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Daring and adventure drive Descent spirit

1950s: The Sanisybi makes its way down the Avon River.IN 1991, Pam Oliver, wife of SamOliver, wrote a piece in the 1991for the Avon Descent magazine.
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Here is her article.

IN 1991 the Avon Descent celebratesits 19th anniversary.

Thechallenge between mankind andriver will continue.

But the challenge goes back furtherthan 19 years.

In the early 1950s, a manual artsteacher from the Northam SeniorHigh School, built himself a canoe outof wood and canvas and took the challengeof the Avon River.

Successful in his adventure, hecompleted the journey in two weeks.

He had no support crew.

He carried all provisions with himin his canoe.

In 1955 four young Northam menalso heard the call for adventure fromthe river.

They were all members of theNortham District Motor Cycle Cluband each had the spirit of adventureand a sense of daring.

The challenge of a man andmachine brought them together regularlyat lunch time at Northam MotorCycles, then owned and operated byNeil Bartlett.

In 1955 the shop was situated onthe other side of Fitzgerald Streetabout 200 metres west of its presentlocation.

It was here the four men talkedtheir dreams into reality.

To paddle a boat from Northam toPerth sounds simple if you say itquickly enough.

But to actually design and build asuitable craft was more of a challengein 1955 than it is today, especiallywhen they were among the first toattempt the challenge.

The plans the four young Northammen had were simple.

They sat on oil drums on Neil’sworkshop floor while someone drew aline in chalk around them in the shapeof a boat.

Its frame was welded out of 1/2-inch electrical conduit covered withblack flat iron.

Boards were borrowed from Neil’sshop shelving for seats and the paddleswere home made woodenhandleswith metal blades attached.

In all the craft cost them 12 pounds($24).

What it lacked in technology itmade up for in the imagination of itsbuilders.

It was duly christened andlaunched with a proper ceremony.

The four young men, Sam Oliver,Neil Bartlett, Syd Abbott and BillyHolt, named the boat SANISYBI, aname derived by taking the first twoletters of their first names, using an Iinstead of an E in Neil with poeticlicence.

At dawn on a cold June morning in1955 when the river was at its peak,they set off on their adventure fromthe Northam weir with only a boxbrownie camera on board to recordthe spectacular views they were hopingto see.

A photographer from The WestAustralian also captured the start ofthe event which today has been almostforgotten except for a few photographsin a private album.

In 1955 the river was wild and relativelyuntamed.

Before the Standard Gauge railwayline bridged the Avon River, floodingwas a real threat to Northam.

In 1954 after torrential summerrain the river broke its banks andflowed into Fitzgerald Street andthroughthe shops.

After the railway bridge was builtthe river was cleared to prevent furtherflooding.

The river often dried up in thesummer threatening the existence ofthe famed swans.

So the level of the weir was raisedto provide a suitable water level forthe swans and a beauty spot forNortham.

This means today the contestantsof the Avon Descent do not experiencethe conditions of an untamedriver as it was in 1955.

Sanisybi’s adventure was undertakenthrough dense ti-tree channels.

Often its crew had to turn around andpaddle back along the fast flowing currentwhen penetration of the thick ti-tree wasimpossible.

The water was often too deep to stepout onto the shore and carry the craftaround ti-trees.

They carried the boat only when whitewater was too dangerous.

Like today’s adventurers they spenttheir first night at Posselts Ford.

On the second day the boat sank at thejunction of the Avon and Brockman Riverswhere it becomes theSwan.

Neil Bartlett was standing in the boatwhen it went down.

Being six foot tall he swam ashorewhen the water level reached his neck andSanisybi sank out of sight.

The following summer they went to thespot to retireve the boat and found itperched high in a tree 10 feetabove theriver.

In 1956 a second attempt was made.

They modifed the plans and built a newboat. It had canvas over the sides, its bowwas covered in and it had a sweep paddleon the back for steering.

Cost was 15 pounds ($30).

Bill Holt pulled out of the crew and hiscousin Neville took his place.

1956 also attracted challengers.

There was no trophy or prize money -just a chance to compete, so they called ita race.

