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Brittany Breayley eager to display ‘Origin spirit’ in women’s game | Kate O’Halloran

Queensland’s vice-captain says pulling on a Maroons jersey will be an inspiration for Friday’s game at North SydneyBrittany Breayley knows the importance of having visible role-models in women’s sport. At 17, Breayley hadn’t considered rugby league as …

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St Kilda football club achieves top ranking at Pride in Sport awards

Awards recognise best rankings on Pride in Sport IndexNRL and Cricket Victoria among other winners Sign up to receive the latest Australian sports stories every dayThe St Kilda football club has been honoured for having the highest overall ranking in t…

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Kalyn Ponga a case study in what makes an Origin player | Matt Cleary

Queensland’s hopes of rescuing the series may rest on the 20-year-old fullbackSome years ago on a footy show lost in the mists of time, former NSW Blues coach and part-time oracle, Phil Gould, coined a phrase that stuck in the rugby league lexicon and …

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Goodbye to Mbye as Bulldogs slump to worst start in 54 years

Gold Coast beat Canterbury 32-10 Belmore SportsgroundMoses Mbye bids farewell with try before move to TigersCanterbury have slumped to their worst start in 54 seasons after being thumped 32-10 by Gold Coast. The Bulldogs had much to play for at their s…

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Maddison Studdon to lead NSW in women’s State of Origin with Ruan Sims injured

Sims rules herself out of inaugural representative game Studdon to step in and make history at North Sydney OvalSouth Sydney’s Maddison Studdon will captain NSW in the inaugural women’s State of Origin after star Ruan Sims ruled herself out because of …

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NRL star Jarryd Hayne’s US rape trial set for 2020

Parramatta Eels player accused of 2015 assaultHayne maintains innocence but will face five-day trialThe US woman who claimed she was a virgin when Jarryd Hayne raped her after a drunken night at a Californian bar would like “some sort of acknowledgemen…

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Queensland dealt blow as Billy Slater ruled out of State of Origin

Maroons star fails to overcome hamstring complaintMichael Morgan set to replace Slater for Game 1Just hours after coach Kevin Walters declared him set to play, Billy Slater has been ruled out of Wednesday’s State of Origin series opener in a massive bl…

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Jarryd Hayne: rape lawsuit heading for jury trial as mediation fails

NRL star and friends named as foreign nationals who would give evidence • Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morningA civil lawsuit accusing Jarryd Hayne of rape appears to be headed to a sensational jury trial in Californ…

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New South Wales to blood 11 new faces in State of Origin Game I

2018 Origin series kicks off in Melbourne next weekQueensland confirm Greg Inglis as Maroons captainNew South Wales will run out the most inexperienced team in more than three decades of State of Origin football in next Wednesday’s series opener agains…

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Sunday Sportwatch: Adelaide v Melbourne in AFL, plus Super Netball and more!

Live updates from around AustraliaGet in touch on email or tweet @rrjparkin 10.48am BST So a busy day of sports action across a few codes, but no huge upsets of which to speak.All three home sides notched comfortable wins in the Super Netball, with the…

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Sportwatch: AFL, NRL, netball, and Super Rugby – as it happened

Essendon shock GWS Giants to record back-to-back AFL upsetsPenrith put St George to the sword in near flawless NRL showing 1.18pm BST And that’s a wrap! All four games in the AFL ending up quite clear cut in the end, but all four of them at one stage o…

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Wayne Bennett to consider another club if Broncos replace him

Brisbane confirm approach to Craig BellamyBennett rules out job sharing next year Wayne Bennett says he will consider coaching another NRL club if he is replaced by Craig Bellamy at Brisbane. Brisbane CEO Paul White has confirmed a discussion with Melb…

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Claims Dylan Napa intentionally broke Korbin Sims’ jaw are ‘totally false’

Roosters player denies he ‘showboated’ after clashIncident in Brisbane put Sims out for up to six weeks Sydney Roosters firebrand Dylan Napa has defended his controversial tackle on Korbin Sims and explained why he reacted the way he did. Related: Biff…

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Todd Carney’s hopes of NRL return hit again as Souths rule out move

Rabbitohs’ feeder club focused on existing young talentCarney wants move to Sydney to care for his sick motherSouth Sydney have shot down Todd Carney’s latest hope of a return to the NRL, saying the club has “no pathway” for him to play first grade. Th…

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Cameron Smith announces his retirement – video

The rugby league great says he wished he could play for longer but now is the ‘right time’ to end his representative career Continue reading…

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In pursuit of perfection: Cameron Smith a champion in every sense | Nick Tedeschi

The former Queensland and Australia captain’s representative career was all about a sustained level of excellenceCameron Smith’s time representing Queensland and Australia is over. The captain of the Maroons and Kangaroos shocked the rugby league world…

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