Brumbies' win costly as Carter suffers knee injury

David Polkinghorne 8:48 AM    A Henry Speight brace has kept the ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby finals hopes alive - but it could come at a cost.

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Pocock is the Wallabies' secret weapon

Lewis Moody pictured with the Webb Ellis trophy in London.

Georgina Robinson 10:00 PM   England's three-time World Cup veteran Lewis "Mad Dog" Moody believes David Pocock is the one to upset the apple cart in the Wallabies' pool of death later this year.

Whites skipper sees red before grudge match

Queanbeyan Whites captain Dan Penca.

Chris Dutton   Queanbeyan captain Dan Penca has his sights set on toppling four-time defending premiers Tuggeranong.

Ikin hopes Raiders fans show Milford respect

Anthony Milford celebrates a try playing with former Raiders teammates Josh Papalii and Jarrod Croker last year.

Jon Tuxworth   Ben Ikin says jeering Anthony Milford in his return to Canberra would be "like booing Santa Claus".

Queanbeyan eyes City-Country clash

Crowds turn out for the game of the  Canberra Raiders Newcastle Knights at Seiffert Oval.
The Canberra Times  
Date:  21 February 2015
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Jon Tuxworth   Queanbeyan mayor Tim Overall is adamant more planned upgrades to Seiffert Oval will give them scope to bid for City-Country hosting rights.

Panthers lose Moylan and the match

Going nowhere: Chris Sandow and Ryan Morgan of the Eels tackle Waqa Blake of the Panthers.

Just when it seemed like Penrith's injury-plagued season couldn't get any worse, the Panthers were dealt a blow of monumental proportions by losing fullback Matt Moylan for up to two months.

Ram Raider Pangai calls for discipline

Kilu Pangai in action for the Woden Valley Rams.

Matthew Elder   Prop Kilu Pangai says Woden Valley must maintain discipline if they are to establish themselves as a finals contender.

Canberra soccer gets $6.7 million boost

Heather Reid, Shane Rattenbury and Melrose High School principal Simon Vaughan at the announcement of a $6.7 million soccer facility.

Lee Gaskin 12:00 AM   Soccer on the southside of Canberra has been given a major boost, with the ACT Government committing $6.7 million towards a new facility at Melrose.

Goodes celebration centre of debate 

Flashpoint: Goodes directs his celebration towards Carlton fans.

David Sygall 1:53 AM   Adam Goodes unleashes emotional and startling war-dance-style goal celebration in the Swans' 10-goal win over Carlton at the SCG

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Canberra teams will struggle to win NEAFL

Belconnen captain Lexie Bennett will play his 200th first grade game on Saturday.

David Polkinghorne 11:37 PM   Captain Lexie Bennett will become just the sixth Belconnen player to reach 200 senior games on Saturday.

Capitals endorse keeping WNBL in summer

Bibby in action against Adelaide last season.

Jon Tuxworth   The Canberra Capitals have endorsed the WNBL's decision to reject a call to move the league to winter.

League HQ

Canberra slump to third loss in a row as Milford has last laugh

Josh Papalii laid on one of the biggest hits of the year against the Broncos.

Jon Tuxworth 9:12 PM   Canberra dug itself a 26-0 hole against Canterbury last week after 18 minutes before falling just short in securing the biggest comeback in NRL history.


Rugby Heaven

Wife's labour taught Taqele about toughness of character

Flying Fijian: Taqele Naiyaravoro.

Daniel Lane 9:18 PM   Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro has busted through defensive lines and trampled over opponents like they were ants but the 120 kilo battering ram says he's never witnessed greater calmness under pressure, or toughness, than his wife displayed when she went into labor and there was no hope of getting her to the hospital in time.

Rebels lose Weeks, Naivalu in loss to Sharks

Melbourne Rebels captain Scott Higginbotham in action against the Sharks in Durban.

Roy Ward 7:54 PM   A red card to Laurie Weeks and suspected broken leg to Sefa Naivalu hurt Rebels in loss to Sharks in Durban.



Darren Berry seeking coaching return with Sydney Sixers

Darren Berry.

Jesse Hogan 7:00 PM   Darren Berry says "unfulfilled business and a passion to coach at the highest level" are the reasons why he is seeking to make an immediate return to coaching, at the helm of Sydney Sixers.

Waugh says England-bound Bayliss should help pick NSW coach

Pedigree: Trevor Bayliss took Sri Lanka to a World Cup final in 2011.

Daniel Lane and Jesse Hogan 1:04 PM    Former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh said the NSW hierarchy would be well advised to talk to the outgoing Trevor Bayliss about who he believed is the best credentialed person to replace him as the state team's head coach.


Hands off coaches, says Simpson

Eagles coach Adam Simpson.

Brad Elborough 8:47 PM   West Coast Eagles coach Adam Simpson says he would support any change to AFL rules that would stop rival clubs from head-hunting coaches, including assistants, in season.

Roos laments team's individual focus

Demons coach Paul Roos speaks to his players during a break in the game.

Daniel Cherny 8:13 PM   Melbourne coach Paul Roos was disappointed so many in his team were focused on themselves during the Demons' 61-point thrashing by Port Adelaide at Traeger Park on Saturday.



Live: Sydney FC v Tottenham Hotspur

Drawcard: Harry Kane.

Dominic Bossi 9:28 PM   Sydney's Premier League week kicks off tonight at ANZ Stadium as they host the second-best team from North London.

England may boycott World Cup soccer tournament

Greg Dyke.

Luke Heighton 8:40 PM   England is considering boycotting the World Cup after Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as president of world soccer's governing body.


ACT Sport


Ainslie can beat anyone: Lawless

Ainslie Jeremy Hirst makes a break.

David Polkinghorne 8:43 PM    Tricolours star confident they can contend for premiership after victory in his 150th game.

Brave too hot for Ice in spiteful encounter

Canberra Brave import Stephen Blunden.

Lee Gaskin 8:37 PM   Brave captain Mark Rummukainen said his team would maintain its hard-nosed approach after downing Melbourne Ice.


Horse Racing

Damien Oliver joins Craig Williams on 45 wins for in jockeys' premiership

Damien Oliver rides Smashing Doubt to victory in the Cox Plate On Sale Handicap.

Andrew Garvey 8:01 PM   With only two months of the season to go, the battle for the Melbourne metropolitan premierships is hotting up and Damien Oliver made the most of the leader Craig Williams’ decision to ride in Brisbane, to join him on 45 wins for the season in the jockey’s premiership, after a winning double at Moonee Valley.

A record 13 group 1 wins for trainer Chris Waller

One of a kind: Chris Waller's dominance is unrivalled in modern times.

Adam Pengilly 6:50 PM   Favourite Winx’s Queensland Oaks win – one of the most dominant at the top level in recent memory after being hammered into odds-on favouritism – chalked up Waller’s 13th group 1 win for the season.


Brumbies vs Bulls

The ACT beat the Pretoria Bulls at GIO Stadium in Canberra to keep their finals hopes alive.

Eels edge thrilling Battle of the West

Penrith and Parramatta shared eight tries evenly, but the home side fell short in their impressive second-half comeback efforts.

Buddy sinks Blues with seven goals

Carlton show some fight in the first match of the post-Mick Malthouse era, but are sunk by a seven-goal barrage from Lance Franklin.

FIFA, FFA and the missing $500k

Why did the Football Federation of Australia hand over $500,000 to a corrupt FIFA executive?

Queensland's Cronk snatches victory

A Cooper Cronk field goal secured Queensland an 11-10 victory in the opening State of Origin match.

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.