Reef Gateway showcases national treasure

CUP GLORY: Local and part owner of the Melbourne Cup, Joe Dalton holding the cup while it was at the Reef Gateway Hotel on Saturday afternoon. Photo Inge Hansen / Whitsunday Times.

The Melbourne Cup was at the Reef Gateway Hotel.

Plenty of coral trout is about

CLASSIC CATCH: Holly May Franke with a painted crayfish landed in the Whitsundays.

Plenty of coral trout is about

Gauntlet’s down for this year’s Primary Schools Challenge

YOUNG GUNS: Declan Morrison, Davy Harnett, Chloe Morrison, Milana Harnett and Ella Harnett are revved up for this year's Primary School Challenge. 
Photo contributed.

The guantlet’s down for this year’s Primary Schools Challenge!

Rally crews back in home waters

CORAL COAST SAIL: Yachts taking part in the Coral Coast Rally on their way to Magnetic Island.

Rally crews back in home waters

Mountain bikers to break in new tracks

GRAND OPENING: New mountain bike specific trails will open in Jubilee Pocket this Sunday ( pictured: Whitsunday Mountain Bike Club's Chris Labes).

New mountain bike specific trails open in Jubilee Pocket this Sunday

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STATE OF ORIGIN: Dane Gagai looks set to wear the Maroon

KNIGHTS weapon Dane Gagai is set to be unleashed for Queensland in Origin I next Wednesday. Picture: Dan Peled, AAP.

Troy Rovelli thinks Gagai is a good chance to be in the team

Hayne plays only minor role in Fiji Sevens success

TOUGH START: Jarryd Hayne in action for Fiji during the pool round match against England.

Star admits he struggled with the pace of sevens.

Origin Blues team revealed: Five could make their debut

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley

New South Wales coach Laurie Daley has named five debutants

Hawks becoming only Rough chance of flag success?

Jarryd Roughead has a bigger battle on his hands than trying to help Hawthorn win a fourth premiership in a row.

Hawthorn’s fight to win a fourth-straight flag put into perspective.

Nervous times for Blues coach Laurie Daley

Laurie Daley looks on during a New South Wales Blues training session. Photo: AAP Image

Coaching career will more than likely live or die on his team

Sharks coach backs Fifita for Origin recall

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 10: Andrew Fifita of the Sharks runs the ball during the round six NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Gold Coast Titans at Southern Cross Group Stadium on April 10, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Flanagan says the powerhouse prop has done enough

Sam Thaiday, the NRL’s gentle giant

TYPICAL POSE: Sam Thaiday in action for the Broncos.

The many sides of Sam Thaiday

Solomon Haumono's redemption in the ring

Solomon Haumono in action against Manuel Pucheta.

Solomon Haumono is finding redemption in the ring

Legendary commentator picks boxing favourites

SPEAKING OUT: Bob Sheridan during the welterweight bout between Jeff Horn and Randall Bailey.

Colonel Bob Sheridan loves boxing so much he would die for it.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

FRENCH SORTIE: Adam Mogg during his stint with Catalan Dragons in the English Super League.

This Origin hero backs Kevvie

Brad Thorn's cross-code success all down to his dad

FLASHBACK: Brad Thorn in action for the Broncos in 2007.

Brad Thorn's success is due to some tough love from his late father.

Ced’s the all-round good guy

RAISING THE BAR: Australia’s first Olympic decathlete in 16 years, Cedric Dubler, is off to Rio after qualifying last week.

HOW does one decide to take up decathlon?

Play it again Sam and don’t moan

Sam Thaiday of the Broncos

Play it again Sam and don't moan

Lots of admiration for accidental hero Nathan Peats

Nathan Peats talks to the media this week. Photo: AAP Image.

Peats was a genuine breath of fresh air.

Leppitsch hope takes beating in Brisbane

The Brisbane Lions did nothing to help the cause of AFL in Queensland. Photo: AAP Image.

Craig Lambert takes all manner of avenues to try and lift his boys.

EXPLAINER: Why Parramatta Eels fell foul of the rules

The Parramatta Eels club is under fire for rorting the salary cap.

Explaining TPAs is far from simple

Gus got it right on Mal’s Kangaroos

Australia may have been celebrating during the Anzac Test, but not the viewers. Photo: AAP Image.

Aussies, Kiwis serve up least exciting game of rep weekend.

Struggling Suns stirring up emotions

Not on ... Gary Ablett reacts to a fan yelling abuse at Metricon Stadium. Photo: AAP Image/Jason O'Brien.

No players deserve that kind of abuse.

WATCH: Special present caps off visit for young fan

Rockhampton's Cooper McKean, 5, got a Maroons' cap from coach Kevin Walters. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

Young man scores best souvenir of the day

Thaiday backing Meninga to unite Kangaroos

CLOSE TIES: Former Maroons coach Mal Meninga watches Sam Thaiday in training for last year’s Origin series.

Thaiday believes the esteem in which Mal Meninga is held by players from both sides...

OPINION: Winning Origin may mean forgetting about ethics

Anthony Milford in action for the Broncos last Thursday night. Photo: AAP Image.

Surely what needs to be done to win the series, must be done.

