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Hervey Bay Seagulls unveil new A-grade men's coach

WELCOME ABOARD: Alan Ezzy was unveiled as Hervey Bay Seagulls' A-grade for the 2018 Bundaberg Rugby League season.

Alan Ezzy will coach Hervey Bay Seagulls A-grade side in 2018.

End of the road for Motorplex promoter

RETIRING: Barry Pearce's last night on the job at Carina Speedway was on Saturday.

Hunt on for replacement after sudden depature

FROM BUNDY TO BIG LIGHTS: Rushton ready to lead Horn to win

Jeff Horn and trainer Glenn Rushton (left) poses for a photograph after a training session in Brisbane, Saturday, December 9, 2017. Horn will fight Gary Corcoran on December 13. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Bundaberg's Glenn Rushton will train Jeff Horn in Battle of Brisbane

Capras returning to the Rum City

FIRM HOLD: Reece Baker tries to break through for Capras in the last Intrust Super Cup match held at Salter Oval, in June 2016.

Salter Oval to host first Instrust Super Cup match in two years

NO STOPPING MAT: Pascoe wins in Super Sedans

SUPER SEDANS: Matt Pascoe racing at Carina Speedway in Bundaberg.

Pascoe takes out the latest round of the series at Carina Speedway

Bulldogs coming in is great for AFL Wide Bay women's comp

Players and club officials from Hervey Bay, Brothers, The Waves, Bay Power and Maryborough with outgoing AFL Wide Bay president Mark Mason.

OPINION: The competition is a wonderful thing for the region

Level playing field what women want

ALL IN: Hervey Bay's Taylah King, The Waves Jessica Faithfull, Bay Power's Montanna Lees, Maryborough's Jazmyn Alexander and Brothers Daniella Baulch.

Ladies are all on board for new women's AFL competition

premium_icon Pinpoint Patty deserves AFL shot

ADELAIDE’S newest rookie - mature-age Sturt premiership player Patrick Wilson - is the best kick in the SANFL and deserves an opportunity to showcase it at AFL...

Diamonds strengthen No.1 status

The Australian Diamonds celebrate after winning the Constellation Cup.

Australia back on top of world.

Sydney stadiums crucial to World Cup bids

Bill Pulver made one final plea before he finishes as Rugby Australia CEO in December. Pic: Getty Images

Sydney stadiums crucial for World Cup bid.

Mission Impossible: Poms’ 80-year reality check

England could do with Don Bradman's services for the remainder of the Ashes.

ONLY one team has ever come back from 2-0 down in the Ashes.

Australia turn to Marsh for WACA

Smith thinks Marsh might be the right man for the WACA. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

AUSTRALIA has confirmed Mitchell Marsh will come into the side.

premium_icon West still believes in Marshes

The Marsh brothers will be back on home turf. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The giant billboard outside the WACA says it all.

premium_icon Revealed: Cronk, Tara’s secret wedding

Cooper Cronk and Tara Rushton will be going down the aisle tomorrow.

Cronk and Rushton to wed at exclusive Whale Beach restaurant

premium_icon Bird: Why I had to leave the Sharks

Jack Bird is the latest big-name recruit to join Brisbane.

Jack Bird breaks silence on move to Brisbane Broncos from Sharks

World Cup Team of the Tournament

Australian team member's celebrate their victory in the Rugby League World Cup men's final match between Australia and England in Brisbane on December 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick HAMILTON / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE — STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE —

Australia cap off stunning RLWC with five in Team of the Tournament

premium_icon The 10 best moments of the 2017 World Cup so far

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND — NOVEMBER 11: Tongan fans celebrate during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between the New Zealand Kiwis and Tonga at Waikato Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Ahead of Saturday’s final, here’s ten of the very best.

premium_icon World Cup team of the tournament with a twist

David Mead, Jason Taumalolo and Mitchell Moses had exceptional campaigns.

There’s only one rule — no players from the Big Three are allowed.

premium_icon Pressure builds on Milford to deliver for Broncos

Anthony Milford has vowed to step up as Brisbane’s main man next season. Picture: Liam Kidston

Brisbane star has spoken candidly about his growing responsibility.

Women's cricket is picking up pace

Australian fast bowler Holly Ferling is excited by the growth of women's cricket.

