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New South Wales have won the first game of the 2021 State of Origin rugby league series.

The Blues scored 30 unanswered second-half points to beat Queensland 50-6 in game one in Townsville.

The result was their biggest win in State of Origin history.

Tom Trbojevic scored a hat-trick of tries for New South Wales, while Brian To’o and Latrell Mitchell also bagged doubles The Blues outscored Queensland eight tries to one .

The Blues converted all of their tries with halfback Nathan Cleary finishing with a 16 point haul.

Game two of the three match series is in Brisbane at the end of the month.

The six Premier League clubs involved in the European Super League (ESL) have been fined over £20m between them.

Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal were part of a breakaway league aimed at preserving their status.

The Premier League fined is around £3.5m for each club.

The Premier League have also said that if clubs attempt to break away again, they will face more fines or even Premier League point deductions.

The fines will help fund grassroots football and community projects.

The Tall Ferns are struggling to find games at the moment.

Currently, our women’s team is ranked 5th in the Asian region. However, it is a strong area of basketball with 3 of the top 10 countries in the world all coming from this area – China, Australian and Japan.

However, the team is unable to secure any games at the moment due to Covid-19.

Coach Guy Molloy has just completed a 3 week tour of New Zealand. But is now in lockdown in Melbourne, unable to move around or see his players.

Hi aim is to get the Tall Ferns to finish in the top four at the Asia Cup, which will be held in September. The Asia Cup is scheduled to take place from 27 September to 3 October in India.

Lisa Carrington has been entered into four events at the up coming Tokyo Olympic Games.

She will be racing her favoured K1 200m and K1 500m classes, as well as being in the crew for the two-person K2 500m and the four-person K4 500m.

The two-time gold medalist is excited by the challenge of entering so many events.

“I guess I kinda figured, if I can do it, why not try,” Carrington said after the announcement.

It will not be the first time Carrington has competed in so many events. The 31-year-old had contested all four events at both the 2017 and 2018 world championships – medalling in all four on each occasion.

The Wellington Phoenix have missed out on the 2021 A-League playoffs.

The Wellington Phoenix needed results to go their way before their final game of the season.

However, with Adelaide United drawing their final game, they secured the final spot.

However, the Phoenix didn’t let that stop them from producing an excellent final display – beating Macarthur FC 3-0. The result means that they went unbeaten in their final 11 games of the season.

Wellington Phoenix head coach Ufuk Talay says that the up and down season cost his side. The Phoenix picked up 15 points from their first 15 games but banked 23 from their final 11.

One of the key reasons for the return to form was the mid-season return of former captain Steven Taylor and the prolific form of striker Tomer Hemed.

Black Caps batsman Devon Conway has scored double century on his test debut.

Conway scored 200 in the first innings against England at Lords. Conway score was a record for the highest score on test debut at the ground, passing former India batsman Sourav Ganguly’s score of 131 in 1996.

The South African-born batsman guided New Zealand to 378 all out after captain Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat first.

This is the first of two tests before the Black Caps play India in the World Test Championship final.

Japan’s Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the 2021 French Open.

The move comes after she was fined for not appearing in any post match conferences.

Before the tournament, Osaka said she would not attend media conferences. She said that the way journalists quiz players was impacting on her mental well-being.

She was fined $20,000 by the Roland Garros referee. Added to this, Grand Slam organisers issued a statement saying she may be expelled from future majors if she fails to change her stance.

Osaka, is the current world number two and one of the biggest name’s in women’s sport. She has since explained she has had depression since 2018.

The Stars are back on top of the ANZ Netball Championship after a 57-56 victory over the Tactix.

The Stars are now three points clear from the Mystics, and then behind them is log jam of 3 other teams.

The Stars have 18 points, Mystics, 15, Pulse and Steel 12, Tactix 11 and Magic 5.

This year is one of the closest competitions with all teams capable of beating each other on any day.

At this stage 21 of the 45 games have been played with the final round robin games on the 5th July. Following that top three teams will enter a playoff competition.

Colombia’s Egan Bernal has won the 2021 Giro d’Italia.

Bernal kept his composure throughout a tough final week to claim his second grand tour victory.

He completed his victory with a safe ride in the final time trial, a 30.3-km effort around Milan to beat Italian Damiano Caruso by one minute 29 seconds.

Bernal is one of the world’s best riders having won the 2019 Tour de France.

New Zealand’s George Bennett finished 11th overall, 25 minutes behind Bernal.

Next up for Bernal and Bennet is the Olympics road race, being held in Tokyo.

Chelsea have been crownd the Kings of Europe after beating Manchester City 1-0 in Portugal.

The victory was Chelsea second Champions League title. The game was decided by a first half goal from Kai Havertz.

Havertz, from Germany, latched onto Mason Mount’s through pass and evaded goalkeeper Ederson before rolling the ball into an empty net in the 42nd minute to decide a tight encounter.

Despite winning three of the last four Premier League titles City were unable to get a goal.

For Chelsea’s German manager, Thomas Tuchel, the triumph comes after his Paris St Germain side suffered defeat in last season’s final against Bayern Munich.