National Sport

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Aloisi not feeling pressure despite poor results

premium_icon Aloisi not feeling pressure despite poor results

Pressure is mounting on Roar coach John Aloisi after his team put in their worst performance of the season but he maintains he’s not feeling the pressure.

Starc below best, but Paine backs quick to rediscover groove

Starc below best, but Paine backs quick to rediscover groove

Australian captain Tim Paine is backing Mitchell Starc to rediscover his fiery best in the second Test against India in Perth.

AFL’s red card alternative revealed

premium_icon AFL’s red card alternative revealed

The AFL Commission may have opted against the introduction of a red card system at the top level but that doesn’t mean change isn’t coming.

Knights great’s warning to Mann over switch

Knights great’s warning to Mann over switch

Kurt Mann is one of the game’s most versatile players, but the proposed move to hooker at the Knights will be a huge test, according to a club great.

Extra Brut, Brave Smash in All-Star Mile mix

premium_icon Extra Brut, Brave Smash in All-Star Mile mix

It will be the world’s richest 1600m race and the line-up for the All-Star Mile could be massive, with Extra Brut and Brave Smash among possible starters

NRL players with a point to prove in 2019

premium_icon NRL players with a point to prove in 2019

Some NRL players have plenty more riding on the upcoming season than others. Here’s the men with a point to prove in the 2019 season.

Finger no issue for Australia’s ‘toughest pretty boy’

premium_icon Finger no issue for Australia’s ‘toughest pretty boy’

Australian coach Justin Langer says the “toughest pretty boy” he’s ever met is ready to take on the Indians in the second Test.

Cowboys’ gamble in post-JT era

Cowboys’ gamble in post-JT era

Paul Green thought the Cowboys were too predictable last season, so he’s told his men to do something different now Johnathan Thurston is gone.

Test v Big Bash: The old and the beautiful

premium_icon Test v Big Bash: The old and the beautiful

At the same time that the Australians were trudging around Adelaide Oval like condemned men, Chris Lynn was positively bounding ahead of the Big Bash season.

Top 25 future Maroons: part two

premium_icon Top 25 future Maroons: part two

A Nudgee College perfectionist likened to Matt Gillett and a Marymount College back destined for the Broncos. It’s part two of our future Origin stars series.

Best one-liners by footy’s funniest coaches

Best one-liners by footy’s funniest coaches

If Tigers legend Jack Dyer was a coach in today’s AFL he’d break Twitter every week. But he’s not alone in having the odd slip of the tongue.

A stain on the game: Craziest NRL off-season on record

A stain on the game: Craziest NRL off-season on record

From the coaching merry-go-round to player transfer madness and off-field indiscretions, the 2018-19 off-season has been infamous for all the wrong reasons.

Docherty’s heartache leaves Cripps as main man

premium_icon Docherty’s heartache leaves Cripps as main man

Carlton will consider all options for Sam Docherty after he suffered a second serious knee injury in a year with Patrick Cripps to pick up the load.

Paine’s perfect response to silence India’s sledging

premium_icon Paine’s perfect response to silence India’s sledging

Despite Indian keeper Rishabh Pant’s relentless vocal work behind the stumps it was Australia captain Tim Paine who had the last word in the first Test.

NBL strugglers searching for motivation

premium_icon NBL strugglers searching for motivation

Taipans players admit to missing their professional spark in beat down at hands of the Perth Wildcats, their 10th straight loss this NBL season.

Warriors reveal three way battle for Johnson’s replacement

Warriors reveal three way battle for Johnson’s replacement

The Warriors have narrowed former halfback Shaun Johnson’s replacement down to three players, to partner Blake Green in the halves for season 2019.

‘Transformed’ Lyon’s secret winter coaching sessions

‘Transformed’ Lyon’s secret winter coaching sessions

Nathan Lyon is being praised after almost producing a miracle to get Australia home in the first Test. And it was the result of a little help from his brother

Heartbreaking moment that rocked Ricciardo

Heartbreaking moment that rocked Ricciardo

Daniel Ricciardo has opened up on the bleakest chapter in his Red Bull career, reflecting on how the tragic death of a Formula 1 star impacted the grid.`

Fiancee stands by Walker, rejects assault claim

premium_icon Fiancee stands by Walker, rejects assault claim

NRL star Dylan Walker has declared his innocence while facing court of assaulting his fiance Alexandra Ivkovic who wants to issue a “retraction statement”.

Ross takes Freo on proven Saints path

Ross takes Freo on proven Saints path

It worked for him almost a decade ago, and with Fremantle looking to climb the AFL table Ross Lyon is throwing back to his St Kilda days in a bid for success

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