Phil Lutton

Sports reporter

Big Blue: NSW captain Steve Smith salutes the crowd after reaching his ton.

Shield ton the perfect Test tune-up for Smith

The Blues are on top on day one thanks to Smith and fellow centurian Kurtis Patterson, while Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns withstood a late-night assault to ensure they can press their claims for a recall.

Old friends: Danny Green and Anthony Mundine after their bout in 2006.

Don't buy into the Green-Mundine rematch hype

There are some excellent things happening in Australian boxing circles at the moment. Danny Green fighting Anthony Mundine a decade after their first bout is not one of them.