NRL Round Seven The Winners and Losers

NRL Round Seven The Winners and Losers Sydney Roosters 6-Canterbury 0 NZ Warriors 20- St. George-Illawarra  12 Melbourne 34-Brisbane 20 Souths 42-Canberra 18 Newcastle 22-Wests Tigers 20 North Queensland 26-Gold Coast 14 Parramatta 44-Manly 10 Cronulla 26-Penrith 22 WINNERS SYDNEY ROOSTERS = well, at least they won. NZ WARRIORS = brilliant rebound win against the... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Six The Winners and Losers 

NRL Round Six The Winners and Losers Souths 26-Sydney Roosters 14 Melbourne 40-Newcastle 14 St. George-Illawarra 40-Cronulla 20 Brisbane 27-NZ Warriors 18 Canterbury 27-North Qld 10 Canberra 18-Parramatta 2 Penrith 35-Gold Coast 12 Wests Tigers 38-Manly 12 WINNERS SOUTHS = brilliant win against the old enemy. MELBOURNE = back on the winners list after belting... Continue Reading →

Liz Cambage Ejected in the Grand Finals!

Opals star Liz Cambage was sensationally ejected during the second quarter of Australia’s win over England in the Grand Finals of the Women's Basketball in the XXI Commonwealth Games. The Opals was leading 38-22 at that time. Liz was booted off the court on a technical foul when she appeared to say something to the referees... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Five The Winners and Losers

THE WINNERS AND LOSERS NRL ROUND FIVE  Canberra 26-Canterbury 10 Sydney Roosters 28-Cronulla 10 St. George-Illawarra 16-Souths 12 Wests Tigers 11-Melbourne 10 NZ Warriors 22-North Queensland 12 Newcastle 15-Brisbane 10 Gold Coast 32-Manly 20 Penrith 12-Parramatta 6 WINNERS  CANBERRA = off the mark - finally - with an impressive win. SYDNEY ROOSTERS = big win... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Four The Winners and Losers

NRL Round Four The Winners and Losers Penrith 33-North Queensland 14 Souths 20-Canterbury 16 Cronulla 14-Melbourne 4 NZ Warriors 30-Sydney Roosters 6 Manly 32-Canberra 16 St. George-Illawarra 30-Newcastle 12  Gold Coast 26-Brisbane 14 Wests Tigers 30-Parramatta 20 WINNERS PENRITH = first win in Townsville in nine years. SOUTHS = brilliant comeback win. CRONULLA = dour,... Continue Reading →

Melbourne United 2018 NBL Premiers!

NBL GRAND FINAL GAME 5: MELBOURNE UNITED 100 vs ADELAIDE 36ERS 82 Melbourne United are NBL champions for the first time with the superstar back court of Chris Goulding and Casper Ware combining for 46 points to deliver the 100-82 Game 5 Grand Final victory over the Adelaide 36ers! The home team had won the opening four games... Continue Reading →

NRL Round Three The Winners and Losers

NRL ROUND THREE THE WINNERS AND LOSERS  Melbourne 30-North Queensland 14 Canterbury 20-Penrith 18 Brisbane 9-Wests Tigers 7 NZ Warriors 20-Canberra 19 Souths 34-Manly 6 Cronulla 14-Parramatta 4 St. George-Illawarra 54- Gold Coast 8 Sydney Roosters 38-Newcastle 8  WINNERS MELBOURNE = did enough to see off a tenacious North Qld. CANTERBURY = desperately-needed win over... Continue Reading →

THE WINNERS AND LOSERS NRL ROUND TWO

THE WINNERS AND LOSERS NRL ROUND TWO St. George-Illawarra 20-Cronulla 16 Sydney Roosters 30-Canterbury 12 Brisbane 24-North Queensland 20 NZ Warriors 20-Gold Coast 8 Penrith 18-Souths 14 Wests Tigers 10-Melbourne 8 Manly 54-Parramatta 0 Newcastle 30-Canberra 28 WINNERS ST.GEORGE-ILLAWARRA = brilliant comeback against their arch rivals. SYDNEY ROOSTERS = brilliant reversal after the upset loss... Continue Reading →

THE WINNERS AND LOSERS NRL ROUND ONE

THE WINNERS AND LOSERS NRL ROUND ONE St George-Illawarra 34-Brisbane 12 Newcastle 19-Manly 18 North Qld 20-Cronulla 14 Wests Tigers 10-Sydney Roosters 8 NZ Warriors 32-Souths 20 Melbourne 36-Canterbury 18 Penrith 24-Parramatta 14 Gold Coast 30-Canberra 28 WINNERS ST GEORGE-ILLAWARRA = big opening win at Kogarah. NEWCASTLE = Mitchell Pearce brings immediate success to Newcastle.... Continue Reading →

Alice in Wonderland in Pictures

Lewis Carroll's timesless classic Alice in Wonderland comest to life on stage on the most hilarious-filled madcap fun for the summer school holidays. Tumble down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of the literature's most beloved heroines, in her adventures through Wonderland. A handful of brilliant actors and puppeteers play over 20 unforgettable characters... Continue Reading →

Boomers win over Gilas!

Australia's Boomer have maintained their unbeaten record and stormed to the top of Group B in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers after a convincing 84-68 victory over Gilas Pilipinas in Melbourne on the 22 Feb 2018. After a tight tussle for two-and-a-half quarters, the Boomers broke the game open with a match-winning... Continue Reading →

Perfect Australia win T20 tri-series

Australia completed their domination of the T20 tri-series, beating New Zealand in the final by 19 runs (on Duckworth-Lewis method) at Auckland's Eden Park. Bowling first, Ashton Agar (3/27), Kane Richardson (2/30) and Andrew Tye (2/30) restricted New Zealand to 9/150. Ross Taylor (43 not out off 38 balls) top scored for New Zealand. D'arcy... Continue Reading →

Auckland Blues win Global Rugby Tens

The Auckland Blues won the Global Rugby Tens at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium this weekend. The Blues beat the Hurricanes 10-7 in Saturday night's final. The Hurricanes led 7-0 for most of the final before Akira Ioane and George Moala sealed it for the Blues after the full-time siren. There was good news for the locals - the Queensland... Continue Reading →

Boomers playing FIBA in Melbourne

The 12 athletes who will represent the Australian Boomers in the second window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers in Melbourne have been named as they prepare to host the Philippines and Chinese Taipei on February 22 and 25 respectively. Following two wins in the first window, the Boomers can now move to the top... Continue Reading →

