Boars expect full-bore Pirates at Narrabri

Boars expect full-bore Pirates at Narrabri

Samantha Newsam July 8, 2016, Northern Daily Leader

NARRABRI knows they’ve got to improve but know they’ve got the arsenal to win their rematch with Pirates at Dangar Park today.

The two met only two weeks ago, with the Blue Boars storming home to snatch the points after the bell.

Today promises to be just as tight a struggle and Blue Boars coach Nick Lennon is fully prepared to have to weather an early storm.


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Barney Rubble’s 2016 Rugby Review – Rd 8 v Pirates

Barney Rubble’s 2016 Rugby Review – Rd 8 v Pirates

From their website

Another cold and damp weekend saw the Blue Boars headed to Tamworth to take on the Pirates in four grades as all Narrabri teams finally got to play at the same venue for the first time this season.

The Under 16’s kicked off the day’s play as they took on the young Buccaneers. For both junior grades it was the first time the Boars and Pirates had met for the season as the 6 team draw had somehow kept them apart for the first 8 rounds. But with two more clashes to between them to come it would give a good indication of where the two clubs colts were at. Unfortunately the Piglets struggled to get in the game and went down 40-5. The disappointment was clear to see, no more so than on Big Ben Atkinson’s face. Benno refused to be consoled after the match but will no doubt use it to lead the charge when Pirates come to visit Dangar Park.

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Day One of Country Championships Rugby | Photos, Updates

Day One of Country Championships Rugby | Photos, Updates

Sam Newsam May 7, 2016 The Northern Daily Leader

The Novocastrians were the Kookaburras’ nemisis with the opens clipping the Kookaburras wings 33-18.

The Kookaburras were chasing their first Caldwell Cup since 2001 and really took the fight to last years runners-up.

There was nothing in it in the first half, Simon Newton putting the Kookaburras ahead 3-nil with a few minutes remaining, before Newcastle hooker Steve Lamont ploughed through a few tired Central North tackles in the shades of half-time to give them a 5-3 lead at the break.

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Caldwell Cup the aim for Kookas

Caldwell Cup the aim for Kookas

May 6, 2016

HE lifted the Richardson Shield last year and now Central North skipper Matt Schwager is hoping to get his hands on the Caldwell Cup. 

The Kookaburras will in Armidale this weekend be chasing their first Caldwell Cup since 2001 and, with the squad they have assembled, are confident they can give it a good shake. 

“We’ve got probably the best team we can pick out of the whole of Central North,” Schwager said. 

Pretty much everyone coaches Tom Cullen and Hunter Harley asked committed to being involved. 

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A 'TAH ON THE RISE: Coonamble's Hanigan joins Super Rugby Club for 2016 season

A 'TAH ON THE RISE: Coonamble's Hanigan joins Super Rugby Club for 2016 season

Local Coonamble/Pilliga Ned Hannigan has been chosen in the 2016 squad

Local Coonamble/Piliga, Ned Hannigan has been chosen in the 2016 squad to represent the Waratahs this season.

Last year he played in the under 20's side and toured OS with them. After watching many games with him in it at St Josephs College, Hunters Hill it's nice to see the hard work pay off.

A great career for an outstanding sportsman.

Congratulations Ned.

From the Daily Liberal

NED Hanigan is a star on the rise.

The Coonamble boy earned Australian Schoolboys selection in 2013, and last year represented Australia at the World Rugby 20s Championships in Italy, where he was named Australia's MVP.

Now his career has soared to new heights, with Hanigan elevated into the core training squad for the NSW Waratahs just before Christmas.

"I think it was a bit surreal," he said.

"Daryl (Gibson, Waratahs head coach) called me into his office and said 'you've been training well and we want to pull you on full-time'.

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Schwager wins top award

Schwager wins top award

Narrabri Blue Boars captain Matt Schwager has described winning the Narrabri ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ as very ‘humbling’ after it was announced at the annual Narrabri Shire Sports Awards evening on the weekend.

Narrabri Blue Boars captain Matt Schwager has described winning the Narrabri ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ as very ‘humbling’ after it was announced at the annual Narrabri Shire Sports Awards evening on the weekend.

Schwager was out of town on Saturday night, however proud parents, Tony and Shirley, were on hand to collect the trophy on his behalf.

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Blue Boars Bring Premiership back home

Blue Boars Bring Premiership back home

Narrabri crashed the party and started one of their own at Moree on Saturday, playing its best game of rugby for the season to take back the Central North title. The Blue Boars have now gone back to back in both minor and major premiership titles in the last two seasons.
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Boars lose battle but not the war

Boars lose battle but not the war

Narrabri secure back-to-back minor premierships despite dropping first game of season.

The Narrabri Blue Boars perfect run this season may have been cut short in the very last regular Central North fixture on the weekend, however it sets up an enthralling couple of weeks of rugby as finals time begins to heat up.

Whilst Moree Bulls came away victorious on Dangar Park last Saturday, it wasn’t enough to stop the home side from securing another minor premiership and another major semi-final at home, courtesy of picking up two crucial bonus points during the game.

That was down to the Boars second-half comeback, which saw them finish with four tries and keep the game to within a seven-point contest.

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