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14 May 2018 1:04 AM ACT Meteor Matilda Lugg can't remember the call that changed her life

Matilda Lugg was that focused on booking her ticket to Ireland and her HSC exams she can barely remember the conversation that changed her life. On the other end of the line was ACT Meteors coach James Allsopp, offering the 18-year-old wicketkeeper a one-year contract for the 2018-19 Women's National Cricket League season. The Coffs Harbour product looms 28

28 March 2018 12:34 AM Purcell looks to go out with another group 1 from Aloisia

Maher will be trackside after travelling and taking a back seat during his ban. Maher and Purcell are so similar; they have the laid-back nature of horsemen with an intensity that delivers results. “What he has done was what I expected, he is just a good trainer and knows horses,” Maher said. “Aloisia and Merchant Navy aren’t going to be his last group 28

10 February 2018 9:39 AM Connal McInerney back on Brumbies radar as Christian Lealiifano prepares for return

The ACT Brumbies will recall their Wallabies stars and Christian Lealiifano this week for a chance to break a New Zealand hoodoo before the Super Rugby season starts. The Brumbies will play against the Waikato Chiefs in their last pre-season match on the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday night, with coach Dan McKellar to roll out a near full-strength side for the clash 49

30 January 2018 8:05 AM Christian Lealiifano refreshed and happy to be back at ACT Brumbies, Super Rugby

A refreshed Christian Lealiifano hopes a stint in Ireland can help extend his career as he prepares to test his lighter and more agile frame in Super Rugby next month. But the ACT Brumbies playmaker is also starting to weigh up a massive decision about his future, revealing he doesn't want to overstay his time at the club or block opportunities for young 21

13 December 2017 8:25 AM NSW Goverment's stadium upgrades key to 2027 Rugby World Cup bid: Bill Pulver

The NSW government's decision to plunge $2 billion into upgrading ANZ and Allianz stadiums was a key pillar in Rugby Australia's bid to host the 2027 World Cup. A revamped 75,000-capacity ANZ Stadium would potentially host a World Cup final, should the bid be successful, while the 45,000-seat rebuilt Allianz would offer a second venue in the harbour 85 1

27 November 2017 9:48 AM Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is crowned Miss Universe 2017

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017. Nel-Peters beat out first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez and second runner-up Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett for the crown Sunday night in Las Vegas. Nel-Peters, 22, recently earned her degree in business management at North-West University. During a pre-taped interview 78

13 November 2017 3:26 AM Rodney Lawrence pleads guilty to role in 1982 murder of Betty Dixon

Rodney Lawrence has pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder in relation to the brutal stabbing death of Elizabeth "Betty" Dixon, whose body was found at Ashtonfield in 1982. Lawrence, now 66, who was due to face the first day of a murder trial in Newcastle Supreme Court on Monday, was re-arraigned and pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to murder 75

12 November 2017 9:21 PM FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying: Swiss scrape into World Cup with 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland

Switzerland scraped into next year's World Cup, their fourth finals in a row, after being held to a goalless draw at home by a valiant and workmanlike Northern Ireland who came desperately close to forcing extra-time on Sunday. The Swiss qualified 1-0 on aggregate, the tie ultimately being decided by the hugely controversial penalty converted by Ricardo 64

6 November 2017 3:11 AM Rugby League World Cup: England's Jermain McGillvary charged over alleged bite to Lebanon skipper Robbie Farah

England winger Jermaine McGillvary faces being rubbed out of the Rugby League World Cup after being ordered to front a judiciary hearing on Wednesday night to face biting allegations. McGillvary will appear via a video link from England camp in Perth after being charged with contrary conduct for allegedly biting Lebanon skipper Robbie Farah. Fiji demolish 58

6 November 2017 2:01 AM Rugby League World Cup 2017: Possible quarter-finals scenarios

Fiji demolish Wales in Townsville, while Papua New Guinea score an exciting win against Ireland in Port Moresby. Ireland's Michael McIlorum scored a try in the 36-12 win over Italy during the World Cup Rugby League game and Tonga put on a demolishing display over Scotland. The Kiwis coach is still yet to have a conversation with the Cowboys wrecking 63