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13 July 2018 7:22 AM Wallaroos and Brumbies prop Peta Cox says challenge is keeping players

Wallaroos and ACT Brumbies prop Peta Cox didn't play rugby until she was 18, not because she didn't want to, but because she couldn't. In a sign of just how far women's rugby has come in the past few years, more than 100 schoolgirls were put through their paces in Canberra this week. The ACT Brumbies and Rugby Australia held clinics at the AIS, with officials 8

11 July 2018 9:47 AM Canberra triathlete Penny Slater wins under-23 world title in Denmark

Canberra product Penny Slater won the women's under-23s triathlon world championships in Denmark on Wednesday morning, beating her closest rival by almost four minutes to claim the title. Slater, who also finished seventh in the overall results, has shown massive improvements after finishing in the middle of the rankings at the event almost 12 months 8

29 June 2018 8:41 AM Brumbies women inspire Canberra schoolgirls to chase rugby dreams

The inaugural Super W season is already inspiring a new generation of female players, with schoolgirls set to compete in an invitational carnival at the AIS this weekend. The carnival is the first of its kind and follows the launch of the Brumbies women's team this year as part of the Super W campaign. Female rugby participation is enjoying a massive 10

27 June 2018 8:11 AM Super weekend of Canberra netball heading for sell-out

"There's only a couple of hundred left, I spoke to Netball NSW and they will release standing room tickets once we sell-out, but there will only be about 100 of those," Bittner said. "It’s certainly one of the biggest weekends we've [hosted] and we’ve been quite fortunate to secure the ANL finals. That hasn’t happened before. "We get pretty good traction 10

25 June 2018 12:47 AM Canberra rowers narrowly miss podium at World Rowing Cup

Canberra rowers Caleb Antill and Luke Letcher narrowly missed out on a podium at the World Rowing Cup 2 in Austria on Sunday night. The pair finished fourth as part of Australia’s men’s quadruple scull, alonig with Alexander Purnell and David Watts, in a time of five minutes and 43.3 seconds. They were just 0.8 seconds behind third-placed Germany, with Italy 11

24 June 2018 11:41 AM 'We’re gonna tear the house down': Wrestlers eye record crowd at 'G

WWE wrestling men’s champion AJ Styles is used to shrugging off the haters, experience that served him well as he donned a Collingwood jersey at the MCG on Sunday. Women’s champion Carmella thought the jersey matched her outfit best but remained upbeat while being saddled with the navy blue of cellar-dwellers Carlton. Pacing the hallowed turf, wrestling’s 9

23 June 2018 1:00 PM AFL v soccer: A pitch battle for numbers

Each sport has its own turf and knows where it can and can’t compete. The Socceroos at the World Cup are impregnable. If they make footy seem smaller and parochial, they also tap into the fabled cultural cringe, our desire to be relevant on the global stage. In the long haul, the global game has always been viewed as the greatest threat and most serious 11

23 June 2018 5:56 AM 'Welcome to 2018': NRL defends photo of rugby players' kiss

As the blues took home the match on Friday, winning 16-10, the game saw more than one million viewers tune in across Australia to watch the game. While the game was the first time the women's competition had been given the title of an "origin" match, it was the third consecutive victory for NSW in inter-state encounters. Channel 9 had more than 839,000 people 11

21 June 2018 5:17 AM Burger chain produces a whopper of a World Cup blunder

The topic of World Cup flings has been on the agenda in Russia. Politician Tamara Pletny warned Russian women against trysts with foreign men for fear of becoming a single parent, saying they should marry local men and that children from mixed-race marriages are unhappy. But parliamentary member Mikhail Degtyaryov was promoting a different view. "The more love stories 10

20 June 2018 11:54 PM Canberra action-packed summer of cricket gets even bigger

Cricket ACT have added another blockbuster fixture to its already jam-packed summer, with Manuka Oval to host a Sheffield Shield match between rivals Queensland and New South Wales in November. Canberra will also host an historic first Test match, between Australia and Sri Lanka from February 1-5 at Manuka, as well as a women's Twenty20 international 10