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Even when the NRL finally does the right thing they totally stuff up the implementation.
Let’s face facts. Australia is staring the down the barrel of a sizeable series defeat in India.
Saints and sinners. Heaven and hell. Demons and do-gooders. There’s always been something of a biblical connection between the Melbourne and St Kilda football clubs, and in 2017 they find themselves in similar positions.
Roarers all, let us rejoice, for I have again got the band back together!
FAUX MEDIA RELEASE: Cricket Australia would like to take this opportunity to unreservedly apologise for India.
Australia’s Test team is often hampered by horribly poor preparation for Test series, but their recent training camp in Dubai was a wise choice ahead of the series in India today.
Captain Mitch Creek followed MVP Jerome Randle’s lead in calling the Illawarra Hawks dirty ahead of Game 2 of their NBL semi-final series and now the pressure is on the minor premier Adelaide 36ers to reach the grand final with the Perth Wildcats already waiting.
At the height of the wave, nestled comfortably in the frothy peak, it can all feel so easy.
It’s over! Sydney’s undefeated streak has finally been ended, yet all anyone can talk about is a certain banner from that game. Pity. Anyway, here’s another dose of A-League expert tips.
Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson has 12 Wallabies on his roster this season, but the missing link is Israel Folau.
The NRL is investigating Tim Simona’s gambling activities with reports the West Tigers centre was allegedly involved in bets on opposition players.
The Australian summer of international cricket ended with victory to the home side but a loss for Channel Nine as viewers struggled to find relevance in the dead rubber.
Australia will face off against footballing powerhouses Brazil later this year at the MCG as they prepare for their upcoming Confederations Cup campaign.
All 16 club captains will express their views on the state of the game when they meet with the NRL on the morning of the game’s season launch on Wednesday.
The NRL loves a blockbuster match to kick off the season, but there are a lot of question marks about the teams that will get the competition underway in 2017.
We are in uncharted waters: last year’s premiers are by no objective measure the best team in the competition. But can the Western Bulldogs rise to that title in 2017? There are many reasons to be cautious, but one whopper that says they can.
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Australia face their biggest challenge in recent times when they travel to India for a four-match Test series, with most predicting dire results and heads to roll for the tourists by the time it’s all said and done.
The emotionally insecure and intellectually inadequate will tell you that sport is not art.
There are plenty of issues at the Brisbane Broncos, who were knocked out of last year’s finals by the North Queensland Cowboys, but they are ready to explode in the upcoming season and it will likely spell disaster for one of the most successful clubs in the NRL.
Forgive me Father, it has been more than a year since my last article for The Roar.
People are sweating a little less each day, Easter is just around the corner (which means Xmas is practically a week away) and rugby is back. Finally we can get back to the centuries’ old debate: by what margin is rugby union a better sport than rugby league?
No Six Nations Rugby this week ensured that domestic rugby was once again the main focus, and with key matches affecting both the top and the bottom of the table, this was another key weekend for teams.
The Nutri-Grain Ironman finals series will be held between Friday and Sunday this week at Cronulla.
The Clippers are not going to win the NBA Championship this year. If rumours are true that Chris Paul has verbally committed to a $200-million deal while also keeping Blake Griffin, they won’t win the title for a long time either.
The word on the street this summer has been the predicted dramatic fall of the North Melbourne football club in 2017.
An AFL draft lottery is long overdue. It is almost unfathomable in the modern era of online betting and media scrutiny that losing games is rewarded in such direct fashion.
Over the weekend, the two best teams from the 2016 Super League season, Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors, took down NRL heavyweights the Brisbane Broncos and premiership winners the Cronulla Sharks.
The Formula One Grand Prix, staged at Albert Park in Melbourne each year, is one of the biggest Motorsport events in Australia and the Supercars have been a part of the weekend since 1985, when it was still held in Adelaide – but is it time for the relationship to come to an end?
With most Australian cricket fans sounding clinically pessimistic about our chances in the upcoming Border-Gavaskar series, it’s no surprise that Indian fans sit smugly on the opposite end of the spectrum.
Rugby league may be a team sport, however there’s nothing better than a good old personal battle between players, and even coaches. Here are some of the best ones to look out for, sinister or not.
Growing disillusionment with the state of Australian cricket has seen whispers of discontent turn to cries of “a chronic problem” and a “lack of direction” from the media, fans and everyone in between.
Following on from my previous article on depth in the Wallabies forwards, I am going to explore backline depth in 2017.
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