Sport News Update, what you need to know.

AFL – Premiers Hawthorn are adamant their premiership hangovers won’t extend into next season, with the undisputed powerhouse of the AFL already setting their sights on winning a third straight flag in 2015.

RUGBY LEAGUE – A brilliant late season surge that took North Queensland to within a whisker of playing off for a grand final berth is set to deliver Johnathan Thurston his third Dally M medal for the NRL player of the year.

CYCLING – There was a silver lining to Australian cyclist Simon Gerrans’ disappointment at finishing second to Poland’s Michal Kwiatkowski in the world championship road race in Spain.

GOLF – Signs of disunity within the US camp have bubbled to the surface in the wake of Europe’s resounding 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 Ryder Cup triumph at Gleneagles.

SURFING – A near-flawless display has given Australia’s Tyler Wright a crushing victory in the final of surfing’s WCT event in France.