Which team does the fan base most dislike?

Has there been a recent NRL grand final where so much fan antagonism has been aimed at the two combatants?

Durko's Dissections for the grand final

Jesse Bromwich of the Storm on the charge in the NRL preliminary final against the Raiders at AAMI Park.

Tony Durkin looks at who will win out of the Sharks and Storm.

Geva's energised by shift to Sunshine Coast Lightning

Geva Mentor is itching to play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

Defender sees Lightning as crucial to her Comm Games hopes.

Storm is warned ahead of NRL grand final

Storm players Cameron Munster and Cooper Cronk during a Melbourne Storm training session.

Ex-Storm star says team should break the mould in decider

One last honour in reach for Storm skipper Smith

Cameron Smith of the Storm runs in to score a try.

Cameron Smith has never won the Clive Churchill Medal.

A-League going from strength to strength

Brett Holman of the Brisbane Roar, Tim Cahill of Melbourne City and Bobo of Sydney FC pose for photographs during an A-League pre-season media conference.

Brett Holman and Tim Cahill cannot wait for the new season to start.

Former Dogs ready to support club's shot at glory

Current Suns coach Rodney Eade, who was in charge of the Bulldogs from 2005-11.

Bulldogs have lost seven preliminary finals since 1961.

Icon Norm finally returning to grand final week

GRAND STAGE: Norm Provan will be back where he belongs.

Decision to 'retire' from public appearances has been reversed.

Team of the future brimming with talent

Latrell Mitchell of the Roosters.

We select ARM's team of future representative stars.

Breaking up is hard to do ... just ask these NRL personalities

Tigers hooker Robbie Farah, who will move to the Rabbitohs next season.

We look at the biggest NRL break-ups of 2016.

Chris Bond steeled for more Games gold in Rio

FIRED UP: Chris Bond takes the ball upfield during Australia's win over Great Britain.

Chris Bond takes pride in being a "big-game player”.

Curtis McGrath: Soldiering on at Rio Paralympics

Curtis McGrath celebrates after qualifying for the Paralympics earlier this year.

Soldier became world champion in para-canoe in just two years.

Torita Isaac fit and ready to fire in Rio

Australian Paralympic team member Torita Isaac.

The 21-year-old is among the favourites to win the Paralympics 400m.

Storm so boring they're enchanting

Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith and coach Craig Bellamy attend a press conference at AAMI Park.

A lot of people don't like how Melbourne plays.

A Prickly Ricky gives his Raiders the edge

Raiders Ricky Stuart has turned some of his players from outcasts to stars.

What coach has done this season is nothing short of amazing.

Paralympic performance we can all be proud of

Team Australia celebrates after winning the match against the United States in the men's wheelchair rugby gold medal match at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Australia finished fifth on the medal tally.

Extra time wins out against golden point

Cowboy Coen Hess is congratulated by treammates on his try during the NRL elimination final against the Broncos at 1300 SMILES Stadium in Townsville.

Time to get rid of golden point during the regular rounds.

AFL-created 'monster' gobbling up its rivals

GROWING FORCE: Tom Scully (centre) celebrates with his Giants teammates after kicking a goal against the Swans on Saturday.

GWS has blossomed into a great team with great players.

Two hesitant referees are botching the game

NO PENALTY: Bronco James Roberts kicks out at Titan Ryan Simpkins.

Commentators scathing of match officials.

Cronk favourite to win second Dally M

Cooper Cronk at a Melbourne Storm media session at AAMI Park.

Storm player could be the ninth halfback to win in past 30 years.

Storm stars to call on all their experience

Cameron Smith during a Melbourne Storm media session at AAMI Park.

Melbourne has 15 games of grand final experience.

Decider to feature contrast of styles and storylines

Cooper Cronk of the Storm holds off Aidan Sezer of the Raiders in the preliminary final at AAMI Park.

Cronulla against Melbourne will be sentiment versus experience.

Foran takes to social media to praise fans and slam media

Former Parramatta player Kieran Foran watches an Eels training session in Sydney.

Troubled 26-year-old has signed a one-year deal with the Warriors.

Warriors star in demand in NRL

WANTED: Ben Matulino of the Warriors.

Clubs in the running to sign Warriors star.

Sharks have plenty of bite, says Storm star

WARY OF SHARKS: Melbourne Storm star Cooper Cronk.

Round 26 win means nothing, says Cronk.

Mackay AFL player celebrates premiership he can't remember

Mackay City Hawks' Nick Morton with his wife Victoria and their daughter Isabelle after this year's grand final just an hour or so before he drove himself home.

Mackay City Hawks player can't remember his premiership win

Boyd vows to savour the moment, not focus on future

Western Bulldogs player Matthew Boyd.

Veteran still to have talks on a new contract for next season.

Brownlow winner Dangerfield says he can get even better

Patrick Dangerfield celebrates his 2016 Brownlow Medal win.

But Cat says preliminary final defeat to Sydney still hurting.

