Brumbies easily outclass Queensland Reds 

Phil Lutton 1:58 AM   Richard Graham kept Japanese import Ayumu Goromaru on ice for most of the night as the Brumbies completed a strong trial victory on their visit to Brisbane.

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Anae has Wallabies in his sights

The Brumbies will host a meet the players day at the University of Canberra on Saturday.

Chris Dutton 8:54 PM   Albert Anae isn't horsing around when he says he wants to use his first ACT Brumbies season to help launch him back into Australian gold.

LJ wants post-career quality of life 

Lauren Jackson accepts a farewell gift on Friday night.

Chris Dutton 9:44 PM   Basketball champion Lauren Jackson has spoken of her desire to be able to play one-on-one with her future children.

Caps snap 21-game losing streak 

The Canberra Capitals win their first game of the season.

Jon Tuxworth 9:44 PM   Ding dong, the gorilla-sized monkey the Capitals have carried for 21 games is dead.

Raiders set to sign Tapine to mammoth deal

Top deal: Joseph Tapine looks set to join Canberra this season.

Jon Tuxworth 7:00 PM   Joseph Tapine's manager believes his client will be given a release by Newcastle to join Canberra this season.

All-Stars most important game of season

Healing hands: Indigenous All Stars player Joel Thompson on Stradbroke Island.

Brad Walter 7:48 PM   It is hoped that the dance that Greg Inglis will lead before the All Stars match is adapted by the Kangaroos before the 2017 World Cup and becomes a symbol of unity.

No-ball howler final insult for Black Caps

Reprieve: Kiwi paceman Doug Bracewell was ruled to have overstepped his mark.

Andrew Wu 3:13 AM   The no-ball blunder that spared Adam Voges and cost New Zealand a valuable wicket has highlighted the problem cricket faces with the front-foot rule.

Australia dominate New Zealand in first Test

Steve Smith blazes away on the on side.

Andrew Wu   New Zealand's plans to exploit Australia's frailties on a made-to-order green top spectacularly backfired in a frenetic start to the trans-Tasman series dominated by Steve Smith's men.

Behrendorff will be top of the tree: Lawson

Jason Behrendorff

David Polkinghorne 6:44 PM   Former Aussie Test quick expects Canberra product to put stress fractures behind him.

Wanderers prepared to ban RBB

Not happy: Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas addresses the media in response to the FFA's sanction and $50,000 ...

Sebastian Hassett   John Tsatsimas says the club is so fed up with his club's fans' behaviour that they are prepared to ban the Red and Black Bloc (RBB) if they continue making trouble in the stands.

Roar salvage 2-2 draw against Jets

Productive night: Mitch Cooper celebrates scoring a goal for the Jets during their 2-2 draw with Brisbane Roar.

Vince Rugari 10:34 PM   Brisbane Roar have dodged A-League disaster, salvaging a 2-2 draw against plucky Newcastle in Friday night's clash at Suncorp Stadium.

Cricket

This cricket story will make you feel old

Talented: Thomas Sowden can bat anywhere in the top six, plays off either foot and always plays with great intent, ...

David Sygall 4:49 PM   Tom Sowden seems to have a big future in cricket. But, days out from his 16th birthday, he's already made a little bit of history.

Voges averaging more than 100 in Test cricket

Adam Voges

4:05 PM   Australia batsman Adam Voges has lifted his Test average past 100 to go past the great Don Bradman's iconic mark.

Soccer

Alignment of the game from top to bottom is the ultimate test for new FFA board

Craig Foster dinkus Dinkus

Craig Foster 3:15 PM   The new FFA board is about to begin work. A thousand mouths are waiting to be fed: the A-League, youth development, schools programs, grass roots, national teams. But one issue stands above all and upon which all others are ultimately dependent: the final and full alignment of the game from top to bottom, with complete integration of state and territory member federations.

Hell of a game, but does anybody remember what happened?

Sebastian Hassett dinkus Dinkus

Sebastian Hassett 2:59 PM   There were so many on-field points of interest that popped up from last weekend's match - it's just a shame we never got to talk about any of them.

