John Bateman to Wests Tigers, Wigan, Canberra Raiders, Super League, Jimmy Brings, James Hooper

The Wests Tigers have made an inquiry with Wigan about the prospect of bringing 2019 Dally M Backrower of the Year John Bateman back to the NRL in 2023. In a move unrelated to Isaiah Papali’i having second thoughts about switching from Parramatta to Concord next year, Tigers director of football Tim Sheens has confirmed … Read more

Off-season, Josh Giddey fit with Chet Holmgren, Oklahoma City Thunder, Cleveland Cavaliers preview, Basketball without Borders camp, Jarrett Allen

Back in 2018, long before he was lighting up the NBA, a fresh-faced Josh Giddey was just like the 60-odd young male and female basketball players who have descended on Canberra this week. He too had been invited to take part in a Basketball without Borders camp, this one in India, identified as an emerging … Read more

New Zealand, Trent Boult, Blackcaps, Australia, shock announcement, T20, ODI, Test cricket

The Black Caps will begin a new era without one of their biggest stars after bowler Trent Boult was released from his central contract with New Zealand Cricket. Boult will have a “significantly reduced role” across all three formats with the Black Caps, according to a statement released by NZC. The 33-year-old held multiple conversations … Read more

Ken Hinkley contract, David Koch comments, will he coach next year, Port Adelaide, Mark Robinson

AFL 360 co-host Mark Robinson believes Port Adelaide president David Koch “made an error of judgment” with recent comments about the club’s football department. Koch told FIVEaa this week “every single person’s role” would be assessed at the end of the season, which has seen the Power drop out of finals contention after back-to-back preliminary … Read more

Rudi Koertzen dies, death, how did he die, age, cricket news, umpire, slow finger of death, doom

Former South African umpire Rudi Koertzen, labeled the ‘slow finger of death’ by the media, has died in a car accident, a family member told AFP on Tuesday. He was 73. “Rudi suffered fatal injuries after an accident near Stilbaai between Cape Town and Gqeberha,” said the family spokesperson, who requested anonymity. “My father went … Read more

transfer news, contracts, re-signings, Siosifa Talakai, Will Kennedy, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Jesse Ramien, Sharks

The Sharks “have got a challenge in front of them” with five stars from their backline all free to talk to rivals from November 1. Fullback Will Kennedy, wingers Ronaldo Mulitalo and Sione Katoa as well as centers Jesse Ramien and Siosifa Talakai come off contract at the end of 2023. That means they can … Read more

Taylor Walker speaks on Adelaide Crows pre-season camp, former captain, fractures in playing group, Eddie Betts, Josh Jenkins, Bryce Gibbs

Adelaide veteran Taylor Walker says it’s “upsetting” to hear the distress past players feel towards the infamous 2018 pre-season camp, but insists he did everything he could as captain at the time to address “fractures” within the group. The Crows in a lengthy open letter to the club’s fans on Monday night apologized to Eddie … Read more

Harry McKay says Carlton Blues season should still be successful even if they miss finals

Coleman Medalist Harry McKay believes Carlton’s 2022 has been a successful campaign – even if it ultimately misses the finals after being in the top eight since Round 1. The Blues have been one of the stories of the AFL season, placing inside the top eight at the end of every round so far. After … Read more

Ricky Stuart, weak-gutted dog spray, Jaeman Salmon, suspension, fine, Canberra Raiders, Penrith Panthers

Ricky Stuart has reportedly turned down the Raiders’ offer of some time off following his “weak-gutted dog” spray directed at Penrith’s Jaeman Salmon. Stuart is set to cop a one to two-game ban and a $20,000 fine from the NRL for his comments in the press conference following the Raiders’ loss to the Panthers. Raiders … Read more

Ben Simmons future at Brooklyn Nets, trade news, report claims Aussie left group chat

Ben Simmons’ rocky NBA career has taken another turn after the Brooklyn Nets guard reportedly left a players group chat before a decisive playoff game last season. Simmons was drafted first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2016 NBA Draft but found himself locked in a standoff with the franchise after demanding a trade. … Read more