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With about twenty minutes to go of the Kangaroos master class yesterday morning, I found my rapture at Australia’s silky skills beginning to give way to a rising sense of irritation.
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At the end of a traumatic year and an extremely hard tour of the northern hemisphere, the Wallabies, with their 30 – 26 victory over Wales have finished off with a bang. The victory against Wales has given them a rare winning streak of four victories in a row.
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Will the rejuvenated Australia beat the deflated Englishmen in the Adelaide Test starting on Thursday to take a commanding 2-0 lead?
Every so often a pundit comes along who sees the game with such clarity, it becomes impossible to ignore their force of conviction. One such pundit is Twitter sensation @USASoccerGuy and he has run the rule over the A-League in an exclusive interview for The Roar.
Johnathan Thurston was man of the match in an emphatic 34-2 annihilation of New Zealand to regain the Rugby League World Cup at Old Trafford.
During the Thanksgiving rivalry match between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens, the rookie running back LeVeon Bell took a ferocious hit while driving for the endzone.
England’s capitulation in the face of aggressive pace bowling at Brisbane has all but ensured Australia will field four frontline quicks for the WACA Test.
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It doesn’t get any better than this over the next couple of days: the Wallabies clash with Wales, the Kangaroos do World Cup final battle with New Zealand, and Adam Scott goes head-to-head with Rory McIlroy for the Australian Open.
A couple of years ago, a member of the team my club, Northampton Saints, were playing against received a 12-week suspension for calling an umpire, from a distance of 30 yards, ‘a f***ing cheat.’
I did some stand-up gigs recently. They didn’t go particularly well. I didn’t exactly die on stage, but my vital signs were less than robust.
The draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup takes place in Bahia in just over a week’s time. The tournament is the pinnacle of international football, but what kind of legacy will it leave for host nation Brazil?
It is looking increasingly likely Billy Slater will be cleared to play fullback for Australia in Saturday’s World Cup decider against New Zealand at Old Trafford.
The biggest game of the rugby league calendar is now upon us and geez, wouldn’t you know it, all the limelight has once again been hogged by one individual.
It has been suggested by some Australia should rest Ryan Harris for the Adelaide Test to protect him from being over-bowled in what is expected to be a high-scoring affair on a placid pitch.
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As an Englishman, I’ve become something of an expert in hope – and no, I’m not talking about cricket…
In preparation for the Wallabies match against Wales this weekend, I had a chat with Richard Graham, the Queensland Reds head coach.
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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin seems to be the only person in the universe who believes his conduct against the Baltimore Ravens on Thanksgiving was not intentional.
A friend today said, “what’s with people still writing stuff about Lance Armstrong, does anybody even care about him anymore?”
Not content with stuffing the trophy cabinet with every ornament available to them, the New Zealand All Blacks have gone to work on the biscuit cupboard by clinching the inaugural 10 Nations championship Iced VoVos.
England have been give major boost ahead of the second Test by the availability of Tim Bresnan and a drop-in wicket likely to play in similar manner to those pitches England dished up during the winter Ashes series.
After setting an NFL record with back-to-back 200-yard receiving games, Josh Gordon is finally getting the national recognition he deserves.
Anyone who knows Formula One will say that German driver Nico Hulkenberg deserves to be driving for a top team.
Rugby league and mixed martial arts have obvious differences, but they also have a lot of similarities.
It’s a concept that has slowly been discussed over the years, with many European club presidents and coaches suggesting that UEFA should allow the best clubs to partake in a Europe-wide Super League.
With the summer of cricket in full swing, I thought it was time to look at one of the more pressing issues – the wide diversity of cricket fans.
The Adelaide Oval will open its gates today, with a number of apparent changes to the layout and appearance of the ground.
One cannot beat a bit of old fashioned nasty bowling to drum up hysteria.
When I first started following rugby league in the 80s, there were many colourful nicknames for both current and former players.
John Wall and Kyrie Irving are both up and coming superstars of the NBA, but who is having the better season thus far?
Receiving various criticism and scrutiny, the Rugby League World Cup captures the attention of viewers around the world, whether that be in a positive or negative way.
As the third edition of the turbo-charged, fluoro-laden Big Bash League kicks (or explodes) off in Melbourne in a fortnight, we are again reminded of the shifting tectonic plates that define the modern cricketing Australia.
In 1995, the West Indies captain Richie Richardson wore a helmet batting in a Test for the first time. This was taken by Australia, who they were playing, to be a sign of weakness.
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