Young king with plenty to learn

LEARNING CURVE: King Amadeus with strapper and part owner Shelly Moffat.

Three-year-old ready to race today

'Silly filly' turns corner to become a real race horse

LOOKING GOOD: Trainer Gordon Yorke likes what he's seeing in three-year-old filly Redeemable.

Gordon Yorke says his 'silly filly' Redeemable, is learning fast.

Rebels rally late to hold out Sea Eagles

TOUGH TEST: South Grafton Rebels front rower Karl Woodley lets go of an offload during the first half against Macksville Sea Eagles at McKittrick Park.

Sullivan inspires Rebels fightback to maintain unbeaten home record

Rabbitohs stars promote healthy living in the Clarence

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: Cody Walker of the Rabbitohs scores a try during the round 25 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Hunter Stadium on August 28, 2016 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Rabbitohs stars visit valley to bridge the gap in health.

BACK-TO-BACK: McKimms clinch Grafton Cup naming rights for 2017

McKimms Real Estate celebrate winning the naming rights for the Grafton Cup for the second year in a row.

Family-owned real estate to be front and centre for July again.

Forwards the key in emotionally tough match-up

Rebel Karl Woodley is competing in the Grafton Ghosts and South Grafton Rebels rugby league game at Frank McGuren Park on Saturday, 9th July, 2016.

Reigning premiers look to almost full-strength pack for go-forward.

NRRRL: Magpies on a mission for home fans

ON A MISSION: Captain- coach Dan Randall hopes to lead Lower Clarence Magpies to their first victory of the 2017 NRRRL season when they run out in front of their home fans against Evans Head Bombers at the Nest this Sunday.

Lower Clarence ready for another cracker at the Nest

Wallace keen to learn from his Origin heroes

EXCITEMENT BUILDS: Jarrod Wallace during a Queensland State of Origin training session at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast this week.

Jarrod Wallace is taking a lot out of being in camp with his heroes

NSW Blues Tweed Origin camp in pictures

Andrew Fifita meets young fans during a NSW Blues visit to Murwillumbah Brothers on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Blues fever sweeps the community in inaugural training camp

Cronulla coach tips Origin omission to spark Shark

Valentine Holmes (left) will line up for the Sharks against the Bulldogs on Saturday after being overlooked by Queensland State of Origin selectors.

Flanagan warns rivals that Holmes has point to prove

UPDATE: NRL Footy Show in Mackay sold out overnight

NRL Footy Show star Beau Ryan in Gladstone for their Fan Day last year.

Which school should The Big Marn bring Small Talk to?

Hooker's emotions run high ahead of Origin opener

Nathan Peats takes part in a NSW State of Origin team training session at Kingscliff this week.

Nathan Peats pays tribute to supporters as he prepares for debut.

Stiles looks to another league convert

It's axe time as the Reds try to come back from a walloping by the Western Force

Pacquiao offered up as possible opponent for McGregor

Manny Pacquiao could fight Conor McGregor.

MANNY Pacquiao offered up as a potential replacement.

Fence almost cost Ricciardo podium in Monaco

LUCKY: Daniel Ricciardo celebrates his third placing at the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix.

Ricciardo third at the Monaco Grand Prix after hitting a fence

Sam's excited by another shot at French Open

READY FOR PARIS: Samantha Stosur is excited by her French Open chances.

Win in Strasbourg has Sam Stosur fired up for French Open

French upset clears path for Stosur

World No.1 Angelique Kerber shows her disappointment after losing to Russian Ekaterina Makarova in the first round of the French Open tennis tournament.

Aussie hope to benefit after world No.1 bundled out of French Open

Grass is greener than clay for Tomic

FIRST ROUND LOSS: Bernard Tomic went down to clay specialist Austria's Dominic Thiem in Paris.