A second boat was built from the sameblueprint, crewed by Gordon Houston, RonEdwards and Les Marwick and named‘Rust Bucket’, and a third boat of a moresophisticated design and constructioncrewed by Colin Arcus and a couple ofmates from Arcus Refrigeration made upthe challenge.

They stayed together for most of thejourney.

They helped each other in trouble spotand shared the laughter in moments ofmirth, but when the boats reached the openwaters of the Swan, the Arcus boatattached a motor and raced to the BarrackStreet Jetty leaving the others to completethe task with man-powered paddles.

There were no rules in those days.

A young man actually attempted the tripin a canoe along with the others in 1956.

He made it as far as Toodyay where thelocal constabulary tried to halt the racebecause he considered itdangerous.

The officer warned the contestantsabout the risks they were taking.

He was met with strong determinationand opposition to his request and steppedaside because they were allover 21.

All except the young canoeist.

The officer hauled him out of the waterand his adventure ended because he wasunder age.

Today men and women are still answeringthe challenge of the river.

They still have the spirit of adventureand the desire to challenge their own daring.

The Avon Descent is now a racebetween people power and machine power,and it attracts contestantsnationally andoverseas.

I like to believe that it is the call of thewild, the spirit of adventure and the challengeof daring that attracts people togetherannually for this event.

I’d also like to believe that prize moneyhas nothing to do with it.

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Georgia hailed Redlands’ master chef

All eyes were on Wellington Point amateur chef Georgia Barnes who battled it out in the kitchen for the finale of MasterChef on Monday night.
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Wellington Point’s Georgia Barnes was runner up in this season’s MasterChef.

The 27-year-old nutritionist, who has calledWellington Point home, was pipped at the post, losing 80-82 to long-time rival and friend23-year-old winner Billie McKay.

Monday night’s two-and-a-half-hour cooking extravaganza, criticised for being drawnout, featured three challenges – two of which were won by McKay.

For her winning efforts, Ballina restaurant managerMcKay scored a job working with celebrity chefHeston Blumenthal, took home $250,000, an Alpha Romeo anda monthly column withDeliciousmagazine.

Blumenthal was the mastermind behind the challenge, making thetwo finalists recreate a 55-stage grape-inspired dish using botrytis cinerea (fungus that affects plants).

Commentators claimed the final result closely resembled aspaceship.

Barnes cried a few times butMcKay remained calm except forone emotional run-in with a sugar ball.

Part of the challenge for the two was assemblinga 17-piece dessert in five hours.

Monday’s finale has been toutedas the most tense since the show startedin 2009.

McKay and Barnes only made it into the competition when judge George Calombaris threw them a lifeline in the second round of auditions.

Georgia Barnes at one of her favourite Wellington Point strawberry farms.

But Barnes managed to win over viewers with her personality,charmand modesty – despite boutsof tears.

She scraped through to MasterChef Grand Final on Sunday night after serving a main of cured trout followed by mango sorbet, vanilla yoghurt parfait and macadamia chilli praline, with chilli salt and coriander.

For her efforts, shetook home$20,000 and the possibility of a TV show. It is also expected she will be a guest at the inaugural Raby Bay food and wine festival due to kick off in October.

She decided to audition for Masterchef to sate her love of cooking and passion for food. She vied for top position beating seven contestants in the lead up to tonight’s final.

The finale capped off a season that surpassed expectations after the new seriesdebuted in May to an audience of 1.2 million viewers.

On Sunday, for thefirst instalment of the grand finale,1.389 million viewers switched on, putting the showthird in popularity behind Nine’s nightly news and hit reality seriesThe Voice.

Barnes, who has a Bachelor of Health Science specialising in Nutritional Medicine, has been an ambassador for Wellington Point claiming one of her favourite restaurants is Refuelled Cafe.

She also said she loves to graba picnic rug, get comfy and take in all the beauty of Moreton Bay from Wellington Point.

As runner-up Barnes was sweet in defeat, sending out messages of congratulations to McKay via Facebook and Twitter.

