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Spiro Zavos

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About

Spiro Zavos, a founding writer on <em>The Roar</em>, was long time editorial writer on the <em>Sydney Morning Herald</em>, 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. Find him on Google+.

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December 2006
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Has New Zealand been playing silly buggers with the ARU?

Has New Zealand been playing silly buggers with the ARU?

3 days ago

The best journalist I worked with on the Sydney Morning Herald was Evan Whitton, a master of investigative reporting and the creator of a rugby column full of wit, great writing, keen observation and a healthy disregard for the authorities which I was fortunate enough to inherit.

Giteau Law must go before it destroys the Wallabies’ culture

Giteau Law must go before it destroys the Wallabies' culture

4 days ago

New Zealand 42 – Australia 8. The biggest defeat for the Wallabies in Australia. A thrashing from the All Blacks and, as sure as you can be about anything in sport, another year of the Bledisloe Cup remaining in New Zealand.

Bledisloe blow-for-blow: Why is Cheika putting the boot into Hansen?

Bledisloe blow-for-blow: Why is Cheika putting the boot into Hansen?

18 Aug 2016

Michael Cheika is mad as hell and he isn’t going to take it anymore. Whatever ‘it’ is.

Gold, Olympic Gold for the spread of rugby worldwide!

Gold, Olympic Gold for the spread of rugby worldwide!

15 Aug 2016

So there was this marvellous, stupendous, brilliant (pick your adulatory adjective) Fijian Rugby Sevens side gathered in a circle after their incredible, historic, legendary (add more adjectives if you want) victory in the men’s final at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Daniel Carroll: Rugby’s greatest Olympian

Daniel Carroll: Rugby's greatest Olympian

12 Aug 2016

Google “Aussie Olympic Trivia” and you will find this item: “Daniel Carroll won gold in rugby at the 1908 Olympics playing for Australia, and also gold while playing for the United States at the 1920 Summer Olympics. He later coached the gold-medal winning USA Rugby team at the 1924 Olympics.”

Speed and courage wins sevens Olympic gold for the Aussie women

Speed and courage wins sevens Olympic gold for the Aussie women

10 Aug 2016

The Wallabies won a gold medal for rugby at the 1908 Olympic Games. Now, the Australian women’s sevens side have created history for themselves and Australian rugby by being the first side, male or female, to win Olympic Gold for sevens rugby, defeating the New Zealand Women 24-17 in the final at Rio.

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