Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar has been left “broken-hearted” by the ongoing trade dispute with the Magpies, according to Herald Sun journalist Jon Ralph.
Treloar was thrown into the trade rumour mill when it was revealed his wife Kim Ravaillion would resume her netball career with the Queensland Firebirds in the Super Netball competition.
However, the 27-year-old emphatically shut down those rumours, saying he wanted to remain in the black and white jumper.
Treloar is contracted with Collingwood until the end of the 2025 season and is set to earn $900,000 in 2021, but he was reportedly left “incredibly frustrated” to learn the Pies don’t want him there next season.
“People close to him say that he is broken-hearted,” Ralph told Fox Footy’s Trading Day.
“He just feels like as much as he might have to stay at Collingwood if the Bulldogs withdraw their interest and that medical has not yet come through despite the meeting, he just can’t see any way in which he’ll be there, given the way that the club has treated him.
“I think Collingwood just has to get him out.”
St Kilda champion Leigh Montagna said it would be a bad look if Treloar remained at Collingwood next season.
“There’s no way the Collingwood Football Club could try and save face with Adam Treloar walking back through the door.
“Adam might be able to (return), it depends on his character and whether he could handle it. His teammates still love him there, he’d still get a game and he’d still play good footy. But I don’t think Collingwood could have him back.”
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Cyclist Dylan Groenewegen was banned from racing for nine months following a horrific crash during the Tour of Poland in August.
Dutch cyclist Fabio Jakobsen was fighting for his life in a coma after he was thrown over a barrier at 80km/h in a sickening conclusion to the opening stage of the event.
Footage showed 23-year-old Jakobsen, of the Deceuninck-Quick Step, racing elbow-to-elbow with fellow Groenewegen of Jumbo-Visma as both men frantically tussled in a tight sprint to the line in Katowice.
However, Jakobsen came off worst, somersaulting over the barriers before colliding with a photographer after Groenewegen had veered suddenly to the right, squeezing his rival into the security wall.
On Wednesday, the International Cycling Union disciplinary panel decided Groenewegen cannot compete until May 7.
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The Boomers are set to unveil Brian Goorjian as the new Australian coach in the coming days.
Basketball Australia completed their interviews with prospective coaches on Tuesday, with Goorjian reinforcing his favouritism to replace Brett Brown.
The veteran mentor, who is back in Australia coaching the Hawks in the NBL, was always the preferred option and even had backing from the Players’ Association.
Goorjian coached the Boomers at the 2004 Athens and the 2008 Beijing Olympics while he ran Australian men’s workouts in Melbourne this off-season.
New South Wales Blues skipper Peter Nevill has apologised to paceman Mitchell Starc for prematurely declaring the state’s second innings on Tuesday.
Starc was just 14 runs away from a maiden first-class century when Nevill ended the Blues innings against Tasmania in Adelaide.
With only one day remaining in the match, Nevill wanted to ensure the Blues bowlers were allocated enough time to take 10 wickets in the fourth innings.
But Starc was less than impressed with his skipper’s decision, flinging his bat onto the floor as he returned to the dugout.
“We have had a bit of chat about it. I did apologise to him as well,” Nevill said on Wednesday.
“I’d love for him to get that milestone, but the most important thing was having a crack at them for 45 or 50 minutes last night. To get two wickets then as well made the job today that much easier.
“He’s obviously frustrated because he was batting really well and close to getting a hundred but there will be another opportunity for him no doubt if he keeps batting that way.”
However, Nevill’s call proved a masterstroke, with New South Wales securing an unlikely 146-run victory on Wednesday.
Virat Kohli could be about to spend his next two weeks of Australian quarantine in Brad Fittler’s penthouse suite.
Following Wednesday night’s State of Origin, the NSW Blues are due to check out of their Pullman Hotel home base at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday morning, at which time the facility will be immediately locked down for the arrival of Kohli’s Team India.
The hotel will be completely locked down to the public, with no other guests staying except the cricketers.
Kohli will be getting the pick of the rooms, and given the tight turnaround – will be hoping the bio-security deep clean the hotel will undertake on Thursday manages to get rid of any deep heat and strapping tape left over from Origin II.
