From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
While enjoying an Easter egg with my usual morning holy wine, I decided to mark this pertinent day in the religious calendar by returning to the divine scripture of the rugby league bible.
At one stage not too long ago, during the captaincy of Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh, the Australians were riding roughshod over anyone in their path.
Here is confirmation that it is indeed a funny old game. Last year’s worst two sides will line up in what looms as the match of the round.
Kevin Pietersen’s hopes of reviving his international career appeared to end on Saturday when England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Paul Downton said there was no way back for the star batsman.
Collingwood’s 108kg wrecking ball, Travis Cloke, is back in town and has torn North Melbourne’s defence apart at the MCG.
St George Illawarra coach Steve Price has praised his side for the manner in which they put the dramas of Monday’s controversial NRL defeat to Melbourne behind them to beat the Warriors 20-10 at Kogarah Oval.
Try-scoring king Israel Folau has made a royal return to Super Rugby to lead the NSW Waratahs to a bruising 19-12 win over the Bulls in Sydney.
The Sydney Roosters have arrested a three-game losing streak with a tense 24-18 win over a stubborn Cronulla.
Nick Riewoldt ran Michael Hurley ragged to lead St Kilda to an upset 16-point AFL win over Essendon on Saturday night at Etihad Stadium.
Port Adelaide strengthened their claims for a top-four finish with a dogged 14-point win over West Coast in Saturday night’s AFL clash at Patersons Stadium.
A resurgent Sydney bounced back to form and Lance Franklin made a significant contribution as the Swans scored a 17-point win over Fremantle at the SCG.
In memory of the recently passed cobbled classics, let’s reflect on what makes a winner, what a cobblestone is, and why it’s okay to be confused.
As a record of good behaviour counts for nothing these days, here’s a friendly heads-up for Trent Robinson.
And you thought the Dragons were peeved with Melbourne? The Raiders have beaten the Storm just four times since 2003 – a run that included 14 straight defeats.
It’s almost that time of year: State of Origin. The talk about who will be chosen to wear the recently downtrodden sky blue jumper is coming in thick and fast.
Already, the Sharks’ hopes of making the NRL finals appear as ordinary as Todd Carney’s new hairdo. They say blonds have more fun but Carney and his last-placed Cronulla are in no laughing mood right now.
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Two weeks have passed since the enthralling race in Bahrain, where Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took the winner’s trophy once again, finishing ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg, who took out second place.
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This Super Rugby season has been highly enjoyable, especially as an Australian supporter, due to its competitiveness and quality.
Three games into Round 7 and we’ve already witnessed more refereeing blunders. If Tony Archer or Todd Greenberg come out and say that the referees are doing a good job, I’d question their eyesight.
Glenn Maxwell hit a stunning 95 off 43 balls in the Indian Premier League the other day. My initial reaction, like some of his previous successes, was to brace myself for the backlash from those in the cricketing public who suffer from tall poppy syndrome.
The Blues are rabble and have been for years. They lack identity, leadership and stability. In 2014, The Blues failure to find a fly-half is a metaphor for the entire franchise.
Wayne Bennett-coached teams are usually renowned for their confidence, their resilience, their toughness, their courage, their skills, their concentration and most importantly, their smarts.
The playoffs are finally upon us. A long regular season has seen 16 teams survive to fight it out for the big prize. The conference disparity has never been larger, but that’s an argument for another column.
West Coast will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 75-point loss to Geelong last week when they host a red hot Port Adelaide in their top-four clash this week. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 7:40pm (AEST).
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The Essendon Bombers host the St Kilda Saints tonight at Etihad Stadium, with both sides looking to bounce back after big losses in Round 4. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:40pm AEST.
The Sydney Roosters are on a three match losing streak and face another tough assignment against the Cronulla Sharks away from home. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.30pm (AEST).
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The Waratahs are in the top six with a 4-3 record, but a dreadful performance against the Force last Saturday means that doubts have surfaced about their playoff perigee. Can they beat the Bulls for the first time in eight years? Join The Roar for Live scores and coverage from 7:40pm (AEDT).
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