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. Find him on Google+.
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Years ago, make that decades ago, our law professor Geoffrey Palmer told the class that “the avenues of torts are never closed”.
The battle is won, the ancient Chinese military theorist Sun Tzu propounded, before it is fought.
“I tell you the greatest cricketer of them all was Trumpeter!”
World Rugby’s announcement that the head will be a “no-go area” is one of the most important changes to the game in the last 50 years.
Sometime soon, probably this week, the chief executive of the ARU Bill Pulver will conduct a one-on-one meeting with Wallabies coach Michael Cheika.
Eddie Jones has won the battle of the clowns over Michael Cheika with England’s emphatic 37 – 21, four tries to two, victory over Australia at Twickenham.