From the experts

The low down from those in the know
SMITHY: Upsets set up an intriguing round

I can’t wait for Round 20 to unfold. After a crazy round last weekend, the response of some teams intrigues me enormously.

1 Have your say

Manly’s players will be hungry for NRL success

None of the stuff going on at Manly will hurt the team’s chances of winning the premiership. In fact, it will probably improve their chances.

3 Have your say

By the stats, it’s the Waratahs

In sport, 85-90 per cent of the time, stats tell the true story. But every now and again a stat like Don Bradman’s surfaces, requiring just four runs at the Oval in his final Test to have a career Test batting average of 100.

50 Have your say

Is Ryan Harris’ Test career over?

News that Ryan Harris might not be fit to play Test cricket until next year means we may never again see him in the baggy green.

14 Have your say

Nibali’s dominance down to a lack of competition

Perhaps the most cruel by-product of cycling’s ongoing battle with doping is the growing number of social media sceptics.

8 Have your say

Commonwealth Games Preview: Rugby Sevens

Rugby Sevens first featured on the Commonwealth Games program in Kuala Lumpur in 1998, and has been included in every Games since. The event will be run over two days, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July – the first weekend of the Glasgow 2014 schedule.

5 Have your say

The tiny channel island of Guernsey is one of the most important locations in sporting history, being the birthplace of the eponymous item of clothing so central to so many sporting endeavours.

1 Have your say

Super Rugby semi-finals preview

Super Rugby’s minor premiers and competition favourites, the Waratahs will host local rivals the Brumbies on saturday night at Allianz stadium in front of an expected full house of 40,000.

0 Have your say

Aussie girls smash relay world record in Glasgow

“To quote Mohammad Ali, we are the greatest”.

0 Have your say

Wallabies prospects are good: McKenzie

Ewen McKenzie says an Australian side winning the Super Rugby crown would be “as good as it gets” for the Wallabies’ Bledisloe Cup prospects.

1 Have your say

Commonwealth Games Preview: Cate Campbell

In some ways Cate Campbell was no different to so many Australian kids, introduced to the water and taught to swim by their parents at a very young age.

0 Have your say

Where the f*ck is… Cayman Islands

When there’s a dreamy little zipcode like the Cayman Islands and it’s stacked to the gums with the tax-free cash reserves of a non-compliant commercial world, it presents an obvious question regarding competitive sports.

0 Have your say

Commonwealth Games Preview: Hockey (Men)

Australia’s reigning World Champion Men’s Hockey team, the Kookaburras, head into the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month facing one their biggest challenges in recent memory. Largely, it’s all of their own doing.

0 Have your say

Superstar halfback Daly Cherry-Evans has declined to dampen speculation he could exit Brookvale when his contract with Manly concludes at the end of the 2015 NRL season.

3 Have your say

Over the years, there have been three certainties in life, death, taxes and Australia and New Zealand playing thrillers in finals of major international netball tournaments. The Commonwealth Games are as big as netball tournaments get.

0 Have your say

Commonwealth Games Preview: 100m Freestyle (Men)

I don’t think I’m showing my age too much when I reflect on a time when Australians adored every bit of the Commonwealth Games.

0 Have your say

Australia's Anna Meares takes on Britain's Victoria Pendleton for gold

0 Have your say

The island of Montserrat... Pretty

12 Have your say

Michael Hooper against the Brumbies (Source: AJF Photography)

107 Have your say

Wayne Bennett

48 Have your say

Referee Jonathan White. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

97 Have your say

Europecar cyclist Kevin Reza

5 Have your say

Vincenzo Nibali on Stage 17 at Le Tour

0 Have your say

Tigers player Mitchell Moses

43 Have your say

Red Bull cars lead a packed field in the Formula One

2 Have your say

The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article
What an Australia ‘A’ rugby side would look like

It’s been a long time since I can remember an Australia ‘A’ team being fielded. Whether a midweek game against a touring national team or during the Pacific Nations Cup in 2007 and 2008.

