GROUP 9 ROUND TWO - FULL TIME
Junee Diesels 18 d Wagga Brothers 16
South City Bulls 28 d Gundagai Tigers 22
Cootamndra Bulldogs 26 d AlburyThunder 10
Temora Dragons 24 d Young Cherrypickers 8
Tumut Blues 30 d Wagga Kangaroos 24more
Group Nine players are expected to dominant the Riverina under 23s side for the Country Championships following a massive win over Group 20 on Saturday. Three tries in the first 10 minutes down the left edge set the tone for a 66-6 win at Equex Centre.more
The grand final rematch between Southcity and Gundagai is the highlight of the round but there is plenty of interest in the clash of former Canberra teammates Glen Buttriss and Adrian Purtell when Albury head to Cootamundra looking to make up for a one-point loss to start the season.more
2018 GROUP 9 COMPETITION ROUND TWO MATCHES
Sunday 22th April
Junee v Brothers to be played at Equex.Wagga
Gundagai v South City (schnitz match of the round)
Cootamundra v Albury
Tumut v Kangaroos
Temora v Youngmore
Congratulations to the three Group 9 payers Zac Rumble - Cootamundra, Latrell Siewaldt - South City Bulls, Jackson Newling - Wagga Brothers on their selection to represent NSW Country Under 18's in October 2018...more
Major Semi Final Game Times Harris Park Sunday 27/8/17
Sullivan Cup-9:30 am Albury v Gundagai
LeagueTag- 10:45 am Albury v Temora
Weissel Cup 11:50 am South City v Albury
Burmeister Shield 1:20 pm South City v Temora
1st Grade 2:30 pm South City v Gundagaimore
Gundagai's try-scoring machine has barnstormed into the Team of the Week for round 18.
Experienced and explosive centre Damian Willis nabbed a spot in the backline, while team-mates James Smart and Joel Field were also chosen.
Remarkably, Temora lock Hayden Philp was included despite the Dragons copping a 50-8 hammering from Gundagai on Sunday.
Philp earned his position with a truly superb effortmore
Kangaroos clinched fifth spot for the finals by beating Albury, while Brothers went down in a screaming heap at Harris Park.
Elsewhere, Junee finished a tough season with a gritty 32-28 victory over Tumbarumba, who just can't get across the line in tight resultsmore
By Les Muir
DYNAMIC Kangaroos fullback Tristan Dickson created one of the most spectacular tries of the year as the injury-riddled Wagga team clinched a place in the Group Nine finals at McDonald’s Park on Saturday.more
Gun Kangaroos lock Troy Barby has two broken ribs and will miss Saturday's vital clash with Albury at McDonald's Park.
Tough winger Jeremy Hampton has been shifted to lock for a game that may determine the fifth team for the finals.
Roos will probably make the finals with a win or draw, while the Thunder must win to have a hope.
Likewise, Brothers need a draw at least with Southcity to qualify.more
Southcity will be missing Nick Skinner, Jake Dooley and Pani Manawatu when they play Junee at Laurie Daley Oval on Saturday.
The star trio were casualties of the Bulls landslide victory over Gundagai a week ago.
Steven Tracey, Jordan Shepherd and Kyle McCarthy have switched to fullback, prop and hooker respectively, while Mitch Bennett, Matt Tullberg and Luke McBeath come into the team.more
The spies have reported in and the Team of the Week for round 13 is hot off the presses.
Only five more rounds before the Team of the Year is announced, based on how players polled during the season.more
Gundagai will be missing powerhouse prop Vinnie Brown for Saturday's clash with Kangaroos at Anzac Park.
Brown is unavailable due to work commitments, while Kangaroos have shifted Tristan Dickson to halfback and included Cameron Andrews at fullback.
All the ins and outs for round 13:more
HE'S the best centre in Group Nine and Usaia O'Sullivan is making a habit of landing in the Team of the Week.
O'Sullivan joins Southcity team-mates Steven Tracey and Tim Hurst in the team for round 12, while other notable inclusions are Moe Clune, Sam Elwin and Brayden Draber.more
Albury has a new halfback and Southcity is minus a star for Sunday's blockbuster against Young at Alfred Oval.
Bulls powerhouse Usaia O'Sullivan has a wedding in Sydney and will be away on the weekend
All the team news:more
By Les Muir
WRESTING with a mid-season injury crisis before the biggest game of the year, Tumut coach Jarrad Teka has little time to contemplate the imminent return of front row enforcer Dan Kilian.more
Albury has lost fullback Lachie Hampton for the vital clash with Gundagai Greenfield Park on Sunday.
