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Clyde Rathbone

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About

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

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RATH: “Who’s the best player you played with?”

RATH: "Who’s the best player you played with?"

19 May 2015

I imagine it’s the type of question ex athletes get asked a lot. I’m not sure why it seems to come up so often but I suspect it’s related to the tendency we have to admire rare qualities in others.

Waratah week brings out the irrational hatred in all of us

Waratah week brings out the irrational hatred in all of us

1 May 2015

While it may be true that everyone loves a hero, there is little doubt that villains are usually much more interesting. And every great villain needs a bizarrely ambitious diabolical scheme.

RATHBONE: Refs, rattling bones and the riddle of the Rugby Man

RATHBONE: Refs, rattling bones and the riddle of the Rugby Man

10 Apr 2015

A few weeks ago a pleasant stroll through the farmers’ market was interrupted by a Rugby Man.

RATHBONE: Pocock should shut up and play

RATHBONE: Pocock should shut up and play

24 Mar 2015

Seriously, what is wrong with these social justice warriors! It’s as though they can’t resist the impulse to stick their noses where they don’t belong.

RATHBONE: Athletes are just people, so why expect them to be role models?

RATHBONE: Athletes are just people, so why expect them to be role models?

6 Mar 2015

In the aftermath of my SMH column and the interviews I gave last week regarding the illicit drug scandal, I’ve noticed a recurrent debate: are athletes role models?

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:

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