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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+.

Member Since:
 
December 2006
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Sydney
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Fourteen Wallabies, one victory, and a long history of prejudice: Why the Indigenous jersey must be permanent

Fourteen Wallabies, one victory, and a long history of prejudice: Why the Indigenous jersey must be permanent

1 day ago

A decade or so ago, I was sitting in front of my television set watching St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill, playing St Ignatius’ College, Riverview. After about 15 minutes, the telephone rang. “How good is he!” my son Zolton yelled out down the line.

Are the Wallabies on the rise as the All Blacks decline?

Are the Wallabies on the rise as the All Blacks decline?

23 Oct 2017

Michael Cheika was thoughtful and considered when he summed up the Wallabies’ splendid 23–18 victory against an uncharacteristically niggly, error-prone All Blacks side at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

Michael Cheika was wrong to defend Israel Folau’s hair-pulling tackle

Michael Cheika was wrong to defend Israel Folau's hair-pulling tackle

2 Oct 2017

Why did Michael Cheika lose his cool at the media conference after the Wallabies pulled off a 27–27 draw against the Springboks at Bloemfontein by claiming that Israel Folau did not pull Dillyn Leyds to the ground by his hair?

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Cheika’s Wallabies at last?

Is there light at the end of the tunnel for Cheika's Wallabies at last?

18 Sep 2017

At half-time in the Australia 45–Argentina 20 Test at Canberra, my guess is that every rugby writer covering the game was preparing, mentally at least, to start raising the issue of whether Michael Cheika should take the Wallabies through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

As more details emerge, Twiggy’s Indo Pacific Rugby Championship should be supported

As more details emerge, Twiggy's Indo Pacific Rugby Championship should be supported

13 Sep 2017

Andrew Forrest has announced his plan for the much-hyped Indo-Pacific Rugby Championship, and things are looking promising.

Why are the Wallabies a team that can’t finish?

Why are the Wallabies a team that can't finish?

11 Sep 2017

As I walked into my local Centennial Park Deli, I heard Tony behind the counter tell a good old boy customer: “The trouble with the Wallabies is that they’re a team that can’t finish.”