Wallabies pack World Cup XV, All Blacks snubbed

9:34 AM   Look away All Blacks fans, because here is the team of the World Cup so far.


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100-Test duo provide extra motivation 

Captain's call: Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore assesses his options.

Chris Dutton 11:07 PM   Two Wallaby stalwarts are set to make their tons against Scotland.

The gesture that reflects what Moore is about

Top bloke: Wallabies captain Stephen Moore will play his 100th Test in the World Cup quarter-final against Scotland.

Rupert Guinness 7:53 PM   Wallabies captain Stephen Moore made a special presentation to a member of the Wallabies staff.

Hooper wants to erase Scotland nightmare

Michael Hooper is ready to make an impact when he returns from suspension against Scotland.

Chris Dutton 9:17 PM   LONDON: Michael Hooper will never forget his Test debut on a wet, windy and miserable night in Newcastle as the Wallabies slumped to a woeful defeat to Scotland.

Cheika warns Wallabies not to react 

Warning: David Pocock escaped penalty after appearing to knee a Welsh opponent in the chest.

Chris Dutton 5:03 PM   Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has implored his players to control their frustration at cynical breakdown tactics and to not lash out after David Pocock avoided World Cup disaster.

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Wallabies rock to make Twickenham home

Australian rock band AC/DC will tour late this year, but no Suncorp Stadium performance is planned.

Chris Dutton 5:00 PM   Cricket, rock music and Australian flags – they're all part of Michael Cheika's plan to give the Wallabies a home away from home at a venue which has been a graveyard for their predecessors.

Cheika unfazed by royal engagement

Quick tongue: Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.

Chris Dutton 6:57 AM   Prince Harry got a front-row seat to Michael Cheika's passion and a few expletives, but the Wallabies coach says he'll choose his words carefully when he meets Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.

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Rugby union

Brumbies winger overcomes lengthy injury toll

Brumbies and Vikings outside back Lausii Taliauli with excited year 5 students Emily Bermingham, Mailee King and Amelia Robinson at 
the Jerrabomberra Public School on Tuesday morning.

Lee Gaskin 8:54 PM   Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli has shaken off a long list of injuries to push his claims for a bigger role in Super Rugby next season.


Canberra's title hopes boost from omissions

Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes has been left out of the Matildas squad for the upcoming tour of China.

Lee Gaskin 8:56 PM   Canberra United's W-League title hopes have taken an unexpected boost with the shock omission of Ashleigh Sykes and Ellie Brush from the Matildas' tour to China.


Lauren Jackson close to injury return 

Jackson has been running in a heat chamber to rediscover her match fitness.

Jon Tuxworth 8:55 PM    Canberra Capitals star Lauren Jackson says she can "finally see light at the end of the tunnel" as she prepares for her return to court, possibly as early as next week.


Olympic reserve raising the bar on road to Rio

Australian gymnast Georgia Rose-Brown, the tallest in the squad at 173cm, is preparing for next week's world championships in Scotland.

Lee Gaskin 8:55 PM   Having been the first reserve on the Australian gymnastics team for the 2012 London Olympics, Georgia Rose-Brown has more motivation than most to help the country punch its ticket to Rio.

League HQ

Burgess' family not expecting him to return to NRL any time soon

Staying put: Sam Burgess' brother Tom expects him to remain in rugby union despite heavy criticism following England's poor Rugby World Cup.

Brad Walter 5:38 PM   Sam Burgess is unaffected by criticism from the English media, according to his brother Tom.

Burgess tipped for NRL return

League beckons: Sam Burgess has been tipped to return from rugby union to the NRL.

3:47 PM   It's only a matter of time before Sam Burgess is back in the NRL says England league coach.


Rugby Heaven

O'Connor released by Reds over 'personal issues'

Released: James O'Connor is expected to return to Europe to be out of the spotlight.

Rupert Guinness 5:23 PM   The troubled career of James O'Connor has taken another turn with the former Wallabies back being released by the Queensland Reds.

How 'Super Mario' persuaded Wallabies to love the scrum

Passionate about the pack: Mario Ledesma.

Oliver Brown 10:21 AM   In the space of 11 months, Ledesma has helped transform what was once this team's ugliest embarrassment into its finest asset.

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'You've watched a fixed cricket match without knowing'

Fixer Lou Vincent.

