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ON THE BURST: Maron Solofuti finds space in Southern Beaches 28-19 win over Lake Macquarie in the Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union match of the round. Picture: Stewart HazellNEWCASTLE RUGBYMaitland overpowered bogey team The Waratahs 38-33 at Marcellin Park to end a five-game losing streak as the top five in the NHRU kicked clear.
Premiers, Hamilton continued their unbeaten run with a 31-15 win over Nelson Bay at Strong Oval.
Southern Beaches won a torrid encounter with Lake Macquarie 28-19 at Walters Park to bring a halt to the Roos’ five-game winning streak.
Wanderers out-classed University 51-0 at Bernie Curran Oval and Merewether stormed past Singleton 36-7at Rugby Park.
NEWCASTLE RUGBY LEAGUECessnock made it back to back win with an impressive 38-10shut down of Central at Cessnock Sportsground.
At Coronation Oval, Kurri Kurri held on to beat Maitland 24-20. The Bulldogs led 12-4 at half-time.
ON TARGET: Pat Brown scored a hat-trick to help steer Lambton Jaffas to a 6-1 rout of Adamstown Rosebud. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
NORTHERN NSW FOOTBALL NPLPat Brown scorred a hat-trick to lead Lambton Jaffas to a 6-1 thrashing of Adamstown Rosebud 6-1 at Edden Oval.
In the late game Saturday, premiers Edgeworth came from behind to beat Charlestown 3-1 at Lisle Carr Oval.
BLACK DIAMOND AFLWarners Bay kept their faint finals hopes alive with a resounding win over Nelson Bay 19.11-125 to 7.5-47at Feighan Oval.
Peter van Dam celebrated his 300thgame for Terrigal Avoca with a commanding 21.16-142 to 4.3-27triumph over neighbours Killarney Vale at Hylton Moore Oval.
In the twilight game, Newcastle City came from behind to beat arch rivals Cardiff 15.5-95 to 14.7-91 at No.1 Sportsground.
NEWCASTLE NETBALL TOP SHOT: Wests’ goal attack Emma Prince takes aim in the win over Forsythes. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
Maryville Tavern’s push for a finals berth hit a hurdle with a nailbiting 35-34 loss to Nova Thunder.
In other games, BNC accounted for South Pride 43-40, Forsythes went down to leaders Wests Leagues 63-24 and Souths Lions thrashed Junction Stella 21.