said it was a good result in a physical game against a fit opposition.

“We knew they were going to be tough, they’d be one of the best in the competition,” Tyrrell said.

“But the opportunities we created, we took. I couldn’t fault our performance and we came up with a good result.”

However, she did say the game was closer than the final result indicated.

“Because we took our opportunities, we ended up scoring,” Tyrrell said.

“A couple of times they didn’t execute well. We did the little things right.”

AIMEE Spowart prepares for impact with a Wagga City player.

Remi Wilton and Lou Strachan played their usual strong games, making breaks through the City line, while Nisi Tabakei proved strong in the forwards. Jess Murphy showed some great cover defence and made try-saving tackles.

This week is the final round against an improving Deniliquin and coach Bart Challacombe said his side could not be complacent with Leeton ahead of Griffith on the ladder by just one point.

“To stay on top we still have to win,” he said.

“If we play as well as we have in the last couple of rounds we should win, but we don’t want to take anyone lightly.”

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Bullriding champion Scott writes book

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CHAMPION AND AUTHOR: Four-time Australian Bullriding Champion Brad Scott, ­pictured on his father’s farm in Kundabung, has written a book about his sport. Picture by RUSSELL PELLBrad Scott knows a thing or two about ­professional bull riding.
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He has spent 15 years competing on the Australian, Canadian and American rodeo circuits.

His career was highlighted with many victories, including the winning of four Australian titles and five Australasian titles.

Drawing on these experiences, Scott recently released his first book, The Official Bull Riders Guide.

The aim of the book is to aid riders through the ­learning curve and to provide an insight into the sport.

“It is a very technical sport,” Scott said.

“It is not just jumping on a bull and hanging on.

“You need to be mentally prepared when you’re ­getting on a bull that weighs a thousand kilos and has never been ridden before, you need to have a good ­mindset,” Scott said.

Bull riding is often compared to Russian roulette because it is a case of when you will be injured –not if.

Whilst Scott had a highly successful career that ran longer than most, it wasn’t without incident.

“I had one major accident, a bull stepped on me in the States, after coming off, and put me on life support for 14 days,” Scott said.

“I had a flail chest, broke all my ribs, back and front.

“Luckily I was very fit at the time and after eight months I was back riding again.”

Scott also teaches at clinics held in New Zealand, New Caledonia and various locations throughout Australia.

“The rider who holds the highest score for bull riding in Australia was a past student of mine, others have gone on to become champions and ride in the USA,” Scott said.

Attendees of his clinics are not always your typical cowboys though.

“Recently a guy who was a paramedic in his early 40s came along and wanted to ride a bull as part of his ­bucket list,” Scott said.

“The beauty of my clinics, especially the beginner ones, is that they are very controlled.

“Clients ride stock that are nothing like what you would see at a rodeo but they still experience the same adrenaline rush.”

A professional rider is aiming for around eight ­seconds on the back of a bull.

Judges also look for how aggressively he rides and how well the bull bucks.

“Bull riding is addictive,” Scott said.

“That rush, walking into the arena with the hair ­standing up on the back of your neck, the anticipation of what comes next, that’s what it’s all about.”

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Orange City must improve to topple confident Bulldogs: Gray – Video

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LION IN WAIT: Tom Nell will start at scrumhalf for Orange City in their Blowes Clothing Cup match against Bathurst Bulldogs on Saturday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0203sgrugbyDESPITE an inauspicious performance against CSU Bathurst last weekend, Orange City heads into Saturday’s Blowes Clothing Cup clash with Bathurst Bulldogs full of confidence.
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The rampant Bulldogs side has won its last four games and Lions’ coach Mick Gray conceded his side’s come-from-behind bonus point win over the students is not the ideal preparation for tomorrow’s clash.

“The main point from that game though, is that we’re still winning,” Gray said.

“We might be winning ugly, but we’re still winning. Against the students we had a few uncharacteristic defensive lapses, and it seems like we just aren’t quite there at the moment.

“Don’t get me wrong, we’re happy where we’re at. But we know we can play better, and [tomorrow] will be tough but we’re very confident.”

With little love lost between the two sides, the third-placed Lions head to Bathurst’s Ashwood Park desperate for a bonus point win to keep in touch with the top two, Dubbo Kangaroos and Orange Emus.


“We definitely need to keep winning and we need bonus points if we are to move into second, which we want,” Gray said.

“There are a few aspects of our game we need to improve on. It seemed like last week we did some aspects of the game great, and others badly.”

With the top three all but set, the final two weeks of the regular season will determine the final standings and Gray said his side is setting realistic goals.

“Potentially we could still come first, but second is more realistic,” Gray said.

“We know as well as anyone that we need two bonus point wins to do that, which may not happen, and I guess we’re bracing ourselves to play Emus twice in a row, in next week’s derby and then again in the first week of the finals.


“The only thing that could change I guess is where the finals game is played.”

Gray and co-coach Steve Hamson have made just one change to last week’s team, with Tom Nell slotting into halfback at the expense of Brad Cleal.

Saturday’s clash kicks off at 3.15pm.

ORANGE CITY LIONS: 1 Scott Smith, 2 Josh Tremain, 3 Darcy Garlick, 4 Mitch Pearce, 5 Chris Barrett, 6 Gus Brotherton, 7 Duncan Young, 8 Josh Maley (c), 9 Tom Nell, 10 Michael Sparks, 11 Cameron Cole, 12 Mesui Lemoto, 13 Jake Davis, 14 Sam Powell, 15 Mitch Green.

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16/03/2019 // by admin

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Museum car park “under threat”

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Russell Jack THE Golden Dragon Museumwill fightto protect acar parkit sayswill be reclaimedunder a City of Greater Bendigo masterplan for Rosalind Park.
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Bendigo Chinese Association vice-president Russell Jack said the group had raised $275,000 to build the car park which themasterplan showed would bereplaced with shrubs and greenery.

“There seems to be no replacement car parkearmarked and I’m not sure how they expect us to continue without the parks,” he said.

Bendigo council’s planning and development director Prue Mansfield said it would be years before any plans went ahead – and no decisions had been made.

“There’s not even a finalised draft plan that has been released and the car parking issue is a tricky one,” she said.

“People have such strong views.

“Some want the car parks all to be removed from Rosalind Park, some want them to stay there and there are other people who say it needs to be consolidated.

“Ultimately, we would have to replace any car parking that was removed. We wouldn’t just take it away.”

The association says it spent countless months raising money for the car park.

Mr Jack approached all the region’scouncils of the time, organised several raffles and approached Parliament regarding funding.

“Because the museum was going to be built on a car parking site, the association was told it had to replace it,” he said.

“But Idon’t know how many times they expect us to raise $275,000 to build a carpark.

“It almost killed us last timeand we would really struggle to attract touristswithout a car park. I’m not sure what we would do.”

The current carpark houses up to 90 cars and includes steps which provide access for visitors wanting to walk to the museum.

Ms Mansfield said the Rosalind Park masterplan is expected to be released for public comment soon.

Councillors are yet to vote on anything in the draft.

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