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Audience figures from State of Origin game one

Round one of the 2018 State of Origin between the New South Wales Blues and Queensland Maroons achieved 2.353m viewers across the five metro cities. This figure has increased from last years 2.348m, with Sydney...

Canterbury Apparel signs two-year deal with World Rugby

Sports apparel company Canterbury has signed a two-year deal with World Rugby for next year’s World Cup in Japan. The deal will see Canterbury become the supplier for the World Rugby U20 Championship, elite 15s and...

Sandals Resort becomes major sponsor for Cricket West Indies

Sandals Resorts will become the new principal sponsor for the West Indies cricket team. The new deal will see Sandals cover all upcoming tours, including the team’s campaign at the 2019 World Cup, until the end of 2020...

AFL to play Fourth Annual Pride Match at Etihad Stadium

Pride Cup Australia’s fourth annual AFL pride match will be played at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night between Sydney and St Kilda. We Are Pride Cup campaign launched on Wednesday morning at AFL House with the intention...

Australian Diamonds Assistant Coach Resigns

Margaret Caldow has chosen not to seek reappointment as the Australian Diamonds assistant coach for the 2018/19 netball season. Caldow was a former Diamond goal attacker captaining Australia for eight years during an...

Cricket Australia looking for new CEO after resignation

After 17-years at the top, James Sutherland has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Cricket Australia (CA) giving 12 months notice. Sutherland announced the move at a media conference in Melbourne, following the...

AFL and Telstra announce digital platform for athletes

Telstra and the AFL Players’ Association have announced what could possibly be the first deal of its kind, involving a sports league, players’ association and commercial partner. The organisations will build an online...

Adelaide Crows purchase baseball team

Australian Football League (AFL) club Adelaide Crows have made moves to become an international brand with the purchase of Adelaide Bite baseball team. The Crows hope this purchase will open them to more commercial...

Lawrence Conway to remain Chairman of Sport Wales

Welsh Government have confirmed Lawrence Conway will remain chairman of Sport Wales. Conway took charge of the troubled quango in 2017 after Paul Thomas was suspended and then sacked. Culture and Sport Minister Lord...

Victorian Government confirm Melbourne Esport Open

THE Victorian state government plan to make Melbourne the esport capital of Australia, announcing plans for the biggest event the country has ever seen. The inaugural Melbourne Esports Open is set to take place at...