Cheika defends Skelton's tackling

NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is wary of the Lions team his finals-chasing side will tackle in a vital Super Rugby game next weekend.

Crows coy on Sloane's new contract

Adelaide Crows chief Andrew Fagan is refusing to comment on speculation star midfielder Rory Sloane will re-sign with the AFL club within weeks.
Mitchell Marsh skipped the IPL to focus on getting ready for the Test tour to the Windies and Engalnd and now he's looking to reap rewards in runs.
Sydney Swans coach John Longmire is pleased with the recent lift in form of veteran Adam Goodes after his slow start to the AFL season.
Melbourne skipper Nathan Jones says the Demons now have a resilience that has been lacking in recent years after Sunday's win against the Western Bulldogs.
NSW Origin coach Laurie Daley says he has done all he can to prepare young forwards Josh Jackson and David Klemmer for State of Origin 1.
Australian guard Matthew Dellavedova's take-no-prisoners approach has become a big talking point in the NBA playoffs.
West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey says AFL umpires are doing a good job protecting players from serious head injuries.
Wallabies legend George Smith has been included in a Barbarians' squad to play at Twickenham this weekend.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia coach Ange Postecoglou rewarded his Asian Cup-winning side by naming 19 of the 23 players that helped them to the title in January...
Parramatta prop Richie Fa'aoso has been slapped with a grade-one dangerous contact charge for his raised forearm on South Sydney's George Burgess.
LONDON (Reuters) - The road to Europa League success is renowned for being one of football's greatest slogs, making it all the more impressive that holders...

Reds mulling Cooper replacements

The Queensland Reds may be forced to use a foreign slot next year on a new five-eighth if Quade Cooper moves to France as expected.
After watching playing partner Brandt Snedeker narrowly miss a 12-footer for birdie at the last, Kirk sank a clutch seven-foot par putt to seal victory with a...

Inglis "good as new": Qld skipper

Queensland skipper Cameron Smith has backed Greg Inglis to be near 100 per cent fit for Wednesday night's Origin opener in Sydney.
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