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Iluka looks to keep posting big scores

IN FORM: Iluka's Jason Allen has been contributing to his team with both bat and ball this season.

Team confident against Lawrence today

Grafton's man of Steele plays heavy medal show

COOL HEAD: Grafton High School swimmer Charlie Steele.

Superfish clinches two bronze and a silver in Adelaide.

Walker's inspiration for next generation

Former Yamba Buccaneer Cody Walker in action for Easts in the Colin Caird Shield.

Baryulgil boy signs two-year deal with Waratahs.

Coutts boosted by Fahey's timely return

I'M BACK: Coutts Crossing all-rounder Eli Fahey will make a timely return to the crease for Coutts Crossing in Premier League this week.

CRCA set for weekend double header in Premier League.

Young carving her own path with Australia selection

DREAM REALISED: Grafton's Grace Young on field for New South Wales during the Pacific School Games at Adelaide.

Young, Lambeth, Ensbey and Fischer return from Games with silver.

Yamba athlete on track to Commonwealth Games

Celia Sullohern reacts after winning the Zatopek Womens 10,000m race at the 57th edition of Zatopek athletic championships at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne, Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Celia Sullohern earns automatic selection in Australian team.

BEHIND THE SPORTS DESK: The Root of England respect issue

England's Joe Root walks off at the end of their Ashes cricket test match in Adelaide, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Australia won by 120 runs.

Moose and Pottsy disect the pressing issues in sport.

McEvoy sidelined after surgery on broken hand

DUAL Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy is set for an indefinite spell on the sidelines after breaking a hand in freak accident.

'She has super dooper long legs'

Brielle Cooper wins round three of the Nutri-Grain Ironwoman Series at North Wollongong Beach. Picture: Shane Myers

Teen beats iron stars ... again

'I thought my Roar career was history'

Thomas Kristensen returns from injury for Brisbane Roar.

Roar midfielder Thomas Kristensen feared he would never play again

De Minaur sets sights on Open success

Alex de Minaur celebrates winning the Australian Open wildcard playoff. Picture: Michael Klein

Alex De Minaur defeats Alex Bolt to claim Australian Open wildcard

Kings dish out belting to Taipans

Jason Cadee of the Kings in action during the Round 10 NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Cairns Taipans at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Sunday, December 17, 2017. (AAP Image/Craig Golding)

The Taipans were outscored 30-14 in the third term

Kialoa turns back time in Sydney-Hobart return

Kialoa II is back in the race after a record 46-year gap since her appearance in the Sydney to Hobart.

“In her day she was the biggest and most glamorous boat in the race”

Aiava’s ruthless Australian Open wildcard win

Destanee Aiava in action during the Australian Open Wildcard Playoff final.

Aiava claims wildcard with ruthless win over Tammi Patterson

BEHIND THE SPORTS DESK: Where there's a Wicks, there's a way

With Danny Wicks back at the helm, do the Ghosts already have one hand on back-to-back Clayton Cups?

Rebels pre-season plans derailed after deluge

South Grafton Rebels captain Grant Stevens leads from the fron with a strong hit up against the Coffs Harbour Comets during the Group 2 preliminary final. rugby league 27 August 2017 Geoff King Motors Park

South Grafton were to host a coaches meet and greet on Tuesday.

DECISION MADE: Ghosts end months of Wicks speculation

Danny Wicks will return to the Grafton Ghosts to captain-coach first grade in 2018.

Danny Wicks confirms his movements for 2018 league season.

WINGMAN: Don stays put despite Hayne exit

UP THERE WITH THE BEST: Storm player Billy Slater fails to stop Titans player Anthony Don scoring a try during the Round 10 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Gold Coast Titans at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, in May this year.

Anthony Don in a very good position with the Titans.

Rebels return to paddock with a cause

South Grafton Rebels leaders Ron Gordon (left) and Grant Stevens were all smiles after the Rebels won the Group 2 preliminary final against the Coffs Harbour Comets. rugby league 27 August 2017 Geoff King Motors Park

South Grafton hit the training paddock ahead of 2018.

Broncos scouting one more step for Ghosts speedster

BATTLE HARDENED: Grafton Ghosts junior league star Grayson Reimer has been offered a spot with the Brisbane Broncos junior talent squad.

Grafton Ghosts junior offered opportunity with Broncos talent squad.

Wicks undecided on future at Ghosts

ALL SMILES: Danny Wicks laughs as he is interviewed by sports awards emcee Katie Brown.

Wicks puts family first in decision on his future.

premium_icon Bird: Why I had to leave the Sharks

Jack Bird is the latest big-name recruit to join Brisbane.

