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18 October 2018 1:05 AM Vikings' Joe Powell misses Wallabies squad but starting NRC semi-final

Wallabies back-rower Pete Samu is set to make his Vikings debut off the bench on return from a knee injury and a solid hit-out will seal his spot on the spring tour. Samu has played seven Tests since signing a two-year deal with the ACT Brumbies and bolting into the Wallabies team for the June Test series. It's been an enormous year for the 26-year-old 5

14 October 2018 4:39 AM Gridiron: University of Canberra Firebirds make it 26 wins straight

The University of Canberra Firebirds destroyed the Central Spears 47-0 at Greenway Oval to notch their 26th straight win on Saturday. The Firebirds haven't lost in more than two years, while the ACT Diamonds secured a hard-fought win over the Sydney Uni Lions to make it three straight wins in the NSW women’s competition. Firebirds running back James 17

10 October 2018 9:14 AM Gungahlin Eagles recruit former Brumbies coach Marco Caputo as mentor

Former ACT Brumbies and Wallabies hooker Marco Caputo will return to the Gungahlin Eagles next year after being recruited as the club's head coach. Caputo started his coaching career at the Eagles in 2009 and has since had stints at the Brumbies, two different clubs in Japan, linked with Leinster in Ireland and helped Tonga at the World Cup. But the respected 7

9 October 2018 7:34 AM Larkin double century has Comets in complete control

Opening batsman Nicholas Larkin has scored a double century to put the ACT/NSW Country Comets in complete control of their Futures League match against Queensland at Manuka Oval on Tuesday. Larkin was finally dismissed for 205 and the Comets finished the second day at 3-491 - a whopping 372 ahead of the Banana Benders. Jay Lenton (44 not out) and Blake 12

9 October 2018 6:39 AM University of Canberra Firebirds continue to dominate Gridiron ACT

The University of Canberra Firebirds have claimed their first piece of silverware for the year after a hard-fought win against the Centurions at Greenway Oval on Saturday. The Firebirds secured top spot with a 42-20 win despite having two games remaining in the season. Running back James Thornhill opened the scoring late in the first quarter with a bulldozing 9

8 October 2018 7:15 AM Comets in commanding position against Queensland

The ACT/NSW Country Comets are in a commanding position at the end of the opening day of their Futures League clash against Queensland. They skittled Queensland for just 119, with former Australian quick Trent Copeland leading the way with 3-27, and then cruised to 0-161 at stumps to already hold a 42-run first-innings lead at Manuka Oval on Monday 10

7 October 2018 7:36 AM Door opens for ACT Comets to produce more stars

"I know Blake Macdonald or Tom Engelbrecht are not physically playing in the Canberra competition at the moment, but they are still Canberra players," Piper said. "Tommy Engelbrecht can still thank his parents for driving up from Tuross, and Western District-UC and everything. They helped him become who he is. "That message remains constant, it’s our job just to keep on producing 13

5 October 2018 1:57 PM Cycling world to converge on the 'Gong at road world titles

“The championships will see junior, under-23 and elite male and female athletes compete across the Road Race, Individual and Team Time Trial events, creating a world-class event for spectators.” It is the third international event the NSW government has secured as part of its “10 World Cups in 10 years” campaign after winning the rights to the men’s 11

3 October 2018 12:01 PM Canberra tennis young gun Charlie Camus wins Australian title

Canberra young gun Charlie Camus enhanced his reputation as a player to watch when he won the Australian claycourt titles at Lyneham on Wednesday. Camus beat doubles partner Pavle Marinkov 6-3 3-6 6-2 in the under-12s championship, cementing his place as the No. 2 player in Australia for his age group and edging him closer to his professional dream 10

3 October 2018 6:55 AM Sydney Thunder to strike twice at Manuka Oval in double Big Bash boost

The Sydney Thunder will strike twice at Manuka Oval this season to bolster a season being hailed as "a coming of age for Canberra as a global cricket city". The Thunder will host two BBL games and one WBBL match in Canberra this summer as the club looks to cement a place in the capital's cricket calendar. As expected, the club has struck a deal to host a second 9