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Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Sport

Good Weekend's 40 Australians Who Mattered: Sport

The huge logistical and political juggling act of keeping alive the most popular game in the country fell on AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan. Plus, Peter V’landys and Meg Lanning.

  • by Konrad Marshall

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NRL draw: The grudge matches which will shape the 2021 season

NRL draw: The grudge matches which will shape the 2021 season

The tug-o-war over teenager Joseph Suaalii will be sharply in focus in the opening month of the season as one of a host of spicy matches next season.

  • by Adam Pengilly
'We've got a way forward': V'landys closing in on suburban stadiums dream

'We've got a way forward': V'landys closing in on suburban stadiums dream

The ARL Commission chairman met with the NSW Premier on Wednesday and emerged confident his plan for a suite of "mini-Bankwest Stadiums" is getting closer.

  • by Adam Pengilly and Alexandra Smith
Will the NRL return to a two-referee model?

Will the NRL return to a two-referee model?

Every NRL coach and chief executive will have their opinion heard along with thousands of fans as the code tackles one of its big off-season conundrums.

  • by Adam Pengilly
NRL makes big call on Magic Round as V'landys hails 'star recruit'

NRL makes big call on Magic Round as V'landys hails 'star recruit'

Former Queensland government minister Kate Jones, a driving force behind the Magic Round concept, has joined the Australian Rugby League Commission.

  • by Adam Pengilly
Deputy PM lashes out at anti-racing campaign after Melbourne Cup death

Deputy PM lashes out at anti-racing campaign after Melbourne Cup death

Michael McCormack has lashed out at animal activists who seized on another death in last Tuesday's Melbourne Cup to call for the sport to be shut down.

  • by Rob Harris
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Season 2020 was in a ‘rugba’ league of its own

Season 2020 was in a ‘rugba’ league of its own

It was an NRL campaign like no other. So, here is a look back on season 2020, when the code came together – if only briefly – like never before.

  • by Danny Weidler
Racing NSW launches investigation after racehorses continue to be slaughtered
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Racing NSW launches investigation after racehorses continue to be slaughtered

Hours of footage obtained by animal activists revealed up to a dozen identified former racehorses or recently retired breeding mares were killed at one knackery this year.

  • by Rob Harris and Latika Bourke
'I never, ever doubted it – never, ever': How the NRL made it to grand final day

'I never, ever doubted it – never, ever': How the NRL made it to grand final day

The critics claimed Peter V'landys had put himself and the NRL before the rest of the public in seeking a May 28 return. He pushed ahead regardless.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
'How far did he win by?': Classique Legend wins The Everest for veteran trainer

'How far did he win by?': Classique Legend wins The Everest for veteran trainer

The grey horse stormed home off a hot speed to deliver a fairytale result for Les Bridge and jockey Kerrin McEvoy.

  • by Chris Roots
In splendid isolation, 82-year-old Bridge steals show in upstart race

In splendid isolation, 82-year-old Bridge steals show in upstart race

Sydney's social set enjoyed a rare day out for The Everest, but it was the oldest trainer who stole the show in the world's richest turf race.

  • by Adam Pengilly and Lucy Manly