Ipswich Jets form key to Diggers plan

TOP HONOUR: The form and leadership of Ipswich Jets BRL captain Chris Ash has been rewarded with captaincy of the Ipswich Diggers representative side.

Representative line-up to feature healthy mix of BRL, IRL recruits

Matt and Jim's day out at popular Ipswich meet

CFMEU Mining and Energy Cup winning jockey Jim Orman after today’s success riding Hollywood Barbie at the Ipswich Turf Club.

Dunn, Orman team up at milestone event

Ipswich hockey women to build on positives

Ipswich tackler Casey Haumaha works hard in her team’s 5-1 win over Townsville at the state open championships.

Encouraging performances at Queensland tournament

Goodna move past local rivals with derby double

TOO STRONG: Goodna player Richee Alesana evades the Ipswich Rangers defence as the Gladiators go on to win 38-15 in Barber Cup.

Win signals return to form for emerging Gladiators

Bluebirds big surprise against IRL premiers

ROLLING ON: Swifts forward Zeb Nuuola crashes into the Norths Tigers defence as the Bluebirds produce a major upset win over the defending premiers at Purga.

Swifts hand titleholders a 44-10 loss in try-fest at Purga

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Gallen’s free to take on the Kiwis

Paul Gallen has escaped suspension.

Gallen's free to take on the Kiwis

Bryce is right on track to be man from uncle

BIG FUTURE: Penrith’s ball-playing forward Bryce Cartwright (centre) could play himself into the NSW team for Origin I

Bryce is right to be man from uncle

Year the fans saw Red

Adelaide United celebrate after they defeated the Wanderers in Sunday’s A-League grand final.

Year the fans saw Red

Reds complete a remarkable renaissance

CHAMPIONS: Adelaide United celebrate after beating the Wanderers in the A-League grand final at Adelaide Oval.

Adelaide United has completed one of the most unlikely comebacks

Try controversy sours Warriors win over Dragons

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 01:  Ryan Hoffman of the Warriors makes a run against Kalifa Faifai Loa of the Dragons the round nine NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Mt Smart Stadium on May 1, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Warriors break a 3213-day winless hoodoo against the Dragons.

Aussie goalkeeper dies after being hit by lightning

Former Sydney Olympic player dies after being hit by lightning

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

FRENCH SORTIE: Adam Mogg during his stint with Catalan Dragons in the English Super League.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

Brad Thorn's cross-code success all down to his dad

FLASHBACK: Brad Thorn in action for the Broncos in 2007.

Brad Thorn's success is due to some tough love from his late father.

Ced’s the all-round good guy

RAISING THE BAR: Australia’s first Olympic decathlete in 16 years, Cedric Dubler, is off to Rio after qualifying last week.

HOW does one decide to take up decathlon?

Kevvy the Origin gatecrasher

New Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters. Photo: AAP Image.

Walters still gets a buzz when he recalls going to his very first State of Origin...

Willing and able: Change of course brings more success

Kate Doughty has her sights set on gold at this year's Paralympics in Rio. Photo: Arnaud Domange.

Kate Doughty has never been one to let life’s obstacles stand in her way.

Experiencing cricket’s crazy/beautiful

The Australian cricket team practices ahead of its match against New Zealand during the ICC World Twenty20 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. Photo: Ashwini Bhatia/AP

JOSH SPASARO is a crazy cricket fan, but he’s got nothing on Indian supporters

Giant decisions await AFL’s rising force

ON THE OUTER: Will Hoskin-Elliott is having to bide his time in the reserves.

IT’S like the ultimate fantasy football league.

Time for a change with the bunker

Roosters coach Trent Robinson was left frustrated by the bunker’s decision.

Time for a change with the bunker

Age shall not weary older Kangaroos

North Melbourne veteran Jarrad Waite celebrates a goal against the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium. Photo: Chris Hyde/Getty Images.

They are often the unheralded members of a football club.

Don’t panic, this lot will do the job for Australia

Cowboys fullback Lachlan Coote. Photo: AAP Image

New coach Mal Meninga will announce his team tomorrow.

In-form rookies deserve Kangaroos consideration

COUNTRY CALLING? James Tedesco has made an oustanding start to the season for the Tigers.

Meninga needs to take leaf out of own book.

The buck always stops with the coaches

Magpies coach Nathan Buckley is feeling the heat.

Bucks is the $3 fav in our ‘who’s feeling the most heat’ market.

Thaiday backing Meninga to unite Kangaroos

CLOSE TIES: Former Maroons coach Mal Meninga watches Sam Thaiday in training for last year’s Origin series.

Thaiday believes the esteem in which Mal Meninga is held by players from both sides...

OPINION: Winning Origin may mean forgetting about ethics

Anthony Milford in action for the Broncos last Thursday night. Photo: AAP Image.

Surely what needs to be done to win the series, must be done.

Semi-trailer should be left in the Fijian garage

Man of the moment ... Semi Radradra celebrates with teammates. Photo: AAP Image.

LIKE most rugby league fans, I love watching big Semi Radradra in action.

