South Burnett talent joins Cowboys NRL team

BIG SCORER: Former Kingaroy Red Ants' player Marcus Jensen has signed a two year deal with the North Queensland Cowboys NRL team.

Cowboys NRL team signs up South Burnett talent ahead of next season

Our Taliqua parties in Rio as Olympics come to close

HARD STORY: Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy give their thoughts on their last game at the RIO Olympics.

South Burnett Olympian parties on as Olympics close

Saints continue final hope

DANGER MAN: Saints' Carl Stevenson was a heavily marked man in the Saints v Hawks elimination final in Kingaroy on Saturday.

South Burnett Saints continue finals campaign

Positive outlook for Wondai Country Club future

LOOKING BACK: Wondai Country Club president Winston Burrows looks back at the history of the club.

Wondai Country Club looks to future at 75th anniversary

Barambah floods grand final spots to make history

Barambah's women celebrate the equaliser in the Barambah v Wests women's division preliminary final at Nanango on Saturday, August 20.

Barambah qualifies two grand final teams in history making prelim

Footy finals hits the South Burnett

Brumbies' Jesse George passes the ball in the U16 Nanango/Wondai v Central Burnett Brumbies game at Nanango on Saturday, August 13.

It's Saturday and football finals fever has struck the South Burnett

The Tigers best sharpen their claws in Burnett league GF

TOUGH ASK: It would take a miracle for the Tigers to beat the Hornets in the grand final.

The top Burnett sides will lock heads, but the Hornets will take it

Competition fires up before junior finals

CHARGING FORWARD: Under-12 Nanango Stags' Lincoln Dow charges through the Wondai Wolves' defence.

Junior rugby league tightens ahead of finals

Entering the unknown

GOAL WEAPON: AFL Darling Downs second highest scorer Carl Stevenson.

Saints sharpen up ahead of the finals

Maverick approach works wonders

Maverick Weller jokingly says he will be in the ear of Gold Coast wantaway Jaeger O'Meara to try to entice him to St Kilda.

Jaeger drops bomb of own on shattered Suns

GONE: Jaeger O'Meara is all smiles during a Suns training session at Metricon Stadium.

Harsh nature of AFL football has been there for all to see this week

Spring is in the air with Memsie Stakes

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26:  Brad Rawiller riding Black Heart Bart wins Race 7, the Victoria Handicap during Melbourne Racing at Caulfield Racecourse on March 26, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Stakes often one of the first opportunities that the four-year-olds

An open letter to Mr Sam Thaiday

Sam Thaiday will play his 250th game.

HEY Sam, I want to set the record straight.

Warriors deny Gillett offer

Matt Gillett is in demand.

Andrew McFadden denies Broncos Matt Gillett is on radar.

Raiders no one-man team, says coach Stuart

Blake Austin of the Raiders.

Blake Austin has suffered a hand injury.

Broncos plan for risky business against Storm

SMART PLAYER: Cooper Cronk in control for the Storm during the last clash with the Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.

WAYNE Bennett has won hundreds of NRL games.

Former gymnast dives in at the deep end

MAKING A SPLASH: Domonic Bedggood is making his Olympic debut in Rio.

Bedggood lining up in the 10m platform.

Mary Hanna set to Boogie at fifth Olympic Games

DISTINGUISHED CAREER: Mary Hanna with Boogie Woogie 6 and Umbro, which are both qualified to compete at Rio. Hanna, 61, will be competing in her fifth Olympics and is Australia's oldest competitor at the Games.

Hanna is already planning to compete at the Tokyo 2020

Worth aiming high in archery competition

ALL FOCUS: Australia's Taylor Worth at the 2012 Games.

Selection bitter-sweet after great mate missed out.

Denny takes the long road to Rio

WINDING UP: Queenslander Matthew Denny competes in the men's discus throw during the Australian Athletics Championships in April.

Queenslander claimed national title in April.

Rayner fighting fit for Rio

POWER-PACKED: Chloe Rayner in action during competition at the national titles.

Teen tore hamstring tendon off her pelvic bone in lead-up.

'Old man' takes up challenge of his fifth Olympics

AGE SHALL NOT WEARY HIM: Martin Marinov (left) will partner Ferenc Szekszardi in the C2 1000m in Rio, as well as taking on the C1 1000m.

Aussie the oldest canoeing athlete to compete at an Olympics.

Half as many reasons for Gus to be excited

Nathan Cleary in action for the Panthers.

Gould suggests the NRL establish an academy for emerging halfbacks

Contenders suddenly have big holes to fill

Nic Naitanui limbs from Domain Stadium in Perth.

Jack Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Giles come on down.

Players and fans left to bemoan NRL judiciary

NASTY INCIDENT: Blood pours from Brisbane Broncos player Corey Parker's mouth during their round 24 NRL game against the Canterbury Bulldogs at Suncorp Stadium.

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday admits he is totally confused.

Morris puts club before cash in rare selfless act

CLUB FIRST: Brett Morris will leave a decision on his participation in the Four Nations up to his Bulldogs coach Des Hasler.

Decision on Four Nations availability to be left to coach.

Have the Warriors killed another coach?

Coach of the Warriors Andrew McFadden.

Have the Warriors killed another coach?

Bontempelli leaves Lewy in his wake

Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs.

Lewis Taylor losing ground on Bontempelli.

Gillett may be open to Warriors move

Matt Gillett in action for the Broncos.

New Zealand outfit emerging as a real threat

Roberts cops punishment from Broncos

James Roberts looks on during the Brisbane Broncos training session at Red Hill in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The Broncos play the Canberra Raiders in their round 14 match in Brisbane tomorrow night. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

Roberts will not be suspended

Thurston's ready for big battle at Belmore

Johnathan Thurston.

