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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

16 October 2018 10:19 AM No average Joe: Cameron Smith on course for a sizzling summer

For someone with such an extraordinary talent on the golf course, Cameron Smith couldn't have more ordinary pursuits when he gets the rare chance to put down the clubs. He likes to wash his cars, he says, and has developed a liking to tend to his lawn in Jacksonville, Florida. The 25-year-old does hail from Brisbane, where you can literally watch the grass 6

14 October 2018 8:04 AM Marc Leishman nails fourth US PGA tour win

Marc Leishman was already having a good year. Yesterday in Kuala Lumpur, he made it a great one. The 34-year-old from Warrnambool secured his fourth United States PGA Tour title with a superb exhibition of ball-striking and putting in the $US7 million CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur. The victory comes with a winner’s cheque of $US1.26 million but just as importantly 24

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 16

5 October 2018 1:57 PM Cycling world to converge on the 'Gong at road world titles

“The championships will see junior, under-23 and elite male and female athletes compete across the Road Race, Individual and Team Time Trial events, creating a world-class event for spectators.” It is the third international event the NSW government has secured as part of its “10 World Cups in 10 years” campaign after winning the rights to the men’s 12

4 October 2018 6:58 AM Scottish winger set to pledge international allegiance to Australia

The new Socceroos coach is on a whirlwind tour of Europe meeting with players and coaches, strengthening the relationships between Football Federation Australia and overseas clubs that house Australian players. It's understood Arnold spent a considerable amount of time in Edinburgh, where he scouted Boyle and sought to secure his services for the Socceroos 8

23 September 2018 10:17 PM Tiger's triumph: Woods' five-year quest for victory finally ends

Just over five years since his last tournament victory, Tiger Woods has capped a remarkable comeback season with a two-shot win in the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. Dressed in his traditional red shirt on Sunday, the 42-year-old started the day with a three-shot lead and overcame a couple of late stumbles to finish at 11-under 6

18 September 2018 7:13 AM Canberra tennis prodigy Annerly Poulos jumps 1000 spots in rankings

Canberra tennis prodigy Annerly Poulos continues to stake her claim as a star of the future after rising more than 1000 places to force her way into the ITF top 100 rankings. The 15-year-old has been in scintillating form, winning three junior ITF titles in a row and taking her singles winning streak to 17 matches. Poulos started the year ranked 1120. But she has already 10

17 September 2018 6:26 AM At last: Finch thought Test hopes had passed him by

Aaron Finch has revealed he thought his hopes of a Test call up were almost over but believes he has the batting temperament required to help Australia conquer Pakistan in next month's Test series in the United Arab Emirates. Almost 11 years after his first-class career began in a tour match against India at the MCG, Finch, 31, is on the cusp of donning 17

15 September 2018 6:57 PM Yates climbs a mountain to plant a flag for Australian cycling

“Go for it,” Adam Yates told his brother, at the bottom of the last gruelling climb on the penultimate stage of the La Vuelta race in Spain. Simon Yates went for it, pushed hard up the mountain, and rode hard enough to claim the first victory for an Australian team in any of cycling’s three Grand Tours. He is one minute 46 seconds in front of the winner 17