Adelaide win first BBL title

The Adelaide Strikers have won Big Bash League 07, beating Hobart Hurricanes by 25 runs at Adelaide Oval. Jake Weatherald scored 115 off 70 balls as Adelaide made 2/202. He compiled 140 for the second wicket with Travis Head (44 not out off 29). Veteran fast bowler Peter Siddle took 3/17 as Hobart made 5/177,... Continue Reading →

The Sheffield Shield home stretch

The Sheffield Shield returns on Thursday February 8 after nearly two months off for the Big Bash. New South Wales (three wins, one draw, one loss, 24.94 points), Queensland (2-2-1, 21.42) and Tasmania (2-1-2, 19.64) are in contention for the final (starting March 23). Western Australia (1-2-2, 17.56) and South Australia (1-2-2, 16.06) aren't far... Continue Reading →

Adelaide to host BBL07 final

The Adelaide Strikers will host the BBL07 final after beating the Melbourne Renegades by one run in the semi final at the Adelaide Oval. They play Hobart in the final on Sunday afternoon. Defending 5/178, Adelaide restricted Melbourne to 4/177. Marcus Harris (45 off 29 balls), Tom Cooper (36 not out off 29) and Kieron... Continue Reading →

Hobart into BBL07 final

The Hobart Hurricanes have upset the Perth Scorchers to make the BBL07 Big Final. Hobart christened the first BBL game at Perth's Optus Stadium, amassing 4/210 in the semi final. Matthew Wade scored 71 off 45 balls and Ben McDermott 67 not out off 30. Tim Bresnan took 2/40. In reply, Perth was dismissed for... Continue Reading →

England find ODI revenge

After losing the Ashes 4-0, England rebounded in the ODI series, winning 4-1. First ODI, MCG, 14 January: England by five wickets. England opened the ODI series with a five wicket win in Melbourne. Chasing Australia's 8/304, Jason Roy's massive 180 - supported by Joe Root's unbeaten 91, helped England to 5/308 with seven balls... Continue Reading →

Renegades clinch BBL finals spot

The Melbourne Renegades have finished third in BBL07, beating the Brisbane Heat by 26 runs at the Gabba. Defending 3/187, Kane Richardson (4/35), Dwayne Bravo (3/25) and Chris Tremain (3/29) dismissed the Heat for 161 in 19.5 overs (Alex Ross 36 off 27 balls, Ben Cutting 35 off 18). Matt Short (62 off 48) and... Continue Reading →

AFLW returns

The second AFLW season (Women's AFL) starts next weekend. Carlton and Collingwood open the 2018 season on Friday 2 February at Ikon Park (telecast live on Seven and Seven Mate). Melbourne play GWS at Casey Fields and defending premiers Adelaide host the Brisbane Lions at Norwood Oval on Saturday 3 February (a 2017 grand final... Continue Reading →

Stars upset Hurricanes

The Melbourne Stars put a huge dent in the Hobart Hurricanes' BBL07 finals hopes, winning by three wickets at the MCG. Chasing Hobart's 7/185, Kevin Pietersen - in his final BBL game - scored 46 off 23 balls, supported by Ben Dunk (30 off 20). Tymal Mills took 2/56 for Hobart. Daniel Christian scored 56... Continue Reading →

From Neighbours to Oscars

In 2008, Queensland-born Margot Robbie started playing teenager Donna Freedman on Neighbours; ten years later, she's an Oscar nominee. Robbie - who earnt her Best Actress nomination playing Tonya Harding in I, Tonya - has enjoyed an unstoppable run since 2013's The Wolf of Wall Street (playing Jordan Belfort's wife Naomi Lapaglia). Robbie starred in Z for Zachariah, Focus with Will Smith, Suite... Continue Reading →

WICKED : Review

4.5 Stars by Hannah Razay WICKED: The Untold Story of the Witches of OZ, is a musical performance by the Young Australian Broadway Chorus at the National Theatre, St Kilda from the 19 - 27 of January 2018. The theatre was sold out with audience members, the majority of which were young kids, decked out... Continue Reading →

Scorchers finish top

The Perth Scorchers clinched the BBL07 minor premiership, beating Adelaide Strikers by four wickets at the WACA. Chasing Adelaide's 6/137, Adam Voges (56 not out off 45 balls) and Cameron Bancroft (49 off 39) got Perth to 6/141 with three balls left. Rashid Khan took 3/20 for Adelaide. Jake Weatherald scored 56 off 43 for... Continue Reading →

Renegades beat Thunder

The Melbourne Renegades defeated the Sydney Thunder by nine runs at Canberra's Manuka Oval, ending the Thunder's BBL07 season. Chasing Melbourne's 6/189, Ben Rohrer (48 off 21 balls) and Arjun Nair (45 off 25) helped the Thunder to 180, they compiled 84 for the fifth wicket. Kane Richardson took 4/22, Kieron Pollard 2/19 and Chris... Continue Reading →

Sixers win four straight

The Sydney Sixers won their fourth straight BBL07 game, beating Melbourne Stars by five wickets at the SCG. Chasing Melbourne's 5/189, Joe Denly (72 not out off 45 balls) and Nic Maddinson (61 off 26) helped the Stars to 5/190 with 15 balls left. Evan Gulbis took 2/22 and John Hastings 2/27 for the Stars.... Continue Reading →

Strikers back on top again

The Adelaide Strikers are back on top of BBL07, beating the Melbourne Renegades by 26 runs at Etihad Stadium. Defending 5/173, Billy Stanlake (2/22), Ben Laughlin (2/24) and Rashid Khan (2/26) restricted the Renegades to 7/147 (Brad Hodge 35 not out off 17 balls, Marcus Harris 25 off 31, Tom Cooper 24 off 16). Colin... Continue Reading →

Perth still on top

The Perth Scorchers confirmed a home semi-final, beating the Hobart Hurricanes by five wickets at the WACA. Chasing Hobart's 5/167, half centuries to Cameron Bancroft (54 off 36 balls) and Ashton Turner (50 not out off 27) helped Perth to 5/168 with four balls left. Simon Milenko (66 not out off 37), George Bailey (37... Continue Reading →

Thunder beat Stars

The Sydney Thunder defeated the Melbourne Stars by seven wickets at the MCG. Chasing the Stars' 6/147, Shane Watson (49 not out off 28 balls), Usman Khawaja (44 off 26) and James Vince (40 off 29) helped the Thunder to 3/149 off 16.1 overs. Liam Bowe took 2/30. Peter Handscomb (57 off 44) and Seb... Continue Reading →

