Why Henry's fro has gotta go

David Polkinghorne 11:54 PM   The Fijian flyer wants to raise money for child cancer suffererh.

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Union

Larkham made 'great decision' to stay: Roff

Roff said Larkham was destined to be Wallabies coach at some stage, but said White had "undermined" his own good work at the ACT Brumbies by quitting the Canberra club to pursue international ambitions.

David Polkinghorne 8:00 PM   World Cup-winning winger Joe Roff has commended ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham for turning down an assistant coaching role with the Wallabies, while also backing the Australian Rugby Union's decision to ignore Jake White as a candidate.

Players' lawyer hits back at ASADA boss

Essendon Bombers

Caroline Wilson 1:25 PM   Players lawyer Tony Hargreaves has accused ASADA boss Ben McDevitt of being "disingenuous" and slammed the ongoing delays in the case of the 34 past and present Essendon players as "inexcusable".

United's US import Fletcher eager to start W-League stint against Melbourne Victory

Kendall Fletcher makes her long-awaited return to the W-League on Saturday with Canberra United.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   Spanish World Cup winner David Villa won't be the only guest player looking to make an impact at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, with Canberra United's American midfielder Kendall Fletcher returning to the W-League.

Capitals forward bides her time for WNBA

Stephanie Talbot is able to make an impact on games even when she makes mistakes.

Jon Tuxworth 6:00 PM   The bright lights of the WNBA are calling but Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf has one sage piece of advice for Stephanie Talbot - "don't go until you're ready''.

Union

Walker urges ARU not to push Beale to NRL

Andrew Walker shows his skill during the inaugural Buroinjin Challenge.

David Polkinghorne 11:54 PM   Walker thinks Beale has been left high and dry before his ARU tribunal.

ACT Sport

Saturday Serve

Should referees be seen but not heard?

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David Polkinghorne 8:19 PM   Does the  Football Federation Australia think referees are like children and should be seen, but not heard?

Racing

Dryden lands double with Ainzali and Shahdaroba

David Polkinghorne 7:15 PM   A long-time friendship from his Ainslie  rugby union days  has paid off two-fold for Canberra trainer Keith Dryden at Thoroughbred Park on Friday, with the name of one of his winners even derived from his old footy club.

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Rugby Heaven

Japan gets go-ahead for Super Rugby

Super Rugby

8:28 PM   Japan has beaten Singapore as the preferred candidate for Super Rugby's 18th team when the competition expands in 2016, organisers said Friday.

Should referees be seen but not heard?

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David Polkinghorne 8:19 PM   Does the  Football Federation Australia think referees are like children and should be seen, but not heard?

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

League HQ

Leapai urges cousin Papalii to focus on family

Raiders forward Josh Papalii will line up for the Kangaroos in Saturday night's Four Nations game against New Zealand.

Lee Gaskin 5:06 PM   Australian boxing powerhouse Alex Leapai has told his cousin, Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii, to use his young family as motivation to become the ''wrecking machine'' he knows he can be.

Eels seek dispensation if Hayne returns

On the move: Jarryd Hayne.

Brad Walter 4:36 PM   Parramatta is expected to be granted salary cap dispensation to accommodate Jarryd Hayne if he wanted to come back to the NRL in a bid to avoid a repeat of the situation that cost the club and the code Israel Folau.

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Football

Live blog: Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC

Thomas Broich will need to fire if the roar are to enter the winning circle.

Phil Lutton 8:31 PM   The Roar are still seeking their first points of the campaign when they face an unbeaten Sydney FC buoyed by their heroic derby win last weekend.

Should referees be seen but not heard?

David Polkinghorne dinkus

David Polkinghorne 8:19 PM   Does the  Football Federation Australia think referees are like children and should be seen, but not heard?

Cricket

Warner continues amazing run of form as Pakistan strengthened grip on first Test

David Warner.

Andrew Wu 8:12 PM   David Warner on Friday became only the second Australian since Don Bradman to score three consecutive Test centuries, but Pakistan strengthened their grip on the first Test.

David Warner playing sore in first Test

On a roll: Warner has exceeded all expectations after a torrid 2013.

Andrew Wu 6:20 PM   A year after fearing his international career was over, David Warner is in the form of his life, intent to inflict damage on the opposition rather than himself.

Racing

Cox Plate day: The best five bets

Lumosty, Nicholas Hall up, walks off the track at Moonee Valley earlier in the week.

Tim Habel 8:33 PM   The odds will be short, but Lumosty looks a class above her rivals.

Rating the Cox Plate field

Strong finisher: Sacred Falls.

Chris Roots 8:08 PM   How the Cox Plate runners line up for Saturday's classic.

Netball: Australian Diamonds vs England

The Australian Diamonds took on England at the AIS Arena for the International Test Series.

Cricket Australia XI v West Indies

The Cricket Australia Women's XI take on the West Indies at Manuka Oval.

Siddle: Australia fit and ready for Test

Peter Siddle insists Australia are fighting fit and ready for their first Test with Pakistan in Dubai.

Goalfest in European Champions League

Chelsea and Bayern Munich scored big wins while Manchester City suffered in a stunning comeback by CSKA Moscow.

Indian footballer dies after goal celebration

Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala has died from severe spinal cord damage.

Haka response sparks controversy

Tempers flare between the Junior Kangaroos and Junior Kiwis as the two sides come close to fighting during a pre-game haka.

Canberra United v Adelaide United

Canberra United failed to take advantage of an early Michelle Heyman goal, losing 2-3 to Adelaide United at McKellar.

Canberra Capitals v Sydney Flames

The Canberra Capitals went down the Sydney Flames at the AIS Arena on Saturday night.

ASADA issues new show-cause notices

The Australian Sports Anti-doping Authority has issued amended show-cause notices to 34 current and former Essendon players.

The life and times of Jarryd Hayne

Jarryd Hayne has enjoyed an illustrious career since bursting onto the scene with Parramatta in 2006.