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White motivated by Anzac courage

CHRIS DUTTON 7:29pm Pint-sized ACT Brumbies scrumhalf Nic White will give away a 50-kilogram weight advantage to throw himself in front of rampaging giant Ben Tameifuna at Canberra Stadium on Friday.

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Cycling

Rogers deserves a clean slate: Anderson

The UCI has confirmed Australian cyclist Michael Rogers of Tinkoff-Saxo will not face sanctions over his clenbuterol positive test.

Chris Dutton and Chris Wilson 5:56pm Canberra cyclist Michael Rogers has set his sights on competing at this year's Tour de France.

Cycling

Tom Palmer to "go Vegan" in China

Tom Palmer says he won't eat meat while travelling to avoid any clenbuterol issues.

CHRIS DUTTON 6:09pm Tom Palmer says the thought of eating contaminated meat in China is "terrifying", revealing he turns vegan when travelling.

Melissa Breen skips IAAF world relays

Melissa Breen will skip the world relays to focus on the Commonwealth Games.

LEE GASKIN 4:26pm Australia's fastest woman, Melissa Breen, will miss the inaugural IAAF world relays, but will be available to carry the baton at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Mowen urges Brumbies to harness heartbreak

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen still hasn't watched a replay of last year's Super Rugby grand final.

CHRIS DUTTON 3:33pm ACT Brumbies captain Ben Mowen still refuses to watch a full replay of his team's 2013 Super Rugby grand final defeat.

Fine line between Anzac Day and sport

Sport
Brumbies Player David Pocock after surgery on his knee.
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19 March 2014
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CHRIS DUTTON 1:53pm Former Wallabies captain David Pocock admits the link between sport and war makes him "a little bit uncomfortable" as the ACT Brumbies prepare to play a Super Rugby grand final re-match on Anzac Day.

Kurtley Beale to grin and bear it

Kurtley Beale is determined to play through pain on Friday.

GEORGINA ROBINSON 4:36pm Kurtley Beale will ignore the wishes of his coach that he rest a painful foot injury to back up at inside-centre for the Waratahs in Auckland on Friday.

Wycliff Palu on hold for Waratahs'

Georgina Robinson dinkus

GEORGINA ROBINSON 10:00pm Wycliff Palu has been missed by the Waratahs but expect him to lay low for a few more weeks yet.

Brett White to decide playing future

SPORT:  Canberra Raiders v Gold Coast Titans match at Canberra Stadium. L-R Raiders players Shannon Boyd, Josh McCrone and Brett White sit on the sideline .23rd March 2014. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth and Lee Gaskin 11:07pm Brett White admits the re-signings of Paul Vaughan and Shannon Boyd make it tougher to remain in Canberra.

Steve Price different from his public persona

Dragons coach Steve Price directs traffic during practice at WIN Stadium.

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 12:36am Twelve months on from the bizarre first half announcement that Steve Price would coach the Dragons in 2014, those close to the mentor believe we are finally seeing “the real” Price evolve.

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League

Anzac Day special for Harrison

Dragons forward Bronson Harrison gets ready to take a hit-up at training at WIN Stadium.

Adam Pengilly 6:29pm Like everyone else either side of the Dragons-Roosters divide on Anzac Day, Bronson Harrison will pause to reflect.

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Rugby league

Warriors expect tighter Storm defence

New Warriors coach Andrew McFadden.

4:39pm New Warriors coach Andrew McFadden isn't counting on Melbourne Storm's defence to remain leaky as the Warriors try to get their NRL season back on track.

Five NRL clubs chasing Benji Marshall

Benji Marshall has five NRL clubs interested in his services.

BRAD WALTER 9:08pm Melbourne Storm and Cronulla remain the favourites to sign the Benji Marshall but St George Illawarra, Parramatta and North Queensland are also believed to be interested in discussions.

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AFL

Dempsey back for Anzac Day clash

Essendon's Brendon Goddard.

Rohan Connolly and Daniel Cherny 7:19pm Essendon rushes Courtenay Dempsey back into its line-up for Anzac Day blockbuster after a month-long club-imposed suspension.

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Harvey armed for Crowley

Head-to-head: Brent Harvey and Ryan Crowley.

MATT MURNANE 8:13pm North Melbourne will be armed and ready should Fremantle send Ryan Crowley to its key playmaker Brent Harvey for an Anzac Day re-match of their eventful battle from round 13 last year.

Saints need win ahead of tough stint

Plucky: Nick Riewoldt celebrates a goal in the win over Essendon.

Jesse Hogan, Wellington 6:54pm After confounding pundits - and even many of its own supporters - to be on the cusp of the top eight early in the season, St Kilda now faces the challenge of winning when it is expected to.

'Model recruit' Buddy being 'bullied' by media

Buddy Franklin fronts the media on Thursday after his car crash the night before.

