The Brisbane Roar is facing a big game this weekend against Sydney FC, who are aiming for their 10th straight win on home ground.

The Roar had a light training session today in preparation for the big match.

Melissa Hunter reports.


Sydney player Brett Emerton is expected to be one of the main attractions on the field at Sydney Football Stadium tomorrow night.

But the Roar are confident they will be able to snatch a win when the team goes head to head with Sydney.

Ange Postecoglou, Brisbane Roar Coach: “Our sort of thinking last year was that we’d go to every game trying to win it, there’s no point settling for a draw.”

The Roar are hopeful to continue their unbeaten streak to 30 matches with a win against Sydney FC tomorrow night.

The captain of the Roar is looking forward to a challenge.

Matt Smith, Brisbane Roar Captain: “It doesn’t matter if we play home or away we still try and have the same force of feel about the way we play football and I think that was one of the keys to successes last year and that’s going to be no different this year.”

Australian Rugby coach Robbie Deans has announced the line-up for Sunday’s World Cup Semi-Final when Australia takes on New Zealand.

Both Kurtley Beale and Adam Ashley Cooper have been picked at full-back, but Beale will have until the last minute to prove his fitness.

Matt Burke, Ex Australian Wallaby: “If you’re not fit in play you get judged on how you play doesn’t matter so you can’t come off the game and say you weren’t right for that game. If you weren’t right you sit on the side line.”

A few key players from the All Blacks are also back from injury including Captain Richie McKaw, Israel Dagg and Richard Kahui.

In South Africa, Australia has taken the first 20/20 winning by five wickets.

18-year-old pace bowler Patrick Cummins has lived up to the pre-match hype, taking three wickets for Australia.

And reigning Tour De France Champion Cadel Evans has been honoured in Sport Australia’s Hall of Fame for being the first Aussie to take out the race.

Melissa Hunter, QUT News.