NSW Blues Tweed Origin camp in pictures

Andrew Fifita meets young fans during a NSW Blues visit to Murwillumbah Brothers on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blues fever sweeps the community in inaugural training camp

Cronulla coach tips Origin omission to spark Shark

Valentine Holmes (left) will line up for the Sharks against the Bulldogs on Saturday after being overlooked by Queensland State of Origin selectors.

Flanagan warns rivals that Holmes has point to prove

UPDATE: NRL Footy Show in Mackay sold out overnight

NRL Footy Show star Beau Ryan in Gladstone for their Fan Day last year.

Which school should The Big Marn bring Small Talk to?

Hooker's emotions run high ahead of Origin opener

Nathan Peats takes part in a NSW State of Origin team training session at Kingscliff this week.

Nathan Peats pays tribute to supporters as he prepares for debut.

Origin rich list: how much every star makes

Anthony Milford passes the ball during a Queensland State of Origin team training session at Sanctuary Cove.

So what's the talent on show next Wednesday worth?

Bombers focus on Daniher over Martin

The 21-year-old has slotted 10 goals from the past two games.

Novak Djokovic's secret Roland Garros weapon

Novak Djokovic at the 2016 French Open.

The French Open might not be at Rafael Nadal's mercy after all.

Zampa wants to run hot in Champions Trophy

DREAM: Adam Zampa wants to be Australia's spinner in the Champions Trophy.

Zampa thinks England's heatwave could boost his chances

Crows to throw rookie in the deep end against Dockers

Hugh Greenwood of the Crows (left) celebrates with teammate Taylor Walker after kicking a goal against the Brisbane Lions.

Hugh Greenwood to play on Fremantle pair David Mundy and Nat Fyfe.

Luckless Demon finally back fit and firing

Melbourne Demons player Josh Wagner.

Josh Wagner initially thought he might be done for the season.

Magpies hero sticking by under-fire coach

Josh Smith of the Magpies reacts after kicking a goal against Hawthorn.

Josh Smith is desperate to help Nathan Buckley extend his career.

National team in crucial camp on Sunshine Coast

CAPTAIN: Meg Lanning of Australia bats during a women's T20 International between Australia and New Zealand in Geelong earlier this year.

'Fifteen players...capable of leading Australia to victory.'

What's happened to the great Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his game against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at Indian Wells.

Former world No.1 has gone from being tennis's king to its joker.

Firebirds legend has no regrets about retirement

Former players Clare McMeniman (left) and Laura Geitz celebrate a Firebirds win.

Clare McMeniman is loving the new Super Netball competition.

Sam Thaiday glad there's still loyalty in the game

TOGETHER AGAIN: Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston and Mal Meninga.

Broncos star happy coach shows faith

Rep-break report card: your NRL club rated

Billy Slater of the Storm is chased by James Maloney of the Sharks.

We rate your club's season so far.

Retired athletes reveal their struggles out of limelight

Australian women's basketball great Lauren Jackson.

Life after the final siren can be very tough going.

Hayne to Eels: will the prodigal son return?

Jarryd Hayne lining up for the Gold Coast Titans.

We break down the main issues of a potential Parramatta comeback.

Winners and losers from Maroons squad announcement

Justin O'Neill

After a few shock omissions, form has counted for little

Numbers up for the AFL's most improved players

GETTING BETTER: Nic Newman gets a way from a flying Mav Weller on Saturday.

Time the AFL introduced its own 'most improved player' award

Schache needs an extended break from game

UNDECIDED: Josh Schache is not ready to commit to the Brisbane Lions.

Young Lion not 'fully comfortable'

Why Corey Norman is ready for the Maroons

Corey Norman of the Eels takes on the Tigers defence.

If JT isn't right, the selectors might have some sleepless nights.

In Short, deliberate out-of-bounds rule needs another look

Jayden Short attempts to gain possession near the boundary line.

The rule makers have perhaps gone too far.

Returning Kangaroo from bully boy to believer

Andrew Fifita during a Kangaroos training session at the AIS in Canberra

Andrew Fifita has always struck me as the classic bully boy

Cronk urges Milford to keep it simple

Anthony Milford during a Queensland State of Origin training session in Brisbane.

Young Bronco will start at five-eighth for Queensland.

Thurston no certainty to play in Origin II

Johnathan Thurston during a Queensland State of Origin training session in Brisbane.

Queensland playmaker is battling a torn rotator cuff.

Semi Radrada welcome to return, says Eels coach

Semi Radradra of the Eels.

Winger will leave club at the end of the season for Toulon.

Roosters move 'wasn't about the money', says Tedesco

James Tedesco of the Wests Tigers.

Fullback has opened up on his decision to quit the Wests Tigers.

Rival clubs circling in-form Sharks playmaker

James Maloney of the Sharks.

James Maloney will seek clarity from Cronulla over No.6's tenure.

Ben Barba locks in his long-term future

Ben Barba playing for the Sharks in 2016.

VIDEO: Former NRL star made a sensational exit from Toulon.

Tough Fagan keeps wielding the axe at Lions

PUNTED: Tom Bell has been dropped from the Lions side to play Collingwood.

Brisbane has made five changes to the side to face the Magpies.

Cats duo gives Scott reason for relief

MATCH WINNER: Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield landed three goals to stave off Port Adelaide.

Dangerfield and Selwood lead Geelong to another win

WATCH: Power star's brain fade proves costly as Cats nab win

Charlie Dixon of the Power is tackled by Lachie Henderson of the Cats.

