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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 8

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 8

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 76 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 62

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 61

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 54

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 46

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 53

4 November 2017 11:09 AM Rugby League World Cup 2017: Rampant New Zealand score 14 tries to thump Scotland

AUCKLAND: Halfback Shaun Johnson scored 22 points to become New Zealand's all-time highest points-scorer in the Kiwis' 74-6 obliteration of Scotland in the Rugby League World Cup on Saturday. Having drawn last year's Four Nations clash with the Bravehearts, David Kidwell's troops hit the ground running in Christchurch and were near untouchable 47

1 November 2017 3:09 AM Victorian Minister Marlene Kairouz apologises for telling people not to open their door to the Irish

The Victorian Premier has defended a Minister who encouraged the public not to open their doors to the Irish to avoid being scammed. Consumer Affairs Minister Marlene Kairouz was launching an awareness campaign about dodgy tradesmen when she linked them to people who have Irish accents. "If anybody knocks on your door that has an Irish accent, automatically 46