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The bump is dead. The marking contest is dead. Contact footy is dead. Or so we’ve been told recently. To my eyes, it all looks much the same.
Last week I talked about Australia’s seam bowlers. Let’s now look at Australia’s batting options for the upcoming Ashes series.
“How did it go?” I asked a young Frenchman when he’d finally retrieved something akin to a normal breath after the 7.2-kilometre individual time trial at the recent Tour of Friendship race in Thailand.
Sometimes there is so much going on in rugby league that you want to comment on a whole range of things – starting with Daly Cherry-Evans.
Just what is it in the water out Penrith way that helped produce incredible wins against defending premiers Melbourne and the hapless (or should I say hopeless) New Zealand Warriors?
Just as well Wallaby coach Robbie Deans is a resilient character. He’s copping it left, right, and centre over the 25-man squad he’s selected for the three-Test series against the Lions.
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Ryan O’Connell and Brett McKay have, unbelievably, been asked back to do another episode of The Cheap Seats Podcast.
Last Friday, Newcastle Jets announced the winning design for its 2013-2014 away kit. There were three kits to choose from but, by popular demand, the winning design was hardly new.
On Tuesday, the Sydney-based Australian Turf Club made changes to its Spring Carnival program that could deny harbour city racegoers the opportunity to watch the best staying colts next season.
If you watched the latest Mike Hussey masterclass in the Indian Premier League semi-final and didn’t have at least the smallest suspicion that what you were witnessing was not all as it should be then well done.
For all the compelling talking points the weather-honed Giro d’Italia has given us over the past two weeks, events at the Tour of California provided some equally significant topics to reflect on.
As we enter the final week of racing in the 2013 Giro d’Italia the battle for overall glory is still far from decided.
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The last time the British and Irish Lions toured here, 2001, Australian teams won three contests: the last two Tests and the Australia A game.
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Rugby league supporters should expect to see a whole lot more English talent joining Sam Burgess, James Graham and Gareth Widdop in the NRL in the next few years.
In case many may have missed it, our new leader Bill Pulver has returned from his expedition to the land of milk and Guinness in his efforts to gauge the temperament of the IRB on his proposed law variations for his Super B brainchild.
With Indigenous Round approaching, I thought it would be good to take a look at the Indigenous contribution to our game.
Let’s conduct a thought experiment: if you could start a rugby team from scratch, using players currently in your own country, who are the first five players you would choose in order of importance?
There has recently been a drastic increase of horses imported to Australia. It has now extended beyond the cashed up metropolitan stables, and smaller stables appear to have given up on training local talent.
Walking home from work the other night I was nearly run down by a clearly out of control DeLorean. As it disappeared in a puff of light I found a shred of newspaper by my side dated ninth August 2015.
Controlled Chaos. That’s how I would summarise today’s Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia. An unexpected sunny day roused the peloton to a day of action and aggression, though in the end, it all seemed somehow controlled by one man and one team.
As a long-time fan, everything that concerns me about current culture at Arsenal Football Club was encapsulated by the celebrations of its players on Sunday.
It’s a question we all have an opinion on, fans and detractors alike. A much-publicised survey came out a few weeks ago, ranking Australia in the top 20 leagues of the world, but is this reasonable?
Daniel Geale’s US debut will be against Londoner ‘Dazzling’ Darren Barker, a fighter similar to the Tassie tyro, as he maps out a path to Sergio Martinez.
You had to laugh when realising the exposing of corruption was the only time this year’s version of the greed-inspired Indian Premier League received any semblance of coverage.
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