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Bledisloe 3: Are we there yet?

Bledisloe 3: Are we there yet?

25 Oct 2017

On July 5, 1975, one day after the celebration of American Independence Day, Arthur Ashe became the first Afro-American athlete to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title.

Jack Dempsey: Test-match heavyweight, or just a pumped-up middleweight?

Jack Dempsey: Test-match heavyweight, or just a pumped-up middleweight?

18 Oct 2017

Jack Dempsey was the ‘stage name’ of one of the most charismatic and memorable heavyweight boxing champions of the 20th century.

Can Mick Byrne and Brad Thorn kick-start the Wallabies?

Can Mick Byrne and Brad Thorn kick-start the Wallabies?

11 Oct 2017

I will always remember the look on Martin Johnson’s face. It was the press conference after England’s ignominious exit from the 2011 World Cup.

Will the real threat to the All Blacks come from the North in 2019?

Will the real threat to the All Blacks come from the North in 2019?

27 Sep 2017

A lot can change in a couple of months. The All Blacks’ drawn series against the British and Irish Lions already seems like a distant memory, and normal service has been resumed with something of a vengeance in the Rugby Championship.

Why Michael Cheika will live or die by the Waratah ‘holy trinity’

Why Michael Cheika will live or die by the Waratah ‘holy trinity’

20 Sep 2017

The die has already been cast.

Can Michael Cheika transform himself as Wallabies coach?

Can Michael Cheika transform himself as Wallabies coach?

13 Sep 2017

We’ve all seen the TV programmes. A high-profile ‘celebrity’ expert addresses a failing business and (more often than not) comes up with a spectacular turnaround in the space of about one hour’s viewing. Cue an emotional outpouring of gratitude from the rescued owners.