SAM Stosur has shunned the opportunity to celebrate a key Strasbourg International victory, instead rushing by train to Paris to prepare for the French Open.

    NICK Kyrgios has been earmarked by John McEnroe as a French Open wrecking ball ahead of a potential third-round clash with Andy Murray.

    THE Melbourne Rebels have failed in their mission to crack their first Super Rugby win on South African soil with a 31-15 loss to the Stormers at Newlands

    DANIEL Ricciardo showed improved pace to finish fourth in qualifying for the Monaco GP, with series leader Lewis Hamilton to start from pole position.

    JAMES Magnussen’s bid for a historic third straight world title has been torpedoed with the sprint king to undergo immediate shoulder surgery in Melbourne.

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    AFL Round 2 - Essendon v Melbourne

    Apr 06, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 2   
    Teams:                  Essendon v Melbourne
    Date:                     Saturday April 6, 2013
    Start time:              7.40pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 5.30pm
    MCC members: 5.00pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 47,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    M28-M33
    Q29-36

    Great Southern Stand
    M1-4
    Q1-Q15 1/2

    Olympic Stand
    Q49-Q57


    Cheersquad allocation:
    Essendon - M3 (rows A-R)
    Melbourne - M33 (rows A-S)

    Tickets: Available via Ticketek

    National Sports Museum: 5.00pm-7.30pm

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