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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2 days ago
Early last year, at the finish of the Randwick Rugby Club’s meeting to launch the new rugby season, I approached Bill Pulver, the chief executive of the ARU, to ask him an important question: “How much is the ARU paying David Pocock for not playing Super Rugby or for the Wallabies in 2017?”
15 May 2017
You just knew during the Rugby World Cup 2019 draw that Japan is going to run a brilliant tournament.
8 May 2017
The credit for the legal forward pass in gridiron football is given to Bradbury Robinson from Bellevue, Ohio. 111 years of credit should go to Beauden Barrett for virtually creating a rugby union equivalent of the gridiron football forward pass.
1 May 2017
You have to hand it to Peter FitzSimons, he has come up with the killer idea that Alan Jones should coach the Waratahs.
24 Apr 2017
At half-time during the Hurricanes–Brumbies match, I was contemplating that for once I could write a positive article about the state of rugby in Australia. Something with this heading, perhaps: “Come back coach Stephen Larkham, all is forgiven.”
21 Apr 2017
Warren Gatland’s 2017 British and Irish Lions side to tour New Zealand in June has met with virtual universal approval from the often vicious British rugby media.