Melbourne Storm the benchmark during State of Origin period

Storm Origin contenders: Cameron Munster, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Xavier Coates, Felise Kaufusi, Harry Grant Draw: Round 13 – bye; round 14 – Roosters (A); round 15 – Broncos (H); round 16 – Sea Eagles (A); round 17 – Sharks (A); round 18 – Raiders (H) The breakdown: The toughest run of all after their bye, drawing …

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State of play: Premier’s Plate race

A Club-record 11-game unbeaten run in the A-League Men competition has given Melbourne Victory hope of making a late push for the Premier’s Plate. The FFA Cup Champions are finding form at the right time of the season, earning 13 points from their busy stretch of five fixtures already this month to reignite the race …

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Shane Warne’s state funeral draws thousands to Melbourne Cricket Ground

Crowds have started to gather at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as the sport prepares to say its final goodbyes to Shane Warne. The former leg-spinner, considered one of the greatest cricketers of all-time, died aged 52 earlier this month from a suspected heart attack while on holiday in Koh Samui, Thailand. A private funeral has …

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Melbourne’s West Gate Tunnel to cost state extra $1.9 billion

“The deal we have reached means that both Transurban and the state will make a significant additional contribution to the project, Transurban will forego years of toll revenue and CPB-John Holland give up all of its profit margin and make significant losses,” Mr Pallas said in a statement. The long-running dispute centres on the handling …

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Garden State Hotel adds Italian hangout Tippy Tay (plus three other Melbourne restaurant makeovers to know about)

Re-brands, venues within venues and completely new dining experiences are becoming more common among Melbourne restaurants as they emerge from lockdown.  With many owners reporting that reopening takes as much effort as getting a new restaurant off the ground, it makes sense that some are using the opportunity to launch new concepts or rethink what their …

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