The AFL grand final has finally arrived — here's all you need to know

It's time for the AFL's biggest game of the year, as Collingwood and Brisbane meet in the grand final at the MCG. Here's everything you need to know.

Fierce fight for AFLW top eight as Blues edge Swans, Dockers down Tigers

Carlton and Fremantle maintain their top-eight challenge, carving out narrow wins over Sydney and Richmond respectively on a big day of AFLW football.

Koori Knockout a 'modern-day corroboree' drawing thousands to NSW for Indigenous rugby league showcase

The huge Central Coast gathering, which is in its 51st year, comes as the nation prepares to vote on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, but organisers are keen to keep the focus on the footy as communities use the opportunity to connect. 

Brisbane Broncos search for answers to deny Penrith Panthers three-peat

Brisbane may have the ingredients needed to beat Penrith, but denying the Panthers an NRL three-peat in the grand final remains the most daunting of tasks.

Emotional support alligator denied entry to baseball stadium

A fan is refused entry to a baseball game in Philadelphia after officials refuse to allow his emotional support animal — an alligator named WallyGator — into the ballpark.

'I have no regrets': Ellyse Perry reflects on decision to pick cricket over football

As a 16-year-old dual international, Ellyse Perry had the choice between cricket and football. As time went on she eventually picked cricket, but after watching the incredible FIFA Women's World Cup, does she have any regrets?

Delays in delivering justice to abused gymnasts not CEO's fault, WA Institute of Sport chair says

The chair of WA's elite athlete support organisation has leapt to the defence of its outgoing CEO amid criticism not enough had been done to deliver justice for dozens of former gymnasts who say they suffered physical and emotional abuse.

Thousands of supporters flock to Melbourne as AFL grand final parade returns to dry land

This year's grand final parade, which drew thousands of Brisbane Lions and Collingwood Magpies supporters into the precinct surrounding the MCG, returned to dry land after last year's event made its way down the Yarra on boats.

Think you're a football fan? Meet a Queenslander with a real-life lion and bronco

While the sunshine state has jumped on the Brisbane Lions' bandwagon this week, zoo owner Stephanie Robinson has been tending to her own pride. And after work, it's off to the horse paddock to see her broncos.

This golfer hit a hole in one in a par four at the Ryder Cup — here's why it didn't count

European golfer Viktor Hovland got the Ryder Cup weekend off to a superb start with a rare hole in one — the problem was, it came a day early and wasn't even really a hole in one. 

Ahead of yet another grand final, we look at the five games that defined Penrith's NRL dynasty

Over the past four seasons, the Panthers have won NRL games just about every way a team can. Nick Campton looks at the five matches that best sum up their unprecedented dominance. 

A mobile defence and the bogeymen from Brisbane: How this grand final will be won and lost

Brisbane has been Collingwood's bogey team, winning its last six against the Magpies. But grand final day, at the Lions' bogey ground the MCG, with 100,000 supporters heavily skewed towards the black and white, might be a different prospect.

Reckon you're a bit of an AFL or NRL grand final buff? Prove it with our GF weekend quiz

How well do you remember the season gone by, and can you recall some other history-making grand final moments? Give our quiz a crack and see if your answers are worthy of a premiership.

No Tayla Harris, no worries: Demons defeat Cats in AFLW

Reigning premiers Melbourne post a 49-point win over Geelong in their first AFLW meeting to be unbeaten in the first half of the season.

WA Institute of Sport to get new CEO after departure of Steve Lawrence following board resignation

The Western Australian Institute of Sport will part ways with CEO Steve Lawrence, who has been in the role for 22 years. 

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