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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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Imagining a post-post-match world

Imagining a post-post-match world

3 days ago

It was, I think, in the early 1990s, but it may have been earlier, that the great leap forward in sporting media coverage was made. An eager young up-and-comer ran to his superior’s office at the network, and breathlessly reported the results of his great project: a comprehensive longitudinal study of viewer habits and preferences. […]

The Aussie cricket team should roll with total captaincy

The Aussie cricket team should roll with total captaincy

16 Jan 2015

Captaincy affects different men in different ways. For some the added responsibility fires the player to ever-higher peaks of performance, while for others the burden of command crushes the skipper as effectively as a blue whale dropped on a cat’s head. For Kim Hughes, it all ended in tears, while for Jimmy Adams it resulted […]

A quiet suggestion for the NRL: cut out the booze

A quiet suggestion for the NRL: cut out the booze

13 Dec 2014

Look, I am neither a professional rugby league player, nor a drinker of alcohol, and I therefore realise that I’m not qualified to hold either an opinion or Australian citizenship. But what I am is a writer, and a loudmouth, and so I’m gonna tell you what I think anyway. This week was a bit […]

Can athletes please just shut up and play

Can athletes please just shut up and play

5 Dec 2014

Right now all of Australia – and by ‘all of Australia’ I mean ‘a few guys somewhere probably’ – is asking just who the hell does David Pocock think he is? Here is a man blessed with all the abilities that the gods of loose forwards can bestow on their children, and he seeks to […]

What cricket is the best cricket?

What cricket is the best cricket?

21 Nov 2014

With another cricket season well under way, the problem of which of the crickets deserve our eyeballs rears its ugly head. As one set of Australian cricketers battle South Africa in the 50-over game while simultaneously tussling for a spot in the upcoming World Cup, another set gears up for the impending Test series by […]

For the record: Some realistic records for the Aussies to target

For the record: Some realistic records for the Aussies to target

14 Nov 2014

Records, they say, were made to be broken. That is a saying which demonstrates a faith in the deterministic nature of the universe which simply is not supported by available scientific evidence. Still, it is certainly true that in sport, the most compelling moments often arrive when a record is broken, and nowhere is this […]

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