Indigenous athletes compete in five sports for Nations of Origin News Of The Area Sport by News Of The Area - Modern Media - July 26, 2018 The Nations of Origin league tournament was a crowd favourite again this year. NATIONS of Origin wound up another successful tournament this year, with a record number of sports being contested. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Joining the returning sports of Rugby League, Netball and Football Fives, Boxing and Basketball were contested for the first time this year. In a wonderful display of culture, sportsmanship and identity, a plethora of Indigenous nations took out titles this year in recognition of their tournament efforts. Without fail each and every year, the Nations Rugby League Tournament draws the biggest crowd of the week. The results of the League tournament were: Gumbaynggir as plate male winner, Awabakal B as Plate male runners-up, Awabakal A as plate female winner, and Wiradjuri Ochres as plate female runners-up. Wiradjuri South were the trophy male winners, Darug West were the trophy male runners-up, Awabakal B were the trophy female winners, and Wonnarua Cessnock were the female runners-up. Cup male winners were Darug, cup male runners-up were Yuin North, cup female winners were Darkinjung – Bateau Bay and cup female runners-up were Eora. The individuals winners for the first year of Boxing were: Peter Lee (Darkinjung), Jyah Kent (Biripi), Jeremy Biles (Biripi), Ryan Barto (Darkinjung), Adam Woodger (Awabakal) and Noah Chami (Darug). The Nations of Origin Boxing Championship Winner overall was Biripi Nation. Football Fives results were: Awabakal 1 as male winners, Darkinjung as male runners-up, Tharawal as female winners and Awabakal 1 as female runners-up. The Basketball competition saw some closely fought games, with the following nations taking the trophies. Under 14 Boys winner was Biripi, with Awabakal (Lake Macquarie) as runners-up. Under 14 Girls winner was Biripi A, and Biripi B as runners-up. Under 16 Boys winner was Birpai, with Worimi as runners-up. Under 16 Girls winners were also Birpai, with Barkindji as runners-up. By Rachael VAUGHAN Rugby League teams went head to head at Lakeside sports complex for Nations of Origin 2018. Competition was fierce when Indigenous nations competed in Nations of Origin 2018.