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NRL prop too big for his boots - literally

Portrait of Canberra Raiders' Shannon Boyd
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times
22 Jan 2015

Chris Wilson 9:00 PM   Shannon Boyd says he was cut down to size by coach Ricky Stuart before making his NRL breakthrough.

Raiders now extreme weight watchers


Chris Wilson 5:29 PM   The Canberra Raiders have given a new meaning to weight-watchers, players sending photos of their nightly meals to staff.

Cherry-Evans announces Titans move

Heading north: Daly Cherry-Evans in action on Friday night.

Michael Chammas 11:00 PM   Manly Sea Eagles star Daly Cherry-Evans has announced he is joining Gold Coast Titans on a lucrative contract.

Hunt searches for answers 

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Karmichael Hunt of the Reds speaks to the media during a Queensland Reds press conference at Rugby House on March 6, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Shakespeare/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson 5:28 PM   Queensland rugby bosses have defended their treatment of disgraced code-hopper Karmichael Hunt.

Sri Lanka deny they are scared of Johnson

Australia's Mitchell Johnson runs in to bowl during a final training session ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Afghanistan in Perth on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE--

Andrew Wu 7:11 PM   Sri Lanka say they have exorcised the demons raised by Mitchell Johnson from their last tour of Australia.

Berry carries on his brother's name

Jockey Tommy Berry, with what has become a customary salute to his twin brother, Nathan.

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   A little bundle of joy for Tommy Berry is helping ease his family's pain. 


Watto's problem is not batting – it's making runs

Malcolm Knox dinkus Dinkus

Malcolm Knox 10:10 PM   Does Shane Watson's axing from the Australian one-day team mean his international cricket career is finished?

Gayle proves a big hit before falling

Chris Gayle hits out during his brief innings at the WACA on Friday.

Brad Elborough 9:55 PM   West Indies bowled out for a relatively small total against India.

Rugby Heaven

Ratu Tagive opens up on his road to rugby

Ratu Tagive

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Ratu Tagive hopes his new start in rugby union can be the light at the end of the tunnel.


League HQ

This isn't a Blake Ferguson redemption story

Rooster return: Blake Ferguson will make his NRL comeback on Saturday night.

Andrew Webster 10:25 PM   The reformed bad boy makes his NRL comeback against the Cowboys – 20 months after he last played.

Eels demolish Sea Eagles in bruiser

Settling in nicely: Anthony Watmough.

Adrian Proszenko 10:07 PM   Whether the decision to sign Anthony Watmough on a huge contract that will take him into his mid-30s was a prudent one will be best appraised after his last game in blue and gold than the first.


ACT Sport

Ratu Tagive opens up on his road to rugby

Ratu Tagive

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Ratu Tagive hopes his new start in rugby union can be the light at the end of the tunnel.

Finals berth on the line in dramatic last day

Weston Creek Molonglo spinner Mark Akeroyd scored 75 to help his side to 288 against ANU.

Lee Gaskin 6:44 PM   Michael Delaney has implored his bowlers to capitalise on a record-breaking ninth-wicket partnership.



Janko fires Sydney FC into second

Nikola Petkovic keeps his eye on the ball.

Dominic Bossi 10:32 PM   Marc Janko was all that separated Sydney FC from a youthful Newcastle Jets side as the marquee man pushed the Sky Blues into second place on the A-League table with the only goal of the game.

Mariners facing huge payout for sacked coach Moss

Sacked: Phil Moss and captain John Hutchinson in December. Hutchinson will take over some coaching duties at the Mariners after Moss' axing.

Sebastian Hassett 9:51 PM   The cash-strapped Central Coast Mariners could be facing payouts of close to $500,000 after sacking coach Phil Moss on Friday and removing Wayne O'Sullivan as assistant coach.



Davis Cup draws plaudits, brickbats

Job done: Roger Federer with the Swiss team after winning the Davis Cup.

Linda Pearce 6:36 PM   After Roger Federer extended to 20-17 his career advantage over Novak Djokovic in the recent Dubai final, the world's top two players went very separate ways: Federer for a break; Djokovic to the central Serbian city of Kraljevo, to prepare for national duty against Croatia.

Rios wants Korda 1998 tennis doping check

Accused: Petr Korda with the Australian Open trophy after his victory in the 1998 final.

1:54 PM   Chilean officials say they will back a request by former world No.1 Marcelo Rios to have the International Tennis Federation investigate whether Petr Korda committed a doping violation in the 1998 Australian Open.


ACT Brumbies play  the Western Force

Round four action between the Brumbies and Force in Canberra.

NRL 2015 season preview

League HQ brings you an interactive on all 16 teams.

Jordan Smiler

Brumbies big man Jordan Smiler opens up on his aspirations.

Cricket World Cup: Sth Africa v Ireland

South Africa take on Ireland at Manuka Oval.

Cricket World Cup: Windies vs Zimbabwe

The West Indies take on Zimbabwe in their Group B match at Manuka.

Knights spoil Raiders' Seiffert homecoming

Newcastle coasted to a 26-4 trial win over Canberra in Queanbeyan.

Wests/UC take on Eastlake in first grade

The race for semi-finals spots heats up at Kingston Oval.

Adelaide leave it late to beat Wanderers

More heartbreak for Wanderers as Reds strike late at Hindmarsh.

Sydney FC edge out Mariners in thriller

A stunning Rhyan Grant goal helped Sydney FC to a 4-2 win.

Darren Bravo cops a nasty blow to head

West Indian batsmen Darren Bravo suffered a scare against Pakistan.