Rookie Bronson Meehan has taken Hampton's s;pot.
Elsewhere, there are major changes toseveral teams for round nine of the premiership:more
This week’s Bush Telegraph look’s at *Under 23 & Ladies League Tag Country Championships Results and upcoming fixtures*Women’s Country-City Clash at North Sydney Oval*State of Origin Tickets available for purchase*Final call for clubs to support #shooshforkidsweek*Central Coast Rooster Staff expression of interest for 2018 season..CLICK MOREmore
RD 5 - Group 9 Match of the Round is Temora v Kangaroos on Sunday 7th May ...the Broadcast live stream game is Brothers v Young Sunday from 2:30 pm..click on waggawagga.tv if you cannot make it to the ground.more
Junee captain-coach Matt Hands is back in first grade for the Diesels desperation clash with Southcity at McDonald's Park on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Temora have also rushed in Kiwi recruit Joe Fidow into the pack for the dice with Young at Alfred Oval this weekend.
All the Group Nine teams:more
Kick-off times for Saturday’s annual representative games between Group 9 v Group 20 are shown below. All games will be played on the EW More Oval Griffith.....
SULLIVAN CUP –2.00 pm
WEISSEL CUP – 3.20 pm
LEAGUETAG – 4.50 pm
U 23’s – 6.00 pmmore
A reminder to Group 9 U 18 representative players you are required to attend training Wednesday 19th April from 5:30 pm on Parramore Park Wagga Wagga..........The U18's play Group 20 On Saturday 22nd April kick-off is 3.20 pm on EW Moore Oval Griffith........more
Look's at the following news and events – Western Rams claim dual Country Championship titles, Country teams make it three-from-three in the NSW Challenge Cup Country v City only 24 days away – purchase tickets by clicking here Greater Southern Rugby League Camp to be held in Berry. U16 and 18 Country Representative teams to tour New Zealand in July..more
LEAGUE TAG LYNLEY JONES SOPHIE GAYNOR JESS BEER KATE BRUCE ASHLEIGH CARROLL RENEE GLANVILLE COURTNEY BARRETT CHEALSEA TOUT EMILY PERROTT JACKELYN HUGHES MCKENNA HENMAN BAILY PORTER JESS McDONALD MADDISON ABSOLOM BRIDGET HORSLEY...CLICK MOREmore
UNDER 16'S TOM JENKINS JACK ELPHICK JOSH BAKER JAYDEN BROWN TYE TINDALE VALE ZAC RUMBLE LATRELL SIEGWALT HARRY KRUEZER JEREMY WISCOMBE RHYS MITCH STEVE ANDERSON HAMILTON CLEAR TOM MILLER JACK COBDEN RHYS WELDON WAYLON COOTE BEN POLLOCK JARRED COCHRANE...CLICK MOREmore
UNDER 18'S BRAD CAIN RYAN CRONIN JOHN DOWNES MATT FELLOWS BOWIE FOSTER JAYDEN HAMPTON AUSTIN HAY LUKE HERMAN TYSON HODGE JAI HUMPHRIES LACHIE JOLLIFFE JORDAN LITTLE LUKE McBEATH JOSH SIEGWALT JIMMY STEWART BRODY TRACEY TYSON MCLOUGHLAN LIAM WISCOMBE...CLICK MOREmore
Ed Ansell Jordyn Ballard Troy Barby Mitch Bennett Dylan Cole Dave Cowhan Tristan Dickson Tyron Gorman Zac Graham Matt Henery Hayden Jollife Hayden Philip Nathan Rose Trent Schubach Jordan Shepherd Aaron Slater Ray Talimalie....CLICK MOREmore
The life streaming broadcast game in round 2 is Cootamundra v Tumbarumba.....Wagga Wagga.TV will broadcast the game on Sunday 9th April so if you are a fan and can't make it to the game switch on to waggawagga.tv facebook, your computer or mobile phone still see the match streamed live with waggawaggw.tvmore
The votes are in, and the Team of the Week for round 1 of the Group 9 premiership has been chosen.
Absolutely no surprise that Junee fullback Daniel Foley made the cut after five tries against Cootamundra on Sunday, but who else is in the team?more
In this week’s Bush Telegraph we take a look at the following news and events
• U16/18 Country Championship Finals rescheduled
• Crookwell Green Devils and Harden Hawks ready to play for Haysey
• Round One of NSW Challenge Cup to kick-off this weekend
• Only 37 days remaining to purchase tickets to the final Country v City
By Les Muir
RATHER than be fazed by the favourites tag, Gundagai captain-coach James Smart is more than prepared to live with it.
