In brief

By Riverine Herald

ECHUCA Women’s football team did not take to the field on Sunday after Rumbalara forfeited in the lead-up to the clash.

The Murray Bombers still remain two games clear at the top of the ladder ahead of reigning premiers Shepparton — who they have defeated twice this season.

Echuca won’t be in action this Sunday due to the interleague bye.

Rumbalara’s forfeit comes after Tatura’s decision not to take to the field against Echuca earlier this season.

■ NEW research from Whistle Out has revealed 44 per cent of cycling road fatalities occur during the morning and afternoon rush period — with 5pm being the peak time.

NSW has the highest recorded number of deaths, but is statistically the safest place to ride based on population figures.

Meanwhile, Victoria is the least safest state to ride on roads that have a speed limit of above 80km/h.

The figures also suggest school children are more likely to lose their lives during the afternoon rush.

Whistle Out’s figures are based on a 30-year period between 1989 and 2018 from the federal government’s Australian road deaths database.