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NRL prop too big for his boots - literally

Portrait of Canberra Raiders' Shannon Boyd
Photo: Rohan Thomson
The Canberra Times
22 Jan 2015

Chris Wilson 9:00 PM   Shannon Boyd says he was cut down to size by coach Ricky Stuart before making his NRL breakthrough.

Raiders now extreme weight watchers


Chris Wilson 2:40 AM   The Canberra Raiders have given a new meaning to weight-watchers, players sending photos of their nightly meals to staff.

Cherry-Evans announces Titans move

HEADING NORTH: Daly Cherry-Evans in action for Manly against Parramatta.

Michael Chammas 2:38 AM   Manly Sea Eagles star Daly Cherry-Evans has announced he is joining Gold Coast Titans on a lucrative contract.

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Hunt searches for answers 

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 06:  Karmichael Hunt of the Reds speaks to the media during a Queensland Reds press conference at Rugby House on March 6, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Shakespeare/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson 5:28 PM   Queensland rugby bosses have defended their treatment of disgraced code-hopper Karmichael Hunt.

Sri Lanka deny they are scared of Johnson

Australia's Mitchell Johnson runs in to bowl during a final training session ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Afghanistan in Perth on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE--

Andrew Wu 7:11 PM   Sri Lanka say they have exorcised the demons raised by Mitchell Johnson from their last tour of Australia.

Berry carries on his brother's name

Jockey Tommy Berry, with what has become a customary salute to his twin brother, Nathan.

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   A little bundle of joy for Tommy Berry is helping ease his family's pain. 


West Indies guarantee a win in their final group game

Brad Elborough 12:35 PM   West Indies captain Jason Holder has guaranteed victory over the United Arab Emirates in their final World Cup Pool B round robin game next Sunday (March 15).

Live Cricket World Cup: Pakistan v South Africa

Dangerman: South Africa's captain AB de Villiers.

12:29 PM   A victory for South Africa would leave Pakistan in danger of missing the quarter-finals.

Rugby Heaven

Ratu Tagive opens up on his road to rugby

Ratu Tagive

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Ratu Tagive hopes his new start in rugby union can be the light at the end of the tunnel.


League HQ

Kieran Foran's future uncertain in the short and long term

Kieran Foran hobbles off for the Sea Eagles.

Michael Chammas 10:16 AM   Kieran Foran's long-term future at Manly is up in the air and now his immediate future is unclear after a hamstring injury on Friday night.

What to watch out for in the NRL this weekend

New Dog: Brett Morris will make his NRL debut for the Bulldogs.

Michael Carayannis 2:39 AM   The big issues heading into the NRL's weekend matches.


ACT Sport

Ratu Tagive opens up on his road to rugby

Ratu Tagive

Chris Dutton 10:00 PM   Ratu Tagive hopes his new start in rugby union can be the light at the end of the tunnel.

Finals berth on the line in dramatic last day

Weston Creek Molonglo spinner Mark Akeroyd scored 75 to help his side to 288 against ANU.

Lee Gaskin 6:44 PM   Michael Delaney has implored his bowlers to capitalise on a record-breaking ninth-wicket partnership.



It's a beautiful game ... or sometimes not so much

Michael Lynch 12:58 PM   Is winning all that matters, or is it the manner in which the game is played that counts?

England beat Matildas in Cyprus Cup soccer

Heads first: England's Steph Houghton and Australia's Laura Alleway.

8:57 AM   The Matildas were unable to follow up an impressive first-up performance at the 2015 Cyprus Cup, losing 3-0 on Friday to a Jodie Taylor-inspired England.



Kokkinakis, Tomic put Aussies on brink in Davis Cup

Stellar comeback: Thanasi Kokkinakis on his way to defeating Lukas Rosol.

Liam FitzGibbon 9:09 AM   A Davis Cup star was born as teenager Thanasi Kokkinakis produced a stirring comeback to help put Australia of the brink of a drought-breaking World Group victory in the Czech Republic.

Davis Cup draws plaudits, brickbats

Job done: Roger Federer with the Swiss team after winning the Davis Cup.

Linda Pearce 6:36 PM   After Roger Federer extended to 20-17 his career advantage over Novak Djokovic in the recent Dubai final, the world's top two players went very separate ways: Federer for a break; Djokovic to the central Serbian city of Kraljevo, to prepare for national duty against Croatia.


ACT Brumbies play  the Western Force

Round four action between the Brumbies and Force in Canberra.

NRL 2015 season preview

League HQ brings you an interactive on all 16 teams.

Jordan Smiler

Brumbies big man Jordan Smiler opens up on his aspirations.

Cricket World Cup: Sth Africa v Ireland

South Africa take on Ireland at Manuka Oval.

Cricket World Cup: Windies vs Zimbabwe

The West Indies take on Zimbabwe in their Group B match at Manuka.

Knights spoil Raiders' Seiffert homecoming

Newcastle coasted to a 26-4 trial win over Canberra in Queanbeyan.

Wests/UC take on Eastlake in first grade

The race for semi-finals spots heats up at Kingston Oval.

Adelaide leave it late to beat Wanderers

More heartbreak for Wanderers as Reds strike late at Hindmarsh.

Sydney FC edge out Mariners in thriller

A stunning Rhyan Grant goal helped Sydney FC to a 4-2 win.

Darren Bravo cops a nasty blow to head

West Indian batsmen Darren Bravo suffered a scare against Pakistan.