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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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December 2006
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It’s crisis time for the worst-ever Waratahs and their overpaid stars

It's crisis time for the worst-ever Waratahs and their overpaid stars

5 days ago

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.”

Gatland’s Lions don’t have the cattle, won’t have the chemistry

Gatland's Lions don't have the cattle, won't have the chemistry

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.

A fearless anatomy of the ARU’s slow-motion Super Rugby car crash

A fearless anatomy of the ARU's slow-motion Super Rugby car crash

17 Apr 2017

The ARU’s incompetent attempt to decide which one of its five Super Rugby teams will be eliminated from next year’s tournament is creating a slow-motion car crash for Australian rugby.

The future of Super Rugby: Great on the field, hopeless off it

The future of Super Rugby: Great on the field, hopeless off it

10 Apr 2017

At 6.04 pm on Saturday, SANZAAR Media put out an email to the rugby world in Australia that was headed: SANZAAR Super Rugby Announcement.

Why didn’t the ARU reply immediately to the damaging Roy Morgan fake news?

Why didn't the ARU reply immediately to the damaging Roy Morgan fake news?

3 Apr 2017

About a week or so ago, a curious article was published in Business Insider Australia and in email form it made the rounds of the rugby world.

Five into four doesn’t go: Move the Brumbies to Melbourne

Five into four doesn't go: Move the Brumbies to Melbourne

27 Mar 2017

If you want to live by the rolling maul, you will die by the rolling maul.