Pocock earns respect

Chris Dutton 11:17 AM   Brumbies star puts his hand up for a Wallabies World Cup call-up.

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Wighton's Origin audition

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton in action for Country in 2013.

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   He's the right-hand man of NSW coach Laurie Daley, and Matt Parish says Raiders fullback Jack Wighton has a big opportunity to play Origin this year.

City slicker Austin aims high for Raiders

Scintillating: Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin.

Jon Tuxworth 8:35 PM   He's been mentioned among the NRL's best buys of the season, he's about to make his representative debut with City, but Canberra Raiders play-maker Blake Austin says he still has a "very long way to go" to establish himself at five eighth.

Brumbies to live by sword in finals race   

Flanker Scott Fardy of the ACT Brumbies gets fired up.

Chris Dutton 12:32 AM   The ACT Brumbies will continue to live and die by the sword, coach Stephen Larkham adamant his team won't go into its shell with their Super Rugby finals hopes on the line over the next two weeks.

Canberra rugby war threatens to erupt  

Jesse Mogg playing for the Vikings last year.

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Canberra Vikings director of rugby Dan McKellar has hit out at suggestions squad selection unfairly favours Tuggeranong as a local club rugby war threatens to erupt over the National Rugby Championships.

Swans search for answers as Bulldogs roar

Deserved winners: The Bulldogs celebrate victory.

David Sygall 9:50 PM   While John Longmire lamented his side's costly turnovers and inability to drive the advantage, the big story was the continuing red-hot form of the Bulldogs

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Kelly suffers ruptured testicle

Alex Rance of the Tigers and James Kelly of the Cats compete for the ball.

Daniel Cherny 8:10 PM   Geelong are hopeful veteran James Kelly will make a swift recovery after being taken to hospital with a suspected ruptured testicle.

Blues topple Bulldogs in grand final rematch

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Canberra Raiders Cup, Queanbeyan Blues v Goulburn Bulldogs at Seiffert Oval, Queanbeyan.  Eligah Ngata of Queanbayan. 

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Lee Gaskin 8:37 PM   The Queanbeyan Blues withstood a late fightback from the Goulburn Bulldogs to reign supreme in the Canberra Raiders Cup grand final rematch.

Jets exorcise their first grade Demons

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David Polkinghorne 9:44 PM   Gungahlin coach Adrian Pavese hopes the Jets winning return to AFL Canberra first grade is  a "launching pad for the next decade".

Royals girls break new ground

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Chris Dutton   Locker Room: Meet the girls breaking new ground in Canberra's junior rugby union competition, but their coach is just happy common sense prevailed and they won't be driven out of the game.

Where to see the Floyd v Manny fight

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Your guide to what clubs and pubs will be showing what's been billed as the "fight of the century

League HQ

Raiders chasing Knights centre Leilua

The Canberra Raiders have expressed interest in Newcastle Knights centre Joey Leilua.

Lee Gaskin 7:01 PM   The Canberra Raiders have "expressed some interest" in luring Knights centre Joey Leilua.

Kiwis claim third straight win over Kangaroos for first time since 1953

Slice of heaven: The Kiwis celebrate during their Trans-Tasman Test match against the Australia Kangaroos at Suncorp Stadium.

Chris Barrett 6:25 PM   Australia are nominally the No.1 team in the world but New Zealand have the edge on them after another win in Brisbane.


Rugby Heaven

Waratahs brace for defiant Force

Wary: Will Skelton of the Waratahs.

Georgina Robinson 7:03 PM   Two-thirds of the way through the season and the Waratahs could finally have their hands on something approaching consistency.

Drew Mitchell shows Giteau's Law is made for two

Wallabies application:  Drew Mitchell shows he still has what it takes for international rugby.

Paul Cully 1:24 PM   Drew Mitchell's match-sealing try for Toulon has put his name firmly back in the Wallabies mix.



