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Fri 23 Oct 2020

Ultimate AFL Grand Final guide

Premium Content Ultimate AFL Grand Final guide

Brisbane’s first AFL Grand Final at the Gabba may be a total sellout but there’s still plenty of options for Queenslanders wanting to mark the occasion.

Storm embrace ‘relaxed’ Coast preparations for decider

Premium Content Storm embrace ‘relaxed’ Coast preparations for decider

Storm captain Cameron Smith says being based on the Coast has made the grand final build up “unlike any other”, with players benefiting from a relaxed setting.

‘Embarrassing’ AFL photo goes viral

‘Embarrassing’ AFL photo goes viral

It sounded like a dumb idea from the start and the end result has confirmed everyone’s worst suspicions about this grand final flop.

Thu 22 Oct 2020

The phone call from dad that kept Marlion’s dream alive

Premium Content The phone call from dad that kept Marlion’s dream alive

Marlion Pickett was on the brink of leaving Richmond’s hub before the finals series started, until a phone call from his sick dad changed everything.

Seismic pressure: Will Giants let Cameron slide in draft?

Premium Content Seismic pressure: Will Giants let Cameron slide in draft?

Gold Coast let Jack Martin go for nothing in the draft and GWS Giants may be forced to go down the same path over Jeremy Cameron to put an end to the exodus. Jay Clark...

Dressing room driving force behind Panthers

Premium Content Dressing room driving force behind Panthers

“You’re as much a part of this side as us. Without you, we wouldn’t be here.” Wayne Cook is gearing up for his fourth Penrith Panthers grand final.

V’landys calls for overhaul of NRL’s Dally M Medal count

V’landys calls for overhaul of NRL’s Dally M Medal count

ARLC Chairman has proposed a radical new voting system for the Dally M Medal Award so as to not disadvantage players from dominant teams.

Golfer Adam Scott tests positive for COVID-19

Golfer Adam Scott tests positive for COVID-19

Aussie Adam Scott has tested positive for COVID-19 just three weeks before the Masters as Vic Open is cancelled.

Wed 21 Oct 2020

‘Everyone loved him’: Tributes after death of golf champ

Premium Content ‘Everyone loved him’: Tributes after death of golf champ

Queensland’s golfing community is devastated by the loss of PGA golfer turned ‘incredible coach’ Don Fardon, who has died, aged 57.

Gollan’s trifecta keeps him in touch with in-form Munce

Premium Content Gollan’s trifecta keeps him in touch with in-form Munce

Master trainer chasing former top jockey for Ipswich honours

NRL grants Fittler COVID exemption — with a catch

Premium Content NRL grants Fittler COVID exemption — with a catch

NSW coach Brad Fittler has held top level discussions with the NRL in recent weeks to determine how he can temporarily leave the Blues’ bubble.

NRL’s emotional grand final ring tribute

Premium Content NRL’s emotional grand final ring tribute

The NRL grand final rings are here and ready to be handed out to the winners, but this year’s versions will carry special significance.

Final squad: Most inexperienced team in Maroons history

Premium Content Final squad: Most inexperienced team in Maroons history

Queensland look set to field the most inexperienced team in State of Origin history, with Wayne Bennett adding three more debutants to his final Maroons squad.

Burgess’s move against wife Phoebe

Burgess’s move against wife Phoebe

Sam Burgess has asked a court to take action against his wife Phoebe over drug and domestic violence allegations levelled at the former NRL star.

Broncos ‘arrogance’ might cost them $1m

Broncos ‘arrogance’ might cost them $1m

Unwanted Broncos star Jack Bird’s mooted move to St George Illawarra has hit a massive roadblock after Brisbane failed to issue the Dragons with a revised offer.

‘Australia no longer produces hard men’

‘Australia no longer produces hard men’

A Kiwi scribe has set a blowtorch on the toughness of Australia’s rugby team, saying they don’t have the stomach for a real contest.

Amy Shark gears up for NRL Grand Final debut

Premium Content Amy Shark gears up for NRL Grand Final debut

Amy Shark shares how her homemade video got her noticed by Blink 182 years before she found fame.

Smith claim ‘an insult’ to the game

Smith claim ‘an insult’ to the game

It’s been parroted around rugby league for the past few years but Cameron Smith is not the NRL’s greatest player, Paul Crawley says.

Tue 20 Oct 2020

Rip-off warning: AFL tickets back on sale for $1k each

Premium Content Rip-off warning: AFL tickets back on sale for $1k each

Tickets for Brisbane’s historic AFL grand final sold out in 20 minutes. Now they’re popping up online at hugely inflated prices, but buyers have been warned of some...

Katter’s push to ban trans athletes

Premium Content Katter’s push to ban trans athletes

Transgender athletes could be banned from playing women’s contact sport if the Katter Australian Party holds the balance of power after the state election.

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