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editors picks Articles

EXCLUSIVE – The Explosive Rugby Row Emails: Papworth vs Pulver

EXCLUSIVE – The Explosive Rugby Row Emails: Papworth vs Pulver

by , 20 Oct 2016 Popular article!

A scrum of former Wallabies, locked in by star players and the coach of the wonderful side that defeated the All Blacks at Eden Park 30 years ago, Alan Jones’ Wallabies, is set on challenging the ARU.

The Exorcists: How the Western Bulldogs beat history

The Exorcists: How the Western Bulldogs beat history

by , 13 Oct 2016 Popular article!

There are five minutes left in the grand final. The Western Bulldogs lead by nine points.

All Blacks, All Blues, All Golds: The birth of Australian Rugby League

All Blacks, All Blues, All Golds: The birth of Australian Rugby League

by , 8 Sep 2016

On the night of August 8, 1907, the most celebrated sportsman in Australia stepped off a tram in Sydney’s George Street.

Michael Cheika and the SS Waratah: A story of a Wallabies coach and a shipwrecked cruisliner

Michael Cheika and the SS Waratah: A story of a Wallabies coach and a shipwrecked cruisliner

by , 1 Sep 2016

A freak wave, a bloody swordsman, a Lebanese coach, a plague of locusts, a number eight who refuses to select a number eight, gold rushes, a judge named de Villiers, and Victorian axe men.

Daniel Carroll: Rugby’s greatest Olympian

Daniel Carroll: Rugby’s greatest Olympian

by , 12 Aug 2016

Google “Aussie Olympic Trivia” and you will find this item: “Daniel Carroll won gold in rugby at the 1908 Olympics playing for Australia, and also gold while playing for the United States at the 1920 Summer Olympics. He later coached the gold-medal winning USA Rugby team at the 1924 Olympics.”

Losing in Wellington: A continuation of the Jones Odyssey

Losing in Wellington: A continuation of the Jones Odyssey

by , 18 Jun 2016

Quick safety training. Pull the rope around you. Thread it. Hold it out. Step in the tomo. No worries. Give a little hop. Just start rappelling. Control your descent. The riverbed is definitely 100 metres down and this rope is definitely about 100 metres long. Harry, why don’t you start us off, mate?

‘Rugby is a game, not a trade’: Australia’s first rugby Test against England

‘Rugby is a game, not a trade’: Australia’s first rugby Test against England

by , 10 Jun 2016

On 24 Jun 1899, an Australian rugby team played for the first time as a national combination against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Leicester City: The fantastic Foxes, the impossible dream

Leicester City: The fantastic Foxes, the impossible dream

by , 14 May 2016

Leicester City are the Premier League champions.

How New Zealand came to rule world rugby

How New Zealand came to rule world rugby

by , 12 May 2016

If there is a single international sporting phenomenon which marks the early 21st century, it is New Zealand’s extraordinary dominance of rugby.

“Are we downhearted? No!” The legend of Tibby Cotter

“Are we downhearted? No!” The legend of Tibby Cotter

by , 25 Apr 2016

They were tired and hungry, but what the men and horses needed most of all was water. The long overnight ride by the Australian Light Horse through the deserts of Palestine had taken them even further away from their supply lines.


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