From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
Both teams have batted in the First Test between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai. It’s probably fair to say that Pakistan are a wee smidgen on top. Here are the ratings so far.
With the Four Nations on our doorstep, Australia are staring down the barrel of their toughest challenge yet. A squad hammered by injury means there are going to be guys who need to step up.
Australia had put themselves in a position to challenge Pakistan at 0-128 early on day three of the first Test against Pakistan yesterday.
Sanity resumed at ARU headquarters last night with Kurtley Beale fined $45,000 for breaching the Code of Conduct, but free to join the Wallabies end of year tour.
367 Have your say
In breaking news, The Roar has learnt that Wallaby Kurtley Beale has been fined $45,000 but found not-guilty for his involvement in the messaging saga involving former staffer Di Patston by the ARU code of conduct tribunal.
242 Have your say
Two out of every three runnings of the W.S. Cox Plate have been won by champions. Since we’ve already forgotten the names of the last three winners, it must be more than time for a champion to win on Saturday.
Nothing is certain in football. Nothing, that is, except refereeing blunders. They’re an ingrained part of the game, and the constant bane of a football fan.
Twitter is a difficult medium to succeed in, and it’s even more difficult when you’re a professional sportsman, with all the duties and responsibilities that entails.
“The circus comes to town and then leaves.” So said Scott Munn, the chief executive of the club then known as Melbourne Heart, more than three years ago.
Brisbane have started their A-League title defence with their worst losing streak in three seasons after being sunk by two Sydney FC wonder goals at Suncorp Stadium.
The run out of in-form No.3 batsman Alex Doolan contributed to Australia’s alarming position after three days of the third day of the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai.
Wallaby back Kurtley Beale is immediately eligible to join the European tour squad despite being fined $45,000 for a serious violation of the Australian Rugby Union code of conduct.
The Kurtley Beale-Di Patston saga simply won’t go away, and there have been new revelations ahead of Beale’s hearing at the ARU Code of Conduct Tribunal today.
“Australia’s attack is rubbish, they can now only lose this Test”. That is a summation of some of the downcast assessments which were floating around during the second session of the first Test against Pakistan in Dubai.
Tim Sheens sure has packed a lot in to the last couple of years – light golfing, heavy litigation, a double income – but one thing he hasn’t done is a day of hard work as coach of Australia.
There’s something we can learn from baseball, and I don’t mean in finding new tricks for hiding needle marks.
166 Have your say
The Roar of the crowdYour sports opinion. Write your own article
The second semi final of the NRC will see the undefeated minor premiers, Melbourne Rising against the fourth placed Perth Spirit. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3:30pm (AEDT). This has been a great opening season, with free flowing entertaining rugby throughout. This semi-final will be the second last game of the […]
Time is running out in the championship battle, and the Endurance Cup, as the field travels to Surfers Paradise for the Gold Coast 600. Join The Roar for a live blog of qualifying, the top ten shootout, and Race 31 of the championship from 12:15pm (AEDT).
With the Four Nations set to commence at Suncorp Stadium tonight, let’s take a look through the squads of each nation, their preparation leading up to the tournament, and which team is poised to raise the cup on November 15th.
One of the major buzzwords in international sports today is concussion. Concussion controversies are present in almost every contact sport around the world and it doesn’t appear as though they are going anywhere anytime soon.
In every season, across Europe there is always a club or three that enjoy a season above expectations.
Two long distance goals from Marc Janko and Milos Dimitrijevic condemned Brisbane Roar to their third defeat in three games at Lang Park on Friday night, while the hugely impressive Sydney FC have had their best start to a campaign ever, moving to nine points from their three matches.
What do France, South Africa, England, Australia and New Zealand have in common? There are numerous answers you could provide.
European football, be it the Champions League, La Liga, or the lesser-known leagues around the continent, is a very different breed to anything in Australia.
The sporadic wonder of the Four Nations is upon us again after a three-year hiatus, and 2014′s instalment is set to be one of the most open fields in the tournament’s haphazard history.
While Micheal Cheika’s appointment as Wallaby coach was the best option for Australian rugby under the circumstances, his dual role as head of the Waratahs will no doubt create some conflicts of interest – perceived or otherwise.
Jarryd Hayne has been thinking switching to NFL for some time now, but I’m convinced he’s chosen the right time to do it.
For most 20-year-olds, a good time usually means a night out on the town, filled with the freedom and care-free behaviour that comes with being a young adult. Not so for UFC lightweight Jake Matthews.
Throughout the ages, there have been various sportsmen who have had such an impact on their chosen sport that they have similarly affected the rest of the Australian sporting landscape.
The Manikato Stakes (1200m, Group 1, handicap) brings together some of Australasia’s best sprinters under lights at 9:45pm (AEDT). With a $1 million purse, this is a sprint of the highest quality.
MATCH RESULT: Brisbane Roar become just the second team in A-League history to start a campaign with three consecutive losses after suffering a 0-2 home defeat at the hand of Sydney FC.
MATCH RESULT: Brisbane City become the first team to secure a place in the 2014 National Rugby Championship final following a 32-26 victory against NSW Country on Friday night.
119 Have your say
208 Have your say
Top fan columnists this monthview all submit an article create a profile
Last hour- 177 comments and 0 fan articles submitted
Last week- 23034 comments and 152 fan articles submitted
Last month- 71660 comments and 683 fan articles submitted
Roarers on the way up
Ronald McDonald became a Rookie
Moe Joe became a Rookie
Decoy became a Rookie
Michael Steel became a Pro
Leonardo became a Guru