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DAVID KOCH New this morning,
name and shame - the radical Queensland plan to
publicly identify young criminals. Plus breaking overnight - Rugby league drug cloud. Have the Roosters fallen foul
of authorities? Also, grand final countdown. And Justin Timberlake. It's a Sunrise exclusive
on Thursday 26 September 2013.

Right across Australia,
this is Sunrise on Seven. Now, live from Brekky Central,
Kochie and Sam. Good morning. There's nothing like waking up to
Justin Timberlake.

Believe me, I would not know!But you imagine that's what it is like. I would stalk him if I could. Our exclusive interview is coming up.Is he coming down under here.No, I think Nelson has interviewed him.

We'll also put another $20,000
on the line from Grant's Million Dollar Minute. Stay by your phone,
because you could win cash! So let's get breakfast started
with a Seven News update, from Nat. Rugby League club
the Sydney Roosters are under a drug cloud with the club admitting it sacked
a sports nutrition company, after players' blood tests
returned elevated readings for the banned substance
human growth hormone. Details of the blood test results
for six players, were found on the phone
of an organised crime figure that was seized by police. The club says the tests
were conducted without its consent. The information has since been
referred to ASADA. Union representatives will meet
with Telstra today to try and reverse a decision
by the telco to cut more than 1,000 jobs. Telstra announced its decision
to slash 1,100 jobs yesterday as part of a major restructure. It'll affect technicians, customer
service workers and managerial staff across five states. It's very, very important we continue to reshape
and reconfigure Telstra, aligned to our strategy Unions are worried the telco
could announce even more cuts before the next financial year.

Record temperatures
in South-East Queensland will have firefighters
on high alert again today. Ten fires are burning
across the state. They aren't posing any danger yet, but firefighters are worried. Temperatures are higher
than normal for this time of year, 10 degrees higher in fact. We've got those high temperatures,
very low humidity, very dry conditions
and we've got a north-westerly, so all those combined don't hanker
well for fires that start. And a total fire ban
has been declared for much of New South Wales with the Greater Hunter region
facing extreme fire risk. Victoria police have seized more
than $1 million worth of cannabis in a major drug bust in Melbourne. Detectives burst into a home
in Point Cook late yesterday where they found
hundreds of cannabis plants as well as a sophisticated
hydroponic set-up. In excess of 300-400 plants with
a net worth about $1-1.2 million. No arrests have been made. It's the latest in a string of drug
busts in the area in recent weeks.

Interest rates are tipped to fall
to a new record low of 2% within the next six months. The strong Aussie dollar is expected to force the Reserve
Bank to cut rates by 0.25% as early as Cup Day in November, with a follow-up cut
tipped for early next year. But the central bank is warning financial institutions must maintain
strict lending criteria in the low-rate environment amid rising concerns
of a property bubble.

Who is predicting that.I am not. Other people are. We will give you more in finance with him. Coming up, would you hand in
a wallet dropped on the street? The surprising results
of a worldwide test of honesty. But first, here's Kochie.

Nat is making the big call. Interest rates half a per cent. The Dow Jones is down about 50 points. Wal mart has told it's suppliers that it is cutting orders because it's not shifting enough stock throughout his stores. That's a bit of a warning bell. Also concerns about the US reaching it's debt sealing again. A pretty broad increase across our region.

The Reserve Bank says it's not concerned about rising house prices but is warning don't overgear but is warning don't overgear yourself wolf man, you look like David Williams from Manly. Tell us what the Reserve Bank is saying, Tom It's a pretty thankless task being a central banker. You have to be worried about everything and you would be lucky to crack a Christmas would be lucky to crack a card at the end of the year. The Reserve Bank seems comfortable with the state of the state of the housing market. Banks, it's pretty easy to accumulate bad loans as Nat mentioned and we also have buyers, they mentioned in their financial stability review that buyers should do so with realist do so with realistic expectations of price growth in the medium term. So they are just giving people the heads up that they should be careful.Okay. Tom, what do you think of Nat's forecast, do you think she is calling the market rightTwo rate cuts to go?0. rightTwo rate cuts to go?0.5% move. That's a big move. The risk is that they will probably stay at this level for longer.So you think she is talking out her back side as well.I don't think he said that. Can we just say hi to Tom. You know we nominally Sam says hi.What shampoo do you use, just checking? All right, mate, talk to you in an hour. Settle down girls, we get a flood of emails. Tom, are you in a relationship?You ask him this every time.I am in a relationship with my darling missy.Lovely. You are a lucky woman, Missy.Girls all over Australia are crying into their Coco Rocha pops this morning.Tom is the Niall of One Direction of the finance world.Tom is out of there. He has had enough.Have you ever seen us say hi to Craig James. We love Craig James. I think that's ageist.It's not ageist.They are probably of a similar age.You think Tom and Craig are of a similar age. Similar does!

Fremantle travels to Melbourne today ahead of Saturday AFL's Grand Final
against Hawthorn, boosted by the news that key players Michael Johnson,
Luke McPharlin and Chris Mayne are all certain starters
for the decider. Hawthorn legend Dermott Brereton
expects this to be Lance Franklin's last game
in a Hawks jumper. Brereton says Buddy can't say no to a huge offer
from Greater Western Sydney.

If I was Buddy's management,

if I was Buddy's brother,
if I was Buddy's dad, I'd say that's a lot of money
to knock back. Geelong took fancy dress
to a new level at their Wacky Wedneday yesterday, and yes, that is a real-life baby.

Well done, skipper.That's Joel Selwood.I couldn't work out who he was. That's scary.It is quite scary. Scary in a way you never really want to see.

Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett
has refused to guarantee he will see out the final
two years of his contract. It's unwanted distraction
for the Knights ahead of Saturday night's
preliminary final against the Roosters. Look I can't give you an iron clad
guarantee about anything in this game so right now I'm the coach here and when that changes
I'll let you know.

South Sydney's four Burgess brothers
took part in a video game promotion yesterday ahead of Friday night's
preliminary final against Manly. The 19th and deciding race
of the 34th America's Cup begins in around 10 minutes. Team USA and Team New Zealand
are locked at 8-8 with the winner claiming
yachting's holy grail. If the American's win
this morning's race, they will complete one
of the greatest comebacks in sporting history after they trailed 8-1.

Team USA is skippered
by Australian James Spithill. We will cross live to Angela Cox
in San Francisco shortly.