Bernard Tomic "killed from the start” in his French Open first round

Kimi Raikkonen's awkward podium moment

Ferrari has ended a 16-year drought in Monte Carlo

Comets the real deal

ANY doubts Coffs Harbour was a genuine contender in 2017 were put to bed this afternoon in a one-sided local derby.

Collett loss opens the door for Ghosts gun

Ghosts Dylan Collett heads for the try line with the ball during the 1st round of Group 2 premier rugby league match between the Grafton Ghosts and Nambucca Heads Roosters at Frank McGuren Park, Grafton, 25th March, 2017.

Try-scoring freak Collett out for a week after hamstring strain.

DEX SHIELD: Community taps into Bats' flying spirit

BRIGHT FUTURE: Maclean High rugby league stars Isaac Moresby, Callan Hollis, Bengallah Wright, Tye Eamens Gardiner with the team of sponsors who are getting behind the school's rugby league project.

Maclean community lends support to school rugby league team.

Kapeen double as Magpies welcome back NRL veteran

GLIMMER OF HOPE: Two solo tries from winger Eathan Kapeen gave Lower Clarence Magpies an early lead in their NRRRL encounter with Cudgen Hornets.

Another tough road trip for Lower Clarence

Davis scores last-minute try to clinch thriller

Rebels halfback Kayan Davis puts a grubber through during the Group 2 Round 2 catch-up clash between South Grafton Rebels and Woolgoolga Seahorses at McKittrick Park.

Rebels half scores solo effort in dying minutes.

HOMECOMING: Walters puts 'family first' in return to Rebels

Rebels' dummy-half Rhys Walters delivered five star service from the ruck during the South Grafton Rebels and Coffs Harbour Comets Group 2 major semi-final at McKittrick Park.

Premiership-winning dummy-half returns to the Rebels fold.

Best NSW team for State of Origin: Game One

Sydney Roosters star Boyd Cordner appears to be the only sure-thing when it comes to NSW Blues Origin selections with the star second-rower touted to take over Paul Gallen's captaincy this year.

Moose and Northy nominate their best 17 to tackle the Maroons

What's happened to the great Novak Djokovic?

Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his game against Nick Kyrgios of Australia at Indian Wells.

Former world No.1 has gone from being tennis's king to its joker.

Firebirds legend has no regrets about retirement

Former players Clare McMeniman (left) and Laura Geitz celebrate a Firebirds win.

Clare McMeniman is loving the new Super Netball competition.

Sam Thaiday glad there's still loyalty in the game

TOGETHER AGAIN: Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston and Mal Meninga.

Broncos star happy coach shows faith

Rep-break report card: your NRL club rated

Billy Slater of the Storm is chased by James Maloney of the Sharks.

We rate your club's season so far.

Retired athletes reveal their struggles out of limelight

Australian women's basketball great Lauren Jackson.

Life after the final siren can be very tough going.

Hayne to Eels: will the prodigal son return?

Jarryd Hayne lining up for the Gold Coast Titans.

We break down the main issues of a potential Parramatta comeback.

Winners and losers from Maroons squad announcement

Justin O'Neill

After a few shock omissions, form has counted for little

Numbers up for the AFL's most improved players

GETTING BETTER: Nic Newman gets a way from a flying Mav Weller on Saturday.

Time the AFL introduced its own 'most improved player' award

Schache needs an extended break from game

UNDECIDED: Josh Schache is not ready to commit to the Brisbane Lions.

Young Lion not 'fully comfortable'

Why Corey Norman is ready for the Maroons

Corey Norman of the Eels takes on the Tigers defence.

If JT isn't right, the selectors might have some sleepless nights.

In Short, deliberate out-of-bounds rule needs another look

Jayden Short attempts to gain possession near the boundary line.

The rule makers have perhaps gone too far.

Returning Kangaroo from bully boy to believer

Andrew Fifita during a Kangaroos training session at the AIS in Canberra

Andrew Fifita has always struck me as the classic bully boy

Broncos slump to typical Origin-period defeat

Issac Luke of the Warriors is tackled by Korbin Sims, left, and Alexander Glenn of the Broncos

The fact they had to play the Warriors in New Zealand did not help.

