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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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Wallabies must learn to accentuate the positives

Wallabies must learn to accentuate the positives

26 Aug 2014

Let’s not get too down in the dumps about the Bledisloe Cup. Yes, it’s gone for another year, and yes, it is definitely possible we will all be dead before we see it return. And yes, life in general is a relentless nightmare of bleak despair and demolished dreams that leaves us no escape but […]

The shapely peril: Becky Hammon and women in sport

The shapely peril: Becky Hammon and women in sport

8 Aug 2014

Most of the time, watching and studying the world of sport is a delight. What could be better than to spend one’s time observing and revelling in the physical perfection of the planet’s greatest athletes? But sometimes, sport has the power to deeply disturb. I’m thinking of times like when they show slow-motion replays of […]

Commonwealth Games: The thrill is gone

Commonwealth Games: The thrill is gone

31 Jul 2014

What has happened to me? I used to be as committed to the Commonwealth Games as Brian Taylor is to his moustache, as Robbie Farah is to his own self-esteem. I used to be the most passionate Commonwealther you could ever find. When Hayley Lewis swept all before her in Auckland, I roared with approval. […]

Where the f*ck is... Guernsey

25 Jul 2014

The tiny channel island of Guernsey is one of the most important locations in sporting history, being the birthplace of the eponymous item of clothing so central to so many sporting endeavours. Imagine if in the 15th century, Guernsey had not won a royal grant to import English wool and export knitted goods to Normandy […]

Where the f*ck is… Montserrat

Where the f*ck is... Montserrat

24 Jul 2014

The name Montserrat means ‘serrated mountain’. As the name suggests, the island is sharp-edged yet lofty; volcanic yet peaceful; picturesque yet inhabited by gigantic frogs. Located in the Caribbean Sea, the hood ornament on the Commonwealth’s Mercedes, Montserrat is a land of sun, sand, and most of all, music. Around the world, everyone knows Montserrat […]

Ian Thorpe’s coming out is not about us

Ian Thorpe's coming out is not about us

14 Jul 2014

I remember when Ian Thorpe announced his retirement – the first time. I was listening to talkback radio, and I was struck by how many people were treating his decision to call it a day at a relatively young age as some sort of personal betrayal. The sense of entitlement was palpable: it was clear […]

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