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Australians in the NFL, Jesse Williams on NRL, rugby players making leap, American football

Super Bowl champion Jesse Williams has revealed that “a lot” of high profile NRL and rugby union players have messaged him about jumping codes, to pursue an American Football career. Williams wasn’t the first Australian to play in the NFL, but his disrupted career was by far the most inspirational, and continues to motivate others …

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Melbourne restaurant owner set to fly to space Thursday on Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Blue Origin has scheduled a Thursday morning launch for its sixth New Shepard crewed mission, which will take Pineapples owner Steve Young and five companions soaring into space, according to News 6 partner Florida Today. The suborbital rocket-capsule’s NS-22 launch window opens at 9:30 am from rural West Texas. A webcast …

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Ballarat rugby union club misses home games as Melbourne teams forfeit due to distance

The distance between Ballarat and Melbourne is the same in both directions. But several Melbourne-based rugby teams say the trip out of the city is too far to travel for a game. Key points: The Ballarat Highlanders have missed out on two home matches this year due to Melbourne-based clubs forfeiting Bendigo, Shepparton and Mornington …

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Rugby-Rebel with a cause: Gibbon targets Wallabies debut after near-miss

Late-blooming Melbourne Rebels prop Matt Gibbon feels his Wallabies hopes now lie on stronger shoulders after a test debut went begging three years ago under Michael Cheika. The 27-year-old loosehead was included in Dave Rennie’s squad for the tour of Argentina after impressing Australia ‘A’ in the Pacific Nations Cup. Gibbon trained with the Wallabies …

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Eddie Jones wants to coach Rabbitohs, Wallabies, England rugby union, future, contract, Jason Demetriou

There were whispers three years ago that Eddie Jones may return to Australia to take up a new coaching role with the South Sydney Rabbitohs. It never eventuated, but that does not mean the ambitions to coach in the NRL are gone. Rather, according to The Sydney Morning HeraldJones “has told his inner circle his …

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Eddie Jones set to join Wallabies in 2024, England rugby, Australian rugby, Dave Rennie

Just days after being called a “traitor” by a SCG patron, Eddie Jones could yet rejoin the Wallabies coaching structure in the lead-up to Australia’s men’s World Cup in 2027. Just days after overseeing England’s 2-1 series win over the Wallabies Down Under, it’s understood conversations are taking place with Jones to try and lure …

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Taniela Tupou injury, best thing to ever happen to me, Brad Thorn, Queensland Reds

In one of the most starting admissions in Australian rugby for years, Taniela Tupou says being injured and away from the Queensland Reds was “the best thing to ever happen” to him. In a candid interview ahead of his return to the field for the first time since May, the new father, who celebrated his …

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Wallabies vs England second Test, team news, Andrew Kellaway, Kurtley Beale targets All Blacks return, video, highlights

Kurtley Beale says he is excited by the added competition presented by Andrew Kellaway as he targets a return against the All Blacks in late September. Beale, 33, touched down in Sydney last Friday and was up in Queensland on Monday to check in with Wallabies officials as he recovers from a hamstring rupture after …

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Inside the former flour mill in Kyneton near Melbourne lovingly transformed into a grand family home

An old 1850s-built flour mill has been turned into a grand character-filled country estate with a billiards room, library, gallery space, stables and guest cottage. The 56-room former Campaspe Mill is in the scenic countryside of Kyneton, just over an hour north-east of Melbourne and was made into a family home by Bill and Helen …

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Jetstar leaves behind Monash University students’ $100,000 rocket entered in US competition

Uni students’ dreams of competing in US engineering competition are almost ruined after Jetstar ‘misplaced’ their $100,000 rocket design Melbourne uni students land in US but their $100,000 rocket left in Sydney Scramble to get rocket to New Mexico to take part in prestigious competition Days of frantic interaction and media inquiries with Jetstar lead …

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