AUSTRALIA’S aggressive approach with bat and ball will prove too difficult for “little brother” New Zealand to handle in the World Cup final, writes Ian Chappell.

    IT may be a Cricket World Cup final but Richard Hinds still attempts to move the sledging of New Zealand beyond those childish sheep jokes.

    BEFORE he scaled the dizzy heights of world cricket, Brendon McCullum was jumping the fence of the Forbury Park trotting track in the tough streets of South Dunedin.

    NEW Zealand is awash with emotion ahead of the World Cup final. Babies names, Martin Crowe and Michael Clarke’s retirement are all centre of attention.

    MICHAEL Clarke exclusive column: These are the reasons the World Cup final against New Zealand will be my last ODI.

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    AFL Grand Final - Hawthorn v Fremantle

    Sep 28, 2013

    Event:                    AFL Grand Final
    Teams:                  Hawthorn v Fremantle
    Date:                     Saturday September 28, 2013
    Start time:             2.30pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 11.00am
    MCC members: 8.00am

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 5.00am
    Gate 5: 8.00am
    Gate 6: 11.00am

    Expected attendance:
    98,000 - 99,000

    PROCEEDINGS:

    11.45am – 12.00pm Australia’s Game – AFL 9s

    11.55am TAC Presentation

    12.10pm AIS Presentation

    12.30pm – 12.40pm Goal of the Year, Mark of the Year

    12.40pm – 12.54pm Gillette Sprints – heats and finals

    1.15pm – 1.20pm Toyota Activation

    1.20pm – 1.40pm Auskick

    1.40pm – 1.55pm Teams First Warm Up

    1.49pm Welcome to Country

    1.51pm – 1.59pm Birds of Tokyo on The Ponsford Stage

    1.59pm – 2.07pm Motorcade

    2.05pm – 2.10pm Mike Brady

    2.12 – 2.17pm Umpires and Teams enter

    2.25pm Premiership Cup arrival

    2.26pm National Anthem preformed by Tina Arena

    2.28pm Coin toss

    2.29pm Final countdown

    2.30pm 2013 AFL GRAND FINAL COMMENCES

    Half Time (25 minutes) Hunters and Collectors

    5.00pm Estimated match completion

    5.15pm-5.45pm On field presentation, lap of honour

    6.00pm - 8.00pm:      Premiership Party (entry via Gate 3)

    6.20pm – 6.45pm Birds of Tokyo

    6.55pm – 7.20pm Hunters & Collectors

    7.20pm – 7.35pm Presentation of Premiership Team