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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What an age we live in. There was much to enjoy in this week’s first State of Origin clash.
It is fascinating to watch from afar the turmoil and anguish currently suffusing English cricket over the curious question of Kevin Pietersen.
Goodness, but this is getting tiresome. The news that an Indian billionaire is planning to lure cricketing stars to a rebel organisation brings on a depressing bout of deja vu.
As Mick Malthouse prepares to break Jock McHale’s AFL/VFL record for most games coached, it may seem strange that more than three decades of life in the coaching meat-grinder has left him still so sensitive to criticism.
And so it comes down to this. Australia versus New Zealand. Big brother versus little brother. Deserts versus mountains. Emus versus kiwis.
I have always been Shane Watson’s greatest defender. Amid all the ridicule, the opprobrium and abuse, I stood by this brave, blonde man.