Why a Raiders player drove home from Townsville

Most of the Raiders were on a flight home on Sunday morning. One player only got back on Monday night.

Top stories

Titans overwhelm Eels on Gold Coast

All smiles: Nene MacDonald and the Titans celebrate a try against the Eels.

Ed Jackson 11:13 PM   Gold Coast's NRL losing streak has come to an end with a 24-14 victory over Parramatta on Monday night.

NRL funds Turner's concussion specialist

Dazed and confused: Souths forward Kyle Turner is assisted from the field during the clash with the Penrith Panthers at ANZ Stadium.

Michael Carayannis 9:00 PM   Kyle Turner met with the same professor who recommended Liam Fulton should retire.

Brumbies linked with Pumas scrumhalf 

Tomas Cubelli playing for the Barbarians against England in June 2014.

David Polkinghorne 9:39 PM   The ACT Brumbies are in discussions to bring Argentina scrumhalf Tomas Cubelli to the club next season.

Brumbies tapping into the NFL market

American Chris Coyle has been invited to train with the ACT Brumbies.

Emma Stoney   The ACT Brumbies are setting up a rugby program at Arizona State to lure untapped NFL talent.

Horwill up for Wallabies' lineout job 

Getting ready: Wallabies lock James Horwill watches on during training ahead of their encounter with the All Blacks.

Rupert Guinness 7:00 PM   James Horwill has no qualms about being the Wallabies' lineout caller for Saturday's Test against the All Blacks.

Comments 1

Goodes set to return against Cats

Red and white love: Adam Goodes has been a fan favourite at the Swans for years.

Andrew Wu 7:00 PM   Sydney are optimistic Adam Goodes will be given a respectful reception at Geelong on Saturday after the club announced the dual Brownlow Medallist would return to training on Tuesday.

GWS still a chance for finals: Cameron

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17:  Giants coach Leon Cameron looks on during a Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL training session at Sydney Cricket Ground on April 17, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Brad Elborough 3:41 PM   Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron believes finals football is still a realistic chance for his young side this year.

YouTube hit could become FFA Cup smash

Gungahlin United's Shane Murray at Gungahlin Oval ahead of their match against Sydney Olympic in the FFA Cup.

David Polkinghorne 10:03 PM   Could the FFA Cup lay the foundations for Canberra A-League team?

Business as usual for keeper Nevill

Australia?s Peter Nevill watches the ball during day three of the third Ashes Test cricket match, at Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Chris Barrett 6:32 PM   The team's new wicketkeeper did not ask to be thrust into the midst of one of the most controversial and emotion-charged selection furores in recent history.

Darters ready for Aiken's Jamaica

Romelda Aiken

Jon Tuxworth 6:17 PM   She'd give away 12cm in height but Canberra Darters' Keely Rodrigo is ready to take on Jamaican star Romelda Aiken.

League HQ

Talkin' Teams and Ultimate League: NRL round 22

Welcome back: Dragons forward Trent Merrin will be named for St George Illawarra after serving a four-game suspension.

Chris Boulous 3:28 PM   Join League HQ's Chris Boulous for all the round 22 NRL teams, rugby league news and best buys in Ultimate League.

Comments 7

'Keep it banned and never bring it back'

Clause: part of Paul Gallen's new deal with the Sharks means he is unable to ever sue the club.

Brad Walter 11:58 AM   The brother of a Queensland Cup player who recently died used to disagree with the NRL's shoulder charge ban. Now he has a message for critics.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

Rugby Heaven

Cipriani available for rugby World Cup

Danny Cipriani was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Tim Moynihan 12:59 PM   ​Danny Cipriani, who was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving following an early-morning car crash, is due to be available for England's rugby World Cup campaign after he was re-bailed until November.

Rebels land centre who can kick more than 75 metres

Young centre Reece Hodge.

