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Arthur Wharton at last recognised for a stellar sporting career

11 hours ago

A 16-foot bronze statue was unveiled in England last week, saluting Arthur Wharton’s trail-blazing sporting career in the late 19th century. In a life that was to be both triumphant and tragic, he was born in Jamestown in Gold Coast, (now Accra, Ghana), the son of Harry, half Grenadian, half Scottish, and Anne, a member […]

There has to be more to Ewen McKenzie’s resignation

There has to be more to Ewen McKenzie's resignation

1 day ago

Ask coach Bobby Dwyer, or any of the 1991 Rugby World Cup winning Wallabies, about Ewen McKenzie and they would say, “Great bloke, great team-man, great prop, and mighty tough.” Tough is in a player’s DNA, it doesn’t change. So McKenzie’s dramatic and devastating exit has to be the tip of the iceberg. McKenzie couldn’t […]

Ewen McKenzie’s resignation a real shocker

Ewen McKenzie's resignation a real shocker

2 days ago

After Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie and captain Michael Hooper had finished with their post-match media conference, McKenzie stunned everyone with his resignation, effective immediately. The resignation certainly came from left field, we are yet to see what the ramifications will be among the Wallabies. None of the Wallabies were told of McKenzie’s decision before they […]

Is Tim Sheens vulnerable with Hayne’s departure?

Is Tim Sheens vulnerable with Hayne's departure?

4 days ago

Kangaroo coach Tim Sheens will have to pull some rabbits out of his hat to keep his impressive record intact when the ill-timed Four-Nations kicks off next week. So far 22 Australians will miss the tournament, including top-liners Johnathan Thurston, Billy Slater, Brett Morris, Paul Gallen, Trent Hodkinson, Matt Scott, Nate Myles, Matt Gillett, James […]

Ewen McKenzie on thin ice on results alone

Ewen McKenzie on thin ice on results alone

6 days ago

Under-siege Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has totally overlooked behemoth lock Will Skelton and a fit Will Genia for the third and final Bledisloe Cup clash at Suncorp on Saturday. McKenzie’s baffling selections of late account for his lowly 52.4 per cent win record over 21 internationals. In what could be a defining game in McKenzie’s […]

Sally Pearson is the Queen of Australian sport

Sally Pearson is the Queen of Australian sport

14 Oct 2014

Champion hurdler Sally Pearson is a beacon in women’s sport. Last night the 28-year-old took out the Women in Sport Award for her Commonwealth Games gold despite all the drama surrounding a clash with then head coach Eric Hollingsworth, who was subsequently sacked. That makes a second major recognition inside a week for “Super Sally”, […]

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