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Mon 24 Feb 2020

Dumped leaders need to ask teammates tough questions

premium_icon Dumped leaders need to ask teammates tough questions

Being dumped from a leadership role can be a tough pill to swallow in the AFL world. But how should the likes of Jack Viney and Zach Merrett respond?

Holbrook opens the door for Fifita

premium_icon Holbrook opens the door for Fifita

The Gold Coast aren’t holding back in their courting of David Fifita, with coach Justin Holbrook admitting his interest in his biggest rivals’ brightest star.

Lightning midcourter to lead All-Stars in charity match

premium_icon Lightning midcourter to lead All-Stars in charity match

The 33-year-old will lead a stellar side on to court for the match, to raise money for communities affected by bushfires across Australia.

Gawn officially named new Demons skipper

premium_icon Gawn officially named new Demons skipper

All-Australian ruckman Max Gawn officially taking over from co-captains Nathan Jones and Jack Viney. See the new, and different, leadership group.

‘He can’t fight’: US hypetrain derailed

‘He can’t fight’: US hypetrain derailed

America wanted us to believe Deontay Wilder was the baddest man on the planet and this era’s Mike Tyson. He’s not even close.

Moore in no rush to re-sign with Pies

premium_icon Moore in no rush to re-sign with Pies

The season hasn’t even started yet but already the rumour mill is in full swing, with Darcy Moore in no rush to re-sign with Collingwood amid links to Richmond.

Rising Reds have ingredients to become a Super force

premium_icon Rising Reds have ingredients to become a Super force

Coach Brad Thorn says his team won’t get carried away by thrashing the Sunwolves but has every reason to believe his team is going to earn respect.

KFC SuperCoach NRL: 11 secret stats that defined weekend

premium_icon KFC SuperCoach NRL: 11 secret stats that defined weekend

We take a deep dive into the stats from the weekend trials, All Stars and World Club Challenge to uncover a host of KFC SuperCoach wins and losses.

‘It’s wrong’: Sportsmanship backfires

‘It’s wrong’: Sportsmanship backfires

A storm is raging across the cricket world after a Women’s Twenty20 World Cup star was made to pay for her lack of ruthlessness.

Bulldogs slam NRL for salary cap farce

premium_icon Bulldogs slam NRL for salary cap farce

Pay believes the NRL is not doing enough to help clubs with salary cap relief for injured rep players after Canterbury lost another player for the season.

Early signs show Latrell can be a No.1 hit

premium_icon Early signs show Latrell can be a No.1 hit

Souths fans will get their first chance to watch their entire new spine in action this weekend

Eddie defends Sam’s blackface stunt

premium_icon Eddie defends Sam’s blackface stunt

Eddie McGuire has been criticised for attempting to justify his former colleague Sam Newman’s infamous ‘blackface’ Footy Show skit.

Turpin puts best foot forward in rake race

premium_icon Turpin puts best foot forward in rake race

It was the desperate display in the dying minutes of a pre-season trial that could tip the Broncos’ hooker race in Jake Turpin’s favour.

Monday Buzz: Robbo's stirring speech after Roosters triumph

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Robbo's stirring speech after Roosters triumph

The Roosters are world club champions for a record fifth time and Phil Rothfield was with them to witness the triumph. Go behind the scenes of their historic...

Simmons concern grows as injury flares up again

premium_icon Simmons concern grows as injury flares up again

Aussie superstar Ben Simmons faces an anxious wait to find out the result on an MRI on his back injury

Surfer’s life-saving shark attack tactic

Surfer’s life-saving shark attack tactic

A 60-year-old surfer has told of the terrifying moment he was attacked by a great white shark — and the incredible decision that saved him.

Five things we learned from Aussie collapse

premium_icon Five things we learned from Aussie collapse

Australia were cruising to consecutive T20 wins on South African soil this morning until a middle-order collapse provided a sobering wake-up call.

Fans roast NBA star’s big tattoo blunder

Fans roast NBA star’s big tattoo blunder

When you get a tattoo that goes across your entire back, you want to make sure that it’s spot on – as Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum discovered.

Chappell: Aussies far from spinning out of control

premium_icon Chappell: Aussies far from spinning out of control

Chappell isn’t giving up on Australia’s T20 World Cup title defence and urges doubters to stay the course despite Friday night’s horror batting show.

SuperCoach AFL winner’s secrets to success

premium_icon SuperCoach AFL winner’s secrets to success

Ranked outside the top 40,000 after five rounds, Dwayne Delmenico thought his SuperCoach campaign was over.

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