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20 October 2018 8:17 AM Canberra Vikings knocked out of NRC finals by Fijian Drua

The Canberra Vikings threw away a first-half lead against the Fijian Drua to fall seven points short of a third National Rugby Championship grand final in five years on Saturday. The Fijians remain unbeaten at home this season and although Canberra have come closest, twice, they coudln't contain a second-half rampage as the Drua prevailed 35-28 in soaking 6

18 October 2018 5:34 AM Decathlete High Bridge breaks age barrier

“He said he had a horse that I might be interested in that was going to be trained by Chris Waller,” Henderson recalled. “He told me the breeding and I thought how good is this. “Then that it had been jumping all his life and was seven. He had won National Hunt flat races, so was basically a maiden. I don’t need a seven-year-old maiden, I told him. I don’t 7

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 7

14 October 2018 4:20 AM Socceroos scapegoat Kruse focused on teammates and goals

It was never the criticism on social media that Robbie Kruse cared about, it was that of his teammates and coaches. The Socceroos winger was the target of abuse by online trolls during Australia's 2018 World Cup campaign but has received nothing but support from his peers for his performances. Speaking for the first time since the tournament, Kruse says he paid little 15

12 October 2018 7:04 AM Keely Small to race for Youth Olympic gold after qualifying fastest

Keely Small will be the Youth Olympic Games gold medal favourite on Monday morning after qualifying fastest for the 800 metres final. Small, the Australian team flag bearer in Buenos Aires, was more than one second quicker than the rest of the field, finishing her heat with a time of 2:05.68, with Germany's Sophia Volkmer second in 2:06.92. St Clare's 15

12 October 2018 3:57 AM Forward ho: Arnie's attacking outlook keeps Milligan on board

The direction of the Socceroos under Graham Arnold has convinced Mark Milligan to postpone his international retirement and remain with the national team at least up until the 2019 Asian Cup. The veteran defender was weighing up whether to call time on his decorated international career following the 2018 World Cup in Russia but was convinced not to after 13

11 October 2018 7:31 AM How half hour with Arnold made Boyle switch national allegiance

He has never been to Australia before, doesn't yet know the national anthem but Scottish-born winger Martin Boyle says he is committed to the "great honour" of playing international football for the Socceroos. The 25-year-old former Scotland youth international will turn down any future chance of representing his home country and has pledged his future 15

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

7 October 2018 8:47 AM Vickerman wins contract extension at Melbourne United

Melbourne United has extended championship coach Dean Vickerman’s contract for three years, until the end of the 2021-22 season. Last season’s National Basketball League coach of the year led United to the championship with a 20-8 record. “I’m extremely excited to be at this club for an extended period of time and to continue to try and lead from the front 9

6 October 2018 7:36 AM University of Canberra smashed in penultimate sevens round

The University of Canberra sevens side slumped to horror defeats in the penultimate round of the national series, leaking a combined 113 points to be languishing after day one. A re-jigged Canberra struggled to find cohesion on the Gold Coast after injuries and player unavailability forced coach Dave Grimmond to make seven changes to his touring squad 9