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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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Five memories from the 2015 Cricket World Cup

2 days ago

With the Australian team still celebrating their victory in the Cricket World Cup, it’s time for a quick look back at an enjoyable tournament, albeit a very drawn out one.

Five questions from Round 3 of the NRL

Five questions from Round 3 of the NRL

24 Mar 2015

We have now completed three rounds of the 2015 NRL season, and it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the different storylines circulating throughout rugby league this year.

Five questions from Round 2 of the NRL

Five questions from Round 2 of the NRL

17 Mar 2015

We’ve now completed two rounds of the 2015 NRL season, and already some themes, trends and narratives are starting to emerge.

Five massive overreactions to Round 1 of the NRL

Five massive overreactions to Round 1 of the NRL

10 Mar 2015

All 16 teams have now played one game for the season, and 80 minutes of football for each club is more than enough game time to make sweeping statements about the entire 2015 NRL season.

Did the NRL take a leaf out of the AFL’s book with Cherry-Evans’ signing?

Did the NRL take a leaf out of the AFL's book with Cherry-Evans' signing?

9 Mar 2015

The NRL has often been accused of not looking at the ‘big picture’, or the greater good of the game. The NRL’s ‘vision’ – or lack thereof – has received criticism, and the organisation has been labelled everything from reactive to stagnant.

Five fearless predictions for the 2015 NRL season

Five fearless predictions for the 2015 NRL season

3 Mar 2015

It’s that time of year again, where I provide ammunition to a demographic of people who certainly don’t need it. That’s right, it’s my annual fearless predictions for the NRL season, where I like to over-supply Roarers with egg to throw on my face come October.

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