Durko's Dissections for the grand final

Tony Durkin takes a look at who will win out of the Sharks and Storm this weekend.

One last honour in reach for Storm skipper Smith

Cameron Smith of the Storm runs in to score a try.

Cameron Smith has never won the Clive Churchill Medal.

A-League going from strength to strength

Brett Holman of the Brisbane Roar, Tim Cahill of Melbourne City and Bobo of Sydney FC pose for photographs during an A-League pre-season media conference.

Brett Holman and Tim Cahill cannot wait for the new season to start.

Former Dogs ready to support club's shot at glory

Current Suns coach Rodney Eade, who was in charge of the Bulldogs from 2005-11.

Bulldogs have lost seven preliminary finals since 1961.

Greats salute Big Max

Former Test cricketer, VFL footballer, TV personality and author Max Walker.

Lovable larrikin should be remembered as not just a bit-part player.

'A larrikin who loved life and loved the game'

Former Australian rules footballer and Test cricketer Max Walker displays his trademark bowling action in the Long Room at the Melbourne Cricket Club in Melbourne.

Max Walker was the perfect foil for Lillee and Thomson.

Bulldogs won't be overawed in decider, says Swan

Sydney Swans player Josh Kennedy takes to the field during a training session at the SCG.

Sydney has the edge in grand final experience.

Team of the future brimming with talent

Latrell Mitchell of the Roosters.

We select ARM's team of future representative stars.

Breaking up is hard to do ... just ask these NRL personalities

Tigers hooker Robbie Farah, who will move to the Rabbitohs next season.

We look at the biggest NRL break-ups of 2016.

Chris Bond steeled for more Games gold in Rio

FIRED UP: Chris Bond takes the ball upfield during Australia's win over Great Britain.

Chris Bond takes pride in being a "big-game player”.

Curtis McGrath: Soldiering on at Rio Paralympics

Curtis McGrath celebrates after qualifying for the Paralympics earlier this year.

Soldier became world champion in para-canoe in just two years.

Torita Isaac fit and ready to fire in Rio

Australian Paralympic team member Torita Isaac.

The 21-year-old is among the favourites to win the Paralympics 400m.

Blood, sweat and gears: Colin Sieders' remarkable journey

Colin Sieders of Australia looks on after competing in the European canoe sprint Paralympic qualifying event in Duisburg, Germany, in May.

Colin Sieders is used to etching his name into the history books.

A Prickly Ricky gives his Raiders the edge

Raiders Ricky Stuart has turned some of his players from outcasts to stars.

What coach has done this season is nothing short of amazing.

Paralympic performance we can all be proud of

Team Australia celebrates after winning the match against the United States in the men's wheelchair rugby gold medal match at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Australia finished fifth on the medal tally.

Extra time wins out against golden point

Cowboy Coen Hess is congratulated by treammates on his try during the NRL elimination final against the Broncos at 1300 SMILES Stadium in Townsville.

Time to get rid of golden point during the regular rounds.

AFL-created 'monster' gobbling up its rivals

GROWING FORCE: Tom Scully (centre) celebrates with his Giants teammates after kicking a goal against the Swans on Saturday.

GWS has blossomed into a great team with great players.

Two hesitant referees are botching the game

NO PENALTY: Bronco James Roberts kicks out at Titan Ryan Simpkins.

Commentators scathing of match officials.

Match Review Committee has become laughing stock

Michael Ennis of the Sharks avoided sanction for an apparent shoulder charge.

MRC members have just made one too many mistakes.

Cronk favourite to win second Dally M

Cooper Cronk at a Melbourne Storm media session at AAMI Park.

Storm player could be the ninth halfback to win in past 30 years.

Storm stars to call on all their experience

Cameron Smith during a Melbourne Storm media session at AAMI Park.

Melbourne has 15 games of grand final experience.

Decider to feature contrast of styles and storylines

Cooper Cronk of the Storm holds off Aidan Sezer of the Raiders in the preliminary final at AAMI Park.

Cronulla against Melbourne will be sentiment versus experience.

Foran takes to social media to praise fans and slam media

Former Parramatta player Kieran Foran watches an Eels training session in Sydney.

Troubled 26-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Warriors.

Warriors star in demand in NRL

WANTED: Ben Matulino of the Warriors.

Clubs in the running to sign Warriors star.

Sharks have plenty of bite, says Storm star

WARY OF SHARKS: Melbourne Storm star Cooper Cronk.

Round 26 win means nothing, says Cronk.

Boyd vows to savour the moment, not focus on future

Western Bulldogs player Matthew Boyd.

Veteran still to have talks on a new contract for next season.

Brownlow winner Dangerfield says he can get even better

Patrick Dangerfield celebrates his 2016 Brownlow Medal win.

But Cat says preliminary final defeat to Sydney still hurting.

Franklin doesn't need to 'justify' price tag, says Longmire

Sydney Swans player Lance Franklin takes part in a open training session and fan day at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

No extra pressure on the 29-year-old to deliver in grand final.

