A legend five years in the making

A RABBITOHS legend was born five years ago when South Sydney owner Russell Crowe identified a young Sam Burgess as the future saviour of the club. [Read entire story]

Western Sydney Wanderers through to Asian Champions League final with 2-0 defeat of FC Seoul

Western Sydney Wanderers advanced to the Asian Champions League final following a 2-0 win over FC Seoul at Parramatta Stadium. [Read entire story]

Poljak leads the Wanderers’ celebrations

Mateo Poljak of the Wanderers celebrates scoring a goal during the Asian Champions League semi-final second leg match against FC Seoul at Parramatta Stadium, October 1, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. [Read entire story]

Tony Williams desperate to repay Des Hasler’s loyalty for Canterbury in NRL grand final against South Sydney

Tony Williams says he owes Canterbury coach Des Hasler a big performance in Sunday's grand final. [Read entire story]

Getting ready for the Grand Final

See the players and fans of the Rabbitohs and Bulldogs as the excitement builds towards Sunday's Rugby League Grand Final. [Read entire story]

South Sydney’s Luke Keary challenges Canterbury to test his defence in NRL grand final

South Sydney's Luke Keary has dared Canterbury's imposing forward pack to test his supposed defensive frailties. [Read entire story]

NRL Grand Final: South Sydney’s 43-year journey back to grand final; exclusion, reinstatement and renewal at the club

It has been a long road back to the grand final for South Sydney, via exclusion, reinstatement and renewal at the club. [Read entire story]

NRL Grand Final: South Sydney Rabbitohs looking to join rugby league’s greatest drought breakers

As Souths aim to break their title drought, Grandstand looks back at the teams that ended decades of pain for their fans. [Read entire story]

NRL Grand Final: Isaac Luke joins long list of players to miss decider through suspension

South Sydney's Issac Luke joined some of the rugby league's biggest names in being suspended for the grand final. [Read entire story]

NRL Grand Final: Former Souths player and coach George Piggins to end isolation from game to watch Rabbitohs in grand final

Former Souths player, coach and administrator George Piggins will return to rugby league to attend the grand final. [Read entire story]

NRL Grand Final: South Sydney rookie Apisai Koroisau to replace suspended hooker Isaac Luke

South Sydney rookie Apisai Koroisau will be the man to replace the suspended Isaac Luke in Sunday's grand final. [Read entire story]

WADA critics ASADA for slow NRL investigation

The World Anti-Doping Agency has taken a swipe at the Australian sports drug organisation for its delays in issuing penalties against 12 past and present Cronulla Sharks NRL players. WADA has decided not to appeal the [Read entire story]

Issac Luke to miss South Sydney’s NRL grand final appearance after being suspended by judiciary

Issac Luke will miss South Sydney's first grand final appearance in 43 years after being suspended by the NRL judiciary. [Read entire story]

Canterbury’s James Graham praises South Sydney’s outside backs ahead of NRL grand final

Canterbury's James Graham has heaped praise on the attacking prowess of South Sydney's back three. [Read entire story]

World Anti-Doping Agency rules out appealing ASADA bans handed to Cronulla Sharks’ players

WADA will not appeal the back-dated suspensions handed out by ASADA to 12 Cronulla Sharks players. [Read entire story]

Luke faces the judiciary

Issac Luke of the Rabbitohs during his NRL judiciary hearing at Rugby League Central, September 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. [Read entire story]

Michael Ennis named in Canterbury Bulldogs’ squad for NRL grand final against South Sydney Rabbitohs

Canterbury will give Michael Ennis the chance to prove his fitness after naming the Bulldogs captain for Sunday's NRL grand final. [Read entire story]

Grandstand Reflections: 1973 Grand Final

Alister Nicholson presents Grandstand's look back at the 1973 classic rugby league grand final between Manly and Cronulla. [Read entire story]

Hunter drought hits Packer property

One of Australia's most famous rural properties, Ellerston Station owned by the Packer family, has been hit hard by the Upper Hunter's ongoing drought. [Read entire story]

Hunter supplies entire Golden Slipper field

Every single horse competing in this weekend's Golden Slipper, the world's richest race for two-year-old thoroughbreds, was sired in the Hunter Valley. [Read entire story]

Aussies to fore in US Open

WORLD surfing title contender Sally Fitzgibbons and three other Australians have cruised through to the third round of US Open. [Read entire story]

Buckley favours mid-season draft

COLLNGWOOD coach Nathan Buckley has proposed a mid-season draft to allow AFL clubs to fix seasons wrecked by injury. [Read entire story]

Courageous Missile short of target

IT was remarkable that the Australian men’s medley relay figured in the medals at all on the last night of swimming, after fielding two rookies and two crocks. [Read entire story]

Campbell simply irresistible

CATE Campbell stepped up to swim the fastest relay split in history to secure the last gold medal for Australia in the pool at the Commonwealth Games today. [Read entire story]

Horton more than just a distance hope

AUSTRALIA is back in the 1500m freestyle game after Mack Horton boldly won silver. [Read entire story]

Weightlifting ignominy for teen

ANTI-DOPING chiefs have called for children to be better educated after a teenage drug scandal cast a shadow over the Commonwealth Games. [Read entire story]

Overturned decision costs Ribouem gold

AUSTRALIA’S Simplice Ribouem has lost the men’s 94 kilogram weightlifting gold medal to Papua New Guinea’s Steven Kari in controversial circumstances. [Read entire story]

Jamaica cleansweeps 400m on track

JAMAICA and Kenya had a night to remember on the third day of the track and field competition while Canada also nabbed two golds. [Read entire story]

Australia’s gymnastic reign over

IT has taken 16 years but England has finally enjoyed the sweetest of revenges over Australia in women’s team artistic gymnastics. [Read entire story]

Golden Tranter’s circle of life

GIVEN that his first experience of swimming was nearly drowning, it says a lot for Daniel Tranter to be crowned a Commonwealth champion. [Read entire story]

Beale in running to be Wallabies five-eighth

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie says he sees "no reason" why Kurtley Beale cannot nab the coveted Wallabies No.10 jersey from NSW teammate Bernard Foley in the coming Rugby Championship. [Read entire story]

League will rally around Boyd: Paterson

Cory Paterson believes Darius Boyd's recent off-field antics may have been a "cry for help". [Read entire story]

Tah Man flies into mascot horseplay

Waratahs mascot Tah Man has declared Allianz Stadium a showpony-free zone this weekend. [Read entire story]

McKenzie buoyed by Super success

It is a Wallabies coach's dream – so long as Henry Speight and Israel Folau don't break each other in their semi-final battle. [Read entire story]