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Ireland withstand late Wallabies onslaught to take series

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Australia’s chance to beat the reigning Six Nations Grand Slam champions ended in agony as Ireland claimed a famous 20-16 victory in heart-stopping circumstances at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night. A tenacious win from the Wallabies in…

Australia v Ireland live: Wallabies look to bounce back in Test series decider

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The luck of the Irish prevails - the video referees have spoken and there was no evidence that the ball was knocked on by the Irish in the final pass of the game. So the Irish have it, winning the game by 20-16 in a dramatic nail-biting…

Cleary is made of the right tough, says Origin mentor Joey

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Blues legend Andrew Johns is confident Nathan Cleary can lead the Blues to victory tonight against Queensland, but Johns has revealed that his cool approach to the game is not what has impressed him most after working with Cleary during…

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Socceroos stalwart set to retire from international football

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Kazan: Australia's do-or-die clash against Peru on Tuesday could be the last time Mark Milligan steps out for his country with the Socceroos' stalwart planning to retire from the national team at the conclusion of the 2018 World Cup in…

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The van Marwijk effect: Why Bert has had big impact in a short time

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At worst, Bert van Marwijk may only have 72 meaningful hours in charge of the Socceroos. At best, he could have a few more weeks. Australia's final World Cup group-stage game against Peru in Sochi in the early hours of Wednesay morning, as…

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One-off women's Origin a winner but caution urged on expansion

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Players and coaches from both teams have warned against expanding the women's State Of Origin concept too quickly following the Blues' gripping 16-10 win over Queensland in the inaugural fixture on Friday. The match was played as a one-off…

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Crusaders coach heaps praise on Forrest after Force exhibition match

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Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has heaped praise on Andrew Forrest, labelling the billionaire mining magnate a great man for saving the Western Force. Taken aback: Crusaders coach Scott Robertson was impressed with the passion of Western…

Friday, Jun 22

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FIFA World Cup: Day nine, live scores, results, highlights

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Nigeria must avoid defeat, or they are eliminated - Iceland can take a giant leap towards escaping the group win a victory, and a draw would favour the Europeans but not really do them any huge favours. Could this be the moment Tim Cahill…

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Blues captain out of work but on a high after thrilling Origin win

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Just days after losing her job to pursue a rugby league dream, Maddie Studdon captained NSW to a thrilling 16-10 victory over Queensland in the inaugural women's State of Origin at North Sydney Oval. Isabelle Kelly's late try broke the…

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How the Blues can be even better in Sydney

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Queensland will be better, NSW reckon they can be better. But just where do the fine margins lie for the Blues, looking to put Brad Fittler's first series as head coach to bed before they've even had to set foot across the Tweed? A series…

Why the Wallabies owe Sydney rugby fans nothing but their best in Ireland decider

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Sydneysiders have not been afforded the privilege of watching the Wallabies at their best over the past few years. Since the World Cup, the Wallabies have lost all four of their matches in Sydney. As a result, there has been a bitter…

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Great Danes? How Jedinak's outlaw routine shocked the old world order

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You know who I mean. I firstly mean all you other nations who never took Australian soccer seriously, who sneered unpleasantly in our general direction, who were not sure we even (sniff) belonged in the World Cup in the first place. Your…

Crichton's popularity in Arnhem Land helps leave lasting legacy

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There's a pair of Greg Inglis' footy boots floating around in Arnhem Land, owned by a man who didn't speak much English a few years ago and is now the go-between for the police and his local community. He tried to wear the footy boots once…

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NRL makes US inroads with 60 million household TV deal for Denver Test

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The Denver Test will have a potential reach of 60 million households across the United States and Canada after a landmark deal was struck to show the game live across the CBS network. The arrangement has only just been finalised, ensuring…

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Australia leave Denmark on the ropes after frustrating draw

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Australia's 2018 World Cup campaign remains alive - but only just - after an impressive 1-1 draw against Denmark in yet another match in which the Socceroos deserved more than they got. The Socceroos collected their first World Cup point…

