Rebels wary of Magpies' commitment

IN FORM: Rebels' prop Karl Woodley has been in good form but hopes the side can string together game time leading into the finals.

Club has fingers crossed team makes the trip north

Ghosts full of running as finals loom on the horizon

LETHAL INJECTION: Grafton Ghosts fullback Mitch Lollback has continued a prolific season with the ball scoring another double at the weekend against Woolgoolga.

Grafton Ghosts roll on after 70-0 thrashing of Woolgoolga

Bobcats purring toward Boambee

ON TOP: Bobcats midfielder Emily Loy jostles for possession during their win against Coffs Coast Tigers.

Women's green machine on a five-game winning streak

Barbs let a big lead slip

HOCKEY ACTION: In other Premier League action, Northern Star scored a 7-1 win against Royals. Northern Star's Matt Harmon (above) scored three goals in the win.

Coraki recovers after half-time to find a draw

Ex-Sea Eagles captain swoops in to Grafton junior league

STAR POWER: Ex-NRL player Jamie Lyon with Ghosts junior Grayson Reimer on Saturday.

Jamie Lyon a hit with all the kids at junior league day.

Taylor-made night for celebration as Harwood ring in 150

MILESTONE MAN: Former Australian captain Mark Taylor celebrates scoring a triple century against Pakistan in 1998. He will be the special guest at Harwood Cricket Club's 150-year celebrations alongside (INSET) former umpire Peter Parker.

Special guests Taylor and Parker to light up festivities.

Magpies valiant as Mustangs show might at Yamba

SQUEEZING THROUGH: Lower Clarence Magpies centre Mikee Randall is met in a strong two-man tackle against Murwillumbah Mustangs at Yamba League Field.

Game-ending injuries to key players a factor in Magpies' downfall.

Blues legend considers quitting Origin advisory role

Former NSW State of Origin NRL player Peter Sterling watches a training session in Sydney.

Peter Sterling could walk away from his role after just one series.

Woods fires back at Gould over criticism of Blues

Aaron Woods of the Blues during State of Origin game two.

More fuel has been poured on the State of Origin fire.

NSWRL hits back at claims of Blues Origin drama

New South Wales Blues players Blake Ferguson (left) and Josh Dugan.

Group has released a statement addressing a host of claims.

Mal's rebuke: 'They didn't come up when it mattered'

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga.

Australian coach's stinging criticism of NSW.

Hodges wants Blues' 'booze brothers' ban

NSW State of Origin players Blake Ferguson (left) and Josh Dugan at the Blues training camp.

Queensland great takes aim at NSW players

The Blues stars on the chopping block for 2018

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley speaks to the media.

Heads will roll from within the player group.

AFL legend takes aim at Collingwood's 'sad state of affairs'

You can see why Pies fans might be pessimistic about the club's fortunes.

Former Queensland premier joins ARL Commission

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman and former Queensland premier Peter Beattie.

Peter Beattie will become one of the independent commissioners.

NBL stars lead Boomers' cup campaign

CUP TIME: Former Olympian Brad Newley (right) will be one of the Boomers key players in their FIBA Asia Cup campaign.

NBL contingent leads Boomers Asia Cup charge

Send-off confusion shows NRL lacking clarity

Billy Slater of the Storm is knocked out by Iosia Soliola of the Raiders.

The game has been caught trying to be all things to all people.

Throat injury forces Rory Kostjasyn to retire

Rory Kostjasyn playing for the Cowboys against the Bulldogs last season.

The 30-year-old won a title with the Cowboys in 2015.

Grub or great? The jury is out on Giants star Toby Greene

GRUB OR GREAT: GWS Giants star Toby Greene fights for the ball with Bulldogs player Caleb Daniel.

Jury out on Toby Greene's stature in game

Exciting half gets start for injury-ravaged Ghosts

Jacob Cameron-Clarke said there was plenty of nerves for the youngster as he steps into the mightily big boots of former NRL star Clint Greenshields.

Siblings on show as Lower aim to finish season strong

SPEED TO BURN: The younger of the two Roberts brothers, Blake, takes a charge against Ballina Seagulls the last time Lower Clarence was at home.

Two proud North Coast families will be well represented tomorrow.

BROKEN WINGS: Injuries force Magpies to pull pin on catch up

Mikee Randall makes a half break for the Magpies during the Lower Clarence Magpies and Kyogle Turkeys NRRRL clash at New Park.

Lower Clarence have forfeited their second NRRRL clash this week.

Former GDSC boss joins NRL legends for Everest trek

TOP KNIGHTS: Nathan Whiteside, second from right, will join former Newcastle Knights Paul Harragon, Mark Hughes and Billy Peden on a Mt Everest trek to fundraise for brain cancer research.

