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Banks ready to fill Folau void in Wallabies backline

25 Jun 2019

MELBOURNE Tom Banks has long been known for his blistering pace and the ACT Brumbies fullback is also showing a knack for timing as his strong run of form leaves him well placed to grab Israel Folau's vacant Wallabies jersey ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Australian Rules-AFL boss apologises after fan security backlash

18 Jun 2019

MELBOURNE Australian Football League (AFL) boss Gillon McLachlan has apologised to fans after a huge backlash against a security crackdown at recent games which has seen spectators warned by stadium staff for barracking too loud.

Rugby: Crusaders wait in home fortress as New Zealand resume dominance

16 Jun 2019

MELBOURNE A Super Rugby season that once promised change has reverted to type at the business end with the Canterbury Crusaders in the box seat for the title, and South Africa and Australia left to fight for the scraps from New Zealand's playoffs table.

Rugby: Rebels without applause after another playoffs miss

15 Jun 2019

MELBOURNE With a roster laden with Wallabies and the Australian conference seemingly at their mercy, the Melbourne Rebels had appeared set for a long-awaited playoffs spot when they claimed their third successive win in a flying start to the Super Rugby season.

Battle royale for playoffs spots to ignite Super Rugby

13 Jun 2019

MELBOURNE The Super Rugby playoffs race reaches a crescendo in the final round as eight teams battle for four remaining wildcard slots and a place in the quarter-finals.

Australia coach excited by 'fantastic' Copa America opportunity

06 Jun 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's participation in the Copa America is not yet confirmed but would be a "fantastic" opportunity for the Socceroos to test themselves against some of the best players in the world, coach Graham Arnold said on Thursday.

Australia's 'Missile' Magnussen hangs up the goggles

05 Jun 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's James Magnussen has retired from the pool after a roller-coaster career featuring world domination, Olympic heartbreak and a sleeping pill scandal that embarrassed the nation's swimming community.

Indigenous players to make quiet protest at State of Origin

04 Jun 2019

MELBOURNE The teams selected for Australia's annual State of Origin series offer a snapshot of a modern nation's diversity but a quiet protest by indigenous players in Wednesday's opener will also provide a reminder of the country's troubled history.

Australia hopes for Barty party in France

24 May 2019

Ashleigh Barty sent Australia into a frenzy with her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final at Melbourne Park in January so the sports-mad nation will be eager to see how she progresses at the French Open next week.

Australia hopes for Barty party in France

24 May 2019

Ashleigh Barty sent Australia into a frenzy with her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final at Melbourne Park in January so the sports-mad nation will be eager to see how she progresses at the French Open next week.

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