Zac Lowe 8:10 PM Josh Papalii believes Queensland Origin players have a right to feel let down by eight players who broke a curfew.
5:39 PM Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has poured cold water on speculation he is positioning himself for a return to the international arena.
Ronny Lerner 8:57 AM Follow our live coverage of day one of the first Test in Wellington as Australia and New Zealand battle for the Trans-Tasman Trophy.
8:48 AM Australian allrounder Shane Watson continues to warm up for the Twenty20 World Cup in style, smashing 40 runs off 28 balls for Islamabad in the Pakistan Super League on Thursday night.
8:51 AM Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas says he isn't afraid to ban the club's active supporter group, the Red and Black Bloc (RBB), if required.
7:34 AM English Premier League strugglers Sunderland have sacked Adam Johnson in the wake of the midfielder pleading guilty to two child sex offences involving a 15-year-old girl.
Adrian Proszenko 12:46 AM Newcastle is poised to grant Joseph Tapine an immediate release after the back-rower signed with Canberra.
Chris Barrett 7:41 PM Club bosses will next week urge the ARL Commission not to rush through reforms proposed in Shane Richardson's blueprint for the future of the game as the outgoing head of NRL strategy and game development welcomes what he anticipates will be a "robust" summit at League Central.
9:15 AM Fergus McFadden has been drafted into Ireland's Six Nations squad to face France, with Simon Zebo unable to overcome his knee injury.
8:52 AM With only one Six Nations title since 2003, England should find themselves in pole position if they heed Eddie Jones' words and give Italy "a good hiding" on Sunday.
3:27 PM Tim O'Brien and James Sicily are impressing Hawthorn veteran Josh Gibson as they eye Jarryd Roughead's spot in the line-up.
Zac Lowe 8:11 PM Aiden Blizzard is trying to keep the Comets positive after the side copped a belting against NSW this week.
8:11 AM Australian caller Craig Evans has been shortlisted to become the permanent track announcer at the prestigious Santa Anita course in California.
Adam Pengilly 12:52 AM Miss Finland she may not be, but John Messara is convinced there is a touch of her Golden Slipper-winning mother in Stay With Me.
Clarke to play for Wests against Randwick Petersham next week.
Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.
The Warriors were facing an early exit until Shaun Johnson arrived.