Sports News Update, what you need to know.
AFL – Hawthorn president Andrew Newbold has compared Cyril Rioli’s potential impact in the AFL grand final to the famous burst from Stuart Dew four years ago, believing the Hawks will take a punt on the injured forward.
RUGBY LEAGUE – Ben Te’o has been named to return from suspension to bolster the South Sydney pack, the Queensland Origin forward hoping to turn around a poor preliminary final record which has resulted in losses in three of the past four years.
RUGBY LEAGUE – South Sydney’s all-time leading tryscorer Nathan Merritt is expected to announce his retirement on Wednesday after 13 seasons and 236 games in the NRL.
SOCCER – Two wonder-strikes from unheralded midfielder Chris Naumoff helped Sydney FC quell a spirited Sydney United charge to move them into the FFA Cup quarter-finals.
TENNIS – Australian hopes have hit the wall at the Malaysian Open with three of four players eliminated in their opening matches, including rising star Nick Kyrgios whose singles’ season is now over.