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In a coup for New Zealand’s bottom-placed Super Rugby side, the Blues have announced the signing of dual international Sonny Bill Williams through until the end of 2019.
Forget all the negative palaver about New South Wales and their imaginary chances of Origin success this year. After one epiphany and 12 whiskies, I’m certain this side is set to win 3-0!
Stats, history and common sense are all against me on this one, so I’m going to channel my inner Dennis Denuto. NSW are going to win Origin 1 tonight because… it’s just the vibe of the thing.
With New South Wales the favourites with the bookies for Origin Game 1, it looks as though Queensland will once again take underdog status into the first contest between the Blues and Maroons today.
It’s no secret women are leading the way in Australian rugby in 2016. On the field they’ve just won their first sevens rugby world series, while the Super Rugby sides are working out who to send to the slaughter in the first round of playoffs.
The fall has been dramatic – Fremantle, a premiership fancy of some, have yet to win a game in 2016. There’s been plenty of navel gazing in recent weeks: what, how and why. Here’s the where to next: a flag in 2020.
A second-half blitz with four tries in the final 20 minutes saw the Canberra Raiders prevail over the Canterbury Bulldogs on Sunday.
NSW host Queensland in Game 1 of the 2016 State of Origin series tonight, in a match that more often than not decides the winner of the series.
Australian fast bowler James Pattinson is increasingly looking like a lost cause. The 26-year-old quick has broken down once more, suffering a recurrence of back stress fractures which has seen him ruled out of cricket indefinitely.
We know that Daniel Ricciardo was robbed of the victory in Monaco by the mistake his team made in the pits. We watched, we gasped, we felt all the feels.
England captain Alastair Cook is now the only Englishman to score 10,000 Test runs, and the youngest of the 12 who have achieved the feat. He is also England’s record holder for most Test tons.
State of Origin is finally upon us. After the massive pre-season build-up of the NRL season (which, let’s face it, is a big rugby league-themed entree) we finally get to give you the expert tips for Game 1 of the Origin series.
The ‘big family hug’ of 39 potential Wallaby players has been announced. It’s a nice option for Michael Cheika. It gives notice to those on the outlying reaches of his selection radar, and it allows him to see how they act both on and off the field in camp.
The Queensland camp is increasingly confident of having playmaker Cooper Cronk on deck for Wednesday night’s State of Origin series opener against NSW in Sydney.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has launched an impassioned defence of Karmichael Hunt, saying sticking by the code-hopper through his drugs controversy last year was the right thing to do.
Travis Cloke is unsure whether he will be recalled to play for Collingwood in the AFL this weekend, despite the club’s injury crisis.
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After weeks fighting mental demons while his club battled for their NRL lives, Parramatta captain Kieran Foran’s season is over.
I was probably only one of maybe a few hundred spectators that took an interest in the Jaguares versus Kings game last weekend. Having adopted the Jaguares as my second team I was left disappointed to say the least.
When the 2016 AFL fixture was released last October, not one AFL expert would have forecast that the Round 11 clash between Fremantle and Essendon could decide this year’s wooden spoon.
It’s safe to say that Carlton’s victory over Geelong will be the focal point of many footy forums during the week.
The last two races for Daniel Ricciardo have been absolute disasters. Compounding matters is none of it was his fault.
As fears about the Zika virus grow, Scotland’s leading health professionals are warning athletes to think twice before going to the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Acting for high free kicks has become an unfortunate staple of the modern game. The likes of Joel Selwood and Luke Shuey have developed dropping the knees and shrugging the shoulders into a real art form.
Last night, The Roar received an email from the mother of one of our younger contributors, Jadon Craig.
Coaches will name their teams for Round 13 in the hopes that their stars will get through the first game of State of Origin unscathed. Tune to The Roar for the live NRL team announcements from 4:30pm (AEST).
Welcome to the second part of The Roar’s State of Origin key questions series. Yesterday we considered whether the Queensland prop rotation might be a little thin, assessed the new look Queensland backline and asked whether Kevin Walters was truly ready to step into the big chair.
It has been many years since we’ve seen an A-League team fall to the incompetence of the super-rich. But in 2016, we may be on the cusp of losing an A-League icon.
The time of the year has once again arrived, and while Queensland will be out to win a tenth series in the last eleven years, for New South Wales it will be all about redemption following their humiliating Game III defeat last year.
Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell have missed the Jarryd Hayne bandwagon, but have climbed aboard the ‘state against state’ gravy train for the State of Origin Special edition of the Cheap Seats podcast.
The events of the past month have taken long-suffering Parramatta Eels fans to depths unimaginable, beyond even consecutive wooden spoons of the 2012-13 seasons.
In my first piece I wrote on which teams I thought should join the A-League next. My main reason for writing this was the way that the last season was covered in the media and the way that it was portrayed.
With the debate around the selections for the upcoming Wallabies Test series against England, it’s a good time to review Michael Cheika’s selection strategies from 2015.
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