Adrian Proszenko 11:55 PM Top-ranking league official Jim Doyle believes New Zealand is capable of staging its own State of Origin fixture to showcase the burgeoning talent flourishing outside of the game's heartland states.
Matt Encarnacion 7:27 PM Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods will captain the team for the first time when they host Gold Coast at Leichhardt Oval on Friday night.
12:34 AM Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has defended his decision to select South Africa-born pair Josh Strauss and WP Nel in his 46-man squad for a World Cup training camp.
Georgina Robinson 10:10 PM The Waratahs say they have no trouble with the crackdown on dangerous tackles - they just want the laws applied consistently.
Brendan McArdle 7:13 PM From the intoxicating atmosphere of the MCG on World Cup Final Day two months ago, to tiny Dominica in front of two men and a dog in the Caribbean : what a contrast for eight of the Australians who will be taking the field against the West Indies.
12:13 AM In the latest twist to the FIFA corruption scandal, the governing body have shifted the blame for a $10 million payment from South Africa to Jack Warner to a recently deceased finance committee chief.
Sebastian Hassett 10:22 PM If Sydney FC fancy themselves as the Chelsea of the A-League, this marked a reasonable opportunity to measure up back-to-back with the real thing.
Adam Pengilly 5:02 PM Tony Gollan knows Temple Of Boom - the trainer's first ever group 1 winner - owes him absolutely nothing. But the rest of Queensland will be relying on the old stager in the $2 million Stradbroke Handicap.
Defending champion was the only major casualty of the fourth-round stage at the French Open.
Arsenal romped to a 4-0 win over Aston Villa to lift the FA Cup.
Brisbane provisionally move to the top of the ladder after 24-12 win.