Roy Ward 12:18 PM   Australian under-20 centre Reece Hodge will leave Sydney and come to Melbourne to push for Super Rugby selection.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

Cricket

Australia's batting is as fragile as I have ever seen

David Warner has had some good scores but does not look in command of the conditions.

Kevin Pietersen 8:19 AM   Lack of experience against the moving ball is costing the tourists dear and they will now have to dig very deep to turn the series around against this relaxed England, writes Kevin Pietersen.

Wood makes unconvincing start to proving fitness for fourth Test

Wood has two more days of training to prove his fitness.

Jesse Hogan 4:40 AM   After bowling in front of officials for 25 minutes, the right-armer grimaced then left the field.

AFL

AFL to trial four umpires at Lions-Suns game

The AFL will trial four umpires officiating a game in the season proper.

Ronny Lerner 11:07 AM   The AFL will trial four field umpires in an AFL match on Saturday night when Brisbane and Gold Coast go head to head at the Gabba.

Tiger relishes 'uncomfortable' tag

Richmond's Anthony Miles and Dylan Grimes celebrate a win.

Ronny Lerner 2:18 PM   Richmond defender Dylan Grimes loves the fact that the Tigers have become one of the most "uncomfortable" teams in the AFL to play against.

MORE AFL NEWS

Soccer

'I don't give a f***': Ronaldo's FIFA rant

Cristiano Ronaldo walked out of the interview.

3:37 PM   An angry Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world's two leading soccer players, has said he does not give a "f***" about the corruption crisis which has engulfed FIFA.

New Mariners strip slammed by fans

The Central Coast Mariners' new strip for the 2015/16 season.

Tom Decent 3:11 PM   Would you go out and buy this football strip?

MORE SOCCER NEWS

ACT Sport

Fishing

Winter weather drives anglers to coastal waters

An amnesy on fishing from shore in the state's marine parks has come to an end.

Bryan Pratt 2:05 PM   Anglers seeking a fishing fix and a feed of fresh fish have been deserting inland freshwater locations.

Belconnen product Chris Jansen hoping to make leap from SANFL to AFL

afl football , Monday 5th January 2004.   Generic footballs pic  The Age Sport , 
Pic by Vince Caligiuri.  SPECIAL FOOTY ball balls

Jon Tuxworth 7:33 PM   Belconnen junior Chris Jansen has been selected in South Australia's state AFL combine.

MORE ACT SPORT NEWS

Horse Racing

Extra Zero back for another campaign

Enthusiasm: Extra Zero (left) edged out by stablemate Spillway in the Australian Cup.

8:31 PM   One of last season's most consistent gallopers is set to make a reappearance at Flemington.

Kavanagh launches a defence claiming cobalt doesn't affect blood system

Accused: Sam Kavanagh.

Chris Roots 7:04 PM   Stood-down trainer Sam Kavanagh has argued cobalt does not have an effect of raising red blood cells as would be expected if the drug had an EPO effect.

MORE RACING NEWS

Ashes: Trent Bridge Test awaits Aussies

Australia head to Trent Bridge for the fourth Test starting Thursday.

Ramsey confident of more Arsenal success

Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Community Shield final.

Cowboys rope in Raiders in Townsville

An early 18-0 lead wasn't enough for the Raiders to secure the win.

Cowboys shoot down Raiders in second 40

North Queensland produced five unanswered second-half tries.

Brumbies' awards night social photos

The ACT Brumbies host their annual club presentation night.

Canberra Olympic meets Canberra FC

These two can play out a classic and this clash was no different.

Royal effort books a spot in grand final

Royals upset Queanbeyan Whites in the John I Dent Cup prelim final.

Woden Valley take on West Belconnen

West Belconnen wraps up Canberra Raiders Cup finals spot.

NEAFL: Sydney University v Ainslie

A scoreless first term proved too tough for Ainslie to overcome.

Port beat wasteful Saints in Adelaide

Port Adelaide too good for St Kilda at Adelaide Oval.