The AFL has slapped a ban on punching opponents in the guts, declaring there has been a "reset" on the ugly practice.
Phil Lutton The Maroons captain says Thurston would be given until game time to play in the series opener and could be picked without a single training session to his name.
Dominic Bossi Liverpool will arrive in Sydney just 11 hours before kick-off for their exhibition match after last minute decision to spend the night in Bangkok, raising concerns over their condition for the game.
Jon Pierik Players union chief Alistair Nicholson will meet with Australia's top players in England this weekend, acknowledging their unity at a time when they could easily accept Cricket Australia's pay offer.
The Sydney 7s will be bigger than ever in 2018 with the tournament to kick off on Australia Day for three days of explosive women's and men's rugby action.
Chris Roots Godolphin announced James Cummings as its new Australian head trainer on Tuesday.
Andrew Webster The Titans hooker reckoned he was never good enough to play for NSW. When Peter Wallace was ruled out, he was rushed into the side for game one.
Dominic Bossi Brosque quashed any suggestions of an abrupt retirement and leaving on a high note by signing a one-year contract extension on Tuesday morning.
Roy Masters Rugby league is perceived to be hurtling towards a humiliating train wreck, with an engine piloted by a conflicted ARLC chairman, supported by five compliant commissioners and driven by 16 NRL clubs with competing agendas.
Tom Decent Israel Folau says he is enjoying his football again and believes the Waratahs have the skills to become the first Australian team this year to beat a New Zealand side when they head across the ditch later this week.