Sixers destroy Heat

The Sydney Sixers won their third straight BBL07 game, beating the Brisbane Heat by nine wickets at the SCG. Sean Abbott (4/11), Nathan Lyon (2/17) and Carlos Brathwaite (2/20) dismissed Brisbane for 73 in 16.4 overs, their lowest BBL07 total. Daniel Hughes (37 not out off 28 balls) led the Sixers to 1/74 off 10... Continue Reading →

Strikers back on top

The Adelaide Strikers are back on top of the BBL07 ladder, beating Hobart Hurricanes by 11 runs at Adelaide Oval. Defending 4/187, Adelaide restricted Hobart to 4/176 (Alex Doolan 70 not out off 55 balls, Ben McDermott 45 off 29, D'Arcy Short 28 off 24). Alex Carey scored 100 off 56 balls for Adelaide, supported... Continue Reading →

Sixers smash Stars

The Sydney Sixers won their second straight BBL07 game, beating Melbourne Stars by eight wickets at the MCG. Chasing the Stars' 7/128, Nic Maddinson scored 62 off 31 and Daniel Hughes 49 not out off 46 as the Sixers reached 2/129 in 15.1 overs. Nathan Lyon took 3/18 and Sean Abbott 2/35 for the Sixers.... Continue Reading →

Hobart win five straight

The Hobart Hurricanes won their fifth straight BBL07 game, beating Brisbane Heat by six wickets at Bellerive Oval. Chasing Brisbane's 8/165, D'Arcy Short (59 off 49 balls), Ben McDermott (32 not out off 19) and Daniel Christian (23 off nine) led Hobart to 4/166 off 18.2 overs. Brendon McCullum (51 off 38), Joe Burns (38... Continue Reading →

Sixers win Sydney thriller

The Sydney Sixers won their first BBL07 match, beating the Sydney Thunder by eight wickets - off the last ball - at the SCG. Chasing the Thunder's 6/156, Daniel Hughes scored 66 not out off 55 balls, and Joe Denly 43 off 29, as the Sixers made 2/157. Chris Green (49 off 27) and James... Continue Reading →

Perth win top-of-the-table clash 

Perth leapgrogged Adelaide at the top of BBL07, beating the Strikers by six wickets in Alice Springs. Chasing 112, Perth reached 4/114 with 10 balls left. Hilton Cartwright (47 not out off 44 balls) and Ashton Agar (26 not out off 29) compiled an unbeaten 71 for the fifth wicket, dragging Perth from 4/43. Michael... Continue Reading →

WNBL Finals!

Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs JCU Townsville Fire Thursday 18/01/2018 7:30 pm State Basketball Centre Coming from a 69 - 64 loss to the JCU Townsville Fire, the Deakin Melbourne Boomers will come back to Melbourne for Game 2 reeling from three previous losses to the Fire this season. Townsville Fire seems to have figured out how... Continue Reading →

Stars win second Melbourne derby

The Melbourne Stars won their first BBL07 game, beating the Melbourne Renegades by 23 runs at Etihad Stadium. Kevin Pietersen scored 74 off 46 balls as the Stars scored 4/167. He was supported by Peter Handscomb (41 off 37) and Glenn Maxwell (31 not out off 16). Pietersen and Handscomb compiled 110 for the second... Continue Reading →

Destanee Lost

Canadian Eugenie Bouchard won against Australian teenager Destanee Aiava in her debut at the Kooyong Classic which gave her some confidence leading in to the Australian Open. Eugenie started fast against the Australian and did not let up closing out the match 6-2 6-0 while tinkering with the technical changes the world No. 83 has... Continue Reading →

Thunder upset Scorchers 

The Sydney Thunder defeated the Perth Scorchers by three runs at Spotless Stadium. Usman Khawaja scored 85 off 51 balls as Sydney made 4/175. Tim Bresnan took 2/38 for Perth. Cameron Bancroft (75 not out off 56) and Hilton Cartwright (65 not out off 41) scored an unbeaten 137 for the fifth wicket - rescuing... Continue Reading →

Hurricanes win Gabba thriller

The Hobart Hurricanes defeated the Brisbane Heat by three runs at the Gabba. D'Arcy Short scored the highest ever BBL century, with 122 not out off 69 balls, as Hobart made 4/179. Cameron Boyce took 2/23 as Brisbane made 8/176. Brisbane needed four off the last ball, but Brendan Doggett was caught by Jofra Archer... Continue Reading →

Strikers cruise past Stars

The Adelaide Strikers joined Perth at the top of BBL07, beating Melbourne Stars by eight wickets at Adelaide Oval. Chasing Melbourne's 8/151, Adelaide scored 2/152 in 18.4 overs. Opener Alex Carey carried his bat for 59 not out off 52 balls, supported by Travis Head's 53 off 32. They compiled 74 for the second wicket.... Continue Reading →

Kooyong Classic 2018

2017 Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic Tuesday 9 – Friday 12 January 2018 Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, Glenferrie Road, Kooyong The Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic will celebrate its 30th anniversary when the traditional pre-Australian Open event is held at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club from Tuesday 9 - Friday 12 January 2018. Belgian duo David Goffin... Continue Reading →

Perth back on top

Perth returned to the top of BBL07, beating Melbourne Renegades by five wickets at the WACA. Chasing the Renegades' 3/185, Perth scored 5/186 off 19.5 overs. Ashton Turner (70 off 32 balls) and David Willey (55 off 41) scored half centuries.  It was a bittersweet WACA return for Brad Hogg, taking 1/38 but dropping Turner.... Continue Reading →

Hurricanes beat Sixers

The Hobart Hurricanes all but ended the Sydney Sixers' BBL07 campaign, beating the Sixers by five runs at Bellerive Oval. The Hurricanes sit on the edge of the top four. Defending 6/170, Hobart restricted Sydney to 4/165. Tymal Mills took 2/42 while Sam Billings (61 not out off 31), Jordan Silk (45 off 37) and... Continue Reading →

Australia win Ashes 4-0

Australia secured a 4-0 Ashes win at the SCG, winning by an innings and 123 runs. Trailing by 303 runs on first innings, England collapsed for 180, with Pat Cummins taking 4/39 and Nathan Lyon 3/54. Cummins finished with match figures of 8/119. Captain Joe Root (58 retired hurt) carried on valiantly after being hospitalised... Continue Reading →

Alice in Wonderland

The New York smash hit production of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic ALICE IN WONDERLAND in Melbourne! Alice in Wonderland comes to life on stage in the most hilarious-filled madcap fun at the Athenaeum Theatre for limited performances only. Tumble down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her adventures through Wonderland in this... Continue Reading →