“An enormous congratulations to the beautiful @billie_mckay15. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to be in the finale with and I’m so proud of you,” she wrote.

“Seeing this through to the end with you has made it even more special and I’m in awe of your work. An amazing friend, a fierce, yet humble competitor and an incredibly talented woman who is about to move mountains in this industry! I know we’ll be friends for life!”

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Time to put up admired Aussies

HONOUR: Rosie Batty won the 2015 Australian of the Year.
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TIME is running out for south-west residents to have a say on the 2016 Australian ofthe Year Awards nominations.

People have until Monday to nominate someone they admire infour award categories:Australian of theYear,Senior Australian of the Year (65 years and over),Young Australian of the Year (16 to30years), andAustralia’s Local Hero.

More than 1600 individuals have already been nominated by members of the public.

National Australia Day Council chief executive Jeremy Laseksaid nomineescould be someone from a rural town whose contributions were the heart of the community, or anext door neighbour who hadspent a lifetime giving to others.

“There are thousands of Australians worthy of recognition, but someone needs to submit anomination for them before we can honour them in the Australian of the Year awards,” he said.

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Glover in Tottenham Hotspur’s tour of US

Dreaming big: Bangor’s Tom Glover in May 2015. Picture: Jane DysonFormer Sutherland goalkeeper Tom Glover has been included in Tottenham Hotspur’s preseason tour of the US.
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The 17-year-old joined a star-studded Spurs squad that will take on the MLS All-Stars in Denver, Colorado, on Thursday morning, July 30 [AEST].

Tottenham has shared a photo on social media of the team leaving London.

The picture showed the Young Socceroos keeper next to one of the most exciting young strikers in world football: Harry Kane.

It is the only game Spurs will play in the US before they take on Real Madrid in a friendly game in Munich on Tuesday, August 4.

Glover is in his second year with Tottenham’s academy.

Spurs’ No.1 Hugo Lloris is out because of a fractured wrist.

Tottenham will begin their English Premier League campaign against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday, August 8.

Meanwhile, former Bangor keeper Jordan Holmes was an unused substitute as newly-promoted Bournemouth played out a 0-0 draw with French club Nantes as part of their preseason.

The 18-year-old Young Socceroos keeper was the No.2 to fellow Australian Adam Federici.

The Cherries begin their inaugural Premier League campaign at home to Aston Villa on August 8.

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UK travel costs soar

TRAVEL COSTS: Albury Travel and Cruise director Jacqui Nelson said the foreign exchange rate cost Australian overseas travellers. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE
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Border travellers are facinga huge hike in costs due toAustralia’s lack of bite in Britain.

Travel agent Jacqui Nelson said the foreign exchange rate between Australia and the United Kingdom was the lowest in seven years –with about twoAustralian dollars worth one British pound.

The Albury Travel and Cruise director saidthe rate had not been this low since the Global Financial Crisis.

Ms Nelsonsaid the UK was one of the most popular destinations for people living on the Border and travellers were not often influenced by the exchange rate.

“We find if the dollar goes up, more people go– but people don’t often pull out of their holiday if it drops,” she said.

Ms Nelson said while the low dollar cost overseas travellers, it encouraged more tourism to Australia.

“It prompts more people from the UK to come here,” she said.

“That has to be good for Australian tourism.”

Ms Nelson advised people to pay for what they could before heading to the UK to avoid getting bounced around by the foreign exchange rate.

“Their budget should be realistic because the exchange rate is not suddenly going to become better or worse,” she said.

“They also shouldn’t stress –it’s a holiday.”

Ms Nelson said the exchange rate had been unusually high for the last few years.

“People are recognising this so they are locking in early bird offers to hold current prices,” she said.

Wodonga’s Nicola Lehmstedt will head to the UK in September and said the exchange rate hadimpacted her holiday.

“Obviously everything is a bit more pricey,” she said.

“We haveto pay for a wedding and also for the honeymoon.

“Itlimits the amount of things we can do overseas.”

And while tourists may be scrambling to save money to holiday to the UK, Australia’s economy is expected to boom.

