'Twiggy' recruits World Rugby deputy to head mining push in Argentina

Political intrigue has hit international rugby with Australian officials fuming over Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest's recruitment of a high-ranking World Rugby official to head up his Latin American mining interests. As Rugby Australia (RA) and the billionaire iron ore magnate are locked in an increasingly adversarial arm-wrestle over the fate of Forrest's rebel World Series Rugby competition, it emerged that Forrest […]

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Brumbies coach backs Tom Banks to match it with best in the world

Brumbies fullback Tom Banks is on the cusp of his Wallabies debut. ACT Brumbies coach Dan McKellar has been cautious not to overhype his inexperienced players this season, but with Tom Banks on the cusp of a Wallabies debut – he indulged. Banks was named in the Wallabies 28-man squad on Sunday and he'll likely compete with Melbourne Rebels winger Jack Maddocks […]

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Stephen Larkham makes World Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Wallabies five-eighth and 1999 World Cup winner Stephen Larkham is the latest Australian to be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. The 102-Test veteran was part of three Rugby World Cup campaigns, which included victory in 1999 and the loss to England in the 2003 final in Sydney. Australia’s Stephen Larkham, left, charges with the ball pursued […]

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Academics call for a ban on ‘live odds’ gambling ads

Academics call for a ban on ‘live odds’ gambling ads after report reveals commercials shown during World Cup games misled viewers into thinking they had to rush to make their bets Experts at University of Warwick said controversial psychological tricks used They are particularly concerned by so-called ‘live odds’ betting offers on TV The Remote Gambling Association said it would […]

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Matildas' World Cup dream isn't that, it's a reality

The Matildas aren’t 2019 Women’s World Cup dark horses – they should be one of the favourites. Holding the World Cup trophy aloft on July 7 in France next year is not a pipedream. It is well within the capabilities of Alen Stajcic and his players, and they know it. They’ve been saying it since before the 2015 World Cup. Stajcic […]

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DC couple who quit jobs to travel on bicycles killed in terror attack

PICTURED – American couple killed in a terror attack in Tajikistan: Tourists who were run down on their bikes by an SUV filled with knife-wielding men had quit their jobs and decided to travel around the world Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, both 29, were Americans killed in Tajikistan  The couple and two others were murdered in terror attack with […]

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Thomas' world 'turned upside down' by Tour win

A congratulatory phone call from Arsene Wenger and video messages from Dan Carter, Sir Elton John and Gareth Bale were among the highlights of "a crazy 24 hours" experienced by Geraint Thomas following his historic Tour de France triumph on Sunday. There is no respite yet for Wales' first Tour winner, either. Thomas is already back on his bike, scooping […]

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'World came falling down': Floodgates open for Tour champ-in-waiting

Espelette: Geraint Thomas could not hold the emotion any longer. After clinching all but certain victory in the Tour de France on Saturday, only rare misfortune could take the title from him now. But after days of stoically repeating his mantra that he was taking the race “day by day” and not thinking of victory, the floodgates finally broke open. As […]

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Doom-mongers warn Friday’s blood moon means the end of the world

Doom-mongers warn that it means the end of the world. What’s certain is that tomorrow’s BLOOD MOON is a once in a lifetime event – and we’ve had a spectacular preview of what is to come tonight Longest total eclipse of the moon this century will happen on Friday night Will be accompanied by Mars shining bright closer than it will […]

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Heal, Anstey write new chapter as Sapphires reach World Cup knockouts

Rising stars Shyla Heal and Isobel Anstey have helped the Australian Sapphires to the knockout rounds of the FIBA under-17 Women’s World Cup in Belarus. Heal and Anstey, the daughters of Australian greats Shane Heal and Chris Anstey, have played key roles as the Sapphires went 3-0 in the group stage which ended on Tuesday night with a 64-48 win […]

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