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Ryan O'Connell

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"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting." - George Orwell

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February 2011
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NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 1: Expert reaction

NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 1: Expert reaction

5 days ago

The New South Wales Blues have announced their team for Game 1 of the 2016 State of Origin series, and as anticipated, there were a number of new faces in the side to face the Maroons in just over a week.

My dream interview with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich

My dream interview with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich

12 Apr 2016

As the NBA regular season comes to a conclusion, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich took time out of his busy schedule to speak to The Roar.

Six hit ups: Soward not so bad for State of Origin

Six hit ups: Soward not so bad for State of Origin

30 Mar 2016

A big round of NRL football generated a number of talking points over the Easter weekend. So much, in fact, that my patented ‘five talking points’ simply wasn’t going to get the job done.

Reynolds is impeding Mbye’s development – and the Bulldogs’ premiership hopes

Reynolds is impeding Mbye’s development - and the Bulldogs’ premiership hopes

22 Mar 2016

Josh Reynolds has always been a polarising player. It comes with the territory of being a self-confessed ‘niggler’, and someone who exhibits no shame with their nickname of ‘Grub’.

Five massive overreactions to Round 1 of the NRL

Five massive overreactions to Round 1 of the NRL

8 Mar 2016

There’s nothing quite like the optimism of rugby league fans just before the season starts.

Five fearless predictions for the 2016 NRL season

Five fearless predictions for the 2016 NRL season

1 Mar 2016

Here we go again! The 2016 NRL season kicks off this week, which means it’s once again time for me to put my head on the proverbial chopping block and open up for intense ridicule come season’s end – or potentially even sooner!

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