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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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Are Cheika’s Wallabies facing an annus horribilis?

Are Cheika's Wallabies facing an annus horribilis?

6 days ago

So much for Michael Cheika’s aspiration to go into the Rugby Championship with a settled starting side and with the momentum of three successive victories from the Wallabies’ June Tests.

The Wallabies get 6 out of 10 for their 37-14 win over Fiji

The Wallabies get 6 out of 10 for their 37-14 win over Fiji

12 Jun 2017

On the Friday before the Melbourne Test between Australia and Fiji, I was chatting with my son Zolton about how the match might turn out.

The Roar fathers a new and fascinating book on cricket

The Roar fathers a new and fascinating book on cricket

12 Jun 2017

The Roar was started as a website back in 2007 to give a voice to the thousands of people who did not have a voice in expressing their views, opinions and experiences of the issues and events taking place on and off the sporting fields.

NRC sponsorship loss must convince the ARU to return to its grassroots

NRC sponsorship loss must convince the ARU to return to its grassroots

7 Jun 2017

The loss of Buildcorp’s naming rights sponsorship of the NRC, along with BMW and Lion Nathan walking away from their rugby deals, should be a wake-up call to the ARU that the experiment of using the rugby game as an ‘agent of social change’ must stop.

The British and Irish Lions start their NZ tour with a pussycat meow

The British and Irish Lions start their NZ tour with a pussycat meow

5 Jun 2017

The bookmakers gave odds of $1 to $1.01 on a victory for the 2017 British and Irish Lions to win their first game of their New Zealand against a New Zealand Barbarians side made up of part-time professional rugby players who had never played together.

The 2017 Lions are up against history and a rugby nation united behind the All Blacks

The 2017 Lions are up against history and a rugby nation united behind the All Blacks

2 Jun 2017

The 12th edition of the British and Irish Lions touring New Zealand in 2017 has most of the elements of an almost mission impossible attached.