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AFL 2018

SUNS midfielder Brayden Fiorini wants a crack at blue chip QClash performer Dayne Beams. Fiorini was handed the assignment of curtailing Tigers’ premiership captain Trent Cotchin on Saturday night and took the honours. However, despite keeping the Brownlow Medallist to just 12 disposals while collecting 29 of his own, it …

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Bledisloe Cup

ALL BLACKS coach Steve Hansen has rejected suggestions from former players that the team’s famous pre-match haka has been devalued by overuse. The world champions perform the traditional Maori challenge before every Test match but former New Zealand prop Kees Meeuws told British author Peter Bills the foot-stomping, chest-thumping ritual …

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Bledisloe Cup

THE All Blacks have gone a year without having to worry about David Pocock but they’re on high alert for the return of the Wallabies back-row menace in the Bledisloe Cup. The Brumbies star wasn’t part of the 2017 series as he was on a sabbatical. He returned to the …

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Broncos v Rabbitohs

BRONCOS v RABBITOHS: Teams have been named for the round 23 clash between Brisbane and South Sydney. BRONCOS v RABBITOHS 7:50pm Thursday at Suncorp Stadium Broncos 1. Darius Boyd 2. Corey Oates 3. James Roberts 4. Jordan Kahu 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Anthony Milford 7. Kodi Nikorima 15. Joe Ofahengaue9. …

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NFL

INJURED Pittsburgh Steelers star Ryan Shazier has received a rousing ovation for fans after simply walking across the field at training camp. The 25-year-old two-time Pro Bowl linebacker was a mainstay of the Steelers line-up until a head-on tackle during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals in December 2017 saw …

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NRL Manly

MANLY coach Trent Barrett has refused to answer questions about his explosive walkout at Brookvale. News broke of the 40-year-old’s surprise resignation on Tuesday following the club’s 18-6 win over the Bulldogs on the weekend. It’s understood Barrett’s frustrations were centred around a lack of resources and support at club …

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Winx Stakes 2018

CHAMPION mare Winx gained the tick of approval from trainer Chris Waller and jockey Hugh Bowman after completing her final track gallop ahead of her comeback to racing at Royal Randwick on Saturday. It was just before dawn when Winx appeared at Rosehill trackwork, galloping solo wide out on the …

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UEFA Super Cup

THE shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo is still hanging over Real Madrid as the team prepares to face fierce rival Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final on Thursday morning (AEST). Captain Sergio Ramos, though, has no doubt that the club can deal with the departure of the five-time Ballon …

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