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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. Find him on Google+.

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All Blacks and Lions play out an epic, creating a drawn series for the ages

All Blacks and Lions play out an epic, creating a drawn series for the ages

10 Jul 2017

The New Zealand All Blacks (15) and British and Irish Lions (15) played out a magnificent drawn Test at Eden Park to conclude one of the great rugby series.

Would the Lions have won if Sean O’Brien had been sent off?

Would the Lions have won if Sean O'Brien had been sent off?

3 Jul 2017

Asked about the All Blacks 24–21 defeat at Wellington by a terrific British and Irish Lions defensive and attacking (occasionally) performance, Sam Cane made a staunch reply about next weekend’s decider at Eden Park: “Game on, mate!”

Apology to Bill Pulver and Rob Clarke

27 Jun 2017

On Monday, June 26 I published an article on The Roar based around an email that purported to establish that Bill Pulver, the chief executive of the ARU, had a hit list of “enemies” of the ARU.

Are Cheika’s Wallabies facing an annus horribilis?

Are Cheika's Wallabies facing an annus horribilis?

19 Jun 2017

So much for Michael Cheika’s aspiration to go into the Rugby Championship with a settled starting side and with the momentum of three successive victories from the Wallabies’ June Tests.

The Wallabies get 6 out of 10 for their 37-14 win over Fiji

The Wallabies get 6 out of 10 for their 37-14 win over Fiji

12 Jun 2017

On the Friday before the Melbourne Test between Australia and Fiji, I was chatting with my son Zolton about how the match might turn out.

The Roar fathers a new and fascinating book on cricket

The Roar fathers a new and fascinating book on cricket

12 Jun 2017

The Roar was started as a website back in 2007 to give a voice to the thousands of people who did not have a voice in expressing their views, opinions and experiences of the issues and events taking place on and off the sporting fields.