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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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It’s time for the NRL to ban the head pat

It's time for the NRL to ban the head pat

3 days ago

You often hear professional athletes proclaim that they instinctively knew when it was time to retire. It’s not uncommon for great sportspeople to acknowledge they woke up one morning and simply said to themselves “I don’t want to do this anymore.”

USA Rugby isn’t coming… it’s here now

USA Rugby isn't coming... it's here now

16 Jul 2015

For years we’ve heard the rhetoric that the United States is the sleeping giant of rugby union.

Why isn’t Des Hasler under more pressure?

Why isn't Des Hasler under more pressure?

14 Jul 2015

There’s nothing more comical than a massive overreaction from rugby league fans who call for the sacking of their club’s coach after the team – without their starting halfback – loses a mid-season game against the current premiership leaders.

Ashes remedy: Don’t panic, just Siddle in Marsh

Ashes remedy: Don't panic, just Siddle in Marsh

13 Jul 2015

In the aftermath of Australia’s loss in the first Test of the 2015 Ashes series, a sense of panic quickly emerged from within the nation’s cricketing fraternity.

Five questions from the 2015 State of Origin series

Five questions from the 2015 State of Origin series

9 Jul 2015

The Queensland Maroons have won the 2015 State of Origin series after defeating the New South Wales Blues 52-6 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Wednesday night.

How NSW and Queensland can win/lose State of Origin 3

How NSW and Queensland can win/lose State of Origin 3

7 Jul 2015

After all the banter, the mind-games, the parochial ‘journalism’ and, of course, the first two games of the series, it’s come down to this: a deciding game in Brisbane that will determine the winner of the 2015 State of Origin series.

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