Manchester City wary of wounded Celtic

Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta celebrates after scoring.

English side heading to Glasgow for Champions League clash.

Victory players out to impress in FFA Cup

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat.

Kevin Muscat's men to visit NPL side Bentleigh Greens.

Coach delighted with form of young Roos

Australian player Steve Kuzmanovski (left) celebrates with Joshua Andrew Hope after scoring against Thailand in Hanoi.

Australia records 5-1 win over Thailand in tournament final.

Hammers struggling after defeat to Saints

Southampton's Charlie Austin celebrates scoring his side's first goal against West Ham.

Hammers lose fourth game of season.

Demanding Guardiola still wanting more

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Swansea.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants more from Sergio Aguero.

Brett the Roar's x-factor

READY TO ROAR: Brisbane player Brandon Borello.

Brandon Borello says Brett Holman will boost the Roar

First Sunshine Coast women's cricket comp ready to go

READY TO PLAY: A women's competition will be held on the Sunshine Coast.

At least four teams will be in the first Coast women's cricket comp.

Floros honoured to assume Bulls captaincy

Jason Floros of the Bulls prepares to bowl.

All-rounder taken aback when asked to take over as skipper.

Worrall keen to get in the swing of things in South Africa

Dan Worrall of the Stars celebrates dismissing David Willey of the Scorchers during a Big Bash League.

Swing bowler has been warned not to expect much movement.

Tremain ready to take his chances for Australia

ON THE RISE: Chris Tremain will be hoping for more celebrations like this.

Chris Tremain is determined to take his chances.

Elbow injury could force AB out of Tests

South Africa's captain AB de Villiers could miss the one-day series against Australia and maybe the tour to Australia.

AB de Villiers could miss the one-day series against Australia

Fringe players have chance to shine, says Lehmann

Melbourne Stars player Daniel Worrall bowls against the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League match at the WACA in January.

Aussies set play Ireland and South Africa.

Sunshine Coast Lightning roster boasts plenty of spark

THE Sunshine Coast Lightning's coach is excited to have the likes of Laura Langman and Geva Mentor in her side.

Lightning completes playing roster with swag of signings

BIG SIGNING: England's Geva Mentor, left, will play for the Sunshine Coast Lightning.

NEW national league team announces eight more signings.

Assistant tips tough pre-season for Lightning

Sunshine Coast Lighting assistant coach Kylee Byrne.

New assistant ready for big pre-season.

Sunshine Coast Lightning names inaugural CEO

IN THE HOT SEAT: Danielle Smith will oversee the Lightning's operations in its first season in the new-look netball league.

Danielle Smith will oversee operations at the club.

Lightning looking to net top talents

RECENTLY APPOINTED: Sunshine Coast Lightning coach Noeline Taurua.

Coast's new national team looking to land some big names

Diamonds shooter shines in Quad Series win

Jane Watson of the Silver Ferns and Caitlin Bassett of the Diamonds compete for the ball.

Caitlin Bassett shines for the Diamonds in Melbourne.

Diamonds know they must lift game against New Zealand

SHARPSHOOTER: Australia's Caitlin Bassett will be a handful for New Zealand to contain when they clash this weekend.

Silver Ferns set to turn on the defensive pressure.

Ladbrokes: Underwood Stakes seemingly a two-horse race

The Underwood Stakes is the feature race at Caulfield and the betting market with Ladbrokes suggests it is a race between Black Heart Bart and Lucia Valentina.

Fradd adds to record with Sunshine Coast double

WINNER: Kwanza won the Sporting Chance Foundation Open Handicap yesterday.

Fradd-White double act cleans up at Corbould Park

Winx in a class of her own in George Main Stakes

Chris Waller has won three of the past four editions.

Weir chases first Makybe Diva Stakes win

Victorian trainer saddling up three runners.

Racing Queensland snub turf club and dogs... again

NO SHOW: Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching is perplexed by the lack of Ipswich representation within the Racing Queensland advisory panels.

False start for Ipswich: Turf club left to run own race

Cult hero is hoping to clean up again

The Cleaner aiming to win event for a historic third time.

Cult hero hoping to clean up again

The Cleaner aiming to win event for a historic third time.

McIlroy inspired by Clarke's Ryder Cup leadership

FedEx Cup winner Rory McIlroy will be wanting to add another Ryder Cup to his collection when it gets under way in Minnesota.

Palmer to inspire US in Ryder Cup

Jimmy Walker will join the US Ryder Cup team in paying tribute to the late Arnold Palmer.

USA's Ryder Cup team will be moved by the memory of Arnold Palmer.

Nicklaus leads tributes to golfing great Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer, left, with Australian Jason Day. Palmer has died aged 87.

Seven-time major winner Arnold Palmer has died in Pittsburgh.

McIlroy ends season with huge pay day

Rory McIlroy reacts after sinking his birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole to win the Tour Championship.

Rory McIlroy win secures FedEx Cup and $10m bonus.