Oil rigs took him around the world, but it was better prizemoney that brought New Zealand trainer Paul Facoory to Canberra.
David Polkinghorne is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.
Canberra quick Nick Winter signed his first full state contract for South Australia on Tuesday.
Having conquered the Tour de France's green jersey, Canberra cyclist Michael Matthews is now looking to conquer the world.
It's the next step for what the former Hockeyroo hopes is a path to the Commonwealth Games.
Join David Polkinghorne and Caden Helmers for all the latest in Canberra sport.
He's the Les McIntyre Medallist and hat-trick hero, but will Kangaroo Brent Crisp be back for the grand final?
When Ian Thomson drove out of Canberra, he never wanted to see it again.
New flavour was chosen official tasting session involving players, officials and members.
Imagine how many tries Brent Crisp could've scored this season if he hadn't gone to Darwin for work?
If one of Troy Thompson's knees is devoted to praying to the rugby league gods, then his other could be ruing missed opportunities.