Canberra's triple sporting treat as codes combine

Chris Dutton 8:57 PM   Canberra's codes are set to unite for a "triple whammy" of events next year.


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Brumbies break with two decades of tradition

A closer look at the ACT Brumbies' 2016 Super Rugby jersey, which was launched on Tuesday.

Chris Dutton 11:44 AM   The ACT Brumbies are taking bold step into the future, scrapping the strip they've worn for majority of their Super Rugby history.

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Speed kills Bird's hopes of call-up as Coulter-Nile chosen instead

In the squad: Fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has been selected for the Australian Test team.

Jesse Hogan 2:30 PM   Australian selectors' desire for bowlers fast enough to rattle opposition players has been reflected in their decision to select uncapped Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Cairns breaks down after not guilty verdict

Former New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns arrives for his perjury trial at Southwark Crown Court in London, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Cairns is accused of lying during a libel action against Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi, and is facing charges of perjury and perverting the course of justice. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

6:33 AM   Chris Cairns has been moved to tears, speaking of his relief at being found not guilty after an eight-week London trial over match-fixing allegations.

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Selectors expect Starc to miss Test series in NZ

 Mitchell Starc of Australia.

Jesse Hogan 11:59 AM   Australia selectors are bracing for Mitch Starc to be sidelined for at least three months with the foot injury he suffered last weekend.

Life's no beach for Raiders at Batemans Bay

The Canberra Raiders went on a pre-season camp trip to Bateman's Bay. Edrick Lee Josh Papalii Jarrad Kennedy

Chris Dutton 9:10 PM   There was plenty of sand and surf, but the Canberra Raiders' beach retreat was anything but a summer holiday as the players were put through a gruelling NRL pre-season camp at Batemans Bay.

Scott takes aim at NRL over player burnout

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 01: Matt Scott of the Cowboys speaks to the media during the official 2015 NRL Grand Final press conference at The Star Room on October 1, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

James MacSmith   North Queensland star Matt Scott has slammed the NRL's approach to player welfare, claiming it is not taking the issue of player burnout seriously.

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Haddin backs pink-ball Test and Nevill 

"Everything I have done over the last couple of months is making sure I am up for this series and if I wasn't getting better I would have retired": Brad Haddin.

Chris Dutton 8:00 PM   Former Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin has declared day-night Test matches "a massive success", adding his replacement Peter Nevill now "feels at home" as the team's wicket-keeper.

Insider says DRS call was a debacle

Harsh call: Kane Williamson makes the catch, while Ross Taylor appeals, believing they had claimed the wicket of Nathan Lyon.

Andrew Wu 9:05 PM   The handling of the controversial decision review system call which spared Nathan Lyon has been labelled a "cluster f---".

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Himmelberg taps into Stevie J's  knowledge

GWS Giants recruits Jacob Hopper, Harrison Himmelberg, Matthew Flynn, Matthew Kennedy arrive for pre-season AFL training.

Chris Dutton 7:00 PM   GWS Giants recruit Harrison Himmelberg will work with three-time premiership player Steve Johnson to fast-track his AFL development.

Lomu only played at 80 per cent: coach

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30:  Widow of Jonah Lomu, Nadene Lomu releases a dove at the Public Memorial for Jonah Lomu at Eden Park on November 30, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Former All Blacks coach John Hart says Jonah Lomu's long-standing illness meant he played all of his career at only 80 percent capacity.

League HQ

Farah set to stay at Tigers: reports

Set to be a one-club man: Robbie Farah at Wests Tigers training with coach Jason Taylor.

6:52 AM   The Robbie Farah saga is set to be over in the next 48 hours, with the Tigers reportedly set to announce the star hooker will remain at the club until the end of 2017.

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NRL teams to be penalised for time wasting at drop-outs and scrums

Spotlight on scrums: David Shillington, Shaun Fenson, Paul Vaughan, Jarrad Kennedy and Glen Buttriss of the Raiders line up against the Penrith Panthers in Canberra in May.

