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AFL admits they were wrong … and right

About 500 fans have been kicked out of AFL grounds this year, but that's only 20 more than this time last year, despite a security crackdown that was so badly handled the league was forced to apologise to fans. AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan admitted on Tuesday that the AFL, stadia, security contractors and Victoria […]

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Marshall, Johnson get Kiwi starts, Jennings brothers out for Tonga

Benji Marshall has been given the all-clear to make a fairytale international rugby league return for New Zealand against Tonga, linking up with Shaun Johnson for just the second time in his career. Coach Michael Maguire all-but confirmed the high-profile pairing would start Saturday's Test in Auckland, with Kieran Foran or Jahrome Hughes shaping as […]

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Bulldogs hopeful Liberatore has avoided a serious knee injury

The Western Bulldogs are optimistic premiership midfielder Tom Liberatore has not suffered another ACL injury after being forced from the ground in the second quarter of his side's win over Carlton on Saturday night with a sore right knee. Initial assessments suggested Liberatore had jarred his knee and may have hurt his cartilage, with ice […]

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Brumbies learn Super Rugby final opponent

The Brumbies will gallop into a Super Rugby quarter-final against the Sharks after the besieged South African side pipped the Lions to the last spot in the playoffs. The Australian conference winners, the only local side to make the finals, will host the Sharks in a knockout quarter-final in Canberra at 8.05pm (AEST) on Saturday. […]

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Origin exile to end among Blues shocks

NSW are set to end the State of Origin exile of Mitchell Pearce as well as hand Daniel Saifiti a maiden jersey as the Blues attempt to even up the series. The Newcastle Herald has reported the Newcastle Knights duo were set to be handed their Blues jersey’s after being told by coach Brad Fittler […]

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Cruel consequence of Folau fallout

The Israel Folau scandal which has rocked Australian rugby over the past two months has had wide reaching effects on the sport. The fallout has been huge with players from the NSW Waratahs revealing how it has affected their season. Speaking on Channel 9’s Sports Sunday, Wallabies scrumhalf Nick Phipps said he “couldn’t speak for […]

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Benji’s wonky field goal pulls game out of the fire for Tigers

The Tigers have spent the season fluctuating between finals hopes and wooden-spoon candidates, depending on which week you catch them. Against the Cowboys on Friday night, Michael Maguire's men rolled out their whole rollercoaster repertoire before pulling off one of the great escapes of the season thanks to a controversial late penalty try and the […]