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Ben Pobjie

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Ben Pobjie is a writer and comedian whose promising rugby career was tragically cut short the day he stopped playing rugby and had a pizza instead. The most he has ever cried was the day Balmain lost the 1989 grand final. Today he enjoys the frolics of Wallabies, Swans, baggy greens, and Storm.

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The Big Show and other cricket solutions

The Big Show and other cricket solutions

8 hours ago

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. With Pakistan sitting on 304/2 and Younis Khan and Azhar Ali both having achieved unbeaten centuries, there is no doubt that the strategy of confusing […]

The sportsman’s guide to tweeting

The sportsman's guide to tweeting

24 Oct 2014

Twitter is a difficult medium to succeed in, and it’s even more difficult when you’re a professional sportsman, with all the duties and responsibilities that entails. How often to tweet? How to condense your thoughts into 140 characters? How to have any thoughts in the first place? All of these can be tricky conundrums for […]

The definitive guide to who does what in the Wallabies

The definitive guide to who does what in the Wallabies

18 Oct 2014

Oh Wallabies, you silly billies. What a rigmarole we’ve been through in Australian rugby this week. Internal discord. Lewd texts. Aeroplane arguments. Dark mutterings and resentful accusations. Weird mid-test hotel bill negotiations.┬áIt’s been a nightmare, and as many shrewd judges have observed, it’s all been down to a basic lack of organisational structure in the […]

Good rugby folk: pull your fingers out, help save the game

Good rugby folk: pull your fingers out, help save the game

10 Oct 2014

I love rugby. I love rugby so much that when people call rugby league “rugby” I prissily correct them, because to truly love rugby is to be an incurable pedant. Rugby union is, to me, the prince of football codes. Such a wide range of skills involved, such a variety of types required for a […]

Ban the grand final, ban ‘em all

Ban the grand final, ban 'em all

4 Oct 2014

A lot of people laugh when I say I want to abolish all grand finals, which just shows how shallow and incapable of real human feeling those people are. There is no greater source of human misery in Australia today than the grand final, and any decent government, any government that actually cared for the […]

The problem with the NRL is…

The problem with the NRL is...

18 Sep 2014

Look, you know and I know that rugby league is currently in rude health. Television ratings are high, standard of play is excellent, Jamal Idris is taller than ever, and crowds are occasionally present. It is a great and noble game at peak fitness and all those involved deserve a hearty pat on the back […]

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