Shaun Johnson bursts back to life as Cronulla Sharks beat North Queensland Cowboys

The No. 6 rifled a lovely cut-out pass for rookie Ronaldo Mulitalo to score his first try in the NRL, threw a short ball for Josh Dugan to charge over in the second half, and thought he had a third assist when Sosaia Feki dived over, only for the pass to be ruled forward. Loading Even Johnson’s dodgy right boot was in a better mood as he converted a couple of goals. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was so delighted by the overdue win, he was spotted in the sheds afterwards…

Read More

Alex Fevola has revealed she was ‘angry’ after a humiliating TV interview

The CEO of Runway Room, a chain of four hair and beauty stores with its own cosmetic line, opened up about the upsetting media appearance on Kate Meade’s Women of Influence podcast. Ms Fevola, whose partner is former AFL star Brendan Fevola, had been working as a photographer and model for years before she met the sportsman. Alex Fevola is the CEO of Runway Room. Picture: David CairdSource:News Corp Australia But in 2009 when she agreed to a live TV interview to promote her photography book Snapshot: A Portrait of…

Read More

The Benji Marshall text message that made Wests Tigers teammate Robbie Farah’s 300th game a reality

“Benji said the boys had training off Thursday but he’d float it with [former coach] Ivan [Cleary] on the Friday. “I was on the Gold Coast, Souths were playing the Titans, and Benji texted me at 7.15 that morning and said, ‘Ivan’s keen’. “I was playing that night, I played well, but all the thoughts were like ‘don’t play shit’ and ‘don’t get injured’ because I didn’t want to stuff it up. Loading “I got through the game on the Friday night, we won, then met with Ivan and it…

Read More

St George Illawarra Dragons debutant Jason Saab ready to make big impression

“‘Mary’ is a pretty humorous bloke, he had a good laugh. It wasn’t too serious but I’m pretty sure he’d like to see him in a Dragons jersey on Friday night.” Loading It just so happens that Saab’s debut happens to occur against the team the entire family grew up supporting, the Rabbitohs. Pierre couldn’t be prouder of his son, but some lines won’t be crossed. “My family and friends have been trying to get him into a Dragons jersey,” Saab said. “He’s still saying he won’t wear it.” When…

Read More

Parramatta’s Blake Ferguson sidelined indefinitely with knee infection

Parramatta winger Blake Ferguson has been sidelined indefinitely and could miss the rest of the NRL season. In a massive blow to the Eels’ finals chances, the NSW State of Origin star remains hospitalised due to a knee infection with the club unable to give a return date. Huge loss: Injured Parramatta winger Blake Ferguson.Credit:AAP Coach Brad Arthur told News Corp that the club’s medical staff was unable to put a timeline on his return to the field. Ferguson, who came to the club as a marquee signing after winning…

Read More

Rates to stay low as older Australians and mums boost the workforce

“It remains to be seen if future growth in demand will be sufficient to put pressure onthe economy’s supply capacity and lift inflation in a reasonable timeframe,” he said. “It is certainly possible that this is the outcome. But if demand growth is not sufficient, the[RBA] board is prepared to provide additional support by easing monetary policy further.” Markets put the chance of a rate cut at the RBA board’s August 6 meeting at just 22 per cent, but they fully expect the cash rate to be reduced to 0.75…

Read More

Wests Tigers playmaker Josh Reynolds touched by Alisha Harrison’s plight

“They have a handful of women who have reached the 15-year mark, but it’s give or take. You just don’t know. “It’s very hard to digest when you have so many kids and have just had a newborn.” As a Canterbury fan, Harrison followed the career of Josh Reynolds with great interest. A mutual friend helped put them in touch. Perhaps the Tigers playmaker could arrange some game tickets? Maybe even a signed jersey? Loading Reynolds and his partner, Belle, did more than that. The former NSW five-eighth has had…

Read More

Private health insurance ‘death spiral’ getting worse, data shows

“Young people realise the lack of value that they are getting,” he said. “If private health insurance was good value for money, it would not have a problem in attracting and retaining customers.” Only then, he said, would Australians who could afford insurance take it up, leaving those with “no other option” to be treated in the public system. The largest decline was in age group 25 to 29, down 6.9 per cent, while the largest increase was in age group 90 to 94, up 8.8 per cent. Older Australians…

Read More

Commercial factors overtake subsidies as driver of wind, solar investment

But the CER, which administers the target, said “2018 was the year in which commercial factors became a stronger driver for ongoing investment in renewables” than incentives under the target. Loading The regulator drew this conclusion because almost 3800 megawatts of renewables projects were committed to between May and December last year, despite the 23.5 per cent target having already been met and the price of certificates generated under the scheme falling rapidly. The CER report said by 2020, an additional 40,000 gigawatt hours of electricity from renewable sources would…

Read More

Souths winger forced to make early eligibility call

Under the game’s eligibility rules, players cannot switch between tier-one countries Australia, New Zealand and England, but are free to link with any other nation including Scotland. Graham’s family have not put any pressure on him and nor have the persuasive Bennett or even his English South Sydney teammate Sam Burgess. Campbell Graham could be forced to make an international eligibility call earlier than expected.Credit:AAP From a 2021 World Cup point of view, Graham’s best bet could be siding with the Old Enemy. “It’s up to Campbell, it’s his call,”…

Read More