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Ponga lifts Maroons in Origin face-saver

Ponga lifts Maroons in Origin face-saver

It was missing for the first two games but Queensland finally found their State of Origin spark with fullback Kalyn Ponga. Absent for the first two matches due to injury, the Newcastle superstar showed the Maroons just what they’d been missing with a leading hand in Wednesday’s 20-18 win over NSW on the Gold Coast....

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Eagles a mess as Kangaroos snare shock win

Eagles a mess as Kangaroos snare shock win

The doomsday drums will be beating at West Coast after they suffered a shock 10-point AFL loss to last-placed North Melbourne at a wet and slippery Optus Stadium. In a match that featured plenty of twists and turns, the Eagles produced a four-goal blitz early in the final quarter of Monday night’s clash to take...

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Barty into her first Wimbledon quarters

Barty into her first Wimbledon quarters

Ash Barty has moved into uncharted territory at Wimbledon, reaching the quarter-finals for the first time by ending the fairytale run of French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova. Australia’s top seed ended the Czech’s 15-match unbeaten streak on the tournament’s famous second week ‘Manic Monday’, winning 7-5 6-3 with a performance that grew in authority during...

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Tigers aren’t out of AFL premiership contention, but they’re making the task hard for themselves

Tigers aren’t out of AFL premiership contention, but they’re making the task hard for themselves

On Friday night we watched on patiently and expectantly, thinking surely something would happen. But it never did. Richmond’s uncharacteristic performance against St Kilda at the MCG left you questioning conventional football wisdom. The Tigers simply didn’t look like the Tigers. As their coach Damien Hardwick put it, they didn’t fire a shot. Despite St...

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Wallabies’ Nic White out of France series

Wallabies’ Nic White out of France series

Wallabies halfback Nic White is out of next month’s Test series against France, while fellow veterans Matt Toomua and James O’Connor are also battling injuries, potentially robbing the side of almost 150 Test caps. White has returned home to Canberra after suffering a MCL injury at training during their Gold Coast camp, and Toomua is...