What’s happened in sport this week.
Wrestlemania reaches its 30th year
The spectacle of professional wrestling reaches its 30th year this weekend as Wrestlemania 30 takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The show will be headlined by the Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar in a match dubbed “The Streak vs. The Beast”. The inaugural Wrestlemania took place at Madison Square Garden on March 31, 1985.
Shane Flanagan re-signs as Cronulla coach
Controversial coach Shane Flanagan has been re-signed as the coach of the Cronulla club for three years. Despite currently being banned for 12 months under the ASADA scandal, Flanagan’s new contract sees him as head coach until the end of the 2017 season. Flanagan took over Ricky Stuart’s role in the middle of the 2010 season.
Top 50 AFL players countdown
The AFL website have begun a countdown of the top 50 players of the game today. Players such as Australian of the Year Adam Goodes (38) and North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow (33) have been listed. The list is currently at number seven, the honour taken by Fremantle’s Nathan Fyfe. The number one player will be revealed on April 17.
Andrew Fifita contract controversy
This week has been an up-and-down week for star prop Andrew Fifita; he was offered a highly lucrative deal to join the Canterbury Bulldogs and accepted it. Only moments later, the Bulldogs took back their offer, leaving him in Sharks-Bulldogs limbo. The rumoured reason behind the sudden change is Fifita’s open desire to switch codes to rugby union.
Australian womens T20 team into the finals
Australia seized an eight-run win over the West Indies to qualify for the women’s T20 finals in Dhaka, Bangladesh earlier this week. Australian Elyse Villani top scored with 35 runs which led to their semi final win against the Windies. Their opponents will be determined when South Africa take on England in the second semi finals. – Noah La’ulu
Top photo from Brian Giese’s Flickr photo stream.