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Events industry heavyweight Simon Thewlis has slammed the organisational structure of the Victoria’s ill-fated Commonwealth Games, saying it was “always going to end in tears”.

‘Couldn’t organise a conference for 500’: event expert on Games chaos

Victoria’s Commonwealth Games saga was the ‘biggest debacle in the history of events in Australia’, an inquiry has been told.

  • Gus McCubbing
Newcastle Jets could have new owners by the end of the season.

A-League club Newcastle Jets could have new owners by Christmas

A consortium made up of several A-Leagues clubs has controlled the Jets since 2021, after the previous owner failed to invest in the club or pay off debts.

  • Zoe Samios
The ECB could make more than $50 million on its next rights deal.

England wants $50m for next two Ashes series

Seven may be out of the race to secure the rights to the English Ashes series, informing top executives it could not meet its financial expectations.

  • Zoe Samios
Handre Pollard of South Africa kicks the winning penalty goal.

In the World Cup semis, ‘bomb squad’ rugby wins the day

The bold tactical moves the brought South Africa home against England illustrate why they and New Zealand are the last teams standing.

  • Simon Poidevin
England’s Alex Mitchell challenges for the ball with South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth.

South Africa pull off miracle to reach Rugby World Cup final

The Springboks trailed England for the entire semi-final until Handre Pollard kicked a 78th-minute penalty. They now face New Zealand in the final.

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  • Jerome Pugmire
David Warner congratulates teammate Marcus Stoinis for hitting a six.

Warner, Marsh send Aussies back into World Cup top four

In a crucial match for Australia’s finals hopes, David Warner and Mitch Marsh found form to power their side to a 62-run win over Pakistan.

  • Scott Bailey
Emiliano Boffelli of Argentina has an enviable kicking record.

Where the Rugby World Cup semis will be won and lost

Don’t believe reports that the semi-finals will be walkovers for New Zealand and South Africa.

  • Simon Poidevin
Tim Reed is the new GWS chairman.

BCA boss Tim Reed to guide AFL Giants into new era

Mr Reed becomes the second chairman of the AFL’s western Sydney club, replacing Tony Shepherd who led the Giants since their 2011 inception.

  • Zoe Samios
Perth Glory has new owners.

Melbourne property developer buys Perth Glory

The club, formerly owned by West Australian businessman Tony Sage, informed staff of the new owners on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Zoe Samios
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 15: Kurt-Lee Arendse of South Africa breaks to the try line to score his team’s first try during the Rugby World Cup France 2023 Quarter Final match between France and South Africa at Stade de France on October 15, 2023 in Paris, France.

Classic matches show the best of rugby, and what the Wallabies must do

It’s hard to remember a set of four quarter-finals of this quality, showing just how good rugby can be when played at its best.

  • Simon Poidevin
England’s Ben Earl, left, is tackled by Fiji’s Viliame Mata.

England beat Fiji to reach semi-finals

England held off a late rally from Fiji to reach the semi-finals. They will now play South Africa who crushed France’s hopes of a maiden World Cup title.

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  • Mitch Phillips
The Socceroos look on as England celebrate Ollie Watkins’ goal at Wembley.

Brave Socceroos succumb against England at Wembley

The Socceroos punched well above their weight on their landmark first visit to Wembley Stadium, but still eventually got knocked out by the England heavyweights’ extra sheen of quality.

  • Ian Chadband
The Matildas celebrating Cortnee Vine’s match-winning penalty against France.

Matildas success prompts World Cup rights deal

The FIFA Women’s World Cup was a major success for Football Australia. Now, they’re betting on the Matildas to generate a record broadcast deal.

  • Zoe Samios
A Victorian upper house inquiry is probing the cancellation of Commonwealth Games.

Vic Games costs were based on ‘Gold Coast in 2018, plus inflation’

Visit Victoria boss Brendan McClements has claimed that cancelling the Commonwealth Games actually boosted interest in the state.

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  • Gus McCubbing
Ireland’s Johnny Sexton (left) and Tadhg Beirne celebrate after the Rugby World Cup Pool B win over Scotland.

Winning strategies for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals

A deep dive into the performance stats reveals how the teams should approach these four matches between northern and southern hemisphere nations.

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  • Simon Poidevin
There are 23 X-Golf franchises in Australia, which typically have six simulators, a drinks bar, bar stools and sofas.

How golf got its swing back

The sport is attracting whole new categories of players to a growing number of variants of the game.

  • Richard Allen
Eddie Jones was still reassuring Rugby Australia officials he was committed to the national team as early as Tuesday.

Rugby Australia: Jones told us this week he’s staying

Jones met chief executive Phil Waugh in Paris on Tuesday to reiterate he remained committed to coaching the embattled Wallabies until their home World Cup in 2027.

  • Zoe Samios
The embattled Eddie Jones at a Rugby World Cup press conference last month.

Eddie Jones expected to quit Wallabies and confirm his return to Japan

The controversial leader is set be named as the Asian team’s next head coach after Australia did not progress from the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup.

  • Charles Richardson
Steve Smith plays a shot at The Oval.

British cricket execs hosted at AFL, NRL as Ashes talks heat up

Seated among the thousands of fans at the NRL and AFL grand finals were two unlikely attendees: two English executives in charge of brokering a new Ashes deal. 

  • Zoe Samios
Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan.

Allan denies misleading parliament on Games blowout

Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan has stood by the evidence she gave to a parliamentary hearing about the Commonwealth Games despite knowing of budget pressures.

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  • Gus McCubbing