NSW coach calls for end to 'cruel' demands on stars

NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley.

Laurie Daley wants Origin warriors to be exempt from backing up.

100 people turn out for State of Origin event

100 people attended the Brookwater Golf And Country Club's second State of Origin event on Wednesday.

Brookwater hosts its second State of Origin dinner event

Who's in the frame to replace JT for Origin decider?

Cameron Munster of the Storm.

Maroons need a new five-eighth after Thurston was ruled out.

Johnathan Thurston to miss the rest of season

Jonathan Thurston of the Maroons reacts after his match-winning kick in Origin II.

Champion halfback reportedly requires surgery to fix his shoulder.

Cooper lauds JT's toughness in Origin epic

Johnathan Thurston (left) and Gavin Cooper celebrate the Maroons' victory in Origin II.

Johnathan Thurston inspired his troops with his mental strength.

Selectors way off the mark with man-of-the-match pick

Dane Gagai of the Maroons is tackled by Josh Jackson of the Blues.

Wrong man-of-the-match was named, and he was from wrong team.

Australian cricket on edge of 'June 30 cliff'

About 230 players will be unemployed if no new deal is done.

Karmichael Hunt still has the hunger to succeed

Karmichael Hunt during a Wallabies training session at Ballymore.

Wallaby has added 7kg of hitting power since arriving in rugby.

Barty surges into Birmingham semis, Dasha crashes out

Australia's Ashleigh Barty in action.

Queenslander could crack the top 50 by the end of Wimbledon.

VIDEO: Hayne silences critics as Titans see off Tigers

Agnatius Paasi of the Titans is tackled by Aaron Woods of the Tigers.

NSW star bagged two tries and set up another.

WATCH: Warriors down Dogs despite Luke injury

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad of the Warriors is tackled by James Graham (left) and Josh Morris of the Bulldogs.

Replacement hooker Nathaniel Roache helped home side to a 21-14 win.

WATCH: Instant classic as Swans pull off miracle comeback

Gary Rohan of the Swans (second from left) celebrates with his teammates after he scored the winning goal with the last kick of the game against Essendon.

Bombers led by 19 points with less than five minutes to play.

Injury-plagued Giant at last cracks milestone

Sam Reid of the Giants during the round three match against the Kangaroos.

Queenslander returning to home state to take on Lions.

'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.

Sam Thaiday glad there's still loyalty in the game

TOGETHER AGAIN: Sam Thaiday, Johnathan Thurston and Mal Meninga.

Broncos star happy coach shows faith

Rep-break report card: your NRL club rated

Billy Slater of the Storm is chased by James Maloney of the Sharks.

We rate your club's season so far.

Selectors way off the mark with man-of-the-match pick

Dane Gagai of the Maroons is tackled by Josh Jackson of the Blues.

Wrong man-of-the-match was named, and he was from wrong team.

Backs to the wall, Lions made best of bad situation

EX-LIONS: Sam Docherty is a lock for All-Australian selection this year.

Credit where credit's due when it comes to Brisbane recruiting

Michael Ennis: NSW facing a much sterner test

DANGER MAN: The Maroons will attempt to keep Blues fullback James Tedesco quiet in tonight's clash.

NSW preparing for a much sterner test, writes NSW great.

Justin Hodges: Maroons need to stick to game plan

DESERVED CALL-UP: Maroons debutant Jarrod Wallace has done a great job for the Titans since leaving the Broncos.

Big names know how to get the job done when pressure is on.

Greg Martin: World Cup heartache still drives Scots

Israel Folau was one of the Wallabies' best against Fiji.

Wallabies should prepare for some angry Scotsmen in Sydney.

Never misjudge a Maroon: lessons from the '95 'nuffies'

Queensland Maroons debutant Tim Glasby answers questions at a press conference in Brisbane.

We should be cautious about pre-judging team, writes Tony Durkin.

Broncos forced into reshuffle after Boyd sidelined

Injured Brisbane Broncos captain Darius Boyd.

Kiwi Test utility Jordan Kahu to play fullback against Raiders.

Titans call on Taylor to continue steering ship

Storm player Cameron Munster tackles the Titans' Ashley Taylor.

Halfback was forced to do all the decision-making last week.

Chargers teams to Glyn Rees Cultural Exchange

Warwick and District Junior Rugby League action between Goondiwindi and Collegians. Both clubs are represented in Chargers team playing at Coolum this weekend.

Warwick and District teams to have 16 games at Coolum

Wattles desperate for the win against Souths

HALFBACK: Joe Morris (with ball) is a key player for Wattles on Sunday.

Wattles head to league headquarters for Sunday game

Bennett blasts Hayne for Origin blunder

Jarryd Hayne (left) of the Blues pats Johnathan Thurston of the Maroons on the head.

NSW star butchered what should have been the knockout blow.

Billy Slater makes bold call on his Origin future

Billy Slater of the Maroons runs with ball during State of Origin game two.

Maroon has no plans to follow Johnathan Thurston into the sunset.

Gary Ablett's 300th on hold after failing fitness test

Gold Coast Suns player Gary Ablett.

Veteran was due to take on St Kilda in his milestone match.

WATCH: Young gun inspires Hawks to upset of ladder leaders

Ryan Burton and Taylor Duryea of the Hawks celebrate a goal.

It was a compelling performance from Alastair Clarkson's men.

Bombers forward to miss Swans showdown

Cale Hooker of the Bombers.

Cale Hooker unavailable because of a finger injury.