ANDREW WU 10:00pm Sydney chairman Andrew Pridham has defended Lance Franklin as a "model recruit" who is the victim of "bullying" by the media, after the latest drama involving the star forward.

Buddy lucky that no one was hurt

Caroline Wilson dinkus

CAROLINE WILSON 12:39am It is now beyond dispute that any suggestion Lance Franklin and his rockstar lifestyle would be left to their own devices in a big city not obsessed with Australian football was fanciful.

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Netball

NSW Swifts want regular Anzac Day clash

Swifts defender Sharni Layton's family has a rich history in the armed services

JON TUXWORTH 12:20am NSW Swifts coach Rob Wright still cherishes the tales of hardship his father told him of risking his life in battle in World War II.

Netball

Swifts stars chase Games spots

Caitlin Thwaites has been named in the Australian Commonwealth Games squad.

JON TUXWORTH 12:42am Sydney Swifts have labelled it a ''must-win'' after two straight losses, but Commonwealth Games aspirations could also be on the line for several players against Southern Steel at AIS Arena on Friday.

Soccer

Rogic and Troisi push for Cup berths

James Troisi (centre) celebrates a goal.

MICHAEL LYNCH 3:06pm Two players returned to Australia and signed for Melbourne Victory this season in a bid to boost their World Cup prospects.

Football

Damien de Bohun rebuffs Mariners' fury

Tough trip: The 10-man Mariners were knocked out by Sanfrecce Hiroshima and will have barely a day to prepare for their A-League semi-final.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT 12:46am While the Central Coast Mariners are fuming about the scheduling of Saturday night's semi-final, A-League boss Damien de Bohun says it was impossible to find another timeslot.

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Boxing

Leapai camp wants ref to stop Wladimir Klitschko wrestling

Man without a plan: Alex Leapai.

Phil Lutton in Essen, Germany 8:42am Alex Leapai's trainer Noel Thornberry will urge WBA officials to ensure Wladimir Klitschko doesn't turn the world title fight into a wrestling match when the rival camps convene for a crucial rules meeting on Friday.

Just A Blur changes gear to loom as Wagga Guineas hope

Jockey Sam Clipperton ridding Just a Blur wins the Allan Rummery Bookmaker Benchmark at Thoroughbred Park.

LEE GASKIN 9:32pm A simple gear change could be just the trick for Canberra filly Just A Blur taking out the $40,000 Wagga Guineas next week.

Trainer Gerald Ryan takes triple hold on Champagne at Randwick

Teamwork: Glyn Schofield will again partner Lucky Raquie to form part of Gerald Ryan's three-pronged attack on the Champagne Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

CHRIS ROOTS 3:41pm Gerald Ryan has already made one multimillion-dollar call with his two-year-olds this season and got it right.

Canberra sport

University of Canberra plans to expand

UC students, staff query rugby deal

CHRIS DUTTON The University of Canberra is already planning to extend its state-of-the-art sports hub, driving plans to build a complex worth almost $50 million at its Bruce campus.

Boyd re-signs with Canberra Raiders

Rookie prop Shannon Boyd has re-signed with the Raiders for another three seasons.

LEE GASKIN The Canberra Raiders have continued their re-signing spree under coach Ricky Stuart by locking in young giant Shannon Boyd for the next three years, but the club is still after its biggest quarry - Anthony Milford.

League

Marshall and Fifita set to ink deals

Benji Marshall is heading back to the NRL and is set to ink a deal with Cronulla.

Adrian Proszenko and Chris Barrett Cronulla are moving to lock in two of the game's highest-profile free agents by the end of the week, with club powerbrokers scheduled to meet with Andrew Fifita's management on Thursday.

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Marshall could have been a rugby star

Benji Marshall's experiment with the 15-man code has lasted only six months.

CHRIS DUTTON Wallabies great Stephen Larkham says Benji Marhsall could have been a Super Rugby star, insisting the code-swapping playmaker "just needed time" to transfer his talent to rugby union.

League

Marshall reveals reasons he quit

Switch back: Benji Marshall's career in Super Rugby proved short-lived.

Liam Napier Benji Marshall needed just 16 minutes to sum up his three-and-a-half hour rugby career on Wednesday.

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Discord

Campese and Milford more important

Fairfax Media writer

STEVE MASCORD THOSE of you who read a story on this site four days ago entitled 'Canberra Raiders urge Anthony Milford to stand down from Samoa' would be expecting some fireworks in this week's Discord.

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Alex McKinnon medal may be struck for MVP

Alex McKinnon

ADRIAN PROSZENKO League officials are considering a proposal to award a medal named in honour of Alex McKinnon to the man of the match in the City-Country fixture.

