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Ireland demolished Italy while France edged Scotland by two points on Saturday to leave the Six Nations title still up for grabs before the two sides meet next weekend in Paris.
Penrith coach Ivan Cleary is confident his new-look side will get better as the season progresses after opening their NRL campaign with a 30-8 win over Newcastle on Saturday.
A Cameron Smith field goal secured Melbourne a pulsating 23-22 golden-point round-one NRL win over Manly at Brookvale Oval on Saturday night.
The Melbourne Rebels were brought crashing back to earth in brutal fashion on Saturday night with a shock 32-7 Super Rugby loss to the Western Force in Perth.
Sydney FC have painted the town sky blue overcoming fierce rivals Western Sydney 3-1 in a heated derby clash to keep their A-League finals hopes alive.
The Cowboys are remaining humble despite recent success at the Auckland Nines and a 28-22 win over Canberra in the opening round of the NRL.
The Brumbies (29) said that the win against the Hurricanes (21) was one for David Pocock. Ben Mowen called him the heart and soul of the Brumbies.
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After a Test like Cape Town, there will be a hell of a lot written about the uniqueness of Test cricket. Some of this will be a bit banal.
It’s round four of the Six Nations this weekend and each remaining match is vital to the outcome of the overall championship.
Apart from Mike Mulvey, Josep Gombau and most of their players, there shouldn’t be too much back-slapping for those involved in the A-League this season across club, broadcast and head office levels.
On November 11 last year, I suggested that if Australia regained the Ashes, we should thank Candice Falzon.
The result wasn’t the Holy Grail for the Rabbitohs nor the end of the world for the Roosters, but one definite thing is that the crowd figure was a worry.
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Ange Postecoglou is the right coach at the wrong time for the Socceroos. He’s on a hiding to nothing at the World Cup, but yesterday’s 4-3 defeat to Ecuador suggests we still have reason for optimism.
A much better tipping week from the experts in Round 3, with four of us managing a score of 6/8, and all but one of us taking powerplay points as well.
It never ceases to amaze me what sort of impact a good manager can have on a team, and we saw that again in the Socceroos’ heartbreaking loss to Ecuador yesterday morning.
Sport can be exhilarating, but also cruel. Just ask Graeme Smith.
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After picking the ball up during the third and final test, Faf du Plessis was howled down by the Aussie cricket team. He subsequently likened them to “a pack of dogs”. Some Aussies comically responded by barking at the dismissed Faf, on the final day of play, as he departed with tail between his legs.
In cricket, there is always a bias towards judging a bowler by how many wickets he takes.
As we flip the calendar over to March and move even closer to next month’s NBA playoffs, it’s only natural we to start reflect on where we were this time last year.
While a four-way title battle is being fought at the top of the English Premier League, the fight to beat the drop continues and come May, just as there will be a feeling of triumph for some teams in the English Premier League, there will be heartbreak for the three teams at the bottom of […]
The FIFA World Cup is quickly approaching, now under 100 days away. With hosts Brazil looking very favourable for a semi-final place, I have looked into some teams who will be up to the challenge in 2014.
After watching the game between the Rabbitohs and the Roosters and reading comments made on The Roar, it looks like there is a strange trend emerging.
In the 2013 season, 19 of the top 20 players in terms of receiving yards were wide receivers. The sole exception was Jimmy Graham.
It is always difficult to write a preview for a year. Bias, hopes, hates and general unknowns are just some factors that influence an author.
They’re rookies, youngsters and new arrivals, but this bunch could make a big impact on the NRL this season.
With Round 1 of the 2014 NRL season underway, it is time to look at Sunday’s over/unders – my tips to kick of the new season in the winners column.
Round 1 hasn’t even concluded and yes, another golden point debate has arisen. But unlike other debates on The Roar, this one will not go nowhere.
With free agency just around the corner there is much speculation as to who the Ravens will target.
The Adelaide Crows are one of season 2014′s most intriguing teams.
The North Queensland Cowboys and Canberra Raiders go through their first real test of 2014 in an intriguing match-up at 1300 Smiles Stadium on Saturday night. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 9:00pm (AEDT).
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This match will mean more than just bragging rights, as both Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers need the points to keep their top-four hopes alive. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:30pm (AEDT).
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You will be forgiven if you think this match is as clear cut as previous encounters may suggest. The Rebels and Force have met six times, the Rebels walking away with five victories and the Force only one.
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