The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

SPORTSWORD

- WITH PETER THOMSON

ACROSS

1 Code-hopping Queensland State of Origin centre 2014-19 (8).

5 Britain’s reigning Olympic men’s golf champion (4).

7 Queensland’s former All Black flanker 2009-10 (5).

8 Former injury-dogged NSW Origin prop, Kade -- (7).

9 Rode four successive Golden Slipper Stakes winners late 1980searly ’90s (3).

10 All Black fullback switched to league with Manly 1990 (5).

12 Queensland State of Origin wing/fullback 1981-83 (7).

14 Host city 1984 Summer Olympics, abbrev (2).

15 Sydney Swans’ 2005 AFL grand final hero, -- Barry (3).

16 Champion Australian rugby league lock 1989-97 (5).

17 Queensland Reds Suer rugby captain (6). 19 Queensland winger made memorable two-try Origin debut 2006 (4).

22 World Cup-winning former All Black utility back, -- Dagg (6).

24 Famed US motorsport family that boasts nine Indy 500 victories (5).

25 Teen Bulldogs centre won NSW State of Origin debut 2010 (5).

26 Ipswich Jets rugby leaguecoac­hing brothers (6).

27 COVID-restricted southern hemisphere rugby competitio­n, -Nations (3).

29 Former Maroons State of Origin stalwart, -- Myles (4).

30 Kiwi mare won back-to-back Cox Plates 1999-2000 (7).

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2 Wallabies captain 2011-13 (7). 3 Last amateur to win men’s Australian Open golf title (8). 4 Symbol of trans-Tasman women’s cricket supremacy (4, 4). 5 Controvers­ial Queensland cricket umpire stood in 25 Tests 1963-71 (5).

6 Three-time Formula One champion dubbed the “Flying

Scot” (7).

11 Australia’s 2015 US PGA champion (3).

13 NSW State of Origin hooker 1985-94 (5).

16 Queensland Origin forward played in four grand finals for three different clubs 1996-2002 (7).

18 NSW paceman made Test debut v South Africa 2006 (5).

20 Trait often associated with successful spin bowlers (5).

21 Maroons utility back made 25 Origin appearance 1985-96, initials (2).

22 American golfer won three men’s US Opens in 16-year span 1974-90 (5).

23 Queensland Firebirds’ Jamaican netball trump (5).

27 Legendary Sydney racehorse trainer, initials (2).

28 Football code, abbrev (2). More crosswords sportsword.com.au

© 2018 Peter Thomson

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