Brumbies easily outclass Queensland Reds 

Phil Lutton 1:58 AM   Richard Graham kept Japanese import Ayumu Goromaru on ice for most of the night as the Brumbies completed a strong trial victory on their visit to Brisbane.


Top stories

Anae has Wallabies in his sights

The Brumbies will host a meet the players day at the University of Canberra on Saturday.

Chris Dutton 8:54 PM   Albert Anae isn't horsing around when he says he wants to use his first ACT Brumbies season to help launch him back into Australian gold.

LJ wants post-career quality of life 

Lauren Jackson accepts a farewell gift on Friday night.

Chris Dutton 9:44 PM   Basketball champion Lauren Jackson has spoken of her desire to be able to play one-on-one with her future children.

Caps snap 21-game losing streak 

The Canberra Capitals win their first game of the season.

Jon Tuxworth 9:44 PM   Ding dong, the gorilla-sized monkey the Capitals have carried for 21 games is dead.

Raiders set to sign Tapine to mammoth deal

Top deal: Joseph Tapine looks set to join Canberra this season.

Jon Tuxworth   Joseph Tapine's manager believes his client will be given a release by Newcastle to join Canberra this season.

All-Stars most important game of season

Healing hands: Indigenous All Stars player Joel Thompson on Stradbroke Island.

Brad Walter   It is hoped that the dance that Greg Inglis will lead before the All Stars match is adapted by the Kangaroos before the 2017 World Cup and becomes a symbol of unity.

No-ball howler final insult for Black Caps

Reprieve: Kiwi paceman Doug Bracewell was ruled to have overstepped his mark.

Andrew Wu 3:13 AM   The no-ball blunder that spared Adam Voges and cost New Zealand a valuable wicket has highlighted the problem cricket faces with the front-foot rule.

Australia dominate New Zealand in first Test

Steve Smith blazes away on the on side.

Andrew Wu   New Zealand's plans to exploit Australia's frailties on a made-to-order green top spectacularly backfired in a frenetic start to the trans-Tasman series dominated by Steve Smith's men.

Behrendorff will be top of the tree: Lawson

Jason Behrendorff

David Polkinghorne   Former Aussie Test quick expects Canberra product to put stress fractures behind him.

Wanderers prepared to ban RBB

Not happy: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas addresses the media in response to the FFA's sanction and $50,000 ...

Sebastian Hassett   John Tsatsimas says the club is so fed up with his club's fans' behaviour that they are prepared to ban the Red and Black Bloc (RBB) if they continue making trouble in the stands.

Roar salvage 2-2 draw against Jets

Productive night: Mitch Cooper celebrates scoring a goal for the Jets during their 2-2 draw with Brisbane Roar.

Vince Rugari 10:34 PM   Brisbane Roar have dodged A-League disaster, salvaging a 2-2 draw against plucky Newcastle in Friday night's clash at Suncorp Stadium.


Runs galore, and still there's more

Adam Voges salutes the crowd after ending the day on 176 not out.

Greg Baum 7:46 PM   How richly blessed Australia has latterly been with run-makers, and run-making conditions. This was true even in England last year for although what sticks in the memory is the swing and seam and spectacular collapses, three of the top four scorers in that series were Australians.

Lehmann helped me relax at Test level: Khawaja

Red hot form: Australia's Usman Khawaja celebrates his century against New Zealand.

Andrew Wu 7:25 PM   Usman Khawaja has credited coach Darren Lehmann for giving him the belief to blossom from the player insecure about his place in the team into the bona fide Test star he is today.


Janjetovic howler costs Sky Blues as red hot Perth Glory snatch points

More frustration: Sydney FC's Seb Ryall reacts after a missed opportunity.

Sebastian Hassett 7:29 PM   A lovely day at Allianz Stadium, both Alex Brosque and David Carney back in the starting line up and a bottom-four opponent. What could possibly go wrong?


League HQ

South Sydney beat St George Illawarra 18-14 to win lacklustre Charity Shield clash

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 13:  The Rabbitohs team celebrate with the Charity Shield after victory during the NRL ...

