Poised to strike

PUMPED AND PRIMED: Rockhampton’s Brandt Cogill is set for his second professional MMA bout at the Great Western Hotel this weekend.

Brandt Cogill is ready to "bring his A game" for his second fight.

Teams turn out for Sullivan’s Carnival

Sullivan's Carnival is on at Jardine park this weekend.

Jeffress not far from pay day after a three shot lead

Robert Weinert saved his best form for the Moranbah Golf Club greens.

Jeffress is 32-under the card and three shots clear of Paul Hayden.

Morgan returns with aplomb to Young Guns series

Poddy ride - Jackson Dickson at the Top Guns Rodeo at the Great Western Hotel on Saturday night. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

Monto cowboy won the rookie bull ride in Round 5

Rovers now sit on top in both the CQ and local league

Frenchville player Ebonee Moffat playing in the Women's A grade hockey game between Frenchville and Meteors at Kalka Shades on Saturday evening. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

“We wanted to control the ball and let it do the work."

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GI excited by potential of Oates partnership

READY FOR ACTION: Dane Gagai (left) tackles debutant player Corey Oates during a Maroons training session at Sanctuary Cove yesterday.

Inglis will link up with Oates.

Concussion unlikely to stop Farah

Robbie Farah should be right to play for the Blues next week.

Robbie Farah is no stranger to injury around Origin time.

FREE OFFER: Cameron Smith poster in Tuesday's paper

Maroons Captain, Cameron Smith at the Queensland State of Origin side announcement held at the Rockhampton Leagues Club, Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

Get a free poster of QLD great Cameron Smith in Tuesday's paper

What’s next in rep football for DCE?

WHERE NEXT? Daly Cherry-Evans.

What's next in rep football for DCE?

McGuire can’t wait for Origin opener

READY FOR GALLEN: Josh McGuire.

Josh McGuire ready for Origin opener

Cameron Smith receives on-air apology on Nine's Footy Show

Queensland Origin captain Cameron Smith.

Footy Show host Paul Vautin issues apology

Rod Davies rocketing to stardom

Former Queensland Reds speedster Rod Davies in flight.

A LOOK back on "Rockhampton Rocket" Rod Davies' remarkable journey.

Sam Thaiday, the NRL’s gentle giant

TYPICAL POSE: Sam Thaiday in action for the Broncos.

The many sides of Sam Thaiday

Solomon Haumono's redemption in the ring

Solomon Haumono in action against Manuel Pucheta.

Solomon Haumono is finding redemption in the ring

Legendary commentator picks boxing favourites

SPEAKING OUT: Bob Sheridan during the welterweight bout between Jeff Horn and Randall Bailey.

Colonel Bob Sheridan loves boxing so much he would die for it.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

FRENCH SORTIE: Adam Mogg during his stint with Catalan Dragons in the English Super League.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

Brad Thorn's cross-code success all down to his dad

FLASHBACK: Brad Thorn in action for the Broncos in 2007.

Brad Thorn's success is due to some tough love from his late father.

Nervous times for Blues coach Laurie Daley

Laurie Daley looks on during a New South Wales Blues training session. Photo: AAP Image

Coaching career will more than likely live or die on his team

Cloke heads the AFL’s biggest underachievers, so far

On the outer ... Believed to be somewhere around $800,000 a season, Travis Cloke is the most expensive player in the VFL. Photo: Michael Dodge/Getty Images.

HINDSIGHT’S a wonderful thing, especially in sport.

Play it again Sam and don’t moan

Sam Thaiday of the Broncos

Play it again Sam and don't moan

Lots of admiration for accidental hero Nathan Peats

Nathan Peats talks to the media this week. Photo: AAP Image.

Peats was a genuine breath of fresh air.

Leppitsch hope takes beating in Brisbane

The Brisbane Lions did nothing to help the cause of AFL in Queensland. Photo: AAP Image.

Craig Lambert takes all manner of avenues to try and lift his boys.

EXPLAINER: Why Parramatta Eels fell foul of the rules

The Parramatta Eels club is under fire for rorting the salary cap.

Explaining TPAs is far from simple

Boyd Cordner a man on mission for Country

Boyd Cordner will hope to send a message to Blues Origin coach Laurie Daley.

Boyd Cordner a man on mission for Country against City.

WATCH: Special present caps off visit for young fan

Rockhampton's Cooper McKean, 5, got a Maroons' cap from coach Kevin Walters. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

Young man scores best souvenir of the day

Thaiday backing Meninga to unite Kangaroos

CLOSE TIES: Former Maroons coach Mal Meninga watches Sam Thaiday in training for last year’s Origin series.

Thaiday believes the esteem in which Mal Meninga is held by players from both sides...

