From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
For weeks I have insisted that Richmond would not make the finals. On Saturday Richmond made the finals. In the last Winners and Losers wrap for the year one victor stands above all others, resplendent in yellow and black.
Manly’s stunning comeback to beat Penrith yesterday has saved their season. Whether that translates into a premiership remains to be seen, but at least they’ve got the kick-start their campaign desperately needed.
Yes, I know that James O’Connor has been a prat. An official at the ARU who had to deal with him all the time told me that O’Connor was the worst of the Three Amigos – O’Connor, Kurtley Beale and Quade Cooper.
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As evidenced on Saturday, trainers have such a strong influence on markets that it is only a matter of time before racing’s integrity comes under fire.
NSW Country Eagles and Melbourne Rising are the equal competition leaders after two rounds of the National Rugby Championship. The Eagles rose to the top courtesy of their impressive 37-13 win over Queensland Country on the Gold Coast on Saturday, and were joined on Sunday after Melbourne’s big win, 45-13 over the Sydney Stars.
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My face wasn’t exactly covered in egg after the weekend footy results, but there was a certain amount of yellow and white, courtesy of the yellow and black.
For the first time since 2004 I sit and watch the Tour of Spain absolutely enthralled, with five amazing champions battling for the win.
Josep Gombau’s revolution at Adelaide United continues to roar forward, with the arrival of good friend and Barcelona great Guillermo Amor signalling the next step in his master plan.
Nick Kyrgios is the future of Australian tennis, but don’t sell Sam Groth, or Marinko Matosevic short.
There was no dream finish for Daniel Giansiracusa’s Western Bulldogs career on Sunday but not because of their cruel loss.
Australian captain Michael Clarke is set to miss the rest of the one-day tri-series in Zimbabwe and could be in doubt for the upcoming Test tour against Pakistan after aggravating his hamstring injury.
Australia have an emerging problem with defending massive totals. But will it be less relevant come next year’s World Cup?
You know it kills me to march in here like Major Buzzkill and start some military-grade whinging, but…
Parramatta coach Brad Arthur defiantly declared his side’s NRL season was not over despite a 42-12 thumping at the hands of Newcastle at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.
The Sydney Roosters have served notice to the rest of the NRL that they are still the team to beat after producing a battling performance to beat Melbourne 24-12 at Allianz Stadium.
Heavyweights Hawthorn and Geelong will clash in a blockbuster opening to an AFL finals series featuring fairytale finishers Richmond.
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A Cronulla Sharks side destined for the wooden spoon heads to Townsville to face the red-hot North Queensland Cowboys outfit on Monday night NRL. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:00pm (AEST).
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Australia has just been defeated by Zimbabwe in Harare in a massive upset of global cricketing proportions. Here we are again with the everything ratings, trying to make some sense of the contest.
As the curtain closes on the home-and-away season, quick analysis of the ladder shows a few interesting things.
West Ham were convincingly beaten by Southampton on Saturday, despite going 1-0 up through Mark Noble’s deflected opening strike.
The results of the NRL Fans Survey were recently released, and it is vital the NRL closely consider the results so that changes can be made for the 2015 season.
Despite a three-point loss to the in-form Richmond Tigers, the Swans have finished top of the AFL ladder, capturing the minor premiership and a ‘home ground’ final.
Michael Clarke. As much as we love you mate, your time in the ODI team has expired.
Anyone who has followed anything I have posted on this site would know that I am quite happy to make an unpopular statement. However, even I have shied away from saying what I am about to say.
Manly’s win over the Panthers was brilliant game full of attacking footy, with a nail-biting finish in front of a big crowd on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.
In the first half of Liverpool’s weekend match against Tottenham, Steven Gerrard – the captain, the club legend, the very embodiment of the club’s modern spirit – gave the ball away, by my count, seven times.
198 matches down, nine to go. The regular season is over, so is winter and so too are the AFL seasons of ten clubs.
The final home-and-away round did not disappoint, with many close finishes and upsets making for a glittering round of footy.
The Argentinian Pumas remain an enigma of sorts in international rugby. Long ignored by the established rugby fraternity, they have finally been accepted into the big boys club yet are still a little unsure of how they exactly fit into the big picture.
Carlton will finish their 150th year with a lot of what ifs, however there was plenty to take way from season 2014.
The Western Sydney Wanderers are just four games away from becoming Asian champions. I’m quietly confident that they can become the first Australian team to do so.
Billionaire Marwan Koukash wants to buy a NRL club. Forget it Marwan, make the Super League a World League instead and make the NRL redundant.
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