Ashes will be poor contest if England lower order continues to misfire

England's Joe Root is caught by Darren Bravo of the West Indies off Jason Holder as England collapsed to 5-39 on day two of the third Test.

Jonathan Liew 5:34 PM   The Ashes will be a tale of woe if England's lower order continues to misfire.

England collapse leaves Test match in balance

Jerome Taylor of West Indies celebrates taking the wicket of Jonathan Trott.

5:28 PM   ​James Anderson wrecked the West Indies but England were tottering at 5 for 39 in their second innings, a lead of 107 runs, on the second day of the third and final Test on Saturday.


Live: Power v Crows

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5:22 PM   Port Adelaide and Adelaide close out round five with the Showdown at Adelaide Oval.

Footballer dies in on-field incident near Colac

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Allison Worrall, Chloe Booker 4:06 PM   A footballer has died in an on-field incident near Colac in Victoria's south-west.



Live: Wellington v Melbourne City

Josh Kennedy of Melbourne City reacts after fouling Ben Sigmund.

Daniel Cherny 7:09 PM   Live coverage of the A-League elimination final between Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City.

Sydney FC prepare for final with private hit-out

Graham Arnold.

Sebastian Hassett 5:51 PM   Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau might reckon his side has an edge over Sydney FC in match fitness heading into Saturday's semi-final - but Sky Blues' coach Graham Arnold has been one step ahead all along.


ACT Sport

Alessi expects tough time defending ACT title

Dean Alessi competing in the National 4 Cylinder Sedans.

David Polkinghorne 7:05 PM   ACT champion Dean Alessi is expecting a tough time defending his national four-cylinders title.


Injury-riddled Frail returns for 'first game'

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David Polkinghorne 9:53 PM   After  six games in two years,  Eastlake forward Mitch Frail says running out on to Manuka Oval again felt like it was his first game.


Horse Racing

Hawkesbury track surface not up to scratch

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Chris Roots 6:47 PM   Safety always has to come first in racing and it was the reason the Hawkesbury standalone meeting was called off after just one race on Saturday.

Federal to get Guineas shot before spell

Trainer John O'Shea in a thoughtful mood after a trackwork session at Flemington.

Chris Roots 6:01 PM   Federal will run in the rescheduled Hawkesbury Guineas at Rosehill on Saturday, as John O'Shea looks to reprogram his Godolphin team.


ACT AFL: Eastlake vs Gungahlin Jets

Eastlake take on the Gungahlin Jets at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

ACT Rugby Union: Queanbeyan vs Easts

Queanbeyan Whites take on Easts at Campese Oval in Queanbeyan.

Canberra Raiders Cup: Queanbeyan vs Goulburn

The Queanbeyan Blues take on the Goulburn Bulldogs for the Canberra Raiders Cup at Seiffert Oval in Queanbeyan.

Ice Hockey: Canberra Brave vs Adelaide Adrenaline

Canberra Brave take on Adelaide Adrenaline during Game 10 of the Australian Ice Hockey League at Phillip Swimming and Ice Skating Centre.

Brumbies vs Waratahs

The Brumbies take on the NSW Waratahs in round 12 of the Super Rugby at Canberra Stadium.

'I want to test myself and not be afraid'

Jarryd Hayne speaks to the media for the first time at his new home of San Francisco where he is hoping to be drafted by the 49ers.

Rampaging Raiders humble Rabbitohs in Cairns

South Sydney lost their third straight match, going down 30-22 to an impressive Canberra outfit in Cairns.

Raiders stun Rabbitohs in Cairns

The South Sydney Rabbitohs continued their slump with a narrow loss to the Raiders on Sunday afternoon.

GWS register biggest win

Gold Coast slumps to its fourth straight loss, while the Greater Western Sydney Giants register their biggest win.

GWS Giants vs Gold Coast Suns

GWS Giants take on the Gold Coast Suns at Manuka Oval in Canberra.