She gets all the good gigs, Ange.7 Aussies on board.Our skiff, the chapel skiff.He is a practitioner. I think navigator.How many crew?I would say close to a dozen on board. So half the crew is Aussies.The kiwis have had a special Emirates plane sitting on the tarmac in San Francisco for the last six days to bring the victorious home back. 300 grand a day.That may not end very well.Will they just leave them there)Sale home.Can you bet on saling. That would be a good tip. Nches strangely enough, you can. I am sure they are doing that now.I am sure they are doing that on the subcontinent right now.

Now to today's weather.

Well, it's a game of four quarters, two teams and one ball. And today, we are at the Sherrin factory here in Melbourne.Stop itI have always wanted to see this.It started in 1879. This is where they have been making the balls ever since then. They are still handmade. I think the They are still handmade. I think slogan is made by hand, loved by foot. It's quite a foot. It's quite a big deal to get your very first ball. For those who don't come from an AFL state. Sherrin is AFL for football. We will go through the details of how it's made. It's a 23 step process. We will also keep a very close eye on the weather. We do have some severe weather warnings for New South Wales and extreme fire danger in some parts of Queensland. Let's look at your forecast.

Sunrise Weather brought to you
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from hay fever and allergy symptoms. Mostly fine with a possible shower
for Bundaberg. Fine with some northerly winds
on the Sunshine Coast. And Brisbane.. Fine with a top of 33 degrees. NSW Sunny with a top
of 33 for Coffs Harbour. 25 and sunny for Dubbo. Sunny with increasing wind and a top
of 30 for Sydney. Windy with a shower or two
and 19 for Canberra. 19 with morning showers
for Wagga Wagga. Very windy
with rain clearing for Ballarat. Wind easing,
with some morning rain for Bendigo. Melbourne - Early rain, then a shower or two,
with a top of 16. Rain easing and 14 for Launceston. Rain, with increasing wind
and 14 for Hobart. Showers clearing
and 15 for Mount Gambier. Partly cloudy and 19 for Adelaide. Mostly sunny and 22 for Ceduna. Windy with a top
of 29 for Alice Springs. Sunny and 34 for Darwin.

And in Western Australia,
Showers clearing and 18 for Bunbury. A few showers with a top
of 21 for Perth. Partly cloudy and 22 for Geraldton. Sunny and 30 for Exmouth. Sunny with a top of 32 for Broome.

The other thing we will be seeing today is the grand final ball. Not just any ball. The grand final ball. So, we will meet also the people who have been making these. Only one? There is 18 actually. One might go into the crowd, they have to throw another one in. It's not like when you lose one in the backyard, you have to keep it have to keep it moving. You don't go over and annoy the neighbours like we do every day.

Coming up, another chapter
in the drugs in sport saga. The Roosters become
the latest footy club drawn into the ASADA drug probe. And the Aussies set to make history
all over again in the America's Cup. We're live to their race.

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The America's Cup final race
is under way. It's an exciting and tense time
in San Francisco right now with the deciding race
of this year's America's Cup about to begin. Aussie James Spithill has skippered
Team USA to consecutive wins late in the series.

Eye eyeHe just dunked it then the boat.This is a bit exciting That is a big mistake early on.

But the Kiwis aren't backing down
yet. With points locked at 8-8, it's winner takes all
in this final race.

Seven News US correspondent
Angela Cox is in San Francisco. Ange, what is the atmosphere like?

Good morning, guys, it's so loud here, I can barely here you here, I can barely here you but it's because the crowd is going crazy. We are standing in front of mostly kiwi supporters here but it's just electric. Thousands of people here. Obviously, a lot of Americans here to support them but also the kiwis, also the Aussies. It's such a big deal and it's been so long coming. This is the longest re Guetta they have ever had, it keeps getting delayed because of the wind, everyone is just on tenter hooks. Team US andor oracle, the kiwis thought they had this stitched up 7 days ago but the yanks came in and gave it a big show. The Aussie, our gave it a big show. The Aussie, skipper there has done such a good job. All of the yachting comentators have said he made such a huge difference. Largely because of his lar kin side, he has been refereeing up the side. up the side.. We would like our cousins too win of course, but we have a whole host of Aussies in both teams. Absolutely. We kind of win either way which is petty qui are good. I have been trying to work out who to go for, I can't decide. Obviously 'Oracle' has the Aussie skipper. There are a lot of B graders, the ones on the bench, a lot of Aussies in there and in their sport crew. The kiwi boat has two Aussie sailors on board and a lot of them in the support crew as well. Either way we kind of win, the only shame is whoever wins it, they are not winning it for Australia. I've spoken to a lot of family members who say it is a bit disappointing, a few of the wife's and girlfriends have got the stars and stripes leggings on, wearing the American flag on their legs, they said " flag on their legs, they said "we would rather wear green and gold but we have to wear the stars and we have to wear the stars stripes."Team Oatle'Sunrise', Beretts is trying to organise it. Very exciting. Do you think we have got a couple of hund million lying around in the 'Sunrise' office.

Still to come, Adelaide surveys
the damage after a windy night. Plus, the temperature soars
in Queensland, putting the state on alert
for fires. And the zoo banning people
wearing animal prints. Just wait till you hear why.

Tomorrow, Eskimo Joe headline
our massive show in Melbourne, ahead of the AFL Grand Final. We're broadcasting live
from Federation Square.

YouIt looks as though the weather will be beautiful.

Hunters and Collectors will make
a special appearance too. And AFL legends will join us
with their grand final predictions.

And Bruce McAvaney will join us.

It all kicks off at 6am tomorrow,
thanks to our friends at Telstra. Go to our website for the details.

A clear morning, storms tomorrow night but in night but in the morning, it will be good.Just for us.

A radical Queensland plan
to name and shame child criminals is front pages news this morning. Brisbane's 'Courier Mail'
has the story. Under current laws,

young crooks can be identified but that's only happened
three times. So this new proposal
would see juvenile offenders just one chance to mend their ways. If they commit another crime
after that, they'd be publicly identified. So, should kids so young be publicly
named and shamed?

