Quick plays: An abandoned game, a son of gun stars and Origin controversy

Renee Valentine
Updated May 27 2024 - 5:12pm, first published 12:45pm
Action from a weekend of sport in Newcastle | May 25-26, 2024. Pictures by Peter Lorimer

There were tight tussles, gritty fightbacks, a State of Origin snub and clear statements made, but the biggest news over a weekend of sport in Newcastle was the weather.

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Renee Valentine

Renee Valentine

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Renee Valentine is a sports journalist with more than 20 years of experience in Newcastle. She is passionate about increasing the visibility of sportswomen in the media. Got a sports story, email Renee at

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