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If Richmond, for some reason, doesn’t continue its current winning streak all the way through to the last Saturday in September, just who is the team best placed to deliver premiership glory?
The final round of the NRL this coming weekend features eight games, all of which will have a massive influence on the ladder, the top eight and the final series.
After nine stages of gripping racing just nine seconds split first from fourth, as the high mountains loom in what is shaping up to be a classic edition of the Vuelta a Espana.
Even if only subconsciously, I imagine we’ve all been watching the opening rounds of the National Rugby Championship with an eye on the next young superstar.
Accuse me all you like of going off early, but the Roosters will win the comp.
After Australia’s loss to Zimbabwe, coach Darren Lehmann said he didn’t have enough expletives to describe how he was feeling about his side’s performance.
I love the Vuelta as much as any self-respecting cycling fan with a penchant for hot weather and steep hills, but as we’ve reached the first rest day in the big Spanish race, it’s a perfect time to go ‘around the grounds’.
Should you change a side that has knocked over the minor premiers in the last round of the AFL season?
Sam Burgess has put his sensational form for South Sydney this year down to not getting involved in personal battles with rival players.
For weeks I have insisted that Richmond would not make the finals. On Saturday Richmond made the finals. In the last Winners and Losers wrap for the year one victor stands above all others, resplendent in yellow and black.
Manly’s stunning comeback to beat Penrith yesterday has saved their season. Whether that translates into a premiership remains to be seen, but at least they’ve got the kick-start their campaign desperately needed.
Yes, I know that James O’Connor has been a prat. An official at the ARU who had to deal with him all the time told me that O’Connor was the worst of the Three Amigos – O’Connor, Kurtley Beale and Quade Cooper.
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NSW Country Eagles and Melbourne Rising are the equal competition leaders after two rounds of the National Rugby Championship. The Eagles rose to the top courtesy of their impressive 37-13 win over Queensland Country on the Gold Coast on Saturday, and were joined on Sunday after Melbourne’s big win, 45-13 over the Sydney Stars.
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My face wasn’t exactly covered in egg after the weekend footy results, but there was a certain amount of yellow and white, courtesy of the yellow and black.
For the first time since 2004 I sit and watch the Tour of Spain absolutely enthralled, with five amazing champions battling for the win.
Josep Gombau’s revolution at Adelaide United continues to roar forward, with the arrival of good friend and Barcelona great Guillermo Amor signalling the next step in his master plan.
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If I could win any major rugby league award – and there’s no danger of this happening, I might add – I’d want to win the Clive Churchill Medal.
One day international cricket can learn, and in fact has learnt, a lot from its considerably younger and rebellious sibling, Twenty20.
Every time a game is decided by a field goal in golden point the question is asked: is it time to consider golden try to decide games that are drawn after 80 minutes?
September 1 means two things, the start of Spring, and the beginning of the AFL finals, which morphs everyone and anyone into an expert on who will make the grand final, and who will triumph.
The Cronulla Sharks have had 48 seasons of nothing. That’s right, nothing.
In a national competition in which ten out of the eighteen clubs are based in the same state, it is inevitable that the majority of media scrutiny will be on Victoria – regardless of whether it should be or not.
While a trip to the footy might introduce you to all kinds of folks, there is a chance that valley girls might be conspicuously absent from the stands.
As a businessman with a background in human capital advisory, coupled with a passion for sport, I am continually bemused by the sustained whinging surrounding free agency.
It’s been a tough old season for Sharks fans in 2014. I imagine, for most Sharks supporters, when the buzzer sounds on their final game of the year this Saturday, there will be a sigh of relief.
With Round 23 officially in the history books and the premiership season now complete, these are the final seven stories to come from the home-and-away season.
Ewen McKenzie and Michael Hooper have had differing paths to their respective roles in the Wallabies line-up.
After a month away from Formula One, the Belgian Grand Prix brought us all back to the drama of racing that we all know and love well.
It might have been yet another poor season for the Melbourne Football Club in season 2014, but unlike years past they weren’t as bad as you think they were.
During 2010, 2011 and 2012, Will Power consistently snatched despair from the jaws of victory at the end of the IndyCar Series championship that he dominated.
When it comes to international cricket, a lot of people ignore the fact that you’re not going to win every game you play, no matter how good you are.
With the regular season wrapped up, I will start to review each club’s season. As always, I will begin with the last-placed team, which this year is St Kilda.
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