Soliola 'fully understands' Milford's Brisbane move

Jon Tuxworth 8:00 PM   Anthony Milford's move to the Brisbane Broncos made headlines throughout 2014. One man at the Raiders understands Milford's decision better than most. And he never even played with him.

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Daley says key lies with quartet of Blues-ters

Red white and bluesters: Michael Jennings, Daniel Tupou, Mitchell Pearce and Boyd Cordner.

Michael Chammas 6:56 PM   They are the red, white and bluesters who make up almost a quarter of Laurie Daley's NSW team for game one.

Fifita thought hotel rampage would end career

NSW State Of Origin. NSW Team. Portrait of Andrew Fifita. Wednesday 20th May 2015. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH SPORT 150520

Michael Chammas 6:41 PM   An angry rampage through a Manchester hotel that damaged property during the 2013 World Cup was the incident Andrew Fifita believed could end his representative career.

The one thing Sam Williams needs to return

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Jon Tuxworth 5:37 PM   Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams is hopeful of returning from a collapsed lung against Brisbane Broncos on Saturday. it all hinges on one thing.

Brumbies want to take home final from Tahs

Brumbies prop Ben Alexander says the pressure is on the Waratahs to perform in South Africa.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   ACT Brumbies prop Ben Alexander says his team is not the one under pressure leading into the final weeks of the season.

Cheika confused over perception of Skelton

Giant frame: Waratahs player Will Skelton during training at Moore Park.

Daniel Lane 4:23 PM   Bemused NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika asks whether people want a 'soft' Super Rugby competition after 140kg wrecking ball Will Skelton comes under intense scrutiny.

Postecoglou backs Asian Cup heroes

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Sebastian Hassett 10:47 AM   Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou won't take any chances at the first step on the road to the 2018 World Cup, naming a full-strength line-up for Australia's opening qualifier against Kyrgyzstan.

Tennis

Challenger tournament coming to Canberra

'We are certainly well placed for Davis Cup and Fed Cup': Ross Triffitt.

Lee Gaskin 5:46 PM   Tennis ACT wants to use its first professional tournament in nine years as a springboard to showing it has the facility capable of hosting Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.

Soccer

ANU FC aiming for FFA Cup upset

ANU FC takes on Belconnen United in the quarter-finals of FFA Cup qualifying.

Lee Gaskin 8:00 PM   This is the type of David v Goliath encounter the FFA Cup was built for - the amateurs of ANU FC taking on the best team in Canberra.

League HQ

Storm sound out Eels boss Seward

In demand: Eels CEO Scott Seward.

Michael Chammas 9:45 PM   The Melbourne Storm have sounded out Parramatta Eels boss Scott Seward as a potential replacement for departing chief executive Mark Evans.

CANBERRA RAIDERS NEWS

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Tahs set to appeal Skelton, Latu bans

Giant frame: Waratahs player Will Skelton during training at Moore Park.

9:40 PM   Coach Michael Cheika reportedly 'emotional' after receiving news of bans to key forwards over lifting tackle

Reds may go OS for Quade replacement

Tough to replace: Quade Cooper

11:45 AM   The Queensland Reds may be forced to use a foreign slot next year on a new five-eighth if Quade Cooper moves to France as expected.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

Cricket

Bayliss accepts England coaching job: reports

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8:54 PM   Australian Trevor Bayliss has reportedly accepted the offer of the England and Wales Cricket Board to coach the England cricket team.

Red ball prep no worry for Aussies

Australia's Test captain Michael Clarke is unconcerned about a lack of preparation for five of his key players.

3:32 PM   Australia captain Michael Clarke has no concerns about a lack of red ball preparation for five key players going into next month's Test series against the West Indies.

AFL

Hawks sharpshooting themselves in the foot

The Hawks' Jack Gunston kicks for goal in the match against Sydney.

Jon Pierik 6:30 PM   Hawthorn will hope sharpshooters Luke Breust and Jack Gunston can regain their groove as the Hawks seek answers for an indifferent start to the season.

Cats great says teammates need to help Selwood

Ed Curnow of the Blues and Joel Selwood of the Cats wrestle for the ball during the round eight match on Friday night.

Jon Pierik 6:45 PM   Geelong Brownlow medallist Paul Couch has warned Joel Selwood he is likely to "cop" a hard tag most weeks and has urged the captain's teammates to provide greater assistance.

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Soccer

Milligan may leave Victory for Middle East

Victory captain Mark Milligan (right) may be movng on to fresh pastures.

6:53 PM   Just a week after he was voted best afield in Melbourne Victory's grand final win, Mark Milligan could be set to leave the A-League club.

Sydney FC no closer to re-signing Milos Dimitrijevic

Milos Dimitrijevic of Sydney FC.

Dominic Bossi 6:23 PM   They've already lost top goalscorer Marc Janko. Now Sydney FC could be set to wave goodbye to their player of the year.

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ACT Sport

Belconnen edged out of top four in final round by South Canberra

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Jon Tuxworth   A desperate defensive effort helped South Canberra break its finals drought in the State League netball competition, holding off Canberra 51-45 in the final round on Sunday to secure its spot in the top four.¬†

Steph Talbot, Alex Bunton named in World Uni Games squad

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Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Gunners have succumbed to a second straight South-East Australia Basketball Association loss, going down to Nunawading Spectres 104-87 at Belconnen on Saturday night.

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Horse Racing

Hot Snitzel firming as Stradbroke Handicap topweight

Taste of success: Blake Shinn returns to scale on Hot Snitzel at Doomben.

Adam Pengilly 4:42 PM   BTC Cup winner Hot Snitzel is facing the prospect of being left as the Stradbroke Handicap's topweight as contenders for the showpiece of the Queensland winter carnival continue to fall by the wayside.

McDonald leaves Sydney behind for English summer

Thumbs up: James McDonald is heading off to Royal Ascot.

Chris Roots 10:09 PM   Premier jockey James McDonald will not be seen in Sydney again this season as he takes an opportunity to ride the English summer after Brisbane's¬†Stradbroke meeting on June 6.

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Bulldogs win thriller against Raiders

Canterbury Bulldogs on top against Canberra Raiders

Brumbies too strong for Lions

The Brumbies run in four tries to secure a bonus point victory in Johannesburg.

Brumbies vs Lions

The ACT Brumbies take on the Emirates Lions at Emirates Airline Park in South Africa.

Raiders vs Dragons

The Canberra Raiders take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at WIN Stadium.

Panthers vs Olympic

Canberra Olympic took on the Monaro Panthers at O'Connor enclosed oval.

National Capital Rally

Scenes from the National Capital Rally in the ACT as part of the National Rally Championship.

Sharks snatch golden point win over Titans

The Cronulla Sharks come from behind to defeat the Titans 23-22.

Melbourne Storm beat Souths and go top

Melbourne Storm overcome the South Sydney Rabbitohs 16-12.

Johnson bedazzles Parramatta Eels

The New Zealand Warriors beat the Eels 17-13 in golden point.

John I Dent Cup: Royals v Uni-Norths

The Royals and Uni-Norths clash in the John I Dent Cup.