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Thanks for the memories Hoffman, Ennis and Scott

The past couple of months have seen plenty of speculation about who NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley would pick to take on the Queensland Maroons in this year’s State of Origin series.

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Send-off rule not required in the AFL

The social justice warriors (SJW’s) are every chance to get their way in the wake of the Tom Jonas hit on Andrew Gaff, following on from Steven May’s hit on Stef Martin a month ago. A red card system, or send-off rule, may come into the AFL.

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The Roar’s Queensland Maroons team for Origin 1

Last week we asked you to pick your Queensland team for Game 1 of the State of Origin series.

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Beau Scott and Michael Ennis should be in the NSW Origin squad

NSW coach Laurie Daley will regret not selecting Beau Scott and Michael Ennis for the Origin opener at ANZ Stadium on June 8.

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Hayne at sixes and sevens in rugby’s short form

I have to apologise in advance for cracking and putting pen to paper on the subject of Jarryd Hayne. I’d understand if my car was egged by irate citizens.

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The AFL Contenders: Part 1 – What holds back the Cats?

Before the trading period Geelong were paying $17 for the flag. More recently, they’re paying $4. The only other shortening of the odds that compares this year is in the preferred Prime Minister polls.

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Eddie pinning his June hopes on combinations

After a recent chat, it was really interesting watching a team in red and black making short work of their opposition over the weekend. And I’m not talking about what the Crusaders did to the Waratahs.

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Is Renault Formula One’s most under-appreciated brand?

The story of Formula One’s power unit war has been more or less consistent since the hybrid formula debuted in 2014 – Mercedes first, everyone else second.

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Warner the batsman to watch in the Caribbean tri-series

Before November 6, 2011, like every expert, guru, rookie and man on the street I thought that the left-handed opening batsman David Warner was a man cut out for Twenty20 cricket.

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NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 1: Expert reaction

The New South Wales Blues have announced their team for Game 1 of the 2016 State of Origin series, and as anticipated, there were a number of new faces in the side to face the Maroons in just over a week.

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The big losers from NSW’s Origin team announcement

The NSW team for State of Origin Game 1 has been announced, and as always there are winners and losers to come out of Laurie Daley’s selection.

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Australian announce Test squad for tour of Sri Lanka

Australia have announced their squad for the Test matches during their tour of Sri Lanka coming up in June.

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Matildas coach signs long term contract, names squad for New Zealand series

Matildas Head Coach Alen Stajcic has named a 20-player squad in preparation for the Rio Games farewell series against New Zealand. He also cemented himself in his role by signing a new four-year contract.

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Are Mourinho and United the perfect match?

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United should be a match made in heaven as one of football’s most charismatic and trophied coaches bids to return England’s most prolific title winners back to former glory.

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AFL great Terry Wallace has urged the league to introduce a send-off rule, but West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui doesn’t want to see it happen despite watching his teammate get cut down in thug fashion.

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Mitchell Pearce needed more game time to retain his NSW State of Origin jumper, according to Blues coach Laurie Daley.

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Bryce Cartwright's Origin  experience didn't last long. (AAP Image/Brendan Esposito)

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Gary Ablett Junior Gold Coast Suns AFL 2016

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Paul Gallen of the Blues makes a break during State of Origin 3 between Queensland and New South Wales at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Wednesday, July 6, 2011 (AAP Image/Chris Hyde)

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Bill Beaumont

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Scotland sevens

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Australia's David Warner and skipper Michael Clarke

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Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney

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Adam Reynolds in action. AAP Image/Action Photographics,Renee McKay

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The Roar of the crowd

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Round 12 NRL teams: Every NRL team as it’s announced live

A shortened round of NRL awaits with Origin just around the corner. Tune to The Roar for the live NRL team announcements from 4:30pm (AEST).

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Toronto square the series against the Cavaliers

Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals was a much tighter affair than the previous three, with the Raptors ultimately prevailing over the Cavs by six.

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Tom Jonas’ hit on Andrew Gaff wasn’t hard, it was cowardly

Andrew Gaff would have had an interrupted sleep last Saturday night, because someone would have been under strict instructions to wake the Eagle about every four hours. This guards against the onset of a subarachnoid haemorrhage, which if left unchecked and untreated likely would have resulted in his death.

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How are our swimmers looking after the European Championships?

The European Aquatics Championships have just finished. This has given us a much better idea of how Australia is placed ahead of the Rio Olympics.

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From Blues to Blitz: Seven footy card hero secrets revealed

As New South Wales prepare to reverse a decade of Cane Toad dominance in State of Origin, here’s a packet of gum card omens to burst the Maroons’ bubble.

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Red Devils lift FA Cup, however Mourinho looks set to take it from here

Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 in this year’s FA Cup final.

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A vision for a big A-League expansion

By Nick Symonds, Today
A vision for a big A-League expansion

A-League expansion has been on the cards for a while, but where should any new teams be based?

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Giro d’Italia Stage 16 preview

By Brendon Vella, Today
Giro d’Italia Stage 16 preview

Stage 16 starts a difficult final week of racing for the peloton, but especially the general classification contenders.

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The Roar’s NRL MVP: Round 11

By Scott Pryde, Today
The Roar’s NRL MVP: Round 11

The last full round before the State of Origin series takes effect on the competition was highlighted by another all-Queensland derby decided by a point. The Roar‘s NRL MVP leaderboard continues to take shape.

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The Roar’s AFL MVP: Round 9 votes, leaderboard

Hello Roarers and welcome to another edition of The Roar’s AFL MVP! Round 9 saw some highs, some lows, and a few individual performances that we’ll remember for a long time. Take a look below at who our bloggers rated as the best of the best.

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Wallaby squad for England (well a possibility at least!)

In November last year, immediately after the Rugby World Cup, I wrote an article entitled Moving on to the Wallabies’ England series in 2016.

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The Subiaco curse is a myth

The long-standing ‘Subiaco curse’ holds that teams playing in Perth are prone to a poor performance the next week, but a quick flick through results show that this is rubbish.

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The chopping block: Taking it to the Hurt Locker

Skipping past the controversy surrounding Laurie Daley’s Origin selections, let’s gather all the stats and highlight the woeful performances Ray Barnacle and I have poured over in a nine-minute highlights package from Round 11.

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Ben Te’o has earned his stripes for England, but should he be wearing spots?

There was always a chance a former South Sydney Rabbitoh would return to Australia one day wearing the red rose of the England rugby union team. Not many would have expected that former Rabbitoh to be Ben Te’o.

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2016 French Open: Wawrinka and Muguruza fight back as Radwanska, Halep cruise

Reigning French Open champion Stan Wawrinka avoided becoming the first man in Open era history to crash out in the first round of the French Open, after climbing off the canvas to defeat Lukas Rosol in five sets.

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Time for a major shake up at the St George Illawarra Dragons

The St George Illawarra Dragons attack in season 2016 has been pathetic.

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Andrew Johns while playing for the Newcastle Knights in 2006.

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Manchester United's French midfielder Anthony Martial

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The demise of Aston Villa

By Chris Matthews-Darby , 24 May 2016
Paul Lambert's Aston Villa will be expected to build on their 2012/13 campaign.

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Corey Norman Parramatta Eels NRL 2016

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Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal stands on the touchline before his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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Isaac Heeney Sydney Swans 2015 AFL

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Antonio Conte

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Melbourne Renegades off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan

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