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2018 AFL – Round 1 Preview  >  AFL

What they play for!

Racing and Sports aims to provide you with analysis of each game from the 2018 AFL Season.

2018 SOUTH AFRICA v AUSTRALIA – 3rd TEST @ Cape Town  >  Cricket

Kagiso Rabada spices up the test

To say the Third Test has some spicy angles is one of cricket’s biggest ever understatements and it just got hotter.

Starc, Marsh passed fit for third Test  >  Cricket

Mitchell Starc and Mitch Marsh will both play the third Test in Cape Town, with Steve Smith naming an unchanged XI as his team bid for a 2-1 series lead.

Morkel, Bavuma in the mix for Test recalls  >  Cricket

South Africa are considering two changes for the third Test against Australia, with Morne Morkel and Temba Bavuma both in the mix to play at Newlands.

AFL round one preview panel  >  AFL

A preview panel for the first game of round one of the AFL.

Simmons wary of returning Wallaby Pocock  >  Rugby Union

ROB SIMMONS poses for a headshot during the Australian Wallabies Player Camp at the AIS in Canberra, Australia.

NSW Waratahs lock Rob Simmons says David Pocock will lift the Brumbies and make them a better side when he makes his long-awaited Super Rugby comeback.

Where it's gone wrong for NRL strugglers  >  Rugby League

Few would have predicted Parramatta and Cronulla to be among the five winless sides after round two, but where's it all gone wrong for the NRL's strugglers?

Ricciardo favourite for Aust GP: Hamilton  >  Motor Sports

LEWIS HAMILTON of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates on the podium after finishing third during the Formula One Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka.

Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull team is the outfit to beat at the Australian Grand Prix.

Pangai brushes NSW, backs Tonga for 2018  >  Rugby League

New Zealand No.7 Kodi Nikorima hopes Brisbane teammate Tevita Pangai's call to brush NSW and back Tonga this year helps the international game rival Origin.

Smith fired up about Rabada's reprieve  >  Cricket

STEVE SMITH of Australia hits the ball to make his century during the Fourth Test Match in the 2017/18 Ashes series between Australia and England at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Steve Smith has detailed his concerns about the ramifications of South Africa spearhead Kagiso Rabada's two-Test ban being overturned.

NRL round-three preview panel  >  Rugby League

Melbourne host North Queensland to kick off round three of the NRL in a 2017 grand-final re-match.

Joel Selwood set to notch 250th AFL game  >  AFL

JOEL SELWOOD of the Cats runs with the ball during the AFL match between the Geelong Cats and the Melbourne Demons at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Geelong skipper Joel Selwood is relishing the chance to reunite with Gary Ablett for his 250th AFL game.

Gold Coast set to bid for A-League spot  >  Football

Gold Coast United is set to enter the jostling for one of two licences to join an expanded A-League.

Klinger's wife doing well in cancer battle  >  Cricket

MICHAEL KLINGER of the Perth Scorchers bats during the Big Bash League match between the Melbourne Renegades and the Perth Scorchers at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Perth Scorchers veteran Michael Klinger says his wife has responded well to cancer treatment, but still has a way to go.

Maloney learning NRL leadership at Penrith  >  Rugby League

JAMES MALONEY of the Sharks runs the ball during the 2016 NRL Grand Final match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

James Maloney is feeling like a leader for the first time in his NRL career after his calming influence helped Penrith in their two come-from-behind wins.

Hocking hopes big AFL forwards will thrive  >  AFL

AFL General Manager Football Operations STEVEN HOCKING addresses the media after Steve Hocking was announced as the new AFL General Manager of Football Operations at AFL House in Melbourne, Australia.

Like the purists, AFL football operations manager Steve Hocking is a fan of the key forwards dominating.

Douglas calls time on Reds, Wallabies  >  Rugby Union

KANE DOUGLAS undertakes a training drill during an Australian Wallabies training session at Linwood Rugby Club in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Fringe Wallabies lock Kane Douglas has confirmed he will leave Australian rugby at the end of the season.

Graham, Widdop support Denver Test  >  Rugby League

English St George Illawarra stars James Graham and Gareth Widdop say they want to play a midyear Test in the US before playing in the NRL the following weekend.

Wade calls on Shield final experience  >  Cricket

MATTHEW WADE of Tasmania waits for the start of play during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Tasmania at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Tasmanian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade is playing his third Sheffield Shield in four seasons but the first for his home state.

AFL umpires given major rostering boost  >  AFL

The AFL will put umpires on a three-week roster for the first time and they will also work as three-person groups within that schedule, covering the same games.

Eels embarrassed but not desperate in NRL  >  Rugby League

Parramatta insist their NRL season hasn't reached desperation stakes despite losing their opening two games including a 54-0 flogging at the hands of Manly.

Jones happy to be back in Socceroos fold  >  Football

BRAD JONES of Feyenoord looks on during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Feyenoord and Manchester City at Feijenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Brad Jones is back in the Socceroos squad and in a good place following his successful stint with Feyenoord.

Matildas set sights on Asian Cup glory  >  Football

MATILDAS team pose before kickoff at Pepper Stadium in Sydney, Australia

Matildas defender Clare Polkinghorne says the team is desperate to win the upcoming Asian Cup in Jordan, and also secure their World Cup spot.

Inglis, Scott locked in as Qld selections  >  Rugby League

GREG INGLIS catches a pass during a Queensland Maroons State of Origin training session at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Kevin Walters has learned from not picking Billy Slater for last year's State of Origin opener, locking in Greg Inglis and Matt Scott for Queensland in 2018.

New AFL committee to look at player trades  >  AFL

AFL General Manager Football Operations STEVE HOCKING was announced as the new AFL General Manager of Football Operations at AFL House in Melbourne, Australia.

The AFL is on the verge of creating a central committee that will oversee all aspects of the game's operations.