Colin Campbell, Rutherglen winemaker for Campbells Wines, said the effect of the exchange rate on the industry was encouraging and he expected an increase in the number of products exported.

“The price of the dollar before wiped us out of the market in the UK and US in particular,” he said.

“But now we are seeing a growth pattern for the first time in about five years.”

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Loving Leeton life, July 29Photos

Loving Leeton life, July 29 | Photos _hayleygraham: 2015 squad on point??
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thienann_: At least the sunsets are pretty here.. ? #lazysundays #ruralnsw #worktrip #becameafarmer #sunset

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sallydoig: Different skin colour, same smile ?Tonight we were entertained by the amazing kids from @watotoaustralia. #OhWhatLove #IamWatoto #leeton

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sallydoig: Got some more photos from our family photo sesh with @eleisha.maddison.photography . She did such a great job! Thanks Eleisha.

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seanyb_s2s: First real hit out back on the ski. As expected I underestimated how much this would hurt. However I was like a kid on Christmas day ? Great to back doing some breathing sessions!! Workout: 500m ski @1:45 – 1:48 (pace) 2 minutes rest 10 rounds #concept2 #skierg #metime #8weeks #reco #strength2strength

missfitness79: Mummy has put up this fun obstacle in the doorway!! I can’t wait to try it out!! #Coco #naughty #escapee #houdini #chi #chifan #chigram

alicemiddoo: could honestly look through albums for the rest of my life ? #scottishdeb #throwback

alicemiddoo: ???

gcooperr1234: International netball day ??? @susanpettitt

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shelby_tiffin: Such beautiful souls who touched my heart ?? #watoto

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_bonnie.farrell_: When squad is on point

showcasejase: Post-solstice

clairequinlivan__: Lucky to call these two my bestfriends ? @sallyy_boardman @katie_clyne #classy #crowsball

jair_8: #day54 #nevergiveup

jessiebut: Duds #hesuglierinperson

beljwes: #footy #leetonball #daboys

ange1w: Don’t worry about team of the decade, we’re the drinking team of the decade! #leetoncrows #lwcfc

barbie.guineapig: Pawtners tagged?

molly.dale4: Preso night ????

shaunbraaaa: So much love for these friends of mine???? #bestfriends #mean #everything #squad

drewhardyy: ?Saturday? #pfft #footy #narrandera

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catrinfjones: Do you?? I haven’t seen you yet #koalas #Narrandera #nsw

alanahgrierson: clocking up the loser plate hours ??? #Volkswagenamarok #mynewute #loljokesiwish

westernriverinaarts: here to talk to councillors about all the things


emmroby: I’m escaping…. #homebound

rachsibraa: NIFNC Ball ?

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Madigan’s quest to halt the Basin Plan

Independent Senator John Madigan and Southern Riverina Irrigators chairman John Bradford.MURRAY-Darling Basin communities copping the brunt of the new river regime want further water recovery halted, arguing local knowledge is being ignored to the despair of agricultural and regional economies.
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Last week a Senate inquiry into the impactof the Basin Plan was announced.

Independent Senator John Madigan has driven more than 6000 kilometres across the Murray-Darling Basin to consult with communities about the impacts of the Basin Plan.

Senator Madigan said he launched the inquiry because of the level of community concern.

“This is an opportunity to rectify a great bloody stuff-up,” Senator Madigan said.

Southern Riverina Irrigators chairman JohnBradford said he took a leadership role because “irrigators are faced with a political drought.”

“I want to help make a difference. I stepped up so I can help to keep young farmers on the land,” he said.

Mixed farmer Daryl MacDonald, hosted a tour group on his property last week including media, local farmers, Senator Madigan, along with fellow Senators, Labor’s Sam Dastyari and independent David Lyonhjelm.

Mr MacDonald said the amount taken from ‘the bucket’ available to irrigators had significantly increased the risk of accessing water and realising a return on investment.

“It’s a massive risk from year to year now,” he said.

Basin communities’ organised a meeting at Barham last week to herald the new inquiry. It drew more than 1000 people opposed to the plan to the Services Club.