Yes.It's probably good that you get the first one and you know, you remain anonymous during that but then beyond there, maybe for the public good, it's not such a bad idea.If they are rat bags, they have to do something.It doesn't make them fall into line, it will only make them worse.They know they can get away with all of this. The number of kids who go to police and say " say "I'm 16, you say "I'm 16, you can't touch me."It Should - should there be be an age limit on it? PSay, 14.Not every al-Qaeda is you know, like some kids make genuine mistakes and don't mean toWe are not saying the first one. The first one, no-one argues, your first one is fine. So many kids are getting away with it as repeat offenders. They feel like they are above the law.Your work can Chris Riley is dealing with these kids every day.

A zoo in England has banned visitors from wearing leopard
or zebra print clothes. Chessington World of Adventures
has introduced the ban on its Zufari ride, where visitors come face to face
with giraffes, rhinos and other animals as they drive around
in off-road trucks. The zoo says the prints
were confusing the animals and anyone wearing them
will be able to borrow clothing A little leppard print blouse. Imagine wearing lep ordinary print and channel number ra. That would be confusing.Weird.

Just to try and throw you off the accident.I thought you would be getting romantic.With the animals? I don't know.Eddy has that attraction.What?That just went weird attraction.What?That just went weird for a minute there.

The 7 News headlines are next. Then, she's 140 kilos, dressed in her undies

and out in public. Meet the woman who took one
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how beautiful she is.

High temperatures and gusty winds
have firefighters on alert

Michelle, how worried are firefighters?Good morning, Nat. There are currently 12 fires burning throughout the state and most of Queensland is on high alert particularly out west where the conditions are very dry. Hot winds out there, lots of fuel for fire. In fact, half of Queensland is in drought conditions. Also, around the south east, a very high fire danger. We are expecting some blistering temperatures today, 40 degrees out west around Birdsville and Longreach. Out at Ipswich, 37, here in Brisbane, 33. We are expecting a very hot day with temperatures about 8-10 degrees above average. So I recollect finding somewhere nice and cool for Southbank for a quick dip. That is hot.

The wind Hasann't come through. There has been widespread damage across the Adelaide area, especially the Adelaide hills. The SFS says they have had more than 80 calls for tress down. Blocked roads. People are expected to go outside and find more damage in daylight. It has been gustity here overnight. North of the city, the top wind gust at 100khr. There are still strong wind warnings and Gale warnings for our coasts. Perhaps not a good day to go

Gabby boil join us me. What has the club had to say?Another day and another scandal involving The NRL. This time, the management at the team have admitted that they employed a sports nutrition company. That company ran a series of blood tests. The there were elevated levels of the human growth level. In organised crime figure. That's where ASADA will continue their investigationsThank you very much, Gabby.

The man who raped and murdered
Melbourne woman Jill Meagher will today seek permission to appeal
the length of his sentence. Adrian Bayley pleaded guilty
to murdering the 29-year-old and was jailed for a minimum term
of 35 years. The judge said the murder ranked as one of the
worst ever committed in Victoria.

A family has had a lucky escape after their western Sydney home
was engulfed in flames. A neighbour raised the alarm
after hearing a popping noise, as the blaze took hold
of the Glendenning home. The cause is being investigated.

Victoria Police have seized more
than $1 million with of cannabis during a bust in Point Cook
in Melbourne. Detectives burst into a home
late yesterday where they found hundreds
of cannabis plants as well as a hydroponic setup. Police are yet to make any arrests
over that discovery.

Mall mart has come out and told it's suppliers it is going to cut back orders because it's still building up stock and not selling enough. To our region yesterday, good across the board gains.

Guess what is up for sale?The opera house carpark.Really.Isn't that amazing.The one that you never seem to leave. $ to leave. $1176, 11 storeys underground. Isn't that credible. How much?Forecast net operating income of $ income of $7. income of $7.6 million. Expressions of interest.Tell them they're dreaming.How is it to buy?It's expressions of interest, so you have to put a bid in.Tell them they're dreaming.Good gag, Beretts.I heard it somewhere before.7. it somewhere before.7.6 million. Why are they selling it? Does that mean we can't park there if we mean we can't park there if we go to the opera? the opera?.No, it will go to a big investors.They seem to go okay with the airport car parks.Let's hope Sydney Airport doesn't buy it.

Time for sport. There are just two more sleeps now
until the AFL grand final between the Fremantle Dockers
and Hawthorn at the MCG. Seven News AFL reporter Tom Browne

and Seven Sport presenter
Basil Zempilas is in Melbourne. We'll start with you, Tom,
at Waverley Park.

Good morning, Beretts, good morning, Baz. I'm out here at Waverley for the Hawks final session. Grand final tickets are so hard to come by. For a lot of fans, this is the one big chance to get up close and personal to their favourite grand final stars. About 10,000 fans expected here. For the hux, it's a hugely significant session. They significant session. They have have to make one change. It could be frank Franklin's final training session with the Hawks if he goes up to GWS. Now, if it rains anywhere else, it does tend to get pretty cold here cold here. It's a bit appreciate this morning but that won't deter the diehard fans. I expect them to start arriving at around eight o'clock, start arriving at around eight o'clock,.You know they will. They will have their beenies. Basil, naz why are reportedly seeing a purpose will haze moving across the Nullabor.There is a purpose will haze, every seat on every flight from Perth to Melbourne has been taken. Some people are even making the trip, believe it from Perth to Singapore down to Melbourne. Perth to mall Asia down to Melbourne and a couple of fans coming from places like can dough and way co-in Texas. They have never been here before. Around about 20,000. We know 15,000 of them got tickets in the Fremantle members' ballot. A few others getting tickets from the corporates. The team arrive in Melbourne tonight. They are pretty pumped to be here at the MCG for their very first grand final. Beretts first grand final. Beretts, we will chat during the morning.Thank you, guys.

