Pocock, Arnold recognised at John Eales Medal

Kyle Mackey-Laws 10:09 PM   David Pocock and Rory Arnold claim awards at John Eales Medal in Sydney.

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Folau wins back-to-back John Eales Medals

Standout: Israel Folau with the John Eales Medal - his second in as many years.

Rupert Guinness 10:21 PM   Israel Folau received the John Eales Medal for the second consecutive year on Thursday night.

Lealiifano finds new focus after Cup snub

Brumby Christian Lealiifano is ready to answer any SOS from the Wallabies during the World Cup.

Chris Dutton   Christian Lealiifano is ready to answer any SOS from the Wallabies during the World Cup.

Alexander benched for Vikings opener

Wallabies veteran Ben Alexander will start on the bench in the Canberra Vikings' first NRC match.

Fleta Page   After being overlooked for the Wallabies World Cup squad, the Brumbies prop will start on the bench in the Vikings' first NRC match.

Hodgson hoping Hull KR can break drought

Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson hopes his old club Hull KR can win the Challenge Cup in England this weekend.

Lee Gaskin 6:38 PM   Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson will have one eye on the Challenge Cup as his old club Hull KR attempts to win it.

Rabbitohs' title defence in disarray

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: Justin Hodges of the Broncos congratulates team mate Jordan Kahu after he scored during the round 25 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Michael Carayannis 11:06 PM   On a horror night for the premiers, John Sutton suffered a suspected broken leg and Issac Luke was again put on report for a shoulder charge.

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I'd pick Farah from NSW Cup: Daley

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 26:  Robbie Farah addresses the media Wests Tigers training on August 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Robbie Farah

Adrian Proszenko 9:22 PM   Blues coach Laurie Daley says he'd have no qualms about selecting Robbie Farah for State of Origin duty from the NSW Cup.

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Andrew Johns poised to defect to Fox 

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Andrew Webster 7:35 PM   Fox Sports going nowhere as they move to sign up Immortal.

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Is there any more like Jarryd?

Jarryd Hayne at training in Denver.

Michael Chammas 1:00 AM   Jarryd Hayne's US agent is looking for the next NFL convert.

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Buntine returns after second concussion

Backing himself: Greater Western Sydney's Matt Buntine.

Andrew Wu 11:44 PM   Matt Buntine was reading news of North Melbourne midfielder Leigh Adams' retirement from concussion four weeks ago.

Aussies take different paths to finals

Eleanor Patterson clears the bar in Beijing

Michael Gleeson   The contrast could scarcely have been more dramatic, but Australians Michelle Jenneke and Eleanor Patterson both advanced to finals in Beijing.

League HQ

Are the Rabbitohs and Dragons now western Sydney teams?

Reason to smile: Adam Reynolds  celebrates with the crowd after victory in the 2014 grand final against Canterbury.

Brad Walter 6:04 PM   South Sydney and St George Illawarra now have more fans in the west than their traditional heartlands

We're watching Hayne closely, say Denver Broncos

Jarryd Hayne

Michael Chammas 4:14 PM   Jarryd Hayne's incredible start to his NFL career has caught the attention of this weekend's opponents, the Denver Broncos, who admit they've been keeping a close eye on Hayne during the day two training camp with the 49ers in Colorado.

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Rugby Heaven

Folau dismisses try count as form barometer

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27:  Israel Folau of the Wallabies poses after winning the John Eales Medal during the John Eales Medal at Royal Randwick Racecourse on August 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Rupert Guinness 5:54 PM   Israel Folau left his mark early in rugby union for his try scoring flare; but while others may use that as the barometer for his form, the Wallabies fullback does not.

A decade on Pocock and Beale still pair up

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28:  Wallabies Kurtley Beale and David Pocock pose for a picture after a training session on August 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Munoz/Fairfax Media)

Rupert Guinness 5:21 PM   Their paths first crossed 10 years ago as young tackers when playing against each other in the under 16 national championships.

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Cricket

NSW Coroner to hold inquest into death of Phillip Hughes

Tragedy: Phillip Hughes died after being struck by a cricket ball on the back of his head.

