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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 20

"Another tough grinding win by the boys at a very tough venue to play at. Souths had their strongest 17 out in months and I thought they defended very well in a very physical game" stated Head Coach Pat Weisner. He continued "We made 10 errors in the first half which was unacceptable, but we turned it around and went 16 sets in a row without an error in the 2nd half to put the game away, despite a late scare in the last 4 mins". Looking ahead to the big first verse second clash this Saturday in the nation's capital when we take on the Canberra Raiders, Weisner commented "With the short turnaround this week we need to freshen up, manage our injuries and prepare ourselves for a huge game down there at Belconnen against a full-strength Raiders team".
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 19

This Sunday we head over the bridge to take on the Bunnies in the final of the 2024 Mario Fenech Cup. Bears secured a win in game one and are keen to retain the Cup with another win this Sunday. In the advent of a loss, the winner is decided on aggregate points. The Rabbitohs will be hosting a fun footy arvo at Coogee Oval with a double header of Jersey Flegg and NSW Cup. Check out the team named to pull on the red & black jersey this Sunday >>
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 17

After three weeks on the road and a much-needed bye, the team returns to Bear Park this Sunday to take on the Canterbury Bulldogs. Taking on the dogs for the first time this season will be a big test for the boys but great to do it on our home soil. Sixteen rounds now completed and ten regular rounds remaining before the finals begin, the team are keen to continue to maintain a top 5 position on the ladder.
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UPDATE: BEARS NRL BID

This development has fast tracked the possible inclusion of an additional team in the national league and speculation amongst media, fans and key stakeholders is once again a buzz. The Bears can confirm that our Chairman and CEO met with Peter V'Landys, Chairman of the ARL Commission, regarding the Bears proposal for readmission in the NRL.
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 15

ROUND 15: BEARS v JETS This Saturday we head into the first game of the 2024 Frank Hyde Shield, played for annually between the Bears and the Jets. The Jets are rampaging at the moment having won their last six games in a row with some very strong team defeats. This will be one big game and an important one for the Bears to retain their position in second place on the comp ladder. Get on down to Henson Park on Saturday afternoon to cheer the boys home for a win. The game will also be live streamed on the official NSWRL TV app. Check out the team named to get the job done >>
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 14

Our Knock-On Effect NSW Cup team remain in second place on the ladder after 13 rounds, although with equal points to top placed Canberra Raiders who has already had 2 bye rounds. This Sunday we go up against the Penrith Panthers, kicking off at 1.40pm at BlueBet Stadium. The game will be live streamed on the official NSWRL TV app. Check out the team named to get the job done >>
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2024 Winter Development Squads

The North Sydney Bears are pleased to announce their 2024Winter Development Squads. Players are selected in consultation with club coaches and the Bears own recruitment officers. All player’s selected from within the district will be under the guidance of Bears representative coaches following a program set by Knock-On Effect NSW Cup Head Coach Pat Weisner.
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 13

Our Knock-On Effect NSW Cup team are currently sitting in second place on the ladder after 12 rounds, although with equal points to both 1st and 3rd. The top 5 spots are hotly contested, and the second half of the season will bring some big moments that will influence the comp ladder. This Sunday we go up against the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles, kicking off at 3pm at HE Laybutt Field. No live stream this weekend, come on out and cheer on the lads. Check out the team named to get the job done >>
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 12

This will quite possibly be the biggest game day that the Bears have seen at North Sydney Oval in decades, and we want to share this moment with all of our mighty red & black fans. Come on down, fill the hill and let's send a message to everyone watching, the NRL, the media, the potential sponsors and the hundreds of thousands of hibernating Norths fans, that our club is ready for the topflight. Get your tickets now via the link below or on game day at the gate (if not sold out prior), wear the Bear and cheer on your team at the home of the Bears. 2024 Bears Members with select game day access, please check your inbox for your exclusive link to redeem your complimentary game day ticket.
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 11

This will quite possibly be the biggest game day that the Bears have seen at North Sydney Oval in decades, and we want to share this moment with all of our mighty red & black fans. Come on down, fill the hill and let's send a message to everyone watching, the NRL, the media, the potential sponsors and the hundreds of thousands of hibernating Norths fans, that our club is ready for the topflight. Get your tickets now via the link below or on game day at the gate (if not sold out prior), wear the Bear and cheer on your team at the home of the Bears. 2024 Bears Members with select game day access, please check your inbox for your exclusive link to redeem your complimentary game day ticket.
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INDIGENOUS ROUND COMES TO BEAR PARK

The North Sydney Bears would like to dedicate our 2024 Indigenous Round, to be held on Sunday 26th May 2024, to those who resided on this land 6,000 years ago, land that is now North Sydney Oval. To those indigenous men, women, boys and girls who have proudly represented the Red and Black, to our local ancestors the Cammeraygal people and to the land on which we play, on this day we acknowledge them.
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BEER FOOTY AND FOOD FESTIVAL READY TO TAKE OVER NORTH SYDNEY OVAL

The stage is all set for the inaugural Beer Footy and Food Festival at North Sydney Oval with rugby league’s most loved characters combining at the iconic venue today, as tickets go on sale one week out from gates opening.
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 10

Speaking with Head Coach, Pat Weisner, post-game he stated "Absolutely awful conditions meant that the game was always going to be low scoring, tight and down to a bounce of the ball or 50/50 decision. We defended very well again, and were never behind in the match. We spent the whole game protecting our lead, which we did successfully until the final play of the game". Weisner went on to comment "Also very disappointed that we gave the Roosters so many opportunities in the last 15 mins due to our errors, but the weather had such a huge impact on this game that it's difficult to take much out of it other than the point we got for the draw. We move on hoping for a dryer track this week.". This Sunday we go again and head back to Bear Park for Mother's Day as we take on the Parramatta Eels, kick off at 3pm. Pop it in the diary now and see you there! Check out the team named to pull on a red & black jersey this weekend >>
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BEARS LAUNCH USA PLAYER PATHWAY PARTNERSHIP

