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UNION: Southern Beaches defeat Hamilton, Tahs beat Uni

A RETURN to their spiritual home of Cahill Oval proved a successful formula Southern Beaches today when they defeated defending Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union premiers Hamilton 33-24.
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Due to clashes with football and rugby league clubs Valentine Phoenix and Lakes United, Beaches have been forced to play their home matches at other venues this season.

Early returns by Mark O’Brien (injury) and Adrian Sutter (work) were a welcome boost for the Beaches and both starred in the victory.

Both sides scored four tries, but the boot of winger Tyler Ostle proved the difference with two conversions and three penalties.

At half-time the Hawks led 14-6, before Beaches powered home to hand Hamilton their second loss of the season.

‘‘Our boys just showed up today and Cahill Oval has always been a strong ground for us,’’ Beaches president Mitch Ostle said.

‘‘It was good to play there as it wasn’t looking like it earlier in the week.’’

The Waratahs continued their domination of the competition by destroying University 68-24 at Waratah Oval.

Inspired by Kiwi halfback Auvasa Falealii, the Tahs piled on 10 tries to four.

Player-coach Hayden Pedersen scored two tries to take his season tally to 16 in seven matches and lanky winger Francis Deng also crossed for a double.

At Walters Park, Lake Macquarie overcame a shaky start where they were down 7-0 to defeat Nelson Bay 48-19.

At half-time the Roos held a narrow 17-12 advantage, but two-try heroes Tavita Ah Wong and Kenny Viliamu helped Lakes storm home in the second half.

The wins to Lake Macquarie and Beaches leap-frogged them over Maitland into fifth and sixth place respectively, after the Blacks went down 28-18 to Wanderers at Marcellin Park.

Andrew Katoa scored a double for the Two Blues and Mark Sherwood’s radar was honed as he kicked three penalties and converted two of the three tries.

At Townson Oval, Merewether-Carlton crushed Easts 47-5 with Sam Bright and Gareth Ernst both scoring two tries each.

Action from the Waratahs V University match at Waratah Oval on Suniday. Waratahs Daniel McGavern, David Farrar and Tyson Tenari celebrating a try by Farrar. Picture MAX MASON-HUBERS

REAL NRL: Kurri defeat Wests 26-22

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Jay Stevens, of Kurri Kurri. File photo

A JAY Stevens try in the final minutes handed Kurri Kurri a nail-biting 26-22 victory over Western Suburbs today in Newcastle Rugby League.

From 15 metres out the Kurri back-rower carried two defenders on his back to score under the posts and send a healthy Kurri Sportsground crowd into raptures.

The Bulldogs led 10-0 early through tries to Daniel Abraham and Jesse Royal, before Wests hit back through Jake Finn and Zac Walsh to level the game at 10-all at half-time.

The game continued to see-saw in the second half, but when Wests centre Callan Richardson crossed to give the Rosellas a 22-20 lead late in the game it appeared the match was won.

But with three minutes left Wests fumbled at kick from Kurri halfback Ben Jeffries and it gave the home side one last attacking raid for Stevens to pounce.

For Wests it was more disappointment, their second defeat in seven days in the final minutes of a match.

‘‘We’ve got to learn how to shut out a game, but it was a high quality match today,’’ Wests coach Craig Miller said.

‘‘I’m feeling a lot better about our performance and effort, although we didn’t get the two points.’’

Both sides suffered injuries to key forwards.

Wests lost Dean McBain (rib cartilage) and Mark Farrer (dislocated elbow) in the first 10 minutes and Abraham went off for Kurri with a dislocated shoulder.

Round six continues tomorrow with Central Newcastle hosting Macquarie at St John Oval, Port Stephens face Maitland at Lakeside Sports Complex and Lakes United play Cessnock at Cahill Oval.

AFL: Killarney Vale defeat Warners Bay by 2 points

Action from the Black Diamond AFL match between Cardiff and Newcastle City. Picture Max Mason Hubers Action from the Black Diamond AFL match between Cardiff and Newcastle City. Picture Max Mason Hubers
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Action from the Black Diamond AFL match between Cardiff and Newcastle City. Picture Max Mason Hubers

WARNERS Bay paid for their tardy starts in the opening quarters as they lost by two points to Killarney Vale today in Black Diamond AFL.

The Bombers held on to win 11.6 (72) to 11.4 (70) at Seaman Oval, despite a rampant fightback from the Bulldogs.

Going into the fourth quarter the Bulldogs were down by 25 points, but a five-goal-to-one final stanza almost snatched the victory.

Warners Bay kicked their final goal with a minute to play to get within two but were unable to regain the ball for a centre clearance.

‘‘Another a minute and I think we would have had it,’’ Bulldogs coach Jimmy Newburn said.

‘‘It was disappointing, but a much improved performance from last weekend.’’

The Bombers clinched victory with their rapid starts by kicking eight goals in the opening 10 minutes of the first and second quarters.

Newcastle City’s Jacob Dawes had the last laugh on his former teammates at Cardiff, with the Blues thumping the Hawks 24.14 (158) to 8.6 (54) at No.1 Sportsground.

