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Jayco Australian Opals defeat Italy

The Jayco Australian Opals are off to a winning start in their three-game series against Italy, defeating the home side 65-77 in Pordeone in the country’s north-east on Friday morning.

In Profile: Stephanie Talbot

Get to know the new faces of the Jayco Australian Opals in the first of our series. Here, 20-year-old Stephanie Talbot takes centre stage.

Joyce pleased with improved Opals performance

Serbia may have got the better of the Jayco Australian Opals in the second and final game their series, but Brendan Joyce believes there is plenty to be happy about.


The Jayco Australian Opals have endured a tough opening match of their European campaign, defeated by Serbia 75-54 at Vrsac Millennium Hall in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Oliver, Griffin back for more as duo set to shine for Opals

The Australian Pork Bendigo Spirit has announced the re-signing of Under 21 Australian guard Heather Oliver for the coming WNBL season.


A strong 12-woman squad has been selected for the Jayco Australian Opals upcoming European Tour following a tough training camp last week in Terrigal, New South Wales.

Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena to host Australia’s top basketball stars’ big #homecoming

International sporting royalty will hit Melbourne this August when the biggest names in Australian and New Zealand basketball face-off in the FIBA Oceania Championships, as announced today by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews.

Tolo set for French league finals

It's not just the Australian men in the thick of finals basketball overseas. We check in with Jayco Opal Marianna Tolo at Bourges Basket.

Jayco Opals prepare for international campaign in Gosford

The Jayco Opals will convene in Gosford, north of Sydney later this month in preparation for a European Tour that will see the team play Serbia, Italy and World Championship silver medallists, Spain.

Jayco Opals Name Extended Squad For Olympic Qualifiers

The Jayco Australian Opals have moved a step closer to the 2016 Rio Olympics, naming a 34-player extended squad from which the final team will be selected.

Mitchell and Francis Join Phoenix Mercury

The Phoenix Mercury have announced the signing of Jayco Australian Opals duo Leilani Mitchell and Cayla Francis for the upcoming WNBA season.

Allen Signs With New York Liberty

The New York Liberty have announced the signing of Jayco Australian Opals young gun Rebecca Allen, who will make her move to the Big Apple this winter for the upcoming WNBA season.

Kristi Harrower Announces Retirement

Jayco Australian Opals legend Kristi Harrower has announced her retirement, after leading the Bendigo Spirit to back-to-back Wattle Valley WNBL championships in 2013 and 2014.

Jayco Opals captain Penny Taylor named in All-Star Five

Jayco Australian Opals captain Penny Taylor has capped off a brilliant return to international basketball – named in the All-Star Five for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.

Game Day Preview: Opals to ruin Cinderella’s happy ending

Watch the Jayco Opals face Turkey in the Bronze Medal Game LIVE on ABC2 at 2.50am AEDT Monday 6 October.

Gutsy Jayco Opals into Bronze Medal clash against Turkey

The Jayco Australian Opals will face host nation Turkey in the Bronze Medal Game of the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women after going down to the USA in their Semi Final 82-70 this morning.

Game Day Preview: Mission Possible?

Next up for the Jayco Opals is Semi Final action against Team USA IN FULL on ABC TV at 7:20am AEDT on Sunday 5 October 2014.

Defensive dominance inspires Opals to Semi Finals

The Jayco Australian Opals are headed for the Semi Finals after a brilliant defensive performance to defeat Canada 63-52 in their Quarter Final at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey overnight.