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire
has declared Greg Inglis is ready to fire in Friday night's preliminary final
against Manly. The Rabbitohs' four Burgess brothers
were all smiles at a video game promotion yesterday, but they know there will be
no messing around come Friday. The deciding America's cup race
is happening right now and Team USA has just taken
a huge lead over Team New Zealand. The Kiwis made a great start

It is done. Team US have got it done. They have pulled off one of the greatest sporting come backs the world has ever seen under Australian skipper, James Spithill. skipper, James Spithill., it looks like they had given two up. They clearly had the faster boat and better crew. That is a huge result for team USA.Look how far behind. What happened to the kiwis.The last report they were about 30 seconds behind. One of the earlier markers, marker three or two, they got into a bit of trouble. They turned slower. The Americans kept ongoing and got the job done. Doesn't it take you back 30 years ago.They are shattered.It's 30 years to the day since Australia. This is a huge day. And effectively a And effectively a pseudo Aussie crew. The America's cup. They were up, 8-1.This time last week, Kochie.The Americans have won or the Australians, - let's call them the Australians, have won eight in a row?Correct. Nubl result.The interesting thing is now, you wanted me to check into things yesterday. There is a bit of a feeling now that we could get a challenger up. There is a lot of interest in the saling word. Did you speak to our people. word. Did you speak to our people.? No, talking to these guys, I got a message through from tomorrow Slingsbury. That's him, in the front there?He is wearing black.Thank you, Nat.So that bloke there, texted you yesterday? And said what. I got a message through a middle man, that there's a bit of interest in getting a Aussie challenge up. Those blokes are saling. Australia is the number one saling nation in the world. These guys want to sail for their own country. What we have to do is get the right people together and get a challenger together. When it goes back to back. Will these Australian blokes live in San Francisco?They would be there at the moment. But they come home, they will sale here. They will sale whereever they get the crewing around the world.That is extraordinary. That is a massive, massive win. Have a look at the crowd.That's the same, right around San Francisco Bay, crowds watching on this incredible event. Let's get and Aussie boat in there. Talk to bondy again.If he doesn't want to buy the Sydney opera house carpark, maybe he can buy a new boat.

Let's check in with Eddy from the Sherrin factory.Do you think we could all could all pitch in and have a share. We could have a very small share.A very small chair.100 bucks or so. That would be about it. We are at the Sherrin factory today. 18 teams in the competition, each of the teams gets around 4,000 each per season. Behold, inside this door the Sherrin factory. Sherrin factory. Seamless. We are going to take you inside. Thank you very much, Karl. We are going to take you inside. But first have a look at the extreme weather warnings and the wider forecast today.

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Brisbane today,
fine with a top of 33 degrees.

A trough is generating
hot north-westerlies

I am starting again with the right maps.

A trough is generating
hot north-westerlies and northern New South Wales, breaking some September
heat records. A cold front is bringing
a burst of rain then very strong, colder winds to South Australia, Victoria
and Tasmania. A high is causing wind and showers
in south-west WA to temporarily ease. Brisbane today,
fine with a top of 33 degrees. Partly cloudy tomorrow. Showers and a storm
on Saturday. Sydney, sunny
with increasing wind and a top of 30 today. Sunny tomorrow, increasing wind
on Saturday. Mostly sunny
on Sunday and Monday. To Canberra, windy with a shower or two
and 19 today. Sunny tomorrow,
windy on Saturday. Partly cloudy
on Sunday and Monday. Melbourne, early rain,
then a shower or two, with a top of 16 today. Late showers tomorrow. Showers with a possible morning
storm on Saturday. Hobart today, rain, with increasing wind
and a top of 14. Possible
late shower tomorrow. Showers on Saturday, possible shower
on Sunday. Adelaide, partly cloudy
and 19 today. Showers
developing tomorrow, showers
on Saturday. Possible shower
on Sunday. To Perth,
a few showers. Cloudy tomorrow,

partly cloudy
on Saturday. Possible shower
on Sunday. And Darwin,
sunny. Mostly sunny
from tomorrow until Sunday. Rain clearing
and partly cloudy on Monday.

So, the Sherrins are well under way. This factory starts working at 6 am already. They are preparing here the 18 balls that will be used in the grand final. I do see a lot of honour and even number of balloons here for the Hawks and for Freo as well. So lucky that - yr somy for the Dockers and for the Hawks. Lucky they are even and not biased, otherwise me may need a bit of a quality control. We are going to take you through the process. 23 steps to get to that final - where stsLook at the lady behind you doing the doing the liaising.It's all going on.Is the match ball yellowNo. No. It's just what Eddy pinched out of the bin.You knew that, you were just testing.Yellow was just being used for night games.That should be under armed security.You are simple creatures, aren't you, men. A bit of pig skin.You are only just working that out. We haven't moved on much from the caveman.

Coming up,
one strike and you're out - the radical Queensland plan to
publicly identify young criminals. Plus, the US Senator
quoting Dr Seuss during a debate. Do you like green eggs and ham? I do not like them, Sam I am. I do not like green eggs and ham.

Find out why when Sunrise continues.

Good morning, Brisbane. A fine day today,
with a top of 33 degrees. To Sydney, sunny with increasing
wind and a top of 30. And good morning, Melbourne. Early rain, then a shower or two,
with a top of 16.

Remember, we will be broadcasting in Melbourne, thanks to our friends at Telstra. If you are in Melbourne, helped to Fed Square around 2 o'clock to see your AFL stars at the Telstra, It's My Call Final event and tomorrow morning, it will be clear and sunny which is great. Come and join us. Eskimo Joe and hunters and collectors.And us, what and collectors.And us, what more could you want!

Repeat child criminals could soon be
named and shamed in Queensland. Current laws allow for young crooks
to be identified but that's only happened
three times. Under the new proposal, child crims will be given one chance
to mend their ways. After that, repeat offenders
aged over 10 could be publicly identified. To discuss our Hot Topics, we're joined by Seven Commentator
Derryn Hinch in Melbourne and Loretta Ryan
from 4BC in Brisbane. Loretta, should children
as young as 10 be named and shamed
if they commit crimes?

You youI think there is little evidence to think that naming and shaming them will change their behaviour. For some young offenders, I think it will be a badge of honour, giving them the notority that they would want. I would hope that the tough love is combined with some rehabilitation and increased counselling. I don't think they understand what they are doing.Der in, could identifyifying young crim in, could identifyifying young criminals as lor et a said, just reinforce to them that they are bad, which is possibly want they want, the reputation and work against their rehab?I think that's a bit of a side line. The whole issue of naming criminals of any age is getting traction nationally. We have got more than tra,000 signatures on our petition for naming convicted sex offenders but for children, they are still children, this is not unusual in the Northern Territory as I understand it. I will be very caution. I think for serious crimes, for rape, for murder, man's slaughter, yes but I think for juvenile things t would be very difficult. 10 and 11-year-olds are add alternate. The crimes they commit are very serious. commit are very serious., even a second offence, I would say no. Thank you for that we will catch you next week.

