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‘Like watching your own son play’: AFL great chokes back tears over nephew’s debut

AFL great Shaun Burgoyne has fought back tears as he announced his nephew would make his debut for Port Adelaide this weekend. Burgoyne, a four-time premiership player who is now in his first season at the Power in an off-field mentoring role, congratulated Jase Burgoyne on his call up to face Fremantle at Optus Stadium …

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Businesses fear products destined for landfill as WA’s single-use plastics ban comes into force

Ajay Malhotra’s party store in Perth’s south sells more than 7,000 products, but many of them may end up in landfill as the first phase of Western Australia’s single-use plastics ban comes into force today. Key points: A range of single-use plastics have been banned from today Some businesses will find the transition difficult Others …

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Team news, Queensland Reds snubbed, James O’Connor, Quade Cooper, Dave Rennie

The Dan McKellar effect is taking full force, with only one Queensland Reds player picked in the Wallabies’ first Test team of the year. Instead, Dave Rennie has rewarded McKellar’s Brumbies for their strong season by naming 12 players from Australia’s best performing Super Rugby franchise of the in his squad to take on England …

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Jimmy Brings, Sydney Roosters, Luke Keary concussion, Wests Tigers, bosses, spotted, Grappa, Tim Sheens, news, highlights

The Sydney Roosters are rallying around champion five-eighth Luke Keary as the three-time premiership-winner deals with his latest fight against concussion. The Roosters have long been regarded as the benchmark club when it comes to dealing with players who have sustained repeated head knocks. Champion backrower, NSW and Australian captain Boyd Cordner was forced into …

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Cath Cox’s bold Super Netball Grand Final prediction, West Coast Fever vs Melbourne Vixens, preview

The two best teams will meet in the Super Netball Grand Final and an Aussie netball legend is believed an upset is on the cards. After the closest season ever and three nailbiting finals, the Super Netball Grand Final is finally here. And it’s only fitting the two teams who dominated the regular season, the …

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Luke Jackson West Coast Eagles, Nic Naitanui interview, Carlton Blues list strategy

Carlton’s boss says the club faces a “challenging” but “doable” list management situation. Plus an Eagles superstar insists he won’t be trade bait as he gave the club its blessing to chase a Demon. Get the latest player movement news and updates in AFL Trade Whispers! Watch every blockbuster AFL match this weekend Live & …

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Matt Burton, $1 million, contract, Canterbury Bulldogs, NSW Blues, open market, teams, clubs

Phil Rothfield believes Matt Burton could command $1 million a season on his next contract as the Bulldogs try to ward off rival approaches for the latest Origin superstar. Fresh off his dream debut in the Blues’ 44-12 game two win over Queensland, Burton’s asking price has sky rocketed and can only increase further by …

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Ben Hannant vs Justin Hodges, how to watch, start time, live stream

Footy great Ben Hannant has opened up on his bizarre no-show at the press conference and vowed to take former Maroons teammate Justin Hodges to a “really dark place” and knock him out. Hannant weighed in at 107.66kg for his professional boxing debut while Hodges tipped the scales at 104.1kg ahead of their heavyweight bout …

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Nathan Cleary cleared over Kalyn Ponga tackle; Stephen Crichton shoulder charge on Cameron Munster; injuries, team news, video

These are the two moments set to light a fuse under the State of Origin decider in Brisbane. According to the Courier Mail, Queensland were fuming after tackles from Blues stars Nathan Cleary and Stephen Crichton left two key Maroons players in doubt for Game 3. Queensland playmaker Cameron Munster revealed after the 44-12 loss …

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Queensland Maroons, Dane Gagai, missed tackles, game three, selection, dropped, decider, Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium

A damning statistic has thrown Maroons veteran Dane Gagai’s spot into question ahead of the Origin decider in Brisbane on July 13. Gagai has played 21 games for Queensland but the center has missed a stunning 18 tackles in the first two games of the series. The 31-year-old was embarrassed on Sunday night by Blues …

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