How playing the Penrith way saved the Origin series for New South Wales

The collective noun for a group of panthers is a claw but there’s never been a sighting of a claw of panthers in the wild. That’s because panthers are solitary creatures. They do not travel in packs — unless, of course, they’re the kind of panthers that come from Penrith. Betting on Penrith has been … Read more

Live: Blues and Maroons trade scores in crucial Origin II clash in Perth

The Maroons can win the State of Origin series in Perth tonight, but to do so they have to overcome a Blues side bent on revenge. Follow live. Live updates 2m agoSun 26 Jun 2022 at 10:40amBy Jon Healy Key Event HALF-TIME: NSW leads 14-12 That sin-binning precipitated that try and I think everyone was … Read more

G7 opens summit with gold export ban on Russia

World powers agreed to ban gold exports from Russia, in new concerted action to cut off Moscow’s financial lifeline as G7 leaders met in southern Germany to lock down new support for Ukraine. The move by Britain, the United States, Japan and Canada is part of efforts to tighten the sanctions squeeze on Moscow and … Read more

Warning as Omicron sub-variant cases surge in Australia

An Omicron sub-variant of COVID-19 that can evade vaccine immunity is on the rise in Victoria, with authorities warning it is on track to be the state’s major strain in line with virus spread in NSW and Queensland. Traces of BA.4/BA.5 in Victoria’s metro and regional wastewater have “risen significantly in recent weeks, indicating increasing … Read more