From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
More than 30 years ago I was interviewing Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham, when he told me the key to horse racing and the very essence of the sport.
Life is short but remembered destiny is long. That truth is at the heart of the Anzac commemorations, especially on the occasion of the 100 years commemoration of the Australian and New Zealand troops landing at Gallipoli.
The NSW Waratahs have held out the Melbourne Rebels 18-16 to set the stage for a potentially decisive Super Rugby conference derby with the Brumbies in Canberra.
His ex-digger dad may not have been happy but Broncos prop Josh McGuire was all smiles as his runaway second half try helped inspire Brisbane’s 28-16 NRL Anzac Day win over Parramatta at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.
Last-placed Manly have upset ladder-leading Melbourne in their Anzac day clash at AAMI Park with a hard-fought 12-10 victory.
Anzac Day footy across the ditch may not carry the same history as an Essendon-Collingwood blockbuster at the ‘G.
A rejuvenated David Pocock helped the Brumbies snap a two-game losing streak with a first-half hat-trick in Friday night’s 31-18 Super Rugby win over the Highlanders.
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If somehow you haven’t hear the news, the Wallabies are now picking players based overseas. Or at least, Michael Cheika has been granted allowances to consider overseas-based players that meet a set of conditions.
Mick Malthouse is set to equal a 66-year-old record and he is not happy.
As Mick Malthouse prepares to break Jock McHale’s AFL/VFL record for most games coached, it may seem strange that more than three decades of life in the coaching meat-grinder has left him still so sensitive to criticism.
What a round of footy! While Round 3 of the AFL may have been a tipster’s dream, the action on the field was anything but predictable.
Geelong and North Melbourne both entered this season with realistic chances and, no doubt, internal expectations of finishing top four.
Opinions are like navels – everyone has one. But paid ‘experts’ should have informed and consistent ones (opinions that is, not navels).
The story about Super League introducing a marquee player system has been written about a dozen times – but it looks like it’s finally happening.
Despite back to back losses to the Blues and Melbourne Rebels, the Brumbies should edge out the Highlanders when they meet them tonight in Canberra.
There’s no nice way of putting this: we were rubbish last week – again! I’m beginning to think there are performance-prohibiting substances in play. It can’t possibly be anything else.
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Can Simon Gerrans go back-to-back in the Belgium classic after winning the event last year? Find out as The Roar live blogs the event from 10:30pm AEST.
The Western Bulldogs will be out to prove they’re better than last week’s loss when they take on the high-flying Adelaide Crows. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:40pm (AEST).
Sunday football kicks off as the Brisbane Lions host the West Coast Eagles at the Gabba. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1.10pm AEST.
The improving Bulls travel south to Cape Town to face the resurgent Stormers, in a battle for the top of the South African conference. Join The Roar from 3:10am (AEST) for live scores and updates.
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With the race for the finals all but sewn up, Adelaide United host Melbourne City at Hindmarsh Stadium, in a match that can see the Reds finish as high as third. Join The Roar from 7:15pm (AEST) for live scores and commentary.
Next weekend’s NRL representative weekend sees the annual New South Wales State of Origin selection trial between the City and Country teams from McDonalds Park in Wagga Wagga. The teams have been announced on Sunday Afternoon and are below.
Australian rugby league team coach Tim Sheens and the Australian selectors have announced their Kangaroos team to play New Zealand next Friday Night at Suncorp Stadium in a one-off Test match.
Match result: Melbourne Victory have won the Premier’s Plate for the third time in their history with a 3-1 victory over the Central Coast Mariners. MELBOURNE 3 CENTRAL COAST 1
The South Sydney Rabbitohs will be looking to return to the winners list when they host the Canberra Raiders at Barlow Park in Cairns to close out Round 8 of the NRL. Join The Roar for live scores from 4:00pm (AEST).
The Queensland Reds host the Hurricanes on what will hopefully be a sunny Sunday afternoon at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Join The Roar for live scores from 4pm AEST.
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Match result: The North Melbourne Kangaroos defeated the Geelong Cats by 16 points after kicking away in the final quarter in their match at Simonds Stadium. The news before the match centered on the surprise move by the Cats to use Steve Johnson as their sub. The move looked to be a masterstroke when […]
Mathematically, Sydney FC can still win the league. Realistically, it’s a battle for second place when they cross the ditch to take on Wellington Phoenix in the final round of the A-League season. Join The Roar from 3.00pm for live scores, updates and debate in our live blog.
Sunday afternoon sees a showdown at the foot of the mountains as the massively in-form Cronulla Sharks travel west for a day-time clash against the struggling Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium. Join The Roar for our live coverage from 1:45pm (AEST).
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Prior to being sent to the Dardanelles and on to Anzac Cove, many Australian Units completed training in Egypt, and many a match was played during this time in the heat and sand outside Cairo.
NRL referees have lost all credibility. They seem to get worse every year and in 2015 they have hit a new low.
Welcome to the latest edition of Six to Go, looking at some of the things that have caught my eye over the past seven days.
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