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Slater declared fit to play as Queensland name Ponga in Origin II squad

Slater declared fit to play as Queensland name Ponga in Origin II squad

Queensland coach Kevin Walters said he was satisfied with Slater's fitness after conversations with the Melbourne Storm.

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Magical Oates try sees Brisbane hold off the Sharks

Magical Oates try sees Brisbane hold off the Sharks

It was end-to-end play for much of the night before the big winger had the final say with one of the tries of the season.

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It's all about what you can and can't do when it comes to the Cup

It's all about what you can and can't do when it comes to the Cup

Entering stadiums is something most people take for granted in Australia. Entering a stadium with a live animal is something else entirely.

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Jeff Horn has more to give but being tough only gets you so far

Jeff Horn has more to give but being tough only gets you so far

The Australian's camp must let the air out of the mythology they've created for their fighter to establish himself in a great division.

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Russians have plenty of reasons to smile, but they needed training for it
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Russians have plenty of reasons to smile, but they needed training for it

Robbie Williams says 'Take That', Russians learn to smile and fans warned about dodgy live streams.

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Years of work to make sure ball has little bearing on World Cup
Putin The Boot In

Years of work to make sure ball has little bearing on World Cup

The great ball debate, early social media madness and the player older than three coaches.

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Horn insists he'll bounce back, but Mundine bout not on radar

Horn insists he'll bounce back, but Mundine bout not on radar

The Australian will return without his welterweight belt but believes he will become a better fighter after lasting nine rounds against Terence Crawford.

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Bravery only goes so far as Jeff Horn plots next move in the ring

Bravery only goes so far as Jeff Horn plots next move in the ring

A comprehensive defeat to Terence Crawford means he must get his next fight right as he tries to stay at the elite levels of a brutal sport.

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Horn insists he has more to give after being schooled by Crawford

Horn insists he has more to give after being schooled by Crawford

The WBO belt now belongs to the sensational Terence Crawford but Jeff Horn says he's far from done as an elite fighter despite the TKO in Las Vegas.

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Just your Average Jeff: Why Horn remains the little engine that could

Just your Average Jeff: Why Horn remains the little engine that could

He's been given no chance of beating Crawford but his trainer says Horn remains an inspiration to every kid who never thought they were special.

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Horn must go through the gears to get near Crawford: Fenech

Horn must go through the gears to get near Crawford: Fenech

Jeff Fenech says Horn must execute his plans perfectly on Saturday night or his WBO belt with be heading to Nebraska with Terence Crawford.

  • by Phil Lutton