Short Sport, March 6, 2013

Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds as the Miami Heat earned their club-record 15th straight NBA victory, 97-81 over the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Wednesday, 6 March, 2013, 3:38am

Wales bid to break duck against Wallabies

Statistics do not read well for Wales going into their last international test match of 2012 against Australia at the Millennium Stadium today.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:47am

England can give All Blacks a good fight, says Farrell

 Andy Farrell (right)

England assistant coach Andy Farrell has insisted the side are in a "great place" as they prepare to face world champions New Zealand on the back of defeats by Australia and South Africa.

29 Nov 2012 - 3:06am

Australia coach Robbie Deans gets mixed reviews ahead of England clash

Robbie Deans

Robbie Deans has been a divisive figure in Australian rugby ever since the New Zealander was appointed to coach the Wallabies four years ago. And heading into today's Cook Cup clash with England at Twickenham, Australia greats David Campese and Michael Lynagh are in deep disagreement about the former All Blacks full-back's merits.

17 Nov 2012 - 3:04am

No divided loyalties for Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper

Michael Hooper insists he won't have any concerns about divided loyalties when Australia play England at Twickenham on Saturday.

The 21-year-old is set to continue at open-side flanker in the absence of back-row star David Pocock, who has been ruled out of the Cook Cup match with a calf injury.

15 Nov 2012 - 3:26am

Rugged France run riot against hapless Wallabies

France's Louis Picamoles (centre) tries to escape from Australia's defence during the test in Paris, which France won 33-6. Photo: Reuters

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre was known as a dazzling, fleet-footed winger in his illustrious playing days, the epitome of so-called "French flair".

12 Nov 2012 - 6:25am

Wallabies expect tough test against French

Wallabies' coach Robbie Deans expects a tough test in Paris

The Wallabies are wary of a French ambush when they kick off their European tour next week, coach Robbie Deans said yesterday, with the world No 2 side expecting an onslaught from Les Bleus.

4 Nov 2012 - 2:16am

Wallabies end All Blacks' winning run with 18-all draw

Australia's Pat McCabe (front) is tackled by New Zealand's Liam Messam during the Bledisloe Cup match in Brisbane. Photo: AP

Dan Carter narrowly missed a drop goal after the final siren as the Wallabies ended the All Blacks' winning run with a fighting 18-18 try-less draw in the final Bledisloe Cup test yesterday.

The World Cup champions were chasing their 17th consecutive victory but were held by a gritty Wallabies side, missing many of their leading stars through injury.

21 Oct 2012 - 1:50am

'We'll do our best to beat invincible All Blacks,' says Wallabies skipper

Nathan Sharpe

Wallabies skipper Nathan Sharpe is unbowed by New Zealand's formidable winning run and said the All Blacks were beatable in today's third and final Bledisloe Cup test in Brisbane.

The All Blacks have strung together 16 straight victories against all-comers and are one Test win away from joining the 1969 All Blacks and 1998 South African Springboks with 17 successive victories.

20 Oct 2012 - 3:39am

New Zealand try to equal most consecutive wins mark tomorrow

Bledisloe Cup 2008 in Hong Kong Stadium.

The all-conquering New Zealand All Blacks will equal the most number of consecutive wins by a major test-playing nation if they down Australia in Brisbane in the final Bledisloe Cup match of the season tomorrow.

19 Oct 2012 - 2:21am

Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says 'don't worry I play Berrick or Beale'

Kurtley Beale

The Wallabies left for South Africa yesterday with coach Robbie Deans keeping secret the identity of his new flyhalf for next week’s Rugby Championship test against the Springboks.

Deans has had to find a replacement for injured number 10 Quade Cooper but was giving little away at the team’s departure as to whether it was Berrick Barnes or Kurtley Beale.

21 Sep 2012 - 2:58am

Springboks coach Meyer keeps faith in struggling Morne Steyn

Heyneke Meyer

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer is not writing off flyhalf Morne Steyn despite his dismal performance in a weekend loss to the All Blacks.

19 Sep 2012 - 2:48am

Pumas say victory is within reach after spirited performance against Wallabies

Argentinian coach Santiago Phelan

Argentina insist their first Rugby Championship win is just around the corner after letting slip a golden opportunity to beat the Wallabies.

The Pumas led 19-6 with 20 minutes to play only for Australia to score 17 unanswered points and claim their second consecutive win, following another come-from-behind victory over South Africa in Perth the week before.

17 Sep 2012 - 3:42am

Nathan Sharpe warns on Argentina danger

Pumas vice-captain Patricio Albacete, seen tackling New Zealand captain Richie McCaw, will earn his 50th cap. Photo: AFP

Wallabies skipper Nathan Sharpe yesterday warned his team against complacency when they face Argentina, who he described as a spirited and passionate side.

Australia face the Pumas on the Gold Coast today, hoping to build on their 26-19 win against South Africa last week.

15 Sep 2012 - 1:53am

Wallabies' Will Genia hit by 'captain's curse' as injury forces him out

The Wallabies passed a test of character with their first win in the Rugby Championship at the weekend, but are suffering from “captain’s curse” with Will Genia out for six months. 

11 Sep 2012 - 2:11am