From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
The football world is still yet to learn James Hird’s fate.
“Look how far we’ve come” goes a line in the Red and Black Bloc’s song We Unite as One.
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The domestic coaching career of Robbie Deans is without parallel in the annuals of trans-Tasman rugby.
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By around 9pm Sunday night we’ll know the identity of the 2014 NRL champions. In the meantime a whole lot of people are all going to have their say about who is going to win and why.
For one, victory was met with an overwhelming surge of relief; for the other, a pervading sense of disbelief.
Every rugby league player, fan and media has far more respect for Bulldog powerhouse prop James Graham than the NRL referees.
After a record-breaking round of the NRC last week, thanks in large part to a Queensland derby, played on a Sunday afternoon, that drove in a crowd of over 5000, we’re back an on the finals trail.
After twenty-six rounds of the regular season and a gripping finals series, it’s all come down to this. The South Sydney Rabbitohs will face the Canterbury Bulldogs on Sunday to decide the 2014 NRL premiership.
Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale is facing an ARU integrity unit investigation after an alleged incident on a team flight in South America.
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Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has got eyes and ears on the ground everywhere to monitor Australia’s Asian Cup rivals.
The AFL Players Association wants ASADA to proceed immediately with action against Essendon players, regardless of what coach James Hird decides.
Western Sydney have continued their astonishing run in the Asian Champions League, booking their place in the decider of their maiden campaign with a 2-0 victory over FC Seoul at Parramatta Stadium on Wednesday.
I’ve got a few grand final tips wrong in my time but not this one – Souths will smash the choker’s tag, end their 43-year drought and trounce Canterbury by 16 points.
When it comes to grand final day entertainment, both the NRL and the AFL either get it very wrong or very right. Sadly, the NRL more often than not opts for the former.
After the Wallabies loss to the Springboks on the weekend, let’s examine what constitutes a good outcome – should it be judged on wins and losses, or how the team plays?
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In just three years, he’s guided a freshly assembled motley crew of the unwanted, the unknown and the unproven to a premiership, two grand finals and now to the brink of Asian Champions League history.
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After being humbled by the Rising last week the University of Canberra Vikings will be looking to bounce back with a new look line-up to face the North Harbour Rays at home tonight. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEST).
This weekend will see Arsene Wenger’s fragile stars travel to Stamford Bridge, the scene for one of their most brutal losses in recent memory.
The advent of technology has undeniably improved sport. Players and spectators alike have benefited from improved gadgets and gizmos that facilitate accuracy, competition and heighten the view experience.
The AFL season has come to a close and the trade period has now begun. That sentence seems somewhat anachronistic, but I guess it captures the permeating nature of AFL in our society, a game that never really stops.
This week Michael Phelps was arrested, allegedly clocked doing 85 miles per hour in a 40 zone while twice the legal blood alcohol limit.
Whether or not technology increasing the accuracy of sporting adjudications is a good thing or not is questionable.
Here we are at the biggest game of the rugby league season – the 2014 NRL grand final.
Imagine a family of four sons. The two eldest are twins – one with brawn and the other with smarts and good looks – the third is an all-round athlete whose natural confidence allows him to compete with no fear against all of his brothers.
France’s national sport being politics, it’s no wonder Les Bleus have often polarised opinion and been a headache for all coaches who have tried to tame them.
As Sunday’s NRL grand final looms large, a Melbourne neuroscientist has issued a poignant reminder of the dangers of concussion across the football codes.
It is Sydney’s Spring version of Super Saturday – nine black type races, three majors – with the feature race the $500,000 Group l Epsom Handicap (1600m).
The scratching of gun four-year-old Rock Sturdy has thrown the 2014 Epsom Handicap wide open.
While player comparisons in sport are usually fruitless, this season one player has reminded me of another champion from a bygone era. Indeed, these two players have so many similarities it’s scary.
There is plenty of nostalgia this week, with South Sydney Rabbitohs playing their first grand final since 1971.
Wigan and St Helens are primed to book their place in next weekend’s Super League grand final.
Russia closed in on a back-to-back World Cup qualification as repechage winners in a tensely fought match against Uruguay in Krasnoyarsk on Saturday.
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