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Ewen McKenzie’s resignation is the most dramatic departure from Australian rugby since the great Trevor Allan left the Wallabies captaincy to play rugby league in England in 1949.
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The action on the field has been of high quality at times this A-League season, but the atmosphere in the stands has been even more impressive, with bumper crowds reaching lofty heights in the first two rounds.
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Hard to believe, after what transpired in the aftermath of the Wallabies’ narrow loss to New Zealand, but there was in fact a round of the National Rugby Championship played over the weekend.
Ask coach Bobby Dwyer, or any of the 1991 Rugby World Cup winning Wallabies, about Ewen McKenzie and they would say, “Great bloke, great team-man, great prop, and mighty tough.”
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With barely more than a quiet whisper and a few daily updates on ABC Grandstand, Australia heads into a two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Australia have announced an inexperienced squad to take on South Africa in the Twenty20 series beginning in Australia on 5th November.
I much preferred when my bodily reaction to West Indian cricket was a gut wrenched with fear and not a bleeding heart.
A lot of people don’t rate Alex Doolan. When punters and pundits have been nominating their Australian XI for the first Test against Pakistan starting on Wednesday, Doolan has often been absent.
NSW Waratahs Super Rugby title-winning coach Michael Cheika has reportedly agreed to coach the Wallabies.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has surpassed the touchdown pass record, formerly held by Green Bay legend Brett Favre, after throwing for three TDs in a game against the San Francisco 49ers.
UPDATE: Connections of Admire Rakit have advised Racing Victoria that this horse will take its place in the Cup, despite the penalty after its victory in the Caulfield Cup.
Dan Carter’s place in the All Blacks tour squad depends on fitness tests, leaving the door ajar for unlucky first fly-half Colin Slade.
Cricket Australia will step up the fight against match-fixing and doping in the sport by offering an unprecedented amnesty period for players to report any corruption-related information.
Australian MotoGP organisers are claiming a successful meet after a stunning conclusion to the grand prix weekend.
He was to be the saviour of the Wallabies.
After Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie and captain Michael Hooper had finished with their post-match media conference, McKenzie stunned everyone with his resignation, effective immediately.
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Michael Hooper grabbed his water bottle and bolted from the room. After powering through 190 words, Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie followed him.
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Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi claimed victory at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, after a dramatic race in which both factory Honda bikes failed to see the chequered flag.
The toxic internal dramas that led to Robbie Deans being dismissed as Wallabies coach just over a year ago are still very much alive and kicking.
There is no denying that mixed martial arts, like most sports, is a physical endeavour. An arduous one at that.
The word Kabaddi has begun to enter the modern Western vernacular, however, one could safely assume that very little is known about the odd Indian sport – and there is good reason for this.
Sean Dyche’s squad is the least glittering in the league and the financial restrictions under which he must try and work are suffocating.
Dear Mr Pulver, I imagine you’re pretty busy right now, but I don’t think this can wait.
You know it’s going to be a magical evening when the seemingly impenetrable iron fence blocking your shortcut across Moore Park suddenly loses one of its bars, allowing you to squeeze through the gap like a wizard entering Diagon Alley.
It’s been over a decade since there was genuine excitement surrounding professional basketball in Charlotte. This season the Hornets name and colours are back, and while things like the logo, jerseys and name seem trivial, they really are a big deal.
On 18th October at the Stub Hub Centre in California, Genady “GGG” Golovkin, the middleweight champion from Kazakhstan, faced up to challenger Marco Antonio Rubio from Mexico.
Saturday night’s press conference was one of the most disgraceful moments in the entire history of Australian Rugby.
If I could get a dollar for every time I’ve heard of a comparison between Football and the other codes in Australia, particularly in the last couple of months, I’d be a very rich man.
The Wallabies and ARU have been receiving massive publicity for, unfortunately, all the wrong reasons, since the inflight slanging match on route to Argentina between the Business Manager Di Patson and Kurtley Beale.
There were some big performances this weekend in college football, so let’s have a quick look at my Week 8 heroes.
Another weekend of college football is in the books, so let’s go through who let themselves down on the gridiron with my Week 8 villains.
The working week ahead is always made more pleasant when your team takes home all three points.
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