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Johnathan Thurston distressed but hopeful after being ruled out for State of Origin game one

Written by Maudy Veltema The visibly upset Rugby League legend arrives on a push bike with his head hanging low and his eyes looking sad. Johnathan Thurston’s ongoing shoulder injury has ruled him out for the first game of his

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Origin question mark remains over Thurston’s shoulder

Johnathan Thurston is expected to know whether he’ll be fit enough to play in next week’s Origin opener by Sunday. The Maroons are now in camp on the Gold Coast to prepare for round one of the series. Ben Downie

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Ballot for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games tickets about to close

The countdown to the 2018 Commonwealth Games is on. Eleven months out the first round of tickets are already sold out. But if you missed out, don’t give up hope just yet. Bryce Heaton reports.

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Mother’s Day out on the water

It’s an annual event which now attracts competition from around the country. Paddlers enjoyed Mother’s Day out on the water for the Annual Macleay Island Classic. Charlotte Tully reports.

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Broncos Girls Academy receives funding boost

Many people may not know it, but the Broncos has a girls academy. It’s not about footy. It’s about supporting indigenous girls in high school and now Canberra’s kicked in with more funding. Emily Kuehner reports.

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Gender equality promised at 2018 Commonwealth Games

For the first time in Commonwealth Games history, both men and women will compete for an equal number of medals on the Gold Coast. Seven new events have been added to the women’s program. Katherine Willis reports.

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A speedy start at Bathurst

Four-time winner Jamie Whincup has claimed provisional pole for Sunday’s Bathurst 1000. He didn’t break his own lap record, but still topped qualifying at Mount Panorama. Whincup held out a fast-finishing Scott McLaughlin. Jenny Archdall reports.

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Brisbane Bullets back for NBL season

The Brisbane Bullets basketball team are bouncing back… after almost a decade off the court. New head coach Andrejs Lemanis will lead the team into tonight’s opening game of the season. Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito reports.

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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

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NRL Stars ruled out of Four Nations squad

Andrew Fifita and Parramatta winger Semi Radradra have both been ruled out of selection for the Australian Four Nations squad due to off-field issues. That’s despite Fifita scoring the match-winning try in the Sharks’ drought-breaking NRL grand final triumph. Meg

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