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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

15 October 2018 5:19 AM The Everest winner insists new deal with Redzel 'very possible'

"We were one of the first to sign on as a slotholder and we were very happy to support this new initiative," Zhang said. "We knew we had to come in for three years and and we did that with no reservations. We're already looking forward to next year and we have already said we are already willing to sign on for a further three years. "There has been lots of [congratulations 7

11 October 2018 8:17 AM Canberra golfer Brendan Jones leading Japan Open

Canberra golfer Brendan Jones is joint leader of the Japan Open after the opening day at the Yokohama Country Club on Thursday. Jones shot an opening round 64 to sit seven-under the card and in the lead alongside Young-Han Song and Hiroyuki Fujita. Fellow Australian Adam Scott was three shots further back in tied-11th going into the second round 15

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

10 October 2018 7:46 AM Canberra coach Laing Harrow leading Australian softball to Olympics

Canberra's Laing Harrow will lead the Australian women's softball team to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after he was appointed coach on Wednesday. Harrow has been coaching in Australia for more than two decades and has experience at a state, national and international level with junior and senior teams. The Aussie Spirit are vying for a spot in Tokyo and Harrow 13

30 September 2018 8:01 AM Hurricane turns into a fizzer as push for Tokyo heats up in Canberra

But 10 days ago Rose was in the USA helping Australia qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, along with Olympic gold medallist Stuart Tinney, who also competed in Canberra over the weekend. "There was supposed to be [a hurricane]. It ended up being a bit of a fizzer for us. It didn't really deliver anything much, but it caused everyone a bit of angst 6

30 September 2018 6:58 AM Watson aiming to be dual Paralympian in Tokyo

Japan's Yusuke Nishimura beat Henry De Cure in the mens' final 6-1 6-3, while De Cure got revenge in the doubles joining forces with Keegan Oh-Chee to beat Daniel Jeffery and Nishimura 6-4 6-4. Watson has multiple sclerosis, which means she doesn't have any feeling in her arms or legs. Heat just makes things worse. "I was picked up by the Australian 8

20 September 2018 5:22 AM Avdulla returns as premier jockey and ready to work harder

Sydney's premier jockey Brenton Avdulla will return for his first Saturday of the new season at Rosehill on Saturday and has already started the hard work to stay at the top. Avdulla took a Japanese contract in August and then went to Melbourne to ride unbeaten Thousand Guineas favourite Sweet Melody last weekend and understands it has given his Sydney 16

16 September 2018 12:12 PM Avdulla makes a smart choice in sticking with Lees filly

''When I sat on her at Canterbury she gave me the feel of a really good horse. I was in Japan when she last ran, I was on the text to Kris saying I wanted to get back on her, she would be a nice welcome home present. Leader of the pack: Brenton Advulla (first left) out front on Smart Melody the Cap D'Antibes at Flemington. ''I think she can win me a nice race. She's 11

11 September 2018 10:54 PM Tennis umpire Carlos Ramos breaks silence over Serena stoush

"I'm fine, given the circumstances," Carlos Ramos told Tribuna Expresso in Portugal. "It's a delicate situation, but a la carte arbitration does not exist. Do not worry about me!" Ugly scenes marred the match at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on the weekend, as 23-time grand slam winner Serena Williams lost 2-6, 4-6 to Japan's Naomi Osako, receiving three code violations 18