A speedy weekend of sport ahead


It’s shaping up to be a big weekend of sport, with the Wallabies to face Argentina in London…

But back home, all eyes will be on Mt Panorama where cars are ready for action, for Sunday’s Bathurst 1000.

Jacob Miley reports.

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Crowds flocked trackside today, as cars practiced for Sunday’s showdown.

The defending V8 Supercar Champion unveiled his new matt black Ford Falcon.

He hopes the new car will help him win Bathurst for a second occasion, and save his title defence.

Mark Winterbottom, V8 Supercar Racer: “it looks like it can win, which is half the battle, you look fast you get into the oppositions mind.”

TV coverage continues at midday tomorrow.

The Wallabies are looking to continue their success at Twickenham, when they take on the Puma’s… In the Rugby Championship.

They aim to bounce back after last weekend’s loss against South Africa in Pretoria.

Australia hopes to repeat last year’s success against Argentina, at the same ground.

Will Genia, Wallabies Scrum-Half: “It’s nice to come back and I guess have those memories lingering… I Guess the other thing is we are under no illusions that it’s going to be tough.”

And the red carpet was rolled out in Sydney. for the annual ‘women in sport’ awards.

Olympic Rower Kim Brennan was awarded sports woman of the year,

Cyclist Anna Meares was recognised for her leadership role in the Rio olympics.

Anna Meares, Australian Olympian: “Lessons learnt in sport have shaped me who I am in my life and the person that I am and it was a real honour.”

While pentathlon winner Chloe Esposito took out the moment of the year award.

Jacob Miley, QUT News.