Kevvy the Origin gatecrasher

New Queensland State of Origin coach Kevin Walters. Photo: AAP Image.

Walters still gets a buzz when he recalls going to his very first State of Origin...

Semi-trailer should be left in the Fijian garage

Man of the moment ... Semi Radradra celebrates with teammates. Photo: AAP Image.

LIKE most rugby league fans, I love watching big Semi Radradra in action.

Moylan playing Origin catch-up

Matt Moylan is back for Penrith. Photo: AAP Image.

The Penrith captain needs an explosive return from injury.

VIDEO: Is this the rugby league try of the year?

It was a gutsy and determined Grafton Ghosts that broke through the Nambucca Heads Roosters on Sunday afternnon at Frank McGuren Field.

A piece of ingenuity leads to a miracle try at Frank McGuren Field.

NRL player spotted at Rockhampton netball courts

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 11: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck of the Roosters is tackled during the NRL qualifying final match between the Sydney Roosters and the Melbourne Storm at Allianz Stadium on September 11, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Who was spotted at Rockhampton netball courts last night?

Reece Maughan is Bundaberg's new NRL Rookie

NRL ROOKIE: Reece Maughan. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail

The Easts captain has been selected out of 1300 people for the show.

Brahmans break Norths

WEAVE: David Kay comes up against a pair of Norths defenders on Saturday night.

Brahmans break Norths

Peats leads from the front in Titans’ win

PARTY TIME: Nathan Peats of the Titans (left) celebrates victory in a thriller against Penrith at Pepper Stadium.

Former Eel makes an instant impression at his new club

Barrett urges Sea Eagles to be on from the outset

GAME ON: Shark Andrew Fifita is tackled during the last meeting between his side and Manly in round three  at Brookvale Oval.

Another slow start against the Sharks tonight could prove fatal.

FA Cup win would cap individual career for Jedinak

Mile Jedinak  celebrates victory after the FA Cup semi final match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images.

Jedinak's side to take on Man United.

WFC stay on top

BIG WIN: Goal scorer Jesse Presenza in action at the weekend. Photo: Alison Langevad

WFC stay on top

The most Tweeted about moments from the Premier League

Wayne Rooney

The Premier League in Tweets - the moments that moved the thumbs

Big guns wrap up seasons in style

FC Barcelona's Luis Alberto Suarez from Uruguay celebrates after scoring his third goal against Granada during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday, May 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

Zidane admits Barcelona deserved to win La Liga

WFC takes win from Brothers

HEADS UP: Reserves player Richard Draper gets his head on the ball during the weekend WFC fixtures.

WFC takes win from Brothers

No Saturday night fever for jubliant Leicester City boss

Claudio Ranieri and his Leicester City players celebrate their English Premier League success.

Ranieri won't party too hard, despite EPL success.

The two batsmen who'll decide tonight's T20 world final

They're the two batsmen who'll decide the T20 World Cup

OUR SAY: 20 overs all too much for Aussies

India's Virat Kohli, left, and teammate MS Dhoni, right, are congratulated by Australia's James Faulkner after winning their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match by six wickets in Mohali, India, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

National team still not taking shorter form of game seriously

Selections not to blame for exit, says skipper

Steve Smith said he could have scored more runs at World T20.

Selections not to blame for exit, says skipper

Experiencing cricket’s crazy/beautiful

The Australian cricket team practices ahead of its match against New Zealand during the ICC World Twenty20 at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. Photo: Ashwini Bhatia/AP

JOSH SPASARO is a crazy cricket fan, but he’s got nothing on Indian supporters

100-run stand not enough

CENTURY MAKER: Bryce Fraser getting a top edge during the Valleys and Warriors semi-final clash on Saturday. Photo: Peter Carruthers

100-run stand not enough

Aussies find it tough on turning pitches

At a loss ... Australian captain Steve Smith after being dismissed. Photo: AAP Image.

Smith surprised by how much turn the wickets have provided.

Firebirds, Swifts all set for a grand final rematch

The Firebirds made it 21 straight with a 62-51 triumph over the winless Adelaide.

Eight is enough as Nine backs new netball competition

Queensland Firebirds players celebrate winning last season’s ANZ Championship grand final.

The most significant broadcasting rights agreement in the history of women's sport...

Chemistry has Verity Simmons in a Fever

Netball

FEVER wing attack Verity Simmons has bounced back after a tough 2015

Firebirds star Kim Ravaillion has point to prove

LOOKING BACK: Kim Ravaillion looks to pass in last season’s grand final against her old team the Sydney Swifts.

KIM Ravaillion has a point to prove against her former team.

Swifts’ win sets up a netball cracker

Under a cloud ... Firebirds sharpshooter Romela Aiken may be in doubt however. Photo: Getty Images.

It's all set up for a Firebirds and Swifts blockbuster rematch.

Flock of Firebirds fans to cheer Caitlyn Nevins in Melbourne

Netball

FIREBIRD Caitlyn Nevins won’t lack crowd support against the Vixens.

Firebirds ready to go again

CHAMPION: Firebirds captain Laura Geitz (captain) intercepts a pass in last year’s grand final win over the Swifts.

The hunter will be the hunted.