The burgeoning Mitch Marsh story is poised to get a significant new chapter, a Test debut, after Shane Watson was ruled out of next month's series against Pakistan.
If Schalk Burger plays for the Springboks against the Wallabies on Saturday after being recalled from his club in Japan, Michael Hooper can expect a bruising encounter he will long remember, warns former Australian Test flanker Phil Waugh.
The first few months of the Peter and Paul Snowden partnership has been littered with winners, and group 1 success can't be far away. If a long held plan could deliver it with Cluster in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield on Sunday.
Collingwood father-son prospect Darcy Moore has completed his much-scrutinised season with another impressive, athletic effort in the TAC Cup grand final.
The disqualification of a New Zealand jockey for seven years last week is a another reason, according to former Premier Jeff Kennett, for the board of Racing Victoria to be "totally" overhauled.
Chris Waller got off the mark with a couple of group 1s on the weekend but it will be a princess in waiting in Catkins, which takes centre stage for the premier stable in the Golden Pendant at Rosehill on Saturday.
The group 1 $400,000 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield next Sunday looks set to be oversubscribed when acceptances are taken.
Hawthorn's Jarryd Roughead will put his enduring friendship with former teammate Lance Franklin on hold during the grand final.
Brett Lee has claimed his share of hat-tricks but it his floppy hat trick that has never let him down.
If you punch or shove you get sat down, but if a player does a chicken wing you can stay.
Forster Tuncurry Dolphins' defeat the Taree Ratz 20-10 at Tuncurry
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