Manchester City wary of wounded Celtic

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta celebrates after scoring.

English side heading to Glasgow for Champions League clash.

Victory players out to impress in FFA Cup

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat.

Kevin Muscat's men to visit NPL side Bentleigh Greens.

Coach delighted with form of young Roos

Australian player Steve Kuzmanovski (left) celebrates with Joshua Andrew Hope after scoring against Thailand in Hanoi.

Australia records 5-1 win over Thailand in tournament final.

Hammers struggling after defeat to Saints

Southampton's Charlie Austin celebrates scoring his side's first goal against West Ham.

Hammers lose fourth game of season.

Top award winner appreciates valuable help

Ipswich Knights Player of the Year Lucas Wilson with team physio Shingo Sakai.

Physio keeps Knights player on the field

Demanding Guardiola still wanting more

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Swansea.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants more from Sergio Aguero.

Floros honoured to assume Bulls captaincy

Jason Floros of the Bulls prepares to bowl.

All-rounder taken aback when asked to take over as skipper.

Worrall keen to get in the swing of things in South Africa

Dan Worrall of the Stars celebrates dismissing David Willey of the Scorchers during a Big Bash League.

Swing bowler has been warned not to expect much movement.

Tremain ready to take his chances for Australia

ON THE RISE: Chris Tremain will be hoping for more celebrations like this.

Chris Tremain is determined to take his chances.

Ipswich sportswoman ponders next World Cup

Ipswich international indoor cricketer Dulane Carson

Carson still at top of her game

Why soccer, hockey, league have vital links to cricket

Wayne Jones

Fascinating history unites different sports

Talking footy key to double century

Ipswich Logan Hornets opening batsman Daniel Wilson chats to teenage talent Harry Wood during their remarkable 212 run partnership at Baxter Oval.

Broncos fans share reason behind record partnership

Flyers' experience, closeknit bond key to making grand final

AS one of the senior players in the Ipswich Flyers side, Melissa Beutel is happy to soon make way for the younger brigade.

Ipswich team's time to fly high

Ipswich Flyers netball Liz Hales.

Ipswich netballers brace for semi showdown

Flyers refocusing on finals campaign

Netball promises a great season ahead.

Leaders set benchmark for Ipswich netball

Diamonds shooter shines in Quad Series win

Jane Watson of the Silver Ferns and Caitlin Bassett of the Diamonds compete for the ball.

Caitlin Bassett shines for the Diamonds in Melbourne.

Diamonds know they must lift game against New Zealand

SHARPSHOOTER: Australia's Caitlin Bassett will be a handful for New Zealand to contain when they clash this weekend.

Silver Ferns set to turn on the defensive pressure.

Flyers building well for another SEQ finals campaign

Netball

Ipswich netballers peaking at right time

Sporting mum enjoying Flyers stint

Wing defence Nicole Grant (second from right) with her Ipswich Flyers teammates.

Former Lions player appreciates team spirit

Jess achieving top milestones

Twenty-one year old Jess Capewell, currently studying at Gatton for a vet nurse qualification, passed two important markers recently.

Ladbrokes: Underwood Stakes seemingly a two-horse race

Jockey Damien Oliver celebrates as he rides Lucia Valentina to victory in the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Royal Randwick in April.

Favourites have struggled somewhat in the race.

Sharpe work gets favourite home

Sharpe Hussler ridden by Robbie Fradd wins the Ipswich Hospice Inc. Plate at the Bundamba Racetrack.

Fradd guides gelding to launch winning double

Marburg's leading achievers

Denis Smith

Check out these great efforts

Winx in a class of her own in George Main Stakes

Chris Waller has won three of the past four editions.

Finally... it's a win for the Ipswich Turf Club

WAYNE'S WORLD: Ipswich Turf Club chairman Wayne Patch (left) will join Racing Queensland's thoroughbred advisory panel.

Wayne Patch to join Racing Queensland's thoroughbred advisory panel

Week off benefit for Ipswich surface

Chance to aerate problems track areas

McIlroy inspired by Clarke's Ryder Cup leadership

FedEx Cup winner Rory McIlroy will be wanting to add another Ryder Cup to his collection when it gets under way in Minnesota.

Palmer to inspire US in Ryder Cup

Jimmy Walker will join the US Ryder Cup team in paying tribute to the late Arnold Palmer.

USA's Ryder Cup team will be moved by the memory of Arnold Palmer.

Moreton above par with district rivals

TURF WAR: Ipswich Golf Club member Adam Gemmell shot an even par 72 as the Moreton District Opens team secured victory over their Darling Downs and SEQ opponents on the weekend.

Ipswich golfers use home ground advantage to wrap up annual champion

Nicklaus leads tributes to golfing great Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer, left, with Australian Jason Day. Palmer has died aged 87.

Seven-time major winner Arnold Palmer has died in Pittsburgh.