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Don’t sell Michael Cheika short

Don't sell Michael Cheika short

4 Dec 2014

Rod Macqueen, Alan Jones and Bobby Dwyer are the three most successful Wallaby coaches over the last 40 years. Michael Cheika will join them. A big call? Not on your life. Cheika has all the attributes, the hunger and the communication skills to be a stunningly successful Wallaby coach. Macqueen, Jones and Dwyer had similar […]

Jordan Spieth sets a course record to win the Australian Open

Jordan Spieth sets a course record to win the Australian Open

1 Dec 2014

American Jordan Spieth cruised to a six-shot win at the Australian Open yesterday, with a superb course record 63. The 21-year-old USPGA Rookie of the Year started the final round sharing the lead on five-under with Brett Rumford and Greg Chalmers. Eight birdies later, Spieth left the class field in his wake at 13-under, with […]

Nisbet rockets up the Australian Open leaderboard

Nisbet rockets up the Australian Open leaderboard

30 Nov 2014

Journeyman Daniel Nesbit was first to tee off yesterday at 7.35am at the Australian Open, in a tie for 55th. In benign third-round conditions, the 28-year-old Queeenslander carded a flawless four-birdie 67 to rocket up the leaderboard in a tie for ninth. Today Nisbet will sleep in, teeing off at 11.36am with Aron Price and […]

Rory’s rollercoaster ride at The Australian

Rory's rollercoaster ride at The Australian

29 Nov 2014

Defending champion and world number one Rory McIlroy failed to card a par on his homeward nine yesterday at the Australian Open, but he’s only one shot off the halfway pace set by Greg Chalmers in Sydney. McIlroy went out in one-over 36, but came home birdie, bogey, bogey, eagle, birdie, bogey, birdie, birdie for […]

Phillip Hughes’ death casts a pall over Australian cricket

Phillip Hughes' death casts a pall over Australian cricket

27 Nov 2014

The tragic death of Phillip Hughes, who never regained consciousness after being struck by a bouncer on Tuesday afternoon at the SCG, will have far reaching effects not only on the Australian Test team, but throughout the Sheffield Shield, and beyond. The 25-year-old, who would have been 26 next Sunday, was revered by all those […]

Let’s have no blame games with Phil Hughes’ tragic accident

Let's have no blame games with Phil Hughes' tragic accident

26 Nov 2014

No one is to blame for Phil Hughes fighting for his life at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney after being struck on the head by a bouncer playing for South Australia against NSW at the SCG yesterday. UPDATE: Phillip Hughes has tragically passed away. The 25-year-old was making a concerted bid to replace Michael Clarke […]

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