Holly Ferling says female bowlers can break new ground.

premium_icon NRL 2018: Why Warriors can actually pull it together

Shaun Johnson will once again be the playmaker for the Warriors.

5 reasons to be excited about the Warriors in NRL season 2018

premium_icon $3m Sydney switch shows Beattie means business

Peter Beattie is quitting Queensland to move to Sydney.

$3 million Sydney switch shows Peter Beattie means business

premium_icon Kosmina: Roos can make it out of group

Socceroos Aaron Mooy in action during the World Cup qualifier against Honduras.

Why the Socceroos can make it out of the group in Russia 2018

RLWC: How the Kangaroos are shaping up

Jordan McLean during training in Brisbane ahead of the Kangaroos' opening Rugby League World Cup game against England in Melbourne on October 27.

Australia certainly isn't exempt from the cloud of confusion

Wallabies take note: How to beat the All Blacks

Sekope Kepu is tackled by Rieko Ioane during game 1 of the Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium in Sydney

The Wallabies need to play like cornered animals again.

Craig Bellamy is worth $3 million

MORE SUCCESS: Storm coach Craig Bellamy after Melbourne's grand final win.

Craig Bellamy deserves to be the highest paid person in rugby league

2018 Intrust Super Cup draw released

Ase Boas celebrates the Hunters' premiership in 2017.

Hunters will begin season with a home clash against Ipswich

premium_icon NRL salary cap scandal: Mystery granny drawn into saga

The wealthy grandmother says she sponsored third-party agreements with Kieran Foran.

Mysterious 81-year-old grandmother drawn into salary cap scandal.

‘Jarryd Hayne leaving had nothing to do with it’

Former Titans player Jarryd Hayne looks on.

Michael Gordon’s Titans move in the works regardless of Hayne move

Scott layoff could extend his career at Cowboys

North Queensland Cowboys Pre Season Training. Matt Scott. Picture: Alix Sweeney

Scott layoff could extend his career

Roosters release solves Titans fullback problem

Michael Gordon has been granted a release by the Roosters to join NRL rivals the Gold Coast Titans.

Michael Gordon set to sign with Gold Coast Titans

Just in the nick of time for the Brothers Bulldogs

RIVALS: Brothers Daniella Baulch and The Waves Jessica Faithfull will play in the competition.

Quick thinking landed the Bullodgs in the new women's comp

Mason hands over reins at Bay

Outgoing AFL Wide Bay president Mark Mason.

Mark Mason steps aside as AFL Wide Bay president after two years

premium_icon Six reasons Dusty can do it again

Dustin Martin celebrates with the premiership cup. Picture. Phil Hillyard

Here’s why we could see another year of Dusty dominance.

Late show helps Palace move out of EPL basement

Crystal Palace's James McArthur, centre, celebrates scoring his side's late winner in the 2-1 victory over Watford.

CRYSTAL Palace have moved out of the EPL relegation zone.

UCL Draw revealed: Reds’ delight, powerhouses clash

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS

Good news for Liverpool in Champions League draw Round of 16

Mourinho concedes title chance 'probably' over after loss

Manchester City's Nicolas Otamendi (right) celebrates scoring in the 2-1 win over Manchester United.

Jose Mourinho says tile chances 'probably' over.

Aloisi talks up Roar’s ‘bright future’

Petros Skapetis leaves the field following Brisbane’s draw with Wellington.

JOHN Aloisi says he’s building for the future.

Conte says Chelsea cannot win the Premier League

Marko Arnautovic scored West Ham's only goal in a 1-0 win over Chelsea.

CHELSEA boss Antonio Conte has given up on his team's title defence.

Matildas embrace ‘tough’ Asian Cup draw

Sam Kerr will be an integral part of the Matildas’ push for the Asian Cup crown.

Japan, South Korea, Vietnam lie in wait at Asian Cup in Jordan

England calls out Smith’s sledging lie

The Ashes is no place for niceties.

JIMMY Anderson exposed Steve Smith’s bluff on sledging.

‘Better than Bradman’: Gayle goes insane

Chris Gayle celebrates his record-breaking T20 century.

