It’ll be stumps for several clubs in Europe’s second-most club football competition as the Pool stage of the Europe League draws to a close this morning. Three clubs; Red Bull Salzburg, Eintract Frankfurt and Chelsea have the opportunity to complete a perfect record of results by securing their sixth win in as many matches.
Australia will attempt to square the ledger when they line up opposite India in the second test at Perth’s Optus Stadium from this afternoon. Tim Paine’s men appeared to have India on the ropes after an outstanding Day 1 performance in Adelaide, but they ultimately fell to the world’s number 1-ranked test nation by a measly 31 runs. On a deck that should suit their world-class fast bowling fraternity down to the ground, the Aussies have firmed into odds-on favouritism.
Week 15 of the NFL season is underway with a bang this morning when the AFC West-leading Chiefs host the in-form LA Chargers, who sit a solitary win behind the home side in overall standings. The result of this game will go a long way towards deciding which team automatically qualifies for the playoffs.
Corey Norman was released from the final year of his contract by the Parramatta Eels on Thursday and is set to sign a three-year contract with St George today. The Dragons limped into the NRL semi-finals this year and remain $15 shots to lift the Provan-Summons Trophy in 2019.