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17 March 2018 8:24 AM Super W: ACT Brumbies make history in inaugural match against Queensland Reds

"All we asked today was that they give everything and they have, the result wasn't exactly what we wanted it be but overall we're really happy." A healthy crowd gathered for the curtain-raiser and Doherty backed the fans to return after high-tempo game with slick passing and big hits. "They're still in the development process but they came up with some great 8

16 March 2018 7:10 AM John I Dent Cup: Wests skipper Harry Lloyd signs with Western Force

Wests skipper Harry Lloyd has completed a fairytale journey of high school second XV to signing a professional rugby contract. Lloyd couldn't crack the St Edmund's firsts but kept at his craft after school and his perserverance has been rewarded with a contract at the Western Force. The loosehead prop signed a two-year deal with the former Super Rugby 7

14 March 2018 6:18 AM ACT Brumbies women prepare for historic Super W opener against Queensland

Leonard was lured to rugby after playing league last year and said it has been a "big learning curve" but can't wait to get stuck in against Queensland. "It's very different and my biggest look into contact, but coming from other team sports you're still working with other people, it's just about learning the tactical things," Leonard said. "That [rules] 15

13 March 2018 11:30 PM Hugh Bowman not cleared to ride this weekend

Champion jockey Hugh Bowman will not ride at the Coolmore Classic meeting or the Hong Kong Derby meeting this weekend after consulting with a neurosurgeon on Wednesday. Bowman visited Dr Mark Winder for concussion tests after his fall from Performer in the Todman Stakes last Saturday and was told he could not be cleared to ride. “I just still feel a bit dusty 15

11 March 2018 5:20 AM Pucovski to miss Tasmania clash

Will Pucovski has been ruled out of Victoria’s side for their cut-throat Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania this week. Pucovski, 20, will continue to be monitored following his third concussion of the season, suffered last weekend against New South Wales. No timeframe has been put on a return for the young gun, who had been concussed several times 17

8 March 2018 11:41 AM Victoria face likely Sheffield Shield eliminator against Tassie

Victoria face a likely Sheffield Shield 'elimination final' against Tasmania next week after the Tigers withstood South Australia on Thursday. Set 331 to win on the final day of their clash at Blundstone Arena, the Redbacks gave Tasmania a scare as Travis Head made 145 to almost push South Australia to victory. But 4-64 from Jackson Bird and 3-86 from Sam Rainbird 22

6 March 2018 5:48 AM Strong noms for Black Opal Stakes as Jacquinot Bay returns for Canberra Cup

He said they would definitely bring Jacquinot Bay for a shot at his second listed Canberra Cup (2000m). The 10-year-old gelding won the $200,000 Cup in 2014 when the late Guy Walter trained him. Now the Hayes operation has his reins and he'll return to the scene of the triumph for the first time since then. "Unlikely to have a runner in the Black Opal at this stage 23

4 March 2018 6:43 AM Pucovski struck on the helmet by Sean Abbott

Sean Abbott was overcome by emotion after a bouncer he delivered felled Victorian young gun Will Pucovski at Junction Oval in Melbourne on Sunday. In gut-wrenching scenes on day two of New South Wales' Sheffield Shield clash with the Bushrangers, a short ball from Abbott struck Pucovski on the helmet, bringing the Victorian to the ground. Pucovski, who has a history 32

3 March 2018 10:58 AM Crack Me Up finishes tough week on a high

It had been a testing week for Crack Me Up’s owners but come raceday, with a new trainer, their horse did what matters, powering away with the Liverpool City Cup at Randwick yesterday. Controversial trainer Liam Birchley, who had won the Villiers Stakes with Crack Me Up in December, was banned from racing horses in NSW by stewards during the week and the four-year-old 28

2 March 2018 6:26 AM Finch looks to strong finish for Victoria

Skipper Aaron Finch says Victoria are looking to “create something special” in their pursuit of a historic fourth consecutive Sheffield Shield title heading into their clash with New South Wales. "We were bottom of the shield table moving into the last game, if we'd lost that it was looking like it was going to be curtains for the season. So it's not so much about 26