Strikers top of BBL07

The Adelaide Strikers are on top of the BBL07 ladder after beating Sydney Thunder by 25 runs at Sydney's Spotless Stadium. Defending 7/158, Michael Neser (3/29), Peter Siddle (2/13) and Rashid Khan (2/21) restricted Sydney to 9/133. Kurtis Patterson scored 29 off 36 balls and Ben Rohrer 29 off 13. Colin Ingram (48 off 31)... Continue Reading →

Andrew Bogut Released

Melbournian Andrew Bogut has unfortunately been released by the Los Angeles Lakers. Andrew joined the LA Lakers at the beginning of the 2017-18 regular season where he was just averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 rebounds. Currently the Lakers are sitting on an 11-27 win-loss record and are in the last place in the Western Conference. Andrew... Continue Reading →

Renegades win Melbourne derby

The Melbourne Renegades won the first BBL07 Melbourne derby, beating the Stars by six wickets at the MCG. Chasing the Stars' 4/157, the Renegades made 4/159 in 17.5 overs. Mohammed Nabi scored 52 off 30 balls, Aaron Finch 43 off 22 and Cameron White 35 not out off 37. John Hastings took 2/24. Ben Dunk... Continue Reading →

Heat ends Perth’s streak

The Brisbane Hest defeated the Perth Scorchers by 49 runs in BBL07 at The Gabba. It's Perth's first BBL loss since 14 January 2017 (against Melbourne Stars). Defending 6/191, Brisbane dismissed Perth for 142 (Ashton Agar 31 off 18 balls, David Willey 25 off 27). Brendan Doggett took 5/35 and Mark Skeketee 3/28. Ben Cutting... Continue Reading →

Bright Sequel?

Watch the official Netflix trailer below: Review: I just watched Bright from Netflix and mind you if you're sensitive definitely this movie is not for you. Too much violence, too much cursing, and.. weirdness. Now they've announced they're making a sequel, despite having bad reviews, see IMDb rating. 'As long as people watched it and... Continue Reading →

Hobart win thriller 

The Hobart Hurricanes defeated the Adelaide Strikers by seven runs at Bellerive Oval. Jofra Archer took 3/15 as Adelaide - chasing Hobart's 5/183 - made 6/176. Colin Ingram (66 off 44 balls) and Travis Head (44 off 32) compiled 102 for the third wicket. D'Arcy Short scored 96 off 58 for Hobart, supported by Alex... Continue Reading →

Renegades beat Sixers in Geelong

The Melbourne Renegades won the first Geelong BBL game (at Kardinia Park), beating the Sydney Sixers by six wickets. Cameron White scored 49 not out off 44 balls as the Renegades - chasing Sydney's 8/111 - reached 2/112 in 15.3 overs. White compiled 91 for the second wicket with Aaron Finch (51 off 38).  Johan... Continue Reading →

Australia name ODI Squad

Australia have named a 14-man squad for the five-game ODI series against England. Captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc and Tim Paine crossover from the Test side, with Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Jhye Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye and Adam Zampa added from the Big... Continue Reading →

Brisbane Heat thrash Stars 

Brisbane won their third BBL07 game, beating the Melbourne Stars by nine wickets at the MCG. Chasing Melbourne's 7/141, Brisbane made 1/144 in 14.4 overs. Chris Lynn (63 not out off 46 balls) and Brendon McCullum (61 off 30) compiled 101 for the first wicket. Glenn Maxwell (50 off 39), Kevin Pietersen  (30 off 25)... Continue Reading →

Perth stay undefeated 

The Perth Scorchers continued their unbeaten BBL07 run, defeating the Sydney Sixers by six wickets at the WACA. Perth had little trouble chasing Sydney's 4/167, reaching 4/170 in 19.1 overs.  Michael Klinger (83 off 61 balls) and Ashton Turner (45 off 32) compiled 96 for the third wicket. Daniel Sams took 2/25 for Sydney. Jordan... Continue Reading →

Hobart’s breakthrough win

Hobart have won their first BBL07 match, beating Sydney Thunder by nine runs at Sydney's Spotless Stadium. Chasing Hobart's 3/189, Sydney fell short, reaching 8/180. Jos Buttler scored 81 off 43 balls, supported by Kurtis Patterson (36 off 26) and Shane Watson (36 off 31). Cameron Boyce took 2/14 and Jofra Archer 2/42 for Hobart.... Continue Reading →

Adelaide win New Year’s Eve match 

The Adelaide Strikers contined their New Year's Eve domination, beating the Brisbane Heat by 56 runs at Adelaide Oval. Batting first, Adelaide scored 7/147. Michael Neser scored 40 not out off 26 balls, Colin Ingram 23 off 22, Jake Lehmann 22 off 17 and Jake Weatherald 20 off 15. Josh Lalor took 3/40 and Heat... Continue Reading →

Big win to Sydney Thunder 

The Sydney Thunder defeated the Hobart Hurricanes by 57 runs in Launceston. Chasing Sydney's 5/166, Hobart was dismissed for 109 in 19.3 overs. Alex Doolan scored 34 off 32 balls and Jofra Archer 25 not out off 16. Fawad Ahmed (2/14), Arjun Nair (2/17), Mitchell McCleganhan (2/19), Gurinder Sandhu (2/29) and Chris Green (2/30) shared... Continue Reading →

Cook dominates MCG draw

Alastair Cook's marathon double century highlighted the drawn fourth Ashes Test at the MCG. Chasing Australia's 327, Cook - after a lean summer - scored 244 not out in England's 491, a first innings lead of 164. Cook scored a century on day two, then continued on day three, batting 10-and-a-half hours overall and facing... Continue Reading →

Perth win in Melbourne 

The Perth Scorchers defeated the Melbourne Renegades by three wickets in BBL07 at Etihad Stadium. Chasing the Renegades' 9/130, Michael Klinger (37 runs off 37 balls), David Willey (31 off 21) and Adam Voges (24 off 18) helped Perth to 7/133 with one over left. Brad Hogg took 2/16 for the Renegades. Tom Cooper (34... Continue Reading →

Adelaide beat Sydney Sixers

The Adelaide Strikers beat the Sydney Sixers by six runs at the SCG. Chasing Adelaide's 3/167, Sydney made 8/161. Jordan Silk scored 50 off 32 balls, Steve O'Keefe 28 off 15 and Johan Botha 25 off 26. Rashid Khan (2/22), Billy Stanlake (2/31), Ben Laughlin (2/39) and Michael Neser (2/42) took the wickets. Strikers opener... Continue Reading →

