National Sport

Wed 1 Apr 2020

Dad’s amazing lawn makeover pleases bored kids

premium_icon Dad’s amazing lawn makeover pleases bored kids

A cancelled sporting season mixed with a pinch of boredom was the perfect excuse for a dad to transform his backyard into a soccer field fit for a team.

NRL legend blasts ‘stupid’ AFL great

NRL legend blasts ‘stupid’ AFL great

A cross-code war of words has erupted between NRL hardman Mark Geyer and Kane Cornes after a stinging accusation the AFL great is “irrelevant”.

NRL in dogfight to protect players’ golden egg

premium_icon NRL in dogfight to protect players’ golden egg

Peter V’landys says the code’s greatest assets – the players – have suffered enough

Tue 31 Mar 2020

‘Bloody disappointing’: Top Roo slams Tassie rumours

premium_icon ‘Bloody disappointing’: Top Roo slams Tassie rumours

North Melbourne chairman Ben Buckley hasn’t missed suggestions his club could be on the move, calling it unnecessary and unwarranted rumour-mongering.

Rugby decimated by ‘toughest decision in game’s history’

premium_icon Rugby decimated by ‘toughest decision in game’s history’

Rugby Australia staff have been left devastated by the governing body’s decision to stand down 75 per cent of its employees as the game remains on the edge of financial...

Healy avoid jury duty for World Cup win

premium_icon Healy avoid jury duty for World Cup win

Australia’s star of the T20 World Cup final, Alyssa Healy, needed evidence to prove she had a valid reason for missing jury duty earlier this month.

Arrow will take a pay cut to move to Souths

premium_icon Arrow will take a pay cut to move to Souths

Titans star Jai Arrow has confirmed he will honour his contract with South Sydney in 2021, even if he needs to take a pay cut to do so.

Australia Test captain robbed for Maccas run

premium_icon Australia Test captain robbed for Maccas run

With contract announcements for Australia’s elite cricketers being delayed due, the last thing Test skipper Tim Paine needed stolen was his wallet.

Gilchrist: My isolation must-dos

premium_icon Gilchrist: My isolation must-dos

Cricket legend Adam Gilchrist has revealed his favourite shows, films that are sure to help Aussies bust their self-isolation blues.

Avdulla the big winner in jockey merry-go-around

Avdulla the big winner in jockey merry-go-around

Colt has a fourth change of jockeys in as many starts for the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Cox Plate centenary edition under serious threat

premium_icon Cox Plate centenary edition under serious threat

It isn’t set to be staged until October 24 but major doubts already hang over the running of one Australia’s greatest races in its 100th year.

Virus chaos forces footy star out of UK hospital

premium_icon Virus chaos forces footy star out of UK hospital

Former NRL player Mose Masoe has spent the past 12 weeks in a UK hospital with a serious spinal injury. But now he’s been sent home before he’s ready.

Will all 18 clubs survive? Gill answers tough question

premium_icon Will all 18 clubs survive? Gill answers tough question

It is in the back of the mind for all footy fans. Will my club survive the COVID-19 hiatus?

Slater backs calls to return to one NRL referee to cut costs

Slater backs calls to return to one NRL referee to cut costs

Slater is in favour of returning to the one referee model as the game tries to cut costs amid the financial crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NRL stars question how execs escape harsh pay cuts

premium_icon NRL stars question how execs escape harsh pay cuts

Players rep Clint Newtown wants to know why NRL executives are copping just a 25% reduction.

Joke is on players in NRL’s latest comedy routine

premium_icon Joke is on players in NRL’s latest comedy routine

NRL boss Todd Greenberg and chief financial officer Tony Crawford have evaporated any trust league’s key earners have left in the game’s ability to run itself.

Red Bull’s crazy F1 ‘corona camp’ plan

premium_icon Red Bull’s crazy F1 ‘corona camp’ plan

Red Bull’s Helmet Marko recently floated the idea of a training camp for their senior and junior drivers to ‘mentally and physically fill this dead time’.

Fast Lane to Japan for jockey to avoid virus

Fast Lane to Japan for jockey to avoid virus

Top jockey Damian Lane has jumped town and turned to Japan to see out the coronavirus pandemic and also return to its riding ranks in which he starred last year

‘Light at end of tunnel’: New Tokyo dates locked in

premium_icon ‘Light at end of tunnel’: New Tokyo dates locked in

The extraordinary task of pushing back the Tokyo Olympics by a year has taken its first huge step, with organisers locking in the time slot for next year’s Games to...

Nine to save $130m if NRL is cancelled

premium_icon Nine to save $130m if NRL is cancelled

Channel 9 has told shareholders it will save $130 million this year with the cancellation of the NRL.

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