Brumbies stung as Sharks pinch late win

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Missed chances: Sam Carter and the ACT Brumbies are smarting after losing their first two Super Rugby matches for the first time since 1999.Sam Carter lamented a series of missed opportunities after his ACT Brumbies opened their Super Rugby season with a second straight loss for the first time since 1999.
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The Brumbies are now pushing uphill after South African-outfit Durban Sharks conjured a miracle try after the final siren to prevail 27-22 at Canberra Stadium.

Quirindi export Carter, who produced a tireless display in the back-row for ACT, admitted Saturday night’s defeat proved a blown chance for the boys from the capital.

“It was tough, we’re about winning and we don’t really like losing,”Carter said.

“There were a few positive things there, but two weeks in a row we’ve let ourselves down in the final moments.

“We fought back in the second half and hardly had any ball … we rallied and got the score even.

“We just couldn’t capitalise on the opportunities we had in the last 10 minutes.”

The Brumbies crossed for three tries to two, but it was the boot of Sharks ace Patrick Lambie which proved the difference.

Lambie slotted five penalties and one conversion for a match-haul of 17 points.

Alex Newsome’s Super Rugby debut proved the highlight of a mixed roundfor the region’s exports.

The Glen Innes flyer played the last three minutes as his Western Force side recorded a memorable 26-19 win against Queensland Reds on Thursday night.

Newsome’s taste of elite club rugby comes just months after he starred for the NSW Country Eagles.

The 22-year old outside backdidn’t get the opportunity to showcase his attacking talents with the Force defending in their 22 for the time he was on the field as the Reds pressed hard for an equaliser.

But the Force defence held firm to post their first win of 2017.

Tamworth’s Paddy Ryan featured as an interchange replacement during a 55-36 loss for the NSW Waratahs against the Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday.

In stark contrast to the Tahs’ previous clash, this contest featured 13 tries for the game.

Ryan had two stints on the park, first as a replacement when Sekope Kepu was yellow carded in the 32ndminute.

Kepu’s return saw Ryan go back to the bench, but his second stint was far longer as a 52nd minute substitution for Tom Robertson.

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson took plenty out of the match despite the defeat.

“There are a number of lessons for us. What I was pleased about is that we scored five tries, relatively easy,” Gibson said.

“What we need to do is sort out how we prevent tries and that is more the disappointing thing for us is how easily we conceded.”

Tamworth’s Mick Snowden was not involved in the match-day squad for the Melbourne Rebels.

And that may well have been a blessing as the Victorian side was on the receiving end of a 71-6 scoreline against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday.

The good news for the embattled Rebels is they have the bye this week to regroup.

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Damage, thefts over the weekend

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Police are investigatingbreak-ins and malicious damage fromthe weekend.
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A Quarry Road resident contacted the Advocate on Monday after his windscreen was smashed in a series of malicious damage events on Friday night. He’s up for a $350 replacement.

More than $5000 worth of golfing gear was stolen in a break-in tostorage sheds at the Newell Highway club on Friday night.

Police say offenders gained entry to golf equipment sheds at the eastern end of the golf club building where multiple members have their property stored.

Sporting equipment has been stolen from a local primary school.Offenders havesmashed windows and removed flyscreens to access several rooms at the Thomson Street school. Some of the equipment has been recovered.

Four red toddler bikes were stolen from a Farnell Streetchildcare centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.

In another break-in, a set of keys was taken from a Farnell Street home, police say an attempt has been made to steal some electrical items.

Police are also investigating a number of malicious damage offences over the weekend.

They allege that some –if not all –these offences are connected.

They have identified a number of young people in relation to this and investigations continue.

Police have received reports of malicious damage to vehicles in Calarie Road, McDonnell Street, York Street, Paterson Street, Eliott Street and Quarry Road.

They are also investigating broken windows in Quarry Road andmalicious damage to property in Farnell,Paterson and York streets.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 6853 9999 or through 1800 333 000.

Police have arrested a 37-year-old man in Forbes on Monday morning. It is alleged a witness saw the man enter Forbes pool.

Police searched the man and found confectionery items, which they allege came from Forbes pool canteen.

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Students tackle wooly challenges

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FOCUS: St Mark’s College boarder Patrick Connell of Burra and day scholar Sophie Burt of Clements Gap practise wigging as part of the TAFE SA crutching course.As the recess bell rang at St Mark’s College on Thursday morning, the sound of shearing clippersalmost drowned out the drone of the morning bell.
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For students working away in the agricultural shed, the fine art of crutching required patience and dedication.

Not even the thought of morning tea could draw them away.

The two-day course, facilitated by TAFE South Australia and funded by Australian Wool Innovation, saw students undertake an intensive introduction to crutching – one of the key areas of sheep shearing.

The course teaches students how toremove wool from between the legs and tail of a sheepand also how to remove wool from the head of a sheep,a skill known as wigging.

TAFE SA shearing school program coordinator Glenn Haynes described the course as a detailed “step-by-step” process.

“We go through warm-ups, stretches, hand-piece setup and occupational health and safety procedures before they even start,” Glenn said.

Hesaidthe wool industry was facing an employment crisis and that students studying in the wool trade could earn a healthy wage.

“There is a huge shortage at the moment and it is only going to get worse, especially with the price of wool going up,” he said.

“Price of all stocks including lamb and sheep are increasing and so sheep numbers are increasing.

“If these guys wanted to go into it, they could walk out of here after this course and get a job in a wool shed.”

Glenn said wool handlers can earn in excess of $200 per day, while crutchers could earn$500 to $600 a day, with travel a bonus of the seasonal work.

He said that the skills were beneficial for anyone working in an agricultural setting, not just those interested in the wool industry. “Ifthere is a drought or prices are down it gives people another option off-farm,” he said.

“It’s also great for young people who are looking to earn money during their gap-year before going to university”.

As for the students taking part in the course at St Mark’s, Glenn was impressed with their skills. “They’re all really keen and taking it in really well,” he said.

“When you know it’s recess time and they’re still up there doing it, you know they’re going alright.”

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