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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Rod Marsh is no stranger to pressure. He spent many years having the likes of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson hurl balls at him at high speeds, amusing themselves by seeing how often they could bounce it over his head.
If one is going to have a code of conduct, it could be argued, it should be one that has some kind of noticeable effect on behaviour. And in this respect the NRL’s current code isn’t really doing the trick.
And so we come to the end of an era. Lleyton Hewitt will no more be seen plying his trade on the courts of the world, and I think I speak for an entire nation when I say I was quite surprised to learn he hadn’t retired a couple of years ago.
There have been many great sporting years. For example, 1967, 2003 and 1854 were all real crackers. But in all the long history of history, has there ever been a year so significant and momentous for the sporting world as 2015?
Thank God that finally the AFL is taking action on the rules of the game.
One of my earliest cricket memories is the fourth Test of the 1988-89 Frank Worrell Trophy in Sydney.