Harwood prepared for heavy hitting Iluka

BRIGHT FUTURE: Harwood batsman Peter Timms is expected to star with bat and ball this weekend.

Team will be hoping for blue skies this weekend

CRICKET: Spanner thrown into second grade works

Umpires Terry Brien and Rick McLennan during the Clarence River Cricket Association GDSC Premier League match between Brothers and Westlawn at Ulmarra Showground on Saturday, 24th of October, 2015. Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Competition forced into redraw after Easts pull out one side.

Grand final hero aiming for consistency at crease

STEADY KNOCK: Brothers Clocktower Hotel wicketkeeper-batsman Billy Kerr (right) with captain and mate Jake Kroehnert during last season's grand final.

Brothers opener going back to basics for upcoming season.

Tillman jumping into nationals frame

HOP, SKIP AND JUMP: Erica Tillman has just returned with a gold and silver medal from the NSW All Schools athletics championships.

South High student jumps to gold and bronze at All Schools.

Liddle blazes to front in Clarence 100

EARLY RISERS: Competitors line up on the banks of the Clarence River at Copmanhurst for the start of the Clarence 100 paddle yesterday morning.

Former Yamba ironman leads pack into second stage.

BEHIND THE DESK: Should Hannah Mouncey play in the AFLW?

SPORTING TALENT: Canberra's Hannah Mouncey has represented Australia in both men's and women's international handball competitions but was not allowed to register for the 2018 AFLW Draft earlier this week.

Pottsy and the Moose tackle the big issues in sport

Time to set your goals and never give up

Fitness, generic, weight loss

Goal setting in fitness is like planting the first seed.

Humble Hodge relieved 53m penalty goal went over

HUMBLE Wallabies hero Reece Hodge felt he was well overdue to land one of his monster penalty strikes.

'I don't hold a grudge or anything like that'

Lachie Weller got his wish to join the Suns

Weller says family has moved on from brother's Suns exit

Wallabies skipper praise side's belief and maturity

Michael Hooper is tackled by Lima Sopoaga of the All Blacks.

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper praised the new maturity and belief

Sydney salvage draw in pulsating derby

Roly Bonevacia of the Wanderers competes for possession with Joshua Brilliante of Sydney (left).

Sydney derby honours shared in entertaining draw

Cats count lucky stars after Ablett return

He's back .... Gary Ablett in the hoops.

Ablett was traded from the Gold Coast Suns to Geelong

Mourinho miffed as Mooy leads Terriers to historic win

Aaron Mooy scores Huddersfield's first goal in the 2-1 win over Manchester United.

AN honest Jose Mourinho says his players were just not good enough.

Woman behind Chris Gayle allegations revealed

West Indies' Chris Gayle leaves the pitch after being caught by England's Joe Root off the bowling of England's Chris Woakes during the One Day International cricket match between England and the West Indies at the Oval cricket ground in London, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

Woman behind exposure allegations revealed

CLARENCE+: From Maclean to the main stadium

BRIAN Smith and Nathan have forged remarkably similar careers in the rugby league world, from boys growing up in Maclean to successful NRL coaches.

CLARENCE+: Brown and Smith's remarkably similar path

NRL - Fan Day at ANZ Stadium . NRL coaches ( L to R ) Neil Henry , Brian Smith , Nathan Brown, Matthew Elliott and Des HAsler Pic;Gregg Porteous

Rugby league coaches share their journeys in latest edition

Cameron lands major award at Ghosts' night of nights

Todd Cameron picked up a host of awards, including leading pointscorer and first grade best and fairest.

Ghosts reward players after CLayton Cup season.

Ghosts claim CRL's Clayton Cup

BEST IN THE CRL: Clayton Cup winners the Grafton Ghosts celebrating their Group 2 grand final victory over the South Grafton Rebels.

Trophy the highest accolade a team can win

Magpies juniors show seniors how to succeed

LEADER: Lower Clarence Magpies captain-coach Dan Randall claimed the club's Best and Fairest award.

"We have to provide a pathway to senior football for our youth”

Patto a Magpie for life

HONOURED: Warren Patterson (middle) with his family after receiving his life membership award from the Lower Clarence Magpies.

Club stalwart honoured with life membership award

Dual-premiership winning coach set to line up against junior club

SPIRITED: Former South Grafton coach Dallas Waters.

Waters set for new challenge with Mullum Giants.

Boxing legend's son stepping out of dad's shadows

Australian boxer Tim Tszyu reacts after defeating Mark Dalby in February.

