From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
A lot of people don’t rate Alex Doolan. When punters and pundits have been nominating their Australian XI for the first Test against Pakistan starting on Wednesday, Doolan has often been absent.
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On Saturday, more than 44,000 people will pack-out Allianz Stadium for the Sydney derby.
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I’m not much of a sports fan. While I can occasionally still get caught up in struggle and passion of a gripping contest, my interest seems to be waning with time.
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Kangaroo coach Tim Sheens will have to pull some rabbits out of his hat to keep his impressive record intact when the ill-timed Four-Nations kicks off next week.
Most seasons in the AFL’s trade period, there are some big names that are traded to other clubs. But this year there has been more than ever.
In a pseudo-exclusive, operatives from The Roar have intercepted a genuine fake of the open letter from Jarryd Hayne that called an audible on his plans to be a career Eel.
When George Bailey was dropped from the Test side at the start of this year, it seemed that would likely be his first and last chance in the baggy green. However, Bailey himself clearly doesn’t agree with that assumption.
There are three ways how not to lose on Saturday. You know the first two. A: Don’t have a bet. Something unexpected is bound to win.
The driver market is a beautiful thing. Not only does it keep the Formula One news cycle turning in what is traditionally a barren time of year, it also gives writers the chance to fill countless column inches with phrases like ‘it is understood’ and ‘sources say’.
The Bathurst 1000 is V8 Supercars’ biggest event and its opportunity to take centre stage on the Australian sporting landscape.
It’s hard to believe how quickly it’s gone, but this weekend is indeed the final round of the National Rugby Championship.
Australia has just reclaimed the world number one ranking in the one-day arena with its 3-0 sweep of Pakistan in the Emirates.
David Smith could well quote HRH Queen Elizabeth and call 2014 an Annus Horribillus. Apart from amusing the more juvenile among us – and I certainly hope there is more than just me – it’s pretty true.
Among the big questions with less than three months until the start of the Asian Cup is whether Ange Postecoglou can lift the team’s mentality, and whether there is still room in the grand plan for his skipper Mile Jedinak and wide-left player Tommy Oar?
Kurtley Beale will face an independent code of conduct tribunal next week over ARU allegations he sent “highly inappropriate and deeply offensive text messages and images to a number of people”.
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Yes, the odds are stacked high against Jarryd Hayne realising his dream, but that is not the point.
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Since the Kangaroos squad of 24 was finalised (after Jarryd Hayne did his draft-dodging runner to the USA), I’ve not seen a single positive article about our national side.
It’s rare that you get a premier Group l race named in your honour, but that was just how good Manikato was back in the late 1970s and early 80s, winning this race twice when at his brilliant best.
The Cox Plate is arguably Australia’s ultimate middle distance race, attracting an exciting field of both foreign and local talent.
The upcoming fourth installment of the Big Bash League is set to be bigger and better than ever.
Rivalries are an intrinsic part of sports. Athletes thrive on the challenge and fans love to pick sides.
The career of a professional sports coach is complex, and fraught with uncertainty.
Tp pursue his dream of playing in the NFL, Jarryd Hayne will have to find a niche where he can excel.
I tried to be positive, I really did. I sat down with the remote and a notepad to watch the replay of Bledisloe III and had notions of writing a ‘five positives’ article to submit.
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With the Wallaby squad leaving on Friday for their last chance to trial themselves in European conditions before next year’s world cup, it is extremely important we get the most out of them and the tour.
Last year, Australia’s rugby fathers banished the outlander Robbie ‘Dingo’ Deans. As his replacement, they chose favourite son Ewen ‘Link’ McKenzie over brash South African Jake White, to wide acclaim.
With the line-up for this week’s first Test against Pakistan still to be confirmed, forgotten allrounder James Faulkner must be wondering if he’s developed an air of invisibility in the presence of national selectors.
Recently in Australian rugby there has been a maelstrom of gossip and innuendo. The dust will settle, and when it does hopefully Australian rugby will look back and come to some sensible conclusions.
MATCH RESULT: Adelaide United 3 Sydney FC 1
It has been six long years now since a runner in the Caulfield Cup has won the Melbourne Cup.
Cycling is a sport where the highs of a stage win one day can come crashing down in a pile of twisted bodies and machinery the next – as highlighted by Specialized Securitor at the last women’s National Road Series (NRS) event in Ballarat over the weekend.
Week seven of the NFL was one of the most thrilling weeks of NFL I can remember.
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