The Newsroom recaps this week in sport.
Australian Open Spieth of cake
A course record 8-under par 63 final round lifted American Jordan Spieth to his second career win at the Australian Open Golf. The 21-year-old finished six shots ahead of second placed Robert Allenby, and became the second international winner of the Stonehaven Cup in as many years. Australia’s Adam Scott and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy couldn’t mount significant charges at the Australian Golf Club.
Australian’s dominate at AFC Award’s night
Australian football received a timely boost ahead of the Asian Cup in January, taking out the top gong in four categories at the Annual Asian Football Confederation Awards in Manilla. Tony Popovic won coach of the year, the Wanderers became the team of the year, Mile Jedinak took out the international player of the year, while Matilda’s representative Katrina Gorry won women’s footballer of the year.
Australian Cricket Marshes on
Shaun Marsh, the brother of Australian batsman Mitchell Marsh, has been drafted into the test squad as injury cover for Michael Clarke ahead of Tuesday’s first test against India in Adelaide. Should Clarke prove unable to play, the Marsh brothers would be the first siblings to represent Australia since Steve and Mark Waugh.
Darius Boyd snaps his achilles
Brisbane Broncos biggest recruit Darius Boyd is facing up to nine months on the sidelines after snapping his achilles tendon. The 27-year-old broke down just 40 minutes into a shuttle run session at training, when players claim to have heard a popping sound shortly before the former Dragon and Knight fell to the ground. Boyd could miss as many as 16 rounds of the 2015 NRL season. – Patrick Boddan
Top photo from Éamonn Lawlor’s Flickr photostream.