Heading into a testing opening round clash with Young at Anzac Park on Sunday, Gundagai is widely regarded as the team to beat for this year’s Group Nine titlemore
In this week’s edition of the Bush Telegraph we take a look at the following –
SLE Worldwide Australia U16/18 Country Championship Semi-Finals in Bathurst – Live Match Centre and team lists
Country Women’s team to be named to take on City
Indigenous All Stars claim Group 10 clash
CRL welcome new staff...CLICK TO VIEWmore
Group 9 wishes to acknowledge the Roosters and Parramatta NRL Clubs who have each sent a player signed Guernsey as prizes for the Group 9 Reconciliation Cup Raffle at the game on the 11th March at Harris Park. The Group also wishes to acknowledge the North Queensland Cowboys who have forwarded shorts & water bottles also as prizes for the raffle on the day...more
The Group 9 Reconciliation Shield challenge between the All Stars v the Indigenous All Stars will be played on Harris Park Wagga Wagga 11th March 2017. The main game kick off is 6:00 pm. The women's rugby league trial game 4:30 pm. Gates will open at 3:30 pm. Entry cost will be $5 pp with programmes $1. U/16s are FREE via gate entry.more
Prizes in the Group 9 raffle will include Roosters, Parramatta signed Guernsey's & all Stars Guernsey for selection by winner.Ticket costs will be 3 for $2 or 10 for $5... The drawn will take place at half time of the main game. Gate entry open's 3:30 pm. The trial Womens's Rugby League Game kick-off 4:30 pm. The All Stars v the Indigenous All Stars game kick-off 6:00 pm venue is Harris Park..more
RECORD-BREAKING referee Bernie Nix has stunned the Group Nine premiership by announcing his retirement Five months after controlling his 15th first grade grand final, and more than 460 games across all grades,more
Training is underway in preparation for the trial Rugby League game between to women's teams. The game will be a curtain raiser before the Group 9 Indigenous annual challenge....Harris Park Wagga Wagga is the venue on the 11th March 2017. The main game kick off is 6:00 pm - Women's trial game 4:30 pm - Gates open 3:00 pmmore
A former NRL player and recent Wagga Wagga Kangaroos player till his retirement Nigel Plumb has put up his hand to pass on his valuable game knowledge to the players as a second coach assisting Chris Rose...more
The Group Nine premiers will host a team from Papua New Guinea in Wagga on March. Rugby league is the biggest sport in Papua New Guinea and the passion for the game will be on full display against the Bulls.more
Gundagai has been boosted by news barnstorming front rower Vincent Brown won't be lost to the club. Brown is a big presence in the middle of the Tigers pack and will return to give opposition plenty of headaches....more
The chance to try something new has seen James Curgenven leave Wagga City for a crack at rugby league. After helping the Boiled Lollies to a grand final appearance last season, the Englishman will leap into the unknown after joining Group Nine club Tumut....more
Ben Jeffery and Nick Skinner will go head to head as part of the Reconciliation Cup on March 11. For the third year running, Jeffery will lead the Indigenous All Stars teams into battle against the Group Nine All Stars in the pre-season clash at Equex Centre....more
Brothers have continued its big recruitment drive, securing two more players before the New Year. The Wagga club has picked up young centre Connor McCauley from Junee as well as Fijian prop Rulade Vuetivavalagi....more
Tumut Blues Premiership winning captain / coach in 2008 Jarrad Teka returns to the Tumut Blues following his appointment by the Club as coach for the 2017 season. Jarrad retired as a player in 2014. He has been appointed as a non playing coach.The Club continues to negotiate with several other players but yet to confirm the signings...more
The annual Group 9 Reconciliation Cup challenge between the Group 9 All Stars v the Group 9 Indigenous All Stars will be played on McDonald Park Wagga Wagga on March 11 2017...Teams & Coaches to be announced shortly...more
Gundagai Tigers Lock forward Brett Eccleston is the recipient of the 2016 Eric Weissel Medal. Brett with a total of 25 votes was followed by Kyle McCarthy 18 votes, Daniel Foley 17 votes, Hayden Philp 15 votes,Jaames Luff, Matt Forsyth, Brayden Sharrock & Jon Huggett 14 votes, Hayden Jeans, Hayden Cowled 13 votes..more
XXXX GOLD CUP - SOUTH CITY 22 d GUNDAGAI 18
BURMIESTER SHIELD - GUNDAGAI 16 d SOUTH CITY 12
LADIES LEAGUETAG - BROTHERS 34 d ALBURY 4
WIESSEL CUP - SOUTH CITY d BROTHERS 14
SULLIVAN CUP - KANGAROOS 20 d COOTAMUNDRA 6more
After hours of deliberation, the selection of the Team of the Year has been completed.
