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I’ve got Melbourne Storm finishing outside of the top four now. I’m not going to suggest they won’t make the finals, but I’m convinced they’re not going to win the premiership.
For those who missed it The Replacements was a middling early 2000s sports flick about a bunch of rag tag ring-ins who are thrown into a professional American football side during a players strike.
Rivalries are what makes footy – any footy, any code, anywhere – so wonderfully good.
The winning margin may only have been three quarters of a length, but it’s hard to think of a better example of a great horse fulfilling their potential than when It’s A Dundeel won Saturday’s $4-million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m, Group 1, weight-for-age) at Randwick.
There was something of a deja-vu when I tuned in to watch the finale of Easter Sunday’s Amstel Gold race in Valkenburg. In fact, I initially felt rather short-changed.
Former Wallabies have been adamant Waratahs behemoth Will Skelton must bide his time before being awarded a Wallaby jumper.
While enjoying an Easter egg with my usual morning holy wine, I decided to mark this pertinent day in the religious calendar by returning to the divine scripture of the rugby league bible.
At one stage not too long ago, during the captaincy of Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh, the Australians were riding roughshod over anyone in their path.
In memory of the recently passed cobbled classics, let’s reflect on what makes a winner, what a cobblestone is, and why it’s okay to be confused.
As a record of good behaviour counts for nothing these days, here’s a friendly heads-up for Trent Robinson.
And you thought the Dragons were peeved with Melbourne? The Raiders have beaten the Storm just four times since 2003 – a run that included 14 straight defeats.
It’s almost that time of year: State of Origin. The talk about who will be chosen to wear the recently downtrodden sky blue jumper is coming in thick and fast.
Already, the Sharks’ hopes of making the NRL finals appear as ordinary as Todd Carney’s new hairdo. They say blonds have more fun but Carney and his last-placed Cronulla are in no laughing mood right now.
On the surface rugby is a game for everyone. It’s the beauty (if you can call it that) of the sport.
Day 1 of The Championships was a roaring success. With better weather forecast and the feature race of the Sydney autumn taking place on day two, we should be in for a spectacular encore.
Just how draining is it to play in the AFC Champions League? We’ll soon find out, when Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners take to the pitch in their sudden-death A-League finals this weekend.
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So the David Moyes experiment has ended in a childish and embarrassing way. This has been the case with any news coming out of Manchester United this season.
The arguments that AFL is turning into a different sport are hardly new. There has been the debate that AFL is turning into rugby, and before that it was supposed to be basketball.
Sonny Bill Williams decision to boycott the Anzac Test next Friday night is another blow to the credibility of the fixture.
I am staggered at the negativity being directed towards AFL at the moment.
Benji Marshall is returning to the NRL, but as of yet we do not know what club he will be playing for.
When is an advantage not really an advantage in the NRL? For too many years I have seen the referees bottle it when it comes to binning a player for a foul on another player.
The manner in which David Moyes was sacked is another glaring example of how far Manchester United has fallen.
The little club that won’t go away has arrived in Japan for Match Day 6 of their 2014 Asian Champions League tilt.
The plethora of players within New Zealand rugby has been well documented in recent years. It is a source of pride among many Kiwis.
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In the months of March, April and early May, Australia’s four football codes are in full swing. Super Rugby, NRL and AFL have commenced their seasons, while the A-League heads towards the end of their competition.
Since his international debut, Glenn Maxwell has been teasing us. We saw glimpses of raw talent and jaw-dropping shots that were either incredibly imaginative or just plain stupid.
It’s a battle of the titans as Real Madrid host Bayern Munich in the first leg of what should be a fiercely contested Champions League semi-final. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:45am (AEST).
The Central Coast Mariners will need to produce something special away from home to defeat Sanfrecce Hiroshima and qualify for the Asian Champions League knockout stages. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8:00pm (AEST).
It’s the most important day on the AFL calendar. With Anzac Day this year falling on a Friday, the stage is set for what should be a blockbuster triple-header with three matches to be played across three different time zones.
At the beginning of the Super Rugby season, the Sharks unveiled their promotional video for all to see.
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Another round completed in the Australian Football League, with the footballers taking us on a wild rollercoaster ride.
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