From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
A few years ago I ended up being involved in a debate with an opposition player regarding the pitch that our respective sides had just completed a league game on.
Amid the rubble of yesterday’s demolition job by the Pakistan batsmen, Australia’s selectors should have identified one gem.
New Wallaby coach Michael Cheika dealt Australian rugby a royal flush with his first cards on the table to meet the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday.
Let’s wind the clock back three months. The Waratahs had just won the Super Rugby title, beating the Crusaders in an epic match in front of over 61,000 fans, ending an era of under achievement and years of disappointment for supporters of the Sydney franchise.
Amid the feel-good atmosphere currently enveloping Australian football fans ahead of the Asian Champions League final on Sunday morning, one thing is certain – Western Sydney Wanderers can’t let this slip.
Brad Haddin says his injured shoulder won’t stop him batting on Saturday against Pakistan who are poised to claim their first Test-series win over Australia since 1994.
Less than three years ago the Wanderers were a gleam in Frank Lowy’s eye.
Back from suspension, coach Shane Flanagan says he’s ready to lead a cultural change at embattled NRL club Cronulla.
Racegoers were left in awe when a metal miner from Broken Hill produced Rain Lover to win the 1968 Melbourne Cup, in what was to be believed to be Mick Robins’ third month as a licensed trainer.
Yet again, Australia have let Pakistan off the hook by missing opportunities in the field.
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When the route for the Jayco-Herald Sun Tour is released each year I do two things. Firstly, I check to see if Australia’s oldest stage race is passing through my home town of Ballarat.
The National Rugby Championship decider is upon us, and even though the two combatants in the Final are something of a surprise, it still shapes as a thrilling conclusion to what has been a thoroughly enjoyable first season of the competition.
Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains thinks he’s a mercenary. To most of the Australian news media, he’s a walking headline.
I think it’s safe to say that after Day 1 of the second Test in Abu Dhabi, Australia’s plan is unfolding exactly as the brains trust would want it to.
Over the past week or so, Michael Cheika has made several decisions Sir Humphrey would call ‘courageous’.
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It’s been bad news out the wazoo around this place lately, with dodgy senators a-go-go, petroleum prices on the rise and Big Brother still surviving television’s axe.
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The profile of the Welsh rugby team on the world stage belies the country’s small population of just under four million people.
MATCH RESULT David Villa’s potentially last A-league game ended in defeat as Melbourne City were defeated 2-1 by a determined Adelaide United side.
It was Saturday afternoon and me and the boys were getting ready for our soccer game in the change rooms, struggling through the weekly pulling of socks over shin-pads.
Twenty years ago the Sydney Swans Football Club was in a world of hurt after years of mismanagement. How the old VFL foundational club from South Melbourne is still with us today is somewhat of a miracle.
The AFL fixture for season 2015 has been launched and a few anomalies and highlights have emerged.
Rookie Wallaby coach Michael Cheika will get his first taste of international rugby early Sunday morning (AEDT) when the Wallabies take on the Barbarians at Twickenham.
Should the Melbourne Victory host this season’s A-League grand final, Etihad Stadium will not be available, raising concerns over the A-League’s future in Melbourne.
Godolphin owned three-year-old filly Earthquake looks ready to deliver a stern test to her male rivals in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (Race 4) on Derby Day.
Always the bridesmaid and never the bride is a feeling Michael Bisping (25-6) knows all too well.
This week’s events have made me write this article. This topic is something that I’ve been pushing for quite a while now, and it’s something the code should’ve started planning for a long time ago.
Australia will go into the Cricket World Cup as one of the favourites, but which players will need to perform to make the dream reality?
You’re in a battle. Having fought for a full 60 minutes now, your legs are giving out from carrying your weight through hell, your lungs are going over time and your arms are dead from dragging, throwing, lifting and pushing men all over the field.
Roarers, most of you seem invested in rugby. I’d say most of you have played the game we love. But have you all coached?
Australia are left with a mountain to climb if they are to get anywhere close to winning the second Test to square the series against Pakistan after a fruitless first day of play at Abu Dhabi. Join The Roar for a live coverage of the second day starting from 5:00pm (AEDT).
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Poor Paul Gallen… earning so many hundreds of thousands of dollars, captaining your state to Origin glory, World Cup glory for your country… life seems tough.
Player movements are part and parcel of rugby league – and any Australian code for that matter – so you’re a good chance to witness at least one of your favourite players move on from your club in your lifetime.
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