If you think our politicians
can talk, how about the marathon
from this senator in the US? Ted Cruz spoke
for 21 hours and 19 minutes during a debate on health care. At one point,
he even read 'Dr Seuss' for his daughters watching at home. And they're watching right now,
if you will forgive me, I want to take the opportunity to read two bedtime stories
to my girls.

There is a point to this also.

"Do you like green eggs and ham?
"I do not like them, Sam I am. "I do not like green eggs and ham. "Would you like them here or there? "I would not like them
here or there, "I would not like them anywhere. "I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam I am." During his speech,

Senator Cruz did not sit
or even take a toilet break but was looking tired by the end. Yesterday afternoon,
I told the American people that I intended to stand
until I could stand no more. And I will observe
to the majority leader that although I am weary,

there is still at least strength in
my legs to stand a little longer. It wasn't a US Senate record. That stands at more than 24 hours.

A Seven News update is next.

Team USA, win the merks cup after a remarkable come back, the yanks puts up the money. We put up the expertise.

And Richard Gere splits
from his pretty woman. So is the actor headed
for divorce? The details, when Sunrise continues.

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Richard Gere is said to be
calling it quits with his wife. Is that true?

Well, we are waiting for some kind of confirmation from Mr gear andor his possibly estranged wife, actress carry. A bit of a surprise. They have not only been married for 11 years. They were together for Seven News before that. They haven't been photographed together in over a year. Then all of a sudden, their biggest skate went on sale for $ biggest skate went on sale for $65 million. So that was a bit of a maybe perhaps, indication that something was amiss. He is said to be a bit of a home body, he likes practising his Buddhism. She is more social, we will social, we will wait and see, please confirm.

The celebrities mums taking on the paparazzi. They may have had a victory?They absolutely had a victory. I guess you can thank Halle Berry and Jennifer garner for their emotional testimony, because the governor of Cal Cal has signed tougher, anti paparazzi laws into effect that will protect the children of celebritiess from being harassed. Stifr penalties now. Photographers could take six months to a year in gaol and fines would increase to $10,000 from the current, $ current, $1,000. So a real victory who want to keep their celebritiess out of their scary spotlight.Good for them. Kids don't choose to be part of this. So let's protect the kids. Thank you, Nelson. We will chat to you a bit later on.

The top stories now on Sunrise. Breaking news -
Team USA wins the America's Cup. Aussie sailors snare the trophy, 30 years on from our most famous
sporting victory. New this morning, name and shame - the radical Queensland plan to
publicly identify young criminals. Plus developing,
rugby league drug cloud - have the Roosters fallen foul
of authorities? Also, Grand Final countdown - we're live as
Dockers fans invade Melbourne. It's a Sunrise exclusive
on Thursday 26 September, 2013. Right across Australia,
this is Sunrise on Seven. Now, live from Brekky Central,
Kochie and Sam. Hello again. We like the idea of
waking up to Justin Timberlake. Our exclusive interview
is coming up.

Yes, no. I am ACDC so I don't mind. What?I am more rock.Morning.Oh, golly. The week has gone downhill since the Brownlow Medal.That Brownlow Medal set us off.I just scattered the corn flakes everywhere.It's time for the latest news, coming up

Team USA has completed stunning
Cup comeback to win the America's Cup.

They completed a stunning
comeback to claim the 34th Cup, after defeating Team New Zealand
in the deciding contest on San Francisco Bay. The US team was skippered
by Australian James Spithill. More shortly in sport.

A man has been charged over a
violent sex assault on a woman at her home in Sydney's west
last week. The 21-year-old is accused of climbing through
the woman's bedroom window in Oakhurst last Tuesday, and assaulting her at knifepoint. He also allegedly stole her car, and ran over a neighbour
who tried to help. Police say the alleged attacker
was carrying a gun when he was arrested last night. The Sydney Roosters are being dragged into
the drugs-in-sport saga with 'The Sydney Morning Herald'
reporting players returned blood tests with
high levels of human growth hormone. Sunrise Reporter Gabrielle Boyle
joins me now. Gabby, how many players
were involved?

Good morning, Nat. Another day, another scandal. It just seems to be getting worse and worse for the NRL. This time we are looking six players from the Sydney Roosters. The sports nutrition company has been sacked by management of management of the Roosters after the company ran a series of blood test on the players. It's understood that the tests revealed, human growth hormone in six of those blood tests. Interestingly, this information has come to light on the mobile phone of an organised crime figure head. ASADA will be investigating.Thank you very much, Gabby.

Union representatives will meet
with Telstra today to try to reverse a decision
by the telco to cut more than 1,000 jobs. Telstra announced the decision
to slash 1,100 jobs yesterday as part of a major restructure. It'll affect technicians,
customer service workers and managerial staff
across five states. It's very, very important we continue to reshape
and reconfigure Telstra, aligned to our strategy and the fact that we're
in a very dynamic industry. Unions are worried the telco
could announce even more cuts before the next financial year. Record temperatures
in South-East Queensland will have firefighters
on high alert again today. Ten fires are burning
across the state. They aren't posing any danger yet, but firefighters are worried. Temperatures across the state are higher than normal
for this time of year, Around 10 degrees higher, in fact. so we've got those
high temperatures, very low humidity,
very dry conditions and we've got a north-westerly
to westerly wind gusting in and they're quite hot as well, so all those combined don't hanker
well for fires that start. And a total fire ban
has been declared for much of New South Wales with the Greater Hunter region
facing extreme fire risk. Greens leader Christine Milne
has downplayed the resignations of six of her most senior
staff members. She insists the resignations, including that of
her chief of staff do not signify a vote
of no confidence in her leadership. It's certainly true that people
have opted to take redundancy, but that's for a range of reasons. This is an opportunity for people
to look at the next three years - decide if they want to stay
on in the political arena. Senator Milne was returned unopposed
as party leader on Monday, despite a slip in the Greens' vote
at this month's election.

Victoria Police have seized more than $1 million dollars
worth of cannabis in a major drug bust in Melbourne. Detectives burst into a home
in Point Cook late yesterday, where they found hundreds
of cannabis plants, as well as a sophisticated
hydroponic set-up. In excess of 300-400 plants with a net worth
about $1-1.2 million. No arrests have been made. It's the latest in a string of drug
busts in the area in recent weeks. The world's most famous spy is back,
this time in a new book. The novel 'Solo' has been unveiled
in London in typical James Bond-style. Author William Boyd says he got some tips
from on-screen 007 Daniel Craig before writing the novel, but wants Daniel Day Lewis to play
his version of the famous spy.

