The Outsider was, in a previous life, an Insider with connections to the Australian Rugby Union. Shhh, no names! But we will give you one clue; he once wrote under the pseudonym 'The Insider'. We hope you enjoy the unique insights you'll be reading in this column.
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Phew! It’s finally over. All 10 months of it.
“It became necessary to destroy the town to save it!” The memorable quote, from an unnamed major in the US marines, referred to the destruction of the south Vietnamese city of Bến Tre on 7 February 1968.
Pioneered by that redoubtable source of analysis Paul Cully, the nomination of five key points to summarise a previous weekend’s activity has become a popular vehicle of late, as a means of all-encompassing analytical summary.
After an encouraging Test performance first up against Wales, the focus now switches to Paris as the Wallabies look to add to the momentum against an unpredictable and currently under-performing France.
Anybody who has seen the excellent football film The Damned United will know the story. Brian Clough was the new ‘Messiah’.
Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains thinks he’s a mercenary. To most of the Australian news media, he’s a walking headline.