Despite Queensland already taking home Origin 2016, match 3 is about proving New South Wales will always have more fight left. NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley has made three changes to the side that lost in Game 2, with Dylan Walker & Greg Bird dropped. Wade Graham will make his debut after.
St George Illawarra’s Tyson Frizell will finally make his Origin debut for NSW, after Boyd Cordner was ruled out with a season ending foot injury. His original replacement Wade Graham was also ruled out when he was suspended for a high shot on Queensland five-eighth, Johnathan Thurston, in the Sharks-Cowboys.
Tyson Frizell and Josh Morris have been cut from the Blues squad, and are free to play for their respective clubs this weekend, which means Penrith’s Matt Moylan & Josh Mansour, Manly’s Dylan Walker, and his former teammate, South Sydney’s Adam Reynolds, will make their Origin debut. Frizell and Morris.
Days ago, former Parramatta star, Jarryd Hayne announced he would be trading in his NFL dream for a new one – to play in the Olympics. Hayne has now been named to play for Fiji in this weekend’s , where Fiji will play England, Wales and Australia, as well.
The St George Illawarra Dragons and the University of Wollongong extended their partnership together on Wednesday for a further two years. UOW now also have naming rights of the Dragons home ground in Sydney, Jubilee Oval, which will become the UOW Jubilee Oval. The renamed venue will host its first.
This morning, after being stripped of all current points for being over the salary cap, Parramatta coach, Brad Arthur is still thinking big. Arthur said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, “There’s still a bit of hope they are hanging on to, we have 15 games to go, we have.
The Annual Representative Round starts next weekend, with Australia hosting New Zealand in the ANZAC test at Newcastle’s Hunter Stadium on Friday Night. On Saturday we head to Parramatta’s Pirtek Stadium for the Pacific Nations Double, Papua New Guinea v Fiji and Samoa v Tonga. Sunday afternoon, the representative round.
The tennis player admitted on Tuesday that she tested positive to meldonium at the Australian Open in late January. She had been taking the drug since 2006. Jon Haggerty, Sharapova’s lawyer, said, “She took it on a regular basis as recommended by her doctor. He told her what to take.
After two years of preparation, Robbie Maddison became the first person to surf the world’s heaviest wave on a dirt bike. For those that don’t know much about Robert William Maddison (usually nicknamed Maddo) you should first learn that he’s an Aussie from Kiama! Secondly, he’s a motorbike stunt rider.
Another day, another Aussie making headlines. Bernard Tomic, Australia’s highest ranked men’s player, slammed Tennis Australia (TA) following his loss to Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon on Friday. He used his post-match press conference as an opportunity to unleash on TA CEO Craig Tiley, TA President Stephen Healy, and Davis Cup.