Brad Walter 6:52 PM   Teams will have 30 seconds for a drop out and 35 seconds to pack a scrum

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Rugby Heaven

Brumbies break tradition to launch new blue jersey

 Brumbies Captain Stephen Moore.
The Canberra Times  
Date:  02 February 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Chris Dutton 8:21 PM   The ACT Brumbies are set to break from tradition with the club to unveil a revamped playing strip to "represent a new era" as they chase Super Rugby glory.

Reece Robinson to lean on fellow Waratahs code-hopper Israel Folau in Super Rugby

Code switch: former Parramatta flyer Reece Robinson will be at the Waratahs next year.

James MacSmith 6:21 PM   Reece Robinson plans to pick the mind of his new NSW Waratahs teammate Israel Folau as he bids to make a successful conversion from the NRL to Super Rugby.



High praise from rivals aids Scott Boland's rise to cusp of Test squad

Scott Boland appeals successfully for the wicket of Josh Lalor of New South Wales.

Jesse Hogan 3:18 PM   A glowing reference from a rival state's coach in the Sheffield Shield helped fuel Scott Boland's rise to the cusp of Australia's Test squad.

Australia 'need' three Vics for Boxing Day Test

In the mix: Scott Boland.

Ronny Lerner 2:58 PM   Bushrangers coach David Saker has cheekily suggested that Australian selectors might have to consider playing three Victorian fast bowlers in this year's Boxing Day Test against the West Indies in order to attract a decent crowd at the cavernous MCG.


Blues could change captains

Carlton skipper Marc Murphy.

Rohan Connolly 4:40 PM   Brendon Bolton says he's pressed the reset button at Carlton, with the new AFL coach to decide if Marc Murphy will continue as captain as part of his far-reaching overhaul.

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Fremantle fan who punched woman jailed

A fan captured the assault on their phone during the game.

5:29 PM   AFL A Dockers fan who admitted hitting a woman in the jaw after being asked to tone down his language at an AFL match has been jailed for eight months.



Gallops sticks to guns over FFA bans

Not backing down: A-League boss David Gallop defended the banning process.

Emma Kemp 3:34 PM   FFA chief executive David Gallop says the fundamentals of a proposed stadium ban appeals process will be "fine-tuned" but not changed.

Bored president calls for early shootout

Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

Kristen Tsiamis 12:23 PM   The Mauritanian Super Cup final ended in unusual fashion at the weekend, after the country's president got bored of the action, and ordered a penalty shoot-out in the 63rd minute.


ACT Sport

The Canberra teenager who made Brad Haddin jealous

Brad Haddin

Chris Dutton 5:10 PM   Brad Haddin won a World Cup, scored 23 first class centuries and played 66 Tests. But he couldn't do what Owen has done.


Horse Racing

Lawyer's cross-examination request denied

Mark Kavanagh.

Patrick Bartley 11:56 AM   Damian Sheales, senior counsel for trainers Mark Kavanagh and Danny O'Brien, has failed in his application to cross examine members of the Racing Victoria stewards panel.

New guilty pleas from vet at centre of cobalt charges

Trainer Danny O'Brien leaving an earlier hearing.

Patrick Bartley 9:44 PM   The case against trainers Mark Kavanagh and Danny O'Brien took another twist on Monday when one of the main players in the scandal changed his plea.


Thousands pay tribute to Jonah Lomu

Family, friends and fans crowd Auckland's Eden Park stadium.

Smith: day-night Test 'a great spectacle'

Steve Smith says the first-ever day-night Test was a success.

 Bryant announces retirement from NBA

Kobe Bryant announces he will retire at end of NBA season.

Costa benched in Spurs stalemate

Tottenham and Chelsea play out a 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane.

Rosberg secures victory in Abu Dhabi

Nico Rosberg completes a hat-trick of formula one victories.

Thrilling finish as aussies win series

Shaun Marsh sets up a historic day-night victory for Australia.

ABL: Cavalry puts    the bite on Adelaide

The Cavs' offence again came up trumps as Canberra went to 16-8.

Gallop Cup semis: Wests-UC v Weston Ck

Wests-UC and Weston Creek clash at Jamison Oval.

W-League: Canberra United v  Wanderers

Canberra United put four past Western Sydney in a 4-1 win.