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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

1 February 2018 5:00 AM Melbourne nurse faces trial accused of working in Syria with IS, Chechen rebels

A Melbourne nurse accused of working with Islamic State in Syria will stand trial accused of helping the terrorist outfit and Chechen rebels as they prepared to attack the Syrian government. Father-of-five Adam Matthew Brookman has been in custody since he returned to Australia from Syria in July 2015, and is due to stand trial in the Victorian Supreme 12

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

22 January 2018 3:34 AM Jono Lance signs with Queensland Reds after Melbourne Rebels release

Two-time Super Rugby champion Jono Lance has signed with the Queensland Reds for the 2018 season, after being released by the Melbourne Rebels. Ex-Reds five-eighth Lance won a Super Rugby title with Queensland in 2011 and also enjoyed premiership success with NSW Waratahs in 2014. It's a boost for the Reds backline after ex-Wallabies five-eighth Quade 10

1 November 2017 10:38 AM Senior Perth bikie charged after using forklift to stack ute on top of car

A senior member of a Perth outlaw bikie gang has been charged with criminal damage after a bizarre incident at a factory unit in which a ute was stacked on top of a car using a forklift. Police said on the afternoon of Friday October 27 more than 50 motorcycles that had participated in the Rebels' national run in Tasmania were transported on a truck 43

31 October 2017 1:50 AM Do you know these men? CCTV holds key to solving brutal murder

CLINT Starkey thought he was with a mate. Instead he was led to three men who brutally attacked and killed him. Clint Starkey was taken to the Caltex service station at Peats Ridge in NSW by a man he thought was his friend about 10pm on April 5. As many as four members of the Rebels were waiting for them. The beating was so brutal doctors initially believed 271

24 October 2017 7:17 PM Potential showdown in eastern Syria over IS-held territory

BEIRUT – As U.S.-allied fighters hurtle down the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, a showdown could ensue between the U.S. and Russia, whose allies are racing to take over the same strategic oil-rich territory from the Islamic State group. While the two sides will likely avoid a direct confrontation, the capture of Raqqa by the U.S.-backed forces 80

21 October 2017 10:01 PM Reaction to Wallabies’ drought-breaking win against All Blacks

The third Test of the series might have been a dead rubber but Michael Cheika’s men had a point to prove on Saturday night to their trans-Tasman enemies — and they did it, ending a run of seven straight defeats to score their first win over New Zealand since August 2015. Silly penalties? Reece Hodge’s clutch kicking? Perhaps even the compounding effect 46

17 October 2017 10:32 PM Rebels boss Aaron 'AJ' Graham latest bikie to be kicked out of the country

Rebels motorcycle outlaw gang boss Aaron "AJ" Graham is the latest bikie to be kicked out of Australia after a new law was pushed through targeting organised crime figures. The notorious bikie was deported to his native New Zealand on Tuesday, despite last month winning a High Court appeal against his second visa cancellation. Graham, 50, whose visa was revoked 23

17 October 2017 8:53 PM Syria war: Raqqa free, devastated and empty

The Islamic State group has now lost its last stronghold in Raqqa, once the de-facto capital of its so called caliphate. In the final battle for a stadium complex and hospital, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says it killed 22 foreign IS fighters. The US-led coalition supporting the SDF with critical air strikes says it can only confirm 31