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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”, […]

‘Mr Fix It’ set to crack the ton for the Wallabies

'Mr Fix It' set to crack the ton for the Wallabies

13 Oct 2014

Amid all the upheavals within the Wallaby camp, “Mr Fix It” Adam Ashley-Cooper will play his 100th Test next Saturday at Suncorp in the third Bledisloe Cup clash. It’s a mighty milestone for arguably the most consistent Wallaby in recent years, no matter where he plays. As a kid at Berkeley Vale High School on […]

History suggests Sam Burgess won’t make it in rugby

History suggests Sam Burgess won't make it in rugby

10 Oct 2014

It’s mighty hard for a rugby league forward to make a successful switch to international rugby – Sam Burgess will have to defy history. There’s no doubting Burgess’ talent, and his courage and heroics for South Sydney are cemented in rugby league folklore. But rugby is a vastly different game upfront, especially at scrum and […]

Kevin Pietersen’s book hits the fan

Kevin Pietersen's book hits the fan

9 Oct 2014

The cricket world was used to Kevin Pietersen master-blasting his way through the best attacks during his 104 Test career for England from 2005 to January this year, that included three double centuries, 20 tons, at an average of 47.28. This week Pietersen changed direction to blast his former coach Andy Flower, and three team-mates […]

Michael Clarke’s fitness is a genuine worry

Michael Clarke's fitness is a genuine worry

8 Oct 2014

The Australian cricket selectors’ biggest worry this summer will be Test skipper Michael Clarke. Not his batting, he’s one of the very best in the business, nor his captaincy as he’s one of the most positive in world cricket, but his consistent injury toll keeps rising. Australian can’t afford to have a captain who is […]

Glory glory to South Sydney spot on

Glory glory to South Sydney spot on

7 Oct 2014

Souths co-owner Russell Crowe won his Oscar in 2000 portraying Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius in Gladiator. On Sunday night at ANZ in the NRL grand final, Sam Burgess proved he’s a modern-day gladiator. Burgess played the decider after fracturing his cheekbone in the very first tackle of the game, following his accidental head clash […]

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