CRICKET: In recent times Mitch Bower and Ben Taylor had been the best of teammates at Rugby. But when a brand new summer of cricket begins at Dubbo on Saturday the two will find themselves going head-to-head, and neither will be playing for Rugby.
CRICKET: New Renegades quick Chris Tremain has wasted little time in igniting the Big Bash League's Melbourne cross-town rivalry, highlighting the Stars' alarmingly bare trophy cabinet in the lead-up to BBL05.
RUGBY LEAGUE: With the northern parts of the sunshine state still rocking after North Queensland's epic grand final win over the Brisbane Broncos last Sunday, down at Dubbo a foundation Cowboy took great delight in seeing the club he literally helped build taste its maiden success.
CRICKET: While disappointed to see some of his 2014/15 Whitney Cup runners-up squad now gone, Newtown captain Mat Skinner knows his side still has an experienced core group capable of leading the Tigers to the final again.