Fraser Coast Mariners must win to save season

Rugby union - Mariners V. Noosa. Trent DeVere makes a break from the back of the scrum metres out from the tryline Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Mariners are more like a dodgy thermostat than finals contender.

Under-Powered Bay fall to the Bulldogs

REACH: Bay Power’s Paul Heffernan challenges a Brothers Bulldogs’ player for the ball at Keith Dunne Oval, Hervey Bay, on Saturday.

They outplayed and out-matched their opponents for the first half

Organisers of the 47th Battalion defend points format

Logo of the Queensland Rugby League Central Division

The QRL Central Division says the format was fair for all teams

Bundaberg miss the finals at the 47th Battalion

The Bundaberg Bears won all three of their matches at the 47th Battalion but failed to make the final.

Team doesn't win enough halves to progress to the final.

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Try controversy sours Warriors win over Dragons

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 01:  Ryan Hoffman of the Warriors makes a run against Kalifa Faifai Loa of the Dragons the round nine NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Mt Smart Stadium on May 1, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Warriors break a 3213-day winless hoodoo against the Dragons.

Aussie goalkeeper dies after being hit by lightning

Former Sydney Olympic player dies after being hit by lightning

New ‘boys’ making a Giant statement

Giants' Rory Lobb celebrates scoring a goal with his teammates. Photo: AAP Image/David Moir.

Looks like we'll see an all-NSW grand final before all-WA one.

Kearney must be applauded for backing McFadden stance

Stephen Kearney

Kearney from displaying an honourable strength of character.

Magpies flying closer to safety in EPL

Rafa Benitez

Benitez says there is still plenty of work to be done.

Waratahs back on track as Brumbies, Rebels stumble

IN GOOD FORM: Michael Hooper makes a run against the Stormers.

The Tahs beat the Stormers in Cape Town.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

FRENCH SORTIE: Adam Mogg during his stint with Catalan Dragons in the English Super League.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

Brad Thorn's cross-code success all down to his dad

FLASHBACK: Brad Thorn in action for the Broncos in 2007.

Brad Thorn's success is due to some tough love from his late father.

Ced’s the all-round good guy

RAISING THE BAR: Australia’s first Olympic decathlete in 16 years, Cedric Dubler, is off to Rio after qualifying last week.

HOW does one decide to take up decathlon?

Kevvy the Origin gatecrasher

New Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters. Photo: AAP Image.

Walters still gets a buzz when he recalls going to his very first State of Origin...

Willing and able: Change of course brings more success

Kate Doughty has her sights set on gold at this year's Paralympics in Rio. Photo: Arnaud Domange.

Kate Doughty has never been one to let life’s obstacles stand in her way.

Experiencing cricket’s crazy/beautiful

The Australian cricket team practices ahead of its match against New Zealand during the ICC World Twenty20 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. Photo: Ashwini Bhatia/AP

JOSH SPASARO is a crazy cricket fan, but he’s got nothing on Indian supporters

Time for a change with the bunker

Roosters coach Trent Robinson was left frustrated by the bunker’s decision.

Time for a change with the bunker

Age shall not weary older Kangaroos

North Melbourne veteran Jarrad Waite celebrates a goal against the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium. Photo: Chris Hyde/Getty Images.

They are often the unheralded members of a football club.

Don’t panic, this lot will do the job for Australia

Cowboys fullback Lachlan Coote. Photo: AAP Image

New coach Mal Meninga will announce his team tomorrow.

In-form rookies deserve Kangaroos consideration

COUNTRY CALLING? James Tedesco has made an oustanding start to the season for the Tigers.

Meninga needs to take leaf out of own book.

The buck always stops with the coaches

Magpies coach Nathan Buckley is feeling the heat.

Bucks is the $3 fav in our ‘who’s feeling the most heat’ market.

May might be out until June after head bump

Moment before impact... Stefan Martin about to confront Steven May. Photo: Getty Images.

The Gabba hasn’t had a more unpopular figure gracing it since English cricketer...

Thaiday backing Meninga to unite Kangaroos

CLOSE TIES: Former Maroons coach Mal Meninga watches Sam Thaiday in training for last year’s Origin series.

Thaiday believes the esteem in which Mal Meninga is held by players from both sides...

OPINION: Winning Origin may mean forgetting about ethics

Anthony Milford in action for the Broncos last Thursday night. Photo: AAP Image.

Surely what needs to be done to win the series, must be done.

Semi-trailer should be left in the Fijian garage

Man of the moment ... Semi Radradra celebrates with teammates. Photo: AAP Image.

LIKE most rugby league fans, I love watching big Semi Radradra in action.

Moylan playing Origin catch-up

Matt Moylan is back for Penrith. Photo: AAP Image.

The Penrith captain needs an explosive return from injury.

Walters preparing for Origin baptism by fire

Queensland captain Cameron Smith pose for photographs during the State of Origin series launch at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Photo: AAP Image/Dean Lewins.

CAMERON Smith believes Queensland has the right man to replace record-breaking...

Maroons needing crew cut for Origin

Darren Lockyer says Queensland needs to start planning for the future. Photo: AAP Image.