Rabbitohs visit the Valley in community bid

Cody Walker of the Rabbitohs makes a break during the Round 2 NRL match between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Lottoland in Sydney, Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Cody Walker, Adam Reynolds and Angus Crichton in the Clarence.

2017 Daily Examiner Shield Opens rugby league

Action from the Daily Examiner shield opens match between South Grafton High (yellow) and Maclean High (green)

Action from McKittrick Park where the South Grafton High side battled with Maclean...

2017 Daily Examiner Shield Under-14s rugby league

Action from the Daily Examiner shield under 14's match between South Grafton High (yellow) and Maclean High (green)

Action from McKittrick Park where the South Grafton High side battled with Maclean...

Cowboys' Mr Reliable signs new deal with club

Gavin Cooper of the Cowboys, who has re-signed for two more years.

Gavin Cooper will remain in Townsville until the end of 2019.

DEX SHIELD: Maclean High clinch last minute win

GRUELLING CONTEST: South Grafton High lock Ben Liyou fights for more metres after being nabbed in a strong two man tackle by Maclean High in The Daily Examiner Shield Opens match.

Bats halfback Gordon Ugle scores treble in last ditch win.

Bombers focus on Daniher over Martin

Joe Daniher of the Bombers.

The 21-year-old has slotted 10 goals from the past two games.

Crows to throw rookie in the deep end against Dockers

Hugh Greenwood of the Crows (left) celebrates with teammate Taylor Walker after kicking a goal against the Brisbane Lions.

Hugh Greenwood to play on Fremantle pair David Mundy and Nat Fyfe.

Luckless Demon finally back fit and firing

Melbourne Demons player Josh Wagner.

Josh Wagner initially thought he might be done for the season.

Aussie Rogic strikes winner as Celtic claims treble

Tom Rogic of Celtic lifts the trophy after the Scottish Cup Final over Aberdeen.

TOM Rogic scores winner in final.

Big cats collide in Premier League derby

TIGHT TUSSLE: Bobcat Luke Hanlon (back) during the Coffs Harbour premier league football match between the Maclean Bobcats and Westlawn Tigers at Corbett Park, Maclean,  last year.

Bobcats take on Westlawn in Premier League action today

Roar snares Tunisian playmaker from Victory

BRISBANE BOUND: Fahid Ben Khalfallah has signed with the Roar for next season.

Fahid Ben Khalfallah has signed with Brisbane Roar

England boss leaves Wayne Rooney out of squad

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney.

Striker will miss a World Cup qualifier in Scotland.

WATCH: FFA disappointed with ABC2's coverage of friendly

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool competes for possession with Michael Zullo during the exhibition match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC at ANZ Stadium.

Broadcaster slammed for Liverpool v Sydney FC antics.

What happens now to English teams in Champions League?

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney lifts the trophy after his side won the Europa League final.

Manchester United's Europa League win has fans pondering equation.

German giant stars for Gunners in FA Cup success

Arsenal's Per Mertesacker celebrates with the trophy after winning the English FA Cup final.

Arsenal takes FA Cup final win.

Zampa wants to run hot in Champions Trophy

DREAM: Adam Zampa wants to be Australia's spinner in the Champions Trophy.

Zampa thinks England's heatwave could boost his chances

National team in crucial camp on Sunshine Coast

CAPTAIN: Meg Lanning of Australia bats during a women's T20 International between Australia and New Zealand in Geelong earlier this year.

'Fifteen players...capable of leading Australia to victory.'

Smith says it's time to dial back tempo from T20s

NEW FOCUS: Australia's captain Steve Smith is using trial games to get his side used to 50-overs cricket after the IPL season.

Practice matches will get Aussies ready for Champions Trophy

All the squads for the Champions Trophy

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins.

