There are times when eighth place is more important than first, and Sydney and Richmond proved that on Saturday night.
It is always dispiriting to see sportspeople defer to the bland lines written by minders and sponsors when asked about issues beyond matters of sweat and grunt.
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. That’s been the fate of Aussie ace Will Power, who has contended for the American IndyCar Series championship for the past five years.
Manly coach Geoff Toovey has challenged his players to “rise to the occasion” as they look to put one hand on the JJ Giltinan Shield as they eye the team’s first minor premiership since 1997.
Ninety per cent of poverty could be solved through the affirmation of marriage between a man and woman, a contentious conference in Melbourne has heard.
Gai Waterhouse quinellaed the Premier’s Cup at Rosehill on Saturday and will follow the Glencadam Gold blueprint with emerging stayer Greatwood after he held off stablemate Bonfire by 1 lengths.
While the favourites floundered in the heavy ground, Hallowed Crown remains unbeaten after a dominant return in The Run To The Rose at Rosehill on Saturday.
Wallabies forward Will Skelton will rub shoulders in a line-up on Sunday that includes players from Test, Shute Shield and sub-districts rugby. And he says he is nervous.
The first draw of the year in the AFL came on the penultimate day of a six-month home-and-away season and was probably a fitting result, given that both Carlton and Essendon at one stage had led by 30 points. But if there was a moral victor of sorts it had to be Carlton.
Essendon will get to play its elimination final in Melbourne next week, but coach Mark Thompson remains at a loss to explain the lapses in concentration which saw his team only just scrape out of its game against Carlton with a draw.