17 Have your say

The 20th Commonwealth Games are underway in Glasgow, with the best sporting talent from Commonwealth nations in action.

3 Have your say

Athletes are artists, not role models

By Lukas Raschilla, Today

As an avid sports fan and follower I have always been bewildered by the notion that people view professional athletes as role models.

4 Have your say

When it comes to food, there are times when the call of the buffet, with its all-you-can-eat prawns and multiple choice desserts, is simply too great.

11 Have your say

Is Gareth Bale correct about La Liga?

By Steven McBain, Today

Times are good at Real Madrid. They have just lifted La Décima, and over the summer they have added two of the shining stars from the World Cup.

8 Have your say

The Waratahs trajectory and my own life

It’s been a great year to follow the Waratahs, that much is obvious. But personally it converges with my own life in more ways than one.

22 Have your say

Sort it out Manly, for the fans’ sake

By Louis McIntyre, Today
Sort it out Manly, for the fans’ sake

I must say, it is pretty bitter sweet to be a Manly fan right now.

6 Have your say

Another week, another swipe at the Swans

Now that the ‘Buddy will destroy the Swans culture’ and COLA debates are nearing exhaustion, the focus is squarely back on the Swans Academy and its supposed advantages.

7 Have your say

In Part One of my series, I put forward my ideas for including two Argentinean teams in the expanded Super Rugby competition from 2016.

4 Have your say

Benji returns but his departure was a win-win

While there was always a chance Benji Marshall would return and play against the Wests Tigers, few could’ve predicted it would happen so soon.

1 Have your say

Back to the future Brisbane style

By Sanchez8686, Today
Back to the future Brisbane style

On Monday afternoon, Paul White sat in front of the media and announced that a family member was coming home – Wayne Bennett.

0 Have your say

The 10 greatest West Coast Eagles

By Frank O'Keeffe, Today
The 10 greatest West Coast Eagles

Here is my list of the top 10 players ever to don the great West Coast guernsey. Since the club’s establishment in 1986, a number of the AFL’s best have plied their trade in the west.

5 Have your say

How will the FIFA World Cup affect the A-League?

The reporting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup saw football treated as a mainstream sport for the first time in Australia. Reporting was balanced and many negative stories were ignored when they could have been highlighted.

21 Have your say

Commonwealth Games Preview: 100m Sprint (Men)

If you feel the need – the need for speed – then stick the 100 metre sprint at the top of your priorities ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. People simply don’t get any faster than this.

0 Have your say

Chad Wingard needs to find form for Port Adelaide’s sake

Last season, in only his second year at AFL level, Chad Wingard announced himself as a star of the competition with All-Australian selection at only 20 years of age.

0 Have your say

Warriors at the crossroads

By Sean Opie, Today
Warriors at the crossroads

If the Warriors had become dark horses and a dangerous team to play over the past few weeks, Saturday night was something of a setback.

1 Have your say

Kieran Read is tackled by Atieli Pakalani

4 Have your say

0 Have your say

0 Have your say

Waratahs forward Stephen Hoiles wins a lineout - Karen Watson (Large)

11 Have your say

Joshua Kelly of GWS Giants

1 Have your say

Oleksandr Usyk of the Ukraine celebrates his gold medal victory

0 Have your say

Usain Bolt anchors Jamaica to World Record relay

0 Have your say

Australia's James Magnussen looks at the scoreboard after winning the men's 100m Freestyle final. AP Photo/Michael Sohn

0 Have your say

NSW Blues' Jarryd Hayne scores the opening try during Game I of the the 2013 State of Origin

20 Have your say

More Roaring content on the next page

Roar community
Community activity

Last hour- 132 comments and 0 fan articles submitted

Last week- 22563 comments and 149 fan articles submitted

Last month- 72330 comments and 708 fan articles submitted

Roarers on the way up

Callum Birch became a Rookie

Jakarta Fan became a Rookie

Grant Colledge became a Rookie

Lachlan Bickley became a Pro

Shop became a Guru