The final preparations are underway for tomorrow’s AFL and NRL preliminary finals, as the Wallabies leave for South Africa.

Paige Hasaballah reports.


The Sydney Swans coach says he’s hopeful Chris Dawes will have fully recovered from a knee injury and will be ready to play if the Swans are to barge their way into next week’s AFL Grand Final.

John Longmire, Sydney Swans Coach: “We saw the vision as you guys did of him training yesterday and he looked really good so you know at this stage we expect him to play.”

The Magpies will fly to Sydney tonight after attending former teammate John McCarthy’s funeral.

In NRL Manly’s Anthony Watmough has admitted using a controversial sleeping pill, Stillnox, in 2005 and believes this led to his four-year Origin exile.

The Sea Eagles face the Melbourne Storm tomorrow night, meanwhile the Rabbitoh’s prepare for their clash with the Bulldogs.

Coach Michael Maguire couldn’t be happier with hooker Isaac Luke since he returned from being dropped for poor discipline.

Michael Maguire, South Sydney Coach: “Well everyone knows what to expect as a group and you know we bounce back and he’s come back and performed the way he should’ve.”

South Sydney are looking to reach their first grand final since 1971.

And the Wallabies flew out to South Africa today for the Away Leg of their Rugby Championship campaign.

The Wallabies will tackle the Springboks on Sunday week and then travel to Argentina.

Paige Hasaballah, QUT News.