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PRICHARD: Hard-hats required at Wests Tigers this week

Who cares who wins the minor premiership? Who cares who gets the wooden spoon? Who even cares who wins the grand final? Right now, all anyone wants to know is what is going to happen next at Wests Tigers.

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No wooden spoon, but Port were the biggest losers in 2015

Well there it is for another season, and all with a round remaining.

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Boyce and Agar: Australia’s T20 wildcards

Today’s one-off match against England at Cardiff could appear to be just another throw away T20 match. But, with only just over six months to the World Twenty20, it is a rare chance for Australia to test out their line-up.

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SPIRO: The power of 31 for the Wallabies, Springboks and All Blacks

The problem for selectors picking their squad to win Rugby World Cup 2015 is rather like trying to solve rubik’s cube, in the dark.

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Vale Bart Cummings – an Australian icon

Cups King Bart Cummings died peacefully in his sleep overnight, aged 87.

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Hayne impresses in 49ers’ loss, but has a tougher time of it

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula wouldn’t confirm it, but it appears Jarryd Hayne has played his way on to the NFL team.

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Who will be the rookie of the year – and does it actually mean anything?

Overture, curtains, lights! Roll out the red carpet, let down your top-knot and precariously apply the double-sided tape, because the NRL’s awards season is fast approaching.

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All Blacks squad to play in the Rugby World Cup announced

One-Test winger Waisake Naholo has surprisingly been named in the 31-man All Blacks squad to defend their Rugby World Cup title in England.

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The NSW government is considering a state funeral for legendary trainer Bart Cummings as the racing industry and racing lovers mourn his death.

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Fremantle coach Ross Lyon will sit down with his team’s medical staff this week to decide which players to rest for Saturday’s AFL clash with the Power in Adelaide.

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Willie Mason’s NRL career could be over, with another shoulder charge from the veteran prop sure to come under scrutiny from the match review panel on Monday.

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A 26-year-old, who has fought back from the cricketing wilderness, will make his Australian debut in Monday’s Twenty20 clash with England in Cardiff.

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The highs and lows of Round 25 rugby league

Sport can be so exhilarating and so devastating, as Anthony Milford and Geoff Toovey found out to kick-off the NRL’s penultimate round.

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To win the World Cup, Wallaby locks need to learn to tackle

It is often said that defence wins big games. The fact of the matter is that a whole combination of factors wins big games, but defence is certainly a crucial component.

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Brownlow, Brownlow on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?

It clearly didn’t sit well with the AFL community that three relatively minor incidents could cost someone the Brownlow Medal.

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FFA’s ownership model is in the balance

Brisbane Roar’s ownership is “in the balance” according to FFA chief executive David Gallop, and today the Bakrie Group may finally find themselves stripped of their A-League license. Yet even though FFA’s intervention would bring a welcome end to the farce in Queensland, it could pose problems for future investment.

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Demons Tayla Harris

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Nic White kicks the ball during the opening game of the series between the Wallabies and the All Blacks at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Lachie Henderson of the Blues kicks a goal

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Joel Selwood of the Geelong Cats

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Bernie Ecclestone

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Wallabies player David Pocock takes the ball forward. AAP Image/Dave Hunt

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Robbie Farah leaves the field after dislocating his elbow

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2015 Rugby World Cup: Pool C preview

Without doubt the easiest of groups to decipher, with the All Blacks, the tournament favourites, tipped to go through this group untroubled.

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The beginning of the end for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”.

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Pardew’s Palace revolution in full swing

When Alan Pardew left Newcastle for Crystal Palace many people were left scratching their heads at the decision.

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2015 Rugby World Cup: A show of faith and passion from Steve Hansen

Steve Hansen has announced the All Blacks squad he believes can be the first team to defend the Webb Ellis Trophy.

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The Wrap: Hansen plots a conventional path with All Blacks squad

If the hacktivists who recently gave Ashley Madison a fearful touch-up ever extend their work into Steve Hansen’s Facebook account, what would his profile reveal?

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Rugby World Cup minnows: Part 3

By Jamieson Murphy, Today Video

Following on from Part 1 and Part 2, we’ll take a look at the minnows of Pool C – Georgia and Namibia – and shine a light on some of the stars of each team. Georgia Ranked 13th, which is above Italy, Georgia is still considered a second tier rugby union nation. A forward-led side, […]

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Speculation builds over Bozanic signing

It’s that time of year again, European leagues are kicking off, teams are finding their feet, transfer periods are coming to a close, and clubs across the world are all scrambling to finalise the squad they believe can bring them the most success.

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La Vuelta a Espana: Stage 10 preview

By Brendon Vella, Today
La Vuelta a Espana: Stage 10 preview

The final day before the rest day, and the potential for a decent size bunch sprint, or a group of general classification riders. Once again, Stage 10 of La Vuelta a Espana will offer spectators some attacking racing.

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Is Mitchell Starc a Test bowler?

By Matt Gates, Today Video
Is Mitchell Starc a Test bowler?

Mitchell Starc has shown a lot of promise over the years taking a lot of wickets and bowling well, but is he fit for Test cricket?

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2015 Rugby World Cup: Halfpenny could worry Wallabies

Wales beat Ireland by six points in Dublin on the weekend. Since then, many Wallaby fans I’ve since talked to are worried that the man who scored most of the Welsh points – Leigh Halfpenny – could be the difference when Australia plays Wales in the Rugby World Cup.

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Ronda Rousey: The baddest woman on the planet is coming to Melbourne

Late last night, the UFC announced two breaking news events regarding the monster of a card they have been assembling for UFC 193 in Melbourne this year.

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Swansea vs Manchester United: EPL live scores, blog

Two of the six remaining undefeated sides in the English Premier League meet at the Liberty Stadium on as Swansea welcome Manchester United. Join The Roar from 1am (AEST) for live scores and commentary.

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Can Bayern make history in the 2015-16 Bundesliga?

Well, we’re off and running again. The 2015-16 Bundesliga has officially started a week ago and Bayern Munich is yet undefeated.

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Fremantle vs Melbourne highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match Result: Fremantle claimed their first minor premiership on Sunday with an easy 54-point win over the Melbourne Demons in Nathan Jones’ 200th game.

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Gold Coast Titans vs St George Illawarra highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match Result: The Gold Coast Titans scored a 28-26 win over St George Illawarra thanks to a match-winning try from Dave Taylor.

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St Kilda Saints vs Sydney Swans highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match Result: The Sydney Swans all but locked in a top four spot on Sunday with a 97-point win over St Kilda in Adam Schneider’s last AFL game.

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Martin Taupau

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Taylor Walker of the Crows clashes with Alex Rance of the Tigers

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Jarryd Hayne has made great strides in his quest to play in the NFL

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Handre Pollard in action for the Springboks

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Steven Motlop of the Cats touches the hair of Will Langford of the Hawks

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Jarryd Hayne announces his NFL signing

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Glyn Schofield on Boban (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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South Africa's coach Heyneke Meyer

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Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver of the Katusha team. AP Photo/Yves Logghe

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