OPINION: Winning Origin may mean forgetting about ethics

Anthony Milford in action for the Broncos last Thursday night. Photo: AAP Image.

Surely what needs to be done to win the series, must be done.

Kevvy the Origin gatecrasher

New Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters. Photo: AAP Image.

Walters still gets a buzz when he recalls going to his very first State of Origin...

Semi-trailer should be left in the Fijian garage

Man of the moment ... Semi Radradra celebrates with teammates. Photo: AAP Image.

LIKE most rugby league fans, I love watching big Semi Radradra in action.

CQ boy’s dream come true despite doctors warnings

LIFELONG DREAM: Corey Oates is over the moon at his debut Maroons call-up. He will run out with his Queensland teammates next Wednesday night.

CQ rugby league player set to make Origin debut next week

NRL player Corey Norman to face court

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13: Corey Norman of the Eels reacts after a tackle during the round 10 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Pirtek Stadium on May 13, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Corey Norman is reportedly facing drugs charges

Walker hails Johnathan Thurston as the 'great competitor'

ULTIMATE COMPETITOR: Cowboys maestro Johnathan Thurston competes on every play in every game... every year.

The plaudits keep coming thick and fast for JT

Sky is the limit for young rugby league player

SCORE: The Cathedral College lock-forward Sam Murphy is ready for anything.

HIS pathway to the NRL is signed, sealed and about to be delivered.

VIDEO: Is this the rugby league try of the year?

It was a gutsy and determined Grafton Ghosts that broke through the Nambucca Heads Roosters on Sunday afternnon at Frank McGuren Field.

A piece of ingenuity leads to a miracle try at Frank McGuren Field.

GALLERY: Bluebirds United net three to score win

Bluebirds player Luke Stewart in the soccer game between Bluebirds and Parkana at Webber Park on Saturday. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

Coach Andrew Poyser said team worked hard and were deserving winners

Kosta wants victory for perfect ending

Kosta Barbarouses will play his last game for Melbourne Victory tonight.

Kosta wants last victory for happy ending.

Leaders return to bolster Bluebirds

EYE ON THE BALL: Bradd Dillon will return to the Bluebirds line-up, having recovered from a knee injury.

Leaders return to bolster Bluebirds

FA Cup win would cap individual career for Jedinak

Mile Jedinak  celebrates victory after the FA Cup semi final match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images.

Jedinak's side to take on Man United.

The most Tweeted about moments from the Premier League

Wayne Rooney

The Premier League in Tweets - the moments that moved the thumbs

Big guns wrap up seasons in style

FC Barcelona's Luis Alberto Suarez from Uruguay celebrates after scoring his third goal against Granada during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

Zidane admits Barcelona deserved to win La Liga

OPINION: One-off Test more like a big yawn fest

Sunshine Coast Daily staff journalists.Scott SawyerPhoto: Warren Lynam / Sunshine Coast Daily

I’m going to do something I don’t tend to do much.

The trick is to keep trying: Advice from an unfit Supermum

Supermum on the run, or ride, and aiming high

Prices drop for international cricket match tickets

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Pricing strategy to provide greater accessibility for all fans.

A grade and B grade players impress coach

Rockhampton A-grade wicket keeper Terry Wreghitt is a picture of concentration.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better preparation for Townsville."

Southern Stars chase ‘four-peat’ at World T20 competition

Jessica Jonassen. Photo: CHRIS ISON CI27/0808/13

Southern Stars are through to the World T20 final.

The two batsmen who'll decide tonight's T20 world final

They're the two batsmen who'll decide the T20 World Cup

NRL player spotted at Rockhampton netball courts

ONE lucky Rockhampton netballer bumped into one of her favourite NRL players last night.

Firebirds, Swifts all set for a grand final rematch

Romelda Aiken was again on fire for the Queensland outfit.

The Firebirds made it 21 straight with a 62-51 triumph.

Eight is enough as Nine backs new netball competition

Queensland Firebirds players celebrate winning last season’s ANZ Championship grand final.

The most significant broadcasting rights agreement in the history of women's sport...

Chemistry has Verity Simmons in a Fever

Netball

FEVER wing attack Verity Simmons has bounced back after a tough 2015

Firebirds star Kim Ravaillion has point to prove

LOOKING BACK: Kim Ravaillion looks to pass in last season’s grand final against her old team the Sydney Swifts.

KIM Ravaillion has a point to prove against her former team.

Claws robbed of grand final spot

QUESTIONING: Claws coach Katrina Whitham slams the Queensland Netball over a refereeing mistake.

Shock decision ultimately decides the match says coach

Swifts’ win sets up a netball cracker

Under a cloud ... Firebirds sharpshooter Romela Aiken may be in doubt however. Photo: Getty Images.

It's all set up for a Firebirds and Swifts blockbuster rematch.