Gayle smashes ridiculous ton in Bangladesh Premier League final

Sixers scorched as Thunder crush Stars

Sydney Sixers captain Ellyse Perry looks dejected after being dismissed. Pic: Getty Images)

Perth Scorchers defeat Sydney Sixers by massive nine wickets

Marsh reveals game plan in place for Poms

Mitch Marsh bats for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield match against Queensland late last month.

Aussie all-rounder Mitchell Marsh hoping for start in Ashes

Handscomb 'gone in the head’, says Slater

Peter Handscomb is on the outer.

Peter Handscomb’s Ashes series is over, says Michael Slater

Marsh set for recall as Handscomb feels pinch

Brothers Mitch Marsh and Shaun Marsh are set to play alongside each other at the WACA.

MITCH Marsh is set to take Peter Handscomb’s spot.

Diamonds waiting on Sharni Layton green light

Australian netballer Sharni Layton is waiting clearance to rejoin the Diamonds as they up their preparations for the Commonwealth Games

Thundercats name its squad for the 2018 QSNL

Breakaways' Linda Hall was named in the Wide Bay Thundercats team.

Wide Bay Thundercats names its 2018 squad.

Sharni Layton named for return

Sharni Layton of the Diamonds competes for the ball with Bailey Mes of the Silver Ferns during game one of the 2016 Constellation Cup.

Defender named in squad to tour in January next year.

Laura Langman leaves Sunshine Coast Lightning

OUT: Laura Langman has decided to leave the Sunshine Coast Lightning and return to New Zealand.

ONE of the Lightning's top players has decided to leave

Rep time changed, socials cancelled

Due to insufficient nominations, the Bundaberg Netball Association's 2017 summer social season has been cancelled.

It's not just the rain that's causing events to be cancelled

Diamonds cement top spot with clean sweep

Gabi Simpson regains possession for the Diamonds in their battle against the Silver Ferns. Source: AAP

"We put everything out there in those last four games”

It's Kiwis and us for Games gold

Australia's Caitlin Bassett (centre) says it will be a Diamonds-New Zealand final for the netball gold medal at next year's Commonwealth Games.

Bassett says it's Australia and New Zealand for Games gold medal

Leading hoop to appeal big ban

TOP jockey Joe Bowditch could miss the ride aboard star Adelaide sprinter Viddora in a $1 million feature on the Gold Coast next month.

News Corp to partner with Ladbrokes from February

Mandela Dreaming ridden by Baylee Nothdurft wins race 1 at Clifford Park. Saturday, 25th Nov, 2017.

News Corp signs three-year deal as Ladbrokes major wagering partner

Gardiner chases history

IN FORM: Bundaberg trainer Daryl Gardiner with Mah Baker and jockey Zoe White in the winner's stall after winning race three last weekend in Gladstone.

Local trainer wants to end the year on a high

Racing the scales to stay under weight

INDUSTRY VETERAN: Champion Coast jockey Damian Browne leading Buffering at the Dubai World Cup.

What jockeys put their bodies through

Winx owners eyeing another Plate

Winx had to dig in to win her third weight-for-age championship. Picture: David Caird

Winx owner says champion mare may target a record fourth Cox Plate

Rocky jockey tells all on secret culture crippling riders

Rockhampton based jockey Ash Butler about to head out on the track at Callaghan Park.

Ashley Butler opens up on his battles rising through the ranks

Almandin headlines Lloyd’s Zipping assault

Almandin, front, with jockey Kerrin McEvoy board wins the Melbourne Cup horse racing at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. Heartbreak City, rear, came second. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Williams wants to win race named after one of his favourite horses

Aussie golfer suspended for doping violation

Australian golfer Mark Hensby has been suspended for a year by the PGA Tour after failing to provide a drug testing sample

Australian golfer suspended for doping violation

Mark Hensby of Australia hits out of a sand trap

AUSTRALIAN golfer suspended for a yea

Bland looking forward to 2018

SOLID SEASON: Adam Bland in action during the Australian PGA at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. (AAP Image)

Adam Bland secures European Tour Card in Australian PGA

Hungry Smith targets top 50

Cameron Smith with Jordan Ontiveros. Photo: Liam Kidston.

Australian PGA winner Cameron Smith targets world top 50 and Masters