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Upbeat North Queensland Cowboys' David Furner calls for refereeing consistency in NRL finals

Chris Dutton Former Canberra Raiders coach calls for refereeing consistency in the NRL finals.

South Sydney Rabbitohs rookie Alex Johnston looms as bolter for Australian Kangaroos' Four Nations team

Prolific scorer: Alex Johnston goes over for the Rabbitohs in their qualification final win over Manly on Friday night.

Michael Carayannis South Sydney's Alex Johnston is on the verge of becoming the least experienced Australian player in more than a decade with the Rabbitohs winger emerging as a Kangaroos bolter.

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Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker re-signs and on Kangaroos radar

Jarrod Croker is set to be rewarded for a great season with a new Raiders deal and a Wallabies train-on squad berth.

Jon Tuxworth, Chris Wilson Canberra Raiders centre Jarrod Croker has re-signed and is in the mix for the Australian train-on squad.

Aiden Guerra set for Kangaroos berth as absences force Tim Sheens' hand

Italian job: Aiden Guerra has carried on his good form at the end of last season into 2014, earning an Origin call-up for Queensland.

Brad Walter Sydney Roosters second-rower Aiden Guerra is set to be rewarded for a standout season with selection in the Australian squad for the end-of-season Four Nations tournament.

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NRL star Aaron Woods in regular contact with Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens

Michael Carayannis Test hopeful Aaron Woods still has the ear of Kangaroos coach Tim Sheens with the pair in regular contact.

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Aaron Gorrell makes comeback in Queanbeyan Kangaroos win

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Jon Tuxworth Queanbeyan Kangaroos coach Aaron Gorrell has stopped short of confirming a full scale comeback after playing his first match in over a year since retiring through injury.

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Kangaroos who enlisted in World War I were in a league of their own

Fairfax Media writer

Roy Masters The first Anzac Day is so burnished in the nation's psyche, it tends to obscure, even distort what happened in 1914, the year World War I broke out in August.

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Matt Gillett in line for Kangaroos call-up

Matt Gillett of the Broncos

A Kangaroos jersey is in Matt Gillett's reach as the Brisbane Broncos lock confronts Gold Coast's star-studded back-row in Friday night's NRL match.

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Craig Fitzgibbon to join Kangaroos coaching ranks

Craig Fitzgibbon with fellow Roosters assistant coach Jason Taylor.

Michael Carayannis Former Australian player Craig Fitzgibbon has rejoined the Kangaroos ranks after being added to Tim Sheens’ coaching staff.

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Matt Gillett replaces Sam Thaiday in Kangaroos team

Broncos forward Matt Gillett has been promoted from 18th man to the 17-man squad for Australia's Test against the Kiwis on Friday.

Matt Gillett has been promoted to replace injured Brisbane teammate Sam Thaiday in the Australian team to play New Zealand in Friday's rugby league Test in Sydney.

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Kangaroos deserve some recognition for achievements, says Tim Sheens

''You don’t play meaningless Test matches'': Tim Sheens.

Chris Barrett Tim Sheens believes the all-conquering Australian team is not getting the recognition it deserves, admitting he would be "pretty disappointed" if a strong crowd did not turn out for Friday night's...

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Johnathan Thurston says Kangaroos not treating Kiwi game with smugness

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Johnathan Thurston says there is too much pride and professionalism in the Kangaroos side to let complacency get the better of them against an understrength New Zealand on Friday.

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Kangaroos win the Queanbeyan derby

Joshua Matic The Queanbeyan Kangaroos' backline showed its true colours on Saturday, running away from cross-town rivals the Queanbeyan Blues 26-10 at Seiffert Oval.

Gungahlin Bulls and Queanbeyan Kangaroos lock horns at top of table

12th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Belconnen United Scholars player Brent Crisp gets tackled during the match at West Belconnen Leagues Club.

Joshua Matic The Queanbeyan Kangaroos and Gunagahlin Bulls remain the only undefeated teams after two rounds of the Canberra Raiders Cup competition, both recording strong wins on Saturday in a round of local...

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Gungahlin Bulls not far off Canberra Raiders Cup benchmark Queanbeyan Kangaroos, says coach

Daniel Watt, left and Richard Kelly take down Rourke O'Sullivan.

David Polkinghorne If the Queanbeyan Kangaroos are the benchmark of the Canberra Raiders Cup, then Gungahlin Bulls coach Mick Slater thinks his team isn't far off.

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Brent Tate may switch to forwards as Billy Slater is ruled out of Kangaroos' World Cup semi-final

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Brad Walter LONDON: Brent Tate told Australian coach Tim Sheens before the World Cup that he would be play in the front row if neccesary to gain selection and while he may not have to go to those lengths the...

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Kangaroos concerned over Old Trafford safety for World Cup final

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Kangaroos playmaker Johnathan Thurston has urged World Cup officials to ensure safety precautions are taken in Saturday’s final at Old Trafford to avoid a repeat of the incident that ended Luke...

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RLWC: Brent Tate in for Kangaroos as Sheens rings changes

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Brad Walter Australian coach Tim Sheens is weighing up the possibility of Canberra enforcer Josh Papalii playing centre if the Kangaroos suffer another injury to an outside back during Saturday's World Cup...

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Rugby League World Cup Final 2013: Kangaroos favourites, but wary of Kiwi ambush

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Brad Walter Australian players are wary of another ambush from New Zealand in the World Cup final after losing to the Kiwis in the last two big deciders the countries have played.

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Billy Slater back training with Kangaroos

Australia's Billy Slater (L) is tackled by England

Injured Kangaroos fullback Billy Slater has returned to training, raising hope he could be fit to return for the Rugby League World Cup final.