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

    ROBERT CRADDOCK: Picking an in-form Joe Burns is a positive move, with Australia carrying two batsmen who have long been more style than results.

    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 9 - Hawthorn v Gold Coast SUNS

    May 26, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 9 
    Teams:                  Hawthorn v Gold Coast SUNS
    Date:                     Sunday May 26, 2013
    Start time:             1.10pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 11.00am
    MCC members: 11.00am

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 7.30am
    Gate 5: 9.00am
    Gate 6: 10.00am
    Gate 7: 9.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 25,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    M28-M34
    Q29-Q36

    Olympic Stand
    Q49-Q50 (back of bays)
    Q51-Q57

    Southern Stand
    Q1-Q15 1/2

    Cheersquad allocation:

    Hawthorn - M3 rows A-R
    Gold Coast SUNS - M33 rows A-S

    Tickets:  Available now through Ticketek.

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