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Lee Gaskin

Lee Gaskin is a sports reporter at The Canberra Times.

Soccer

Central Coast Mariners complete Canberra double with 3-1 win against Gungahlin United

Lee Gaskin Irish recruit Roy O'Donovan bagged a brace in the first six minutes as the Central Coast Mariners beat Gungahlin United 3-1 on Thursday night.

Cricket

Mike Hussey to captain Prime Minister's XI against New Zealand in Canberra

Called up: Former Australian star Mike Hussey will captain the PM's XI against New Zealand on October 23.

Lee Gaskin Former Australian star Mike Hussey will get a second chance to captain the PM's XI and will lead the invitational side against New Zealand at Manuka Oval on October 23.

Canberra sport

Locker Room: Canberra cricketers in pathways squad as Raiders aim to avoid 'nudie' run

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Lee Gaskin Canberra sport covered - from grassroots to gossip.

Soccer

Sydney FC fire in second half for 3-0 win against Belconnen United in Canberra

Belconnen's Danai Gapare clashes with Sydney FC's Matthew Jurman in Wednesday night's pre-season friendly at McKellar Park.

Lee Gaskin Three goals in the final 20 minutes has ensured Sydney FC leaves Canberra with a confidence-boosting win ahead of their FFA Cup round of 16 clash.

Soccer

Celtic's Tom Rogic returns to the Socceroos for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Canberra's Tom Rogic has been named to make his return to the Socceroos.

Lee Gaskin Ange Postecoglou says 'there won't be massive expectations' for Tom Rogic when he returns to the national team.

A-League clubs tapping into Canberra's football potential with feast of pre-season games

Belconnen's Danai Gapare clashes with Sydney FC's Matthew Jurman in Wednesday night's pre-season friendly at McKellar Park.

Lee Gaskin A-League clubs are discovering Canberra is an untapped football market, bringing an abundance of pre-season games to the national capital.

Soccer

Sydney FC striker Shane Smeltz says Sky Blues have superior squad for A-League assault

Improved roster: Sydney FC striker Shane Smeltz says the Sky Blues have assembled a superior squad to last season.

Lee Gaskin Sydney FC striker Shane Smeltz says the Sky Blues have assembled a superior squad to last season.

Soccer

A-League side Central Coast Mariners hang on for 3-2 victory against Canberra Olympic

Canberra Olympic's Jordan Tsekenis and Adam Berry from the Central Coast Mariners fight for possession in last night's pre-season friendly at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.

Lee Gaskin The Central Coast Mariners survived a second-half resurgence from Canberra Olympic to get their Canberra excursion off to a winning start.

Hockeyroos, Kookaburras return to Canberra for trans-Tasman series v New Zealand

Hockeyroos star Anna Flanagan is excited about having the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras return to  Canberra in 2017 and 2019.

Lee Gaskin Australia's national hockey sides will play Tests in Canberra for the first time since 2012 when they play New Zealand in 2017.

ACT Griffins gives Canberra club players chance to impress for future honours

Canberra Royals fullback Ben Johnson and Wests prop Harry Lloyd are excited about the return of the ACT Griffins representative team.

Lee Gaskin ACT Griffins coach Wayne Southwell says the return of the ACT representative side will give club players the opportunity to show why they should have been selected in the Canberra Vikings' National...

Soccer: ACT Government wants long-term deal for Socceroos games to promote sport in Canberra

Socceroos midfielder Tommy Oar could be coming to Canberra with the ACT Government in discussions with the FFA.

Lee Gaskin ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr says it's important Canberra negotiates a long-term deal with Football Federation Australia for Socceroos matches to ensure the sport doesn't "disappear off the radar".

Central Coast Mariners bring pre-season trip to Canberra for busy week of friendlies

Central Coast Mariners boss Shaun Mielekamp wants to tap into the Canberra market.

Lee Gaskin Central Coast boss Shaun Mielekamp says the A-League club is committed to establishing a presence in Canberra.

Soccer

Canberra FC goalkeeper Sam Brown embracing new club after mid-season switch from Woden

Lee Gaskin He started off the year as the second-string goalkeeper at Woden-Weston FC, but Canberra FC custodian Sam Brown is in the thick of the ACT National Premier League title race.

Swimming

Canberra's Ben Treffers wins bronze in 50m backstroke at world swimming championships

Canberra's Ben Treffers won the bronze medal in the men's 50m backstroke at the world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia.

Lee Gaskin Canberra's Ben Treffers won bronze in his pet event, but it's a longer race he is setting his sights on.

Michael Clarke's retirement opens door to captain PM's XI in Canberra against New Zealand

Michael Clarke would be a perfect fit to captain the PM's XI team in Canberra in October.

Lee Gaskin Cricket ACT to push for Australian skipper to have a Canberra swansong in the PM's XI game.

Ice Hockey: Canberra Brave beat Perth Thunder 6-3 to close in on final playoff berth

Canberra Brave forward Kelly Geoffrey scored a hat-trick in Sunday night's 6-3 win against the Perth Thunder.

Lee Gaskin The Canberra Brave moved another step closer to clinching a second successive AIHL playoff berth on Sunday night.

Canberra FC counter attack delivers 3-0 win against FFA Centre of Excellence

Double strike: Canberra FC striker Thomas James celebrates his second goal with team-mate Josip Jadric in Sunday's 3-0 win against the FFA Centre of Excellence.

Lee Gaskin Canberra FC applied their counter-attacking game to perfection to stay in the hunt for the ACT National Premier League title.

Rugby union

Wallabies back Christian Lealiifano stars, but Tuggeranong Vikings lose grand final

Big role: Wallabies back Christian Lealiifano had a personal haul of 12 points in Tuggeranong Vikings' 21-17 loss to the Canberra Royals on Saturday.

Lee Gaskin Wallabies representative Christian Lealiifano finished with a personal haul of 12 points, but ended up on the losing side of the ledger with the Tuggeranong Vikings.

Rugby union

Canberra Royals score premiership-winning try after siren to end 24-year drought

Sport
 Rugby union grand final at Viking Park John I Dent Cup grand final - Tuggeranong Vikings v Canberra Royals.

Royals Player Tim celebrates a try by Jason Swain 

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Date: 08 August 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Lee Gaskin Canberra Royals fullback Ben Johnston scored the premiership-winning try after the full-time siren to end his club's 24-year title drought in dramatic fashion.

Rugby Union

Wallabies centre Christian Lealiifano boosts Tuggeranong Vikings for grand final

Wallabies flyhalf/inside centre Christian Lealiifano will play for the Tuggeranong Vikings in Saturday's John I Dent Cup grand final.

Lee Gaskin Wallabies representative Christian Lealiifano's surprise addition to the Tuggeranong Vikings for Saturday's John I Dent Cup grand final has drawn a mixed reaction from the Canberra rugby community.