BBC forced to apologise for Kyrgios' swearing as he beats Edmund

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Nick Kyrgios has continued his impressive grasscourt form with a fine victory over Kyle Edmund to secure a quarter-final place at Queen's Club in London. But the the mercurial Australian No.1 insisted afterwards he was unfazed that the BBC…

Thursday, Jun 21

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VAR: Some you win, some you lose - but its all the same to Jedi

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It brings joy and delight, it brings heartbreak and despair. The VAR taketh away, like some vengeful Deity, denying a team hope when it gives a decision that causes grief and pain. Helping hand: The VAR was called on to award Australia a…

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Australian World Cup dreams remain alive after draw with Denmark

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Australia has kept its World Cup dream alive after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Denmark in its second group game in Samara. Captain Mile Jedinak brought the Socceroos level from the penalty spot shortly before the interval after…

FIFA World Cup: Day eight, live scores, results, highlights

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41st minute: Giroud nearly scores but the keeper rushes out to take the ball off his foot, before the next attack draws a great save as Lucas Hernandez overlapped from left back and unleashed a powerful shot. France totally in control now…

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The one Queenslander the Trbojevic brothers aren't out to take down

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Jake and Tom Trbojevic still have plenty of time for at least one Queenslander - Daly Cherry-Evans. The Blues brothers could be forgiven for craving a return to State of Origin camp this week and getting as far as away from the Sea Eagles…

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The Aussie guru behind Ireland’s resurgence

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It may interest many to know that an Australian deserves at least some credit for Ireland's transformation over the past four years. As Ireland rugby's high-performance svengali, David Nucifora has enjoyed an enormously productive…

'Australians want success on the world stage. The Wallabies can deliver'

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Funny game, rugby. One minute it's on the brink of self-destruction and the next it's riding high on the outrageous quality of its blue riband product, the Wallabies. Super Rugby, can't-beat-the-Kiwis, who-needs-a-bailout malaise one day,…

Cheika announces Wallabies squad: drops Timu, tweaks back row ahead of Ireland decider

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New Wallabies No.6 Lukhan Tui says he just wants to “run hard and tackle hard” in his international starting debut, which coach Michael Cheika revealed had come about because of an ankle injury to back-rower Caleb Timu. Cheika insisted…

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'This is our grand final': Cheika urges Wallabies to let loose

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Michael Cheika has warned Ireland the Wallabies won’t go into their shell for this weekend’s decider in Sydney and will be even more audacious in attack with the series on the line. After a gallant victory in Brisbane and then a 26-21…

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Burgess hits it off with baseballers ahead of American Test

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Denver: Not content with watching batting practice ahead of a big MLB game, Sam Burgess decided to have a go himself. Burgess is part of the England side spreading the gospel of rugby league in the United States. On Wednesday, Colorado…

Smith, Warner free to play in Sheffield Shield final

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Former leaders Steve Smith and David Warner could be back playing professional cricket on home soil earlier than expected in next season's Sheffield Shield final. It had been thought Australian fans would have the wait until the 2019/20…

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What we learned from week one of football's biggest shop window

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Samara: There's no better shop window than the World Cup. Josh Risdon might be bemoaning the VAR decision that went against him against France but he may have found a silver lining in becoming the first player in the history of the World…

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English League One club Charlton Athletic confirm Australian takeover 'imminent'

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A group of Australian businessmen is set to take over third-tier English club Charlton Athletic, the club has confirmed. Led by Essendon AFL board member Andrew Muir, the investors have been in talks with Charlton for several months and…

Domestic season to open early, five Sheffield Shield rounds form Test audition

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Australia's domestic cricket season will start on September 16 and run until April, with some Test aspirants to have five Sheffield Shield rounds to prove they should be picked to face India. Cricket Australia (CA) has released more dates…

Wednesday, Jun 20

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FIFA World Cup: Day seven, live scores, results, highlights

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First up, we had Portugal ending Morocco's World Cup dreams, after an early Cristiano Ronaldo header was enough to give the European champions a 1-0 win - it was his fourth goal of the tournament, and elevated him to the second-highest…