Ben Alexander benched for Canberra Vikings' opening NRC match

After being overlooked for the Wallabies World Cup squad, the Brumbies prop will start on the bench in the Vikings' first NRC match.
After being overlooked for the Wallabies World Cup squad, the Brumbies prop will start on the bench in the Vikings' first NRC match.
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THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra. THE Grains Research and Development Corporation’s headquarters are set to remain in Canberra.
LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season. LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season.
CALLS to impose a voluntary industry suspension on Australia's live cattle trade to Vietnam have been roundly rejected. CALLS to impose a voluntary industry suspension on Australia's live cattle trade to Vietnam have been roundly rejected.
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September. 
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September.
Canberra trainer Matthew Dale will be out to continue his red-hot form at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.
27 Aug 15 Canberra trainer Matthew Dale will be out to continue his red-hot form at Thoroughbred Park on Friday.
27 Aug 15 The contrast could scarcely have been more dramatic, but Australians Michelle Jenneke and Eleanor Patterson both advanced to finals in Beijing.
Islamic State is persecuting Africans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, refugees say, as 50 people died and 3000 were saved in the latest rescue operation in the Med.
27 Aug 15 Islamic State is persecuting Africans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, refugees say, as 50 people died and 3000 were saved in the latest rescue operation in the Med.
27 Aug 15 The AFL may have frozen the price of Grand Final tickets, but ordinary fans' chances of snaring one have not improved.
Coles is breaching its new sustainable tuna policy, lining its shelves with over-fished yellowfin tuna.
27 Aug 15 Coles is breaching its new sustainable tuna policy, lining its shelves with over-fished yellowfin tuna.
Fremantle midfielder Lachie Neale makes a living off getting out of tight spaces.
27 Aug 15 Fremantle midfielder Lachie Neale makes a living off getting out of tight spaces.
Paul Gallen is starring in his first movie appearance alongside fellow leaguie-turned-actor Ian Roberts, but the Cronulla captain reckons Russell Crowe shouldn't fret about his day job being under threat.
27 Aug 15 Paul Gallen is starring in his first movie appearance alongside fellow leaguie-turned-actor Ian Roberts, but the Cronulla captain reckons Russell Crowe shouldn't fret about his day job...
27 Aug 15 Jackson Hastings was just five when Geoff Toovey played his final game at Brookvale Oval.
27 Aug 15 Playing in the biggest sporting event on the planet is something Canberra's Jason Geria is desperate to experience.
Staff in this office can always find a place to sit. And it costs $99,000 a year.
27 Aug 15 Staff in this office can always find a place to sit. And it costs $99,000 a year.
27 Aug 15 David Hayes is understandably elated about the arrival of class New Zealand mare, Rising Romance into his Euroa stable, and the trainer will use Saturday's Group One Memsie Stakes as a...
27 Aug 15 Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has praised his team's ability to still be in the hunt for a top-four position despite it missing "half" the forward line for most of the season.
27 Aug 15 Buried in the detail of the US Open wildcard granted toLleyton Hewitt under the national associations' longstanding reciprocal arrangement was the fact that, as also occurred at this...
27 Aug 15 The person the AFL Commission should be talking to in Hobart on Friday is an authentic Tasmanian football voice like Thane Brady.
27 Aug 15 It was the best weekend ever when Jonathon Marsh made the Collingwood team for the first time, but for his parents, there was good - and there was bad.
Jarryd Hayne's US agent is looking for the next NFL convert.
27 Aug 15 Jarryd Hayne's US agent is looking for the next NFL convert.
27 Aug 15 A psychologist has warned that seeing images of the incident actually happening is potentially far more harmful than hearing or reading about it.
27 Aug 15 Jarryd Hayne has been turning heads all over the globe with his form for the San Francisco 49ers and if you're like just about every other rugby league fan desperate to see him in...
27 Aug 15 Investigations into the Bangkok bombing earlier this month have swung to more than 20 Turkish nationals who entered Thailand in the 15 days before the attack.
The next time a boofy bloke sprouts that insult
27 Aug 15 The next time a boofy bloke sprouts that insult "you punch like a girl" I'm going to suggest to him to jump in the boxing ring with Louisa "Bang bang LuLu" Hawton.
Sam Clipperton knows the chance he is getting from Godolphin at Rosehill on Saturday. He steps to ride perhaps their best three-year-old in Exosphere and stayer on the rise in Magic Hurricane with James McDonald suspended.
27 Aug 15 Sam Clipperton knows the chance he is getting from Godolphin at Rosehill on Saturday. He steps to ride perhaps their best three-year-old in Exosphere and stayer on the rise in Magic...
27 Aug 15 Retail giant says it will no longer sell high-powered rifles in its stores following public pressure to stop stocking some of the most lethal weapons associated with many mass shootings.
Its preliminary finals time in Ultimate League and injuries have created havoc with those teams still remaining.
27 Aug 15 Its preliminary finals time in Ultimate League and injuries have created havoc with those teams still remaining.
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More lies peddled by CFMEU and their accolites like Victor. This rubbish and distortion has been
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Funding for ANOTHER website? They can't use the website they already have? (or the other new one
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And if we DON'T get rain...? (Send er down Hughie!)(and good news in the meantime at least)
RSPCA WA president Lynne Bradshaw says the message from WA lobby groups at last week's State parliamentary inquiry was ill-informed.2:00 AM RSPCA WA president Lynne Bradshaw says the message from WA lobby groups at last week's State parliamentary inquiry...
THE latest Planfarm Bankwest Benchmarks survey reveals WA's farm businesses are in strong financial shape, buoyed by good seasons, higher farm equity levels and stable land values.2:00 AM THE latest Planfarm Bankwest Benchmarks survey reveals WA's farm businesses are in strong financial shape, buoyed by...