Johnathan Thurston ready for battle at Belmore.

Bronco Kahu ready for Koroibete test

BIG NIGHT: Jordan Kahu will have a tough test against the Melbourne Storm on Friday night.

Jordan Kahu ready for Storm test.

Pressure on Sharks to deliver against Rabbitohs

MAIN MAN: Ben Barba.

Cronulla's destiny is in its own hands.

Half as many reasons for Gus to be excited

Nathan Cleary in action for the Panthers.

Gould suggests the NRL establish an academy for emerging halfbacks

Swan has played his last game for Collingwood

Collingwood Magpies player Dane Swan announces his retirement at the Glasshouse in Melbourne, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. The 2011 Brownlow medallist announced on Tuesday he would not play on in 2017, ending his 258-game career with the Magpies. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING

Swan has let his head rule his heart

Contenders suddenly have big holes to fill

Nic Naitanui limbs from Domain Stadium in Perth.

Jack Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Giles come on down.

Demons fail to deliver to give Roos easy ride

ALL OVER: Dylan Buckley of Carlton (right) hugs Jack Viney after the Blues defeated the Demons.

A thrilling finish to the home and away rounds has been snuffed out

RIO 2016: Neymar sends Brazil into raptures

MAN IN THE MIDDLE: Neymar is swamped by media and fans after receiving his gold medal at the Maracana Stadium.

Neymar leads Brazil to gold medal.

Gunners out to shoot down premiers

LEICESTER TRIP: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger says facing Leicester City will be no different to last year.

RIO 2016: Brazil with shot at redemption against Germans

STAR POWER: Brazil's Neymar will line up in the gold medal game against Germany.

Football giants to clash in the Olympics football final.

Socceroo great just here to help

BIG COUP: Melbourne City FC's new signing Tim Cahill trains at the club's facility.

Tim Cahill doesn't want a "circus” around him at Melbourne City.

Zlatan still has what it takes, says United boss

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, and Bournemouth's Harry Arter challenge for the ball.

Manchester United gets first-up win over Bournemouth.

Champion Leicester loses opening EPL clash

Action from the Hull v Leicester clash.

Leicester City loses opening EPL clash.

ODIs a chance for Aussies to save face

WORK TO DO: Australian cricket captain Steven Smith and coach Darren Lehmann chat during a practice session in Colombo.

Five-match series set to get under way.

Burns or Khawaja faces chop for Test

NET GAIN: Shaun Marsh (left) and Steve Smith look on during an Australian cricket team training session.

Marsh in line to play in third Test.

Aussies in spin after Herath takes hat-trick

SPIN KING: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath.

Australia on the ropes in second Test.

Holland set to replace injured O'Keefe

TEST CALL-UP: Jon Holland celebrates a wicket with his Victorian teammates in the Sheffield Shield.

Tourists look to fight back after losing the first Test.

Johnson set for a debut in Big Bash at long last

STILL FIRING: Former Australian Test quick Mitchell Johnson will play for the Scorchers in the Big Bash.

Former Aussie bowler signs with Scorchers.

Smith looks to put spin on loss

REGROUPING: Australia's Steve Smith reacts after complaining about fading light on day four of the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Pallekele.

Australians look to regroup after capitulation in first Test.

Geitz focused on grand final, not what future may hold

When Queensland captain Laura Geitz thanks her supporters from all over the state, she does so with plenty of emotion.

Firebirds recover from jitters to make grand final

SUPER INTENSE: The pressure got to the Firebirds Romelda Aiken, but she recovered to get the Queenslanders into next week’s final.

The Firebirds are the first team through to next Sunday’s final

‘White-line fever’ gives Aiken the edge

HARD TO HANDLE: Queensland Firebirds goal-shooter Romelda Aiken lines up a shot.

Firebirds shooting for another grand final.

Firebird standing tall among illustrious teammates

TOUGH DEFENCE: Queensland Firebirds player Gabi Simpson (right) and Melbourne Vixens player Madi Robinson in action during the 2014 grand final.

Queensland side to face Steel in semi.

Tippett faces her Origin in Firebirds final

MY BALL! Gretel Tippett of the Firebirds and Sharni Layton fight for the ball.

Firebirds tackle Swifts in fierce conference final in Brisbane

Swifts down Vixens to earn Firebirds final

EYE FOR GOAL: Susan Pettitt of the Swifts shoots as Leana De Bruin of the Magic defends.

Reigning champions await Sydneysiders.

Firebirds chasing right to host final

Firebirds captain Laura Geitz takes a rebound against the NSW Swiftrs in last year’s frand Final between the Queensland Firebirds and NSW Swifts in Brisbane, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Queenslanders have a game to go before the finals.

Can Winx make it 10 straight in the Warwick Stakes?

There is no doubt that Winx is the star attraction at Royal Randwick and she will start the Warwick Stakes as a very short-priced favourite.

First-up horses have edge in PB Lawrence Stakes

The PB Lawrence Stakes is set to be an extremely intriguing affair.

Payne loses ride on Prince of Penzance

Prince of Penzance, ridden by Michelle Payne, after winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse.

Concerns over the jockey's fitness have prompted the move

RIO 2016: Aussie riders take bronze medal

Shane Rose, Stuart Tinney, Sam Griffiths and Christopher Burton of Australia celebrate winning a bronze in Rio.

Aussies win bronze in the Rio Olympics team eventing.

History suggests Capitalist might struggle

Capitalist set to start Missile Stakes as short-priced favourite.

Bletchingly a springboard for big races

Bletchingly Stakes considered a good pointer for spring carnival.