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Rugby League

Giteau backs John Papalii to revive career

John Papalii.

JON TUXWORTH New West Belconnen coach Justin Giteau believes John Papalii can overcome his recent off-field troubles and use the Canberra Raiders Cup to revive his rugby league career. 

Canberra Region Rugby League clubs request 9pm kick-offs on Thursday

12th May 2012. Sport.  Journalist Jon Tuxworth.  Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan. Belconnen United Scholars player Brent Crisp gets tackled during the match at West Belconnen Leagues Club.

LEE GASKIN Canberra Region Rugby League admit it's not an ideal situation for the opening round of Canberra Raiders Cup fixtures to be held at 9pm on a Thursday.

Football

Graham Arnold tipped to take charge at Sydney FC following Frank Farina's sacking

Sydney bound?: Former Central Coast coach Frank Farina is favoured to take the Sydney FC job.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT Graham Arnold is already the even-money favourite to take charge of Sydney FC next season after the club sacked Frank Farina on Wednesday afternoon.

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Soccer

Brisbane's Steve Lustica targets championship after switch from Adelaide United

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24:  Steven Lustica of the Roar in action during the round 26 A-League match between the Brisbane Roar and the Melbourne Heart at Suncorp Stadium on March 24, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

LEE GASKIN Canberra product Steve Lustica would have been happy to see out the season with Adelaide United, but now finds himself 180 minutes from winning an A-League championship with Brisbane Roar.

Football

Alex Ferguson to lead hunt for Carlo Ancelotti as Manchester United manager

United target ... Real Madrid's manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Mark Ogden Alex Ferguson will be consulted over David Moyes's successor at Manchester United, with Carlo Ancelotti leading a three-man shortlist of candidates to become the new manager at Old Trafford.

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Brumbies centre Christian Lealiifano to start against Chiefs as Sam Carter makes comeback

Brumbies player Christian Lealiifano will return this weekend.

CHRIS DUTTON Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano is set to be injected into the ACT Brumbies starting side for a Super Rugby grand final rematch against the Waikato Chiefs.

Foley relieved to have Kurtley Beale back

Bernard Foley

RUPERT GUINNESS The relief on the face of Waratahs five-eighth Bernard Foley on Wednesday said it all when inside centre Kurtley Beale completed the side's final training session at home before travelling to Auckland to play the Blues on Friday.

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Buckley's concern over Marley's emotions

Pitching in: Marley Williams is likely to play in the VFL this week.

MICHAEL GLEESON Marley Williams appears certain to return to playing football this week, through the VFL with a probable return to the senior side after the team's bye.

GWS Giants welcome back old heads

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20: Callan Ward of the Giants is helped from the field after he was bumped by Richard Douglas of the Crows during the round five AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Adelaide Oval on April 20, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

DAVID SYGALL The pending returns of Heath Shaw and Callan Ward for Greater Western Sydney this week would be a welcome injection of experience after the AFL’s youngest roster featured 20 players with fewer than 50 games in their defeat to the Crows last round.

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AFL

Ross Lyon says umpires partly to blame

The Fremantle coach has been particularly concerned about the relaxation of the copping of arms in a contest.

Michael Gleeson Ross Lyon, the coach whose sides have often been accused of contributing to ugly play, has sheeted home some of the blame for unsightly congestion to the umpires.

Sonia Mkoloma not slowing down with Swifts

Unfinished business: NSW Swifts defender Sonia Mkoloma.

LEE GASKIN She has played at three Commonwealth Games, three World Cups, has more than 100 caps for her country and is in the England Netball Hall of Fame.

Albert Pujols hits 500th MLB home run

Albert Pujols

WASHINGTON: Albert Pujols has hit the 500th home run of his career, becoming the 26th player in Major League Baseball history to reach that milestone.

Surfing

Mick Fanning sets up world title defence with a third Bells Beach crown

The king of Bells Beach: Mick Fanning claims the Rip Curl Pro title.

MICHAEL GORDON Mick Fanning out-paddled and out-positioned Taj Burrow on Wednesday to become a three-time winner of the world's longest-running surfing contest at Bells Beach and set up the defence of his world title.

Racing

Lucky Raquie may hold key to upgrade for Black Opal Stakes

Jockey Glyn Schofield  winner of the Black Opal with horse Lucky Raquie.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra Racing chief executive Peter Stubbs hopes a Lucky Raquie placing in the Champagne Stakes will get Black Opal upgraded.

Boxing

Klitschko camp gives Alex Leapai no chance

Australian boxer Alex Leapai.

Phil Lutton in Essen, Germany The head trainer of world champion Wladimir Klitschko, former pro Johnathon Banks, says Alex Leapai has no plan as the Australian tries to produce one of the sport's great upsets in Germany on Saturday night.

