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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 Blacked-out! Inspiring stories of Bledisloe Cup glory and defeat

All Blacked-out! Inspiring stories of Bledisloe Cup glory and defeat

23 hours ago

As the Wallabies and All Blacks prepare for their first encounter of 2017, let us look back at some of the great matches between these two rugby nations.

The Crusaders and the Lions have saved Super Rugby with a super final

The Crusaders and the Lions have saved Super Rugby with a super final

7 Aug 2017

The Super Rugby 2017 final, won by the Crusaders over the favourites the Lions 25-17, was played with such ferocious intensity and high skills from both sides that the multitude of problems that have plagued the tournament this year were reduced to insignificance during the 80 minutes or so of battle on the field.

Michael Cheika’s new Wallabies need a new captain: Adam Coleman

Michael Cheika's new Wallabies need a new captain: Adam Coleman

31 Jul 2017

Whether he jumped or was pushed, Stephen Moore has done the right thing for the Wallabies by stepping down from the captaincy immediately, and ending his splendid 12-year international career at the end of the 2017.

Will Rod Kafer be the catalyst to make Australian rugby great again?

Will Rod Kafer be the catalyst to make Australian rugby great again?

24 Jul 2017

The headline on the Sydney Morning Herald article announcing the ARU’s appointment of Rod Kafer as the founder/director of a National Coaching Advisory Panel made this Trumpian claim: “Rod Kafer aims to make Wallabies and Australian rugby great again in new ARU role.”

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!”