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Ben Hunt

The honeymoon is over for Slater as pressure mounts for decider

Billy Slater almost always found a way to overcome adversity as a player. Now he must do the same as a coach after Queensland were trounced in Perth.

  • by Phil Lutton


Matt Burton scored on debut.

State of Origin player ratings: How the Blues and Maroons fared in game two

We run the rule over the players who rose to the occasion in game two in Perth and those who would like to have their time over again.

  • by Adrian Proszenko and Caden Helmers
Better than Joey: Nathan Cleary

Better than Joey: Johns backs Cleary to become greatest NSW No.7

Eighth immortal Andrew Johns is backing Nathan Cleary to trump him as the greatest NSW No.7 of all time.

  • by Christian Nicolussi

Insight & Analysis

Go west, we’ll do just fine: Fittler makes all right moves with series on line

By the time Brad Fittler got onto the plane for Perth, he had assembled a line-up that turned this State of Origin match into Penrith versus Queensland.

Malcolm Knox
Malcolm Knox

Journalist, author and columnist

Cashed-up Panthers getting taxpayer millions doesn’t add up

Premier, any chance we the people could have an explanation for why we are paying for a new stadium for the benefit of a team backed by a rich club?

Peter FitzSimons
Peter FitzSimons

Columnist and author

Blues will be better in Perth, but can they match Maroons’ desire?

NSW’s players resent the accusation Queensland have a mortgage on passion when it comes to Origin. But sometimes it’s hard to argue otherwise.

Roy Masters
Roy Masters

Sports Columnist



The German soccer team stage a protest at the start of their World Cup qualifier against Iceland in March 2021.

Will the Socceroos take a stand in Qatar?

“If football is to be a genuine force for good, the sport needs to take responsibility when human rights are violated.”

  • by J.J. Rose
Big defeat: The Matildas were handed a 7-0 thrashing by Spain.

Matildas suffer Spain thrashing, a 25-year low

A Matildas team missing Sam Kerr and an array of stars has crashed to 25-year low in a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Spain in Huelva.

  • by Staff reporters and AAP



Dyson Daniels is congratulated by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

‘I’m a winner’: Daniels to take flight with Pelicans in NBA

Dyson Daniels is the latest Australian player to enter the NBA after his selection in the draft on Friday.

  • by Roy Ward
Lauren Jackson celebrates Australia’s bronze medal match win over Russia at the London Olympics in 2012.

Jackson’s return could be ‘one of the greatest Australian sporting comebacks’

The return of Opals royalty Lauren Jackson to the national squad after a nine-year absence is a boon for a team seeking to rebuild a winning culture.

  • by Marnie Vinall


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Nick Kyrgios – dressed in white – will be back at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Focused and in form, Kyrgios prepares to light up Wimbledon

Nick Kyrgios says Wimbledon’s famously strict dress code may be out of tune with the times, but he’s willing to make a fashion faux pas for the All England Club.

Minjee Lee fell just short of going back-to-back.

Minjee Lee finishes second in Women’s PGA

Australian golf star Minjee Lee has fallen agonisingly short in her bold bid for back-to-back majors, finishing equal second at the Women’s PGA Championship in Maryland.

  • by Darren Walton

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