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Elisha Pearce

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Michael Cheika: Turn the simple things right up to 11

Michael Cheika: Turn the simple things right up to 11

8 hours ago

The secret to Michael Cheika’s coaching success is making things simpler, then turning the speed and intensity right up to 11. Given Cheika is now one of Australia’s more successful provincial rugby coaches it’s worth taking a look at how the man operates and what sort of rugby culture he builds. After the Super Rugby […]

When four cocaine charges become a basis for broader discussion

When four cocaine charges become a basis for broader discussion

3 days ago

On February 7, 2013 Bill Pulver said in a press conference: “While being quite proud of our record it would be naïve of the ARU to think [drugs are] not an issue that spans all Australian sports”. While that press conference was convened to focus more on performance enhancing drugs, it was backed by a […]

Five massive overreactions to Super Rugby Round 1

Five massive overreactions to Super Rugby Round 1

18 Feb 2015

Super Rugby Round 1 is done and dusted, and we’re all still shaking our head at a string of strange results. What’s up and what’s down? Who’s good and who isn’t? Here are five massive overreactions to the first week of rugby. The Waratahs are more a poor John Farnham reunion tour than U2 following […]

The Super Rugby championship belt is up for grabs again

The Super Rugby championship belt is up for grabs again

11 Feb 2015

33-32. That’s where I left rugby last year. Not Kurtley Beale. Not Ewen McKenzie. Not Di Patston. The last time I left rugby was at Stadium Australia, where the Waratahs finally did it. After so many years of trying and failing, of barely trying and failing, and general incompetence ruining what looked like a good […]

McKenzie’s resignation shows the Wallabies are still toxic

McKenzie's resignation shows the Wallabies are still toxic

20 Oct 2014

Michael Hooper grabbed his water bottle and bolted from the room. After powering through 190 words, Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie followed him. Except he wasn’t the Wallabies coach anymore. McKenzie ambled by himself down that hallway to, as he put it, “exit stage left” after an all-too-brief 66-second statement. The irony is, after a couple […]

Commonwealth Games Preview: Louis Smith

30 Jul 2014

Louis Smith describes himself on his Twitter profile as a ‘British bad ass gymnast’. That perfectly summarises the hyper-talented young man from Cambridgeshire, England. He is a larger-than-life athlete, perfectly suited to the world of social media and around-the-clock access. A cursory internet search for Louis Smith throws up a plethora of different topics in […]

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