Young talent gets a hand on the field ahead of season start

Courtney Sippel offloads the ball to Trent Riddel. Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times

Young cricketers get a masterclass on the field from Peter Drinnen

Crusaders open their summer with a big first win

Warriors' Matt Nesbitt gets dismissed after he gloves the ball to the keeper. Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times

Crusaders open their summer with a big first win

SWQ team in major victory

Sarah Vaderkolk led the first SWQ team to a Gold Coast Cup title. Photo Contributed

South West Queensland girls team makes history at the Gold Coast Cup

Summer season serves it up

WINTER VICTORS: Coopers' Johanne and Elmarie Vos, Kristina Welch and Zac Hosking hope to back up their winter season win this summer. Photo Contributed

Tuesday tennis summer season serves into action next week

Fomalhaut delivers good blood and right line for trainers

EUROPEAN STALLION: James Curtain welcomes his latest addition to his Kumbia stables, Fomalhaut. Photo Keagan Elder / South Burnett Times

European stallion becomes prized horse in Curtain brothers' stable

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Brisbane hoping to take Lions' share of local talent

Brisbane Lions are preparing to unfurl the ‘Welcome Home’ banner

Skipper’s injury is not serious, says ABs coach

Injury has ruled All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw out against Tonga

Keeping Mumm on Wallabies record against Wales

Wallabies lock Dean Mumm is wary of Wales

Debut icing on cake for young Bronco

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 14: Kodi Nikorima of the Broncos runs with the ball during the round 23 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on August 14, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

It’s been a dizzying 12 months for Broncos utility Kodi Nikorima

Middle men gave their all, but it wasn’t enough

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Curtis Rona of the Bulldogs makes a break during the NRL Elimination Final match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

APN’s rugby league expert Wayne Heming continues his review of 2015

This slam Dunk was not good for Bulls

TOP KNOCK: Ben Dunk celebrates scoring a century against Queensland this week.

This slam Dunk was not good for Bulls

Time of upheaval for the league’s also-rans

MIXED FORTUNES: (Clockwise from left) Blake Austin, of the Canberra Raiders, Matt Moylan, of the Penrith Panthers; Daly Cherry- Evans, of the Manly Sea Eagles, and Chris Sandow, of the Parramatta Eels.

Time of upheaval for the league’s also-rans

YOUR SAY: Golden point a golden disgrace

TARNISHED: A season’s work should not come down to a golden point situation, says one reader.

RE: Wayne Heming’s piece this week regarding the golden point

Drug trafficking charges for former Origin star adjourned

Two accused remanded on bail after court mention

Thurston's grand final medal win last minute decision

Was Anthony Milford robbed of Clive Churchill medal on Sunday night?

What NRL's cellar-dwellers need to do for 2016

Newcastle Knights' Nathan Brown

Time for our report cards on the performances of the 16 NRL clubs

Hawks, Cowboys prove to be king of the kids

Victorious North Queensland Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston with daughter Frankie.

SEASON 2015 ended up being one for the family man.

Alzheimer’s strikes German superstar

Gerd Mueller is suffering from Alzheimer’s

Federici playing for keeps with the Socceroos

Federici keen to go in World Cup qualifier in Amman.

New coach Aloisi puts heat on Roar

Coach blames lack of fitness for last years flop

Broich impressed by Brisbane Roar’s new coach

Roar player Thomas Broich heads the ball during the Liverpool v Brisbane Roar match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Friday, July 17, 2015. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

New coach John Aloisi had been big on video analysis

From Russia with no love - Ivan Franjic glad to be back home

IVAN Franjic - pictured during his time at the Brisbane Roar - is thrilled to be back in the A-League after a tough stint playing in Russia. Scott Powick - SMP Images.

FORMER Roar defender Ivan Franjic is glad to be back in the A-League

Brendan Rodgers sacking: Liverpool decline was too severe

Brendan Rodgers was accused of being more style than substance

Blues’ battle to contain Redback comes to a head

The NSW attack will need to fire if it wants to contain Travis Head

Simon Milenko hopes for chance to grab Bulls by horns

All-rounder hopes for another chance to prove worth

Mackay hosts Sheffield Shield cricket match

Australia's batsman Chris Lynn plays a shot against England during the first cricket T20 international series match in Hobart on January 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

Mackay is set to host the Sheffield Shield cricket match this December.

Security risks means Australia won't play test in Bangladesh

Graeme Swann ripped through the Aussie batsmen

It follows an attack purportedly carried out by the Islamic State

Bangladesh tour may still happen despite threats

Tour might still get the go-ahead

Back injury puts Cummins out and Faulkner in

Back injury puts Cummins out and Faulkner in