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Spiro Zavos

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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.

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SPIRO: Waratahs should focus on Lions, rather than risking Skelton’s finals future

SPIRO: Waratahs should focus on Lions, rather than risking Skelton's finals future

1 day ago

At 5pm on Thursday AEST, the SANZAR Appeals Committee, chaired by Lex Mpati, with Adam Casselden and Chris Morris as members, will hear an appeal by videoconference from the Waratahs Sipatolu Latu and Will Skelton.

SPIRO: Waratahs might have to win the finals without Latu and Skelton

SPIRO: Waratahs might have to win the finals without Latu and Skelton

4 days ago

About 12.22am on Sunday, two SANZAR media release emails, one citing Silatolu Latu and the other Will Skelton, appeared in my Hotmail basket. The emails spell big trouble for the Waratahs.

SPIRO: Rugby needs better refereeing, not more referees

SPIRO: Rugby needs better refereeing, not more referees

21 May 2015

Stephen Larkham was a great rugby player and is making a decent fist of coaching the Brumbies, but his advocacy of a two-referee system for rugby, similar to that used in the NRL, is perplexing and worrying. And it is wrong.

SPIRO: Brumbies and Waratahs fighting for the Conference

SPIRO: Brumbies and Waratahs fighting for the Conference

18 May 2015

Despite some inept refereeing and data-tortured TMO decisions, Round 14 of the 2015 Super Rugby tournament produced seven matches of high-quality and dramatic rugby.

SPIRO: Are the Rebels, Brumbies and Waratahs up for finals rugby?

SPIRO: Are the Rebels, Brumbies and Waratahs up for finals rugby?

14 May 2015

The appointment of John Connolly – in a blast from the past – as the mentor of Reds coach Richard Graham seems to have had an immediate impact with the selection of a Reds side to play the Rebels that finally makes some sense.

SPIRO: Richard Graham’s reign of error at the Reds should end

SPIRO: Richard Graham's reign of error at the Reds should end

11 May 2015

Richard Graham made the call that the Reds’ second half capitulation to the Crusaders, where they conceded six unanswered tries in the 40 minutes, was “disgraceful”.

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