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Tom Decent is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald

Biggest audience ever: Records galore as WBBL popularity explodes

Biggest audience ever: Records galore as WBBL popularity explodes

Saturday’s final between the Scorchers and Strikers was watched by more people at the ground and on television than any other WBBL match in history.

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Jordan believes good will come from Yorkshire cricket racism scandal

Jordan believes good will come from Yorkshire cricket racism scandal

Chris Jordan, the Sydney Sixers’ newest signing, believes public conversations about racism will do more good than harm.

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‘Any form is good form’: Carey century comes at right time as wicketkeeper battle heats up

‘Any form is good form’: Carey century comes at right time as wicketkeeper battle heats up

Alex Carey blasted 101 from 93 balls in South Australia’s limited-overs match against Queensland on Sunday, 10 days out from Australia’s first Ashes Test.

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Rennie apologises for attack on referees after Wallabies loss to Wales
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Rennie apologises for attack on referees after Wallabies loss to Wales

World Rugby has issued a written warning to Australia coach Dave Rennie for comments that were critical of match officials.

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Pat Cummins, the pace ace who has always been a leader through his actions

Pat Cummins, the pace ace who has always been a leader through his actions

From his Test debut as an 18-year-old tearaway, a Sydney first grade title in 2017, and Ashes and World Cup triumphs, Pat Cummins has hardly ever been captain, but has always been a leader.

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How Australia put itself in box seat to host another Rugby World Cup

How Australia put itself in box seat to host another Rugby World Cup

A twist of fate four years ago brought Rugby Australia’s hosting plans forward more than a decade.

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‘Once-in-a-generation opportunity’: Australia set to host 2027 Rugby World Cup
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‘Once-in-a-generation opportunity’: Australia set to host 2027 Rugby World Cup

The World Rugby Council has named Australia as the preferred candidate to host the 2027 men’s Rugby World Cup with England set for the 2025 women’s tournament.

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World Rugby eligibility rule change could spark Folau return

World Rugby eligibility rule change could spark Folau return

Players will now be able to feature for a second country at international level with ex-Wallaby Israel Folau to become eligible for Tonga at the 2023 World Cup.

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‘Unbelievable’: Sangha sizzles as Blues thump Victoria

‘Unbelievable’: Sangha sizzles as Blues thump Victoria

The Blues comfortably beat Victoria after posting 7-344 from their 50 overs before dismissing the visitors for 170.

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‘He’d be unbelievable’: Why teammates think Cummins will excel as Test captain
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‘He’d be unbelievable’: Why teammates think Cummins will excel as Test captain

NSW captain Kurtis Patterson and Victorian fast bowler James Pattinson say Pat Cummins has all the right ingredients to be a highly successful Australian skipper.

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Patterson’s ton not enough as Blues settle for draw with Victoria

Patterson’s ton not enough as Blues settle for draw with Victoria

Kurtis Patterson hit form but at a tough time, the Ashes squad having already been named and chances running out to push his claims with the Big Bash set to start soon.

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