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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
Based In:
 
Sydney
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, Rugby,

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Folau’s love of rugby could save the Waratahs in 2018

Folau's love of rugby could save the Waratahs in 2018

5 days ago

The Maori have a poignant saying when a great person dies: “A mighty Totara has fallen in the forest.”

Tough-love Brad Thorn vs ‘toxic environment’ Quade Cooper

Tough-love Brad Thorn vs 'toxic environment' Quade Cooper

12 Feb 2018

Some members of the Australian rugby media and several players are upset about Brad Thorn’s decision to boot Quade Cooper out of his Reds squad, despite the controversial playmaker’s massive $650,000 annual contract from the Queensland Rugby Union.

Two northern hemisphere teams will contest the 2019 World Cup semi-finals

Two northern hemisphere teams will contest the 2019 World Cup semi-finals

6 Feb 2018

One of the most annoying and inaccurate notions about success at Rugby World Cup is that of teams ‘peaking too soon’, thereby destroying their hopes of winning the tournament.

Superbat Smith clones the Bradman method to become Australia’s next-best batsman

Superbat Smith clones the Bradman method to become Australia's next-best batsman

20 Dec 2017

The kiss of death for any emerging Australian batsmen in past decades has been to dub him “the next Don Bradman.”

Cheik-mated! Wallabies end 2017 with meek surrender

Cheik-mated! Wallabies end 2017 with meek surrender

27 Nov 2017

What an upset! The Wallabies were Cheik-mated at Murrayfield by a speedy, clever, athletic and well-coached Scotland side that played with the flair and efficiency of some of the great Australian sides of  past years.

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

16 Nov 2017

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.