RUGBY league superstar Johnathan Thurston says NRL crowds are far more progressive than AFL crowds when it comes to indigenous race relations.

AUSTRALIA slumped to one of the darkest days in the Darren Lehmann-Michael Clarke era as England dominated the opening day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

MICHAEL Clarke won the toss at Edgbaston and opted to bat on day one of the third Ashes Test. It was the only Aussie ‘win’ for the day.

DID a bad memory from 10 years ago provoke Michael Clarke to stop the funk and make a call that could have turned the Ashes series on its head?

SOUTH Melbourne’s return to the national stage has been cut short in gut-wrenching fashion, losing an epic penalty shootout to Palm Beach Sharks at Cbus Super Stadium.

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Calendar of Events

AFL Rd 20 - Richmond v Gold Coast SUNS

AFL Rd 20 - Richmond v Gold Coast SUNS

Aug 16, 2015

The Tigers host the SUNS on a Sunday afternoon at the MCG from 1.10pm.

AFL Rd 21 - Collingwood v Richmond

AFL Rd 21 - Collingwood v Richmond

Aug 22, 2015

MCG co-tenants Collingwood and Richmond will meet on a Saturday afternoon from 1.45pm.

AFL Rd 21 - Carlton v Melbourne

AFL Rd 21 - Carlton v Melbourne

Aug 23, 2015

The Blues and Demons lock horns on a Sunday afternoon from 3.20pm.

AFL Rd 22 - Geelong Cats v Collingwood

AFL Rd 22 - Geelong Cats v Collingwood

Aug 28, 2015

The Cats and Pies compete at the MCG on a Friday night at 7.50pm.

AFL Rd 22 - Essendon v Richmond

AFL Rd 22 - Essendon v Richmond

Aug 29, 2015

The Bombers and Tigers do battle at the MCG on a Saturday night at 7.20pm.