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Cricket: Hobart triumph a beacon for Black Caps

Cricket: Hobart triumph a beacon for Black Caps

New Zealand will draw confidence from one of their best fighting victories of recent years when they seek to level the test series against England at Leeds.

League: Veterans lead Queensland to Origin win

League: Veterans lead Queensland to Origin win

They were derided as "Dad's Army" in the build-up, but Queensland captain Cameron Smith says their nail-biting win in the State of Origin opener is proof there is no substitute for experience.

Abuser priest didn't confess offending

Gerald Francis Ridsdale says he did not tell anyone he had abused children when he was first ordained because he was afraid of being kicked out of the priesthood.

Black Saturday action settles for $300m

Black Saturday bushfire victims will share in $300 million after a settlement between them and energy company AusNet Services was approved by a Melbourne court.

Aust would take back IS fighters: Dutton

Dual nationals fighting with groups such as Islamic State would be taken back by Australia if their citizenship was stripped by another country, even if they were known to be committing acts of terrorism, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says.

Rugby: Retallick, Savea sign long-term NZ deals

Rugby: Retallick, Savea sign long-term NZ deals

World-class pair Brodie Retallick and Julian Savea have become the first All Blacks to commit through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in a major boost for New Zealand Rugby.

Football: Smeltz signs new two-year Sydney FC deal

If there's been one beneficiary of Marc Janko's departure from Sydney FC, it's Shane Smeltz.

Man arrested over cow gallstone theft

Gallstones are something most people would be happy to part with - but not if they're running an abattoir and the stones are worth $20,000 per kilogram.

Cricket: Hesson defends below-par bowlers

Cricket: Hesson defends below-par bowlers

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has defended bowlers Mark Craig and Tim Southee after the pair struggled to make an impact during the first-test loss to England at Lord's.

Rugby: Hurricanes records loom for Nonu, Thrush

Rugby: Hurricanes records loom for Nonu, Thrush

All Blacks Ma'a Nonu and Jeremy Thrush will set Hurricanes records for longevity after being named for Friday's Super Rugby match against the Crusaders in Nelson.

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