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Rugby union

Taliauli ready to give back to Brumbies

Kyle Mackey-Laws 7:42 PM   ACT Brumbies winger Lausii Taliauli admits he thought his time at the club was coming to an end, and vowed to make the most of his new one-year contract.

Orienteering

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford claims double at national orienteering league

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford won two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat on the weekend.

Canberra Cockatoos competitor Ian Lawford warmed up for the Australian championships, winning two races at the national orienteering league at Ballarat last weekend.

Floros remains at Heat to learn from Vettori

Jason Floros, right, says he is hoping to play the second spinner role and get more opportunity with the bat.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra all-rounder Jason Floros says having the opportunity to learn from champion New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori was a major factor in re-signing with the Brisbane Heat.

Two Canberra players recognised for outstanding NEAFL seasons

Eastlake ruckman Ben Dowdell was named in the NEAFL team of the year.

Lee Gaskin   Eastlake's Ben Dowdell and Ainslie's Nick Salter have been named in the NEAFL team of the year.

Racing

The day Bart held court with the Queen in Canberra

Bart Cummings and Queen Elizabeth II in the stands before the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Canberra. The race was won by Cummings' horse, Beau Zam, on May 8, 1988.

Lee Gaskin   It was the day Bart Cummings held court with the Queen in Canberra.

Rugby Union

St Eddies complete perfect first XV season

Caleb Malisauskas of St Edmund's College goes over for a try.

Lee Gaskin   St Edmund's College confirmed its status as the most dominant rugby union school in the ACT with its first XV completing a second straight unbeaten season.

Raiders keen to return to 'spiritual home' of Northbourne Oval

(left to right) Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner, Canberra PCYC acting CEO Stephen Imrie and the Raiders' general manager of community rugby league Mark Vergano at Northbourne Oval, where the Raiders want to relocate.

Kyle Mackey-Laws   The Canberra Raiders hope to be operating out of a new development at their 'spiritual home' of Northbourne Oval by the end of 2017.

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Soccer

Williams double helps Blue Devils into grand final

Belconnen United's Jessie Williams scored a double in her team's 3-2 qualifying final victory against Gungahlin United on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   Belconnen United striker Jessie Williams scored a double to help the Blue Devils progress to the women's ACT Premier League grand final.

Behrendorff roaring back after injury spell

Perth Scorchers fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is recovering from a stress fracture in his back.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has his sights set on breaking into the Australian team with an arsenal of extra pace and a refined technique.

Locker Room

Dara and Goliath: Can Daramalan take down St Eddies?

Daramalan's Jackson Duffey and St Edmunds' Levi Goodwin-Shaw are playing each other on Sunday.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra sport covered - from grassroots to gossip.

Soccer

Canberra FC aim for grand final retribution

Tigers FC's Goran Josifovski controls the ball from Canberra FC's Izach Clements.

Lee Gaskin   Canberra FC overcame the loss of several stars to move within 90 minutes of completing the championship double.

NEAFL

Ainslie left hot and bothered by ruthless Suns

Curtis Marsden is tackled by Nick Heyne.

Brandon Palmer   Ainslie's sorry end to their NEAFL season continued on Saturday with a 142-58 defeat at the hands of the Gold Coast Suns at Alan Ray Oval on Saturday.

Ice Hockey

Brave coach blasts 'unacceptable' finals collapse

Canberra Brave coach Josh Unice blasted his players for giving up a 3-0 lead in Saturday's finals loss to the Newcastle North Stars.

Lee Gaskin   The Canberra Brave have made a heart-breaking exit from the Australian Ice Hockey League finals.

Rugby Union

Vikings prove a bonus point in Eagles thrashing

Vikings Isaac Thompson is tackled by Eagles Ed Stubbs and Charlie Clifton.

Kyle Mackey-Laws   The Canberra Vikings showed they would be a force to be reckoned with in this year's NRC.

Uluakiola proves his doctors wrong

Sport: West Belconnen forward Mike Uluakiola will play  in the rugby league preliminary final against Queanbeyan Blues. 26th August 2015. Photo by Melissa Adams of The Canberra Times.

Jon Tuxworth   Lying in an Auckland hospital with a broken neck, a 13-year-old Mike Uluakiola was told he'd never play football again. 

Staniforth named John I Dent's best player

Tom Staniforth won the MacDougall Medal for his performance in the John I Dent Cup in 2015.

Tom Staniforth won the MacDougall Medal on Friday night as the most outstanding player in the John I Dent Cup.

Canberra runner Waco Kid to make Sydney debut at Rosehill

Canberra trainer Nick Olive.

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra trainer Nick Olive is optimistic Waco Kid will handle the step up in class at Rosehill on Saturday.

Vikings give Third his chance

Mitch Third.

Fleta Page   Queensland teenager Mitch Third has moved to Canberra to chase his Super Rugby dreams.

Zwed earning cred on the soccer field

Muad Zwed moved from Libya in 2008 - narrowly escaping the Gaddafi regime.

Brandon Palmer   It's been a long way from war-torn Libya to the soccer fields of Canberra for Canberra FC forward Muad Zwed.