National Sport

Thu 20 Jun 2019

Teammate’s priceless reaction to Benji’s NZ recall

Teammate’s priceless reaction to Benji’s NZ recall

Of all the reactions to Benji Marshall’s Test recall this week, the best belongs to Kiwis teammate and one of the side’s debutants.

Matty Johns: How middle-of-the-road Blues can win

premium_icon Matty Johns: How middle-of-the-road Blues can win

For NSW to make their most of the strengths in Origin II on Sunday night, it’s down to their halves pairing to stretch Queensland’s defence to breaking point.

Junior Wallabies locked and loaded for historic final

premium_icon Junior Wallabies locked and loaded for historic final

The Junior Wallabies will be at full strength for their history-making Under 20s World Cup final against France after two key players beat tribunal charges.

The Maroons coach behind the rise of Blues rookie Finucane

The Maroons coach behind the rise of Blues rookie Finucane

NSW debutant Dale Finucane has credited part of his rise to the man the Blues are accusing of being responsible for spoiling tactics in State of Origin I.

Sinister side to ‘ridiculous’ 65m goal

Sinister side to ‘ridiculous’ 65m goal

One of the “most joyful moments” of the AFL season was reportedly central to the investigation into Jaidyn Stephenson’s betting.

Cleary: There’s more to halfback than numbers

premium_icon Cleary: There’s more to halfback than numbers

Nathan Cleary has come under fire for his poor statistics so far in 2019.

Tedesco admits Ponga drives him to be No.1

premium_icon Tedesco admits Ponga drives him to be No.1

The State of Origin arena has been littered with head-to-head battles but what James Tedesco and Kalyn Ponga are expected to produce could top them all.

Kiwis to review selection policy in bid to end Test ‘flip-flopping’

Kiwis to review selection policy in bid to end Test...

The New Zealand Rugby League is considering a Kiwis-only selection policy to prevent player “flip-flopping” eroding the integrity of the international game.

World Rugby dumps Nations Championship plan

World Rugby dumps Nations Championship plan

SANZAAR has lamented a “missed opportunity” after World Rugby abandoned its plans to create a Nations Championship.

Saints’ bid to lure Roughead

premium_icon Saints’ bid to lure Roughead

Hawthorn great Jarryd Roughead looks certain to finish his playing career in the brown and gold at the end of the year. And one rival club is ready swoop.

Origin star will fight cocaine charges

Origin star will fight cocaine charges

Former rugby league star Jarrod Mullen, facing charges of supplying cocaine, appeared in a Newcastle court on Thursday.

Maxwell’s bat can win World Cup for Australia

Maxwell’s bat can win World Cup for Australia

Australia face Bangladesh knowing victory will take them a long way towards the semi-finals.

Maroons legend backs Napa to play through pain of broken wrist

Maroons legend backs Napa to play through pain of broken...

Maroons legend Petero Civoniceva famously played on twice with a broken arm and has no doubt Dylan Napa is tough enough to play Origin II with a broken wrist.

Matildas already behind the eight-ball

premium_icon Matildas already behind the eight-ball

The Matildas have come through three gruelling Women’s World Cup clashes and must now face a well-rested Norwegian team in the Round of 16.

Maroons suffer huge scare as star goes down

premium_icon Maroons suffer huge scare as star goes down

QUEENSLAND premiership star Ali Brigginshaw is in doubt for the Maroons Origin clash after suffering a nasty ankle injury at the side’s captain’s run.

Final frontier for Maroons No. 9

premium_icon Final frontier for Maroons No. 9

SHE'S a Dally M winner, a champion Brisbane Bronco and a Jillaroos star but the one thing Brittany Breayley has yet to achieve is a State of Origin win.

Australia’s half-time World Cup report card

premium_icon Australia’s half-time World Cup report card

Australia’s World Cup has been patchy performances with positive results. With half of the competition now done, what’s gone to plan and what must improve?

Hewitt to complete incredible Wimbledon milestone

premium_icon Hewitt to complete incredible Wimbledon milestone

Twenty years after making his Wimbledon doubles debut with Roger Federer, former champion Lleyton Hewitt is back at the All England Club.

Glimmer of Cup hope for Simpson

premium_icon Glimmer of Cup hope for Simpson

The door remains ajar for Gabi Simpson to reclaim her position in the Diamonds after being handed a lifeline as a reserve for Australia’s World Cup squad.

AFL did not suspend Stephenson for long enough

premium_icon AFL did not suspend Stephenson for long enough

THE AFL didn't go hard enough on Collingwood player Jaidyn Stephenson yesterday when it handed down his suspension.

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