The Socceroos have narrowly missed out on defeating Germany, after the World Cup winners levelled late to secure a 2-2 draw in a friendly.

The Dragons have launched an investigation into allegations centre Dane Nielsen bit a woman on the leg at a nightclub in Cronulla.

Clarke confident Australia can handle the pressure; Hawthorne popular choice to win; Dragons investigating claims around Nielson; Wanderers smash Roar.

Lawyers for former AFL footballer Nick Stevens have appealed against his eight month jail sentence after it was handed down in court.