Moylan playing Origin catch-up

Matt Moylan is back for Penrith. Photo: AAP Image.

The Penrith captain needs an explosive return from injury.

Walters preparing for Origin baptism by fire

Queensland captain Cameron Smith pose for photographs during the State of Origin series launch at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Photo: AAP Image/Dean Lewins.

CAMERON Smith believes Queensland has the right man to replace record-breaking...

Maroons needing crew cut for Origin

Darren Lockyer says Queensland needs to start planning for the future. Photo: AAP Image.

Queensland is close to another major overhaul to continue it’s dominance over...

Eagles raid Brothers as Fassifern stay firm

Results from round four of the IRL

Silver lining as Jets shot down by Mackay

GRITTY PERFORMER: Ipswich Jets speedster Nemani Valekapa is hoping to spend more time on his feet helping Queensland Residents beat their NSW rivals next weekend.

Mackay disappointment hurts Ipswich’s title hopes

Bennett, Broncos to decide on Shark plan

Kodi Nikorima of the Broncos.

The in-form Sharks will be looking to make a statement.

Injury-hit Eagles up for challenge

BIG LOSS: Goodna will be without star prop Zachary Lemberg (pictured) when the Eagles take on Brothers this afternoon at Brother Seery Oval.

Eagles names new-look outfit for Brothers test

Cowboys coach chases Bennett and greatness

Cowboys coach Paul Green.

There’s no denying there is some amazing similarities.

IRL set for a super Sunday

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Fassifern host West End and Brothers host Goodna

Tony Popovic inspires Wanderers players with his belief

Soccer

WANDERERS coach Tony Popovic had a vision his team would be champion

Knights need a ruthless finish

Ipswich Knights coach Stewart Drinkeld

Ipswich team out of FFA Cup competition

Knights eager to keep their FFA Cup dream alive

The Ipswich Knights are hoping to match Rochedale and progress to the next stage of the FFA Cup competition.

Chance to play elite teams excites Ipswich team

Diego Castro simply the best

WINNER: Diego Castro.

Diego Castro simply the best.

Frustrated Pride team refocuses after Lions loss

Western Pride coach Graham Harvey

Week off to help NPL side refresh

Reds star knows the blueprint to success

FLYING HIGH: Isaias gets above Melbourne City’s Jacob Melling in the 2-0 win in round 27.

Reds star knows the blueprint for success

OUR SAY: 20 overs all too much for Aussies

India's Virat Kohli, left, and teammate MS Dhoni, right, are congratulated by Australia's James Faulkner after winning their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match by six wickets in Mohali, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

National team still not taking shorter form of game seriously

Selections not to blame for exit, says skipper

Steve Smith said he could have scored more runs at World T20.

Selections not to blame for exit, says skipper

Experiencing cricket’s crazy/beautiful

The Australian cricket team practices ahead of its match against New Zealand during the ICC World Twenty20 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. Photo: Ashwini Bhatia/AP

JOSH SPASARO is a crazy cricket fan, but he’s got nothing on Indian supporters

Ipswich achiever can stand tall after declaring his innings

Ipswich-bred cricketer Shane Watson tells how lucky he was to grow up in Ipswich during a 2011 reception where he received the Keys to the City.

Watto delivers best as career comes to end

IGS cricketers reclaim crown

The GPS premiership-winning Ipswich Grammar School First XI cricket team.Photo: Contributed

IGS cricketers reclaim crown

Mates turns rivals in grand final achievement

Laidley celebrate winning the Ipswich one day cricket grand final recently. The club completed the title trifecta on Sunday.

Clash of captains adds to weekend of Ipswich cricket records

Future Diamond finds welcome home in QLD

A MOVE to Queensland has already reaped rewards for netball rising star Sarahpheinna Woulf.

Firebirds star Kim Ravaillion has point to prove

LOOKING BACK: Kim Ravaillion looks to pass in last season’s grand final against her old team the Sydney Swifts.

KIM Ravaillion has a point to prove against her former team.

Swifts’ win sets up a netball cracker

Under a cloud ... Firebirds sharpshooter Romela Aiken may be in doubt however. Photo: Getty Images.

It's all set up for a Firebirds and Swifts blockbuster rematch.

Flock of Firebirds fans to cheer Caitlyn Nevins in Melbourne

Netball

FIREBIRD Caitlyn Nevins won’t lack crowd support against the Vixens.

Firebirds ready to go again

CHAMPION: Firebirds captain Laura Geitz (captain) intercepts a pass in last year’s grand final win over the Swifts.

The hunter will be the hunted.

Firebirds of prey now the hunted

Firebirds Gretel Tippett passes the ball in the grand final between the Queensland Firebirds and NSW Swifts in Brisbane. Photo: AAP Image/Glenn Hunt.

No team has gone back-to-back in the ANZ Championship.

State netball: Ipswich vs Mackay

Action from the Ipswich v Mackay netball at the state netball titles. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

Action from the Ipswich versus Mackay netball match at the state netball titles.