Ablett back, Giants hope on trio

Geelong superstar Gary Ablett is set to return for Friday night’s blockbuster against fellow top-four hopefuls Greater Western Sydney. The dual Brownlow medallist has recovered from the hamstring injury that’s seen him miss the last three weeks and will train fully this week, with the main session on Wednesday the only thing getting in the way of him playing on […]

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Waratahs are Australia's best chance to beat the trans-Tasman Blues

The Waratahs are the last line of Australia's defence against New Zealand dominance in Super Rugby but Rob Simmons says the side isn't feeling any pressure ahead of their clash with the Blues this weekend. The unbroken tally of defeats to Kiwi teams now sits at 36 matches spanning three seasons and despite early confidence that an Australian side would […]

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Seven using AFL grand final to boost international cricket opener

Channel Seven will use this year's AFL grand final to leverage its debut international cricket broadcast when Australia hosts New Zealand in the first of three women's T20s at North Sydney Oval. The September 29 clash has been scheduled as an evening fixture which will be shown on Seven's main channel, directly after the completion of the AFL grand final […]

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Melbourne Storm pack "the best in the comp" according to Jacks

Melbourne Storm halfback Ryley Jacks has praised his forward pack as the best in the NRL ahead of their showdown with top-team St George-Illawarra Dragons on Sunday. The fourth-place Storm are on a three-game winning streak and have scored 34 or more points in each of the wins and while this would usually mean praise for the playmakers and backs, […]

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart's proudest playing moment

Ricky Stuart isn't one to bask in the glory of yesteryear. But the Canberra Raiders coach still took a moment to reflect on a sterling playing career that has him in contention to join rugby league's greatest in the Hall of Fame. Raiders coach Ricky Stuart reflects on his playing days. The three-time premiership-winning halfback won a Dally M and […]

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Seven talking points from the rugby league weekend

Hull FC crashed to an agonising one-point defeat to Catalans Dragons but full-back Albert Kelly’s off-field behaviour continues to stick in the craw. Over on the east side of the city, Rovers were pipped 20-18 by champions Leeds with winger Junior Vaivai curiously celebrating the elements. And table-topping St Helens had a unique way of heralding their star man Ben […]

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Smerdon had a long 'habit of cheating', Aquanita hearing told

Racing Victoria investigators have for the first time released damning footage from surveillance cameras of float driver Greg Nelligan treating Lovani at Flemington last October with a modified plunger. On the first day of day of the Aquanita hearings at the Melbourne County Court, Jeff Gleeson QC told the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board that it was the precise moment […]

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Batista Says WWE Ghosted Him For ‘Mania,’ And He Reveals His Final Opportunity For A Return

In a recent interview on 106.7 The Fan, Batista revealed that he was set to team with Ronda Rousey and then the WWE stopped returning his calls. Dave Bautista is known in the Marvel universe as Drax the Destroyer, but in the WWE universe, he’s known as “The Animal” Batista. As Cageside Seats reported, it was once rumored that the […]

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