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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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ARU madness! Pocock earns three times more than McMahon for not playing

ARU madness! Pocock earns three times more than McMahon for not playing

2 days ago

Early last year, at the finish of the Randwick Rugby Club’s meeting to launch the new rugby season, I approached Bill Pulver, the chief executive of the ARU, to ask him an important question: “How much is the ARU paying David Pocock for not playing Super Rugby or for the Wallabies in 2017?”

A dream RWC 2019 draw for Wallabies but does Cheika have the cattle?

A dream RWC 2019 draw for Wallabies but does Cheika have the cattle?

15 May 2017

You just knew during the Rugby World Cup 2019 draw that Japan is going to run a brilliant tournament.

Another awful wipeout! New Zealand Super Rugby now lead Australia 17-0

Another awful wipeout! New Zealand Super Rugby now lead Australia 17-0

8 May 2017

The credit for the legal forward pass in gridiron football is given to Bradbury Robinson from Bellevue, Ohio. 111 years of credit should go to Beauden Barrett for virtually creating a rugby union equivalent of the gridiron football forward pass.

Sorry Fitzy, Alan Jones is needed on the ARU board, not as Waratahs coach

Sorry Fitzy, Alan Jones is needed on the ARU board, not as Waratahs coach

1 May 2017

You have to hand it to Peter FitzSimons, he has come up with the killer idea that Alan Jones should coach the Waratahs.

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

24 Apr 2017

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.