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Spiro Zavos

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About

Spiro Zavos, a founding writer on The Roar, was long time editorial writer on the Sydney Morning Herald, where he started a rugby column that has run for nearly 30 years. Spiro has written 12 books: fiction, biography, politics and histories of Australian, New Zealand, British and South African rugby. He is regarded as one of the foremost writers on rugby throughout the world.

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Member Since:
December 2006
Based In:
Sydney
Favourite Sports:
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SPIRO: Honey Badger’s tireless treble makes him a first-choice Wallaby

SPIRO: Honey Badger's tireless treble makes him a first-choice Wallaby

5 days ago

Honey badgers “are notorious for their strength, ferocity and toughness.” Welcome to the world of rugby’s Honey Badger, Nick Cummins. Says Wikipedia of the honey badger, ”They are known to savagely and fearlessly attack any type of animal when escape is impossible, reportedly even repelling much larger predators such as lions. “Because of their strength and persistence, […]

SPIRO: The state of cricket in NSW is just great

SPIRO: The state of cricket in NSW is just great

9 Apr 2014

One of the oldest adages in Australian cricket is that when NSW is strong, Australian cricket is strong. How is this working out right now? We know Australian cricket is strong. The doldrums of past defeats have given way to a series of vibrant Test wins for the baggy greens. The Ashes have been regained […]

SPIRO: The Australian Super Rugby conference has been Forced open

SPIRO: The Australian Super Rugby conference has been Forced open

7 Apr 2014

In his preview of an intense Reds-Force match at Suncorp Stadium, Greg Martin’s statistics suggested a Reds victory. Of 42 matches in Super Rugby 2014, only eight had been won by sides away from home. Last year in the equivalent round, teams visiting South Africa had won 7 of their 19 matches against the locals, […]

SPIRO: The ARU gospel according to Bill Pulver

SPIRO: The ARU gospel according to Bill Pulver

3 Apr 2014

The ARU CEO Bill Pulver has answered over 100 questions, many of them extremely detailed, from informed and passionate rugby supporters who contribute to making The Roar a leading sports website in Australia. READ MORE: » The Roar’s burning questions for ARU CEO Bill Pulver » Bill Pulver answers your burning rugby questions » Live […]

SPIRO: Super Rugby was the winner, not the referees

SPIRO: Super Rugby was the winner, not the referees

31 Mar 2014

The Australian rugby community is indebted to Wayne Smith, the veteran rugby writer for The Australian, for bringing to mainstream attention new research on refereeing bias. Last week Smith gave a synopsis of research into international rugby refereeing that was developed by Professor Lionel Page and Dr Katie Page of the Queensland University of Technology. […]

SPIRO: ARU kicks an NRC goal, Aussies power on in Super Rugby

SPIRO: ARU kicks an NRC goal, Aussies power on in Super Rugby

25 Mar 2014

As a veteran (according to The Australian) rugby journalist, I have waged a constant battle against the rugby bureaucracy, whether internationally or nationally. The NZRU, ARU, SARU, SANZAR and the IRB have all been lined up from time to time for shots across the bow. It is with relief and some pleasure (in anticipation, perhaps) […]

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