Grass is greener on Woodend Oval

PITCH PERFECT: Club members Mark Osborne with Ken Schoeman, MP for Ipswich Jennifer Howard, councillor Anthony Antonelli and Ipswich Rangers president Jason Dutton unveil the new irrigation system at Wooodend Park.

Field upgrade paves the way for Ipswich Rangers

OPINION: Gollan grabs double figures

CONTENDER: Trainer Tony Gollan continues his strong track record with a Friday double in Ipswich.

Turf Chat with Brett Kitching

New honour for young Olympian

Principal Judith Finan awards the second Mercy Medallion to Leah Neale.

Olympian sets her sights on making Tokyo games

Bluebird co-captains have Swifts singing

ON SONG: Cameron Wood and Dylan Hickson beat the rain and a new challenger on the weekend.

Club captains steer the ship for Swifts

Lightning strikes out twice

TWINKLE TOES: Musketeers Brad 'Mr Reliable' Dutton shows off his quick feet and he slides into second base safely on Sunday.

Pine Hills sent packing by Muskets

Dual century to 'bash brothers'

DETERMINED RUN: The bowling combination of Sean Lutter (pictured), Nicholas De Giusti and Adam Smith put the Ipswich Hornets in control against the Sunshine Coast visitors.

Siblings steam-roll Ipswich to victory with an unstoppable assault f

Cumming silences Thunder

Brothers bowler Craig Cumming brought up his 300th wicket in proper style on the weekend.

Vice captain's seven wicket haul saves Brothers

Players don't want bye just before finals

The AFL players' association says 80% of footballers would prefer two in-season byes after league bosses slated a return for the round 23 bye.

No fear for young Bulls

IN THE PINK: Chris Hartley is ready to face a near-Test line-up NSW team.

Chris Hartley says the Bulls will be strong this season.

Conte hits back over humiliation claim

Chelseas team manager Antonio Conte, right, and Manchester Uniteds team manager Jose Mourinho talk after the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte denies trying to humiliate Joe Mourinho

Banned Kyrgios up to 13th in world

Nick Kyrgios has climbed to a career-high 13th on the world rankings.

Banned Nick Kyrgios up to a career-high 13th on the world rankings.

Last chance for Khawaja, Burns to shine

Dropped Test batsmen Joe Burns (left) and Usman Khawaja will be looking for runs for Queensland against NSW at the Gabba.

Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns will be looking for runs against NSW

Itoje injures hand, in doubt for England

England player Maro Itoje (left) is in doubt for the visiting tourists with an injured hand.

England lock Maro Itoje is a doubt for the autumn internationals.

Mumm to miss one match for elbowing

Dean Mumm will miss the Wallabies' first match on the northern tour.

Wallabies backrower Dean Mumm to miss opening game of spring tour.

Jeff Horn goes from bully fighter to world beater

Welterweight boxer Jeff Horn goes through some training moves after a press conference in Brisbane.

Aussie at No.3 in the WBO rankings and can go higher this month.

Chaz Mostert has another mountain to climb

Chaz Mostert is rapt to be back on the mountain.

Driver describes Mount Panorama as more akin to a roller-coaster.

Will Davison: Mountain high, history steep

FAMILY TRADITION: Will Davison will contest his 13th Bathurst 1000 this weekend on the track where he drove alongside the late great Peter Brock in 2004 and won with Garth Tander in 2009.

Bathurst holds a particularly special place in the heart of Davison

Meninga tackles his family's past

Rugby league great Mal Meninga traces his ancestry in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

League great keen to take on the challenge.

Bulldogs win helps drive Supercars star Scott McLaughlin

Scott McLaughlin is heading to Bathurst in pursuit of a maiden win on the famous circuit.

Rising star looking to conquer own mountain

Who has the longest drought in Australian sport?

The Sydney Swans celebrate winning the 2005 AFL grand final against West Coast.

We look at the teams that have endured the longest waits for glory.

No love lost between trans-Tasman rivals

Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika.

Two old rivals cannot stand each other.

Second Brisbane team well worth considering

Miron Bleiberg during his time as Gold Coast United coach.

Consortium reportedly ready to put up the money for a second team.

Cahill sets the benchmark for nation's athletes

Tim Cahill of Melbourne City celebrates after scoring against the Victory.

In every respect Tim Cahill delivered on his A-League debut.

Still some big 'ifs' over Postecoglou's Socceroos

Tomas Rogic of Australia and Genki Haraguchi of Japan contest possession during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

Coach wants Australia to one day challenge for a World Cup.

Fans deserve better from superbrat Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios of Australia was warned by the umpire at the Shanghai Masters that he had to at least make out he was trying.

Aussie put in a bizarre display at the Shanghai Masters.

Good riddance Andrew, our game doesn't need you

Andrew Fifita of the Sharks celebrates following his team's win over the Storm in the NRL grand final.

Fifita was a controversial non-selection in the Kangaroos squad.

Kangaroos gearing up for the unknown against Scotland

Josh Dugan of the Kangaroos is tackled during the Test match between Australian and the New Zealand Kiwis at nib Stadium in Perth earlier this month.

Australia will play the Bravehearts in Hull to start Four Nations.

Foran set to meet with NRL's integrity unit

Kieran Foran at a post-match media conference last year when he was captain of the Eels.

Troubled star Kieran Foran's road to redemption starts next week.

England off to winning start under Bennett

England rugby league coach Wayne Bennett, from Australia.

Perfect workout for England ahead of the Four Nations series.

Could Broncos lifeline lead to a resurgent Benji Marshall?

Benji Marshall has signed a one-year deal with the Brisbane Broncos.

