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Wed 21 Aug 2019

Smith ruled out but already planning return

premium_icon Smith ruled out but already planning return

Steve Smith bowed to the inevitable but his absence from the Aussie line-up will only be fleeting, with the superstar pinpointing game he wants to come back in.

Buddy to be unleashed for game 300

premium_icon Buddy to be unleashed for game 300

Lance Franklin will make his return for the Swans when he runs out for his 300th game alongside retiring premiership heroes Kieren Jack and Jarrad McVeigh.

Ashes bouncer barrage claims two more

Ashes bouncer barrage claims two more

The brutality of the Ashes series continued following Steve Smith’s withdrawal as two more players were struck in nasty fashion.

Burgess returns serve at Seibold over ‘bizarre comments’

Burgess returns serve at Seibold over ‘bizarre comments’

Sam Burgess has hit back at Anthony Seibold’s bizarre remarks about the Rabbitohs’ attack and accused the Broncos coach of pushing his own agenda.

Lions eye historic minor premiership

premium_icon Lions eye historic minor premiership

The Lions can end three droughts this weekend, eyeing breakthrough wins at the MCG and against the Tigers and a first minor premiership in more than a century.

Strip tease: Speedster shows Everest potential

Strip tease: Speedster shows Everest potential

The Chris Waller-trained Nature Strip staked his claim for a slot in The Everest with a super trial behind two-time Everest champ Redzel. WATCH THE TRIAL

Headstart on safety: ‘I may as well get used to it’

premium_icon Headstart on safety: ‘I may as well get used to it’

Australian batsman Travis Head will be wearing the protective stem guards on his helmet in the third Test but not just for the reason most probably expect.

For Reynolds, the action is the juice

premium_icon For Reynolds, the action is the juice

Josh Reynolds isn’t thinking about what might happen at the end of the season - his world has shrunk down to the Tigers' do-or-die clash with the Knights.

Aussie rookie’s monstrous hit goes viral

Aussie rookie’s monstrous hit goes viral

Kickers in the NFL aren’t known for laying big hits. One Aussie rookie clearly didn’t get that memo with a bone-jarring tackle.

Twist in Sun Yang doping scandal trial

Twist in Sun Yang doping scandal trial

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang could be looking at a heavy sanction, but his team have made an extraordinary move ahead of his doping trial.

Rousey’s horrific on set ‘freak accident’

Rousey’s horrific on set ‘freak accident’

RONDA Rousey has shown off the truly gruesome injury that almost cost her a finger while filming her TV drama. Warning: Graphic

Surf Lakes stoked as biggest-ever wave pool wave goes off

premium_icon Surf Lakes stoked as biggest-ever wave pool wave goes off

'It's the real deal for sure. It really feels like an ocean wave as it pushes along the reefs here. I am so stoked!'

Tue 20 Aug 2019

Pangai out for five weeks

premium_icon Pangai out for five weeks

Brisbane have suffered a major blow in their push for a final spot after the NRL judiciary outed Tevita Pangai Jr for five weeks for dangerous contact charge.

Scott stroke leaves Cowboys in shock

premium_icon Scott stroke leaves Cowboys in shock

Retiring North Queensland legend Matt Scott has been hospitalised after suffering a mild stroke on Sunday.

Get ready for another brutal dose of Jofra!

premium_icon Get ready for another brutal dose of Jofra!

Joe Root warns it’s only the start after the cricketing world was left in awe by the short-ball barrage dished out by England debutant Jofra Archer at Lord’s.

Broncos’ relief as big guns return

premium_icon Broncos’ relief as big guns return

What Brisbane have lost in youthful fire they have gained in experience, with Matt Gillett and Alex Glenn confirmed to face South Sydney on Saturday night.

Sun sets on Rischitelli

premium_icon Sun sets on Rischitelli

Suns veteran Michael Rischitelli will bring his 16-year AFL career to an end when he plays lines up against GWS this Saturday at Metricon Stadium.

Dockers defend decision after Lyon axed

Dockers defend decision after Lyon axed

Ross Lyon has spoken out on his sacking at Fremantle in an “eccentric” press conference and revealed his immediate future involves a major US University.

Who’s next? Favourites emerge for Knights job

premium_icon Who’s next? Favourites emerge for Knights job

Newcastle are on the lookout for a new coach, with two former teammates of Nathan Brown and a rookie among the frontrunners for the job.

NRL Teams:  Full squads, changes for Round 23

NRL Teams: Full squads, changes for Round 23

Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess and Cowboys gun Jason Taumalolo have been named to play but remain in doubt for their respective Round 23 clashes. FULL SQUADS HERE

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