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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 5:29 PM   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 12:58 AM   Manly Sea Eagles star Daly Cherry-Evans has announced he is joining Gold Coast Titans on a lucrative contract.

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. 


Dhoni guides India into quarter-finals

Chris Gayle hits out during his brief innings at the WACA on Friday.

Brad Elborough 1:05 AM   India stay unbeaten in World Cup, defeating the West Indies by four wickets and entering the quarter-finals.

Vics in charge as young Lehmann makes his mark

Peter Siddle starred for the Vics in Adelaide.

12:04 AM   Darren Lehmann’s son made a half-century on first-class debut for South Australia as Victoria took a stranglehold on the Sheffield Shield game in Adelaide.

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

Eels demolish Sea Eagles in bruiser

SETTLING IN: Anthony Watmough of the Parramatta Eels.

Adrian Proszenko 12:53 AM   Whether the decision to sign Anthony Watmough on a huge contract that will take him into his mid-30s was a prudent one will be best appraised after his last game in blue and gold than the first.

This isn't a Blake Ferguson redemption story

Rooster return: Blake Ferguson will make his NRL comeback on Saturday night.

Andrew Webster 11:45 PM   He served nearly two years out of the game, and rightly so, says Roosters coach Trent Robinson. Tonight, Blake Ferguson finally gets the chance to begin rebuilding his career as one of the best centres in rugby league.


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.



Tottenham Hotspur confirmed to play Sydney FC on May 30

Sydney-bound: Harry Kane and Tottenham will play Sydney FC

Ian McCullough 12:06 AM   Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow is confident the A-League club can lure a glamorous top European side to face the Sky Blues every year after announcing Tottenham Hotspur would face the Sky Blues on May 30.

Janko fires Sydney FC into second

Nikola Petkovic keeps his eye on the ball.

Dominic Bossi 10:32 PM   Marc Janko was all that separated Sydney FC from a youthful Newcastle Jets side as the marquee man pushed the Sky Blues into second place on the A-League table with the only goal of the game.



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.

Rios wants Korda 1998 tennis doping check

Accused: Petr Korda with the Australian Open trophy after his victory in the 1998 final.

1:54 PM   Chilean officials say they will back a request by former world No.1 Marcelo Rios to have the International Tennis Federation investigate whether Petr Korda committed a doping violation in the 1998 Australian Open.


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.