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League HQ

Home truths help Broncos overcome NRL grand final pain

Justin Hodges consoles Ben Hunt after the 2015 NRL grand final.

5:56 PM   A harrowing one-time-only video review of last year's heartbreaking NRL grand final loss has helped Brisbane's shattered players move on and ready themselves to go one better in 2016.

Jack Bird tipped to make a Josh Dugan-style impact at fullback

Thumbs up: Sharks young gun Jack Bird.

Adrian Proszenko 3:09 PM   Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan predicts Jack Bird can a similar impact to Josh Dugan in the No.1 jersey ahead of the Dally M rookie of the year's first game at fullback.

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Rugby Heaven

Taylor starts for Scotland against Wales

Going nowhere: Stuart Hogg of Scotland is tackled by Courtney Lawes (L) and Mike Brown (R) of England last weekend.

Duncan Taylor will start at centre for Scotland against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, the only change to coach Vern Cotter's starting line-up that lost their opener to England.

Zebo out McFadden in for wounded Irish

Out with a knee problem: Simon Zebo.

Fergus McFadden has been drafted into Ireland's Six Nations squad to face France, with Simon Zebo unable to overcome his knee injury.

ACT BRUMBIES NEWS

AFL

Blues hope Kreuzer keeps form

Set to stay at Carlton: Matthew Kreuzer.

Jon Pierik   In the year of their "reset", Carlton has been buoyed by the fine off-season form of Matthew Kreuzer, a key piece in the Blues' bid to prove to the football world they won't be as bad as many have tipped.

ASADA chief 'admires' Bombers' supporters

ASADA boss Ben McDevitt.

Jon Pierik   While he admired┬áthe passion of Essendon supporters on hand, Australian anti-doping chief Ben McDevitt said he had been keen to stress the importance of the World Anti-Doping Agency code before a Senate estimates committee this week.

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ACT Sport

Jackson deserves to leave on her terms

Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton 9:45 PM   Saturday Serve: Lauren Jackson deserves a chance to go out on her terms.

Tett notches a century, but it means nothing without a win

Eastlake Adam Tett.

Zac Lowe 6:24 PM   Adam Tett will take the field against Weston Creek this weekend for his 100th match, but he is adamant that his only focus is winning the match.

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Horse Racing

Mahuta makes it six on the spin and heads for the Guineas

Horse Racing

Michael Lynch 5:54 PM   Darren Weir's tough as teak galloper Mahuta booked himself a place in the Australian Guineas field when he made it six wins on the spin in the Group 2 Hyland colours Autumn Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.

Racing: Heatherly wins Rubiton Stakes

Katelyn Mallyon riding Heatherly after winning Race 5, the Rubiton Stakes at Caulfield.

Andrew Garvey 5:19 PM   She still has some way to go but it would take a brave pundit to predict that Heatherly cannot follow in the hoof prints of the previous two Rubiton Stakes winners and quickly annex a group one. Those two horses were Chautauqua and Lankan Rupee and the way Heatherly demolished a smart field in Saturday's G2 Rubiton Stakes (1100m) that group one win could even come in Saturday week's Oakleigh Plate.

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Capitals win first game of season

It's been the season from hell but it won't end winless for the Caps.

Voges spared after wrong call

An incorrect no-ball ruling spares Adam Voges in New Zealand.

Wanderers coach on fan behaviour

Tony Popovic speaks about recent fan behaviour.

Essendon to sign two 'top-up' players

John Worsfold pleased with  attitude of the "top-up" players.

Wanderers fined, warned on points

Wanderers fans need to behave or their club will lose points.

Clarke gets back to cricket - in Sydney

Clarke to play for Wests against Randwick Petersham next week.

Eels stun Warriors    to win Nines title

Tournament underdogs Parramatta have started the year in style.

Glory stay within striking distance

Perth made sure Wellington stayed winless for nine games.

Raiders in action at the Auckland Nines

The young Raiders impressed to make the quarter-finals.

ACT Championships and ICP Grand Prix

Ahletes compete in the ACT titles and ICP Grand Prix.