Nathan Whiteside to do Everest trek to raise money for brain cancer

Ex-NRL player with Tigers, Panthers behind bars

Daine Laurie hitting the ball up during the NRL Rugby League Round 1, Wests Tigers V Canberra Radiers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Monday 16th March 2009. Rigers won 34 - 26. (AAPImage/Action Photographics, Jonathan Ng) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Daine Laurie refused bail on serious shooting charges

Emotions high as Ghosts claim shield and minor premiership

RUNAWAY: Grafton Ghosts centre Dylan Collett breaks away for the first try of the match against Coffs Harbour Comets at Frank McGUren Field on Sunday.

President pleased with a successful day for the club

OPINION: Can Rebels win three in a row?

Grant Stevens gives the Rebel yell before next weekend's Group 2 grand final.
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They may be the underdogs, but only a fool would write them off

Pakistan women have come a long way from death threats

Pakistani cricketers celebrate the dismissal of India's Harmanpreet Kaur during the ICC Women's World Cup.

Two decades since debuting they come up against Australia again.

Anasta spills on the off-field dramas at Roosters, Tigers

Roosters player Braith Anasta questions referee Alan Shortall in 2012.

Retired star players 288 games across three clubs.

'I did not think this would ever happen in my wildest dreams'

Giants defender Bec Bulley. Photo: Getty Images

Bulley prepares for Super Netball premliminary final with Giants

Cathy Freeman finds her love for athletics again

Former track and field athlete Cathy Freeman is a 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games ambassador.

Golden girl is an ambassador for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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.

Rocket can't take a trick with Gold Coast Suns

Rodney Eade may only have six games left in charge of the Suns.

Does veteran coach deserve one last chance to make Suns a success

Origin victory answers an NRL premiership question

Cameron Munster proved his worth for the Maroons during State of Origin game three.

Can any team seriously pose a threat to Melbourne?

Blues need to discover Maroons' killer attitude

Jarryd Hayne  is tackled by Josh McGuire.

It was a good old-fashioned rugby league ambush.

Michael Ennis: Blues must learn from loss

UNDER PRESSURE: Jarryd Hayne (pictured right with Nathan Peats) must step up for NSW at Suncorp Stadium.

NSW can feel confident for series-decider, writes ex-Origin star.

Justin Hodges: Maroons inspired to win for JT

Ben Hunt makes a break during a Maroons State of Origin training session at Langlands Park in Brisbane.

Players want to honour a Maroons legend in Johnathan Thurston.

New chapter in classic Ford versus Holden battle

ON PACE: DJR Team Penske drivers Scott McLaughlin (front) and reigning champion Fabian Coulthard (left) will be among the favourites to claim line honours at the Watpac Townsville 400 this weekend.

Motorsport's great rivalry is alive and well, writes Mark Skaife.

Eddie McGuire opens up on his return to The Footy Show

Craig Hutchison.Source:News Corp Australia

EDDIE McGuire has addressed his return to The Footy Show

NRRRL Round 15: Lower Clarence v Murwillumbah Mustangs

Magpies captain-coach Dan Randall puts up the don't argue fend during the NRRRL Round 15 clash between Lower Clarence Magpies and Murwillumbah Mustangs at Yamba League Field.

Action from Yamba League Field as a valiant Lower Clarence Magpies went down to the...

Smith injury concern just storm in tea cup

Cameron Smith is set to miss just one match for the Storm after being injured in Saturday night's win over the Raiders.

Melbourne skipper to make earlier-than-expected return

Widdop shines as Dragons unearth new star

Playmaker Gareth Widdop looks for support during the Dragons' Round 20 win over the Sea Eagles in Wollongong.

Dragons skipper steals show before rookie fullback comes to the fore

Sharks skipper signals end is near

Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen has signed to play with the Sharks in 2018.

Gallen says contract could be his last after signing new deal

Stuart risks fine after slamming referees

Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart reacts during the loss to the Melbourne Storm.

Raiders coach blasts refs after Storm ends finals hopes

Martin move makes big difference against Giants

Tigers forward Jack Riewoldt (right) and Phil Davis of the Giants react as the final siren sounds following their Round 18 clash.

Tigers move into top four after Martin turns tables on Giants

Horror injury overshadows Dogs' triumph in Cairns

Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs clashes with Callunm Ah Chee of the Suns.

Veteran Dale Morris suffered a career-threatening blow against Suns.

Key forward lifts flat Bombers to win over Roos

Cale Hooker of the Bombers scores a goal against the Kangaroos.

Cale Hooker came alive in the last term with four goals.

Socceroos kick off hunt for new coach

JOB CANDIDATE: Former Albanian national team coach Gianni De Biasi (pictured during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match between Albania and Switzerland) has been interviewed for the Socceroos head coaching position.

Socceroos begin search for new coach

Wanderers bring back hometown favourite

Western Sydney Wanderers signing Mark Bridge.

Mark Bridge has signed a deal to rejoin Tony Popovic's squad.

Talented teens join Matildas squad

TOP STRIKE: Australia's Ellie Carpenter celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal in her side's Algarve Cup game with China earlier this year.

Matildas add teenage rookie to side

Bobcats on a roll after win

TIGHT TUSSLE: Action in the game between Maclean Bobcats and Grafton United at Barry Watts Oval.

