Clyde Rathbone Columnist

Clyde Rathbone

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About

Member Since:
February 2012
Based In:
Canberra
Favourite Sports:
Rugby,

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RATHBONE: Does sport really warrant our reverence?

RATHBONE: Does sport really warrant our reverence?

10 Feb 2015

When I hung up my boots in August last year I was immediately presented with the same question all athletes are eventually forced to answer: “What now?” The first thing to notice about being “In retirement” is that it feels a lot like work. The second observation is that new ventures often prove a useful […]

RATHBONE: Beale drama exposes flaws in the national setup

RATHBONE: Beale drama exposes flaws in the national setup

17 Oct 2014

I’m not much of a sports fan. While I can occasionally still get caught up in struggle and passion of a gripping contest, my interest seems to be waning with time. I realise this must seem a strange admission, at least for someone who was a professional athlete for virtually their entire adult life. But […]

Mainstream media is slipping further behind the curve

Mainstream media is slipping further behind the curve

21 Jul 2014

I love quotations. They are windows into the minds of scientists, philosophers, writers, performers, politicians and even, occasionally, athletes. The impending sense of discovery makes scrolling through quotes exciting. Whenever I stumble across a really great quote I’m reminded that well written words are as much a medium for discovery as they are a means […]

Squeak will roar as Wallabies skipper

Squeak will roar as Wallabies skipper

7 Jun 2014

As an eighteen-year-old fresh out of high school I was invited to pre-season training with the Natal Sharks. The sweltering temperatures in Summer time meant many of our fitness sessions were held on Durban beachfront. Covered in sand we ran laps between piers until everyone’s attention was caught by a single runner sprinting to the […]

The pride of ignorance: How should athletes use the privilege of a platform?

26 May 2014

A group of beaming smiles encircle an impossibly adorable lion cub. They rub its belly and paddle away a flurry of playful swipes while cameras go into overdrive capturing the event. Everything about the combination of cute animals and besotted humans appeals to our moral instincts. But in the case of captive wildlife our moral […]

RATHBONE: Mowen’s departure may just be the beginning

RATHBONE: Mowen's departure may just be the beginning

22 Mar 2014

From the evolution of life itself to the survival of businesses, competition plays a crucial role in forcing adaptation. When resources are limited, those who fail to adapt or whose change is too slow are soon trampled by groups able to quickly transform themselves. Sport in Australia is an ultra competitive marketplace. Given our relatively […]

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