Spiro Zavos Columnist

Spiro Zavos

Roar Expert
https://plus.google.com/u/0/100555937088867839409

  • 3,439,574 Article Reads
  • 986 Articles Written
  • 1,561 Comments Written

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+.

Member Since:
December 2006
Based In:
Sydney
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, Rugby,
Google+:
Spiro Zavos

Latest Articles

Showing articles 1 - 6 of 986 | More Articles >
SPIRO: GPS rugby has to merge into a Sydney-wide tournament

SPIRO: GPS rugby has to merge into a Sydney-wide tournament

19 hours ago

The Sydney Morning Herald published an important story for the Australian rugby community, reporting Nick Farr-Jones’ call for “drastic changes” to the GPS rugby competition. A former Wallaby captain, a successful businessman and the current chairman of NSW Rugby, Farr-Jones has questioned the GPS rugby format in the light of a 101 – 0 monstering […]

SPIRO: The Waratahs face a last Crusade in the Super Rugby final

SPIRO: The Waratahs face a last Crusade in the Super Rugby final

3 days ago

It is a sign of a very good side that they can play poorly by their high standards, especially in the set pieces, and still win a Super Rugby semi-final 26-8. The Waratahs did this against the Brumbies on Saturday night. The margin of victory might have been flattering, but the result showed that this […]

SPIRO: Let’s hope the referees don’t stuff up the Super Rugby finals

SPIRO: Let's hope the referees don't stuff up the Super Rugby finals

24 Jul 2014

The SANZAR media release came up on my laptop at 3.04am on Monday morning. My first reaction as I read it was, “Dammit, why is SANZAR trying to stuff up the Super Rugby finals.” This reaction was provoked by the surprise announcement that a New Zealand referee, Glen Jackson, was going to referee the Crusaders-Sharks […]

SPIRO: Finals on! Four worthy contenders for Super Rugby title

SPIRO: Finals on! Four worthy contenders for Super Rugby title

21 Jul 2014

The four teams contesting the semi-finals of the 2014 Super Rugby tournament are all worthy contenders with a chance of tournament victory: the Waratahs, the Crusaders, the Brumbies and the Sharks, probably in that order. Before the qualifying final at Canberra, the Brumbies coaching staff were suggesting that the 2014 side was a better team […]

SPIRO: We are set for terrific Super Rugby finals series

SPIRO: We are set for terrific Super Rugby finals series

14 Jul 2014

At 5.23 am (AEST) SANZAR sent out the Super Rugby final series schedule to the media. The Brumbies play the Chiefs at Canberra on Saturday night and the Sharks play the Highlanders at Durban on 1.05 Sunday morning (AEST). If the scores are level at full time in these qualifying finals there will be extra […]

SPIRO: Will the cream rise in the Super Rugby last round?

SPIRO: Will the cream rise in the Super Rugby last round?

11 Jul 2014

The last round of Super Rugby is upon us and, if the round before it is any indication, the cream is rising – finally – to the top. We had the Waratahs entrench their top position with an astonishingly good display of modern rugby to blow away the Highlanders. The standard set by the Waratahs […]

More Articles >