Heat win Gabba thriller 

The Brisbane Heat defeated the Sydney Thunder by six wickets at the Gabba. In a rain-reduced 17 over game, the Heat - chasing the Thunder's 4/149 - reached 4/153 off the second-last ball.  Joe Burns (45 not out off 35 balls), Jimmy Pierson (43 off 39), Chris Lynn (25 off nine) and Alex Ross (25... Continue Reading →

Perth beat Melbourne Stars

Perth won their first BBL07 home game, beating Melbourne Stars by 13 runs at The WACA. Defending 6/142, five wickets to Andrew Tye (5/23) restricted the Stars to 8/129 from 20 overs. James Faulkner (35 not out off 31 balls) and Rob Quiney (25 off 27) top scored for the Stars. Hilton Cartwright scored 58... Continue Reading →

Adelaide beat Thunder

The Adelaide Strikers beat the Sydney Thunder by 53 runs in BBL07 at Adelaide Oval. Defending 163, Ben Laughlin (4/26), Peter Siddle (2/6) and Rashid Khan (2/22) dismissed the Thunder for 110 in 18 overs. Kurtis Patterson scored 48 runs from 37 balls for the Thunder. Adelaide made 6/163 from 20 overs. Alex Carey (44... Continue Reading →

Renegades win in Hobart

The Melbourne Renegades defeated the Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets at Blundstone Arena in BBL 07. Chasing 165, Cameron White (79 not out off 59 balls) and Marcus Harris (50 off 34), compiled 113 for the second wicket as the Renegades reached 3/165 in 18.3 overs. Jofra Archer took 2/17. Hobart scored 8/164 off 20... Continue Reading →

Brisbane Heat beat Melbourne Stars

The Brisbane Heat won their first BBL home game, beating Melbourne Stars by 15 runs at The Gabba, despite an allround display from Marcus Stoinis. Chasing 207, Stoinis scored 99 from 51 balls as the Stars made 6/191. He compiled 137 for the fifth wicket with James Faulkner (47 not out from 38). Shadab Khan... Continue Reading →

Sydney Thunder win BBL opener 

The Sydney Thunder have won the opening Big Bash League 07 game, beating Sydney Sixers by five wickets off the final ball at Spotless Stadium. Chasing 150, Shane Watson scored 77 runs off 46 balls as the Thunder scored 5/150 from 19.5 overs. Daniel Sams took 4/14 for the Sixers. Sam Billings (32 off 21),... Continue Reading →

Australia regain Ashes

Australia regained the Ashes with an innings and 41 run win in the third Test at the WACA. Leading by 259 runs on first innings, Australia had England 4/127 at the end of day four. While there was a lengthy rain delay on day five, Australia only needed 35 more overs to dismiss England for... Continue Reading →

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Review

If you haven't watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet then I suggest you avoid reading this like a plague Lol! This is actually a synopsis of the movie with my own commentaries, the movie is now showing in theaters nationswide. The scene opens with General Leia Organa and what remains of the Resistance army... Continue Reading →

Australia take 2-0 Ashes lead

Australia are close to regaining the Ashes, beating England by 120 runs in Adelaide. Chasing 354, England were 4/176 at stumps on day four, setting up an intriguing final day. That intrigue was quickly destroyed, with England losing 6/57 in 22 overs. Mitchell Starc took 5/88, supported by Nathan Lyon (2/45) and Josh Hazlewood (2/49).... Continue Reading →

Perfect Kangaroos and Jillaroos

Australia were hot favourites entering the 2017 Rugby League World Cup...and they didn't disappoint. Australia won all six games, including a 6-0 World Cup Final win over England at Brisbane Stadium. Stung by the fadeout against Tonga, England held Australia to just one try (Boyd Cordner in the 15th minute, Cameron Smith goal), but it... Continue Reading →

Whitehouse Graduate Runway

Whitehouse Institute of Design recently held their annual Graduate Exhibition and Runway which is one of the highly anticipated celebrations for this year's graduating class of 2017 at their Melbourne Campus. Marking 29th year of excellence in design education, students from the Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design and Creative Direction & Styling streams showcased... Continue Reading →

Australia win first Ashes Test 

Australia won the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba by 10 wickets. Set 170 to win, Australia resumed at 0/114 on day five. They reached 0/173 from 50 overs with David Warner scoring 87 not out and debutant Cameron Bancroft 82 not out. A masterful century from Australian captain Steve Smith turned a likely first-innings... Continue Reading →

RLWC Semi Finals: The Winners and Losers 

​RLWC SEMI FINALS: THE WINNERS AND LOSERS  WINNERS Australia = cruised past Fiji to set up the inevitable Lang Park final. England = looked like winning comfortably, barely survived the Tonga fightback. LOSERS Fiji = semi final loss shouldn't tarnish their amazing World Cup performance. Tonga = fittingly brave end to an incredible tournament.

The Pacific nations’ World Cup win

At the start of this year's Rugby League World Cup, many assumed it'd be a race between Australia, New Zealand and possibly England to the Lang Park final in December. There's been a lot of criticism of the World Cup: poor crowds, predictable results (France, Scotland, Wales and USA finished with one draw between them)... Continue Reading →

Australian Women Retain Ashes

The Australian Women have led the way for the men's side, retaining the Women's Ashes last night. After winning the One Day International series 2-1 and drawing the one-off Test, Australia made it official by winning the first Twenty 20 International at North Sydney Oval, giving them an unbeatable 3-1 lead with two matches left.... Continue Reading →

Australian Ashes squad

Australia have announced their team for the first two Ashes Tests in Brisbane (November 23-27) and Adelaide (December 2-6), with a few surprises. Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade and opening batsman Matthew Renshaw are dropped for Western Australia's Cameron Bancroft and Tasmanian Tim Paine, who hasn't played a Test in seven years. Wade never cemented his spot... Continue Reading →

Deadpool’s back 

Everyone's favourite Friendly Neighbourhood Merc with a Mouth is back - with a typically subversive teaser trailer. Reynolds' Deadpool (in full costume) parodies famous painter Bob Ross in "Gettin' Wet on Wet with Deadpool", with 20 seconds of footage from the movie towards the end. Be warned, it's not family-friendly - with dirty words, sex... Continue Reading →

World Vegan Day Fashion Show 2017

Style Events & Runway Australia (now Style Savvy Events) presented their 5th Annual World Vegan Day Fashion Showcase held on November 12, 2017, at the RASV Centre, Melbourne Showgrounds. The Fashion Show is a great platform to showcase various brands and growing business in the eco and sustainability industry. It displays the latest creative designs... Continue Reading →

