Sports wrap 30th May

Sports wrap 30th May

Rugby League

Josh Reynolds is free to play for NSW in game two of State of Origin, after having his dangerous throw charge downgraded.

Reynolds was handed a Grade 2 charge for a lifting tackle on the Maroons’s Brent Tate in the opening Origin match on Wednesday night.

But he pleaded guilty at the NRL judiciary overnight, and has had the charge downgraded to a Grade 1, meaning he will not miss any matches, either for the Blues of Canterbury

 

The Penrith Panthers has confirmed Jamal Idris will be taken a break from rugby league, effective immediately, due to personal reasons.

The club says the move has nothing to do with disciplinary action, and have asked the public to respect his privacy at this time.

 

AFL

The Sydney Swans handed Geelong a humiliating 110 point defeat, in last night’s AFL action at the SCG.

The Swans have broken the record for the biggest winning margin over the Cats, with their    22- 16 -148 to 5-8-38.

 

North Melbourne have confirmed the re-signing of midfielder Ryan Bastinac, until the end of the 2017 season.

The 22 year old was due to come off-contract at the end of this season, but the Kangaroos have confirmed he has signed a three year contract extension.

 

Tennis

Sam Stosur is the only remaining Aussie at the French Open, with Marinko Matosevic and Casey Dellaqua both suffering second round losses.

7th seed Andy Murray easily accounted for Matosevic, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.

Casey Dellaqua put up a fight against Lucie Safarova, but eventually went down 6-1, 5-7, 6-3.

 

Basketball

Australia has overcome a sluggish start, to post a win over China in the Sino-Australia Challenge in Perth.

The Boomers trailed the young Chinese side for the majority of the match, before coming to life in the final quarter, to post a 97-95 victory.

 

Cycling

Aussie Cadel Evans has suffered a blow in the Giro d’Italia, dropping from third in the overall standings to ninth.

Colombian Julian Arredondo has won the 18th stage, while compatriot Nairo Quintana remains in the overall lead.

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