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A couple of weeks ago I picked my Queensland team for State of Origin I to be played at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday the 31st of May. Got some interesting feedback too.
Collingwood are off to another languid start, with the Pies a dropped Kieren Jack chest mark away from an 0-5 start to the 2017 season.
In front of Manchester City executives, as well as Roy Hodgson, Ange Postecoglu, and less than 10,000 others, Melbourne City’s season ended with a weak parp. As the last few trumpets and trombones trailed off, the bandwagon finally eased creakily to a stop.
We are entering Round 9 of season 2017 this weekend and people everywhere are starting to speculate about which players are going to be selected for the Queensland and NSW State of Origin teams.
Round 6 is here, seemingly only moments after Round 5 came to an end, but who’s complaining? Time for this week’s edition of our AFL expert tips.
A special week of celebrations are set to precede the final City versus Country match, with mass withdrawals and questions of relevance scheduled to honour the game’s traditions.
Well, I wanted harder games to pick last week, and we’ve got them this week – whether we wanted them or not. I genuinely think six of the eight games could go either way, and this might be the round where a mid or lower-table team make their mark.
Wests Tigers are enjoying some positive media coverage for the first time in years with the signing of quality Bulldog half Josh Reynolds, and teak-tough Warriors prop Ben Matulino.
It doesn’t happen very often in the modern professional era. The New Zealand All Blacks have only lost one match (against Ireland in Chicago) in fourteen since the 2015 World Cup.
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Superstar Opals centre Liz Cambage will play in the WNBL for the first time in five years.
Imagine an NRL where every day was Anzac Day, at least in terms of the size of the crowd. How good would that be?
The Team Who Shall Not Be Named. No, not the character from that juggernaut literary series and blockbuster movie franchise. Although today we will talk about a juggernaut, and depending on who you ask, an entity some consider just as evil.
A lot has been said and written about the Wests Tigers over the last few weeks, and up until their brave and impressive victory over the Bulldogs on Sunday, very little of it had been positive.
Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston are in the process of rewriting rugby league’s record books, and hopefully they will be around for sometime yet, weaving their special brand of magic.
Mal Meninga has named his Kangaroos side to face the Kiwis in Canberra on May 5 for the final mid-year Anzac Test, favouring experience and sticking by many of the players who won the Four Nations last year.
A little bit later than usual, the footy for the week is finito. On Sunday night I gave you eight quick takes from the round up to that point, and now I’m back with five more.
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Play the whistle. It’s a mantra that’s drilled into our boys and girls at sporting fields across the country, from sun up to sun down, every weekend. A mantra that contains more sporting wisdom than it’s given credit for.
This season has been dominated by Sydney FC. To force them to play off for the right to be crowned champions proves once again that the A-League finals are unnecessary.
The long-winding ‘cobalt saga’ that has wrapped up trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh will continue despite the pair having been exonerated, thanks to an appeal from Racing Victoria.
Suggestions that Mercedes may be willing to offer beleaguered Formula One engine supplier Honda assistance must be contemplated cautiously on account of the Japanese marque’s notoriously insular philosophy.
The NBA playoffs continue and the vanquished are falling by the wayside. Here’s last night’s wrap.
What a round of footy that was. Every game was alive into the final five minutes and we had two adventures into Golden Point.
Top spot is up for grabs when the St George Illawarra Dragons face the Melbourne Storm in a top-of-the-table clash in Wollongong this Sunday.
After an unsuccessful Four Nations campaign in 2016, David Kidwell faces a tough task to turn around New Zealand’s fortunes ahead of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
Be it humility or platitude, the professional sportsman is prone to stating they’re happy to have simply played one game in the top grade.
Topsy turvy Sri Lanka head off to the ICC Champions Trophy with renewed vigour. The return of Angelo Matthews and Lasith Malinga will help them address their indifferent recent form.
With a field goal to win the game in Golden Point on Anzac day, Mitchell Pearce may well have sealed his return to the Origin arena.
City and United have been doing battle since 1881. The misconception out there is that United have a superior history to City.
It’s top against bottom in Group E as Muangthong United look to book their spot in the Round of 16 of the Asian Champions League when they host a struggling Brisbane Roar. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 10:30pm (AEST).
The Western Sydney Wanderers are on the brink of elimination in the Asian Champions League as they face a Urawa Red Diamonds side looking to lock in their passage to the next round. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 8:30pm (AEST).
It seems weeks ago that Port Adelaide crushed Carlton, but apparently it was part of the same round as Tuesday’s Anzac Day clash.
There’s always a sense of excitement when game day comes around. But there’s always a crucial decision to make – to go to the game or watch on TV.
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