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8 September 2017 11:48 AM NRL qualifying final, Sydney Roosters defeat Brisbane Broncos 24-22 at Allianz Stadium

NRL finals kick off tonight with a blockbuster clash between the Sydney Roosters and the Brisbane Broncos lighting up Sydney’s Allianz Stadium. The Broncos will play the first qualifying final of 2017 without star fullback Darius Boyd after the 30-year-old was ruled out with a hamstring injury. 23-year-old Kodi Nikorima will fill in for the injured skipper 35

1 September 2017 11:38 AM St Edmund's and Marist to clash in ACT junior rugby grand finals at Viking Park

Premiership glory will be up for grabs when 18 clubs contest 23 junior grand finals as part of a bumper schedule at Viking Park this weekend. The ACT Junior Rugby Union will host a two-day jam-packed grand final schedule, with 18 of the 22 registered clubs having a chance to secure a title. It will double as the first year the competition will have grand 18

30 August 2017 12:11 PM Australia ponder lone quick for second Test

The decision to rush spinner Steve O'Keefe to Bangladesh as a replacement for injured seamer Josh Hazlewood raises the prospect of Australia implementing a bowling strategy all-but unseen in their post-war Test history to try and salvage a series-levelling win in Bangladesh. If, as would seem feasible given the decision to substitute a pace bowler with a Test-capped 19

29 August 2017 7:22 PM Hilton Cartwright must replace Usman Khawaja in Bangladesh

A measured knock from David Warner and some bloody-minded batting from Steve Smith has revived Australia and given them a chance of a comeback win in the first Test in Bangladesh. Australia’s two most experienced batsmen came together with their side in peril at 2-28 and guided them to 2-109 at stumps, 156 runs shy of victory. In doing so, both altered 128 1

27 August 2017 7:32 PM First Test: Australia suffers shocking collapse after bowlers fire in Dhaka

AUSTRALIA are hanging on for dear life against Bangladesh after David Warner and Usman Khawaja fell in a chaotic collapse before stumps in Dhaka. After Lyon, Pat Cummins and Ashton Agar all claimed three-wicket hauls to bowl Bangladesh out for 260, it all went pear shaped for Australia when they only had nine overs to get through. On a perilously spinning 19

10 August 2017 1:54 AM Liverpool reject Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool have rejected a second, improved bid of $148 million from Barcelona for star man Philippe Coutinho, according to reports. The Reds are said to have dismissed a £90 million offer from the Catalan giants, who have money to burn after selling Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record figure last week. Barca had already had a £72 million 24

8 August 2017 7:55 AM Three ACT Brumbies women named in Wallaroos squad for World Cup opener

Louise Burrows' fairytale World Cup call up has been put on hold for the first game of the tournament after the ACT Brumbies hooker flew to Ireland on Monday. Burrows has been added to the Australian Wallaroos squad as an injury reinforcement and will be playing at her fourth World Cup when she gets on the field. But Australian coaches have decided not to include 23

12 July 2017 4:03 AM State of Origin Game 3: Why Queensland will win the decider

And so it all comes down to this: a decider in the cauldron of Suncorp Stadium. It’s safe to assume this one won’t end in the bloodbath we saw two years ago, when Johnathan Thurston ran riot and everyone in New South Wales remembered the first day of the 2015 Ashes was way more important anyway. So, even though the series scoreline is the same as this time back in 2015, and even though 275 1

4 July 2017 3:43 PM Bernard Tomic crashes out of Wimbledon, admits feeling ‘bored’ on court

BERNARD Tomic has admitted feeling “bored” with tennis and losing respect for the game in an extraordinary press conference after crashing out of Wimbledon. In a brutally honest post-match press conference, the burnt-out Tomic admitted feigning an injury and having lost respect for the sport. “To me, this is one of the biggest tournaments in the world 51

12 June 2017 7:56 PM NSW coach Laurie Daley and Maroons coach Kevin Walters talk selection for Origin II

NSW coach Laurie Daley has warned the Blues to brace for a wounded beast in State of Origin II in Sydney on Wednesday week. The Maroons have been accused of hitting the panic button after making seven changes to the side humiliated 28-4 on home soil in Brisbane in the series opener. Daley, in contrast, is the first coach in 21 years to have selected 48