Chris Barrett 6:11 PM   The circumstances surrounding the former Australian batsman's passing after being hit by a bouncer at the SCG are to be examined.

CEOs aim to bust 'boys clubs'

Sam Lane

Samantha Lane, Exclusive 5:37 PM   Chief executives of Australia's top sports have been told their organisations are still viewed as "boys clubs" where so-called masculine qualities are seen as necessary - and more likely rewarded - and women still question if they could ever fit in leadership setups comfortably.

AFL

Blues' list among the worst Parkin has seen

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12:19 AM   AFL Carlton's coach of the century David Parkin believes Brendon Bolton's task of rebuilding the once-great Carlton Football Club will be even tougher than first thought.

Joy of debut shot down by 'disgusting' robbery

Highs and lows: Jonathon Marsh's hard work paid off when he made Collingwood's team four weeks ago. But his parents being robbed took some of the shine off.

Emma Quayle   It was the best weekend ever when Jonathon Marsh made the Collingwood team for the first time, but for his parents, there was good – and there was bad.

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Soccer

Three key players ruled out of Socceroos' World Cup qualifiers

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Michael Lynch 5:49 PM   Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou has been forced to reshuffle his pack for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers after three key players, including skipper Mile Jedinak, withdrew from the party for the matches against Bangladesh and Tajikistan through injury.

CEOs aim to bust 'boys clubs'

Sam Lane

Samantha Lane, Exclusive 5:37 PM   Chief executives of Australia's top sports have been told their organisations are still viewed as "boys clubs" where so-called masculine qualities are seen as necessary - and more likely rewarded - and women still question if they could ever fit in leadership setups comfortably.

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ACT Sport

'Pride killed Robbie': Brave captain laments brother-in-law's depression battle

Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen wants men to discuss mental health issues after losing his brother in law to depression.

Lee Gaskin 3:38 PM   Canberra Brave captain Mark Rummukainen plays a sport synonymous with pain and injury. He says he lost his brother-in-law because 'guys don't cry, they don't open up'.

Dale out to ride hot streak for all it's worth

Canberra-based trainer Matthew Dale.

Kyle Mackey-Laws 6:30 PM   Canberra trainer Matthew Dale will be out to continue his red-hot form at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.

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Horse Racing

Kapour and Set Square takes first steps on the cups trail

Ciaron Maher has genuine optimism about Set Square.

Chris Roots 5:40 PM   Caulfield trainer Ciaron Maher has the big staying races later in the spring in mind as Kapour and Set Square make their reappearances on Saturday.

Berry to be positive on Redzel in Run To The Rose

Big weekend: Jockey  Tommy Berry will have several good chances at Randwick on Saturday before getting married on Sunday.

Chris Roots 4:41 PM   Tommy Berry, who will ride Golden Rose favourite Vancouver in a couple of weeks, will be out to throw a spanner into his main rivals' preparation when jumps on Redzel in the Run To The Rose at Rosehill on Saturday.

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Is Hayne the real deal?

Jarryd Hayne isn't just impressing Australian sports fans.

Fremantle Dockers star gets stuck in lift

Fremantle Docker regular on Heidi Will and Woody, Lachie Neale is trying to leave the station but he's stuck in the lift!

Gus and Webby: Farah's soap opera

Robbie Farah deals with the Tigers' contract issues.

Canberra Raiders Cup presentation night

Glitz and glamour from local league's night of nights.

Knights beat Storm

The Newcastle Knights have upset the Melbourne Storm on their home turf, beating the southerners 20-6.

Brilliant Bolt blitzes Beijing in 100m final

Usain Bolt wins gold and denies two-time drug cheat Justin Gatlin.

AFL finals race gets blown wide open

Rohan Connolly reviews round 21 of the AFL competition.

Nat Fyfe Brownlow chances still alive

Nat Fyfe's Brownlow medal chances are still alive.

Gold Coast Titans down woeful Raiders

The Titans' 28-12 win moves them away from wooden spoon.

Cooma Tigers v Canberra FC

Canberra FC secured another league table in a top-two battle.