Players were chosen following a tally of appearances in the Team of the Week over the season, but countback rules were needed to decide some positions.
It must be stressed the Group Nine Team of the Year, which is chosen by the 11 first grades coaches, will be announced at the Weissel Medal presentation.more
Players from seven clubs have squeezed into the Team of the Week for the last round of the Group Nine premiership.
Capping a magnificent five years at Kangaroos, outgoing captain-coach Adam Hall made the team alongside rookie club-mate Callum Polsen.
All that now needs to be done is for the Team of the Year to be finalised.
Watch this space!more
Albury has snatched fourth spot on the ladder to clinch a home final with a thrilling 30-24 victory over Gundagai at Anzac Park.
In contrast, Young's 22-18 loss to Junee has dumped to team to fifth and into an elimination final against the Thunder at Greenfield Parkmore
By Les Muir
WITH Junee in the fight of their life to keep a spot in the top three for the Group Nine finals, star lock Clifford Morris is not backing away from the critical role he must play to help save the Diesels.more
Tumut captain-coach Luke Srama is injured and will not play against Young at Twickenham on Sunday.
Srama has a torn hamstring and a suspected broken rib, leaving him unlikely to play for the Blues in the final round as well.
In a change, Laurie Daley Oval is out of action,forcing Junee to Albury at nearby Loftus Oval.
All the teams for round 17:more
THE Woolford clan have further strengthened their association with Group Nine club Young.
Following in the footsteps of Simon and Steve Woolford, classy hooker James Woolford has been appointed captain-coach of the Cherrypickers.more
Rival captain-coaches Neil Thorman (Young) and James Smart (Gundagai) return to their respective teams for the blockbuster clash on Sunday.
Thorman has completed a four-game suspension, while Smart rested last week because of minor injuries.
Significantly, the critical game has been moved to Keith Cullen Oval because of the continuing wet weather.more
The votes have been counted and result was clear-cut as the Team of the Week for round 12 was unveiled.
Unsurprisingly, four Southcity players landed places following the Bulls rampaging victory over Albury at Harris Park on Sunday.
Across the board, players from five other clubs also made the team.more
By Les Muir
GROUP Nine officials will scrutinize video of a melee at McDonald’s Park on Saturday before deciding if action needs to be taken against players from Kangaroos or Brothers or spectators.more
Some of the brightest talent in Group Nine has bolted into the Team of the Week for round 10.
Young hotshots including Adam Reardon and Ethan Mackenzie grabbed spots, while more seasoned stars like Blake Dunn and Jayden Kelly were also selected.more
Gundagai's dominant victory over previously unbeaten Southcity on Sunday ensured the Tigers were well represented in the Team of the Week for round nine.
Likewise, three Young players also landed in the team following the Cherrypickers' success in the wet at Nixon Park.more
HE PLAYED on a losing team, but Tumbarumba prop Matt Byatt still stormed into the Team of the Week for round eight.
Byatt's outstanding performance in Tumbarumba's 32-22 loss to Junee could not fail to impress.
Likewise, Junee's standin skipper Trent Schuback and second rower Will Merritt
also grabbed spotsmore
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
2016 AAMI SENIOR COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
NSW COUNTRY U16 AND 18 SIDES NAMED
U16/18 COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
AAMI LUCKY FUND WINNERS WEEK 4 – EVANS HEAD BOMBERS RLFC
COUGARS RAISING MONEY FOR HARLEMmore
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
Click more for the details............more
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
As a 2016 sponsor you will partner Group 9 Rugby League in the 2016 competition and beyond. In return for your investment you will receive a variety of opportunities to promote and network your business/product to a large Rugby League community in the Region.INVESTMENT $500...Contact Peter 0412184124more
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
issue four of the Bush Telegraph;
Bendigo Bank Castlereagh League to expand in 2016
Hogs for Homeless hit the road
NRL Community Carnival visits the Central Coast & Gunnedah
Finish with the Right Stuff offer free online training
Hunter Valley Combined Competition Facebook Page...click moremore
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..
Finally, the CRL Shop has reopened with some new and exciting imore
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
Group 9 is seeking sponsors for the 2016 season & beyond. Sponsorship packages are now available for large or small organisations to target the Rugby League community. Contact the Marketing/Sponsorship Manager to see how your organisation will benefit from a partnership with the Group. Contact Peter on 0412184124 or email email@example.com
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
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