What’s happened in sport this week.
Inglis stands up as sporting codes join to fight homophobia
Greg Inglis, South Sydney Rabbitohs’ fullback, pictured above, was one of the high-profile athletes from Australia’s biggest sporting codes to speak out against homophobia in sport. “If individuals want to come out and promote that they’re gay or they’re not, I’m all for it,” Inglis said. “Especially in the sporting environment we’re in now and the culture that Australia is in the sporting world, I think it’s just each to their own.”
Matthew Elliott steps down as Warriors coach, replaced by Andrew McFadden
In his second season as head coach for the Warriors, Elliott stepped down early this week after rumours spread that he was about to be released. McFadden has taken charge of the Warriors, effective immediately. The move comes after a disappointing start to the season for the Warriors who have notched up two wins so far.
Farewell Harry Kewell
Aussie soccer star Harry Kewell will play his last professional soccer game this Saturday for the Melbourne Heart, as they take on the Western Sydney Wanderers. The 35-year-old’s national first-grade debut was in 1996 where he immediately impressed soccer fans around the world. In July, 2012, Kewell was named Australia’s greatest soccer player as voted by fans, players and media at a gala ceremony in Sydney.
Australian cricket confirms Zimbabwe tour
Australia will play cricket in the African country for the first time in over 10 years. They will take part in a one day international tri-series in late August and early September of this year.
Russell Ingall fined for verbal outburst
Russell Ingall, veteran V8 Supercar racer, has been fined $15,000 for his verbal attack on V8 Supercars officials who penalised him at Saturday’s first race at Winton. Ingall will write an official apology to the officials after calling them “peanuts”, among other things. $10000 of the fine will be suspended until the end of the year. – Noah La’ulu
Top screenshot from Macleay Newsroom’s opening NRL game video package.