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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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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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) […]