UNCAPPED Queenslander Joe Burns has beaten former Test opener Ed Cowan to the punch and will play for Australia in the Boxing Day Test.

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    MIKE Hussey​ and Jacques Kallis proved class is ageless when they guided the Sydney Thunder to a comfortable win over the Brisbane Heat.

    MELBOURNE City’s derby hero Erik Paartalu said his side’s win was a crucial step in bridging the gap to big brother Melbourne Victory.

    NATHAN Burns fires Phoenix into top four — and himself firmly into the Socceroos’ Asian Cup frame. Read our Round 11 A-League review.

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    AFL Round 4 - Richmond v Collingwood

    Apr 20, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 4   
    Teams:                  Richmond v Collingwood
    Date:                     Saturday April 20, 2013
    Start time:              2.10pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 12.00pm
    MCC members: 11.30am

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 8.00am
    Gate 5: 9.00am
    Gate 6: 10.00am
    Gate 7: 9.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 80,000

    General admission seating:

    Limited availability in Bays Q1-7 (via Gate 4 or 5 in the Great Southern Stand).

    Club General Admission members should upgrade to a reserved seat to avoid disappointment on the day, as general admission seating cannot be guaranteed. 

    Reserved seats are available at Ticketek here.

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Richmond – M3 (Rows A-K) and M4 (Rows A-K)
    Collingwood – M33 (Rows A-T)

    View MCG conditions of entry

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    National Sports Museum: Access from 11.30am to 4.00pm for those with an event ticket (cost $10 for adults - more at www.nsm.org.au).