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    JARRYD Hayne absolutely flattened a San Diego opponent during a highlight-filled final preseason outing with the 49ers.

    AMID suggestions the “Australian way” was officially dead, Bernard Tomic and Lleyton Hewitt put on one hell of a show.

    SOCIAL media and tennis players and fans everywhere were enraptured by the all-Aussie US Open match that saw Bernard Tomic conquer his hero Lleyton Hewitt.

    IT looked set to be another night of humiliation and ridicule for Shane Watson until the much-maligned cricketer showcased his ongoing value to Australia.

    Members receive Australia Day honours

    Feb 04, 2013

    Former Carlton and Hawthorn coach, David Parkin, was among 23 club members recognised in this year’s Australia Day honours list.

    Parkin was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for "service to the sport of Australian rules football," having played 211 games for Hawthorn and coaching both Hawthorn and Carlton to premierships.

    The club congratulates each member on their achievements and recognition.

    MEMBERS IN 2013 AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS LIST

    AM (General Division)

    ANJOU, Mitchell David
    COCHRANE, Associate Professor Andrew Donald
    DEVLIN, Margaret Ann
    DUNCAN, Dr Alan William
    ELLIS, Dr Mark Francis
    GIBSON, John Aubrey (deceased)
    MADDOCK, John David
    RAND, Dr David Anthony
    SMORGON, Graham Joseph
    THOMAS, Robert Bain
    VOHRA, Associate Professor Jitendra

    OAM (General Division)

    ADNAMS, John Geoffrey
    DAVIES, John Gerard
    GRIFFITHS, Bruce Atkin
    GUEST, The Hon Paul Marshall
    HARDING, Thomas Frank
    JOHNSTON, Harold Dawson (deceased)
    MILL, Peter Bertram
    PARKIN, David
    ROBERTS, Frank Arthur
    YIANNOUDES, Peter Michael

    Public Service Medal

    WATSON, Allan James

    Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM)

    BLACKBURN, David Eric

    If you know of an MCC member who has been honoured this year but is not on this list, please email the club with details.