Demons break the drought, it’s Rabbitohs v Panthers, and the Wallabies’ hat-trick
• The Melbourne Demons broke their 57-years-long premiership drought on Saturday night by beating the Western Bulldogs by 74 points in Perth. The Dogs were in front at halftime, but a stirring gee-up from Melbourne skipper Max Gawn set them on the path to glory. Quoting former coach/motor neurone fundraising juggernaut Neale Daniher, Gawn said “when all is said and done, more is said than done” – that is, actions speak louder than words. Voted best on ground: Melbourne’s Christian Petracca.
• The NRL is set for its grand final with the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Penrith Panthers winning their preliminary finals to take centre stage in Brissie next Sunday night. It’s the first time the game will be held outside of Sydney. Cue the mind games…
• And it’s been a mixed bag for Australia on the international stage… The Wallabies are hot to trot with their third consecutive win, this time against Argentina in Townsville on Saturday arvo. Our women’s one-day cricketers were not so lucky. They went down to India in Mackay yesterday, breaking a 26-game winning streak. All good things must come to an end…
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