Test great Justin Langer has denied throwing Matt Renshaw "under the bus", saying he was merely highlighting the increasing pressure that is building on the out-of-form opener.
England paceman James Anderson says his team's rusty display with the ball in the weekend's tour match isn't anything to be worried about.
Australia's Ashes puzzle is no closer to being solved, with the opening Sheffield Shield round tossing up more questions than answers for national selectors - apart from an emphatic display by returning quick Mitchell Starc as he tore through the Redbacks at Adelaide Oval.
West Coast elimination final hero Luke Shuey has branded the debate over his contentious last-minute free kick against Port Adelaide as irrelevant.
West Coast coach Adam Simpson has scoffed at talk his team can treat their AFL finals tilt as a free hit, saying they have everything to lose heading into tomorrow night's elimination final against Port Adelaide.
If West Coast are going to win this year's AFL premiership, they are going to have to snatch it from the clouds.