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Australian tennis’ future is safe in the hands of the big three

Australian tennis' future is safe in the hands of the big three

1 day ago

Nick Kyrgios is the future of Australian tennis, but don’t sell Sam Groth, or Marinko Matosevic short. Kyrgios was bundled out of the US Open third round by veteran Spaniard and 16th seed Tommy Robredo 3-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3, but the youngster showed he has the raw ability to make it into the world’s top […]

Is the ARU sabbatical move strong enough?

Is the ARU sabbatical move strong enough?

3 days ago

Bill Pulver and the ARU are to be commended for taking a more flexible attitude to Wallabies playing overseas. Currently, if any Wallabies representative plays overseas he gives up his right to play for the men in gold. From 2016, a yet to be determined number of Wallabies will be allowed one-year sabbatical contracts overseas, […]

McKenzie selections shades of Deans?

McKenzie selections shades of Deans?

4 days ago

Recall the stink the ex-Wallaby coach Robbie Deans caused when he overlooked first choice Quade Cooper for James O’Connor as fly-half against the Lions? After an uninspiring draw and a record flogging by the All Blacks, current Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie has done basically the same by ignoring first choice fly-half Bernard Foley for both […]

Beating the sporting drug problem requires a team effort

Beating the sporting drug problem requires a team effort

6 days ago

Ever since Jason Clare and Kate Lundy told the nation “This is the blackest day in Australian sport,” the outlook has only grown darker. We were told 18 months ago that drug taking among our elite sportsmen was “rife,” and subsequently Essendon and Cronulla were the worst. If it’s “rife”, and that’s a sweeping statement, […]

Wallaby memory wiped out by Ricciardo and Campbell

Wallaby memory wiped out by Ricciardo and Campbell

26 Aug 2014

Having watched the Wallabies’ dismal 51-20 record loss to the All Blacks, Daniel Ricciardo, the Australian swim team, and the combination of Stuart Appleby and Jason Day restored Australia’s credibility on the international sporting stage. Ricciardo won his third Formula One Grad Prix of the year in Belgium, beating world championship leader Nico Rosburg and […]

Wallabies changes inevitable after Eden Park

Wallabies changes inevitable after Eden Park

25 Aug 2014

While the Wallabies were being hammered by a record 51-20 at Eden Park on Saturday night, Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie must have had second thoughts about his selections. The names readily spring to mind – Nic White, Matt Toomua, Scott Fardy and Sam Carter for starters, and why were Nick Phipps, Bernard Foley, Will Skelton […]

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