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Goal kickers are like clean underwear on a camping trip; you don’t realise how valuable they are until they’re gone.
You have to hand it to Peter FitzSimons, he has come up with the killer idea that Alan Jones should coach the Waratahs.
Melbourne Victory never looked troubled in beating Brisbane Roar in their A-League semi-final, setting up a dream grand final showdown against Sydney FC.
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They aren’t known for their patience, and AFL pundits have once again been caught out in recent weeks engaging in premature groupthink regarding the development and talent of some of the game’s emerging young key position talents.
The benefit of Australian derbies was highlighted again this weekend. There was guaranteed joy for at least one team, in this case the Waratahs, while the other sides experienced more suffering against New Zealand and South African opposition.
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Godolphin’s head trainer, John O’Shea, will leave the Australian arm of the mega racing operation as he takes an extended break from training.
Next Saturday will be one of the most intense moments in Australian sport for a long time when the Australian Olympic Committee presidency will be up for grabs between incumbent John Coates and challenger Danni Roche.
What a week of footy – I tipped a massive five out of nine this week and honestly, I consider myself lucky. There’s plenty to talk about, and some big calls that it’s time to make. It’s time for some quick takes.
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The news goes from bad to worse for Josh Papalii, who has now been dropped for two weeks by the Raiders just days after being axed from the Kangaroos squad for a drink driving incident.
Outgoing Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods claims the NRL club knew he would never meet a deadline to re-sign they imposed on him late last month.
A resurgent Melbourne Victory plan the biggest heist in A-League grand final history on Sunday, and they’ll have an army of support to help them do it.
It started out with Perth posturing admirably with the premiers. “We’ve scored as many goals as you lot”, their opening 15 minutes proclaimed, with sharp inroads made into the Sydney defensive third, Diego Castro, Adam Taggart and, yes, even Marc Warren streaming forward.
Many believe that Penrith should sack Anthony Griffin, which is crazy to think considering the historically unshakeable bond that exists between clubs and coaches.
In sports, authenticity is everything.
To become the poster boy of heavyweight boxing, British knockout merchant Anthony Joshua has to take out Wladimir Klitschko, the sport’s last great big man.
1. “Second row!” Once upon a time, children, scrums were ‘contested’ by two sets of six forwards, who would bind together, lock horns and push.
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In recent years, matches between Essendon and Melbourne have thrown up unexpected results, becoming a huge nightmare for many tipsters and AFL experts when they make their predictions.
After six rounds last season, the top eight teams were the same eight teams who eventually played finals. Go back to 2014 and only five of those in the eight at this point of the season saw September action.
After coming up short against the Warriors today, despite a glut of possession and a plethora of try-scoring opportunities, the Roosters are looking anything but premiership contenders.
An injury sustained by Kieran Read in Super Rugby this weekend means the All Black captain could potentially miss the first Test against the British and Irish Lions in June.
When Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather enter the boxing ring in the not-too-distant future – and I bet they do – I’ll be in the McGregor corner hoping for a long bout with a clear outcome.
With about a minute to go in the first half of the Gold Coast’s Round 6 clash against North Melbourne on Saturday night, the Channel Seven commentary team turned their attention to the impressive recent form of Gary Ablett.
The Sydney Kings have been active in the market during the NBL off-season, and their quest for a roster that can take them to the playoffs is well underway.
To borrow a line from hip hop, ‘Mo money, mo problems’.
The 2017 NFL Draft is in the books and the pre-draft uncertainty evolved into nothing short of insanity shortly after the Cleveland Browns took Myles Garrett with the first overall pick.
Champion trainer John O’Shea has skipped out early from his five-year contract with global powerhouse Godolphin in a massive move for Australian racing.
Each week we’ll be looking at the best of the best in Australian rugby and piecing together the top 15 players out of the Aussie Super Rugby sides from the round gone by.
What on earth is going on in Australian rugby?
The NRL is ready for a breather with the representative round break, but before we get there we have another set of talkinng points to sink our teeth into after another big weekend of action.
Round 10 of Super Rugby has wrapped up and the likely finalists are starting to firm and it looks likely we will see the exact same eight as we did last season but potentially in different overall finishing positions.
Formula One’s 2017 world championship has ebbed and flowed beautifully, following the first three rounds of the season. Join us on The Roar from 10pm AEST for live blog coverage of the Russian Grand Prix.
Match result: The Melbourne Victory are through to the A-League Grand Final after an impressive and dominant performance over a disappointing Brisbane Roar outfit.
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