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The NRC marquee Wallabies allocations were announced on Monday, and while there were no great surprises among the names listed, the allocations themselves highlighted why the NRC will be very important for several players on the Wallabies’ periphery.
The problems with winter racing are almost too many to count – and it starts with the facts. It’s cold, it rains a lot, the best horses stay home and so do the racegoers.
Phenomenal batting over the last year has rocketed Steve Smith up the world’s Test rankings to No 1. But Chris Rogers, the oldest cricketer at Edgbaston overnight, has been the unsung hero.
The spotlight has been on the AFL for all the wrong reasons in the lead up to Round 18, but tipping competitions stop for nothing.
In another huge week of rugby league, Rick Stone got the flick, Geoff Toovey got the sack and the Wests Tigers announced they might be heading home to the southwest of Sydney.
I feel sorry for Brad Haddin. I know, they are not the words you may expect to see written by an Englishman given that, in certain quarters, the wicketkeeper is viewed as the walking embodiment of all that is distasteful about an Australian cricketer.
There have been striking similarities between the opening Ashes Tests played in 2005 and the opening pair in England this year.
It’s not very often that a generational talent comes on to the market just as he’s about to enter his prime in the AFL.
The Penns may well be mightier than the sword they brought down on Geoff Toovey’s head yesterday, but the knee-jerk reaction from the club’s faithful could be even more telling for the 68-year-old Manly-Warringah club.
Instead of going to a Shakespearean tragedy last Saturday, Andrew and David Fifita moseyed along to a Penrith Junior Rugby League A Grade Game and… well, we know the punch line to this bad joke.
Heyneke Meyer, the intense Springboks coach, talked up the positives after the 27-20 loss his side suffered at the hands and feet of a resilient, occasionally brilliant All Blacks side at Ellis Park.
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Rugby makes men. Women too these days, and fine women they are, but still overwhelmingly, it makes men.
There’s no argument Kevin Pietersen should be in the England line-up tonight at Edgbaston on ability alone, shoring up a brittle batting order.
As the drivers huddled in a circle ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, their solidarity was evident and their focus couldn’t have been fiercer. Sadly the story on the track was a very different one.
Under new rules to be introduced by Racing Australia, jockeys fill face stiffer penalties for breaking whip rules, and have smaller thresholds for punishment.
You can’t turn on a TV, open an internet browser or even cross the street at the moment without being confronted by talk of what’s wrong with AFL football and what needs to change.
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With the Tour de France behind them the riders’ thoughts now turn to San Sebastian and the Clasica San Sebastian. Defending champion Alejandro Valverde returns to defend his 2014 victory and brings a strong Movistar team to assist, can anyone upset the Spaniard’s chances of going back-to-back?
The eighth placed New Zealand Warriors host the sixth placed Cronulla Sharks at Mt Smart Stadium in a game vital to the formation of the top eight. Join The Roar for all the action from 2:50pm (AEST)
The Geelong Cats have a chance to build their case for September action when they host the Brisbane Lions at Simonds Stadium today. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1:45pm AEST.
Race Result: Mark Winterbottom has continued his march towards a maiden V8 Supercars Championship with a win in Race 18 and 19 at Queensland Raceway.
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It’s that time again. It’s time to see which side is best prepared for the hostilities of Rugby World Cup 2015.
It hurts to be called a racist. It damages your pride in a way that other jibes can’t. As such, being called a racist makes you defensive. You jump straight to excuses, telling the accuser why they are wrong about you.
Aussie-born heavyweight Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei (22-4) will be searching for the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career when he takes on Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva (26-7, 1NC) at UFC 190 this Sunday in Brazil.
Kids tend to chop and change when it comes to sport. One year they are playing football and cricket, then the next they are trying basketball and football.
This weekend sees the semi-finals of the 2015 Challenge Cup fought out, with two teams set to leap the last hurdle to the final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 29.
I write this article on picking my pack to play the All Blacks as someone who has long been out of the loop.
Before the Super League begins the Super Eights, we have two juicy semi-finals to look forward to this weekend with Leeds Rhinos to meet St Helens, and Warrington to play Hull KR for a spot in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium.
Day 3 at Edgbaston started with good news for Australia, with James Anderson being ruled out for the rest of the match, as well as the next Test at Trent Bridge.
Of course, there is only one true winner of the Tour de France, and that is Chris Froome, but there were many other teams and riders who had successful races.
A few years ago, I was watching England beat the All Blacks in a pub in south-west London. After one too many celebratory pints, a heated debate developed around whether Danny Cipriani should be picked for England.
The Adam Goodes ‘debate’ makes me so, so angry and ashamed.
It seems over the past few years, the foreign players in the A-League have dazzled in the world’s greatest sport and made it famous in Australia.
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