Dawes joined the Blues from Cardiff this season and in the lead up to the grudge match Hawks coach Adam Dugan said he would have a target on his back.

Dawes appeared unintimidated, kicking five goals in the victory.

City veteran full forward Courtney Knight was superb in a 11-goal spree.

At Rose Point Park, Terrigal flogged Singleton 29.11 (185) to 7.6 (48).

South Cardiff defeat Jaffas, rusty Wheelhouse  

FORMER Jets captain Jobe Wheelhouse described his debut for Lambton as ‘‘rusty’’ as the Jaffas lost 1-0 to South Cardiff today.
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A goal in the 84th minute to Gunners striker Brad Waters proved the difference in a largely lacklustre game at Arthur Edden Oval.

South Cardiff had limited chances, but when Waters got in behind the Jaffas back line he slotted home the winner with aplomb.

The victory has temporarily pushed the Gunners to third on the Northern NSW State League ladder, with the other four games played tomorrow.

All the build-up to the game surrounded Wheelhouse, who quit the Jets mid-way through the last A-League season after he was told he would not be re-signed by the club.

Wheelhouse started at holding midfielder, but an injury to Jaffas skipper Ben Herron forced the 106-game A-League veteran to shift to central defence in the second half.

‘‘I was a bit rusty to start with for sure, but I had a few good touches,’’ Wheelhouse said.

‘‘I thought we did enough in the back end of the first half to take the lead.

‘‘We had two or three really good chances and that’s hurt us in the end.’’

In tomorrow’s matches, Charlestown City Blues host Valentine Phoenix at Lisle Carr Oval, the win-less Lake Macquarie travel to Bear Park to face Weston, Broadmeadow are home at Wanderers Oval against the Jets Youth and Edgeworth and Hamilton Olympic will battle for third spot at Jack McLaughlan Oval.

Jobe Wheelhouse playing his first match for Lambton Jaffas. They were defeated by South Cardiff 1-0. Picture by Dean Osland

Jobe Wheelhouse playing his first match for Lambton Jaffas. They were defeated by South Cardiff 1-0. Picture by Dean Osland

Jobe Wheelhouse playing his first match for Lambton Jaffas. They were defeated by South Cardiff 1-0. Picture by Dean Osland

Jobe Wheelhouse playing his first match for Lambton Jaffas. They were defeated by South Cardiff 1-0. Picture by Dean Osland

Jobe Wheelhouse playing his first match for Lambton Jaffas. They were defeated by South Cardiff 1-0. Picture by Dean Osland

Jobe Wheelhouse playing his first match for Lambton Jaffas. They were defeated by South Cardiff 1-0. Picture by Dean Osland

Jobe Wheelhouse playing his first match for Lambton Jaffas. They were defeated by South Cardiff 1-0. Picture by Dean Osland

Jobe Wheelhouse playing his first match for Lambton Jaffas. They were defeated by South Cardiff 1-0. Picture by Dean Osland

Jobe Wheelhouse playing his first match for Lambton Jaffas. They were defeated by South Cardiff 1-0. Picture by Dean Osland

Jobe Wheelhouse playing his first match for Lambton Jaffas. They were defeated by South Cardiff 1-0. Picture by Dean Osland

Teen in jail for sexually abusing his brother

Source: The Illawarra Mercury
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An Illawarra teenager who traded cigarettes for sexual favours from his 13-year-old brother was fixated with sex and struggled to control his urges, Wollongong District Court has heard.

A doctor who assessed the now 19-year-old while he was in jail awaiting sentence said the teen displayed signs of “hyper sexuality” and had trouble dealing appropriately with his sexual urges.

The young man, who legally cannot be named, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child aged 10 to 14.

The court heard the teen was at home with his brother on August 11 last year when he asked him to participate in sexual activity.

Despite the younger boy’s protests, he eventually agreed and the pair engaged in several sex acts.

The following day, they were in the older brother’s bedroom when the younger boy asked his brother for a cigarette.

The teenager told his brother he would give him a cigarette if he performed a sex act on him and the boy agreed.

The activity went on for about six minutes before the boy again told his brother he didn’t want to do it.

They stopped and the older boy rolled his brother three cigarettes.

The court yesterday heard the socially isolated youth started viewing pornography aged 14.

He told the doctor he continuously thought about sex and she found he had become fixated on finding a sexual partner, often resorting to using a sex doll his mother had purchased for him.

She said the teen posed a “moderate to high” risk of reoffending and would require ongoing psychiatric treatment to help him control his urges.

The doctor also said the man’s sexual struggles were not helped by his chronic psychotic disorder and borderline mild intellectual disability, all of which Judge Paul Conlon took into account in finding the teen had a reduced culpability in committing the crimes.

He sentenced the teen to nine months’ jail for the two sexual assaults, as well as six months’ jail for a separate act of intimidation against his mother that occurred later the same month.

In that incident, the teen hurled abuse at his mother and tried to stab her in the throat with a knife before she managed to grab the weapon and flee the house.

With time already served, the teen is eligible for release from prison next Wednesday.

The court heard the socially isolated youth started viewing pornography aged 14.

He will be required to spend an additional 18 months under the supervision of Probation and Parole officers.