Indian and Australian cricketers will be permitted to train out at Blacktown International Sports Park during their quarantine.
Coming off a second podium in the 2020 season, Australian F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo “can’t wait” for Sunday’s race in Turkey.
With the F1 returning to Istanbul this weekend, Ricciardo concedes he is fairly unfamiliar with the Turkish track.
“I’ve only done one session there in Free Practice 1 in 2011 and it was in the wet, so if it’s dry, it’ll basically be a new track for me,” Ricciardo said.
“It’s an awesome circuit and a lot of fun to drive. It’s going to be pretty cool in a modern Formula 1 car with some fast corners and long periods of time on the throttle.
“I think it will provide good racing as overtaking should be more straightforward [than Imola]. I think it’s a pretty complete circuit, so I’m certainly looking forward to that.
“I think full beans around there is going to be awesome. Turn 8 is a great corner, but so is Turn 1, the downhill, unsighted left. It’s really cool!”
The next generation of Australian cricket is set to be unveiled when national selectors name the Test squad for the upcoming four-match series against India.
Having set the Sheffield Shield alight this summer, young gun Will Pucovski and Cameron Green set to be rewarded with a spot in the 17-player squad, according to the News Corp’s Ben Horne.
Despite a lean period with the bat, opening batsman Joe Burns is also expected to make the squad, but may lose his spot alongside David Warner for the in-form Pucovski.
Meanwhile, New South Wales paceman Sean Abbott is expected to earn a surprise call-up, having dominated the Sheffield Shield with bat and ball.
Although the tournament has offered primarily conditions suited to batting, Abbott has snared 14 wickets at 17.92 in three matches.
Mitchell Swepson will be the other notable inclusion, the Queensland tweaker proving a match-winner in the Sheffield Shield with ball in hand.
He will pair with Test stalwart Nathan Lyon, but may not earn a Baggy Green until the New Year’s match at the SCG.
The first Test against India is set to commence on Thursday, December 17 with a day-night match under lights at Adelaide Oval.
POTENTIAL AUSTRALIAN TEST SQUAD
David Warner, Will Pucovski, Joe Burns, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Cameron Green, Tim Paine (c), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, James Pattinson, Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson, Sean Abbott
An unfortunate amateur cyclist was left in agony, after falling off his bike into a cactus bush.
Diego Moreno was riding at the back of a pack of three in the City Park area of Buenos Aires, when the horrible incident occurred.
One moment he was cruising along as normal, before he found himself tumbling into the spikes the next.
The unlucky rider then had to have thousands of thorns removed from his body.
Cyclist ended up in the cactus 🌵 pic.twitter.com/PVo1Ks6rQs
— World Of Sport (@funsportsgifs) October 31, 2020
Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans seemingly didn’t appreciate being left in the lurch by another of his teammates.
NSW steamrolled its way to a convincing 34-10 win at ANZ Stadium to send the three-match series to a decider next week.
Cherry-Evans, who had to carry the burden of the playmaking responsibilities once his halves partner Cameron Munster was ruled out, looked to give Tino Fa’asuamaleaui a stern talking to in the dressing room after full-time.
Playing in his maiden Origin series, Fa’asuamaleaui lost his temper and spent 10 minutes on the sidelines.
Channel 9’s cameras caught Cherry-Evans looking Fa’asuamaleaui in the eye in the Queensland inner sanctum as he laid down some home truths.
The Maroons halfback didn’t look happy as he addressed his young teammate, pointing his finger with plenty of purpose.
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Rugby fans will see the return of trans-Tasman Super Rugby clashes next year with a six week competition to be announced, according to a report.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported the five New Zealand and five Australian Super Rugby franchises which each face-off once before a final between the top two sides of the competition.
According to the newspaper, the matches will begin in May following the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa competition which was revealed earlier this week.
It means New Zealand franchises could play up to 14 matches in 2021, if they reach two finals, with seven home games if a trans-Tasman bubble is open by May.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the competition will be officially announced in the next week.