Stathi Paxinos and Daniel Cherny 3:03 PM Essendon great Tim Watson no longer feels anger towards James Hird and believes he should coach as long as his players are "prepared to stand up and play for him".
Ian McCullough 8:33 PM Parramatta winger Reece Robinson and Manly prop Jake Trbojevic are free to play this weekend after successful hearings at the NRL judiciary.
Roy Ward 6:43 PM Melbourne Rebels expect a top-class clash when Queensland Reds come to town on Good Friday.
Rupert Guinness 6:15 PM The Australian Rugby Union is confident its new policy allowing select players to take overseas sabbaticals will help retain talent in the long term, but they are also concerned it could see some burn out as they pursue back-to-back seasons without enough rest in between.
12:24 PM World Cup hero Mitchell Starc will reportedly miss the first three weeks of the Indian Premier League due to injury.
Dominic Bossi 7:43 PM Perth Glory’s hopes of a first A-League title may be dashed, after Football Federation Australia was set to hand the club a second show cause notice for a serious breach of the salary cap.
7:23 PM European champions Real Madrid have completed the signing of Brazilian international right-back Danilo from Porto on a six-year deal.
7:17 PM The region will attract more than 80 PGA Australia professionals this month, with Canberra, Goulburn and Queanbeyan to host a pro-am series over nine days.
David Polkinghorne 3:02 PM Will Canberra bring home the inaugural NSW Country Championship?
Chris Roots 6:43 PM Melbourne trainer Mick Price doesn't take anything about the first day of The Championships for granted and his assessment of his horses heading to Randwick on Saturday was interesting.
Adam Pengilly 6:31 PM They have been on the outside looking in to the Doncaster picture all week - and featherweight jockeys Sam Clipperton and Glen Boss are still preparing themselves to ride star three-year-olds not guaranteed a run despite confirmation their wasting won't be in vain.
The Canberra Raiders clash with the Sydney Rooster in Sydney in round four of the NRL
A friendly rugby match between the Silver Foxes and the Australian Defence Force Old Boys at Bungendore.
Round six Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies at Allianz Stadium
Greater Western Sydney Giants take on Sydney Swans at Manuka Oval
The Raiders take on the St. George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra in round two of the NRL.