Coaches in the AFL and NRL are fined for criticising officials, so maybe they should take the lead of Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle.

Clarkson says he "wishes he had walked away"; Gallen likely to miss Origin; Mavericks coach tapes his mouth closed to avoid criticizing referees.

FIRST ON 7: A deranged Essendon fan has threatened to bash one of the AFL's biggest names, during a heated confrontation on Lygon Street. Georgia Main reports.

Paul Gallen’s mystery hip injury is causing major concerns at Cronulla and for the Blues heading into Origin next month. Josh Massoud reports.