Australia: Finals time for Australia's 3x3 teams

Every team’s run home: Who has toughest schedule for rest of NRL season after Round 19

  Every team’s run home: Who has toughest schedule for rest of NRL season after Round 19 We’re down to the final six rounds of the regular season which will determine more than just who misses the playoffs. Careers are on the line for players, coaches and administrators as the 16 NRL teams jockey for position over the closing weeks of the schedule. A few match officials should be potentially be cleaning out their desks after Sunday night’s horrendous call which got the Cowboys home by a point against the poor old Tigers.

Australia's women's 3x3 basketball team are one win away from the gold-medal game while a loss to England means the men have to go the long way in Birmingham.

The Australian women's 3x3 team are through to the Commonwealth Games semis. © James Ross/AAP PHOTOS The Australian women's 3x3 team are through to the Commonwealth Games semis.

A 21-2 defeat of Sri Lanka ensured Australia's women topped their pool and will face the winners of England and Kenya in Monday night's Commonwealth Games semi-final.

Impressive in two opening-day wins in the sport's debut, Australia's men stumbled in a 17-12 loss to the hosts at the Smithfield venue.

Daniel Johnson continued his good form with eight points but England were never headed, maintaining their lead until the clock expired after 10 minutes to top their pool.

That booked them direct entry into the final four, while Australia will play Scotland for a spot in the final should they beat Kenya on Monday.

How the Aussies Fared in Birmingham: Day 5 .
How the Aussies fared on Day 5 of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. © Dean Lewins/AAP PHOTOS One pole vaulter to another ... Kurtis Marschall celebrates Nina Kennedy's Commonwealth Games gold.

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