Jack Bird breaks silence on move to Brisbane Broncos from Sharks

World Cup Team of the Tournament

Australian team member's celebrate their victory in the Rugby League World Cup men's final match between Australia and England in Brisbane on December 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTON / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE — STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE —

Australia cap off stunning RLWC with five in Team of the Tournament

premium_icon The 10 best moments of the 2017 World Cup so far

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND — NOVEMBER 11: Tongan fans celebrate during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between the New Zealand Kiwis and Tonga at Waikato Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Ahead of Saturday’s final, here’s ten of the very best.

premium_icon World Cup team of the tournament with a twist

David Mead, Jason Taumalolo and Mitchell Moses had exceptional campaigns.

There’s only one rule — no players from the Big Three are allowed.

premium_icon Pressure builds on Milford to deliver for Broncos

Anthony Milford has vowed to step up as Brisbane’s main man next season. Picture: Liam Kidston

Brisbane star has spoken candidly about his growing responsibility.

Women's cricket is picking up pace

Australian fast bowler Holly Ferling is excited by the growth of women's cricket.

Holly Ferling says female bowlers can break new ground.

premium_icon NRL 2018: No Hodgson but Raiders are still title contenders

Blake Austin and Aidan Sezer must step up without Josh Hodgson. Picture: Kym Smith

5 reasons to be excited about the Raiders in NRL season 2018

premium_icon NRL 2018: Why Warriors can actually pull it together

Shaun Johnson will once again be the playmaker for the Warriors.

5 reasons to be excited about the Warriors in NRL season 2018

premium_icon $3m Sydney switch shows Beattie means business

Peter Beattie is quitting Queensland to move to Sydney.

$3 million Sydney switch shows Peter Beattie means business

premium_icon Kosmina: Roos can make it out of group

Socceroos Aaron Mooy in action during the World Cup qualifier against Honduras.

Why the Socceroos can make it out of the group in Russia 2018

RLWC: How the Kangaroos are shaping up

Jordan McLean during training in Brisbane ahead of the Kangaroos' opening Rugby League World Cup game against England in Melbourne on October 27.

Australia certainly isn't exempt from the cloud of confusion

Wallabies take note: How to beat the All Blacks

Sekope Kepu is tackled by Rieko Ioane during game 1 of the Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium in Sydney

The Wallabies need to play like cornered animals again.

Titans snap up former Broncos chief

Gold Coast Titans coach Garth Brennan has a laugh at training.

Titans ownership confirmed, former Broncos chair Dennis Watt hired

Chooks sack half, Manly crisis as playmaker released

Coach Trent Barrett gestures during a Manly training session.

Roosters sack half, Manly thin as playmaker released

The heat is on for fully fit Cowboys

North Queensland Cowboys Pre Season Training. Gavin Cooper. Picture: Alix Sweeney

Pressure on the team to perform will only be magnified

Stunning rap for teen Titan: ‘The best I’ve ever seen’

Gold Coast teenager Moeaki Fotuaika. Photo: Gold Coast Titans

Titans players in awe of 18-year-old sensation Moeaki Fotuaika

premium_icon Meet the Titans’ financial saviour

Rebecca Frizelle and Darryl Kelly will ensure the Titans brand lives on. Picture: Luke Marsden.

Who is Darryl Kelly? Meet the man set to save the Gold Coast Titans

Hurst’s challenging role with NRL

NRL Welfare officer Murray Hurst.

Hurst says work is just as important as any he did in coach’s box.

premium_icon Pinpoint Patty deserves AFL shot

Sturt’s Patrick Wilson has joined Adelaide as a rookie pick in this year’s draft. Picture: Sarah Reed

Wilson deserves AFL chance, says coach.

Clarence girls make another step toward AFL dreams

ROARING TIGERS: Lily Doyle and Georgia Breward selected in the State Academy Squad.

Breward, Speechley and Doyle all selected for youth academy.

premium_icon Six reasons Dusty can do it again

Dustin Martin celebrates with the premiership cup. Picture. Phil Hillyard

Here’s why we could see another year of Dusty dominance.

Long winning streak continues for EPL leaders

Manchester City's Ilkay Guendogan (left) celebrates scoringhis team's first goal in the 4-1 win over Spurs.

MANCHESTER City have extended their winning run in the EPL.

It’s time for action declares Valeri

Carl Valeri in action for Melbourne Victory.

Carl Valeri understands Melbourne Victory fans’ frustrations

'The beginning of the end for Arsene Wenger'

Arsene Wenger reacts during a Champions League match.

Arsenal legend reckons Arsene Wenger is in his final stages at club

Popovic throws hat in Roos ring: I want to lead them

Tony Popovic talks to his players at a training session.

