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Australians sledging less says South Africa’s Faf du Plessis

In-your-face style their strength, says SA captainTwo sides to meet in one-off T20 on SaturdaySouth African captain Faf du Plessis says Australia’s in-your-face style is their strength and should not be sacrificed despite the fallout over the ball tamp…

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Steve Smith and David Warner welcomed back by IPL teams

Disgraced duo retained by respective franchises2019 tournament starts on day their bans endSteve Smith and David Warner will be able to use next year’s Indian Premier League to prepare for the one-day World Cup after being welcomed back by their respec…

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Jarryd Hayne reportedly under investigation over allegations of sexual assault

Woman told police she suffered injuries during a sexual encounter with the out-of-contract NRL star on grand final nightJarryd Hayne’s immediate NRL future appears even more uncertain with the out-of-contract star reportedly being investigated over all…

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Michael Cheika puts faith in Wallabies rookie Jordan Petaia for Italy Test

Winger one of six changes to Australian sideJake Gordon will also make his debut in Padua Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has backed 18-year-old rookie Jordan Petaia to successfully make the transition to Test rugby. The Queensland Reds flyer has been n…

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Ryan Crotty the only change to All Blacks side for Ireland clash

No 12 replaces injured Sonny Bill WilliamsTop two teams in world meet at weekend in DublinRyan Crotty replaces an injured Sonny Bill Williams in the only change to the All Blacks team to meet Ireland in their clash of the world’s top-ranked teams in Du…

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Uber driving golfer upstages bigger names at Australian Open

Adam Stephens led at one point at The LakesTournament favourite Cameron Smith strugglesHe is an Uber driver ranked No 1,939 in the world but now Adam Stephens is threatening to turn the Australian Open on its head. As many in the field – including defe…

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Australia disappointed as New Zealand win Women’s Rugby World Cup hosting rights

2021 bid had secured $10m in government fundingAttention turns towards hosting men’s World CupRugby Australia’s annus horribilis has continued after New Zealand were awarded the 2021 Women’s World Cup in Dublin. New Zealand edged out Australia 25-17 de…

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John Hastings retires from cricket over fears he may bleed to death

Inconclusive tests lead fast bowler to make decisionFormer international coughs up blood when bowlingAustralian bowler John Hastings has retired from cricket after doctors warned him he could bleed to death while out in the middle.The popular 33-year-o…

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Alyssa Healy makes Women’s World T20 history as Australia crush Ireland

Ireland 93-6; Australia 94-1 | Australia win by nine wicketsHealy stars again with unbeaten 56 off 31 ballsAlyssa Healy hit the fastest half-century in women’s World Twenty20 tournament history, as she helped Australia make light work of Ireland in Guy…

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Matildas’ World Cup seeding at risk after rare home loss to Chile

Australia 2-3 Chile (Van Egmond 9’, 90 + 3’; Lara 20’, Guerrero 48’, Huenteo 90’)Defensive errors could prove very costly to rankingsThe Australian women’s national team have suffered a rare home defeat to Chile, who have secured a 3-2 smash-and-grab w…

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Australia snap losing streak and level ODI series with South Africa

Australia 231 all out (48.3 overs); South Africa 224-9 Hosts win by sevens runs to set up series decider in HobartAustralian allrounder Marcus Stoinis helped engineer a seven-run win against South Africa to snap a one-day cricket losing streak. The Sou…

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Shane Warne puts up hand to aid troubled Cricket Australia

Former Test spinner ‘more than happy to help’CA could potentially split Pat Howard’s job in twoSpin great Shane Warne says he’s willing to help out Cricket Australia and questions why more of his former international teammates haven’t been appointed as…

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Daniel Arzani loss opens door to A-League contenders for Asian Cup

Dimi Petratos and Craig Goodwin in frameSocceroos face South Korean and Lebanon this monthSocceroos coach Graham Arnold says he and Football Federation Australia will provide any support necessary to injury-struck star teenager Daniel Arzani.The Soccer…

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Key Wallabies selection decisions loom for Michael Cheika

Wallabies are 10 years unbeaten against WalesTolu Latu could claim the starting hooker role Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has important decisions to reveal as he looks to fire up his struggling side for Saturday’s opening Spring Tour Test against Wale…

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Key Wallabies selection decisions loom for Michael Cheika

Wallabies are 10 years unbeaten against WalesTolu Latu could claim the starting hooker role Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has important decisions to reveal as he looks to fire up his struggling side for Saturday’s opening Spring Tour Test against Wale…

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Australia coach Mal Meninga takes NRL role with Gold Coast Titans

Meninga joins club as head of performance and culture Immortal will balance new role with Kangaroos jobGold Coast have landed a recruitment coup, luring national team coach Mal Meninga to the NRL club as head of performance and culture. Meninga was on …

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New Socceroo Awer Mabil has faced ‘a lot’ of racism in Australia

Kenya-born forward often racially abused in AdelaideMabil scored on his Australia debut last monthAwer Mabil says it’s “normal” to be racially abused in Australia but the freshly-capped Socceroo, who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, says he doesn’t…

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New Socceroo Awer Mabil has faced ‘a lot’ of racism in Australia

Kenya-born forward often racially abused in AdelaideMabil scored on his Australia debut last monthAwer Mabil says it’s “normal” to be racially abused in Australia but the freshly-capped Socceroo, who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya, says he doesn’t…

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Daniel Arzani to undergo knee surgery and miss Socceroos’ Asian Cup defence

Knee reconstruction needed after tearing ACL‘This is a tough time for me,’ says 19-year-oldSocceroos winger Daniel Arzani has confirmed he requires a knee reconstruction after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament, ruling him out of Australia’s A…

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Australia fall to comprehensive ODI defeat against classy South Africa

Australia 152; South Africa 153-4 (29.2 overs)Tourists win by six wickets in series opener in PerthAustralia’s batting woes continued with another top-order flop playing a key part in a six-wicket ODI loss to South Africa in Perth. The home side never …