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Category: New South Wales

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Why a beachside Australian village turned down the World Surf League

When the opportunity to host a world championship tour event came knocking, Lennox Heads said noHosting a world championship tour event is an opportunity most cities, let alone towns, would jump at – even bid large amounts of money for.But the village …

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Australian Open gets green light for 30,000 a day as WA loosens border restrictions

WA premier Mark McGowan says travellers from Queensland and Victoria will no longer have to quarantine upon arrivalFollow today’s coronavirus liveblogAustralia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout hit as EU gives itself power to block exportsAustralia’s Covid…

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Sam Burgess tells court about heated Southern Highlands row with former father-in-law

A court has heard Mitch Hooke felt intimidated by the towering ex-NRL star at his Glenquarry property in October 2019Former NRL club captain Sam Burgess dubbed his ex-wife’s father “a bad person” as the former mining lobbyist yelled “No one loves you” …

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Tennis Australia confirms it will pay for players’ quarantine as cases linked to Australian Open rise

Tournament organisers clarify comments made by Craig Tiley that the Victorian government would share quarantine costsNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the Australia coronavirus liveblogTenni…

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Brisbane at risk of losing fourth Test amid reports that India unhappy with Covid rules

Concerns purportedly centre around mental fatigue of players should they be confined to hotel roomsCricket Australia says it has not been approached by India’s governing body to express misgivings about players travelling to Brisbane for the fourth Tes…

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NSW government stands by Sydney cricket Test as calls to ban spectators intensify

Gladys Berejiklian says NSW should ‘strive for a sense of normality’, despite misgivings from health expertsFollow the Australia Covid liveblogSydney New Year’s Eve restrictions explainedCovid hotspots in NSWVictoria mandates mask-wearing after Covid o…

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NSW government stands by Sydney cricket Test as calls to ban spectators intensify

Gladys Berejiklian says NSW should ‘strive for a sense of normality’, despite misgivings from health expertsFollow the Australia Covid liveblogSydney New Year’s Eve restrictions explainedCovid hotspots in NSWVictoria mandates mask-wearing after Covid o…

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‘All systems go’ for Sydney Test as Cricket Australia presses on despite Covid uncertainty

Match at SCG had been in doubt following NSW outbreakMCG preferred backup choice should situation changeCricket Australia remains determined to see out the remainder of the Test summer as per its initial schedule, and is working with the Queensland gov…

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NRL star Jarryd Hayne set to face retrial on rape charges after jury failed to reach verdict

Jury of eight men and four women was discharged on 7 December after first trial ended in a hung jury Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne, who is accused of attacking a woman in her bedroom, will face a retrial in Sydney on rape charges.Prosecutor Brian Costel…

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Jarryd Hayne tells rape trial alleged victim ‘never said no’

Former NRL star tells court he would have known if she was not consenting to sex and he would have respected her decision Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne, who is accused of raping a woman in her bedroom, says he understands “no” means “no”.Questioned by …

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Jarryd Hayne rape trial: alleged victim says doctor told her vagina injury ‘looks like a bite’

Women tells court a doctor examined her injury three days after former NRL star allegedly attacked her in her bedroom The woman who has accused Jarryd Hayne of raping her has testified at his trial that a doctor told her that her vagina injury looked l…

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Jarryd Hayne trial: former NRL star alleged to have raped woman in 2018, jury told

Former NSW rugby league player has pleaded not guilty to aggravated sexual assault in Newcastle on grand final nightFormer NSW rugby league star Jarryd Hayne was at a bucks’ party weekend in Newcastle when he raped a woman at her home, a jury panel has…

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Jack de Belin’s alleged rape victim sent second ‘help’ message after attack, jury told

Court hears woman sent friend a Snapchat message on night NRL star and Callan Sinclair are alleged to have raped her in a North Wollongong unit A young woman who says NRL star Jack de Belin raped her in 2018 sent a second message on social media asking…

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Jack de Belin told alleged rape victim ‘it wasn’t bad, it was good’ after attack, court hears

The St George Illawarra NRL player has pleaded not guilty to aggravated sexual assault at his Wollongong trialNRL star Jack de Belin repeatedly raped a tearful teenager before asking his victim why she was “being so emotional”, a New South Wales jury h…

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Jockeys get no benefit from using a whip in horse racing, landmark study finds

The findings come as Racing Victoria leads a push for Australia to limit how many times a rider can whip their horse during a raceThere is no benefit to jockeys using a whip in horse racing, according to a world-first study that found there was no diff…

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Going for gold: looking back at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, 20 years on – in pictures

The torch relay, Fatso the wombat, Cathy Freeman’s winning sprint and an opening ceremony that stopped the nation: these photographs capture a golden moment Continue reading…

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Under-20s rugby league player charged over alleged brawl after match

Penrith Brothers player faces counts of affray and reckless wounding after alleged fight involving stabbings leaves three men in hospital A Penrith Brothers player has been charged with affray and reckless wounding in company over an incident following…

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Three men injured after alleged stabbing at rugby league game in western Sydney

Police allege a kitchen knife was used in brawl at under 20s community game between Wentworthville Magpies and Penrith Brothers Three men have been hospitalised after an alleged stabbing following an under 20s community football game in Sydney’s northw…

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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 …