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Townsville Bulletin - - Weekend Extra -

I sit here to­day a very happy man. It’s been on my chest for awhile. I prob­a­bly would have re­tired at the end of the 2005 Ashes se­ries if we had have won. But it

SHANE WA’RNE on wasn’t be.— to his quest to win the Ashes one more time be­fore end­ing his il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer.

My fo­cus is my next two Test matches, try­ing to get the job done. And then I’ll sit back, have a few quiet beers and a cou­ple of smokes, and try and weigh it all up and what

WARNE look­ing’for­ward the holds.— fu­ture to life post-in­ter­na­tional cricket.

For me, he was the rea­son you played cricket. To be ain aT­est against him, you knew you were in a bat­tle with Warne, ver­bally, phys­i­cally,

cap­tain’ men­tally tech­ni­cally.— For­mer and Eng­land NASSER HUSSAIN joins the flood of tributes from around the world for Spin King Shane Warne.

All I did was fin­ish (the third Test) in Perth, come home and I’ve done noth­ing since and I’ve had jour­nal­ists camped on the front door and has­sling me at home and

Pace­man’GLENN ev­ery­thing.— MCGRATH on spec­u­la­tion he too will re­tire from Test cricket.

Un­be­liev­able. One thing — Aus­tralia you bloody beauty. To our fam­i­lies, to our mates, peo­ple around the coun­try, ev­ery sec­ond of our hard work over the past months has been so worth Sen­sa­tional.— Aus­tralian it. opener MATTHEW HAY­DEN sums up the emo­tions af­ter Aus­tralia re­gained the Ashes urn with a win in the third Test in Perth.

I’m look­ing for­ward to this as much as a train

ABN’AMRO crew crash.— mem­ber CHRIS NI­CHOL­SON, on the fore­cast southerly gales and big swells for this year’s Syd­ney to Ho­bart.

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