Were you unaware of the history of these teams the transformation from one half of the game to the other would have seemed fanciful.
With the NRL’s home and away season coming to a conclusion, the time for awards is looming. Michael Chammas spoke with some former greats of the game and members of Fairfax Media’s league reporting group to come up with a team of the season.
Australia's mens 4 x 100m freestyle relay team, that famously misfired in London, has rebounded to form with a stirring victory over the United States at the Pan Pacs championships on the Gold Coast.
There is no hiding at Eden Park. The rain, wind and mud confused the picture in Sydney a week ago, allowing the Wallabies to draw with the All Blacks and their fans to hope.
Dual international Israel Folau has described the All Blacks’ Bledisloe Cup lesson as one of the toughest losses of his career.
Roy Masters, legend has it, is the man who introduced the infamous face-slapping rituals employed by the Western Suburbs teams of the late 1970s. This is not so.
The father of former Cronulla forward Kade Snowden has taken aim at the club's 2011 coaching staff, saying the players have them to blame for unfairly being branded drug cheats.
South Sydney blew the opportunity to move into pole position and grasp one hand on the minor premiership after slumping to a disappointing loss at home to a rampant North Queensland Cowboys.
Michael Hooper says the Wallabies "are not a broken entity" despite being blown off the park by the All Blacks' shock-and-awe tactics in Auckland on Saturday.
It is not often said about Greater Western Sydney that they threw away a game they should have won but that was the case for the Giants on Saturday night.