Tim Tszyu is ready to prove he's his own man.

Fit Starc homes in on Ashes series

Australia's Mitchell Starc is itching for this season's Ashes series against England.

Mitchell Starc says it's his time in this year's Ashes series

Skaife: Bathurst, the race like no other

Craig Lowndes, left, and Mark Skaife after winning the 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.

Six-time winner MARK SKAIFE reflects on the enormity of Mt...

Justin O'Neill in 10-year tug-of-war between clubs

Justin O'Neill of the Cowboys scores a try against the Warriors in round 20.

Athletic prodigy was considered the equal of Greg Inglis.

How young Slater slipped though Cowboys' fingers

STORIED CAREER: Storm fullback Billy Slater during a training session in Melbourne this week.

Star ran around his Innisfail backyard in North Queensland jersey.

Russell Packer: from jail cell to uni graduate

Dragons player Russell Packer during the round 17 clash with the Titans.

"The boys would call me a nerd with my reading glasses on.”

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.

Craig Bellamy is worth $3 million

MORE SUCCESS: Storm coach Craig Bellamy after Melbourne's grand final win.

Craig Bellamy deserves to be the highest paid person in rugby league

Kent: Storm are good, but they're not the greatest

Overrated? ... the 2017 NRL premiership winners.

Timing is always essential when it comes to assessing great teams

Durkin: Class should live happily ever after

PRIZE: Storm captain Cameron Smith and Cowboys captain Gavin Cooper with the trophy at Luna Park in Sydney.

It is a fiction, a legend, a romance and a fantasy.

Ikin: 2017 vintage is best Storm side in this great club's history

GREAT CLUB: Storm coach Craig Bellamy has turned his club into one of the greatest sides.

"The Storm are now as the dominant franchise in our game”

AFL Grand Final: Dusty presents dilemma for Dimma

KEY MAN: Brownlow Medallist Dustin Martin prepares for the grand final.

Forward or midfield for Martin the choice for Richmond coach

Jamal Idris announces shock NRL retirement

Jamal Idris (right) of the Tigers is tackled by Dean Whare of the Panthers in round two this year.

The 27-year-old says move was forced by injury.

Taylor relationship sealed the deal for Brennan on the Gold Coast

NEW REIGN: Garth Brennan.

GARTH Brennan was holding a trump card the entire time.

NRL draw for season 2018

Check out the full draw

NRL set to release fixture for season 2018

The NRL draw is just around the corner.
Source: The Daily Telegraph

Fans can expect some blockbuster matches in round one

Blindsided Molan denies backstabbing Fatty

Channel 9 rising star Erin Molan. Picture: Justin Lloyd

"For starters this is all news to me."

Angry bird dive-bombs the Irish

Ireland's strengthen and condition coach Kane Daniels (left) and two squad members are swooped on by a plover yesterday.

Irish World Cup preparations are interrupted by a swooping plover

Trade merry-go-round ends with wins for all

ON THE MOVE: Charlie Cameron

Ablett and Hodge deals on final day

Richmond star identified in photo scandal

Tigers Grand Final medal controversy, Police probing topless photo of woman wearing Richmond Premiership medal.

Scandalous photo was distributed without woman's consent.

Bryce Gibbs' trade to Adelaide finally sealed

Bryce Gibbs is heading to Adelaide.

Bryce Gibbs is finally an Adelaide player.

Postecoglou opens up about his coaching future

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou says his focus is on his team's next two games.

Ange Postecoglou talks about his love for the job as Socceroos coach

Bautheac says he's no superstar

French midfielder Eric Bautheac has finally got his visa approved to play for Brisbane Roar.

Roar has finally got its star import Frenchman Eric Bautheac

'We'll persist': Kevin Muscat not concerned by early losses

Thomas Deng of the Victory trains in Melbourne.

Only once has Melbourne Victory lost the first two games of season.

Fan punches player in Everton Europa loss

Everton's manager Ronald Koeman complains to referee Bas Nijhuis after a brawling Europa League between his side and Lyon.

Fan with child in his arms joins Everton-Lyon brawl

Roma fightback denies Chelsea win in Europe

Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates after scoring in the 3-3 draw with Roma.

Edin Hazard rescues point for Chelsea.

Defender a big miss, says Victory skipper

James Donachie has been sidelined with injury.

"He's actually in good spirits, as sad as it is”

Meg Lanning learns to live without during injury rehab

Meg Lanning in action for the Australian women's cricket team last season.

Aussie captain admits break from game is far from her cup of tea.

