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Wallabies prickly response to ‘stupid question’

If the sour atmosphere at a Monday media conference is any guide, the Wallabies will be steaming going into their Rugby World Cup quarter-final against England. A stock-standard media event degenerated into sarcastic exchanges between three Wallabies and journalists, possibly reflecting how the stakes had risen this week for the players. Forwards Tolu Latu and […]

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Peer treasure: Tedesco adds another crown to his season of bling

Roosters superstar James Tedesco.Credit:Nicholas Walker Roosters superstar James Tedesco has joined Johnathan Thurston as the only player to be crowned The Players' Champion by his peers more than once. Tedesco beat finalists Cameron Smith, Cameron Munster, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Payne Haas to the award, capping what has been one of the greatest individual seasons by […]

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‘They were going to bottle him’: Why Storm prop started swinging

Melbourne Storm prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona went on a search-and-destroy mission outside a popular Bali bar to prevent a drunken Australian tourist from smashing teammate Suliasi Vunivalu with a beer bottle. “They were going to ‘bottle’ him,” an eyewitness told the Herald. Melbourne Storm forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona.Credit:Getty Images Asia Pac As the Kiwi international flew home […]

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Nicks tipped to land senior coaching role with the Crows

Adelaide are on the verge of announcing their new AFL senior coach, with GWS assistant Matthew Nicks the strong favourite. There has been speculation the Crows are poised to unveil Don Pyke's successor as early as Monday after more weekend meetings. GWS are yet to receive official word that they are losing Nicks, but it […]