Storm in a teacup as NRL clears up controversy over Raiders' win

Correct decision: Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith, No. 9, debates the Sisa Waqa no try decision.

CHRIS WILSON The NRL has defended the video referee's crucial decision in the Raiders' win over Melbourne.

Raiders duo go mate against mate

Jarrod Croker has been in career best form in 2014.

CHRIS WILSON Raiders teammates Jack Wighton and Jarrod Croker could be fighting for the same position in the NSW Country backline.

Exit looms for Te'o after Stewart's arrival

From foe to friend: Glenn Stewart in action for Manly against Souths.

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Ben Te’o’s contract agreement with South Sydney has lapsed with the Queensland back-rower increasingly unlikely to remain at the club following the signing of Glenn Stewart on Tuesday.

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League

Tigers hold the key to Benji's NRL return

Not so fast: Benji Marshall’s last home game for the Tigers was a mere eight months ago.

Brad Walter, Adrian Proszenko and Roy Ward Wests Tigers are set to demand financial compensation to allow Benji Marshall to return to the NRL.

Video referee dropped over Foran howler

Disbelief: Cowboys captain Jonathan Thurston argues the point with referee Gavin Badger.

ADRIAN PROSZENKO The video referee at the centre of the Keiran Foran obstruction clanger has been dropped after NRL officials admitted the match-changing decision was incorrect.

Brooks' rise mirrors Benji's fall

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CHRIS BARRETT Nailing the winning field goal at an ANZ Stadium blockbuster was a case of life coming full circle for Luke Brooks.

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League

Wayne Bennett wants video referee bunker

Newcastle Knights coach Wayne Bennett believes the video referee system needs a revamp.

Brett Keeble Wayne Bennett supports the concept of a centralised ‘‘war room’’ to replace NRL video referees adjudicating on contentious tries, and believes it is only a matter of time before that idea becomes reality.

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Greg Martin blasts SANZAR indecision

Brumbies

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Former Wallaby Greg Martin says giving the ACT Brumbies a permanent Anzac Day fixture is a no-brainer.

Union

Alexander calls for regular Anzac fixture

Ben Alexander

Chris Dutton and David Polkinghorne Australian Wallabies prop Ben Alexander says it's time for Super Rugby to create an Anzac Day tradition in Canberra.

Union

From Benchy to Bungee Marshall

Benji Marshall

Daniel Gilhooly Benji Marshall says he had a decent crack at rugby union. But did he really?

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Marshall's failure shows how good Folau is

Benji Marshall's experiment with the 15-man code has lasted only six months.

GEORGINA ROBINSON Benji Marshall's aborted conversion to rugby union has highlighted the brilliance of fellow code-swapper Israel Folau.

Beale doubt as Tahs prepare for Blues

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GEORGINA ROBINSON The Waratahs are aiming to pull off their first win in five years at one of the ''holy homes'' of rugby.

Union

Julian Savea threatens like Israel Folau: Genia

Tough to tackle: Hurricanes winger Julian Savea.

Jim Morton Will Genia paints a graphic picture of the danger bruising Hurricanes star Julian Savea will present to the Queensland Reds on Saturday night.

Football

Moyes axed for disastrous reign

Manchester United headcoach David Moyes

Mark Ogden David Moyes will be sacked as Manchester United manager on Tuesday after the club's owners, the Glazer family, decided to end the Scot's disastrous tenure at Old Trafford.

Football

Moyes was just the wrong man for the job

David Moyes

Mark Ogden From the very early days manager walked into every pitfall that was placed in his way, writes Mark Ogden.

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Football

Matildas star Shipard retires

Sally Shipard with Ellie Brush during happier times at Canberra United.

CHRIS DUTTON Chronic injuries have forced Canberra and Australian star Sally Shipard to quit the game at 26.

Football

Del Piero, Farina decision to come soon

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Angela Habashy The future of Sydney FC star skipper Alessandro Del Piero and coach Frank Farina remain in limbo, but chief executive Tony Pignata says a decision on the pair is imminent.

Football

Shooting stars so often fizzle out...

Kristian Sarkies was one of a handful of shooting stars who emerged about a decade ago.

MICHAEL LYNCH As young players jockey to stake their claim as late selections for Ange Postecoglou's World Cup squad, it must be remembered that a precocious talent does not always translate into a productive, lengthy career.

Tippett to miss Dees clash with broken rib

Sydney's Kurt Tippett

ANDREW WU Kurt Tippett's eagerly awaited return has been put on ice for at least another week due to a broken rib the star start forward sustained in his comeback game.

AFL

Kicking woes cause concern across the AFL

Hamish McIntosh missed a sitter at the MCG on Monday

Daniel Cherny It is a problem as old as the game itself, but once again the issue of poor goalkicking reared its head over the Easter weekend of football.

