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Maroons Confident Slater Will Play In Decider Despite His Ankle Coming Off At Training

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Queensland coach Kevin Walters has played down fears that a lack of a right foot could see Billy Slater sidelined for Wednesday’s State Of Origin series decider. Slater has flown from Queensland inconspicuously after gruesomely snapping off his ankle at Sunday’s opposed training run at Sanctuary Cove. The 34-year-old has spent the past two days icing the open flesh wound as Maroons...

NRL’s Diversity Manager says he’d get promoted if he committed an Ali Fahour-style on-field assault

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact The head of the National Rugby League's Diversity Unit has empathised with his AFL counterpart, saying that if he committed a similar, sickening assault on a player, he'd probably be promoted. Though he said he never would, Milo Georgiou explained to The Advocate that the cultures are quite different between the two sporting codes and that if somebody...

Australia Expected To Dominate In New 3-On-3 Event At 2020 Tokyo Olympics

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has this year revealed the introduction of a 3-on-3 event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic program - in an effort to give the games a more youthful and urban appeal. The 3-on-3 events are set to take place in downtown Tokyo, in a car park behind a popular dive bar. Australia says they are...

Tomic Tells Media He’s Bored With The Only Reason Media Are Talking To Tomic

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Bernard Tomic has today told the media that he is bored with the entire reason they know who he is, and couldn't care less about the pinnacle of his career as a tennis player. Tomic who made the headlines for his woeful 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 loss to German veteran Mischa Zverev - in what has been described as Australia's...

James Tedesco Tests Out Nike Sportswear On Wall Of Tongan Bouncers At Rooty Hill RSL

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Following on from his iconic new appearance in Nike's first Australian-targeted ad campaign in ten years, Wests Tiger star James Tedesco has appeared on camera again dodging security staff in a public place. The original ad, which shows the NSW representative purposefully touch a priceless work of art, giving him no way but to dodge his way out of...

Steve Smith returns to previous job bowling big leg breaks in rural England

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Currently-unemployed-cricketer Steve Smith has been forced to return to his old job bowling big old leg breaks for Worcestershire in Northern England after the Cricket Australia pay dispute goes into extra time. The 28-year-old Sydneysider and former captain of the old Test side told The Advocate that while bowling isn't really doing wonders for his ageing...

Victorious Jeff Horn Joined In Ring By Wally Lewis, Bernard Fanning And David Malouf

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT In a euphoric display of camaraderie, Brisbane boxer Jeff Horn was yesterday joined in the ring by other iconic Brown Snake residents, in his post win celebration against reigning WBO welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao. The Southside Schoolteacher had everyone nervous after being punished in the 9th round by legendary Filipino in an epic bout at Suncorp Stadium - however...

Nathan Lyon returns to old job washing windscreens at Canberra traffic lights

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact The greatest spin bowler currently playing cricket in Australia has been spotted back at his old job cleaning windscreens in Canberra's north this morning as the ongoing pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the Players' Association continues to throw the sport into disarray. Nathan Lyon washed windscreens for loose change at the intersection of Mouat Street...

Unemployed David Warner Makes Ends Meet By Walking Roxy Jacenko’s Rescue Greyhounds

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact World-conquering-batsman-turned-marginally-employed-dog-walker David Warner was spotting wrangling seven of celebrity publicist Roxy Jacenko's prized rescue greyhounds this morning in Bondi, in one of his first public appearances since being sacked from the Australia cricket side for 12 months. The fall-out from the Australian ball-tampering scandal saw Cricket Australia enter uncharted waters earlier this year, after appeasing...

Jeff Horn Begins Pre-Fight Ritual By Drinking Large Glass Of Brisbane River Water

,CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Visiting Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has weighed in at 66.1kg at a pre-fight weigh-in this morning, while his opponent and Brisbane boy Jeff Horn tipped the scales at 66.3kg. Dubbed 'The Battle Of Brisbane' - schoolteacher Horn will be boxing in front on an international TV audience of nearly 1 billion people tomorrow - on top of...

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