Posts Tagged "Manuka Oval"

When you think of sporting cities in Australia, Canberra is probably not one that comes to mind.

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On Friday night, Canberra’s Manuka Oval will host the GWS Giants for a clash against last year’s AFL premiers the Western Bulldogs. As a result, the replay of last year’s exciting preliminary final will be held at one of the AFL’s most inadequate stadiums.

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It has been confirmed on Wednesday Morning that Canberra’s Manuka Oval will become the tenth ground in Australia to host Test cricket, with a match against the touring Sri Lanka side booked in for the ground.

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Yesterday, The Roar reported on the GWS Giants’ plans to develop the Manuka Oval to the tune of $800 million.

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The Greater Western Sydney Giants have today announced an $800 million ‘Manuka Green’ proposal to upgrade Canberra’s Manuka Oval and the surrounding precinct.

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The majority of players taking part in the Prime Minister’s XI match on Friday against the Black Caps have been selected to back up for a two-day match starting the next day.

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Cricket Australia has announced that the final of the fourth Big Bash League will be played in Canberra at Manuka Oval on 28 January next year.

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AFL football operations manager Mark Evans is adamant the controversial Manuka Oval surface was ugly, but not unsafe.

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If that was the last test match ever to be played at the WACA, then what a send off.

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With Budget Night having come and gone this week I’m sure sports fans of all persuasions are interested in whether the Federal Government has thrown a bone in the direction of their favoured sport.

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The AFL’s new club Greater Western Sydney Giants will play home games at four home venues in 2012, and three in 2013, meaning they won’t have is the solidity of a single spiritual home for the club.

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England’s batsmen showed no sign of letting up on Australian bowlers after the tourists scored a crushing seven-wicket win over a Prime Minister’s XI in a rain-affected one-day match at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

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The AFL have made their biggest-ever commitment to Canberra, with new franchise Greater Western Sydney to play 30 regular-season matches in the national capital from 2012 onwards.

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Sydney coach Paul Roos is wary of an “unpredictable” young Melbourne AFL team, as he attempts his own juggling act between blooding youngsters and winning matches.

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Coach Paul Roos felt Sydney produced the worst football he had seen in his six years at the helm in their listless 40-point thrashing by the Western Bulldogs at Canberra’s Manuka Oval on Saturday.

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Jason Akermanis’s great form has come at a price – it has set up an AFL date with old Sydney sparring partner Jared Crouch this Saturday.

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Sydney enforcer Barry Hall says it is time for his AFL side to sweep aside their travelling blues in Saturday’s match against the Western Bulldogs at Manuka Oval.

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The train to Canberra couldn’t get its door shut, so we left an hour late. By the time I walked into the steam bath of Manuka Oval for the PM’s XI against New Zealand One Day festival match, the visitors were in their 40th over and had scored only 200 runs.

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A scathing Daniel Vettori blasted New Zealand’s bowlers for failing to give their side the crucial mental edge ahead of the one-day series against Australia following a six-wicket loss to the Prime Minister’s XI at Manuka Oval on Thursday.

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The New Zealand one-day cricket team arrived in Australia on Tuesday aiming to add to Ricky Ponting’s considerable woes.

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