Rugby League World Cup 2017 so far…

We've reached the end of the pool stages, with eight teams ready for the quarter finals. So let's review before the finals start. GROUP A Australia = as expected, Australia cruised through Group A. Their biggest challenge was England, who they beat 18-4. Beltings of France and Lebanon confirmed the inevitable. With New Zealand finishing... Continue Reading →

Women’s Rugby League World Cup

With the men's Rugby League World Cup entering the knockout stage, it's time for the women's Rugby League World Cup. There's just six teams competing (Australia, England and Cook Islands in Pool A; Canada, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea in Pool B), with all games (except for the final) at Cronulla's Southern Cross Group Stadium. Teams will play... Continue Reading →

Supanova comes to Brisbane

Supanova was back in Brisbane this weekend - from Friday November 10 - Sunday November 12. Hordes of pop culture fans went to the Brisbane Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre to see superstars Mille Bobby Brown (Eleven from Stranger Things), Supanova ambassador John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), who didn't let a broken arm stop him from meeting... Continue Reading →

House of Vans Melbourne

Location: Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051 Entry via Cobblestone Pavilion, 3 Blackwood Street Dates: 10/11/2017 to 11/11/2017 Price: Free House of Vans is a place where imagination lets loose over concrete bowls, art installations, workshops and concert stages, inspiring every person who runs, rolls, or stomps through its door. House of Vans Melbourne, a two-day,... Continue Reading →

Samsung Galaxy: Growing Up

Have you seen the latest Samsung Galaxy ad mocking Apple's iPhone? It's just been viewed almost 4 million times, here it is: Featured image: Creative Commons - Sever cilla

RLWC Round two: The Winners and Losers 

RLWC Round two: The Winners and Losers WINNERS  Australia = Aussies put on a try scoring exhibition in Canberra, with four to Wade Graham. New Zealand = a 14-try rout of Scotland. Tonga = play New Zealand next weekend for top spot in Group B. England = second spot in Group A secure. PNG =... Continue Reading →

Thor: Ragnarok Review

5 Stars: If you want a break from the ever-so-serious doomsday scenarios being featured in the superheroes movies then Thor: Ragnarok is for you! That doesn't mean it's childish or just for kids, fans of Marvel would yeah.. marvel at how action and comedy were combined into a fantastic film. Full of action and never a... Continue Reading →

AVL Round 7 – Melbourne Uni Blues Wins

The Melbourne Uni Blues Women have won their 2 games against the VVA (Victorian Volleyball Academy) Vultures last weekend's Round 7 match-ups! The Uni Blues remain unbeatable in the women’s Australian Volleyball League during the past four seasons. However, they  will face their toughest test in recent history with the 2017 competition gets underway as... Continue Reading →

Eco Wear Fashion Show

Style Events & Runway Australia will present the Eco Wear Fashion Showcase to be held on 12 November 2017, at the RASV Centre, Melbourne Showgrounds. This is their fifth annual fashion show which is a great platform to showcase various brands and growing business in the ecological and sustainability industry. It displays the latest creative... Continue Reading →

Stranger Things is back

Netflix's horror/sci-fi/fantasy series Stranger Things was the breakout hit of 2016 and there was plenty of anticipation for season two. Directed by The Duffer Brothers, all nine episodes of season two were released on Friday afternoon (October 27th), allowing fans to binge watch over the weekend. Without revealing any major spoilers, ST2 lives up the hype,... Continue Reading →

New Ray-Ban Wayfarer Review

If you're in the market for a new pair of sunnies, check out the updated model of the classic Wayfarer sunglass model from Ray-Ban, here'a a comparison from the original: Credits to Shades Review, subscribe to their Youtube channel today. Featured image: Creative Commons - actor Ewan McGregor - Nicolas Genin

International Festival of Hockey

08/11/2017 to 12/11/2017 State Netball Hockey Centre, 10 Brens Drive, Parkville VIC 3052 The best international hockey in Australia will be landing on Victoria’s doorstep again this November in Melbourne and also Bendigo. This world-class tournament sees the nations of Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Japan, Pakistan and the United States of America battle it out across... Continue Reading →

Westfield Matildas vs China

22 November 2017 from 7:30pm AAMI Park The Westfield Matildas are setting the sporting world on fire and now they are heading to Melbourne to take on football powerhouse China. Fresh from their two-match series against Brazil, the recently crowned Tournament of Nations champions will play at AAMI Park on Wednesday 22 November. Don’t miss... Continue Reading →

Melbourne Invitational – Professional Bull Riding

2 December at 19:15–22:30, Hisense ArenaOlympic Boulevard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3000 Welcome to the roller coaster world of the adrenalin cowboy as they take on the nations most extreme bucking bulls in a 3 hour action packed event that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first bull of the night through to the... Continue Reading →

Rugby League World Cup preview

Another Rugby League World Cup is nearly here, with defending champions Australia (co-hosting with New Zealand and Papua New Guinea) strong favourites. Once again, the tournament's pool structure is heavily favoured towards strong teams, with six teams from Group A and B (Australia, England, France, Lebanon, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, Tonga) qualifying for finals and... Continue Reading →

Farshans on the Field

7 November at 10:00am – 5:00pm, Newmarket Reserve corner Smithfield & Epsom Roads, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 303 The Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses and Tenfingerz are joining forces to bring you 'FARSHANS ON THE FIELD'! Bringing together two of Melbourne's favourite past times - fashion and sport, they'll deliver to you a free alternative to the old ‘Race... Continue Reading →

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017

Marc Marquez has won the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2017 taking him a step closer to sealing the 2017 MotoGP™ World Championship! Marc of Repsol Honda Team will go into the final two rounds 33 points ahead of the competition putting him in good stead to take out his fourth MotoGP™ World Title. Crowd favourite... Continue Reading →

WNBL Round 2

Deakin Melbourne Boomers vs Bendigo Bank Spirit The WNBL traveled to the Geelong Arena for a Friday night clash with the Melbourne Boomers to taking on the Bendigo Spirit. An amazing atmosphere saw the Boomers secure a convincing 90-63 win over the Spirit, leading through all four quarters. Liz Cambage finished with a strong 25... Continue Reading →

Maria Sharapova is back!