Vaughan signs three-year deal with the Dragons

Paul Vaughan of the Raiders looks for an offload. He has agreed to join the Dragons next year.

The forward has represented NSW Country for the past three years.

Bennett wants my job, says Meninga

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga answers questions at a press conference.

Kangaroos boss turns up the heat on England rival.

O'Meara deal hinged on Lyons, Suns coach reveals

Adelaide's Jarryd Lyons runs with the ball. He will join the Suns next season.

Suns coach says club was ready to stick to its guns over midfielder.

Hawks finally get their man O'Meara

New Hawks recruit Jaeger O'Meara poses at Waverley Park.

Hawthorn and Gold Coast reach agreement after a tense stand-off.

Rockliff to stay with Lions under new coach

Tom Rockliff of the Brisbane Lions will be staying put.

Former skipper had been at the centre of trade speculation.

Wasteful Roar need to improve

Thomas Kristensen of the Roar (right) celebrates with teammates after scoring against the Mariners.

Jamie Maclaren guilty of missing chances against Mariners.

Winless Reds not hitting the panic button

Tarek Elrich of Adelaide United celebrates his goal against the Victory.

Tarek Elrich says reigning champion can turn around a poor start.

Gunners, Spurs frustrated by goalless draws

West Bromwich Albion's Gareth McAuley (left) and Liverpool's Sadio Mane battle for the ball.

But result still takes Arsenal to the top of the table.

Spurs boss wants to keep Alli's wild side

Tottenham's Dele Alli has been booked only once this season.

Tottenham going for a spot at the top of the EPL.

Reds' former Victory star to face old side

Jesse Makarounas of Adelaide competes for the ball with Dimas Delgado of the Wanderers.

Jesse Makarounas played 36 times for the Victory.

Roar looking to come back from thrashing

BAN SERVED: Brisbane will be looking to captain Matt McKay for inspiration.

John Aloisi expects a tough contest from the Central Coast Mariners.

Injured Steketee out of Matador Cup final

Injured Bulls fast bowler Mark Steketee (centre) will miss the one-day cup final on Sunday.

Mark Steketee is out of the Bulls squad for the Matador Cup final.

Scorchers bowlers up for the challenge in state first grade

SENDING ONE DOWN: Scorchers player Kobi Griggs in action.

Region's top cricket team faces a test at Ipswich.

Starc warning as quick prepares for comeback

Australian cricketer Mitchell Starc bowls in a practice session.

Bowler ready for his comeback in Sheffield Shield opener.

Tough defence helps Diamonds finish series with a win

The Australian Diamonds have taken out the Constellation Cup for the fourth straight year, edging the Silver Ferns 49-45 in a heated finale in Invercargill.

Ferns preparing to unleash new tactic in series finale

Caitlin Bassett of Australia and Anna Harrison of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

New Zealand has trialled the new move in training this week.

Diamonds coach slams Channel Nine

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander speaks to her players.

Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander slams push for two-point shot.

Diamonds coach concerned by burn-out despite Test win

Gabi Simpson of Australia challenges Grace Rasmussen of New Zealand during game three of the Constellation Cup netball series.

Lisa Alexander believes the Constellation Cup schedule poses a risk.

Silver Ferns ready to host Diamonds

Gretel Tippett of the Diamonds looks to pass during game two of the Constellation Cup series in Launceston.

Third clash in series may be a survival of the fittest.

Ipswich courts host 1000 school games

TOP CLASS: Caitlyn Nevins (pictured right) from the Firebirds will present the winning medals at this weekends Samsung Primary Schools Cup in Ipswich.

Junior netball descends on Ipswich grounds

Silver Ferns shock Diamonds to level series

Laura Langman of the Silver Ferns is surrounded by Diamonds players during game two of the Constellation Cup series.

New Zealand stunned the world champions with a ferocious fightback.

Kiwis plan easy run for Pentathlon in Gold Cup

Trainer John Wheeler and jockey Luke Nolen are hoping a change in riding tactics will put long-shot Pentathlon right in the mix in the Moonee Valley Gold Cup.

Youth group taking over TV screens at home and abroad

YOUTH CUTTING: ACHYG Riders Madeline McKeown and Callie Malmborg.

Australian Cutting Horse Youth Group in action

Hartnell ready to challenge Winx

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, goes through her paces in trackwork ahead of the Cox Plate.

Winx is worthy of her place as favourite.

Hartnell ready to challenge Winx

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, goes through her paces in trackwork ahead of the Cox Plate.

Winx, ridden by Hugh Bowman, is worthy of her place as favourite.

Punters can't get enough of Winx

Hugh Bowman (centre) rides Winx to victory in the Caulfield Stakes earlier this month.

The five-year-old to start the shortest-price favourite since 2010.

Yankee Rose bringing 'A-game' to Cox Plate, says trainer

Jockey Dean Yendall on Yankee Rose celebrates winning the Spring Champion Stakes at Randwick.

David Vandyke gives his dual Group 1 winner a chance.

Scott hoping to go one better in Kuala Lumpur

Adam Scott missed his first cut in more than a year at the Japan Open last week but will be looking for something a lot better at the CIMB Classic.

Ko gives caddie the boot

Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship in South Korea.

World No.1 has split with Australian Jason Hamilton.

Woods 'can't push it' on road to recovery, says Day

Tiger Woods laughs with Jason Day before at last year's British Open at St Andrews in Scotland.

Jason Day says Tiger Woods will not be back on tour until next year.

Johnson claims top tour award

Dustin Johnson reacts after making a birdie on the 18th hole during the final round of the US Open golf championship at Oakmont Country Club in June.

American named the PGA Tour's player of the year.