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  • Tom Jones’ AFL Grand Final rugby ‘blunder’

    So, 74 year old Tom has accidentally referred to the AFL players as 'rugby players'. Big deal, you so-called journalists refer to players of every code as 'footballers'. Is this faux pas really in any way comparable to the off-key, […]

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  • The one exercise that might change your running forever

    I can't remember where I first read this but forgot to post it straight away... "I was leafing through the back of an out-of-print book, a collection of runners' biographies called 'The Five Kings of Distance,' when I came across […]

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  • 7ft slate bed pool table for sale in Bendigo – SOLD

    Superior quality full size (7" pub/comp) pool table for sale. One piece Italian slate bed. Very heavy extra chunky solid timber with large detachable and adjustable legs. Quality brass and leather trim. Blue English napped felt still playable but rubbers […]

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  • Bendigo Eight Ball Association Summer Season

    Here’s the revised Summer Season draw. Div3Draw2

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  • Bendigocuesports.com Alternative Website

    Being a good friend of the guys over at Bendigo Web Design, I am often asked to review and spell check their new websites before going live. I was very interested in their alternative design for the bendigocuesports.com, which I […]

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  • Bendigo Eighball Pool Competition – Summer Season

    BEBA Summer season starts Monday 12th November! The cut-off is the end of October, so if you want to play, contact Reece at the Ressie Hotel now! You too could win a lovely posh trophy like this one…

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  • Grand Final – Bendigo 5 v 6 Puckapunyal

    The Fighting Miners failed in their quest to win back-to-back premierships when they were defeated by the Puckapunyal Boars 6-5 in a quagmire at Puckapunyal last Saturday. Torrential rain had covered the playing surface with about 50mm of water which soon cut up to become a quagmire. Adding to the difficult conditions were intermittent downpours and a strong wind.

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  • Miners Aiming for Twelfth Premiership

    The Fighting Miners travel to Puckapunyal on Saturday seeking back-to-back premierships in the VRU Country Division. The Fighting Miners are celebrating their fortieth anniversary this year and are hoping for a twelfth premiership to crown the celebrations.

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  • Bendigo 140 v 0 Border Army

    Scoring records tumbled as the Fighting Miners humiliated a hapless Border Army team in the minor semi-final at Shadforth Park last Saturday. Spearheaded by centre Michael Crichton, who scored an incredible nine tries, the Miners completely dominated proceedings, scoring twenty two unanswered tries. From Crichton’s first try in the second minute of play till Vaai Liufau’s try in the final minute, the Miners were unrelenting. The longest period between tries was eight minutes midway through the first half.

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  • Another Big Match in Bendigo this Saturday

    The Fighting Miners will be at full strength for their clash with competition leader Cobram Dust Devils at Shadforth Park this Saturday. In their last outing, the Miners knocked Puckapunyal Boars out of top position with a convincing win. Bendigo coach Alan Wilkinson is confident his team can repeat the feat against the Dust Devils. In their two previous clashes with the Dust Devils this season, the Miners have a loss and a draw.

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  • Bendigo Lick League Leaders

    A resurgent Fighting Miners thrashed competition leaders 46-20 in an eight try romp at Shadforth Park last Saturday. After an indifferent start to the season, the Miners have now had an unbeaten streak of four matches.

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  • Big Match in Bendigo this Saturday

    The Fighting Miners are at full strength for their clash with competition leader Puckapunyal Boars at Shadforth Park this Saturday. After two weeks on the road where the Miners beat Border Army and drew with Cobram, they go into the match with some degree of confidence. In their two previous encounters this season, the Boars have won both but the Miners consider themselves unlucky to have lost the last match at Puckapunyal where they scored three tries to the Boars’ one.

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  • Say No To Vuvuzelas!

    Along with the referees, the new ball and the underwhelming standard of play, this contemptible contraption has conspired to mar the current FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Worryingly, stores here in Australia are unable to keep up with demand. For sports fans, this cannot be good news. The 2010 World Cup will always be remembered for these monotonous, obnoxious horns and God forbid they be allowed to permeate the Aussie sporting culture! My advice is say 'No' and particularly if you cannot confirm their origin. For instance, I would highly recommend against importing vuvuzelas from Papua New Guinea, where they are more commonly referred to as a koteka or phallocrypt.

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  • New Zealand 29-10 Wales

    A second test defeat was always likely, particularly if you look at the form books but Wales still could have performed better. The All Blacks looked a little unimaginative and may I be so bold as to say hesitant? In the dying seconds the score sat at a perfectly respectable 22 - 10, a score many Welshmen would have bitten arms off to take prior to kick-off, but a slip from Byrne was gratefully pounced on by Cruden for a late try that was a little hard to swallow. The effort by the Welsh was considerable but I couldn't help but feel that there was a little more to come. Like many of my school reports, 'Could do better' summed it up nicely, but surprisingly more so for the home nation. The third half result was more even, with the Welsh fans just sneaking a glorious victory by drinking Hamilton dry of Guinness. A great night was had by all and one I hope to repeat next year at the Rugby World Cup 2011, here in New Zealand.

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  • Wales v All Blacks 2nd Test in Hamilton

    It's abso-bloody-lutely belting it down here in Hamilton but the overwhelming urge to trawl the local bars for Welshmen is too strong.....hmm, that came out wrong? What I mean is, it would be nice to meet up with the Welsh rugby fans who have descended on Hamilton in their droves for the 2nd Test tomorrow and partake of a few sherbets while we reminisce about the green, green grass of home; God’s country if you will. I’ll have to get a taxi!

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  • Thanks Waikato Rugby Union

    It goes without saying that an essential ingredient of going to watch a live International rugby match is the ticket but after days spent tracking down accommodation, I thought I'd left it too late.... Ticketek were telling me that only crap seats were available and that I might be confined to the temporary stand where die-hard fans actually stand and huddle around a 3 inch portable TV to share the experience. However, in the hope of a minor miracle, I called Waikato Rugby Union's Sales Manager, John Mudford, who usually deals with the stadium's hospitality goodness that us mere mortals only dream of affording. I explained my predicament and his response was short and sweet.

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  • Cobram 24 v 12 Bendigo

    The Fighting Miners suffered their first ever defeat at the hands of the Cobram Dust Devils at Koonoomoo last Saturday. The Dust Devils entered the competition in 2008 but have not been competitive until the current season.

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  • Bendigo Pipped to the Post by Puckapunyal

    Despite scoring three tries to their opponent’s one, the Fighting Miners were narrowly defeated by the Puckapunyal Boars in wet, raining conditions last Saturday. Lack of discipline when not in possession of the ball cost the Miners dearly as the Puckapunyal goalkicker took every chance offered to him, slotting 5/5 with four penalties and a conversion.

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  • Bendigo Lose Season Opener

    Saturday's opening match of the 2010 Country Victoria rugby season saw the Fighting Miners suffer a 14 - 26 defeat at the hands of Puckapunyal at Shadforth Park, Bendigo.

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  • Bendigo Rugby Season 2010 Draw

    The 2010 Country Draw is now available. You may download it here or alternatively from the Miners' website. Round 1 kicks off at 3pm against Puckpunyal at home (Shadforth Park, North Bendigo) on May 1st. You might also like to know that the Fighting Miners have a practice match against Premier Division Side, Melbourne on Saturday April 17th Kick-off at 3pm at Shadforth Park. Please go along and support.

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