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Six of the best Anzac Day matches in NRL history

On our national day of remembrance, when we proudly honour those who fought for our country, there have been some great sporting deeds. Here, we recall six of the best Anzac Day rugby league clashes.

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Richmond vs Melbourne: Monday Night Forecast

Welcome to the season’s first Monday Night Forecast, which pits two evenly-matched teams against each other, one – Melbourne – coming off two disappointing losses, with the other – Richmond – exceeding all expectations in its undefeated start to the season.

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It’s crisis time for the worst-ever Waratahs and their overpaid stars

At half-time during the Hurricanes–Brumbies match, I was contemplating that for once I could write a positive article about the state of rugby in Australia. Something with this heading, perhaps: “Come back coach Stephen Larkham, all is forgiven.”

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The elimination finals showcased the best and worst of the A-League

The football on the pitch was outstanding for the first week of the finals, but Football Federation Australia deserve a roasting for their administration off it.

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Landing the big fish: Are NRL clubs using the right bait?

Recruitment used to be such a simple process. A player and his agent would arrange to meet with potential suitors at the local Chinese joint. You didn’t worry about being seen.

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The Wrap: Two points rocket Rebels up Australian conference ladder

The state of Australian rugby is such that two log points, like the ones gained by the Rebels for their unlikely 9-9 draw against the Sharks, go a long way – the closeness of the Australian conference is at least providing an edge that the quality of the rugby currently doesn’t.

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Eight quick takes from the AFL weekend: Round 5

Don’t worry. I haven’t lost my marbles. I know Round 5 isn’t over yet. But if I don’t write up some quick takes on a Sunday night, what will I do with myself? And what will you read? So here we are.

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Will Austin Waugh walk in dad Steve’s footsteps?

Austin Waugh, the son of Aussie legend Steve, is performing promisingly for Australia in the under-19s ODI series against Sri Lanka in Hobart, scoring 40 not out and 60 in the last two matches.

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Lowe talking up Perth’s finals chances ahead of Sydney FC clash

Now one game away from an A-League grand final, Perth Glory believe a repeat of their desperate play against Sydney FC will earn them a place in the decider.

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Who should coach the woeful Waratahs?

Turn the clock back to 1983 for an extraordinary slice of Australian rugby history when Alan Jones coached his only season of Shute Shield with Manly.

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Brisbane survive another week after winning dramatic penalty shoot-out

From the opening throes, Western Sydney sensed a vulnerability in the team across from them. Brisbane have self-tenderised in the last few days, laying blow after blow on their own finals preparations, with the Thomas Broich issue a major distraction.

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Are superstar calls now a thing in the NRL?

In the NBA they call them ‘superstar calls’. Michael Jordan benefited from them. Kobe Bryant benefited from them. Many say LeBron James was still getting the rub of the green as recent as this week.

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Chris Gayle is the new world order

Chris Gayle became the first player to reach 10,000 Twenty20 runs the other day as he spanked his way to 77 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their 21-run defeat of Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League.

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McGregor managing to excel as a coach, despite working for Dragons

Paul McGregor is firming as favourite for coach of the year honours after succeeding in the face of great adversity, most of which has been caused by Dragons administration.

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Gibson’s gotta go – time to bring back Cheika

Remember the 2012 Waratahs, who were coached by Michael Foley, that won four Super Rugby games, and lost 12 – the last eight in succession?

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New Netball Australia board? No worries. Netball State of Origin – I’d like to see that!

Netballers past and present have thrown their passion behind the outcome of Netball Australia’s AGM meeting this week.

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Jack Bird of the Sharks

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Cameron Smith

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Wales' head coach Warren Gatland

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Thomas Broich celebrates a goal for the Roar

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Scott Fardy Brumbies Rugby Union Super Rugby 2017

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Israel Folau Waratahs Super Rugby Union 2017

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Brisbane Roar player Thomas Broich

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The Roar of the crowd

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NRL stars to stud Kumuls Pacific Test side

Michael Marum’s Kumuls side to line-up against Cook Islands in the Pacific Test is set to have a heavy NRL influence, with a host of elite stars to be named for Papua New Guinea.

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Polarisation eyeing off a rare Cups double

British gelding Polarisation is out to capture one of Australian racing’s rarest feats, the Cups double, after galloping home in the controversially re-run Sydney Cup on Saturday.

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Waratahs explore the bottom of the barrel

Allianz Stadium was a strange place to be on Friday night.

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Melbourne City taking advantage of Geelong’s football passion

Melbourne City are slowly but surely winning the hearts of Geelong’s football fans. More and more kids (and adults) are wearing the sky blue and white jersey around town and the club is making a concerted effort to build its relationship with the region.

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Josh Reynolds encapsulates the Bulldogs’ culture

It was Good Friday 2016 and the Bulldogs were completing a 42-12 demolition job on South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.

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The Super XV: Australian team of the week, Round 9

Each week we’ll be looking at the best of the best in Australian rugby and piecing together the top 15 players out of the Aussie Super Rugby sides from the round gone by.

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The tide has turned in Sydney after years of Swans domination

For the three decades between 1982 and 2011, the Sydney Swans were the only side in New South Wales. For most Australian rules followers in the state they were the side they supported.

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Don’t blame Issac Moses for looking after his players

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist … and like that, he’s gone.”

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The analytical evolution of sport

By Connor Bennett, Today
The analytical evolution of sport

As the boundaries of technology continue to expand into the future, the impacts have been felt in nearly every aspect of life, and sport has been no different.

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Wenger’s pursuit of English talent lost in translation

Arsene Wenger has publicly asked his English players to take control of Arsenal’s future, short and long term. But the longstanding coach has never managed to recruit English players capable of dominating the Premier League.

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2017 Liege-Bastogne-Liege: Cycling live race updates, blog

Liege-Bastogne-Liege is the fourth monument of the year, and will bring to a close a riveting classics season. Join The Roar’s live coverage of ‘La Doyenne’ from 10pm AEST.

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The High Five: Super Rugby Round 9

By Diggercane, 23 Apr 2017 Video
The High Five: Super Rugby Round 9

Round 9 of Super Rugby has wrapped up and will perhaps be the Round best remembered for one of the biggest, if not the biggest upset in Super Rugby history while a few of the competition favourites really started to stretch their legs and stretching their conference leads.

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Nine talking points from the NRL weekend: Round 8

What a weekend of footy! Out of the six games played so far in Round 8, four of them were decided in the last five miuntes, with one of those going to golden point. The other two weren’t exactly blowouts either and with that, let’s get into The Roar‘s NRL talking points from the weekend.

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Melbourne City vs Perth Glory: A-League finals live scores, blog

Match result: Just like last week, Perth Glory have beaten Melbourne City this time coming away with a 2-0 victory at AAMI Park.

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Hawthorn Hawks vs West Coast Eagles: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: A spirited Hawthorn Hawks team finally recorded their first win of the season, defeating a very poor West Coast Eagles by 51 points at MCG.

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Wests Tigers vs Canterbury Bulldogs: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: The Wests Tigers have recorded an important win at ANZ Stadium, downing the Canterbury Bulldogs by 6 points in an ANZAC Weekend thriller.

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Romain Poite Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship 2016

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Josh Dugan NRL rugby league concussion

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Collingwood's Jarryd Blair and Carlton's Chris Judd contest for the ball in a pack of players

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Essendon coach John Worsfold watches players train

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Milwaukee Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo

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