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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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SPIRO: Win at Ellis Park against the Boks, win anywhere

SPIRO: Win at Ellis Park against the Boks, win anywhere

4 days ago

Heyneke Meyer, the intense Springboks coach, talked up the positives after the 27-20 loss his side suffered at the hands and feet of a resilient, occasionally brilliant All Blacks side at Ellis Park.

SPIRO: Wallabies strong but why isn’t Cheika blooding new players?

SPIRO: Wallabies strong but why isn't Cheika blooding new players?

6 days ago

Let us put the Wallabies’ 34-9 victory against the Pumas at the Estadio Mavlinas Argentinas (yes, those Malvinas) into some perspective.

SPIRO: Wallabies and All Blacks to continue their winning way

SPIRO: Wallabies and All Blacks to continue their winning way

24 Jul 2015

The opening round of the 2015 The Rugby Championship saw the All Blacks defeat the Pumas at Christchurch last Friday. On Saturday the Wallabies pulled off a brilliant 10-phase try in the 82nd minute to defeat the Springboks.

SPIRO: Wallaby captain Cheika-mates his coach and the Springboks

SPIRO: Wallaby captain Cheika-mates his coach and the Springboks

20 Jul 2015

Was Stephen Moore’s decision to go for glory with a five-metre lineout against the Springboks in the last minute of an enthralling Test one of the best captain’s calls for the Wallabies in their recent history? I think so.

SPIRO: Joubert and Owens are being tested for the prime RWC matches

SPIRO: Joubert and Owens are being tested for the prime RWC matches

16 Jul 2015

An intriguing aspect of the opening round of the 2015 Rugby Championship is that the referees are being tested for their RWC tournament possibilities as Australia, South Africa, Argentina and New Zealand battle for form.

SPIRO: The Wallabies XV that should start against the Boks (but won’t)

SPIRO: The Wallabies XV that should start against the Boks (but won't)

13 Jul 2015

It is one of the most quoted cliches of sports that ‘winning is a habit’.

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