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Raelene Castle set to be first female chief executive of Rugby Australia

Castle will become first woman in charge of Australia’s major football codesShe was previously first female CEO of an NRL Club, at CanterburyFormer Canterbury NRL chief executive Raelene Castle is poised to take over as Rugby Australia’s new boss and m…

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NRL club Manly face hefty penalties for alleged salary cap breaches

NRL handed Sea Eagles breach notice for alleged breaches spanning five yearsTwo officials accused of orchestrating scheme given show-cause noticesManly could be facing a hefty fine and two officials could be deregistered after the NRL accused the club …

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Matildas draw reigning champions Japan in tough Asian Cup draw

Matildas have drawn South Korea and Vietnam for tournament in JordanTop five countries will qualify for World Cup 2019 in FranceThe Matildas are already Asian Cup favourites but coach Alen Stajcic is expecting “no easy moments” after drawing reigning c…

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FFA and Lowy avoid sack as Fifa extends football peace talks

Fifa was widely expected to recommend Lowy and his board be removed and a normalisation committee be installedFootball Federation Australia chairman Steven Lowy has avoided the sack and a Fifa takeover of the local game after the world governing body a…

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Tim Cahill has next club lined up, says Kevin Muscat

Cahill walked away from Melbourne City on Wednesday after agreeing terms to rip up his contract Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat says he knows Tim Cahill well enough to believe he has his next playing deal stitched up.Cahill sensationally walked fr…

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A-League: Roar snatch win as injuries hit Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers 0-2 Brisbane Roar Roar get badly needed winBrisbane have finally got their A-League season on track by snatching a sorely needed 2-0 A-League win off an injury-hit Western Sydney.Ivan Franjic marked his return to the Roar with …

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Australia sink New Zealand to retain Women’s Rugby League World Cup

Australia 23-16 New ZealandCo-captains Steph Hancock and Renae Kunst farewelledTears of joy have flowed with the Jillaroos farewelling co-captains Steph Hancock and Renae Kunst in style, defending their Rugby League World Cup title with a 23-16 win ove…

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World Cup: Socceroos drawn with France, Denmark and Peru

Australia avoid the brutal draw of 2014, but still face a huge challenge to reach the knockout stage against three teams in the world’s top 12 The Socceroos will start their 2018 World Cup campaign against former champions and tournament fancies Franc…

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Socceroos and Matildas face nervy wait for Fifa decision on FFA crisis

Fifa intervention could have ramifications for Australian national sidesWorld governing body set to take over after FFA plans for reform rejectedThe Socceroos and Matildas will be watching nervously for Fifa’s next move amid the unlikely but alarming p…

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Jarryd Hayne reportedly asks to leave Gold Coast Titans

Request would open door to a return to Parramatta EelsFull-back has been heavily linked with his former clubJarryd Hayne has reportedly told Gold Coast officials he is leaving the NRL club, opening the door for his return to Parramatta.Newscorp reporte…

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ECB investigates alleged physical altercation between Bairstow and Bancroft

• Incident allegedly took place in a Perth bar after tour match earlier this month • Bancroft and Bairstow involved in on-field heated exchange at the GabbaThe England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is investigating a physical altercation between Jonny …

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VAR determines two red cards as Adelaide account for 10-man Wanderers

Adelaide United 2-0 Western Sydney Wanderers at Coopers StadiumCornthwaite received a second yellow for a VAR-spotted handballA goal in each half from Ryan Kitto has helped steer Adelaide United to a 2-0 win over 10-man Western Sydney Wanderers at Coop…

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Cameron Davis closes with seven-under-par to stun Australian Open field

Davis – ranked No1494 in the world – was a shock Stonehaven Cup winnerFormer No1 Day finishes 2017 winless after fading to fifthA “blown away” Cameron Davis had no idea he was about to win the Australian Open until he finally glanced at the leaderboard…

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Melbourne City coach sees red over VAR system as Glory prevail

• There’s got to be something a bit more instant, Joyce says• Ten-man City battle valiantly but go down 3-1 to GloryBoth Melbourne City and the A-League’s video assistant referee are in for a week of scrutiny after Perth Glory’s 3-1 win at AAMI Park.Ci…

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Blistering Valentine Holmes hits Fiji for six in Australian demolition job

Kangaroos beat Fiji 54-6 in Rugby League World Cup semi-final in BrisbaneHolmes’ haul of six tries makes it 11 in two games as hosts charge into finalLess than a week after becoming the first Kangaroo to score five tries in a Test, Valentine Holmes bro…

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Tennis Australia refuse to gift Bernard Tomic Australian Open wildcard spot

Tomic invited to play playoff tournament next monthPlayer has plummeted from N017 in world to 143 Bernard Tomic will have to fight for an Australian Open wildcard, with Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt saying he needs to see more from the controversial…

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Brad Fittler confirmed as NSW State of Origin coach

Former NSW assistant beats Michael Maguire to the positionFittler takes on a team that has won just one of the last five OriginsBrad Fittler has been appointed NSW coach, with the former captain taking the reins after a three-month search for Laurie Da…

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Wallabies to unleash powerhouse Taniela Tupou on Scotland

Queensland Reds player breaks down in tears upon learning of selectionStephen Moore named as starting hooker in his final international appearanceTaniela Tupou is set to make his international debut against Scotland, just a week after the prop complete…

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Sydney FC’s FFA Cup triumph marred by melee after ball boy pushed over

Sydney FC claim third trophy of 2017 with 2-1 win over Adelaide UnitedExtra-time scuffle on sideline sees United’s Michael Marrone sent off There was extra-time and a late all-in brawl, but Sydney FC beat Adelaide United in the FFA Cup final 2-1 to cli…

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Melbourne Victory find maiden A-League win as Kerr scores double

A-League: Melbourne Victory 2-0 Perth Glory at nib StadiumW-League: Perth Glory 2-0 Melbourne Victory at nib StadiumEnemy No1 Besart Berisha came back to haunt Perth Glory yet again as Melbourne Victory notched their first win of the season with a 2-0 …