Sports wrap – 4th June

Sports wrap – 4th June

FOOTBALL

Socceroos playmaker Tom Rogic has been left out of Australia’s 23 man squad for the FIFA World Cup, after injuring himself in a warm-up match.

Coach Ange Postecoglou has been forced to name his final team overnight, and experienced player Luke Wilkshire has been another surprise axing.

Mark Birighitti  and  Josh Kennedy are the others to miss the cut.

But veteran player Tim Cahill, Mark Bresciano and Mark Milligan will become the first players to represent Australia at three World Cups.

 

TENNIS

Novak Djokovic is through to the semi finals of French Open, defeating Canadian Milos Raonic, 7-5 , 7-6, 6-4, and will now face Ernest Gulbis in the semis.

In the women’s draw, Maria Sharapova has staged a comeback against Garbine Murgurza in the quarter finals, to win the match in three sets, 1-6, 7-5, 6-1.

But Aussie duo Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellaqua have been knocked out in the quarter final of women’s doubles, going down to Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, 6-0, 6-1.

 

RUGBY LEAGUE

Parramatta have re-signed winger Semi Radrada, on a four year NRL contract extension.

Radrada debuted for the Eels last year, and his new contract takes him through until the end of 2018.

 

CRICKET

South African batsman Hasham Amla has been named as the country’s new test cricket captain, replacing the retiring Graeme Smith.

The 31 year old has been chosen over fellow batsmen A B Devilliers and Faf Du Plessis.

 

AFL

Gold Coast Suns  defender Steven May has agreed to a three year contract extension with the club.

May joins original draftees David Swallow, Sam Day and Brandon Matera, who have also re-committed to the club this year.

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