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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Eddie Jones is turning the no-dickheads dictum for a successful sporting team on its head with the appointment of Dylan Hartley as the captain of the England side to play Scotland at Murrayfield in the opening round of the 2016 Six Nations tournament this weekend.
At the end of the first day of the Wellington Sevens, the ARU issued a media release that was, in retrospect, somewhat overly optimistic about the play of the Australian Sevens Thunderbolts and their chances of going deep into the tournament.
I was enjoying my Australia Day breakfast yesterday when I heard Jess Mauboy’s rendition, from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, of Advance Australia Fair. It was mindblowing.
On Friday, the ARU announced the hardly surprising news that Quade Cooper has been signed on to the 2016 Australian rugby sevens program, with an intention for him to be the playmaker for a side that is short on x-factor magic.
“Whenever I get married, it will be a Bengali wedding. If I won’t have a Bengali wedding, my mother won’t come. She has warned me. So, I am going to have a Bengali wedding for sure.” – Bipasha Basu.
The Guardian Australia deputy sports editor, Russell Jackson, has accused a fellow sports reporter of watching hardcore pornography between tabbing his match reports during the recent Australia versus West Indies Test at the MCG.