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Stoppages leap to 15-year high

Carlton and Port Adelaide players congregate around the ball during a game in season 2013.

JON PIERIK As debate over the state of the game swirls, players believe it's too early to embrace suggestions designed to help ease on-field congestion.

AFL

We don't have culture issue: Dockers

Luke McPharlin said the string of recent discipline issues shouldn't reflect the culture of the wider player group.

Fremantle defender Luke McPharlin is adamant the AFL club doesn't have a culture issue, but admits a minority of the player group need to clean up their act.

AFL must re-think ticketing

Monday’s Geelong-Hawthorn game attracted the AFL’s biggest attendance for the season to date.

CAROLINE WILSON Andrew Demetriou has admitted that the AFL must go back to the drawing board in a bid to rebrand and simplify its complex and wildly unpopular variable ticketing system.

Marley Williams avoids jail on GBH charge

Marley Williams.

JAKE NIALL Collingwood young gun Marley Williams has avoided jail after being convicted of grievous bodily harm for breaking a man's jaw in a brutal one-punch attack outside a nightclub in Western Australia.

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BMX

Buchanan pushes for Olympic-standard track

Canberra's Caroline Buchanan wants an Olympic-standard track in her hometown.

CHRIS DUTTON BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan is starting a push to build an Olympic-standard track in Canberra.

ACT Sport

ACT Sport honour administrator

ACT Sport founding general manager Harry Marr has had an award named after him.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE ACT Sport award named in honour of top administrator Harry Marr.

Netball

Swifts captain follows in famous footsteps

NSW Swifts captain Kimberlee Green.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Modesty is a trait NSW Swifts captain Kimberlee Green has clearly inherited from her mother.

Tom Hawkins stars as Cats beat Hawks

Tom Hawkins starred against the Hawks.

GREG BAUM Tom Hawkins has booted five goals with Geelong trumping reigning premiers Hawthorn by 19 points to remain the only undefeated side after five AFL rounds.

Douglas bump sent straight to tribunal

Richard Douglas contacts Callan Ward.

JESSE HOGAN Adelaide midfielder Richard Douglas must face the tribunal on Tuesday night after the match review panel chose to waive its role of setting the punishment for him for picking off an unsuspecting opponent on the weekend.

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Judd out for five weeks

Hamstrung: Chris Judd.

JON PIERIK If West Coast Eagles supporters had hoped to give Chris Judd a final thank you, that will have to wait - or may not be given at all - after the champion midfielder was ruled out for the next five weeks.

Rugby League

Milford must wait for Origin debut

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JON TUXWORTH Canberra's Anthony Milford still has ''a little bit to go'' before making his State of Origin debut, says Queensland captain Cameron Smith.

Stewart set to play on despite charge

Charged: But Brett Stewart is likely to be named in the Sea Eagles' side to play Canberra on Sunday.

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Manly fullback Brett Stewart is expected to be named in the Sea Eagles team on Tuesday despite becoming the third high profile rugby league player to be arrested for drink driving recently.

Rugby League

Cooper Cronk calls on NRL to fix rules

Cooper Cronk.

Roy Ward Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk has called on the NRL to work together to fix the rules and interpretations that have cost several sides wins this season.

Luke Brooks denies diving to win obstruction

brooks

CHRIS BARRETT Wests Tigers teenage hero Luke Brooks has shrugged off suggestions he took a dive in a crucial incident late in the Easter Monday thriller against Parramatta, with the obstruction issue again casting a shadow over the outcome to an NRL game.

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Bird denies squirrel grip accusation

Greg Bird and Matt Scott tackle Panthers forward Nigel Plum but he gets an offload away.

MICHAEL CHAMMAS Titans co-captain Greg Bird has denied accusations that he squeezed the testicles of Panthers back-rower Sika Manu on Monday night.

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I didn't see it, and surely neither could you

Andrew Webster dinkus

ANDREW WEBSTER A confession: I didn’t watch the Raiders versus Storm match on Sunday afternoon, so I didn’t see the Sisa Waqa “no try” as it happened. Or as it happened in Channel Nine Land.

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Mogg wants to stay with Brumbies

Jesse Mogg during a Brumbies training session on Monday.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE But he's just one of several whose contracts will end this season.

ARU must go for broke to keep Israel Folau

Israel Folau

RUPERT GUINNESS The on-field brilliance of Waratahs fullback Israel Folau has been so good he has even exceeded the expectations of one of the former NRL and AFL player's first and biggest supporters when he switched to rugby union – fellow dual international Lote Tuqiri.

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I am just an average rugby player: Benji

Benji Marshall

BRAD WALTER Benji Marshall has no regrets about his move to rugby union and believes he will be better for the experience when he returns to the NRL this season.

