National Sport

Thu 19 Sep 2019

War of words heats up before showdown

War of words heats up before showdown

They don’t square off until Friday night, but Richmond and Geelong are already trading barbs before the opening bounce of their AFL preliminary final.

Is tennis royalty gathering for ‘slaughter’?

Is tennis royalty gathering for ‘slaughter’?

The photos are great — and we mean really great — but there are fears the Laver Cup is going to be a pretty one-sided affair.

Tiger Woods’ son roasts fellow pro

Tiger Woods’ son roasts fellow pro

Tiger Woods was dubbed an underrated trash talker, it seems his son has followed suit with this ruthless put-down of an American star.

Schwass’s mental health message every man should hear

Schwass’s mental health message every man should hear

Wayne Schwass has delivered an emotional-charged tribute to his mate Danny Frawley, and pleaded with men to change the way they think about mental health.

Smith ready to do it the hard way

premium_icon Smith ready to do it the hard way

This isn’t the Melbourne Storm way. It wasn’t how the plan was supposed to work. But Cameron Smith knows his team can take whatever Parramatta throw at them.

Meninga: Bennett can lift Bunnies again

premium_icon Meninga: Bennett can lift Bunnies again

Wayne Bennett knows more about finals footy than most of us will ever know and the master will get the best out of South Sydney on Friday, writes Mal Meninga

GPS Rugby Team of the Year 2019 unveiled

premium_icon GPS Rugby Team of the Year 2019 unveiled

More than 44,000 votes have been tallied to reveal the people’s selections in the GPS rugby team of the season.

Gould: Broncos clean-up act guarantees Seibold’s future

Gould: Broncos clean-up act guarantees Seibold’s future

Phil Gould believes the fact Anthony Seibold was signed to a five-year deal means the Broncos knew they had to go backwards before they could go forwards.

McLaughlin in driver’s seat for Bathurst dream

premium_icon McLaughlin in driver’s seat for Bathurst dream

It’s not often you get a free hit at Australia’s most iconic race but Scott McLaughlin will do whatever it takes to claim his first win on the mountain.

Diamonds bring key duo back into fold

premium_icon Diamonds bring key duo back into fold

The Diamonds have mixed things up for Constellation Cup series against New Zealand with four changes from the side that won silver at the World Cup in July.

Griffin: Where Storm, Eels will be won and lost

premium_icon Griffin: Where Storm, Eels will be won and lost

Former NRL coach Anthony Griffin looks at where the match will be won and lost.

Stop Suli! Gagai prepped for Manly giant

premium_icon Stop Suli! Gagai prepped for Manly giant

Dane Gagai returns to Souths’ backline on Friday night against Manly for what is quickly becoming one of game’s toughest new assignments.

Bowler’s insane 63-year piece of history

Bowler’s insane 63-year piece of history

Shane Warne or Glenn McGrath weren’t able to pull off what this South African bowler did as he wrote his name into the record books.

Knights cleanout begins as five exit

Knights cleanout begins as five exit

The Knights have officially parted ways with four club veterans and a rookie as the club aims to bounce back from a disappointing campaign.

Lees weighs up fresh attack on The Everest

Lees weighs up fresh attack on The Everest

Trainer Kris Lees hasn’t ruled out a bold first-up tilt at the $14 million The Everest with In Her Time as he considers not running the mare in The Shorts.

Why Giants will have last laugh on Eddie

premium_icon Why Giants will have last laugh on Eddie

Eddie McGuire once labelled Western Sydney ‘the land of the falafel’, but on Saturday night he could end up being the meat in the kebab.

Strikers earn shot at City after historic win

premium_icon Strikers earn shot at City after historic win

Brisbane Strikers become the first Queensland club to reach the FFA Cup semi-finals after setting up a showdown with A-League heavyweights Melbourne City.

Giants believe they have watertight case

premium_icon Giants believe they have watertight case

GWS hasn’t ruled out a last-minute court injunction to allow Toby Greene to play against Collingwood.

Brisbane eye Eel to solve playmaking crisis

premium_icon Brisbane eye Eel to solve playmaking crisis

The troubled times in Brisbane could spell disaster for Sydney’s west with the Broncos believed to be considering star Parramatta halfback Mitchell Moses.

Why NRL could drive Sam Burgess out of the game

premium_icon Why NRL could drive Sam Burgess out of the game

Given he walked away from league once before, could the NRL’s quest for political correctness drive a frustrated Sam Burgess away from league forever

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