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.
12:44 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.
Julian Guyer 8:55 AM New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has praised his side's resilience after they bounced back from a heavy defeat to square their Test series with England.
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.
Lisa Visentin 9:30 AM In the arena of indecorous commentary, the toppling of FIFA kingpin Sepp Blatter over night has been rejoiced with unbridled glee and more than a smidgen of schadenfreude.
Aaron Ricadela 9:24 AM FIFA sponsors Cola-Cola, Budweiser and Adidas welcomed Sepp Blatter's decision to step down as president and said the governing body needs to modernize and restore trust.
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.