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Benji Marshall seeks return to NRL

Benji Marshall has played just 212 minutes of Super Rugby for the Blues.

BRAD WALTER Benji Marshall is set to return to the NRL this season after he and Blues coach John Kirwan agreed his switch to rugby union was not working out as they had both hoped.

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Marshall looms as NRL bargain

benji marshall

MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Benji Marshall could become a cut-price NRL player with the former New Zealand skipper tipped to earn $60,000 for the rest of the NRL season.

Tennis

Kyrgios wins in injury comeback

Canberra teenager Nick Kyrgios won the Sarasota Open final.

DAVID POLKINGHORNE Canberra's Nick Kyrgios has returned to the world stage with a bang, beating Serbia's Filip Krajinovic in straight sets at the Sarasota Open on Monday, 7-6 (12-10), 6-4.

Netball

Gender should be irrelevant

Rob Wright

JON TUXWORTH He's the ANZ Championship's first male head coach of a team set to play in Canberra's first match, but NSW Swifts coach Rob Wright doesn't view himself as a trailblazer.

Football

Wanderers' luxury is Mariners' hell

Tony Popovic: “The draw is the draw, and it’s worked out that way for us. We all play the same amount of games away.

SEBASTIAN HASSETT While the Central Coast Mariners are to endure the week from hell in the lead-up to Saturday’s A-League semi-final, their opponents, Western Sydney, are relishing a far more orderly build-up.

Canberra Raiders v Melbourne Storm

Canberra defeat Melbourne with Paul Vaughan try in final minutes.

Belconnen Magpies v Queanbeyan Tigers

Queanbeyan breaks its NEAFL duck with a win against Belconnen.

Cooma Tigers v Canberra Olympic

Cooma Tigers v Canberra Olympic at Hawker Oval.

Ainslie v Eastlake

Ainslie v Eastlake at Alan Ray Oval on Sunday, April 13.

CBR Brave debut against Newcastle

They lost on the scoreboard but the Brave won anyway.

Gungahlin powers past Easts

Gungahlin proved too strong for Easts at Griffith Oval

GWS vs Western Bulldogs at Manuka

Scenes from GWS vs Western Bulldogs match at Manuka Oval.

Raiders v Knights at Canberra Stadium

the Raiders lost their sixth straight game at home - a record stat.

Sydney Uni stun Queanbeyan in NEAFL

Queanbeyan no match for Sydney Uni at Dairy Farmers Park.

Edwards hurt as Panthers edge Raiders

Penrith held on for a 12-6 win at Sportingbet Stadium.

Raiders put Rabbitohs to the sword

All the action from Canberra's vital win over South Sydney in the NRL.

Wests-UC wrap up Douglas Cup

Wests-UC defeat Queanbeyan to win the Douglas Cup for a second straight year.

NEAFL: Ainslie v Sydney Hills

Tricolours open the NEAFL season in style at Ainslie Football Ground.

Queanbeyan v Wests in Douglas Cup final

Queanbeyan take on Wests in the Douglas Cup final at Manuka Oval.

Tired Brumbies go down to the Rebels

Round seven Super Rugby match between the Rebels and Brumbies.

Sheffield Shield final day two in Canberra

NSW gains the upper hand over WA at Manuka Oval.

Brumbies win thriller over the Stormers

Brumbies win Super Rugby Round Six match at Canberra Stadium.

Sheffield Shield final day one in Canberra

Honours even between NSW and WA at Manuka Oval.

Knights v Raiders

Canberra notched its first win of the Ricky Stuart era.

Swimming ACT Championships

The Swimming ACT Championships at the AIS.

National Capital Horse Trials

National Capital Horse Trials at Equestrian Park, Yarralumla.

Super Rugby Round 5: Brumbies vs Waratahs

The Brumbies hold off arch-rival in a Canberra Stadium thriller.

Cricket: ANU v Weston Creek Molonglo

ANU snuck into the top four in their final-round Douglas Cup match.

AFL - Swans v Giants

The AFL battle of Sydney took place tonight at Sydney Olympic Park for the first time. All pictures by Anthony Johnson. Follow us at http://twitter.com/photosSMH.

Racing: Black Opal Stakes 2014 Canberra

All the action from Super Sunday at Canberra's Thoroughbred Park.

Women's Rugby Sevens nationals

Women's Rugby Sevens national titles in Canberra on Sunday.

