From Cowboys to Kangaroos?

Kyle Mackey-Laws 7:17 PM   North Queensland assistant coach David Furner is likely to pursue the head coaching role with the Australian Kangaroos ... Once the premiership party dies down.


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Folau may miss clash with Wales due to injury

In doubt: Wallabies star Israel Folau may miss the clash with Wales due to an ankle injury.

Chris Dutton 11:54 PM   The Wallabies' hopes of finishing atop Pool A have been dealt a serious blow, with star fullback Israel Folau in doubt for Saturday's clash with Wales.

Tennis ACT set to bowl over Davis Cup bid

Tennis ACT chief executive Ross Triffitt is turning over every blade of grass to bring the Davis Cup to Canberra.

David Polkinghorne 7:17 PM   Chief executive reveals innovative solutions being considered for grasscourt bid.

Losing Lealiifano would be 'fantastic'    

A Wallabies call-up for Christian Lealiifano would be a big loss for the Vikings' NRC hopes.

David Polkinghorne 8:00 AM   Will the Canberra Vikings continue their unbeaten run through the NRC?

Wales may not have belief: Waugh

Questions remain: Sam Warburton and Wales still have a big point to prove.

Rupert Guinness 7:41 PM   Wales have defied a horrendous run of injuries to win their three World Cup pool games so far and shore up a quarter-final berth with their last pool game to go against Australia on Sunday AEDT.

New signing highlights Stuart's Raiders cull

Adam Clydsdale has signed for the Canberra Raiders.

Jon Tuxworth 7:18 PM   Canberra Raiders confirm another signing - with just six players remaining from 2013 team. 

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Lake, Hale laugh their way into the sunset

David Hale and Brian Lake head into the sunset with three Hawthorn premierships.

Ronny Lerner   Hawthorn duo Brian Lake and David Hale ended their careers in fine style on the field on Saturday in the 2015 grand final and they did just as good a job off the field at their joint retirement press conference at Waverley Park on Tuesday.

The first message Green told the Cowboys

Message: Cowboys coach Paul Green has urged his players to forget about the referees.

Michael Carayannis 1:26 AM   When new North Queensland coach Paul Green came in, he had one message for his players.

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It's time to sign, David Gallop tells union

David Gallop

Sebastian Hassett 1:23 AM   Football Federation Australia chief executive David Gallop has challenged Professional Football Australia to stop stalling on a collective bargaining agreement that threatens to overshadow the new campaign.

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A-League has arrived with a softer sizzle

Sebastian Hassett dinkus Dinkus

Sebastian Hassett 8:45 PM   Barely has the ink dried on the respective immortality papers for Johnathan Thurston and those three-peating Hawks, but the A-League is back.

Capitals sign Rosie Fadljevic   

Stephanie Talbot is ready to take her game to the next level for the Canberra Capitals.

Jon Tuxworth 7:14 PM   At full health they have a roster capable of winning a title, but Canberra Capitals forward Abby Bishop said it's up to the undermanned squad to set up the season before the cavalry arrives. 

League HQ

Cowboys, Broncos and Roosters to represent NRL in World Club Series

All smiles: The Cowboys, their trophy and their fans at 1300 Smiles Stadium in Townsville on Monday.

Adrian Proszenko 5:39 PM   North Queensland, Brisbane and the Roosters have officially accepted invitations to represent the NRL in next year's World Club Series.

Gold Coast Titans player Beau Falloon has drug charges dropped in Queensland court

No case to answer: Beau Falloon at his March court appearance.

5:21 PM   Gold Coast Titans player Beau Falloon won't face trial over the NRL's drug scandal because of insufficient admissible evidence.


Rugby Heaven

Shades of Nathan Grey as strong as ever, says Brendan Cannon

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness 6:06 PM   Brendan Cannon knows Nathan Grey has the traits to be the Wallabies assistant coach who can organise and prepare Australia's defensive line.

Wallabies sweat on Giteau

Australia's Matt Giteau scores his side's third try during the Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Australia at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Chris Dutton 5:00 PM   LONDON: The Wallabies are putting faith in their back-line depth to rise to the challenge against Wales as they brace for combination changes and the potential of veteran Matt Giteau joining a growing injury list.