Kevin Norquay 8:31 PM   Chances are you have watched a fixed cricket match without realising: it's almost impossible to detect, recidivist fixer Lou Vincent has told Chris Cairns' perjury trial in London.

Lehmann attacks Vics over Siddle-Pattinson selection row

Selection hassles: Darren Lehmann speaks to the media on Tuesday.

Jon Pierik 6:57 PM   As the national selectors debate their best attack, Australian coach Darren Lehmann has taken aim at Victoria's decision to overlook Peter Siddle through the one-day domestic series and their call for James Pattinson to not be considered for a Test recall.


Scott Selwood to undergo ankle surgery

Scott and Joel Selwood have been re-united.

Daniel Cherny 6:56 PM   Scott Selwood arrived at Simonds Stadium on Tuesday, but it won't be until January that he takes to Simonds Stadium and joins in training with the rest of the Geelong list.

AFL to maintain Thursday night status quo

Thursday night matches were well-received in 2015.

Ronny Lerner 2:05 PM   The AFL is unlikely to increase the number of its Thursday night games next season despite their growing popularity in 2015.



A-League stalwarts contest Malaysia Cup knockout stages

Former A-League heavyweights Mehmet Durakovic (Selangor), Robbie Cornthwaite (Selangor) and Jon McKain (Kelantan).

Jason Dasey 11:42 PM   With the new Australian domestic season now under way, some former A-League stalwarts are fighting for bragging rights - and a place in the knockout stages - in the 2015 Malaysia Cup.

Canberra's title hopes take boost from Matildas omissions

Canberra United striker Ashleigh Sykes has been left out of the Matildas squad for the upcoming tour of China.

Lee Gaskin 8:56 PM   Canberra United's W-League title hopes have taken an unexpected boost with the shock omission of Ashleigh Sykes and Ellie Brush from the Matildas' tour to China.


ACT Sport


Sarah Cook nominated for Women of Influence awards

23 November 2011 SPORT Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Chris Dutton. Olympic rowing hopeful, Sarah Cook, during a training session at Lake Burley Griffin.

Jon Tuxworth 9:05 PM   Sarah Cook hopes the day comes when the fact she's the first-ever female rowing coach of a GPS school isn't a big deal. 

Lanning class too much for Meteors in WNCL loss to Victoria.

Top class: Victoria's Meg Lanning scored a ton against the Meteors.

Jon Tuxworth   A century from Southern Stars skipper Meg Lanning consigned ACT Meteors to a six-wicket loss to Victoria.


Horse Racing

Favourite Mongolian Khan draws perfectly for Caulfield Cup

In good shape: trainer Ciaron Maher with Set Square.

Chris Roots 11:09 PM   Set Square trainer Ciaron Maher will have to chart a way for his mare to beat Mongolian Khan after the favourite drew barrier nine in the middle of the field on Tuesday.

Luck deserts Waller again in big race

All at sea: Who Shot Thebarman has drawn the second outside barrier, 21, for Saturday’s Caulfield Cup.

Patrick Bartley 7:41 PM   Australia's leading trainer Chris Waller has again endured another horror round of barrier draws in a major race in Melbourne this spring.


Hayne takes his chance against Jets

Jarryd Hayne nearly scored his first NFL touchdown on Monday.

Dangerfield finally signs with Geelong

The deals to watch out for in the AFL trade period.

Ireland beats France but suffers injuries

Ireland avoid a quarter-final clash with New Zealand.

Lowndes wins sixth Bathurst 1000 crown

Holden veteran wins his sixth Bathurst 1000 title at Mt Panorama.

Foley wins shootout as Wallabies beat Wales

Bernard Foley's kicking the difference as Wallabies top Pool A.

Newcastle Jets upset Phoenix in Wellington

Newcastle kicked off its A-League campaign with a surprise 2-1 win.

Tejada breaks leg in Mets' loss to Dodgers

A controversial Chase Utley slide has ended the Mets star's season.

Canberra Capitals vs Dandenong Rangers

A second-half fadeout saw the Caps blow a huge lead.

Tuggeranong clashes with Queanbeyan

Highlights from the sides' Gallop Cup 50-over clash on Saturday.

Canberra Vikings v Brisbane City

The visitors took the spoils to stay as the only undefeated NRC team.