A contentious play-on call overshadowed Geelong's victory.

England boss leaves Wayne Rooney out of squad

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

Striker will miss a World Cup qualifier in Scotland.

WATCH: FFA disappointed with ABC2's coverage of friendly

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool competes for possession with Michael Zullo during the exhibition match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC at ANZ Stadium.

Broadcaster slammed for Liverpool v Sydney FC antics.

What happens now to English teams in Champions League?

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney lifts the trophy after his side won the Europa League final.

Manchester United's Europa League win has fans pondering equation.

Emotional Pogba inspirational in United victory

epa05987858 Manchester United's Wayne Rooney (C) lifts the trophy as his teammates celebrate after the UEFA Europa League final between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, 24 May 2017. Manchester United won 2-0.  EPA/GEORGI LICOVSKI

VIDEO: Manchester United wins Europa League.

Liverpool hands Sydney FC a footballing lesson

Liverpool FC's Daniel Sturridge takes a shot on goal to score against Sydney FC.

VIDEO: Thousands came to see their heroes, past and present.

Big year ahead for Josh

AMBITION: Josh Wallen back at the Bangalow pitch where his footballing passion first ignited.

Ex-Bangalow player in EPL

All the squads for the Champions Trophy

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins.

Eight teams will line up for the one-day tournament in England.

England to play Ashes warm-up in Townsville

New England captain Joe Root.

It'll be the first time England has played at Tony Ireland Stadium.

Cricket pay row more than about cash, says Siddle

Australian bowler Peter Siddle says players just want to be treated fairly.

Pay row not just about cash, says Siddle.

Usman Khawaja to lead Australia A on tour of South Africa

Australian batsman Usman Khawaja.

Squads give hope the impasse over a new pay deal can be resolved.

World Cup selection a dream come true for Mooney

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney of Australia walks out to bat during the Women's Twenty20 International match between the Australia Southern Stars and the New Zealand White Ferns at Adelaide Oval on February 22, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

World Cup selection was Beth Mooney's goal during the summer.

Firebirds aiming for a strong end to season

Queenslanders to face arch rivals the NSW Swifts in last game of year.

Firebirds feeling disappointment after missing finals

Gabi Simpson cops one in the face during the clash with Giants.

"There's been a lot of soul-searching”

Lightning urged to lift their game as finals close in

MIDCOURTER. Lightning's Laura Scherian in action during a win over the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Ratio of turnovers to goals not as high as coach would like.

Lightning success sets up winner-takes-all clash

Samantha Wallace of the Swifts (left) and Geva Mentor of the Lightning compete for the ball.

THE Sunshine Coast had a 63-49 victory over the NSW Swifts.

Thwaites' radar almost perfect for Magpies

ON FIRE: Caitlin Thwaites (left) was in superb form for Collingwood. Fever defender Stacey Francis couldn't stop her run of goals.

Caitlin Thwaites has led Collingwood to the Super Netball finals

Firebirds hold off Giants to keep finals hopes alive

Jo Harten of the Giants and Kate Shimmin of the Firebirds compete for the ball.

GWS nearly pulled off an unbelievable comeback.

Gretel Tippett excited by Firebirds future

UPHEAVAL: The Firebirds' Gretel Tippett is looking forward to 2018 with great optimism.

Firebirds use mixed year to evolve

Lightning to strike twice for Kilner's surprise

Hunter Kilner's champion gelding Steve's Surprise will have his work cut out for him as he aims to go back to back in the time-honoured Casino Beef Week Cup.

Hunter sets his sights on Casino double

Grafton trainer Hunter Kilner with Steve's Surprise, which will be striving to win a second consecutive Beef Week Cup today.

Grafton trainer aiming for second consecutive Beef Week Cup

Trainer found wanting, appeals 15-month ban

Grafton horse trainer appeals 15 month racing ban.

Grafton trainer Dan Want has lodged an appeal with Racing NSW

Racing community raises $165,000 for paraplegic jockeys

A fundraising night was held at Clifford Park next Saturday for injured trackwork riders Ben Saunders (left) and Wade Clasohm.

The region’s racing community rallied for two Toowoomba jockeys

All roads lead to Ballina meeting

Neurum Road jumps out of the gates in the Higer Bus & Coach Handicap 1700m at the Bundamba Race track on Friday, December 14.
Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

Ballina trainer a big chance with Neurum Road

Health issues force champion apprentice to retire at 22

Dylan Dunn riding Zunbaqa at Flemington in 2016.

Dylan Dunn suffered with glandular fever earlier this year.

Ballina to get back on track

POST HASTE: The Ballina Jockey Club next Thursday will hold its first meeting since March following a six-week break for track maintenance.

"Thursdays are a good day to race for us"

Day misses out in sudden-death playoff

AUSTRALIAN Jason Day has missed out on winning his first US PGA title in more than a year after defeat in a playoff at the Byron Nelson PGA tournament.

Birdie streak puts Jason Day in contention in Texas

Jason Day celebrates with fans after he sunk a 60-foot putt on the 17th green during the third round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament.

Jason Day has round of seven-under 63 to move up leaderboard.

From Players Championship winner to cattle class

Si Woo Kim, of South Korea, during the third round of The Players Championship.

Si Woo Kim won tournament with a flawless bogey-free final round.

Scott gets confidence boost ahead of US Open

Adam Scott reacts to a missed eagle putt on the second hole during the final round of the Players Championship.

Scott has good finish at Players Championship.