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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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For glorious World Cup future, we need to boot out some teams

For glorious World Cup future, we need to boot out some teams

4 days ago

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. Or to put it another way: not non-excellence. The World Cup, as everyone knows, must be a celebration of the elite, a congregation […]

What have we learnt from the first week of the World Cup?

What have we learnt from the first week of the World Cup?

20 Feb 2015

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. We must reflect on just what the opening week of the 2015 World Cup – currently scheduled to finish in late 2019 – has taught us. 1. […]

Who will definitely win the World Cup?

Who will definitely win the World Cup?

13 Feb 2015

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. Australia World Cups won: four Hemisphere: southern National vodka: Absolut Australia are one of the favourites for the title, and no wonder given they have a captain-to-player ratio the envy […]

The XI most memorable Cricket World Cup moments of all time

The XI most memorable Cricket World Cup moments of all time

6 Feb 2015

More than any other sport, cricket was made for fantasy teams. The proliferation of statistics to help an obsessive like me check the validity of his gut feelings and assist in the making of line-ball judgment calls, the irresistible force of averages and strike rates: the game is tailored beautifully to the nerdy joys of […]

West Indies cricket: Lament for a lost superpower

West Indies cricket: Lament for a lost superpower

30 Jan 2015

I’ve never been much of a one for sympathising with the opposition, particularly in cricket. Brought to awareness of the great game around the time of Allan Border’s triumphantly vengeful sweep through England in 1989, I learnt that when your enemy is down, you rejoice, and when your enemy falls even lower, you laugh uproariously. […]

Imagining a post-post-match world

Imagining a post-post-match world

23 Jan 2015

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. […]

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