National Sport

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Lockyer: 17-team comp solves expansion debate

premium_icon Lockyer: 17-team comp solves expansion debate

The NRL wants to relocate clubs rather than expand the comp, but a compromise must be reached to balance welfare of Sydney clubs, writes Darren Lockyer.

Zorko lauds Lions’ increased depth

premium_icon Zorko lauds Lions’ increased depth

Brisbane’s off-season spotlight focused on high-profile recruits Lachie Neale and Jarryd Lyons but Dayne Zorko says there’s more to the Lions.

Swans set to be tall order for Dogs defence

premium_icon Swans set to be tall order for Dogs defence

Sydney have gone massive in their desperate bid to provide more support for Lance Franklin, with a monster forward line named to take on the Western Bulldogs.

Crazy history at stake in Winx farewell

Crazy history at stake in Winx farewell

Champion mare Winx will carry a freakish set of records into what is expected to be her final ever run at her home track on Saturday.

Sacked Barba gives up on NRL return

premium_icon Sacked Barba gives up on NRL return

SACKED rugby league player Ben Barba has given up on ever returning to the NRL as he looks to move on with his life once charges against him are finalised.

JT wants Morgan to take his Maroon throne

premium_icon JT wants Morgan to take his Maroon throne

Johnathan Thurston has anointed Michael Morgan as Queensland’s next champion halfback as the Cowboys captain outlined his mission to win back his Origin jumper.

Smith clash that shook Aussie golden boy

Smith clash that shook Aussie golden boy

JHYE Richardson vividly recalls the penny dropping after witnessing an extraordinary battle between Steve Smith and a teammate.

Tate the spark Reds need this Sunday

premium_icon Tate the spark Reds need this Sunday

Tate McDermott is the spark who can fix the Reds’ slow starts when it’s needed most to beat the Brumbies on Sunday afternoon.

Frustrated McGregor still waiting for cap relief to replace de Belin

Frustrated McGregor still waiting for cap relief to replace de...

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor admits being frustrated as the club waits on salary cap dispensation for banned star Jack de Belin.

Force is with Snowden in hunt for third Slipper

Force is with Snowden in hunt for third Slipper

Peter Snowden has dismissed the “back-up hoodoo” as an issue for brilliant colt Cosmic Force in the Golden Slipper at Rosehill Gardens.

Tigers face tough questions after Rance injury

premium_icon Tigers face tough questions after Rance injury

RICHMOND star Alex Rance requires a knee reconstruction after scans confirmed he ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in the season-opening win over Carlton.

How Cowboys lost gun rookie to Broncos

premium_icon How Cowboys lost gun rookie to Broncos

North Queensland product Tom Flegler is the one that got away, with the Broncos trumping the Cowboys for the front-row sensation rated the next Shane Webcke.

Footy thugs face bans after sickening MCG brawl

premium_icon Footy thugs face bans after sickening MCG brawl

Those involved in an ugly brawl after the season opener could face bans, with AFL boss Gillon McLachlan weighing in on the “disgraceful” incident.

AFL opener marred by sickening coward punch

AFL opener marred by sickening coward punch

A VICIOUS brawl broke out in the stands at the MCG after last night’s Richmond-Carlton season-opener in troubling scenes for the game.

Under pressure: Aussie stars playing for World Cup spots

Under pressure: Aussie stars playing for World Cup spots

Only five ODIs are left before the hopes and dreams of several Australians are either realised or crushed at the World Cup selection table.

Manly rejects relocation as debate grows

Manly rejects relocation as debate grows

Manly chair Scott Penn insists his club’s geographical positioning means it can’t be a relocated as the NRL continues to grapple with expansion plans.

Bennett surprised by Bunnies breakout star

premium_icon Bennett surprised by Bunnies breakout star

Souths ran over the top of St George Illawarra, andnd it was a young gun Braidon Burns who joined old head Sam Burgess in a starring role for the Rabbitohs.

Eddie McGuire mooned at on live TV

Eddie McGuire mooned at on live TV

A FOOTY fan has been filmed treating Eddie McGuire to a cheeky full moon party after the AFL season opener between Richmond and Carlton.

Dominant Mustang faces scrutiny

premium_icon Dominant Mustang faces scrutiny

It has galloped to to take the opening six races of the Supercars season, but does the new Ford Mustang have an unfair edge?

Real reason for SBW heartbreak revealed

Real reason for SBW heartbreak revealed

THE full depth of Sonny Bill Williams’ heartbreak has been revealed in a report that details the full depth of the star’s tragic Christchurch connection.

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