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Overture, curtains, lights! Roll out the red carpet, let down your top-knot and precariously apply the double-sided tape, because the NRL’s awards season is fast approaching.
After New Zealand demolished Italy at the very first World Cup match in 1987, the tournament needed a boost. It came in very next game, as Scotland and France played out the first classic encounter in the tournament’s history with a 20-all draw that had everything.
Sport can be so exhilarating and so devastating, as Anthony Milford and Geoff Toovey found out to kick-off the NRL’s penultimate round.
It is often said that defence wins big games. The fact of the matter is that a whole combination of factors wins big games, but defence is certainly a crucial component.
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David Dadunashvili became the youngest hooker in Rugby World Cup history at 21 years and 270 days when he replaced Akvsenti Giorgadze in Georgia’s starting line up against South Africa in 2003.
It clearly didn’t sit well with the AFL community that three relatively minor incidents could cost someone the Brownlow Medal.
Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has angrily denied swearing at a 10-year-old after an NRL game three weeks ago and has welcomed his club’s promise to investigate the incident.
He may be lighting it up for the San Francisco 49ers, but Jarryd Hayne admits he doesn’t really feel like he belongs in the NFL yet.
Bad news keeps coming for South Sydney’s shaky NRL title defence with X-rays showing John Sutton has a broken leg and hooker Issac Luke accepting a two-match ban.
Gifted back Kurtley Beale concedes it will be very difficult for him to regain a starting spot in the Wallabies’ side for the World Cup, but is excited by that challenge.
The owners of Brisbane Roar have been given a reprieve by Football Federation Australia – but they will lose control of the embattled A-League club if its financial problems are not immediately addressed.
Brisbane Roar’s ownership is “in the balance” according to FFA chief executive David Gallop, and today the Bakrie Group may finally find themselves stripped of their A-League license. Yet even though FFA’s intervention would bring a welcome end to the farce in Queensland, it could pose problems for future investment.
Why do I know so little about women’s sport? It’s an interesting question, with quite an uninteresting answer, that being: I’m lazy.
The Wallabies leave for the United States on Saturday, where they will bunk down for a two-week camp at the famed University of Notre Dame, Indiana, either side of the Test against the US.
Does the constant moralising by AFL bosses and the unfair expectations placed on players and clubs by the wider football community encourage truthful dialogue? I don’t think that it does.
Australia are comfortably the best ODI side in the world, having stormed to a World Cup win just months ago. England, meanwhile, are a perennially poor 50-over outfit and were a laughing stock at that tournament.
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Tottenham Hotspur will seek their first win of the Premier League season as they face inconsistent Everton at White Hart Lane on Sunday morning from 2:30am AEST.
A struggling Chelsea will be desperate for another win when they host Crystal Palace, who have had a dream start to their English Premier League campaign. Join The Roar from 12 midnight (AEST) for live scores of this clash.
Manchester City are looking to make it four Premier League wins in four games when they host league newcomers Watford. Join The Roar from 12 midnight (AEST) for live scores of this fixture.
Liverpool’s undefeated record in the English Premier League this season will be tested as the Reds welcome West Ham to Anfield. Join The Roar from 12am (AEST) for live scores.
English rugby league’s most important game comes to Wembley for the Challenge Cup final where Leeds Rhinos take on Hull KR. Will the Rhinos defend the Cup they won last year or can the Robins upset the odds after a 30-year wait? Join The Roar from 11:30pm (AEST) to find out.
After the first summit finish of the 2015 la Vuelta a Espana yesterday, Stage 8 sees the riders go on a course designed for the puncheurs, 182.5km from Puebla de Done Fadrique to Murcia. Join The Roar from 11:15pm (AEST) for live race updates.
Match result: FULL TIME – Storm 14 Cowboys 6 In a match that showed extraordinary defence by both sides and the superb kicking skills of both teams halves, the Storm slugged out a 14-6 win in wet weather conditions. First points were earned by the Storm who elected to go for two points after an […]
Without doubt the weakest of all the groups, South Africa should breeze through Pool B untroubled.
Steven Motlop loves his music. Perhaps, as the Geelong Cats approach the final match of their season, he’s particularly fond of the 1970/80s English rock band, The Clash.
I find the Jarryd Hayne story fascinating, as I do whenever an Aussie reaches the pinnacle of any sport. From Daniel Ricciardo, Matthew Dellavedova to Jason Day and now Jarryd, I mind myself watching a sport that I may otherwise have little interest in.
Ahoy Roarers! Hopefully you’ve all enjoyed the winter spell, but now we have to get stuck into the spring, and it all started on Saturday at Caulfield with the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m).
Heyneke Meyer has put his faith in experienced players he can trust, and I hope he gets what he prays for.
The riders will be thrilled that the first 120 kilometres of today’s stage is pan flat. They may not be so happy with what comes afterwards. Stage 9 of La Vuelta a Espana once again provides a hilltop finish, the hardest one to date thus far.
What better way to spend Saturday, in the lead up to another week of the English Premier League, than taking a look at the power rankings for last week.
As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”.
The Adelaide Crows have always been around the finals mark over the last few years, just missing out on September football. But this year, it’s a different story.
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