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Vince Rugari

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About

Vince Rugari is an Adelaide-born journalist who cut his teeth on the sporting graveyard that is the Gold Coast. He fancies the round ball and the Sherrin, and used to be a handy leg-spin bowler before injury curtailed a baggy green push. He is a Port Adelaide fan by birth, as painful as that has been recently. He's now sports editor of The Area News in Griffith, NSW.

Member Since:
December 2011
Based In:
Griffith, NSW
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The FFA Cup: It’s real, and it’s spectacular

The FFA Cup: It's real, and it's spectacular

2 days ago

Football is such a political game in Australia that sometimes, supporters forget to stop and smell the roses. Tonight, they will be in full bloom. The FFA Cup begins this evening with four games in four cities. Eight teams, semi-professional at best, full of players you’ve never heard of, battling it out at very humble […]

FFA needlessly stirring the pot with anti-ethnic policy

FFA needlessly stirring the pot with anti-ethnic policy

27 Jun 2014

One step forward, two steps back. It’s the story of Australian football. Another brilliant chapter was written yesterday with the unveiling of the FFA’s plan to rid the game of the scourge of ethnicity. Let’s start with the best bit – the timing. Today marks the inaugural FFA Cup draw, which will give those lucky […]

11 Australians from other sports who would make the Socceroos far, far worse

11 Australians from other sports who would make the Socceroos far, far worse

22 Jun 2014

The World Cup is in full swing – which means you have been bombarded with stories pondering which of your sporting heroes might have been good at football if Australia was a one-code nation. In keeping with the spirit of the season, I’ve also decided to compile a team made up of Australian stars from […]

Australia vs South Africa: International friendly live scores, blog

Australia vs South Africa: International friendly live scores, blog

26 May 2014

With World Cup spots still on the line, the Socceroos won’t be going easy on an understrength South Africa on Monday night. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary on the action from 7:30pm AEST. Bafana Bafana have been hit by a string of withdrawals with coach Gordon Igesund forced to bring a severely […]

Return of Adelaide’s NSL derby proves FFA Cup is a winner already

Return of Adelaide's NSL derby proves FFA Cup is a winner already

21 May 2014

Next Saturday looms as a landmark day for football in South Australia. For the first time since the dawn of the A-League, Adelaide City and West Adelaide will be back on the national stage. The FFA and FFSA couldn’t have written a better script themselves. Adelaide’s two exiled NSL clubs will compete for the Federation […]

A-League under the microscope in Brazil

A-League under the microscope in Brazil

16 May 2014

Nine seasons of the A-League have come and gone, and few would doubt that like a bottle of Nick Di Girolamo’s finest, it’s gotten better with age. But how good is it really? Next month in Brazil, we’ll get some sort of an idea. There is already a distinct new flavour to the entire Socceroos […]

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