In an historic move, the North Sydney Bears have reached a partnership agreement to establish the Boston Bears for the 2024 USARL season. Previously known as the Boston Thirteens RL, the club will be rebranded as the Boston Bears and will compete in the newly combined USARL competition for the upcoming season beginning in June this year.
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 9

This Sunday we go again and return back to Bear Park to take on the second place Canberra Raiders for our ANZAC Round. Weisner has the team working hard at training this week and commented "We need to improve our defence this weekend and if we can do that, I'm confident we can cause an upset vs the Raiders". Now it's time for Bears fans, young and old, to come on out to North Sydney Oval to cheer the boys home to a win.
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 7

This Sunday we go again and return back to Bear Park to take on the second place Canberra Raiders for our ANZAC Round. Weisner has the team working hard at training this week and commented "We need to improve our defence this weekend and if we can do that, I'm confident we can cause an upset vs the Raiders". Now it's time for Bears fans, young and old, to come on out to North Sydney Oval to cheer the boys home to a win.
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 6

As the red & black and white & black retro jerseys and Junior Bears piled into North Sydney Oval, the excitement was high to be finally back at Bear Park for the 2024 season. After extreme weather hit the east coast on Friday, the sight of blue sky and a blaring sun on game day was welcomed by all. And the oval really was a thing of beauty! The grass was brilliant green, the historic Ken Irvine Scoreboard in action, the cold Bear Park Brews flowed, the live bland blared its retro tunes and the footy on the field was on fire. What a way to kick off our home game series than with Bears v Magpies in the first clash of the Jason Taylor Cup. To commemorate Retro Round, the Bears team donned the iconic red & black hoops "Heritage" jersey for the game.
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 5

Fresh from four days off over the Easter long weekend the team are pumped and raring to get back out onto the field. This Sunday we return to North Sydney Oval for our first home game day of the 2024 season. It's the first clash of the Jason Taylor Cup where we take on the Western Suburbs Magpies and winner is awarded over two games on aggregate points. Bears currently hold the trophy and are keen to keep it that way. Check out the players named to pull on a red & black jersey this Sunday and it's a solid looking team. We see the return of Regan Hughes who has been recovering from injury and is biting at the bit to get back in and play. Big Nelson Asofa-Solomona returns, he has shaken off the nerves from his first game as a Bear and is ready to make an impact on the field. If you want to see some top shelf footy, this is the game to be at!
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Jason Taylor Life Member

It was with great pleasure that Jason Taylor was unanimously voted in as the newest North Sydney Bears Life Member at the AGM on Tuesday 26th March 2024. JT played 147 games for the Bears between 1994 and 1999 as well as being selected on three occasions for the New South Wales and City Origin representative sides. In 1996 JT was awarded the Rothmans Medal for the Best and Fairest Player in the ARL competition. 
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2024 Board of Directors Elected

Our current board ran unopposed at the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 26th March 2024 at Norths in Cammeray. All seven directors were deemed eligible and therefore elected to comprise the club's board for the next three years. Congratulations to the elected directors Daniel Dickson (Chairman), Peter McGrath (Vice Chair), Marty Lawson, Justin Owen, Billy Moore, Michael Chetner and Guy Gunasekera. The motion to appoint Tony Crawford as a Sponsor Director was also successful and we welcome Tony to the board also for the next three year. The director positions on the board are all voluntary and unpaid.
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Axis Medical Update 27th March 2024

“Working in a part-time environment can be very challenging for all players and medical/performance staff managing injuries. This year we are really focusing on working with the players, so they understand how to best manage their injury in their daily lives including in their full-time jobs, alongside setting them up with specific gym and field-based rehab plans." stated the teams Head Physiotherapist George Davis from Axis Athletic Performance Lab.
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Axis Medical Update March 2024

Although our Knock-On Effect NSW Cup has been able to bring home two solid wins from two games so far this season, the team has been battling numerous injuries. Our medical partner Axis Athletic Performance, who supports the team with physiotherapy, medical and strength & conditioning, updates on the players curent injuries and when they may be able to return to play.
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 3

The trip across the Tasman didn't slow our Cup team down, as they came out all guns blazing in Pukekohe. From the get go the team was switched on and worked hard to take a good lead keeping the Warriors to just one try in the first half. Sua Fa'alogo got the Bears on the board with a beautiful chip and chase converted by Keagan Russell-Smith. Only moments later Bears were attacking the line again, Russell-Smith puts through a sweat grubber to the corner that is easily picked up by Kieran Hayman and grounded. Six minutes along and Fa'alogo makes a break off a Russell-Smith offload and darts for the white line, Russell-Smith converts.
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Team Lists: 2024 KOE NSW Cup Round 2

In hot and windy conditions, we got our Knock-On Effect NSW Cup 2024 season underway last Sunday as we took on St George Illawarra Dragons in Wollongong. Only five minutes in, Ben Talty got the Bears on the board with a straight and strong push for the line. The Dragons quickly answered jumping on a Bears mistake to even the scores at 4 a piece, and there the score remained for the rest of the half. Both sides seemed to be finding their combinations in the first half, and although the boys in the red & black made a number of errors, mostly in over enthusiasm, their fierce defence kept them in the game. "They had 10 sets attacking our tryline and didn't score, so we knew if we could control the ball, we would be in with a chance despite using a lot of petrol in the 1st half." stated Head Coach Pat Weisner. On the field, our captain, Kurt De Luis, could be clearly heard throughout the venue applauding the team every time they held out a set of six. His leadership and positive energy infectious.