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Round 3
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
WES 25 vs SOU 16 Report Stats
BRI 26 vs SYD 30 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
PEN 18 vs BUL 16 Report Stats
CRO 12 vs STG 14 Report Stats
NQL 16 vs NZW 20 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
MAN 22 vs PAR 18 Report Stats
CAN 12 vs GCT 24 Report Stats
Mon, 24 MarTimes shown AEDT
MEL 28 vs NEW 20 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
SYD 0 vs MAN 8 Report Stats
STG 20 vs BRI 36 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
NZW 42 vs WES 18 Report Stats
PAR 32 vs PEN 16 Report Stats
BUL 40 vs MEL 12 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
SOU 18 vs CAN 30 Report Stats
NEW 30 vs CRO 0 Report Stats
Mon, 31 MarTimes shown AEDT
GCT 13 vs NQL 12 Report Stats
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Round 5
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
SYD 8 vs BUL 9 Report Stats
BRI 18 vs PAR 25 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
CRO 37 vs NZW 6 Report Stats
PEN 12 vs CAN 6 Report Stats
STG 6 vs SOU 26 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
MEL 26 vs GCT 28 Report Stats
WES 34 vs MAN 18 Report Stats
Mon, 07 AprTimes shown AEST
NQL 28 vs NEW 2 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
PEN 2 vs SOU 18 Report Stats
GCT 12 vs BRI 8 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CAN 12 vs NEW 26 Report Stats
PAR 14 vs SYD 12 Report Stats
WES 16 vs NQL 4 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
NZW 20 vs BUL 21 Report Stats
MAN 24 vs CRO 4 Report Stats
Mon, 14 AprTimes shown AEST
MEL 28 vs STG 24 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 18 AprTimes shown AEST
SOU 14 vs BUL 15 Report Stats
NEW 6 vs BRI 32 Report Stats
MAN 26 vs NQL 21 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
STG 20 vs NZW 10 Report Stats
CRO 18 vs SYD 24 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
CAN 24 vs MEL 22 Report Stats
Mon, 21 AprTimes shown AEST
PAR 18 vs WES 21 Stats
PEN 14 vs GCT 12 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
STG vs SYD 16:00AS Preview
MEL vs NZW 18:00AAMI Preview
BRI vs SOU 20:00SUN Preview
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
CRO vs PEN 15:00Remondis Stadium Preview
NQL vs PAR 17:301300 Preview
BUL vs NEW 19:30ANZ Preview
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
MAN vs CAN 14:00BO Preview
WES vs GCT 15:00VAS Preview
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Round 9
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD vs WES 19:40AS
NQL vs BRI 19:401300
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
NZW vs CAN 15:00EP
GCT vs SOU 17:30Cbus Super Stadium
MEL vs MAN 19:30AAMI
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
NEW vs PEN 14:00HS
STG vs BUL 15:00ANZ
Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
PAR vs CRO 19:00Pirtek Stadium
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Round 10
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
SOU vs MEL 19:40ANZ
BRI vs GCT 19:40SUN
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
PAR vs STG 15:00Pirtek Stadium
CRO vs WES 17:30Remondis Stadium
NQL vs SYD 19:301300
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
CAN vs PEN 14:00GIO Stadium
BUL vs NZW 14:00Waikato Stadium
Mon, 19 MayTimes shown AEST
MAN vs NEW 19:00BO
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Round 11
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
BUL vs SYD 19:45ANZ
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
GCT vs NZW 17:30Cbus Super Stadium
WES vs BRI 19:30CSS
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
CAN vs NQL 15:00GIO Stadium
Mon, 26 MayTimes shown AEST
CRO vs SOU 19:00Remondis Stadium
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Round 12
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
PEN vs PAR 19:45Sportingbet Stadium
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD vs CAN 17:30AS
NQL vs MEL 19:301300
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
NZW vs NEW 14:00Mt Smart Stadium
BRI vs MAN 15:00SUN
Mon, 02 JunTimes shown AEST
SOU vs STG 19:00ANZ
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Round 13
Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
MAN vs BUL 19:40BO
PAR vs NQL 19:40Pirtek Stadium
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
GCT vs PEN 17:30Cbus Super Stadium
STG vs CRO 19:30WIN
SOU vs NZW 21:30NIB Stadium
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
NEW vs WES 14:00HS
MEL vs SYD 15:00AAMI
Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
CAN vs BRI 19:00GIO Stadium
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Round 14
Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
SOU vs WES 19:45ANZ
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
PEN vs STG 17:30Sportingbet Stadium
