Folau can think what he likes, but he should keep his mouth shut

Loading Clearly Folau doesn’t want to make that compromise. But he should, for history shows when religion and sport collide, something has to give. He’s not being asked to compromise his beliefs or even temper his passion. He’s simply being asked to reconsider how he expresses his views. And the reality is, if he can’t do that, the compromise may well be that he can no longer play the game he loves, and as a result, earn the millions of dollars a year he currently enjoys. Folau is not the…

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Seibold refuses to panic over Broncos sorry start

Loading “We’ve had a really challenging start with Melbourne and the Roosters and some in-form teams,” Seibold said. “Three of the last four games we’ve been there or thereabouts right at the death. When they don’t go your way you are very disappointed but, for me, it’s really important to be composed and look at the bigger picture. “The club has gone in a specific direction. If you look at the players who are not here this year who were there last year, Josh McGuire, Sam Thaiday, Jordan Kahu – they’re…

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Who will live in GoT?

The relative lack of controversial bloodshed in last week’s show has only intensified speculation ahead of today’s episode 2. Obviously only a handful of people truly know, so we’re going to do our best Three-Eyed Raven impression and try to predict what will happen. Remember you can make your picks too — and stand in line to win a $10,000 Iron Throne — with our super-fun game at NewsGoTChallenge.com.au. Bear in mind that GoT creator George RR Martin has previously said the ending will be “bittersweet”. However, his seventh book…

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Bankwest Stadium boosted by $1 million Australia-first underground technology

“It gives us the ability to control the moisture level in the profile through a heavy deluge, but it also gives us the ability to push air through the profile as well,” Bankwest Stadium head curator Graeme Logan said. “It almost works like a reverse-cycle air conditioner in that you can push moisture into the profile and also remove it. In a huge deluge of rain – say if you got 60mm or 70mm – you can pull the moisture out of the surface and have it back in playing…

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Betts kicks a bag as Crows claim a win to remember over Suns

As comprehensive as the resurrection was, it came from modest beginnings. Only Lachlan Murphy’s major after the quarter-time siren prevented an ugly, goalless opening term, sadly befitting the 17th and 18th ranked attacks in the competition. The Suns finally registered their first goal, five minutes into the second term, when emerging midfielder Brayden Fiorini threaded a clever left-foot goal but it was a rare shining light for the visitors who, after such a promising, miserly opening, opened up badly. Carried away: Eddie Betts is shouldered off the field through a…

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Bolt from the Blues a reward for patience with emerging stars

Ahead of their date with the Dogs, the Blues watched the dying minutes of the Gold Coast loss, forensically reviewing what went wrong. Bolton hailed his players for the way they handled a crushing defeat. Handy contribution: Sam Petrevski-Seton in against against the Bulldogs.Credit:AAP “We’ve been building toward this,” Bolton said. “We’ve been in games, being really really close to getting a result in the last four weeks, and internally we’ve understood that. Last week was hard to swallow, because until the last 10 seconds, we had the game. I…

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Newcastle reach crisis point in humbling by Gold Coast

As Knights legend Matthew Johns noted on Foxtel: “Two teams turned up today, both one from five, and the loser was going to be sitting on the bottom of the ladder. Only one team turned up desperate.” The loss left Newcastle equal last with one win from the first six games, ahead of only Canterbury on for-and-against statistics. It will also add to the pressure mounting on coach Brown, whose record at the helm of the Knights stands at 16 wins from 78 games, dating back to the start of…

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Rare photos of Queen released on her birthday

The Royal Family has issued a series of captivating images, charting the monarch’s remarkable life. Kensington Palace also sent out a statement on Twitter: “Wishing a very happy 93rd birthday to Her Majesty the Queen! #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty.” Queen Elizabeth II, born April 21, 1926, shares her birthday with Easter Sunday this year. MORE ROYAL NEWS: Meghan and Harry’s shock Aussie move ‘It’s a slap in the face’: Meghan blasted Meghan Markle’s birth plan is none of your business Pictures from a video released on Twitter by The Royal Family to mark…

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