Starc to power through the pain

Soldiering on: Mitchell Starc.

Daniel Lane 5:00 PM   NSW fast bowler Mitchell Starc said he'll defy the pain of a broken spur in his ankle for as long as he possibly can before having surgery.

Australian cricketers report suspicious approaches

Former Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt (centre), Mohammad Asif (right) and Mohammad Amir (left) were jailed for spot-fixing

Jon Pierik 3:46 PM   Australia's cricketers took advantage of an opportunity to provide information on suspicious approaches in a bid to help the sport rid itself of a potentially sinister underbelly.


Tigers 'tired' of missing grand finals

Tired of missing out: Richmond President Peggy O'Neal.

Daniel Cherny 8:18 PM   Richmond president Peggy O'Neal says the Tigers are "tired of watching someone else play in the grand final," and labelled the conclusion to the club's season a "stinging disappointment."

Garland re-signs with Melbourne

Colin Garland is staying with Melbourne.

Larissa Nicholson 1:03 PM   Colin Garland has re-signed at Melbourne and will remain a Demon until the end of 2018.



Wanderers coach Tony Popovic: he can build, but can he renovate?

Andrew Webster headshot dinkus

Andrew Webster 6:29 PM   The Wanderers coach opens up on the eve of the A-League season

Don't write us off, say Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley.

Lee Gaskin 6:15 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers captain Nikolai Topor-Stanley says critics can write his side off as A-League championship contenders at their own peril.


ACT Sport

Meteors recruit stirring up Southern Stars all-rounder

New Zealand international Lea Tahuhu will debut for the ACT Meteors this weekend.

Lee Gaskin 4:14 PM   It took just one fiery net session where she troubled Southern Stars all-rounder Erin Osborne for New Zealand international Lea Tahuhu to make her impact at the ACT Meteors.


Mixed bag for opening weekend of trout season

Rainbow trout.

Bryan Pratt 4:09 PM   Anglers reported a mixed bag for the opening week of the 2015-16 trout season but the general theme was that surprisingly few fish were seen or caught.


Horse Racing

Paraplegic jockey sues over fall

Tye Angland is accused of doing "the most dangerous single manoeuvre on a race course" in a race which left another jockey paralysed.

Lloyd Jones 2:17 PM   An English jockey who became a paraplegic after a race fall in NSW was the victim of "the most dangerous single manoeuvre on a race course", a court has heard.

Hokko Brave can win Caulfield, Melbourne cups: Williams

Easy does it: Japanese raider Hokko Brave cruises through a trackwork session at Werribee.

Andrew Garvey 1:58 PM   After having his first feel of Japanese raider Hokko Brave at Werribee quarantine centre on Tuesday morning, Craig Williams is confident that he is on a horse capable of winning both the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.


Cowboys win NRL grand final

After a last second try in regular time, North Queensland's Johnathan Thurston wins the NRL grand final with a field goal, beating the Brisbane Broncos 17-16.

NRL Grand final - Broncos v Cowboys

All the action as the Brisbane Broncos take on the North Queensland Cowboys for the 2015 NRL grand final.

Sekope Kepu's unreal World Cup pass

Wallabies' prop Sekope Kepu sets up Bernard Foley's stunning first try with a ridiculous flick pass during Australia's defeat of England in the Rugby World Cup.

RWC 2015: Aussies to stay 'humble' after England win

Australia's coach Michael Cheika praises his side for successfully silencing a “tsunami of noise” at Twickenham.

Australia knock England out of their own World Cup

Bernard Foley stars for the Wallabies with two tries as England collapse at Twickenham.

Cyril Rioli best player in AFL grand final

Hawthorn forward Cyril Rioli wins the Norm Smith Medal in the AFL grand final.

Luke Hodge's freakish grand final goal

Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge kicks a contender for best goal of the 2015 grand final.

Hawthorn wins third consecutive premiership

Hawthorn seals the 2015 AFL premiership with an easy win over the West Coast Eagles.

Melbourne warms to Grand Final holiday

Perfect weather puts a smile on the faces of footy fans.

Wales beat Fiji

Wales over come a spirited Fiji to move to the top of RWC pool A.