Maria Sharapova, a tournament wildcard at the Tianjin Open, has finally won her first WTA title after beating Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka to win the competition at 7-5 7-6 (10-8) in a straight-sets victory last Sunday. Maria, a five-time grand slam champion, is making her comeback known after returning in April from her infamous drugs ban. Source:... Continue Reading →

Silent Disco Beachside Festival

AUSTRALIAS BIGGEST SILENT DISCO BEACHSIDE FESTIVAL MELBOURNE - FRIDAY OCTOBER 13TH - ST KILDA FORESHORE From the crew that brought you Let Go Fest, Oktoberfest St Kilda, 100% Entertainment events and more, they would like to promote their newest concept - Australia's Biggest Silent Disco Beachside Festival! WHAT IS A SILENT DISCO? Silent Disco is an event at... Continue Reading →

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek - Do you know there's a new TV series after the movies came out? It's created by CBS Network and it says: "Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered, with Star Trek: Discovery. The series features a new ship, new characters... Continue Reading →

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer

Star Wars: The Last Jedi official trailer has just been released and racked up around 5.5 million views in Youtube already! Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be shown in Australia from 14 December 2017. Watch the trailer below: For tickets, go to Event cinemas, HOYTS, Dendy, IMAX Melbourne. Featured image: Twitter - Star Wars

It’s Nadal in China Open

Australian hopeful Nick Kyrgios was nowhere near Rafael Nadal, the current World Number 1, in the finals of the China Open. Source: Creative Commons - Carine06 Nick was unable to shake off another meltdown after a seemingly unfavourable line call in the opening game of the match, which gave Rafael the opportunity to win his 6th title... Continue Reading →

David Reynolds won Bathurst 1000

Erebus Motorsport and Holden driver David Reynolds won the 2017 Bathurst 1000 after triumphing everyone and winning the race around Mount Panorama! Even though there were a number of crashes in the closing stages, David and co-driver Luke Youlden finished the line with the rain-drenched conditions during the first half of the marathon. Bathurst top... Continue Reading →

Head Scarf Trend

Looks like the Head Scarf (Fashion Turban) is fast becoming the latest accessory, on top of the fascinators, at the races this coming spring carnival! Jennifer Lopez (featured), Jennifer Hawkins, Jesinta Campbell, and Eva Mendez were all seen donning the fashionable head scarf to set this iconic spring fashion trend. Featured image: Pinterest

2017-18 WNBL Season is here!

It kicks off TONIGHT! 5 Oct 7:30pm - Jayco Dandenong Rangers v Deakin Melbourne Boomers at Dandenong Stadium! The league’s 37th consecutive season tips off on Thursday night with the Michele Timms Cup and intrastate rivalry between the Rangers and Boomers re-ignited. In unfamiliar territory compared to previous years, Dandenong have a different looking roster... Continue Reading →

Brisbane International 2018

Brisbane International 2018 presented by Suncorp will be held at Queensland Tennis Centre from 31 December 2017 to 7 January 2018. The tournament is part of the Emirates Australian Open Series.  Defending champions Grigor Dimitrov and Karolina Pliskova return to Brisbane! Defending champions world No.8 Grigor Dimitrov (BUL) and world No.4 Karolina Pliskova (CZE) will both... Continue Reading →

Mastercard Hopman Cup 2018

The Mastercard Hopman Cup, Western Australia’s premier sporting event, will return to Perth Arena from 30 December to 6 January 2018! The Mastercard Hopman Cup is the official mixed team competition of the International Tennis Federation and is proudly supported locally by the State Government, through Tourism WA. The event will take place at Perth... Continue Reading →

Living Art: Body Painting Competition

2 Nov and 7 Dec 2017 all from 7:30pm Speakeasy HQ, Apollo Theatre Room, 522 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000 Come visit Speakeasy HQ's gallery of living, breathing art! Using skin as empty canvases, watch masterpieces be created before your eyes. Body art pays homage to ancient rituals and traditions while also drawing on elements... Continue Reading →

Calendar Girls: Review

4 STARS: A fundraising effort for a local hospital, nonetheless by posing nude for a calendar, proves to be a worldwide hit. What a bunch of extraordinary ladies! They were able to persuade each another to pose all natural for a charity calendar, who would have thought that the idea would become a global sensation! This... Continue Reading →

Melbourne Storm win NRL Premiership

Melbourne have won the 2017 NRL grand final, beating North Queensland 34-6 at Homebush tonight. After such a dominant season (22 wins, four losses and the minor premiership), many expected Melbourne to beat a Cowboys team who'd clawed from eight spot with three weeks of sudden-death football. After a close opening 20 minutes (with the... Continue Reading →

Emotional Boundaries of Mental Illness

It’s hard to love through the sadness.. When you turn on the radio, there’s a good chance you’ll hear a few love songs playing on each station. Similarly, when you’re searching for a good movie to watch, there’s a whole section dedicated to a romantic genre. There’s even a day dedicated to love; hell, there... Continue Reading →

Fashion Awards Australia

TAFE/New & Emerging Designers Awards, 13th Oct 2017, 7pm The Encore Events Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing VIC Fashion Awards Australia (FAA) is a not-for-profit fashion and design based event that is committed to giving recognition to, and ultimately helping in the development of students in textile and fashion departments of the secondary and TAFE... Continue Reading →

NRL Grand Final Preview

MELBOURNE STORM V NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS, ANZ STADIUM, SYDNEY 1 October 2017 After six months and 190-odd games, the final NRL game is here, with contrasting fortunes. Melbourne cruised to the minor premiership, beat a valiant Parramatta and thrashed Brisbane to make the grand final. North Queensland were planning an early Mad Monday on the... Continue Reading →

NRL Preliminary Finals: The Winners and Losers 

WINNERS  Melbourne = off to another grand final after nine straight wins. North Queensland = from eighth to the grand final. Incredible. LOSERS  Brisbane = Melbourne were too good for them. Sydney Roosters = massive disappointment after a great season.

Calendar Girls

27/09/2017 to 07/10/2017 Based on the true story of eleven women who posed nude for their annual calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls is a raucous comedy about friendship, determination and hope. Synopsis: Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris agree to raise money for a... Continue Reading →

NRL Preliminary Finals preview

Friday night: Melbourne v Brisbane, AAMI Park All the cards point to a Melbourne win; it's their second straight home final after a week off, while Brisbane are recovering from a bruising sudden-death win over Penrith. With no AFL finals on Friday night, this is a big chance for Storm fans to pack AAMI Park... Continue Reading →

Australia’s Davis Cup Semifinal Bid

Belgium defeat Australia 3-2 in Davis Cup semifinal Brussels, Belgium: Belgium has defeated Australia 3-2 on day three of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas semifinals. Belgium’s world No.12 David Goffin defeated Nick Kyrgios in four sets 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 6-4 to level the tie and secure his first win over the Australian in four meetings. Captain Lleyton Hewitt called upon Jordan Thompson to take on Steve Darcis in the live... Continue Reading →

NRL Semi-Finals: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Brisbane = booked a blockbuster preliminary final in Melbourne. North Queensland = saved from an early Mad Monday by Canterbury, now one win from the grand final. LOSERS  Penrith = brave effort at Lang Park. Parramatta = straight-sets finals exit sours a brilliant season.

Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest

The Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest will see lederhosen clad party-goers shouting 'Prost' from the top of their lungs in 2017! Taking place at the Royal Exhibition Building, this incredible heritage listed building rivals the great Bavarian beer halls of Germany and plays host to the most traditional Oktoberfest event Melbourne has seen, with German oompah bands,... Continue Reading →

NRL Semi-Finals preview

Friday night: Brisbane v Penrith, Lang Park Redemption time for the Broncos after their close loss to the Roosters. Penrith will be full of confidence after beating Manly (albeit controversially) but Brisbane infront of a packed Lang Park will be too strong. BRISBANE BY SIX Saturday night: Parramatta v North Qld, Homebush Both sides surprised... Continue Reading →

Green Room

Melbourne's Fringe Festival showcases some of Australia's best theatre talents, and that definitely includes James Mountain's 'Green Room'

NRL Finals Week One: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Sydney Roosters = into the preliminary final...just. Melbourne = did enough to beat Parramatta after trailing 10-4 at halftime. Penrith = through to semi finals after controversial win over Manly. North Qld = brilliant comeback win against Cronulla. LOSERS Brisbane = fought back from 18-6 down and nearly won. Have a home semi final... Continue Reading →

Melbourne Fashion Week Runway Four

Be the first to see 2017 spring/summer looks at MFW’s Premium Runway Four featuring your favorite designers (click on the link to see the whole collection): Carla Zampatti Megan Park Rachel Gilbert Rebecca Vallance Thurley Yeojin Bae Armed with loyal followings, the labels showing in Premium Runway Four are renowned for their signature styles and... Continue Reading →

NRL Finals Week One Preview

Friday night: Sydney Roosters v Brisbane, SFS With the home ground advantage, the Roosters should earn a preliminary final spot, especially with Darius Boyd injured. Brisbane have the safety net of a Lang Park semi-final if they lose. Last time they played at the SFS, the Roosters won a tight one. SYDNEY ROOSTERS BY TWO... Continue Reading →

MFW Docklands Collection Pop-Up

Melbourne takes fashion to the streets! Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) presents special fashion moments at different city locations throughout this week of fun and fashion. The Docklands Collection Pop-Up featured a display of new season collections from fashion retailers, DJ sets with Fia Fiell and Maya Hirasedo, and three live fashion moments with models wearing the... Continue Reading →

Diesel Bar & Eatery Launch

No one can talk about what they do not know, so we are inviting you to get to know the new slick Diesel Bar & Eatery on Wednesday 20th September, 6.30pm-9.30pm at 202 Lt. Lonsdale Street, Melbourne Sip on specialty cocktails while you enjoy a taste of our mouth-watering share plates. Off-the record and glamorous, Diesel... Continue Reading →

NRL 2017: the also-rans

So the NRL 2017 finals are upon us, with Melbourne, Sydney Roosters, Brisbane, Parramatta, Cronulla, Manly, Penrith, North Queensland graduating to September. What about the teams that didn't make it? ST. GEORGE-ILLAWARRA = Possibly the ultimate choke, the Dragons seemed destined to play finals but won just three of their last nine. They still had... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 26: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS Brisbane = briefly in second place after beating North Qld. Parramatta = top four place sealed after another Semi hat-trick. Sydney Roosters = second place secure after a close one against Gold Coast. Manly = earnt a "home" elimination final at the SFS. Melbourne = nice tune-up against Canberra and ready for bigger challenges... Continue Reading →

Emporium turns blush for MSFW!

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is just around the corner and what better way to kick off this year's event than by turning the city blush with Emporium's free open-air runway this Friday 1st Sept 2017!  Set in the back drop of this season's blush tones on Little Bourke Street from 6pm, Emporium will welcome to... Continue Reading →

Solving the NRL’s crowd problem

The NRL has had a tough time with crowds this season. While loyal Queenslanders pack Lang Park every other week, attendances in Sydney have been poor to downright embarrassing, especially at the SFS and Homebush. While a packed Homebush for Origin is a marvellous sight, seeing only 10,000 show for a club game is a... Continue Reading →

Australia lose to Bangladesh

After the long-running contract dispute was resolved, Australia finally got to play cricket...and it didn't end well. In what should have been an Ashes warm up for the visitors, Bangladesh won the first Test at Mirpur by 20 runs. Australia's biggest problem was their inability to conquer the spinners - the same issue the hurt... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 26 Preview

Thursday night: North Queensland v Brisbane, Townsville  Another Queensland epic awaits; North Queensland have a top eight spot to play for, while Brisbane can still finish top two. The Broncos will be keen to mend hurt pride after the Parramatta loss, which'll be enough in another classic. BRISBANE BY ONE  Friday night: Parramatta v Souths,... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 25: The Winners and Losers

WINNERS  Parramatta = big win at Lang Park - with four tries to Semi Radradra - puts them in the top four. Canberra = was still a finals chance after beating Newcastle...until Manly won. North Qld = finals spot secure, now to get a home elimination final. Canterbury = building momentum for 2018. Melbourne =... Continue Reading →

Southern Cross DanceSports Championships

The prestigious Southern Cross DanceSport Championship was held this year in the Grand Ballroom at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins on Saturday 29th July. Full set of images taken by our chief editor can be found here. The Championships was hosted by the Australian Dancing Society including the results of the dance competition can be found... Continue Reading →

Melbourne Fashion Week!

Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) is just around the corner and kicks off on 1 September with a week-long celebration of the best of fashion Melbourne has to offer! MFW 2017 presents over 150 events across the city, including Premium Runways with the country's leading designers, industry workshops, exhibitions, parties, films, music, and free fashion experiences.... Continue Reading →

NRL Round 25 Preview

Thursday night: Brisbane v Parramatta, Lang Park Brisbane can get a step closer to sealing a top two spot by beating Parramatta. The Eels rebounded against Gold Coast but the Broncos should be too strong. BRISBANE BY 12 Friday night: Canberra v Newcastle, Bruce Stadium Technically Canberra are still a "mathematical chance" for the finals,... Continue Reading →

The NRL home stretch

With two rounds left in the NRL, the top eight is just about sorted, with only St. George-Illawarra and Canberra an outside chance. Put a big black line through Souths, Canterbury, NZ Warriors, Gold Coast Titans, Wests Tigers and Newcastle. Melbourne (40 points) have deservedly secured a second straight minor premiership, a fitting reward for... Continue Reading →

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