In sport, it’s been a big weekend in football.

The Wallabies defeated Italy in their first match of the Rugby World Cup, while there have been massive contract deals signed in AFL and soccer.

Sarah Richards reports.


It was just the start the Wallabies wanted for their World Cup campaign, a crushing 32-6 win over Italy, in Auckland yesterday.

And flyhalf James O’Connor may well have convinced selectors to let him return to the starting 15 against Ireland next Saturday, scoring within 10 minutes of taking to the field to replace Anthony Faingaa.

James O’Connor, Wallabies Player: “I’m not gonna lie, I want to be starting. I want my spot back but, yeah, it’s out of my hands, it’s in the selector’s hands now and to be honest I want the best for the team.”

He lost his starting spot last month, after he missed the World Cup official squad announcement.

In AFL, the Greater Western Sydney Giants have secured former Demons’ player Tom Scully for a massive $6-million.

Scully signed a six year deal, only two years in to his career.

And in soccer, Melbourne Victory’s newest recruit, Harry Kewell, today arrived in Melbourne.

More than 200 fans greeted the international footy star at Melbourne Airport to celebrate his A-League signing.

Sarah Richards, QUT News.