Chris Lynn signs mega-deal with Brisbane Heat

Chris Lynn of the Heat raises his bat after a win over the Hobart Hurricanes last season.

Superstar has become the BBL's first million-dollar man.

Border picks his Australia XI for first Ashes Test

Matthew Wade should get the keeper's role for the first Ashes Test, says Allan Border.

Allan Border makes his choice for Ashes opener.

Easts on top in night cricket thriller

HEAVY HANDS: GDSC Easts blaster Gary Connor took the three points in night cricket this week.

Connor man of the match after entertaining knock.

Renshaw Australia's X-Factor, says Adam Gilchrist

Australia's Matthew Renshaw could be the star of the Ashes, says Adam Gilchrist.

Adam Gilchrist believes Matt Renshaw could Ashes star.

Handscomb well prepared to take heat in the Ashes

Peter Handscomb says playing in heat in Bangladesh has prepared him for a hot summer series.

Handscomb prepared for heat of the Ashes

Diamonds cement top spot with clean sweep

"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

Perfect start for Sunshine Coast Lightning, says coach

Lightning players celebrate their win in the Super Netball grand final over the Giants in June.

Grand final rematch perfect start for Lightning.

Super Mum back to play Super Netball

Laura Geitz (second from right) is making a return to Super Netball.

Laura Geitz to make netball comeback.

Bruce pumped by playing in front of Aussie fans

Courtney Bruce (centre) defends against Maria Tutaia of New Zealand in the netball Constellation Cup between New Zealand and Australia on Sunday

Courtney Bruce is delighted to be back in front of Aussie fans

It's elementary for Watson - keep improving

Liz Watson says the Diamonds will take confidence out of their win in the first Constellation Cup match.

Liz Watson says Diamonds need more improvement in cup games

Fired-up Diamonds 'itching' to seek redemption

Caitlin Bassett wants the Diamonds to get back on track against the Kiwis.

Diamonds have fire in belly to get revenge on Kiwis.

Japanese raider out of Cup, fighting for life

"I'd be very surprised if he raced again”

Jockey club honours top performers at night of nights

Grafton trainer Neville Stewart (centre) after being presented with the Bob Gosling Memorial Award for training excellence at the CRJC Horse of the Year awards.

Everest second biggest thing in Australian racing at the weekend.

McLennan rewarded for tireless efforts

Jockey Ben Looker and Curley Mac (1) lead the way to the finish line in race 4 - Yamba Golf & Country Club 1015m. Photo JoJo Newby / The Daily Examiner

Curley Mac awarded as best local horse over seven years old.

CRJC confident races will go ahead despite heavy track

Calanda blazed home in race record time to claim the $160,000 Grafton District Services Club Ramornie Handicap (1200m) for Peter and Paul Snowden.After a line of eight that turned toward home, jockey Jim Byrne poked his nose through and put the foot down. A late challenge from topweight The Monstar almost pipped the three-year-old gelding who had just enough juice to hold on and win by a short head.Calanda finished the 1200m trip in 1.07.56.

"I would suggest we are more chance of running than not.”

Classy mare spins her way to the top of the mountain

PRIZED MARE: Cash Spinner leaves it to the last gasp to claim the 2017 Maclean Bowling Club Maclean Cup in July. INSET: Gary Rollings and Terry Green accept the award for Horse of the Year on Saturday night.

With three cups in the bag there was no horse topping Cash Spinner.

Schmidt warhorse ready for debut run

Silent Actress smashes the field in the Ray White Ipswich Maiden Plate at the Ipswich Race course on Friday afternoon. Trainer Dwayne Schmidt.
Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

Trainer's strike rate with warhorses put to test in maiden.

McKay wants everything right before Kev's return

I'M BACK: Trainer Brenden McKay is ready for  gelding Gold For Kev to make his return.

Golden boy set to make a bigger return than Midnight Oil.

Hayden battles the rain to claim Pro-Am

Indooroopilly Golf Club professional shot a seven-under-par 65 to clinch the highly coveted title by a single shot.

Record entries as memorial event tees off

BIG SWING: President of Grafton Golf Club Trevor Townsend, club pro Mark Harvison and Principal of Clarence Coast Motors Geoff Wicks with the Mitsubishi Lancer ES Sports up for grabsat the pro am today.

Record field of professionals turn out for annual event

Internationals show some pride in Presidents Cup defeat

President Donald Trump, left, presents the winner's trophy to US team captain Steve Stricker.

America won the Presidents Cup for a seventh straight time.