Coming up, the countdown
to the AFL Grand Final. We will take you live
to the Hawks' and Dockers' camps. But first, here's Kochie.

Because has fallen for the fifth straight day. Walmart led the falls. Investors are a bit nervous. American poll takes are tigss are still not agreeing on the budget. They have an 1 October deadline before the government stops paying any bills. Emergency procedures mean that can be pushed out to 17 October. Wups it hits that date, October. Wups it hits that date - - once they reach that date, the American government could American government could shutdown again.

The Reserve Bank says it's not concerned by rising house prices. It is concerned by us going and borrowing too much. With interest rates solo.

Tom Piotrowski is at Commsec. Morning, Tom. What does this mean
for interest rates in the future?

Money is low, money gets shoeed out of money, the money moves into things like stocks, commodities and property. That's what is happening at the moment. So, they certainly have got their eye on this. They are very mindful of consumers, perhaps backing up the truck on debt. The same goes for the banks. So, they are very mindful of this at the bottom of the interest rate cycle but they are not concerned about it as yell. We will certainly know when they are concerned, they will mention a word like " mention a word like "paying close attention to" that will get the markets nicely up on their hind legs.Thank you for that. Time for sport now, here is Beretts.

Team USA has just completed one of the greatest comebacks
in sporting history to win the America's Cup against
New Zealand in San Francisco. The Americans trailed the Kiwis
8-1 a week ago, but Australian James Spithill
led an amazing fightback which saw them win
eight straight races to take out the 34th edition
of the famous cup. COMMENTATOR: The America's Cup
will stay in America! Oh, yeah, baby, Whoo!

Celebrations are happening right now and we'll cross live
to Angela Cox who's there, shortly.

And the New Zealand PM John Key
has just tweeted "Bugger".

Hawthorn will have their
final training session today ahead of Saturday's AFL Grand Final
against Fremantle. Coach Alastair Clarkson has
rubbished speculation linking him with a move
to the West Coast Eagles, while Fremantle travel
to Melbourne today, boosted by the news
that the star trio of Michael Johnson, Luke McPharlin
and Chris Mayne are all certain starters
for the decider.

Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett
has refused to guarantee he will see out the final two years
of his contract. It's an unwanted distraction
for the Knights ahead of Saturday night's
preliminary final against the Roosters. South Sydney's four Burgess brothers
were all smiles at a video game promotion yesterday before they battle Manly on Friday,
for a spot in the Grand Final.

I think John key says it all. I think John key says it all..Don has emailed in. We have called it the Australia fine. Don says when the Americans were losing will 8-1, they changed tactitian and put a Brit on board. A Brit gets there, I find that hard to believe.So do I. We might check it before we dismiss it though.We will justice miss it. I am sure he has relatives here.How cool is that flag in the water? Is that just dye?Sam. Are you joking. No. that just dye?Sam. Are you joking. No.?It's a graphic. It's the magic of television.Don't look at me like that, nick.Just to go back Sam, a little bit.When they draw the screen on the cricket.You now on the Olympics, they have the world line, they are two people along the side goingSam, just to check, was that dye in the water?Yes. Now get some weather. Be quiet.I am laughing with you, not at awe.Gee, somebody went to a lot of trouble doing that.It's clever how the wind didn't blow the dye out.A lot of people didn't blow the dye out.A lot of people would be thinking the same thing.Sure. It is very realistic. It is. It's nice to keep - there you go. It is rippling in the water, Dougie, the producer. Now I can see that it is a graphic.Look at the chequered thing between the two bows. The boundary says boating.How clever they put the scores up the top of the mast.Okay. All right. How did it go so fast with two up there.Everyone's and expert. I think it's nice to keep your childish enthusiasm sometimes. Untainted.I have never watched a saling race in my life.Okay. Let's check the weather. Eddy has balls today.Oh. I do, Kochie. Did you know that was graphic?Yeah. Yeah, kind of like how they do it at the footy as well. I guess you could presume that they could paint it on the water.No, I thought there was dye in the water. You can all shut up! dye in the water. You can all shut up!? dye in the water. You can all shut up!I know we are both blonde and we agree on a lot of things.I walked into that. Dolly Parton once said, I know I'm not dumb because I know I'm not blonde.It's not even natural.

206 games, 50,000 Cher instance that they 206 games, 50,000 Cher instance that 206 games, 50,000 Cher instance 206 games, 50,000 Cher 206 games, 50,000 206 games, 50 Sherrins they produced. It all starts with a red cow. They don't make them out of pig skin. They make it out of real leather. Karl is here to talk us through the process.We take one hide, Terry is cutting that hide right now.How many balls from one hide?We get five balls to one hide. Terry has been Terry has been ripping through them. We are going to - that's the basic shape that you use this shape that you use this mould to cut. Most of these scps go cut. Most of these scps cut. Most of these cut. Most of these scaps go the schools.That holds the shape of the football into the...Like a giant rolling pin.We go around into the glues phase. We are going to place a piece of canvas on to the back of the panel. That holds the water shape. It process hasn't changed. Not in all these years. We are still making as many footballs the same way. We are checking that legislation. We are going to check that legislation for orders and off that legislation for orders and that legislation for orders that legislation for that legislation for leather. Particularly that grand final ball, the all 18 balls will be thoroughly checked over before they leave the factory. It's fascinating. We are going to do the whole tower this morning but also keeping a very close eye on all the weather. Also severe in parts as well in New South Wales, a severe weather Wales, a severe weather warning is in place. Also a total fire ban in place for Sydney and thankfully South Australia. That severe weather warning has been cancelled. Let's look at your wider forecast.

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Before the sweat, before the tiers, before the dirt, it before the dirt, it smells like a really nice handbag. Thank you, Eddy. We will see you again soon.

Celebrations are under way
in San Francisco after the United States successfully
defended the America's Cup. Aussie James Spithill skippered Team
USA to victory.

It was a fantastic race. I mean, we wouldn't have had it any other way. To come from behind and these guys just showed so much heart.

Team USA finished 44 seconds ahead
of Team New Zealand in the decider. Let's get more now from Seven News
US correspondent Angela Cox. Ange, the defenders came back
from 8-1 down to take out the series. Many thought they couldn't do it?

