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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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.
The World Cup. What do those words mean to you? To me they mean one thing: the best of the best, competing for the ultimate prize. And they mean another thing: excellence.
The speculation is over and the actual cricket has begun. No longer time for slavering anticipation, now is the time to sink our teeth into juicy fifty-over action.
Who is going to win the 2015 Cricket World Cup? I am glad you asked! Let’s take a look at the contenders one by one.