From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
The greatest moments in sport are the ones that you don’t expect. What looked a run-of-the-mill round delivered high drama and intensity, quality football, and the biggest upset of the season, surpassing even GWS defeating Sydney in Round 1.
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The Waratahs game plan over the last two seasons has been built on an attacking mindset – keep the ball in hand and play – and as a result they’ve become the most exciting team in Super Rugby.
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Before the Brisbane Broncos announced yesterday that they had lured Wayne Bennett back to the club, the rugby league rumour mill had the star coach returning to the St George Illawarra Dragons on a three-year deal worth approximately $3 million.
The Broncos have made a sizeable gamble by re-hiring Wayne Bennett as their main man, but it had to happen for the club to reposition itself as one of the NRL superpowers.
Admittedly one of the worst things about Graham Arnold moving to Vegalta Sendai was that it left us bereft of his majestic rants on Australian football.
Just six days – and the small matter of the Pyrenees – separate Vincenzo Nibali from joining the pantheon of greats who have triumphed in all three of cycling’s Grand Tours.
“Beware Australia, we can roar overseas too”, is the message from MS Dhoni’s men to Australia after India’s well-earned, 95-run victory over England in the Lord’s Test yesterday.
What started as a drip is becoming a proper stream. With next to no National Rugby Championship news ‘out there’ even as recently as three weeks ago, suddenly – happily – the news is rolling out regularly.
Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has recalled fullback Israel Folau and Rob Horne from injury as welll as South African lock Jacques Potgieter for their Super Rugby semi-final against the Brumbies on Saturday.
Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has given his support for a shorter AFL season but has resigned the notion to the too-hard basket.
A year after returning from an AFL suspension, Steven Trigg is quitting the Adelaide Crows to join Carlton as their new chief executive.
Australia’s Cameron Bairstow has landed a three-year NBA deal with the Chicago Bulls.
After six seasons of separation, Wayne Bennett and the Brisbane Broncos will be together again.
What is the point in Wayne Bennett remaining coach of Newcastle for the rest of the season? The Knights should part company with him now and let Rick Stone take over for the last seven rounds.
You may honour Dunaden as a star of the Australian turf, with his glorious wins in the 2011 Melbourne Cup and 2012 Caulfield Cup. French racing fans know that he is theirs, ‘un globe-trotter’, world traveller and world beater.
Bye, bye, boilover. Get the spuds off the heat because the pan is frothing. There were upsets galore across the AFL, and we only had half a round. The north end of the table changes by the day.
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Imagine giving seven years of your life to an organisation just to be kicked out because someone who walked out six years ago wanted his job back.
Ten years in the Wallaby jersey for 94 Test caps and 27 Test tries – you would think with facts and figures like that we would be talking about a true Wallaby legend.
Sitting on the hill cheering on your team at the local suburban ground is a grand old rugby league tradition.
One of the more bizarre stories of the past few days is that 12 former Tour de France winners — just under half of the 25 still living — think Lance Armstrong should get his seven ‘titles’ back.
The semi-finalists for the 2014 Super Rugby season have been confirmed after two exhilarating preliminary finals and it is difficult to deny that the Brumbies and Sharks have well and truly earned the right to have a go at the two top teams from the round robin, the Waratahs and Crusaders.
After the retirement of champion West Coast ruckman Dean Cox yesterday, I thought I would take a look at the best rookie-list selections of all-time.
Wayne Bennett returns to the Brisbane Broncos with a dilemma from day one – Ben Barba, Josh Hoffman and Anthony Milford all fighting for the Broncos fullback jersey.
A few hours after Wayne Bennett made his decision to leave Newcastle at the end of the season, Knights fullback Darius Boyd notified the club that he too would be leaving.
The Western Bulldogs were so close yet so far in their thrilling encounter with Essendon, a reflection of their season thus far.
The recent news that Sisa Waqa will be playing for the Canberra Raiders next year was heartbreaking for Melbourne Storm fans.
Titans flyer James Roberts has been generally considered as the fastest man in the NRL, particularly since he gave Krisnan Inu almost 15 metres start and ran him down in 2011.
With Dom Cassisi’s retirement leaving competition for a hard headed midfielder in Port Adelaide’s 22, there are two young guns that seem to have the credentials.
Following the news that Wayne Bennett is set to return to the Brisbane Broncos after six years away, can the Broncos claim their seventh premiership?
My name is really Jacob Westerduin, so I am actually more Afrikaans than Victor Matfield, who is part Kiwi, and part traitor.
How unbelievable is South African cricket? When South Africa turn games that are petering toward a draw or tight loss into an incredible win with a withering burst of amazing and unprecedented reverse swing, we Roarers and laud the incredible skill of their bowlers.
MATCH RESULT: The Manly Sea Eagles have moved 2-points clear at the top of the NRL ladder after a convincing 21-12 victory against the St George-Illawarra Dragons.
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