Maclean FC defeats Grafton United 12-0

Wide Bay's credentials questioned as NPL fallout continues

The logo for Wide Bay Buccaneers, Football Queensland Wide Bay's proposed Queensland Premier League team.

Some clubs aren't happy Wide Bay was granted a NPL licence.

How the grass is always greener helping others

Norbridge Park groundkeepers, L-T Cecil Newman and Bryan Graff.

Rocky retirees getting a kick out of groundskeeping

Fact from fiction: the truth behind cricket's great sledges

West Indies great Viv Richards.

Some cricket yarns are so good they'll never die.

Finding a president is everybody's business: Goodger

ON THE DRIVE: CRCA patron Darren Goodger said cricket in the Clarence is at a great place with more than 33 at the AGM this week.

CRCA patron believes cricket is in a good place on the Clarence.

Riddell chases indoor dreams onto World Cup stage

TAKING ON THE WORLD: Amy Riddell has been selected for the Australian u22 women's indoor cricket team.

Grafton teenager selected in Australian Under-21 side on consistency

Aussie cricketers chasing big target at World Cup

Opener Nicole Bolton has been among the stars for Australia with the bat at the Women's World Cup in England.

Allrounder says Aussies batters aiming up at Women's World Cup

England first through to cricket World Cup final

England's Anya Shrubsole celebrates with teammate Jenny Gunn after hitting the winning runs in the Women's World Cup semi-final against South Africa.

England edges out South Africa in semi-final thriller

National netball team to be called Samsung Diamonds

THE national netball team will be named the Samsung Diamonds as part of a naming rights deal announced by the electronics giant.

Champion outfit will have time on its side next time around

FORCEFUL: Geva Mentor of the Lightning competes for the ball during a Super Netball match against the Swifts at the University of the Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Captain was a stifling presence as goal keeper

Geitz 'missed being part of the Firebirds family'

Laura Geitz celebrates with Firebirds team mates after winning the grand final match of the 2016 ANZ Championship

Australian great will return to action next Super Netball season.

Diamonds shine for Grafton juniors

STAR POWER: Australian Diamonds players Gretel Tippett (centre) and Kim Ravaillion with Grafton juniors at the Bacon Street netball courts.

Tippett and Ravaillion bring clinic to Bacon Street netball courts.

Laura Geitz to return to netball for 2018

Laura Geitz will make her comeback for the Queensland Firebirds in next year’s Suncorp Super Netball season.

Laura Geitz is returning to netball to give back to the sport

Lightning star struck out of Commonwealth Games team

Laura Langman in action for the Sunshine Coast Lightning during the Super Netball grand final.

Alexander disappointed Langman ruled out of Commonwealth Games team

Title-winning Lightning stars will be back to defend crown

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Suncorp Super Netball grand final.

All 10 players will be returning for 2018.

EXPRESS LANE: Veteran and debutant clinch Carnival crowns

On his first trip up to the July Racing Carnival Wyong trainer Damien Lane has left with all the cookies.

Shelton's Cash Spinner a Maclean Cup winner

TIGHT TUSSLE: Cash Spinner (black cap)pokes his head in front to win a tight Maclean Bowling Club Cup finish from Present Sense (white cap).

Matthew Paget and John Shelton combine to win feature by a nose

Jockey club celebrates winning run of race days

ALL SMILES: Josh Parr is presented with the jockey's trophy from lady of the carnival Lauretta Lewis after winning the Grafton Cup on board Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Supply and Demand.

Numbers officially down but atmosphere up over carnival.

A combination that just clicks

GOOD COMBINATION: Helen Commerford with horse Madam Kate which is racing on Maclean Cup day.

Madam Kate steps up on Sunday

Patience breeds improving Gypsy

David Campbell trained GYPSY ARIA, with part owner Pat Hagan, is racing on Maclean Cup Day.

Gypsy Aria takes maiden on in strides

Top Sydney stable primed for raid on Queensland Cup

HARD TO BEAT: Soviet Courage, centre, looms as a danger runner in the Queensland Cup.

He's got a two-pronged assault on the Queensland Cup.

CRJC veterans still loving it after more than 30 years

ALL SMILES: Clarence River Jockey Club directors Brian Ferrie and John Kenny between them have almost 80 years combined experience on the jockey club committee.

CRJC veteran directors still in love with July Carnival.

Spieth's Open win has him in rarefied company

Jordan Spieth shook off the memory of his Masters implosion last year to win the British Open after recovering from a horror front nine

Day fires back after ice cream and movie

Australia's Jason Day prepares to putt on the 4th green  at Royal Birkdale

Aussie back in contention at British Open

Aussies blown away in second round of British Open

Australia's Adam Scott watches his shot off the ninth tee during the second round of the British Open.

American Jordan Spieth is now the outright leader at six-under.

Aussies in the hunt after first round of British Open

Australia's Aaron Baddeley on the fifth tee during the first round of the British Open.

VIDEO: Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar share lead.