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New South Wales has defeated Queensland in both the Men's and Women's Cup Finals at the National Sevens Championships to make it a clean sweep of titles across the seniors and youth events over the past two weekends.

The Westfield Matildas were unable to follow up an impressive first up performance at the 2015 Cyprus Cup as they went down 3-0 to a Jodie Taylor inspired England in the early hours of Monday morning.

Queensland’s Dan Wilson has begun his 2015 World Triathlon Series campaign with an encouraging 12th place in a star-studded field in Abu Dhabi.

TRIATHLON: Charlotte McShane has produced the finest World Triathlon Series performance of her short career with a fast finishing seventh in the opening race of the 2015 series in Abu Dhabi.

General view of Suncorp Stadium on July 8, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia.

GAMES: Brisbane has shot out of the blocks in its efforts to host the 2028 Olympics, but will settle into a marathon pace as it works out how much the venture will cost.

Ryan Bailie sprints from transition at ITU World Cup in Kitzbuhel, Austria.

TRIATHLON: Olympians Emma Moffatt and Brendan Sexton will spearhead a six-strong Australian team when the ITU World Triathlon Series kicks off in a new frontier in Abu Dhabi

Silver medallist Michael Diamond of Australia competes in the Trap Men Finals of the ISSF World Cup Shotgun on April 11, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

SHOOTING: Australia’s most decorated shotgun shooter, dual Olympic gold medallist Michael Diamond has secured a silver medal in Men’s Trap at the ISSF World Cup in Mexico

Gina Rinehart at the 2013 Swimmer of the Year Awards, alongside World Champion swimmer Cate Campbell and Swimming Australia President John Bertrand.

SWIMMING: Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has signed up as major sponsor of the Australian swimming team in a major boost for the sport.

Kent Callister of Australia competes during the FIS Snowboard World Cup 2015 Men's Snowboard Halfpipe Final during the U.S. Grand Prix at Park City Mountain on March 1, 2015 in Park City, Utah. Callister finished 3rd for his first World Cup podium.

SNOWBOARD: Australian teenager Kent Callister won his first World Cup medal when he finished third in the snowboard halfpipe event in Park City, USA.

The start of the swimming leg of the Women's Triathlon on the Brisbane River during the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia - September 2001.

GAMES: The men who earned Australia the 2000 Sydney Olympics believe Brisbane is in a strong position to be the country's next host city.