Perth

Sydney Bledisloe unlikely with Perth frontrunner to host All Blacks in 2021

While there is a lot of water to go under the bridge before the international calendar kicks off in July, rugby officials are desperate to ensure the Wallabies feature in more than 2020′s tally of six tests.

Australia squared off against the Kiwis in four consecutive tests last year. Michael Hooper’s men drew the first test in Wellington, fell in Auckland and Sydney to ultimately squander the Bledisloe Cup, before salvaging some pride in Brisbane with a 24-22 victory.

160 Ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers arrive in Perth

A total of 160 workers travelled on an Air Vanuatu plane a day after another aircraft transported seasonal workers to Tasmania.

Both groups are now in mandatory quarantine in government isolation facilities.

During the 14-day quarantine period, the workers will be tested for Covid-19 to ensure that they do not pose a health risk to the local communities.

The workers are part of the Federal Government’s Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme.

An earlier group of 162 seasonal workers arrived in Western Australia last month when the SWP restarted.

Man accused of Perth family massacre named

Anthony Robert Harvey, 24, is accused of killing his twin two-year-old girls, his three-year-old daughter, his partner and his mother-in-law.

Their bodies were found at the Coode St home on Sunday after Harvey visited a local police station.

The tragedy has stunned neighbours, who haven't seen the family in over a week.

"We thought they were on holiday, they haven't been there all week," Desrae Cambos told 7 News.

One neighbour told WA Today she often saw children playing in front of the house.

Perth may have more chance of joining Super League than the NRL

After beating the NRL to the punch by playing a premiership fixture on the other side of the world, English officials have revealed there had been discussions about a Perth team joining the likes of Toronto, New York, London and Toulouse in an expanded Super League.

"We've got New York and a number of other areas very interested and there are whispers from Perth that they are interested because there is a direct flight now into London," Wigan owner Ian Lenagan said.

Fijian Drua host Perth in top of the table clash

The defending champion Spirit are the competition's top try-scorers, have made the most attacking metres and clean breaks, beaten the most defenders and won the most turnovers.

Both teams are level on ten points with two wins from three games but the only stats the Fijians lead the competition in are yellow cards and penalties conceded.

Head coach Senirusi Seruvakula says the Drua are looking forward to playing in front of a big home crowd in Suva with a chance to go clear at the top of the table.

Warriors leave Perth empty handed again

The result was only the beginning of the New Zealand based team's woes, as they endured a nightmare day in Perth.

Veteran Ryan Hoffman and young forward Albert Vete both face extended stints on the sidelines after copping broken bones.

Vete broke his arm in the first half of the loss, while Hoffman didn't even get on the field.

The 33-year-old's final season at the Warriors will now be heavily shortened after he broke a metatarsal bone in his foot while stretching at the team hotel.

Australian researchers using silkworms to repair damaged eardrums

Who would have thought silkworms could be used to repair damaged eardrums?

A team with researchers based in Perth and Melbourne is moving towards clinical trials of a device that incorporates silk in an ear implant.

Named "ClearDrum", it looks like a contact lens, but is instead a device on which the patient's cells can grow.

Perth-based surgeon Professor Marcus Atlas said silk was the preferred choice because it was flexible.