GALLERY: Lawton takes court in front of home crowd

Red Dust Heelers' Corey Lawton and Spinning Bullets' Rod McPherson. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

Lawton said the atmosphere was amazing at Saturday’s game.

GALLERY: Two rounds of 73 add up to title for Neaton

Ian Carruthers at Rockhampton Golf Club. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

Neaton said it felt good to finally win the title

Tweed Heads Seagulls hammer CQ Capras in ISC fixture

GAME: Fullback Reece Baker was one of the CQ Capras best.

CQ Capras beaten by 34 points by Tweed Heads Seagulls

Rocky Rockets fire to score big win over Power

HEGVOLD HERO: Jordan Gregory top-scored with 24 points for the Rockhampton Rockets in their big win over the Gladstone Port City Power on Saturday night.

The McDonald's Rockhampton Rockets have scored a big win

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Nelson Mandela's bodyguard says All Blacks poisoned

Rory Steyn (above) said he saw a different side to Nelson Mandela during an exchange with an elderly white police colonel. Photo / AP

Rory Steyn believes betting syndicates behind poisoning in world cup

Eels vow to fight back from ‘kick in the guts’

Eels coach Brad Arthur says players will strive for premiership points.

Eels vow to fight back from kick in the guts

Paying for a storm of their own making

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg announced the punishments for Parramatta.

Paying for a storm of their own making

James Hird loses bid for insurer to cover legal costs

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 15: James Hird, coach of the Essendon Bombers looks on during the round 20 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Adelaide Crows at Etihad Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

James Hird has lost a bid to have insurer pay his legal bills

Parramatta Eels' punishment: 12 points and $1m fine

Anthony Watmough of the Eels watches from the stand during the round 1 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Brisbane Broncos.  (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

Five officials stood down, club won't win points until within cap

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.

Ced’s the all-round good guy

RAISING THE BAR: Australia’s first Olympic decathlete in 16 years, Cedric Dubler, is off to Rio after qualifying last week.

HOW does one decide to take up decathlon?

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...

Willing and able: Change of course brings more success

Kate Doughty has her sights set on gold at this year's Paralympics in Rio. Photo: Arnaud Domange.

Kate Doughty has never been one to let life’s obstacles stand in her way.

Experiencing cricket’s crazy/beautiful

The Australian cricket team practices ahead of its match against New Zealand during the ICC World Twenty20 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. Photo: Ashwini Bhatia/AP

JOSH SPASARO is a crazy cricket fan, but he’s got nothing on Indian supporters

Giant decisions await AFL’s rising force

ON THE OUTER: Will Hoskin-Elliott is having to bide his time in the reserves.

IT’S like the ultimate fantasy football league.

Time for a change with the bunker

Roosters coach Trent Robinson was left frustrated by the bunker’s decision.

Time for a change with the bunker

Age shall not weary older Kangaroos

North Melbourne veteran Jarrad Waite celebrates a goal against the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium. Photo: Chris Hyde/Getty Images.

They are often the unheralded members of a football club.

Don’t panic, this lot will do the job for Australia

Cowboys fullback Lachlan Coote. Photo: AAP Image

New coach Mal Meninga will announce his team tomorrow.

In-form rookies deserve Kangaroos consideration

COUNTRY CALLING? James Tedesco has made an oustanding start to the season for the Tigers.

Meninga needs to take leaf out of own book.

The buck always stops with the coaches

Magpies coach Nathan Buckley is feeling the heat.

Bucks is the $3 fav in our ‘who’s feeling the most heat’ market.

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.

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.

Moylan playing Origin catch-up

Matt Moylan is back for Penrith. Photo: AAP Image.

The Penrith captain needs an explosive return from injury.

Walters preparing for Origin baptism by fire

Queensland captain Cameron Smith pose for photographs during the State of Origin series launch at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Photo: AAP Image/Dean Lewins.

CAMERON Smith believes Queensland has the right man to replace record-breaking...

Maroons needing crew cut for Origin

Darren Lockyer says Queensland needs to start planning for the future. Photo: AAP Image.

Queensland is close to another major overhaul to continue it’s dominance over...

NRL statement on Paramatta Eels' salary cap breaches

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Parramatta Eels docked all competition points from this season

Roos glad to have ‘true-blue’ Semi

Semi Radradra is set for his Kangaroos debut.

Roos happy to have 'true-blue' Radradra

Gallen’s free to take on the Kiwis

Paul Gallen has escaped suspension.

Gallen's free to take on the Kiwis

Bryce is right on track to be man from uncle

BIG FUTURE: Penrith’s ball-playing forward Bryce Cartwright (centre) could play himself into the NSW team for Origin I

Bryce is right to be man from uncle

Year the fans saw Red

Adelaide United celebrate after they defeated the Wanderers in Sunday’s A-League grand final.

Year the fans saw Red

Try controversy sours Warriors win over Dragons

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 01:  Ryan Hoffman of the Warriors makes a run against Kalifa Faifai Loa of the Dragons the round nine NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Mt Smart Stadium on May 1, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Warriors break a 3213-day winless hoodoo against the Dragons.

Reds complete a remarkable renaissance

CHAMPIONS: Adelaide United celebrate after beating the Wanderers in the A-League grand final at Adelaide Oval.

Adelaide United has completed one of the most unlikely comebacks

Aussie goalkeeper dies after being hit by lightning

Former Sydney Olympic player dies after being hit by lightning

Magpies flying closer to safety in EPL

Rafa Benitez

Benitez says there is still plenty of work to be done.

Tony Popovic inspires Wanderers players with his belief

Soccer

WANDERERS coach Tony Popovic had a vision his team would be champion

Diego Castro simply the best

WINNER: Diego Castro.

Diego Castro simply the best.

Reds star knows the blueprint to success

FLYING HIGH: Isaias gets above Melbourne City’s Jacob Melling in the 2-0 win in round 27.

Reds star knows the blueprint for success

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

OUR SAY: 20 overs all too much for Aussies

India's Virat Kohli, left, and teammate MS Dhoni, right, are congratulated by Australia's James Faulkner after winning their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match by six wickets in Mohali, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

National team still not taking shorter form of game seriously

Selections not to blame for exit, says skipper

Steve Smith said he could have scored more runs at World T20.

Selections not to blame for exit, says skipper

Stan honoured by having cricket carnival named after him

PROUD: Carnival co-ordinator Robert Garrett (left) and respected indigenous elder Stan Alberts.

Stan honoured by special recognition

Firebirds star Kim Ravaillion has point to prove

FIREBIRDS star Kim Ravaillion might be seen as shy by her teammates, but the centre’s ruthless streak will be on show against the Swifts in Brisbane today.

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.

Claws battle Lions in semi final

Claws' captain Shanita Smith.

Capricorn Claws ready for victory.

Flock of Firebirds fans to cheer Caitlyn Nevins in Melbourne

Netball

FIREBIRD Caitlyn Nevins won’t lack crowd support against the Vixens.

Smith set to lead from the front in semis showdown

Capricorn Claws’ skipper Shanita Smith is fighting fit and ready to tackle the Brisbane North Cougars in the semi-final.

Captain Shanita Smith is 100 per cent fit and ready to lead

Firebirds ready to go again

CHAMPION: Firebirds captain Laura Geitz (captain) intercepts a pass in last year’s grand final win over the Swifts.

The hunter will be the hunted.