National Sport

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Bennett’s right-hand man goes South

premium_icon Bennett’s right-hand man goes South

Wayne Bennett will have a familiar face on the training ground at South Sydney with sacked Broncos assistant coach Jason Demetriou joining the Rabbitohs.

Waugh: Starc fighting for future in Perth

Waugh: Starc fighting for future in Perth

Former Australian cricketer and national team selector Mark Waugh believes Mitchell Starc could be playing for his spot during the second Test in Perth.

Disgraced Aquanita trainer missing in action

premium_icon Disgraced Aquanita trainer missing in action

Robert Smerdon, the biggest fish netted in the Aquanita doping scandal, is a no-show at the VCAT to appeal against his life disqualification from training.

Footy crackdown a ‘recipe for disaster’

Footy crackdown a ‘recipe for disaster’

The changes approved by the AFL Commission this week have been blasted by a footy legend who believes the tweaks will ruin the game.

X-factor: Player that’ll make your NRL team a contender

premium_icon X-factor: Player that’ll make your NRL team a contender

We take a look at the 16 players who can make or break your NRL team’s season in 2019.

Pocock’s ‘excellence’ honoured by peers

premium_icon Pocock’s ‘excellence’ honoured by peers

David Pocock picked up another two major awards to crown his return to Australian rugby after claiming the RUPA Medal For Excellence for the third time.

Leaked email exposes bloody Kohli coup

Leaked email exposes bloody Kohli coup

Extraordinary leaked emails and text messages reveal how Indian captain Virat Kohli orchestrated the termination of former coach Anil Kumble.

Cyclone threatening Roar-Victory clash

premium_icon Cyclone threatening Roar-Victory clash

Cyclone Owen may force postponement of Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory A-League clash

‘Finch should drop down the order,’ says Whitney

premium_icon ‘Finch should drop down the order,’ says Whitney

FORMER Australian fast bowler Mike Whitney has urged Justin Langer and Tim Paine to drop opening batsman Aaron Finch down the batting order for second Test.

Inside story: How it all unravelled for Sharks

premium_icon Inside story: How it all unravelled for Sharks

Earlier this year Cronulla hired an ex-NRL salary cap auditor to check procedures. What he stumbled over in week one of the job has left the club in crisis.

Why the Titans have to make a play for Smith

premium_icon Why the Titans have to make a play for Smith

With Christmas a fortnight away, Titans co-owner Darryl Kelly, with his white hair and beard, should play Santa and give Gold Coast fans the ultimate present.

Damning extent of Smith, Warner crisis exposed

Damning extent of Smith, Warner crisis exposed

Australia gained respect from a fighting performance in Adelaide but the cruel reality of life without its banned stars has been laid bare.

Intrust Super Cup undergoes finals revamp

premium_icon Intrust Super Cup undergoes finals revamp

The Intrust Super Cup has undergone a shake-up with QLD’s premier rugby league competition to change the way the finals series is played next season.

Norman set to quit Eels for Dragons on three-year-deal

Norman set to quit Eels for Dragons on three-year-deal

Corey Norman tipped to sign with the Dragons after a recruitment meeting found the Eels half was the No.1 target.

Roo’s swipe after taking on Neymar, Mbappe

Roo’s swipe after taking on Neymar, Mbappe

Two Socceroos were in the thick of the Champions League action. Both played on world-class opponents, but one wasn’t happy with the refereeing.

Police may push ahead with assault charges against Walker

Police may push ahead with assault charges against Walker

Police are reportedly intent on pushing ahead with assault charges against Manly centre Dylan Walker despite his fiancee’s intent to retract her statement.

Aussie cricketers cop a really rude shock

Aussie cricketers cop a really rude shock

A widely-held truth was busted wide open as India delivered a very specific reality check nobody — bar Shane Warne — saw coming.

Top 25 young guns set for a Maroon future

premium_icon Top 25 young guns set for a Maroon future

A couple of sons of guns, a Rockhampton backrower running over opposition, and a Gold Coaster who the Super League would love to poach. Read part three here

Bash bat toss too much for Mitch

premium_icon Bash bat toss too much for Mitch

Music, fireworks and dance performances are already part of the Big Bash but for former Test quick Mitchell Johnson, the new bat toss idea is a step too far.

‘Moose’ ready to roam with Cowboys pack

premium_icon ‘Moose’ ready to roam with Cowboys pack

Big-name Cowboys signing Josh McGuire says he a “needed a change”, but remains tight-lipped on how he will be utilised in North Queensland’s all-star pack.

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