VIDEO: Draw with Cameroon leaves Socceroos' hopes dangling

Socceroo Mark Milligan scores a penalty kick during the Confederations Cup Group B soccer match between Cameroon and Australia.

Australia must beat Chile by two clear goals in three days' time.

Tragic death still haunts Cameroon 14 years on

Cameroon's Marc Vivien Foe (left) fights for the ball with Argentina's Juan Veron in 2002.

Africans' game against Australia comes a day before the anniversary.

Roar re-signs key defensive duo

Avram Papadopoulos of the Brisbane Roar.

Avram Papadopoulos and Michael Theo have recommitted to club.

Melbourne set to host vital Socceroos qualifier

The Socceroos line up before their 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifier against Saudi Arabia at the Adelaide Oval.

AAMI Park on verge of being announced as venue for Thailand clash.

Postecoglou won't field first XI against Cameroon

Australia players exercise during a training session in St. Petersburg in Russia. Photo:AP

"I don't think the Cameroon game's going to be any easier”

Socceroos tempted to go with Kruse control

IMPACT PLAYER: Australia's Robbie Kruse could start for the Socceroos in the Confederations Cup showdown with Cameroon.

It's do or die for the Socceroos in the Confederations Cup

Champions Trophy fairytale comes true for Pakistan

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates after claiming the catch to dismiss the last of the Indian batsmen in the ICC Champions Trophy final at The Oval in London.

Bottom-ranked side springs upset in tournament decider

The long history between cricket's greatest foes

India captain Virat Kohli marks a half-century in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final against Bangladesh.

India and Pakistan to meet in Champions Trophy decider.

Agar called in for out-of-favour O'Keefe on Bangladesh tour

Ashton Agar during a nets session at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Recurrence of a stress fracture has ruled Mitchell Starc out.

Seccombe to coach Queensland Bulls

Phil Jaques quit as Queensland coach earlier this year.

Wade Seccombe is the new coach of the Queensland Bulls.

WATCH: Kohli and Sharma shine as India powers into final

India captain Virat Kohli (right) and Rohit Sharma celebrate at the end of the ICC Champions Trophy semi against Bangladesh at Edgbaston.

Defending champion has powered into Champions Trophy decider.

More twists and surprise to come in Champions Trophy?

Bangladesh's Mosaddek Hossain, centre, is the team's leading wicket taker in the Champions Trophy.

THREE teams left in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Netball ready for holidays but more close games assured

Battle on for top two spots in Warwick netball fixtures at WIRAC

Key is to love game - that what school netball coach thinks

GOOD SPORTS: Coach Amelia Sutton with fellow Warwick netball enthusiasts Karyn Byrne and Leanne Olsen at last year's junior trophy day.

Coach aims to build lifelong love for netball

Super Netball on hold for Commonwealth Games

The Sunshine Coast Lightning won the inaugural Super Netball grand final against the Giants on Saturday.

SUPER Netball faces a 10-month wait before a return to action.

Firebirds swoop on rising star

Former Queensland Firebirds and Australia captain Laura Geitz (right) is yet to make an announcement about her playing future.

Queensland Firebirds reveal player list

Lightning captain stepped out of comfort zone and thrived

CAPTAIN: Geva Mentor.

Lighting's defence was crucial in its grand final win.

Firebirds soar in to Warwick club

Junior B Warwick netballer Shelby Scott (centre) posing with Firebirds players Romelda Aiken and Mahalia Cassidy at Barnes Park on Saturday.

Two top netballers visit Rose City

Speed helps Lightning to inaugural title win

SOAKING IT IN: Laura Langman of the Lightning celebrates the win.

Speed and quick passing key to success.

Stablehand kicked out of Turf Club for improper conduct

IMPROPER conduct during a race meeting at Clifford Park racecourse has resulted in a six-month disqualification for licenced stablehand Alana Aspinall.

Michelle Payne will remember Ascot ride 'forever'

Michelle Payne with Kaspersky at Royal Ascot.

Payne was gobsmacked at the pageantry of the Royal meeting.

Polocrosse in Warwick started 63 years ago

POSSESSION: Warwick Fraser in possession for Warwick in the Gold Racquet Polocrosse Carnival at Killarney this season.

Polocrosse is a sport which caters for all standards

Killarney delight for rising hoop

Racing action at the TAB meeting on June 6.

Young jockey picks up vital win

Making tracks for weekend of records

Galway Town, pictured behind Air Diamond in a race at Allman Park, is a regular starter in Warwick race meetings.

Warwick proves yet again it is horse power capital

Turf club gets a rare two extra races on Saturday

Galway Town is trained in Warwick by Kellie Monckton and will start at Allman Park on Saturday.

Massive nominations for the Killarney Cup race day

Nominations galore for Killarney Cup race meeting

WARWICK STARTER: Red Bohemia wins at Gladstone and is a likely starter in the Killarney Cup on Saturday.

Trainers gives Warwick track thumps up yet again

Warwick wins Fed Cup on Inglewood greens

It was Marg and Mary with the cup after glorious putting day

Brooks Koepka wins US Open golf title

Brooks Koepka holds up the winning trophy after winning the US Open at Erin Hills.

BROOKS Koepka has won his first major championship.

Harman in front on crowded US Open leaderboard

Brian Harman leads the US Open by one shot.

AMERICAN Brian Harman takes lead at US Open.

Carnage at US Open as world's top three sent packing

Jason Day, of Australia, reacts on the ninth hole during the second round of the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

Marc Leishman set to be the only Aussie to make the cut.