SYD vs NEW 19:30AS
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
BUL vs PAR 15:00ANZ
Mon, 16 JunTimes shown AEST
GCT vs MEL 19:00Cbus Super Stadium
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Round 15
Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
CAN vs BUL 19:45GIO Stadium
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
NZW vs BRI 17:30Mt Smart Stadium
CRO vs MAN 19:30Remondis Stadium
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL vs PAR 14:00AAMI
GCT vs STG 15:00Cbus Super Stadium
Mon, 23 JunTimes shown AEST
NEW vs NQL 19:00HS
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Round 16
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
MAN vs SYD 19:40BO
BRI vs CRO 19:40SUN
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
WES vs CAN 17:30CSS
NQL vs SOU 19:301300
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
NZW vs PEN 14:00Mt Smart Stadium
PAR vs NEW 15:00Pirtek Stadium
Mon, 30 JunTimes shown AEST
STG vs MEL 19:00WIN
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Round 17
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
BUL vs MAN 19:45ANZ
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
STG vs NQL 17:30WIN
SYD vs CRO 19:30AS
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
WES vs PEN 15:00VAS
Mon, 07 JulTimes shown AEST
SOU vs GCT 19:00ANZ
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Round 18
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
MAN vs WES 19:45BO
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
NZW vs PAR 17:30Mt Smart Stadium
MEL vs BUL 19:30AAMI
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
GCT vs CAN 14:00Cbus Super Stadium
CRO vs NEW 15:00Remondis Stadium
Mon, 14 JulTimes shown AEST
PEN vs BRI 19:00Sportingbet Stadium
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Round 19
Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
CRO vs NQL 19:40Remondis Stadium
PAR vs SOU 19:40Pirtek Stadium
Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
SYD vs PEN 15:00AS
MEL vs CAN 17:30AAMI
BRI vs NZW 19:30SUN
Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
NEW vs GCT 14:00HS
WES vs BUL 15:00ANZ
Mon, 21 JulTimes shown AEST
STG vs MAN 19:00WIN
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Round 20
Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
NEW vs SYD 19:40HS
BRI vs MEL 19:40SUN
Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
PEN vs CRO 15:00Sportingbet Stadium
GCT vs PAR 17:30Cbus Super Stadium
BUL vs NQL 19:30ANZ
Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
NZW vs MAN 14:00Mt Smart Stadium
WES vs STG 15:00ANZ
Mon, 28 JulTimes shown AEST
CAN vs SOU 19:00GIO Stadium
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Round 21
Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
CAN vs NZW 00:00GIO Stadium
CRO vs PAR 00:00Remondis Stadium
SYD vs STG 00:00AS
NQL vs GCT 00:001300
MAN vs BRI 00:00BO
BUL vs PEN 00:00ANZ
SOU vs NEW 00:00Barlow Park
WES vs MEL 00:00CSS
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Round 22
Thu, 07 AugTimes shown AEST
NZW vs CRO 22:00Mt Smart Stadium
Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
NQL vs WES 00:001300
SOU vs MAN 00:00SCG
BRI vs BUL 00:00SUN
NEW vs MEL 00:00HS
STG vs PEN 00:00WIN
SYD vs GCT 00:00AS
PAR vs CAN 00:30TIO
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Round 23
Thu, 14 AugTimes shown AEST
SOU vs BRI 00:00ANZ
PAR vs BUL 00:00ANZ
NEW vs NZW 00:00HS
PEN vs NQL 00:00Sportingbet Stadium
GCT vs MAN 00:00Cbus Super Stadium
CAN vs STG 00:00GIO Stadium
MEL vs CRO 00:00AAMI
WES vs SYD 00:00ANZ
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Round 24
Wed, 20 AugTimes shown AEST
NZW vs SYD 22:00Mt Smart Stadium
Thu, 21 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI vs NEW 00:00SUN
SOU vs NQL 00:00ANZ
STG vs GCT 00:00WIN
BUL vs WES 00:00ANZ
CRO vs CAN 00:00Remondis Stadium
PEN vs MEL 00:00Sportingbet Stadium
PAR vs MAN 00:00Pirtek Stadium
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Round 25
Wed, 27 AugTimes shown AEST
NZW vs GCT 22:00Mt Smart Stadium
Thu, 28 AugTimes shown AEST
MAN vs PEN 00:00BO
BUL vs SOU 00:00ANZ
BRI vs STG 00:00SUN
CAN vs WES 00:00GIO Stadium
SYD vs MEL 00:00AS
NEW vs PAR 00:00HS
NQL vs CRO 00:001300
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Round 26
Thu, 04 SepTimes shown AEST
MEL vs BRI 00:00AAMI
SYD vs SOU 00:00AS
NEW vs STG 00:00HS
CAN vs PAR 00:00GIO Stadium
NQL vs MAN 00:001300
PEN vs NZW 00:00Sportingbet Stadium
GCT vs BUL 00:00Cbus Super Stadium
WES vs CRO 00:00VAS
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NRL Premiership - 2014 Ladder
Overall standings
Team P W L D +/- Pts
Canterbury-Bankstown 7 5 2 0 61 10
Wests Tigers 7 5 2 0 26 10
Manly 7 5 2 0 22 10
Gold Coast 7 5 2 0 -7 10
Brisbane 7 4 3 0 37 8
St George Illawarra 7 4 3 0 11 8
Penrith 7 4 3 0 -1 8
Parramatta 7 4 3 0 -14 8
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