/ 24 September 2021

Meanwhile, in sports news…

Image source: Australian Diamonds
Image source: Australian Diamonds

• We’re one sleep away from the AFL grand final game between the Melbourne Demons and the Western Bulldogs in Perth. The bookies have Melbourne coming out in front of a crowd of 60,000 (soz Melbs…). You’ll see a bit about this today and the weekend, so a couple of off-broadway talking points: both clubs’ presidents are women – that’s a first. And it’s not footy without a pie, and 10,000 are expected to be consumed along with 130,000 cups of beer. Chug-a-lug…

• In league, it’s NRL preliminary finals time when the grand finalists are decided… Up tonight, South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the Manly Sea Eagles. Then tomorrow arvo, it’s the Melbourne Storm v Penrith Panthers. Both games are in Brissie. And in rugby, the Wallabies take on Argentina’s Pumas tomorrow night in Townsville. The Aussies have won their last 2 games after a dry spell, and they’re talkin’ tough.

• And Aussie netball has a new team captain. Liz Watson (who co-captains the Melbourne Vixens when she’s not injured) and newly appointed vice-captain Steph Wood are leading our world #1 ranked Diamonds. Bring on the 2022 Commonwealth Games…

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