Broncos coach Wayne Bennett and Maroons captain Cameron Smith were among the mourners who paid tribute to fallen Sunshine Coast player James Ackerman. Katrina Blowers reports.

The Hockeyroos are one win away from qualifying for next year's Rio Olympics. They advanced to the last four of the World League semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Italy.

Wallabies superstar Israel Folau says he's found a happy home after signing a new three-year deal with the Australian Rugby Union.