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Boyd Cordner and Michael Hooper have lost the right to captain

NSW Origin captain Boyd Cordner and his Wallaby counterpart Michael Hooper have both passed their used by date.

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Haas still learning to play with the big boys

Sport is an emotional roller-coaster, and for no Formula One team this season has this been truer than for Haas.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

I’m deeply uncomfortable with the idea of North Melbourne heading into a match with one of last year’s top four sides as favourites – but the conclusion is hard to escape.

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Marsh struggling, Renshaw on fire in England

Matt Renshaw and Travis Head are having decent county seasons over in England, but current Test batsman Shaun Marsh and former Test all-rounder Hilton Cartwright are labouring.

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Everything you need to know about Stage 4 of Overwatch League

Today marks the return of Overwatch League but in this ever-evolving game, a new stage always comes with some key differences to keep in mind.

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Queensland are Origin underdogs now? I don’t think so

So the great Cameron Smith is gone, and millions of people in bright blue afro wigs breathe a huge sigh of relief.

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Should Brad Shields play for England?

Keep Out! That is the sign the UK is now posting to the rest of the world, politically and culturally. It is building fences, not taking them down.

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Academy system vs father-son: A new paradigm

The northern academies, designed to attract and nurture young players from the non-football states, have garnered much controversy since their introduction several years ago – mostly centred around the quality of the players being produced, and their draft value.

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A pessimist’s review of every NRL team after 10 rounds

It’s hard to believe we’re already over a third of the way through the 2018 NRL season, but as they say, time flies when you’re having fun.

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We’re on track to destroy Kalyn Ponga and Nathan Cleary

In a comforting sign of public stability, a study of expectations shows Nathan Cleary and Kalyn Ponga are tracking strongly to have their careers destroyed by evil forces such as us.

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Cameron Smith pulls the pin on rep rugby league

The burning question following league legend Cameron Smith’s retirement from rep football is who will referee Origin 1?

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Cameron Smith announces shock representative retirement

Melbourne Storm, Queensland and Australian captain Cameron Smith has dropped a bombshell on Tuesday afternoon by announcing his retirement from representative football, effective immediately.

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Maclaren’s Socceroos omission a step backwards for football in Australia

When FFA appointed Dutchman Bert van Marwijk as coach back in January we all knew what we were getting.

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Where the action is: Five into two wildcard spots won’t go

Tracking the conference and wildcard table movement this season has been fascinating, and you’ll recall last month heading into Round 9 that I first flagged the intriguing battle that was looming around the middle of the Super Rugby standings.

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Why are we so obsessed with sports merchandise?

One day last week, I found myself sifting though an entire room full of rugby league replica jerseys; 15 boxes of the blighters.

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The A-League transit lounge – pop in some time

The rather fleeting and unsuccessful appearance of Massimo Maccarone in the A-League was a calculated gamble by Brisbane Roar.

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Pirelli tyres

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Jack Darling celebrates a goal

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Andres Iniesta dribbles the ball for Spain

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Wallabies coach Michael Cheika

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James Sutherland

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Israel Folau looks on

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Newcastle Knights fans

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Curtis Rona

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Craig Bellamy is a class act

By Mr X, 21 May 2018
Craig Bellamy is a class act

Saturday night’s Melbourne versus Manly contest was unprecedented for a number of reasons.

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How the Wests Tigers’ defence is losing them games

As a Wests Tigers fan, this season has been a revelation, with the team far exceeding expectations and competing for a top-eight or even top-four spot.

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Talking points: Sydney vs Fremantle, Round 9, 2018

By Justin Mitchell, 21 May 2018 Video
Talking points: Sydney vs Fremantle, Round 9, 2018

We look at some of the talking points from the Swans’ Round 9 win against the Dockers at the SCG on Saturday night.

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NRL team of the week Round 11

By Riley Pettigrew, 21 May 2018
NRL team of the week Round 11

Round 11 may have been marred by a myriad of sin-binnings and send offs but rugby league fans were treated to some truly spectacular individual performances as State of Origin and internationals draw near.

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It’s time for the NRL to go bush

By Christopher Spinks, 21 May 2018
It’s time for the NRL to go bush

As I sit in my lounge room on a cold Saturday evening surrounded by friends, family and great sport, I am reminded that although the teams we support are based in the major cities, a lot of our talented athletes come from the country. Why are we not embracing this more?

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Why Glenn Maxwell deserves Test selection

By Saurabh Gandle, 21 May 2018
Why Glenn Maxwell deserves Test selection

With the new captain, coach and some introspection of teams culture and attitude, Australian cricket is making waves for all the right reasons.

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Who is next for Anthony Mundine?

By Jason Andrews, 21 May 2018
Who is next for Anthony Mundine?

Aussie boxing legend Anthony Mundine proved in January after his stunning knockout of Tommy Browne after on two rounds that he is not quite done in the ring just yet.

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AFL top 100: Round 9 highlights (part 1)

By Stephen Shortis, 21 May 2018
AFL top 100: Round 9 highlights (part 1)

Friday night’s game at a slippery and slidey Adelaide Oval proved that the Western Bulldogs would be no good at water polo. In the very wet opening three quarters the Bulldogs managed only one goal.

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Eleven talking points from NRL Round 11

By Scott Pryde, 20 May 2018
Eleven talking points from NRL Round 11

Talk about controversy! What a weekend. You know why you’re here, so let’s just get straight into my NRL talking points from Round 11.

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Five things we learned from Super Rugby Round 14

The streak is over, there are a few sides starting to make moves, and others slipping further South down the table.

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West Coast Eagles vs Richmond Tigers: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: West Coast forward Jack Darling booted a career-best six goals to lift his team to a crushing 47-point victory over Richmond in Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash at Optus Stadium.

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Cronulla Sharks vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: Cronulla have extended their NRL winning streak to five matches with a gutsy yet scrappy 22-16 defeat of Canterbury, leaping into fifth spot.

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Brisbane Lions vs Hawthorn Hawks: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Brisbane have stormed home to thump Hawthorn by 56 points for their first AFL win this season, with former Hawk Luke Hodge instrumental in the upset.

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St George Illawarra Dragons vs Canberra Raiders: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has vowed to remain patient with his team after watching another two NRL points slip from their grasp on Sunday.

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Carlton Blues vs Melbourne Demons: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Melbourne have dished up a history-making shellacking of Carlton, defeating the Blues by 109 points at the MCG.

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How the Waratahs opened the floodgates and ended Australia’s drought

Opening the floodgates is a sure-fire way to break a drought. The Waratahs rained in six tries to the Highlanders two at Allianz Stadium last night, to end a two-year and 40-match dry spell for Aussie teams in trans-Tasman fixtures.

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Will Miller of the Waratahs is tackled

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James Maloney NSW Blues State of Origin NRL Rugby League 2017

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Blundstone Arena

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