Queensland is close to another major overhaul to continue it’s dominance over...

Bennett, Broncos to decide on Shark plan

Kodi Nikorima of the Broncos.

The in-form Sharks will be looking to make a statement.

Cowboys coach chases Bennett and greatness

Cowboys coach Paul Green.

There’s no denying there is some amazing similarities.

Rugby League: Fury spreads after big night out

Manu Vatuvei of the New Zealand Warriors grimaces in pain as he is taken off the field injured during their Round 2 NRL game against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Friday, March 11, 2016.

Warriors legend slams 6 players suspended for breaching protocol

Rebels fan banned for 12 months after brawl

Rebels Luke Welch during the first grade rugby league match between the South Grafton Rebels and the Sawtell Panthers at McKittrick Park South Grafton on Sunday, 10th April, 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner

Instigator of post-match brawl not welcome at Group 2 fixtures

Salary cap cloud hangs over Eels

TALKING POINT: The selection of Semi Radradra of the Eels has been a bone of contention this week.

The Eels are bracing for a decision by the NRL.

Foran given leave of absence from Parramatta Eels

Parramatta Eels have granted captain Kieran Foran a leave of absence to deal with...

Tony Popovic inspires Wanderers players with his belief

Soccer

WANDERERS coach Tony Popovic had a vision his team would be champion

Diego Castro simply the best

WINNER: Diego Castro.

Diego Castro simply the best.

Reds star knows the blueprint to success

FLYING HIGH: Isaias gets above Melbourne City’s Jacob Melling in the 2-0 win in round 27.

Reds star knows the blueprint for success

Tough weekend for United Warriors in Wide Bay League

LOSS: United Warriors lost 2-1 to Brothers Aston Villa on Saturday. Paige Murray is pictured in last week’s game against United Park Eagles.

All four of Sunbury's senior teams won.

Wanderers win thriller to send Roar packing

Dimitri Petratos (centre) celebrates with Roar teammates after scoring a goal during the A-League semi-final against the Wanderers at Pirtek Stadium in Sydney. Photo: AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts.

The Wanderers have broken Brisbane Roar hearts.

Newcastle steals vital point against Liverpool

Rafael Benitez’ return to Anfield was a pretty happy one.

The two batsmen who'll decide tonight's T20 world final

They're the two batsmen who'll decide the T20 World Cup

OUR SAY: 20 overs all too much for Aussies

India's Virat Kohli, left, and teammate MS Dhoni, right, are congratulated by Australia's James Faulkner after winning their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match by six wickets in Mohali, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

National team still not taking shorter form of game seriously

Selections not to blame for exit, says skipper

Steve Smith said he could have scored more runs at World T20.

Selections not to blame for exit, says skipper

Experiencing cricket’s crazy/beautiful

The Australian cricket team practices ahead of its match against New Zealand during the ICC World Twenty20 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. Photo: Ashwini Bhatia/AP

JOSH SPASARO is a crazy cricket fan, but he’s got nothing on Indian supporters

Aussies find it tough on turning pitches

At a loss ... Australian captain Steve Smith after being dismissed. Photo: AAP Image.

Smith surprised by how much turn the wickets have provided.

Three Fraser Coast Cricket titles in a row for Past Grammars

THREE IN A ROW: Past Grammars celebrate their third consecutive Fraser Coast Cricket title after a convincing eight-wicket win over Australs Gold. Grammars bowled Gold out for 117 and chased down the total in 32 overs. Paul Sanders top-scored for Grammars with 45 not out.

Past Grammars restricted Australs Gold to just 117 runs.

Firebirds star Kim Ravaillion has point to prove

FIREBIRDS star Kim Ravaillion might be seen as shy by her teammates, but the centre’s ruthless streak will be on show against the Swifts in Brisbane today.

Hervey Bay Netball: Round 2

Hervey Bay netball - Cosmos Supernovas V. Breakaways Bayside. Danielle O'Rourke (Cosmos) attempts to put Renee Searle off her shot.

Some of the action from Hervey Bay Netball Association's second round.

Bullets and Breakaways dominate HBNA's second round

Breakaways’ Shaylie Stuart.

Bullets and Breakaways dominate their second-round games.

Swifts’ win sets up a netball cracker

Under a cloud ... Firebirds sharpshooter Romela Aiken may be in doubt however. Photo: Getty Images.

It's all set up for a Firebirds and Swifts blockbuster rematch.

Flock of Firebirds fans to cheer Caitlyn Nevins in Melbourne

Netball

FIREBIRD Caitlyn Nevins won’t lack crowd support against the Vixens.

Firebirds ready to go again

CHAMPION: Firebirds captain Laura Geitz (captain) intercepts a pass in last year’s grand final win over the Swifts.

The hunter will be the hunted.

Firebirds of prey now the hunted

Firebirds Gretel Tippett passes the ball in the grand final between the Queensland Firebirds and NSW Swifts in Brisbane. Photo: AAP Image/Glenn Hunt.

No team has gone back-to-back in the ANZ Championship.