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NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Broncos – live!

Updates from the grudge match at ANZ StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 11.33am BST 29 mins: Yet another set restart for Brisbane – Souths have been poor in this area tonight – but a high kick amounts to nothing as Coates knocks on. Ov…

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NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Brisbane Broncos – live!

Updates from the grudge match at ANZ StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 11.33am BST 29 mins: Yet another set restart for Brisbane – Souths have been poor in this area tonight – but a high kick amounts to nothing as Coates knocks on. Ov…

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‘Shin split open eight inches’: AFL query boots that left Isaac Quaynor with deep wound

Collingwood player injured during Pies’ win over SydneySwans’ Sam Wicks may have been wearing metal studs The AFL will investigate whether the leg injury suffered by Collingwood’s Isaac Quaynor was the result of an opponent wearing boots with illegal m…

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Wayne Bennett faces NRL investigation after Souths coach admits bubble breach

Strict biosecurity rules preclude visits to restaurantsBennett faces former club Brisbane on FridayWayne Bennett could face a stint in quarantine after admitting he ate out at a Sydney restaurant on Wednesday, in a breach of the NRL’s biosecurity guide…

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Wayne Bennett faces NRL investigation after Souths coach admits bubble breach

Strict biosecurity rules preclude visits to restaurantsBennett faces former club Brisbane on FridayWayne Bennett could face a stint in quarantine after admitting he ate out at a Sydney restaurant on Wednesday, in a breach of the NRL’s biosecurity guide…

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Nick Kyrgios considers skipping French Open and unlikely to leave Australia at all this year

World No40 already pulled out of US open over Covid-19 fearsKyrgios says now is the time to ‘act responsibly’Nick Kyrgios says he is “slim to no chance” of playing overseas again this year, skipping the French Open as well as the US Open because of cor…

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A-League on alert after fan at Newcastle game returns positive Covid test

Fans at Sunday’s match told to monitor their healthMan in his 20s at McDonald Jones Stadium tested positiveA-League fans who were at Newcastle Jets’ game against Western United at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday have been put on alert, after a second …

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A-League on alert after fan at Newcastle game returns positive Covid test

Fans at Sunday’s match told to monitor their healthMan in his 20s at McDonald Jones Stadium tested positiveA-League fans who were at Newcastle Jets’ game against Western United at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday have been put on alert, after a second …

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Richard Austin: the tragic fall from West Indies allrounder to shoeless street beggar | Ashley Gray

In an extract from his new book, Ashley Gray charts the downward spiral of a once-talented cricketerOn 14 March, 2015, the pews of the byzantine-revival Holy Trinity Church were stuffed with the heavyweights of Jamaican cricket and society: ex-Test pla…

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Super Netball’s rule changes raise red flags that are impossible to ignore | Erin Delahunty

The jury is still out on the new rules but compromise is the ankle tape of the Covid-affected 2020 season – it is holding everything togetherSince the Covid-19 pandemic delayed the season in March, every player in the world’s premier netball league, on…

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Richard Austin: the tragic fall from West Indies allrounder to shoeless street beggar | Ashley Gray

In an extract from his new book, Ashley Gray charts the downward spiral of a once-talented cricketerOn 14 March, 2015, the pews of the byzantine-revival Holy Trinity Church were stuffed with the heavyweights of Jamaican cricket and society: ex-Test pla…

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Wallabies great Phil Kearns to lead Australia’s 2027 Rugby World Cup bid

Role appears to rule Kearns out of running for RA CEO jobHe joins John Howard among others on bid teamTwo-time Rugby World Cup winner Phil Kearns will head Australia’s 2027 tournament bid. Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan announced Kearns had b…

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Wallabies great Phil Kearns to lead Australia’s 2027 Rugby World Cup bid

Role appears to rule Kearns out of running for RA CEO jobHe joins John Howard among others on bid teamTwo-time Rugby World Cup winner Phil Kearns will head Australia’s 2027 tournament bid. Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan announced Kearns had b…

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Alyssa Healy uses Covid downtime to break down barriers for women’s cricket | Megan Maurice

The Australia batter has kept busy by addressing the growth in demand for women-specific cricket equipment When Alyssa Healy last played a game of cricket it was in front of 86,174 people, with millions more tuning in around the world. As she smashed 7…

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Australia postpones T20 series with West Indies as England tour looms large

Delayed tour to coincide with T20 World Cup in 2021 or 2022Australia expected to board charter flight to UK this monthCricket Australia has postponed a home Twenty20 series against West Indies as it moves closer to getting the green light for next mont…

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World Rugby emerges as kingmaker in trans-Tasman rugby standoff | Bret Harris

It may be money and not the organisation’s authority, power or prestige, that proves decisiveWith Australia and New Zealand at loggerheads over the composition of a future trans-Tasman competition, World Rugby may yet play a key role in determining the…

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Dan Carter admits stint with Blues may end without an appearance due to ‘old-man calves’

Injured former All Blacks flyhalf yet to play for new clubBlues have just one game left in Super Rugby AotearoaDan Carter has conceded he might not appear for the Blues at all in Super Rugby Aotearoa, with the side only having one more game remaining i…

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AFL dishes out fines for Covid-19 breaches but they represent no more than a slap on the wrist | Scott Heinrich

It is questionable whether suspended fines will prompt a more serious view of Covidsafe measuresIn an ideal world, 20 consecutive days of competition should be enough to keep the conversation to matters on the field. But not even the AFL’s so-called fe…

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Harry Kewell handed managerial reins at Oldham Athletic

Australian replaces Dino Maamria, who has left club‘The one thing I think this club does need is stability’Oldham Athletic have appointed the former Australia international Harry Kewell as their new manager. The League Two club parted ways with Dino Ma…

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A-League: Melbourne City v Sydney FC – live!

Updates from the postponed game to be played at ANZ StadiumAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 9.34am BST 72 mins: Sydney begin the fightback patiently, earning a corner on the left, but the 14th set piece of its type of the night is as effective …