From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
All James O’Connor had to do on his return to Australia was stand up, be counted, and pack his bags for the Rugby Championship, and the Rugby World Cup. Not any more.
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Yes, it’s a rebuild. You can spin the current state of the Carlton Football Club any way you like, but it’s still a rebuild.
Saturday’s rematch of last year’s Super Rugby final between the Crusaders and the Waratahs promises to be the match of the round.
It was the plan all along to change the subject as quickly as possible.
Parramatta fans should welcome the penalties issued by the NRL for the Eels breaching the salary cap, if only because it will prompt thorough examination of the way the club operates.
Carlton chief executive Steven Trigg has hurriedly tried to hose down an explosive comment about coach Mick Malthouse’s AFL future.
Parramatta are adamant their NRL salary cap problems will not stop prized signings Kieran Foran and Beau Scott honouring their contracts.
The NSW Waratahs are wary of a vengeful and surging Crusaders side heading into Saturday’s crucial Super Rugby clash.
It was inevitable. The removal of Nathan Tinkler from the Newcastle Jets, and indeed football in Australia, was five years in the making.
Throughout this season, Port Adelaide have frequently been referred to as a member of the ‘Big Four’. The truth is, they don’t deserve to be bracketed with Fremantle, Hawthorn and Sydney.
What gives, rugby league? Ten rounds of footydata is supposed to give us a settled snapshot of affairs, not a competition table with enough bottlenecks to give Sydney’s inner-west a run for its money.
Winter is coming, and the impending storm has potential to rattle House A-League. A decade on since the A-League’s inception, progress should be the go-to word.
Season 10 of the A-League was supposed to be a lot smoother. On the back of Asian Cup success, record-breaking membership numbers and one of the most competitive campaigns to date David Gallop would have been looking forward to toasting a job well done.
“I’m kind of like an ocean. Everything is calm, calm, calm. I’m good. When the ball goes up in the air, the waves start rocking.”
The criticism Kane Cornes received when he announced he was quitting football to pursue a career in the fire brigade is hard to fathom.
Normal programming resumes as the Blues and Cats face off in this week’s Friday night football.
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The Gold Coast Suns and Collingwood Magpies are both desperate to get on the winners list when they meet today at Metricon Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 4.35pm AEST.
The Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Adelaide Crows have been two of the AFL’s biggest improvers in 2015, and one of them can climb further up the ladder today at Spotless Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 2:10pm (AEST).
The St Kilda Saints face a tough task today when they host a resurgent West Coast Eagles outfit at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1.45pm AEST.
The draws for the 2015 French Open have been released and there will be some interesting matches to look forward to as Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova seek to successfully defend their titles.
Booms and busts. Hits and misses. Highs and lows. Treasure and trash. We’ve heard every combination of the absolute steals and the absolute disasters that have come before us in the phenomenon that is the AFL Draft.
In May 2015, Football Federation Australia (FFA) published its Whole of Football Plan. Within that document it announced plans for the creation of a football museum within an ‘Australian home of football’.
Umpires and referees are human and make mistakes. When a rugby player misses a tackle and his opponent scores a try, you are annoyed but you don’t hurl abuse at the player.
After Sachin Tendulkar retired from international cricket, my interest in the game started to drop. I started criticising everything about the game, to become very negative about all forms of cricket.
Fabio Aru is the new leader of the 2015 Giro d’Italia, after a crash near the end of Stage 13 cost Alberto Contador precious seconds, and all but ended Australian Richie Porte’s slim hopes of overall victory.
“How did that win?” is often the question asked by my punting mates or the crusty ‘Old Salty’ down at the pub or TAB.
The last round of the English Premier League and it’s do or die for the teams at the bottom of the table. So who’s going down? Who will we greet next season? Let’s jump straight into it.
Somewhere just outside the all-conquering shadow of the Australian Cricket team sits a lone figure, quietly accumulating runs in the name of redemption.
It is with mixed feelings that I prepare to head to ANZ stadium on Saturday night to watch my beloved Waratahs take on the mighty Crusaders.
The 2015 French Open starts on Sunday with Fox Sports having live and exclusive coverage of the event.
Stage Result: Stage 13 of the Giro d’Italia might have looked like a rest day for the General Classification riders but it turned out to be anything but as Sacha Modolo (Lampre – Merida) took out the stage in a much reduced bunch sprint.
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The Carlton Blues will be eager to regain some respectability when they take on an inconsistent Geelong Cats at the Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEST).
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