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Penrith beat gutsy Tigers in fiery NRL – Australian Associated Press

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A Nathan Cleary field goal has helped Penrith to fight off a gutsy Wests Tigers 19-12 in a heated NRL contest at Bankwest Stadium.

In a high-quality affair, Cleary broke a 12-12 deadlock on Saturday night with eight minutes to play when he iced a field goal from 20 metres out to keep Penrith second on the ladder.

Moments later, Apisai Koroisau put the game beyond doubt when he broke through the midfield and put Dylan Edwards over between the posts.

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Selectors mull bubble plans for summer – Australian Associated Press

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Pick and stick will take on additional meaning this summer, when COVID-19 protocols will force cricket selectors to make early calls on which fringe players should bypass the BBL and enter Australia’s biosecurity bubble.

Cricket Australia has made India’s tour and the BBL – both responsible for bringing in much-needed broadcast revenue – a priority as it works through a range of contingency plans for men’s cricket in 2020-21.

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A-L could keep crowds despite virus case – Australian Associated Press

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Two A-League games could yet go ahead with crowds despite a positive COVID-19 case attending a match on the weekend.

Spectators at Sunday’s A-League game between Newcastle Jets and Western United have been asked to monitor for symptoms after a man in his 20s who attended the match tested positive for coronavirus.

There are only two regular-season A-League games remaining that could potentially be played in front of crowds – Western Sydney Wanderers’ clash…



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Vaughan admits to breaching NRL bubble – Australian Associated Press

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Paul Vaughan has admitted to breaching the NRL’s bubble by visiting a cafe on Thursday, just hours before St George Illawarra’s clash with Sydney Roosters.

The NSW State of Origin forward admitted to entering a Wollongong cafe for breakfast, a clear breach of the code’s COVID-19 protocols.

It came on the same morning Wayne Bennett admitted to also dining out, which threatens to stop him from coaching South Sydney against Brisbane on Friday night.

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