UK VIEW: Michael Clarke is in a form slump that threatens to end his career and the English press have the knives out for Australia’s struggling captain.

    AN incredible comeback from the Bulldogs has been trumped by a late flurry from the Roosters, with the premiership favourites prevailing in an epic.

    MICHAEL Cheika continues to mix things up in his Wallabies squads. Here are the winners and losers from the 31-man Bledisloe Cup group.

    REPLAY OUR CHAT: BEN Dorries says Michael Clarke has fought the good fight but looks completely gone as a Test batsman. Do you agree?

    MICK Fanning was chased from the water by a shark in his first surf back in Australia since last week’s terrifying brush with a white pointer.

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    Comedy @ the 'G

    The MCC is delighted to announce its second Comedy @ the ‘G, pre-match function for 2013.

    Laugh along with some of Australia’s top comics - including Jeff Green, Zara Swindells-Grose and Kevin Kropinyeri - while you enjoy a two-hour snack food and beverage package with friends prior to the Hawthorn-Collingwood game.


    Jeff Green
    - Award-winning British comedian who has become a well known face and voice on Australian TV appearing on Spicks and Specks, Good News Week and World Comedy Tour as well as numerous appearances on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.


    Zara Swindells-Grose
    - Zara has had a diverse career with roles as a stage and film actor, award-winning FM breakfast radio host, headline stand up comedian, country album artist, vocalist touring with the Lyric Opera and celebrity performer in “The Vagina Monologues”.


    Kevin Kropinyeri
     - Kevin Kropinyeri is one of the fastest rising stars in Australian comedy.He’s a one-man whirlwind that will have you holding your sides laughing as he shares tales of growing up, marriage and the particular, absurd challenges of life as an Aboriginal Australian family man.
     

    A reserved seat on Level 2 to watch the match is also included.

    There is a maximum one guest per member. Guests will need a visitor ticket to access the ground and members should ensure they pre-purchase their visitor tickets for guests through the usual purchase points.

    Access to other member-only areas will require a Balcony pass which members need to apply for in advance. Advance applications for this match will open on Monday August 5 at 9.00am.

    Bookings will be taken on a first-in, first-served basis until sold out.

    Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
    Time: 5:40 pm
    Location: Hans Ebeling Room
    Dress: Neat casual (as per Members Reserve dress requirements).
    Cost: $40.00 members

    $40.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.