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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Why do I know so little about women’s sport? It’s an interesting question, with quite an uninteresting answer, that being: I’m lazy.
There are many aesthetic joys to be found in the stroke of a cricketer’s bat.
OK, now this is the big one. This is where we discover if the famous victory of last weekend was yet another false dawn, or a real dawn – a dawn we can trust and believe in, and raise our children in its warm nurturing light.
“You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”
I think regular readers will know that I am always one to stand up for freedom. The rights of the individual are something of a passion of mine, and this is as true in the sports arena as it is in the fields of politics, the arts or shopping.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking this will be a call to keep Shane Watson in the Test team. Reassure yourself on this point: Watson should not be in the Test team.