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The Wrap: Super Rugby, a game of three halves

Super Rugby took on a new angle this week, lounging in the Billiard Room at Raffles Hotel in the fine company of Diggercane and Rugby Tragic, sliding down a Singapore Sling before heading to the National Stadium to watch the Sunwolves host the Stormers.

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Gutted Ricciardo a spectator, while Ferrari return triumphant

This year’s Australian Grand Prix answered some questions but raised even more for Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull.

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Matt Renshaw is no Test match slipper

Australian skipper Steve Smith has a serious decision to make to retain Matt Renshaw in the slips.

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Twelve quick takes from AFL Round 1

A massive Round 1 of the 2017 AFL season has been run and won. No time to waste, let’s get into some quick takes.

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Australia waste first innings at Dharamsala

Australia yesterday wasted a gilded opportunity to bat themselves into a dominant position in the fourth Test on the fastest, bounciest pitch of the series at Dharamsala.

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History’s worst set of six

How good has the footy been this year? Besides the fighting, I reckon it’s been the best part of the footy so far.

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Steve Smith is a priceless asset to the baggy greens

Cricket Australia couldn’t afford to pay Steve Smith enough for his value to the Australian team.

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The case to abolish the halftime interview

“Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing.”

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Wade, Marsh, Lyon and Maxwell playing for spots at Dharamsala

With Australia not scheduled to play another Test until the Ashes in November, the Dharamsala match has major implications for the futures of Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Matt Wade and Glenn Maxwell.

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Four questions for an AFL Saturday, Round 1

Saturday of Round 1 takes us all along the east coast, with two intriguing matchups in Melbourne, a local derby in Queensland, and the Swans hosting the Power in Sydney.

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It’s time for the Roar to deal with the club’s coaching culture

Another off-field incident has left a cloud hanging over the Brisbane Roar coaching and football operations staff’s culture, in direct contrast to the exceptional team culture maintained by the players and their leaders.

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Postecoglu’s ill-fitting formation badly hampered Socceroos

One imagines that stepping out onto the pitch at the Shahid Dastergdi Stadium on Thursday was rather what it might be like to walk across the surface of a pot of jam.

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The Waratahs took 365 minutes this season to look something like a rugby team

Thanks to a barnstorming second half by Bernard Foley, the Waratahs turned a 25-6 half-time deficit into a miraculous 32-25 victory at AAMI Park last night.

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Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs: Friday Night Forecast

The reigning premiers assume their position in the Friday night spotlight, journeying across town to face the Pies. Uncertainty abounds for both of these teams. What better way to expose it than in the first prime time game of the year.

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Glenn Maxwell at six could help destroy England

Glenn Maxwell came of age as a Test cricketer at Ranchi. He faced 185 deliveries in compiling 104, his maiden Test century.

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Do you believe in miracles? Remembering the Bulldogs’ journey to the top

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

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Tim Cahill Australia Football Socceroos 2016

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Luke Brooks argues about having to leave the field with concussion

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Emma Zeilke of the Brisbane Lions celebrates scoring a goal AFLW

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Australia's Steve O'Keefe celebrates the dismissal of India's Ajinkya Rahane

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Daniel Ricciardo for Red Bull

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(AAP Image/David Moir)

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Counter Strike: Global Offensiv

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Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez on the Monaco podium

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The Roar of the crowd

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The Brumbies aren’t the problem – rugby already has one foot in the grave

Yesterday legendary rugby writer Spiro Zavos joined the “five into four” debate in respect to the future of Australian involvement in the Super Rugby competition.

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Round 1 wrap: Impressive youngsters and season predictions

The much-hyped first round is now over. We now move into the analysing stage. Here are some stats and facts from Round 1.

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Larkham is playing the cards he has been dealt

A fair bit has been written about the Brumbies apparent lack of zing in attack in the 2017 Super Rugby season.

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Is the Power finally back on at Port?

By Zac Standish, 28 Mar 2017
Is the Power finally back on at Port?

Special. That is the only way you can describe Port Adelaide’s effort on Saturday afternoon as Ken Hinkley’s men went over to Sydney and did what many thought was impossible to beat the rampant Swans at the SCG.

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Recalling the best of the 2007 World Cup, ten years on

It has been ten years since the ninth edition of the Cricket World Cup, which began in the Caribbean on 13th March, 2007 and featured a record 16 teams.

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The Richmond Tigers must keep Dustin Martin

By Mitchell Crawford, 28 Mar 2017
The Richmond Tigers must keep Dustin Martin

After Thursday night’s game against Carlton, something became clear.

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Stat’s enough! ‘Metres gained’ is irrelevant

The Australian public is bombarded with countless statistics during every AFL game: contested possessions, uncontested possessions, marks, handballs, one percenters, the list is seemingly endless.

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OKC’s loss to Houston showed why Westbrook is the true MVP

Former teammates Russell Westbrook and James Harden are the frontrunners for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award this season.

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Have we forgotten about Port Adelaide?

By Nicholas Mirarchi, 28 Mar 2017
Have we forgotten about Port Adelaide?

One big talking point from the opening round of the AFL season was the surprise upset victory of the Port Adelaide Football Club.

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Time for tough decisions at the Warriors

By Norris Woodbine, 28 Mar 2017
Time for tough decisions at the Warriors

In this instalment of Woodbine’s Wisdom, we discuss the flailing New Zealand Warriors.

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Are the Sea Eagles a threat in 2017?

By Jem Nash, 28 Mar 2017
Are the Sea Eagles a threat in 2017?

After a slow start to the season, including two losses from their first two games, the Manly Sea Eagles have bounced back to record two big victories against the Cowboys and Bulldogs.

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New Zealand vs South Africa: International cricket, 3rd Test – Day 4 live scores

New Zealand might hold the upper hand in the third Test against South Africa, but they will need to make things happen in a hurry when the fourth day gets underway in Hamilton if they are to fight off the threat of a draw. Join The Roar for live scores from 8:30am (AEDT).

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The weekend where everything happened, plus hamstring awareness

Gosh, who knows where to start with the weekend that was.

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India vs Australia: Cricket live scores, blog, 4th Test – Day 3

Nathan Lyon’s four-wicket haul stalled the hosts’ progress after tea and brought parity to a see-sawing Test between Australia and India in Dharamsala. Follow all the Day 3 action from 3pm (AEDT) right here on The Roar.

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The life of a young Test cricket fan

As a teenager, I am often questioned by people about my love of Test cricket.

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New Zealand vs South Africa: International cricket, 3rd Test – Day 3 live scores

New Zealand will look to build on a strong start to their first innings and be hoping the weather holds off, with South Africa finding themselves in a potentially difficult situation. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 3 from 8:30am (AEDT).

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Dustin Martin

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Rory Atkins Adelaide Crows 2016 AFL

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Steve Smith with Allan Border after winning the 2015 Allan Border Medal  at the Carriageworks in Sydney, Jan. 27, 2015.  (AAP Image/Nikki Short)

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EXOSPHERE ridden by James Mcdonald

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Ivan Cleary and Des Hasler shake hands

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Josh Reynolds sin binned

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The Waratahs' Bernard Foley is tackled by the Crusaders Israel Dagg

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Tigers player Mitchell Moses

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