We heard comentators through the race, that Jimmy Spithill saying " race, that Jimmy Spithill saying "we are going to come back, we are going to come back" people were saying " to come back" people were saying "are you mad? "are you mad?" Speaking to the wife's and families of the Aussie guys, they never doubted it for a minute. It wasn't about the skills having the skills, it was one of the most remarkable come backs and all the 'Oracle' family and friends erupted. Obviously at the start of the race, they were worried but kiwis kind of in front. They started feeling good and would you believe that the television that they were actually watching the race on, actually froze for about 20 seconds. They were in panic. They raised outside. When they watched, the commissioner rupted in tears. There were smiling. Mothers so proud of their sons and all the wife's and kids, very exciting moment.I could imagine. What was the atmosphere like in San Francisco? Ange? Generally, just here, there are such a buzz. A lot of merps, who were very happy about the result. There was only one American on the boat. It really was about a the Aussie efforts, obviously the kiwis here as well. They came so close but I think the fact that this has been such an mazing race. They really fought it to the end. The kiwis did put in a good show but just electric here. What a great day. Enjoy it. Here is Kochie.

High temperatures and gusty winds
have firefighters on alert in South-East Queensland
again today. And South Australia has been hit
overnight by wild winds. Let's check in
with our Sunrise Correspondents. Michelle Tapper is in Brisbane
and Amanda Bachmann is in Adelaide. Michelle, what kind of temperatures
are expected?

Well, we are expecting a very hot one in Queensland today. 33 degrees here in Brisbane, 37 out in Ipswich and further out west it will be blistering around 40 degrees at Birdsville. We have got a little bit of fob hanging around this morning, when they burns off, it will be very, very hot. Temperatures are about 8-10 degrees higher than what they normally are. We are on track for the hottest September on record. Just how worried are fire authorities today, Michelle?We have got a very high fire alert for most of the state particularly in the south east. And out west, it is severe to very, very extreme. About half of Queensland is in a drought so very good conditions for fires out there, very hot, dry, gusty winds. As I said, it will be about 40 degrees. We have got about a dozen fires burning throughout the state. All of them are under control at the moment but some of them have been burning for days. It is been burning for days. It exhaustive work for firefighters and they are just warning everyone to be careful with fires today.Amanda, you are pretty high. Have the winds eased in Adelaide?I apparently not, according to my hair but according to the weather Bureau, they have eased, but not before doing some damage overnight. The highest record itsed wind gust was itsed wind gust was 100 hours. Emergency cruise have been Emergency cruise have been called out to 100 incorporation dents. Coming down on roofs, driveways of blocking roads and hitting cars. Fortunately as far as we know, nobody has been injuredment my mum tells me there is a tells me there is a tree that has come down on her driveway. Clean up will be widespread but mostly the damage is up in the Adelaide hills. There are powerlines have been brought down so crews are working to restore pour as well. So that's where we are headed today. Maybe less winds but more clean up.We will let Guantanamo and help your number. Thank you, Michelle. Here is Sam.

Retailers are hoping for a cut when the Reserve Bank meets
next Tuesday. David Jones is the latest big store
to record a profit slump, down 6% to 95.2 million. DJs says retail is tough because of weak consumer confidence
and aggressive discounting.

There's no doubt retailers
are facing challenging times. Margy Osmond from
the Retailers Association is in Sydney's Pitt Street Mall. Good morning. How much would
an interest rate cut help in terms of boosting
the retail sector?

Look there is no doubt at all that we have some fairly significant confidence problems. Enure new Treasurer has alluded to the difficulties facing the retail sector. We started well but I think it would be fair to say with a combination of an almost endless election campaign and some very unseasonally warm winter weather, we have seen some big slumps so an interest rate cut is just about giving people that sensation that they cab be a little bit more free about spending their money. We just have to accept they take long her and longer to float through the system than they have in the past. How much impact is the Aussie dollar having?This is interesting and got more to do with people's inclination to buy oversays on-line. We do know when the Aussie dollar is very high, this breeds a level of confidence internally but it also means people are more prepared to spend their money overseas. I so I think from the Reserve Bank's point of view, they are going to want to see that dollar drop a little further. We may see that interest rate cut sooner rather than later.Just quickly on David Jones result, a slump of $ David Jones result, a slump of $95 million, is that a sign that department stores are losing their relevance on that?I couldn't comment directly on David Jones. I do think the retail marketplace is about every conceivable form of retailer. That's what customers want. They want bricks and mortar, they want to be able to shop on-line or on their mobile device. It's the way of the future.Thank you, marky Margy.

The club scarves are out
and the team flags flying proudly as Grand Final fever
grips Melbourne. A purple haze has descended
over the city with an estimated 15,000
Dockers fans making the trip from Perth for their
side's first ever AFL decider. Hawks fans have been loud
and proud as well as they eagerly await
Saturday's big match. We have reporters embedded in both
the Hawks' and Dockers' camps. We'll cross first to Tom Browne
at Waverley Park. And Hawks fans can get up close
and personal with the players today.

Good morning, Kochie, there are up to 10,000 Hawks fans expected out here when they train about midday. It's a bit wet and windy. I don't think that will deter the Hawks' faithful. One young hawk will get a dream grand final call up. So a real sense of evenings sense of evenings sitement with some fans getting in already. - - excitement.The Hawks fans are used to it, they are an exciting team who have been through finals for the last few years?They really want to redeem themselves after that grand redeem themselves after that final loss last year. We spoke to David Parkin, he has warned, it could be an exceptionally close game. He has warned the Hawks to look out for the Dockers. John Kennedy wants the Hawks to win by anything, just a point. Melbourne behind the Hawks. There is a real sense of excitement that this could be a particularly close grand final, it could be a nail biting one for Hawks. Get the great man, John in the room. He will referee them up. Basil is at the Dockers fans. How many Dockers fans are on the wayThe turp will hades, Kochie, it's on the march. This is just sample of those coming across from WA. Since yesterday, 168 flights, 51 of those flights are extra flights that have been put on. We estimate around 20,000 Fremantle people will be in Melbourne on Saturdays for the grand final. I can tell you, some people are coming from places like Troronto in Canada and also, wake owe Texas. They in Canada and also, wake owe Texas. They are paying about $ They are paying about $1,000 one way from North America. And these people have paid about $ have paid about $1200 to get their flights. So a little bit disproportionate.What a great thing for this club, first grand final. It's going to be wonderful for them, isn't itIt's fantastic. They have been long suffering. Of the expansion clubs, West Coast, Port, they were all able to achieve grand final success. 19 years and the first time. They have waited longer. They have suffered more but they are ready to make plenty of noise at the MCG on Saturdays.Look forward to seeing them. Tom, the Hawks' logo there, is that painted on to the grass?It's usually painted on to the grass, but I did notice before, they have thanked their 60,000 plus members so it's a special one today. It is painted on to the grass so it's dye. It could be dye in the it's dye. It could be dye in water.It's a very good question.

