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Insight from Sterlo: Devil’s advocate in a blue suit

How does the coach-adviser relationship work within the NSW State of Origin team structure? I spoke to Peter Sterling, who provided some great insights with the series decider against Queensland now only a fortnight away.

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Which Australian sport produces the greatest athletes? Part Five: Football

The final sport in our series is football, easily the most played sport of the five we’ve analysed. But does that have anything to do with the athletic prowess required to perform?

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AFL clubs, it’s time to stop your players appearing on the Footy Show

“I regret the comments I made about Caitlyn Jenner. What I said was not appropriate and I’m sorry to anyone offended.”

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How to park a Ferrari in the garage, and the depowering of the scrum

For those who like to analyse trends in the game, the notion of ‘forward dominance’ is one which attracts a great deal of interest. That notion has changed considerably from the days of the 1970s and ’80s to the current, professional era.

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Carlton’s rebuilt foundations are a solid platform. Now comes the tricky part

I’ve been mean to Carlton a lot in recent years. It’s time to change tact.

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Cameron Smith to be handed control of rugby league

With Cameron Smith now also handling Origin team selections, rugby league officials plan to save the hassle and grant him control of “pretty much everything”.

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Have we really seen the last of JT in Maroon?

There are four givens in Johnathan Thurston’s future as one of the greatest footballers to strap on a rugby league boot.

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FFA used ‘improper payments’ in World Cup bid

Australian soccer bosses say they won’t make the same mistakes again after a report detailed evidence of the nation making improper payments in its failed 2022 World Cup bid.

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Phone-obsessed Pacman taking Horn lightly

Jeff Horn says Manny Pacquiao’s mobile phone antics are proof the Filipino great is not taking Sunday’s ‘Battle of Brisbane’ seriously enough.

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TELL US: What are the positive signs for the Wallabies?

It’s been a brutal few weeks for the Wallabies.

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AFL to appeal two-week ban on Houli

The AFL will appeal the two-week suspension handed to Richmond’s Bachar Houli for knocking out Carlton’s Jed Lamb, believing the sanction to be “manifestly inadequate”.

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2017-18 A-League draw revealed: Big Blue to highlight Round 1

The 2017-18 A-League season will kick off on October 6 in Brisbane, with a blockbuster round to get things underway.

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AFL tribunal copping criticism after Bachar Houli sentence

The AFL tribunal has been criticised for considering character references in handing Bachar Houli a two-match ban for knocking out Carlton’s Jed Lamb.

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Round 14 was a cracker, Round 15 could be even better

On Monday, Ryan Buckland took us through what he claimed was the best round of football in AFL history. Four games played on a knife-edge, with all results decided in the dying seconds.

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Ten weeks to go – who’s hot and who’s not?

With Round 16 of the NRL completed over the weekend, I can now officially start the count-down to finals football.

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On Monday, June 26 I published an article on The Roar based around an email that purported to establish that Bill Pulver, the chief executive of the ARU, had a hit list of “enemies” of the ARU.

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Australia's wicketkeeper Peter Nevill arrives for training

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Dane Haylett-Petty Wallabies Australia Rugby Union 2017

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Manny-Pacquiao

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Sebastian Vettel press conference

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Serena Williams Tennis Wimbledon 2016

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Legacy League of Legends OPL

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Starcraft II Stage at Blizzcon

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Christian Petracca Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

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Australian Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Revisiting the Australian Rugby League Team of the Century: Forwards

Following on from my last article we continue our look at the greats of the past decade to see if any can force their way into the ARL Team of the Century.

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My current pet peeve: The weekly must-win match

By Gordon P Smith, 28 Jun 2017 Video
My current pet peeve: The weekly must-win match

Every week, I listen to the same announcers tell me the same thing about the same half-dozen or so teams: “This is a must-win game for the Hawks-Swans-Pies-Blues-Dockers-Kangaroos! If they don’t win this one tonight, they’re all but out of the running for the eight!”

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Time to support our Wallabies

By Simon Douch, 28 Jun 2017 Video
Time to support our Wallabies

There’s no denying that the Wallabies have made it pretty tough to be an Australian rugby fan this year.

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Wimbledon 2017: Men’s singles preview

By mastermind5991, 28 Jun 2017
Wimbledon 2017: Men’s singles preview

The year’s third major is just around the corner, and all eyes will be on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to see if they can conjure another blockbuster final against each other at the All England Club.

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Forget Messi and Ronaldo, Chloe is the reason we call it the beautiful game

I take sport very seriously. Far too seriously according to some. It’s not intentional, just the way that I am hard wired.

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Wimbledon 2017: Women’s singles preview

By mastermind5991, 28 Jun 2017
Wimbledon 2017: Women’s singles preview

With defending champion Serena Williams and 2004 champion Maria Sharapova both sidelined due to pregnancy and injury respectively, and world number one Angelique Kerber battling poor form this year, the field is wide open for anyone to win this year’s Wimbledon ladies’ title.

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Could Matthew Pavlich be the most underrated player of all time?

When you hear the phrase “a champion of the game”, a distinct type of player will generally come to mind.

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Last chance for Origin hopefuls to impress before series decider

With the third and final State of Origin match just two weeks away, focus will centre on this weekend’s round of matches to determine who earns selection for the decider in Brisbane.

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England’s golden child loses his lustre: What’s next for Wayne Rooney?

As England laboured in recent post-season international games against Scotland and France, there was one name missing from the squad and teamsheet who would have been an unthinkable omission over the past decade.

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2017 IndyCar Series: Road America talking points

By Andrew Kitchener, 28 Jun 2017
2017 IndyCar Series: Road America talking points

By far and away the best natural terrain road course in North America, the Road America layout in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, is a favourite with drivers and fans alike.

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2017 AFL season: Round 15 preview

By mastermind5991, 28 Jun 2017
2017 AFL season: Round 15 preview

A blockbuster round of matches await us this weekend, with a Saturday night showdown between premiership contenders the GWS Giants and Geelong Cats set to highlight the round.

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Send the officials to the judiciary, I say

By Stuart Thomas, 28 Jun 2017
Send the officials to the judiciary, I say

When an NRL player commits an act deemed, reckless, dangerous or intentional and it results in injury or potential harm to a player, they are sanctioned. Well, usually. Sometimes.

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I played the Lions: Brian Coulter

By Adam Julian, 28 Jun 2017 Video
I played the Lions: Brian Coulter

Brian Coulter shifted to Wellington in 1964 to work for the Government in accounting. It was a job that lasted less than three months.

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Hurricanes vs British and Irish Lions: International rugby live scores, blog

The British and Irish Lions play their last non-Test opposition for the 2017 tour this evening, visiting Wellington to play the Hurricanes at Westpac Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 5.35pm (AEST).

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Revisiting the Australian Rugby League Team of the Century: Backs

Back in 2008, as part of the Centenary of League celebrations, the ARL brought together a panel of 130 experts and selected their Team of the Century.

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Force or Rebels? Why don’t we have both?

You’ve all seen it before, the viral Old El Paso advert where they can’t choose between soft or hard tacos.

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Josh Dugan of the Dragons

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James Maloney of the Sharks

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American Football players line up

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Nathan Burns Australia Football Socceroos 2016

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Mustafa Amini playing for the Young Socceroos

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The view from the bleachers at a New Orleans Saints game. (Image: John Billiris)

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Lewis Hamilton press conference

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Oakland Raiders' Michael Crabtree and Derek Carr

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Dustin Martin Richmond Tigers AFL Indigenous Round 2017

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