Tony Popovic throws hat into the ring for Socceroos top job

The A-League young guns your club should play

Jack Hingert of the Roar and Christian Theoharous of the Victory. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Youngsters your A-League club should play.

premium_icon Popovic sensationally sacked by Turkish club

Former Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has been reportedly sacked by his new Turkish club.

Turkish media are carrying reports he is gone

‘Smarter’ Smith the best since Bradman

Steve Smith’s case as the best batsman since Don Bradman continues to build

Case grows for Smith as best Aussie batsmen since Sir Don

premium_icon Match-fixing probe: Former star in firing line

Players celebrate a wicket during the third Test between Australia and England in Perth.

Officials are flying out to interview an ex-Australian cricket star

Bairstow’s emotional return to scene of the crime

Jonny Bairstow scored a fine century on day two at the WACA Ground.

Jonny Bairstow scores emotional WACA century after torrid fortnight

Heat star returns to field of nightmares

Brisbane Heat West Indies star Deandra Dottin. Picture: Annette Dew

DEANDRA Dottin will run on to Allan Border Field today

‘Devastated’: WAG heartbreak

WAG dramas.

Spurned partner 'devastated', according to report

Bowlers strike as Westlawn pulls win from the flames

FULL FACE: Westlawn heavy hitter Luke McLachlan launches into a drive against Tucabia.

Westlawn attack defends low total under lights.

Cloud over Layton’s Comm Games hopes

Veteran defender Sharni Layton dropped from Diamonds squad for Quad series in England and South Africa after failing to receive medical clearance

Diamonds strengthen No.1 status

The Australian Diamonds celebrate after winning the Constellation Cup.

Australia back on top of world.

Diamonds waiting on Sharni Layton green light

Sharni Layton in full throttle for the Magpies during Super Netball.

Sharni Layton waiting for green light to make Diamonds return

CRANES stars shine brightest at twilight

BRIGHT STARS: The CRANES netball side has lit up the courts in Grafton Netball Association's Twilight netball competition.

CRANES taking netball by storm with their friendly approach to life.

Sharni Layton named for return

Sharni Layton of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns during game one of the 2016 Constellation Cup.

Defender named in squad to tour in January next year.

Diamonds cement top spot with clean sweep

Gabi Simpson regains possession for the Diamonds in their battle against the Silver Ferns. Source: AAP

"We put everything out there in those last four games”

It's Kiwis and us for Games gold

Australia's Caitlin Bassett (centre) says it will be a Diamonds-New Zealand final for the netball gold medal at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Bassett says it's Australia and New Zealand for Games gold medal

Glittering Princess delivers big bonus

THE feature-race results didn’t go his way but Saturday’s program wasn’t a total wipe-out for top trainer Tony McEvoy.

Dream showdown could just be the highlight

Jockey Brenton Avdulla rides Dreamforce to win race 9, ANZ Bloodstock News Handicap during the Thoroughbred Breeders NSW Race Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney, Saturday, November 25, 2017. (AAP Image/Daniel Munoz) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Dream showdown could just be the standout on Villiers Day

Wolf circling Villiers for Waller

Jockey Tye Angland riding Vassal to win race 3 the TAB.COM.AU Handicap during the Rosehill Gardens Race Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney, Saturday, November 11, 2017. (AAP Image/ Brendan Esposito) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Wolf on the prowl as Waller banks on delivering at his pet distance

Kelly finally gets all clear to return home

ALL CLEAR: Trainer David Kelly is returning home to train at Grafton.

Racing NSW offer trainer's license to returning Graftonian.

Hayes duo embark on Diamond hunt

Trainer David Hayes has two smart fillies making their debuts on Saturday.

Hayes duo embark on Diamond hunt as youngsters step up

Leading hoop to appeal big ban

Viddora wins the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot with Joe Bowditch in the saddle. Picture: Simon Merritt/Western Racepix

Jockey Joe Bowditch could miss Viddora ride if suspension stands

News Corp to partner with Ladbrokes from February

Mandela Dreaming ridden by Baylee Nothdurft wins race 1 at Clifford Park. Saturday, 25th Nov, 2017.

News Corp signs three-year deal as Ladbrokes major wagering partner

Aussie golfer suspended for doping violation

Australian golfer Mark Hensby has been suspended for a year by the PGA Tour after failing to provide a drug testing sample

Australian golfer suspended for doping violation

Mark Hensby of Australia hits out of a sand trap

AUSTRALIAN golfer suspended for a yea

Bland looking forward to 2018

SOLID SEASON: Adam Bland in action during the Australian PGA at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. (AAP Image)

Adam Bland secures European Tour Card in Australian PGA

Hungry Smith targets top 50

Cameron Smith with Jordan Ontiveros. Photo: Liam Kidston.

Australian PGA winner Cameron Smith targets world top 50 and Masters