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DANIEL COLLINS BOUNCES BACK AT COOLUM

Redhead surf lifesaver Daniel Collins has moved into the top 20 in the National Ironman Series, following an impressive result in round two on the Sunshine Coast. After failing to qualify for the final at the opening event in Queenscliff, Collins was inside the top two after the swim and on the ski in the decider at Coolum, before dropping back to finish sixth. Lily Costello was 20th in her first professional final, with 18-year-old Gold Coaster Brielle Cooper leading the race from start to finish.

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TWO DEFEATS ON THE TROT FOR JETS

The Jets women sank to their second straight loss in the W-League, beaten by Canberra United 2-1. The Jets hit the front inside 10 minutes when American import Erin Gilliland earned a penalty. Emily van Egmond was cool under pressure from the spot. But Canberra equalised shortly after the break thanks to Ashleigh Sykes. The visitors then hit the front in the 67th minute through Toni Pressley.

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JILLAROOS SHOW NO MERCY AGAINST ENGLAND

The Jillaroos have continued their winning ways at the Women’s Rugby League World Cup, belting England 38-0 this afternoon. Up by 24 at the break, the Aussies extended their advantage shortly after. The Hunter’s Caitlin Moran then put her stamp on the game. The home side will face Canada in the third round on Wednesday.

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