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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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Daniel Vickerman’s death casts a dark shadow over the rugby world

Daniel Vickerman's death casts a dark shadow over the rugby world

2 days ago

Before play began, the players from the NSW Waratahs and the Western Force Super Rugby teams formed two circles to honour, with silence and bowed heads, the memory of Daniel Vickerman.

If Andrew Walker was the question, what is the answer for the Brumbies and the ARU?

If Andrew Walker was the question, what is the answer for the Brumbies and the ARU?

20 Feb 2017

Let us cut to the chase. Stephen Larkham’s flirtation with selecting Andrew Walker as a playing member of the 2017 Brumbies squad was inexcusable and inexplicable.

NSW Police, Adrian Gard, All Blacks, ARU: Who’s playing silly buggers?

NSW Police, Adrian Gard, All Blacks, ARU: Who's playing silly buggers?

13 Feb 2017

On Tuesday afternoon, 7 February 2017, the NSW Police issued a statement indicating that they had charged a 51-year-old man with public mischief over the discovery of a listening device in the hotel team room of the All Blacks.

Six Nations predictions already off the mark

Six Nations predictions already off the mark

9 Feb 2017

The point about rugby that gives it such an edge as a spectacle is that there is so much unpredictability about every play and every match.

If the ARU gets its plans right, rugby sevens will explode

If the ARU gets its plans right, rugby sevens will explode

6 Feb 2017

It’s a pity that the Australian women’s (especially) and men’s sevens teams bowed out before the grand finals of the Sydney Sevens.

The Pearls are Australia’s best. The ARU must support them

The Pearls are Australia's best. The ARU must support them

2 Feb 2017

Who would have thought a couple of years ago that the Australian Women’s Sevens team, the Pearls, are the nation’s best rugby side going into the 2017 season?