Eight teams will line up for the one-day tournament in England.

England to play Ashes warm-up in Townsville

New England captain Joe Root.

It'll be the first time England has played at Tony Ireland Stadium.

Lightning set to hit stride in finals after edging Giants

Caitlin Bassett (39 goals from 41 attempts) and Stephanie Wood (17/22) produced strong performance amid stifling defence.

Firebirds aiming for a strong end to season

Laura Clemesha (left) of the Firebirds puts pressure on Cody Lange of the Magpies.

Queenslanders to face the NSW Swifts in last game of year.

Firebirds feeling disappointment after missing finals

Gabi Simpson cops one in the face during the clash with Giants.

"There's been a lot of soul-searching”

Lightning urged to lift their game as finals close in

MIDCOURTER. Lightning's Laura Scherian in action during a win over the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Ratio of turnovers to goals not as high as coach would like.

Lightning success sets up winner-takes-all clash

Samantha Wallace of the Swifts (left) and Geva Mentor of the Lightning compete for the ball.

THE Sunshine Coast had a 63-49 victory over the NSW Swifts.

Thwaites' radar almost perfect for Magpies

ON FIRE: Caitlin Thwaites (left) was in superb form for Collingwood. Fever defender Stacey Francis couldn't stop her run of goals.

Caitlin Thwaites has led Collingwood to the Super Netball finals

Firebirds hold off Giants to keep finals hopes alive

Jo Harten of the Giants and Kate Shimmin of the Firebirds compete for the ball.

GWS nearly pulled off an unbelievable comeback.

Polocrosse hits fever pitch at Hawthorne Park

THE inaugural Grafton Toyota Polocrosse Carnival marks a significant milestone in the sport's return to the Clarence Valley.

Lightning to strike twice for Kilner's surprise

BIT OF LUCK: Hunter Kilner's big boy Steve's Surprise is ready to go back-to-back at Beef Week.

Paget ready to do all he can to clinch back-to-back Beef Week Cups.

Hunter sets his sights on Casino double

Grafton trainer Hunter Kilner with Steve's Surprise, which will be striving to win a second consecutive Beef Week Cup today.

Grafton trainer aiming for second consecutive Beef Week Cup

Dougherty weathers the storm in a photo finish

PHOTO FINISH: Carla Dougherty races down the outside to snatch a win aboard outsider Jameslea World for Grafton trainer Alan Ryan.

Jameslea Worlds gives Ryan reason to smile at Grafton races.

Hunter tracking down milestones with Steve's Surprise

Trainer Hunter Kilner with his horse Steve's Surprise, who is on hat trick of wins when he lines up for the Brushgrove Cup this afternoon.

Hat-trick of wins will surprise veteran trainer.

Exciting mare has a bright future in the bush

FRESH START: Fleur Henley with  Baroque Girl.

Henley and Team McDonnell connection to light up Grafton.

Grafton's leading trainer to fight 15-month racing ban

Trainer Dan Want and trainer Mike Dougherty with horse Dantga - running in the class 3 on Westlawn Day. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Dan Want found guilty after stewards inquiry into cobalt finding

Carr holds on to clinch Silver Cup in nailbiting fashion

Armidale's Amanda Carr battled against fatigue and lightning fast greens to hold off a fast finishing Ada Lynch for the 2Be Nourished/Hank's Kitchen Silver Cup.

Carr drives into the lead for Silver Cup

HOME COURSE BEST: Janette Blair of Grafton lines up a putt on the 9th hole on the first day of the Ladies May Tournament at Grafton Golf Club.

Armidale golfer on top overnight in Ladies May Tournament feature.

Best on show for Ladies May Tournament

Sue Reguson watches her drive down the 12th hole in last year's Grafton Ladies May Tournament.

Golfers from across Australia descend on Grafton

Day misses out in sudden-death playoff

Jason Day hits off the first tee during the final round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament.

Playoff defeat for Jason Day.