From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
The Brumbies (29) said that the win against the Hurricanes (21) was one for David Pocock. Ben Mowen called him the heart and soul of the Brumbies.
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After a Test like Cape Town, there will be a hell of a lot written about the uniqueness of Test cricket. Some of this will be a bit banal.
It’s round four of the Six Nations this weekend and each remaining match is vital to the outcome of the overall championship.
On November 11 last year, I suggested that if Australia regained the Ashes, we should thank Candice Falzon.
Quade Cooper became Queensland’s record point-scorer and the Reds bagged five tries but they still have concerns after a Jekyll-and-Hyde 43-33 win over the Cheetahs on Friday night.
Apart from Mike Mulvey, Josep Gombau and most of their players, there shouldn’t be too much back-slapping for those involved in the A-League this season across club, broadcast and head office levels.
Australian captain Michael Clarke says Shaun Marsh’s dumping for the final Test in Cape Town should take nothing away from what he believes was an emphatic return to international cricket.
A mighty second-half defensive effort allowed Brisbane to open their 2014 NRL season with a hard-earned victory, holding off Canterbury 18-12 at ANZ Stadium on Friday.
The result wasn’t the Holy Grail for the Rabbitohs nor the end of the world for the Roosters, but one definite thing is that the crowd figure was a worry.
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Ange Postecoglou is the right coach at the wrong time for the Socceroos. He’s on a hiding to nothing at the World Cup, but yesterday’s 4-3 defeat to Ecuador suggests we still have reason for optimism.
A much better tipping week from the experts in Round 3, with four of us managing a score of 6/8, and all but one of us taking powerplay points as well.
It never ceases to amaze me what sort of impact a good manager can have on a team, and we saw that again in the Socceroos’ heartbreaking loss to Ecuador yesterday morning.
Sport can be exhilarating, but also cruel. Just ask Graeme Smith.
The news that filtered through this week that legendary Irish jockey Kieren Fallon will base himself in Sydney for much of the next few weeks is a terrific endorsement for Australian racing.
The opening weekend of Classics season served up a pair of humdingers – one which confirmed Tom Boonen is the smartest rider of his generation, the other that Greg Van Avermaet may be the doziest.
The original intention of this column was to comment on the recently concluded series in South Africa and what a fine advert for the game it provided.
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A new-look Penrith Panthers host last year’s fast-finishing Newcastle Knights in what should shape up as one of the games of the round. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:30pm (AEDT).
Melbourne’s autumn championship sees a stellar field of stayers lining up in today’s Australian Cup. Join The Roar from 3.45pm AEST for a full preview, live blog and post-race analysis.
The first Group 1 of the Sydney carnival is upon us with the Chipping Norton Stakes to kick things off. Join us from 3.25pm AEDT for a full preview, live blog and post-race analysis.
Australia’s most prestigious sprint race will see a strong field storm down Flemington’s straight six for a shot at $1 million. Join The Roar from 2.45pm AEDT for a full preview, live blog and post-race analysis.
Tom Rogic, at just 21, has been held up as the new light for Australian football since his breakout season with the Central Coast Mariners in 2012.
Every year I have a discussion or argument with myself about two of Australia’s greatest races.
Brian O’Driscoll looks set to make history when he runs out to the field on Saturday at the Aviva. His match against Italy will be his 140th Test appearance, making him the world’s most capped Test player.
About that one thing that was indisputable in rugby union throughout 2013 was the form of All Blacks No. 8 Kieran Read.
Too often, we’re reminded of how our sportsmen and women are fallible.
Of the questions everyone is asking leading into season 2014 a popular one is who are the new Port Adelaide?
“Cricket is a gentleman’s game.” Is there a bigger illusion in the world of sport than this blatantly absurd claim?
With Round 1 of the 2014 NRL season now well underway, here are my tips for the teams set to come through the first Saturday of competition with wins.
The NHL trade deadline for 2014 has come and gone, and it was one of the bigger and more shocking in recent memory.
Dubai’s 2014 Super Saturday is a star-studded card featuring an array of local and international stars, including a host of former Australian gallopers – transferred Darley horses Bello and Complicate, and reigning Stradbroke Handicap winner Linton who is now trained by Marco Botti.
Lleyton Hewitt, battled and bruised, struggled his way past young Aussie Matthew Ebden to win in three sets at the BNP Paribas Open yesterday.
The Reds play their first home game of the Super Rugby season tonight when they host the Cheetahs. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:40pm (AEDT).
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