Daryl MacDonald told the meeting communities had lost faith in the Basin Plan because of the lack of local input which had filtered through the Murray Darling Basin Authority to government and into legislation.

“I’ve been doing consultation meetings for God knows (how long) and it has all been for bloody nothing. Excuse me for being cynical, but that is my experience,” he said.

Judy Truan, a family therapist servicing the Riverina, said families were suffering and implored the Senators to give “high priority” to socio-economic impacts.

“Many families throughout the Basin are experiencing extreme hardship in stress-related illness and mental health over their financial viability,” she said.

Fairfax Mediaasked the MDBA if it had updated its predictions since the 2012 Regulatory Impact Statement, which found the Basin Plan impacts would be modest.

“Ongoing monitoring is being done to measure the effects of the Basin Plan. The MDBA reports annually and is required to submit more detailed five-yearly reports,” a spokeswoman for the authority said.

School principal Judy McGuinness, representing the NSW Primary Principals Association, said there was ‘significant social inequity’ in schools in the region.

“Across the Murray-Darling Basin our school enrolments are declining. Our students have limited futures and have to move away to work and we have rising mental health issues. I am talking about young children, 6 year olds who are anxious about what is happening in their home.”

While irrigators expressed anger at the lack of forethought for the socio-economic impact of water recovery, they looked ahead with fear to the looming legacy the increased flows to benefit the environment would leave.

A community group set up to advise the MDBA on potential third party impacts from increased flows, the Edward-Wakool Constraints Advisory Group, has issued a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the authority’s consultation.

It said it took two years for the MDBA to respond to its feedback to proposed flow rates for environmental water.

Flows of 44,000 megalitres to 77,000ML per day were pencilled in – but after persistent warnings the proposed flow rate was finally downgraded to 65,000ML.

Group spokeswoman Louise Burge said a flow of that rate would have significant impacts on local farmers, infrastructure such as bridges and roads, as well as local tourism.

A flow of just 20,000ML in 2010 – which Mrs Burge said was released without prior warning – was enough to make her property’s river crossing unpassable during harvest.

The MDBA spokeswoman said the authority worked with state governments to determine the proposed flow regimes.

“The NSW, Victorian and South Australian governments decided which flows to investigate in the river reaches,” she said.

“The MDBA is currently researching the effects of these flows on land alongside the river on behalf of the governments, including effects on third parties.”

Mrs Burge said the MDBA “can’t pretend it’s (the flow regime) the state governments’ fault”.

“The governments were provided misleading advice which incorrectly stated to Ministers that flows of 44,000ML to 77,000ML were feasible.”

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Where’s the gang-gang cockatoo?

Blue Mountains birders like Mark Ley, pictured here at Martins Lookout in Springwood, despair of dramatically falling numbers of the gang-gang cockatoo. Pictured is an adult male gang-gang. The NSW Government’s Office of Environment and Heritage has listed the gang-gangs as a vulnerable species in 2015 and numbers have dropped by up to 70 per cent in the Mountains after competition from other birds.
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The gang-gang cockatoo is in decline.

According to the Blue Mountains Bird Observer group (BMBO), the reporting rate of the once common gang-gang across all areas of the Blue Mountains in the past two decades has dropped by up to 70 per cent, with some believing they are being chased out of their territory by aggressive sulphur-crested cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets.

And it’s a trend being repeated along the whole east coast, according to the State of Australia’s Birds report, released last week. The report is part of a broader look at the health of birds and their environments, covering 15 years of data.

A BirdLife Australia spokesman, Glenn Ehmke, said in the last seven years in particular there had been a “significant decrease” in the entire east coast regions of the small grey cockatoo, which is found across the ranges and coast of south-eastern Australia from the Victorian border to the Hunter Valley of NSW.

Mark Ley, president of BMBO, said members of the group started to notice a decline in gang-gang numbers about 15 years ago.

“BMBO has been collecting data since the early 1990s and this species was commonly reported … with flocks of up to 50 individuals seen in some areas. We never see anything like that anymore with the rare sightings usually consisting of less than 10.”

Mr Ley said there were a number of possible causes, including competition from other birds, but “without some dedicated scientific research it is hard to identify the exact cause”.