And Grand Final fever continues
tomorrow on Sunrise. Eskimo Joe headline our massive show
in Melbourne ahead of the AFL Grand Final. We're broadcasting live
from Federation Square. Hunters and Collectors will make
a special appearance too. And AFL legends will join us
with their Grand Final predictions. It all kicks off at 6am tomorrow,
thanks to our friends at Telstra. Go to our website for the details.

It will be a beautiful morning. Late showers in the afternoon but for the show, it will be great. Come on down. A lot of fun.

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Time for a Seven News update
with Nat. Coming up, forget leftovers
for lunch - Team USA is celebrating after completing one of the greatest
comebacks in sporting history, to win the America's Cup against
New Zealand in San Francisco. The Americans trailed the Kiwis
8-1 week ago but Australian James Spithill
led an amazing fightback which saw them win
eight straight races to take out the 34th edition
of the famous cup. COMMENTATOR: The America's Cup
will stay in America! Oh, yeah, baby!

We'll cross live
to Angela Cox who's there, shortly.

The Sydney Roosters NRL club
is under a drug cloud. It's admitted it sacked
a sports nutrition company, after players' blood tests
returned elevated readings for the banned substance
human growth hormone. Details of the blood test results
for six players were found on the phone of an organised
crime figure that was seized by police. The information has been referred
to ASADA. Angry union representatives
will meet with Telstra today to try to save more than 1,100 jobs
from the chopping block. The telco announced yesterday
it will slash 1,100 positions as part of a major restructure. Technicians,
customer service workers and managerial staff
across five states will be affected.

A man will face court today charged over a violent sex assault
on a woman at her home in western Sydney last week. The 21-year-old man is accused of climbing through the woman's
bedroom window in Oakhurst, and assaulting her at knifepoint. He's also accused
of stealing her car and running over a neighbour. Police have also charged him over
several robberies in the area. Jill Meagher's killer Adrian Bayley
will today seek permission to appeal the length
of his sentence. Bayley pleaded guilty
to murdering the Melbourne woman, and was jailed for a minimum term
of 35 years. His sentence was criticised
by Jill's husband Tom, for being too lenient. The judge said the murder ranked as one of the
worst-ever committed in Victoria. Firefighters are on high alert again
today in South-East Queensland with more record high temperatures
forecast. Ten fires are burning. They aren't a danger just yet, but firefighters are keeping
a close watch on the hot, windy
and dry conditions. And a total fire ban is in place
for most of New South Wales. The Greater Hunter region
is facing an extreme fire risk with the Rural Fire Service
advising residents to be ready to enact
their bushfire survival plans.

Fremantle travels to Melbourne today ahead of Saturday's AFL
Grand Final against Hawthorn boosted by the news
that the star trio of Michael Johnson, Luke McPharlin
and Chris Mayne are all certain starters
for the decider. The Hawks will hold their
final training session Meantime, Geelong took fancy dress
to a new level at their Wacky Wedneday yesterday, and yes, that is a real-life baby.

Ewe That's Joel Selwood channelling Princess Kate. Well donement very realistic!

South Sydney coach Michael Maguire
has declared Greg Inglis is ready to fire in Friday night's
preliminary final against Manly. The Rabbitohs' four Burgess brothers
were all smiles at a video game promotion yesterday but they know there will be
no messing around come Friday. And Australian Sally Fitzgibbons
has won the Roxy Pro in France. She beat out fellow Aussie Tyler
Wright in the final, to win her first tour event
of the season.

What a rising star she is, Sal, everything in one package.Samantha, we owe you an apologiseYes, I'm ready.For chortling at your question about the American question about the American flag, the dye in the water.Do we have to go through this go through this again?I watch you tackle bullying on the show many times before. I believe you very publicly bullied Sammy today on TV. If you were going to take a stance against bullying in school, children need to live in a world where children aren't bullying. I hope children aren't bullying. I Sammy gets support after just what has happened to her. We will get HR You all need to have a good hard look at yourselves. I am okay.Do you feel isolated and bullyied.I am Okay?Sam said, I said the same thing. It looks so effective. Somebody rang in and said they are never watching again. Most people said they thought the same as you. They thought it was a dye in the water as well.I find that a bit disturbing.John says could Sam bring in a can of chequered paint tomorrow?Nobody is laughing at that.We did not laugh at that. That would be bullying.Thank you for all your sport and all your lovely tweets. I standby what I said.I will get you a coffee.No, I am okay. It would take a lot to offend me, wouldn't it? I am pretty tough. You are tough. You are a county girl.It's what is happening underneath that we care about.Was that just sympathy? Was that a soft side?Sorry.We are going to look at your weather.

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Are you there, Eddy. Sorry, guy, that was a bit of a balls up. We are at the Sherrin factory this morning, preparing for the big grand final on Friday. I was testing some of the balls. That one is broken. They don't seem to be don't seem to be bouncing back. This game of AFL, looks harder than it is meant to be. Maria, come here, you have worked here for 34 years. My gosh, you've seen some grand finals in your time. You support the Western Bulldogs?Yes, I doWhen was the last time they were in a grand final? 1954.But they are still great.Of course they are. That is the spirit of the AFL, isn't it? Even if your team hasn't won since the 50s, they are still the best team in the competition.Yeah.Maria will show us through some of the process a little bit later on, process a little bit later on,. The stamping. Beretts, this will break your heart. I will bring you that in half an hour.

You are not funny, Ken .

How did they do that? How did they do that? Did they paint it?Okay. All right.That is bullying, Kochie. It's very unpatriotic, I tell you what.There goes the hand on the hip again.All right. I was going to forgive you all but now I'm cranky again.

Shortly, the day that went down
in Australian sporting history. We remember our America's Cup win
30 years on with the men who made it happen. But next, turn up the stereo - Justin Timberlake
is our special guest.

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