Michael Carayannis 7:43 PM   At least both teams finished unscathed and there were no competition points on the line. Aside from that there were few positives to take from South Sydney's 18-14 win in the annual Charity Shield clash at ANZ Stadium in front of 13421 people on Saturday.

Warriors thrash Titans in NRL trial

Connor Broadhurst of the Titans is tackled during the NRL trial match against the New Zealand Warriors.

7:10 PM   Second-rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner grabbed a hat-trick of tries as the Warriors cruised to a 40-18 win over the Gold Coast Titans in an NRL trial in Whangarei.


Rugby Heaven

Taylor starts for Scotland against Wales

Going nowhere: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Courtney Lawes (L) and Mike Brown (R) of England last weekend.

Duncan Taylor will start at centre for Scotland against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, the only change to coach Vern Cotter's starting line-up that lost their opener to England.

Zebo out McFadden in for wounded Irish

Out with a knee problem: Simon Zebo.

Fergus McFadden has been drafted into Ireland's Six Nations squad to face France, with Simon Zebo unable to overcome his knee injury.



Blues hope Kreuzer keeps form

Set to stay at Carlton: Matthew Kreuzer.

Jon Pierik   In the year of their "reset", Carlton has been buoyed by the fine off-season form of Matthew Kreuzer, a key piece in the Blues' bid to prove to the football world they won't be as bad as many have tipped.

ASADA chief 'admires' Bombers' supporters

ASADA boss Ben McDevitt.

Jon Pierik   While he admired the passion of Essendon supporters on hand, Australian anti-doping chief Ben McDevitt said he had been keen to stress the importance of the World Anti-Doping Agency code before a Senate estimates committee this week.


ACT Sport

Weston Creek well on top in battle for second spot against Eastlake

Weston Creek batter Harry Medhurst hits a six on his way to a quickfire century against Eastlake.

Jon Tuxworth 7:56 PM   Weston Creek Molonglo's batsmen sent a clear message they're not willing to give up a top two spot.

Canberra Capitals out to spoil South-East Qld's playoff ambitions

DeNesha Stallworth will be available for Canberra's clash with South-East Qld on Sunday after she was forced to sit out ...

Jon Tuxworth 7:03 PM   The Canberra Capitals are relishing the chance to play the ''spoiler'' over the final rounds of the WNBL.


Horse Racing

Winx the star, but Suavito stakes her claims

Patience prevails: Luke Currie and Suavito.

Michael Lynch 7:50 PM   She may not have quite the brilliance of Cox Plate winning superstar Winx,  but Nigel Blackistons stable star Suavito stamped herself as a top mare in her own right with a stunning return to racing in the Group One Orr Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Top jockey Schofield to face second inquiry on sale of racehorse

Finally: Robert Thompson rides Big Money to a first city win at Randwick on Saturday.

Chris Roots and Adam Pengilly 6:19 PM   Gai Waterhouse did little at Randwick on Saturday to play down reports Tulloch Lodge is set to be sold to Hong Kong interests.


Capitals win first game of season

It's been the season from hell but it won't end winless for the Caps.

Voges spared after wrong call

An incorrect no-ball ruling spares Adam Voges in New Zealand.

Wanderers coach on fan behaviour

Tony Popovic speaks about recent fan behaviour.

Essendon to sign two 'top-up' players

John Worsfold pleased with  attitude of the "top-up" players.

Wanderers fined, warned on points

Wanderers fans need to behave or their club will lose points.

Clarke gets back to cricket - in Sydney

Clarke to play for Wests against Randwick Petersham next week.

Eels stun Warriors    to win Nines title

Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.

Glory stay within striking distance

Perth made sure Wellington stayed winless for nine games.

Raiders in action at the Auckland Nines

The young Raiders impressed to make the quarter-finals.

ACT Championships and ICP Grand Prix

Ahletes compete in the ACT titles and ICP Grand Prix.