Many of BMBO’s 130 members consider that competition for nesting hollows from sulphur-crested cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets had been the primary cause of the decline.

“I recently observed about 10 sulphur-crested cockies harassing a small flock of gang-gangs at Blackheath Rhododendron Gardens and actively chasing them from the area,” he said.

Bird tour operator Carol Probets said BMBO records have “confirmed what we’ve been thinking for a few years now”.

“My entire business is birdwatching, or birding, tours. Gang-gang cockatoos are always a favourite amongst clients and definitely one of the top 10 desired species to see. They are charismatic, approachable and photogenic, keenly sought by birders who visit this area. But they’re definitely much harder to find than they were 20 years ago.” Ms Probets, of 梧桐夜网bmbirding南京夜网419论坛, also believes that the bird is being forced out of breeding areas, adding they have plenty to feed on.

“Competition for nest hollows seems a likely explanation when you consider the huge increase in sulphur-crested cockatoos. They are adaptable, aggressive and larger than gang-gangs and would certainly be capable of winning any battle for a suitable nest hollow.”

Ms Probets said “long-lived birds such as gang-gangs might fail to breed for many years before it’s noticed. For this reason sightings of juvenile birds are especially valuable. I can’t remember the last time I saw a recently fledged Gang-gang”.

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Footprint to footplate in Murray Bridge

In the beginning: Henry Rankine tells the story of Ponde in From Footprint to Footplate, a dramatic history of the Adelaide Hills and Murray plains.A theatricalproduction about the history of the Adelaide Hills will come to Murray Bridge for one show only on Saturday, August 15.
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“From Footprint to Footplate” follows the story of the region, beginning with the first encounters between European settlers and the Peramangk and Ngarrindjeri people.

When a motley bunch of travelling entertainers arrive, led by two minstrel clowns, they collaborate on stories quirky and serious, factual and fantastic from the early years of the colony to the golden age of railways.

Along the way, audiences witness the political events that led to the colonisation of South Australia, Charles Sturt’s voyage down the River Murray, Collet Barker’s untimely death, Joseph Hawdon’s cattle drive from Goulburn to Adelaide, the first land surveys, and the arrival of steam power and electricity.

The establishment of Mount Barker and Hahndorf are among the show’s focal points.

Theatre company Inkpot Arts described the production as fast-moving, stimulating and provocative, “designed to inform and delight in equal measure”.

It was written by Strathalbyn playwright Brian Fox and will be directed by Jo-Anne Sarre, both at Murray Bridge, other public shows and a series of school performances.

– Details: Inkpot Arts will present From Footprint to Footplate at Murray Bridge Town Hall at 2pm on Saturday, August 15.

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Great footy by two young sides

Great footy by two young sides A grade: Sam Robertson turns and breaks into the clear.
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A grade: “Iggy: Lallejo backs his judgement and gathers the ball at top pace ahead of Scott Carberry.

A grade: Josh Gluyas gets some time and space to assess the best option.

B grade: Tom Fiebiger throws himself at Kyby’s Thomas Fogarty in an effort to keep the ball in the area.

B grade: Jake Sampson used his pace to give his opponent the slip.

B grade: In a remarkable example of quick thinking, Craig Watson throws the ball onto boot knowing he was about to take a hit from Kyby’s Dylan Bird.

B grade: Rowan Werchinski was a welcome sight back in the side and was amongst the Saints best.

Juior colts: William Watts gets airborne in an attempt to evade a dual Tiger attack from each side.

Junior colts: Hagan Wright stays cool under pressure and looks to handball off.

Junior colts: Jack Tapfield gets his kick around the corner before Kyby’s Oscar Peltz can reach him.

Junior colts: Matthew Andrews gathers the ball and looks to drive it forward.

Senior colts: Jack Armfield keeps his composure, and the ball in play, after evading a tackle.

Senior colts: Hayden Hagel times his punch to perfection to spoil Louis Bull’s marking attempt.

Will Farrer takes a trademark screamer.

A grade: Ben Warner fires off a slick handball as Ben Major lends support.

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