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Aussie 7s miss out on Quarter Final race in Cape Town

The Australian Men’s Sevens team have missed out on the battle for the top eight having fallen to the USA and New Zealand in two tough, Pool B encounters on Day One of the Cape Town Sevens in South Africa.

Australia will battle it out for crucial Series Points to ensure the best possible seeding heading into the HSBC Sydney Sevens, that kicks off on the Australia Day Long weekend at Allianz Stadium in 2018.


South Africa to face Fiji in Cape Town quarter-final

The Springbok Sevens finished the first day of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens as one of three undefeated teams and will face Fiji in the Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

The Blitzboks outplayed Russia 40-5, France 31-5 and Kenya 26-7 in Pool A on a day that saw a number of upsets in the Cape Town Stadium, with speedster Seabelo Senatla also reaching a special milestone in the green and gold.


Records smashed in successful opening weekend of Rebel WBBL|03

Thousands of fans packed into North Sydney Oval and hundreds of thousands more tuned in to watch records tumble as the third season of the Rebel Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) opened in scintillating fashion across a blockbuster weekend.

A crowd of more than 8,726 fans headed to the picturesque North Sydney Oval for four of the six matches of the weekend, with the remaining two matches being hosted at Glenelg’s Gliderol Stadium. Crowds were treated to incredible cricketing feats, a wonderful family friendly atmosphere, and plenty of off-field entertainment. 


Australian Open to launch authentic video game experience

Fans can play alongside champions Rafael Nadal & Angelique Kerber in AO Tennis, the most authentic tennis game ever developed, to be launched in January 2018.

AO Tennis is the first tennis game to market since 2012 and is the first ever to incorporate decades of real match statistical data to accurately recreate the playing styles of stars like Nadal and Kerber within the game. 


2017 World Rowing Award winners revealed

A year of break-out performances and the rise of new names has helped shape the winners of the 2017 World Rowing Awards, presented by the World Rowing Federation, FISA.

The return to the top of the mighty German men’s eight earns them World Rowing Male Crew of the Year. The powerful single sculler, Jeannine Gmelin of Switzerland is the World Rowing Female Crew of the Year. The darling of Norwegian rowing, Birgit Skarstein is the World Rowing Para Crew of the Year winner.  Coach of the World Champion French lightweight men’s double sculls, Alexis Besancon is the World Rowing Coach of the Year. The World Rowing Distinguished Service to Rowing goes to Australia’s John Boultbee.


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