Brett McKay is one of The Roar's good news stories and has been a rugby and cricket expert for the site since July 2009.
Brett also writes for ESPNscrum.com, is a commentator for ABC Grandstand radio and on Fox Sports’ NRC live stream commentary, and has written magazine columns and articles in Australia and New Zealand. He tweets from @BMcSport.
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From the very moment William Webb Ellis picked up the ball at the Rugby School and ran with it – significant doubt over the accuracy of that legend notwithstanding – the ability to stop the other team’s attack with your defence has remained the most important aspect of rugby.
A different kind of Eden Park thumping is enough for me to put the summer of cricket behind me for 2015-16.
I’ll admit it – a couple of law variations and the announcement of the referee’s panel was not entirely how I envisaged getting into Super Rugby for 2016. However, here we are in the first week of February, with something of a ‘soft launch’ into the newly expanded competition.
If the definition of insanity really is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result each time, then the Australian selectors have shown that when it comes to Twenty20 strategies and game plans, they’re properly certifiable.
If cricket is the national sport at this time of year, then selecting the Australian cricket team must run a very close second.
It almost feels like a birthright. If they’re the best player on the opposition side, then there really is no reason for you to like them. Works for football, works for cricket, works for marbles.