National Sport

Fri 29 May 2020

‘Death’s door’: Qld’s oldest bowls club may not survive

premium_icon ‘Death’s door’: Qld’s oldest bowls club may not survive

The state’s oldest bowls club has launched a desperate fundraiser to survive the pandemic in the same week it was inducted into Clubs Queensland Hall of Fame.

1000 days of reality for returning Titan

premium_icon 1000 days of reality for returning Titan

This is the incredible story of the late-bloomer who has kicked every rugby league stereotype to the kerb.

BEHIND THE DESK: Should we be surprised doping happens?

premium_icon BEHIND THE DESK: Should we be surprised doping happens?

Should it be a thing of the past, or will it always exist in the sporting world?

Brutal schedule: Eels’ 2am landing after Broncos win

premium_icon Brutal schedule: Eels’ 2am landing after Broncos win

The undefeated Parramatta Eels have proved their premiership credentials, making the most of the new six-again rules to destroy the Broncos

In a world starved of sport, NRL found a global audience

premium_icon In a world starved of sport, NRL found a global audience

The Eels v Broncos game took over British television and captured the attention of those in the US who were desperate for some rugby league action.

Broncos’ huge setback after devastating loss

premium_icon Broncos’ huge setback after devastating loss

The Broncos crushing loss to the Parramatta Eels has been compounded further, with their depleted forward already down another man for their Roosters clash.

Thu 28 May 2020

Billion-dollar boost for NRL as it seals monster TV deal

premium_icon Billion-dollar boost for NRL as it seals monster TV deal

More than two months after the NRL shutdown due to the coronavirus, Peter V’landys has delivered a new TV broadcast deal with Channel 9 and Foxtel.

TV shock: Rabs benched for historic NRL return

premium_icon TV shock: Rabs benched for historic NRL return

Rugby league’s greatest caller has been sidelined for the historic showdown between Brisbane and Parramatta, with a little-known commentator replacing him.

Motorbike to ‘Baby Shark’: Charlie’s new goal celebration

premium_icon Motorbike to ‘Baby Shark’: Charlie’s new goal celebration

COVID-19 has changed the AFL, but this could be the strangest. With no crowds at the Gabba, Lions players have selected songs to play after their goals.

WAG saved footy star from himself

WAG saved footy star from himself

Injury-prone Bulldogs five-eighth Kieran Foran has revealed he would have thrown in the towel had it not been for the love of his life.

How your NRL club rates after shutdown

premium_icon How your NRL club rates after shutdown

After a long wait, the footy is finally back. Paul Crawley rates how all the teams have survived the shutdown.

Federer’s parting message to Alan Jones

Federer’s parting message to Alan Jones

Roger Federer has issued a surprising message to Alan Jones as the Australian broadcaster prepares to end his long-running radio career this week.

New Broncos captain will join the legends

premium_icon New Broncos captain will join the legends

When Alex Glenn leads the Broncos onto an empty Suncorp Stadium tonight he will join one of rugby league’s most exclusive clubs.

Can Titans wildman take down thoroughbred Hess?

premium_icon Can Titans wildman take down thoroughbred Hess?

Gold Coast Titans hitman Keegan Hipgrave has put his concussion battle behind him and is ready to take on North Queensland “Thoroughbred” Coen Hess.

Fury accepts offer to fight Mike Tyson

Fury accepts offer to fight Mike Tyson

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury claims he’s accepted an offer to fight Mike Tyson after receiving a phone call proposal he couldn’t knock back.

Blues eyeing returning Broncos enforcer Lodge

premium_icon Blues eyeing returning Broncos enforcer Lodge

Broncos enforcer Matt Lodge had been expected to miss the season but could be set to represent NSW in State of Origin

Huge signing for Townsville’s MotoGP star

premium_icon Huge signing for Townsville’s MotoGP star

The MotoGP career of Townsville’s own Jack Miller is set to hit full throttle after the Kelso junior signed a life-changing contract

Furious NRL host blasts AFL ‘halfwits’

Furious NRL host blasts AFL ‘halfwits’

A cross-code war is erupting over the race to restart the season and Paul Kent has given AFL legends turned media figures a rude reality check.

NRL’s stratospheric blast off to be global TV event

premium_icon NRL’s stratospheric blast off to be global TV event

Starting from tonight’s Eels-Broncos grudge match, the NRL’s stunning eight-game return is tipped to draw a record global television audience.

Wed 27 May 2020

COVID-19 bodyguards to keep A-League stars safe

premium_icon COVID-19 bodyguards to keep A-League stars safe

The A-League will finalise a detailed coronavirus checklist this week as alarming new research reveals how vulnerable footballers can be to the virus.

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