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As Bailey Wright sat in the Craven Cottage change room just moments away from making his Socceroos debut, he must have taken a minute to revel in his achievement.
Ben Dunk’s magnificent 229 not-out for Tasmania last weekend in the domestic 50-over comp has been recognised by the Australian selectors.
Usman Khawaja ventured to England this winter to hone his game and recapture the attention of the national selectors who seemed to have moved on from the Queenslander.
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One of these days, between 10am last Saturday morning and the release of Ewen McKenzie’s eventual book detailing his side of the story, ARU CEO Bill Pulver will realise all is not right at the pointy end of Australian rugby.
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It’s sure to be scrapbooked as one of the most iconic images of any Sydney Derby – yet should the FFA unglove the iron fist, the Cove’s euphoric celebration of Alex Brosque’s winner could have fans making a different kind of noise.
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My first memory of an English footballer is David Hobbs’ elbow setting Greg Conescu’s tooth free from its gum at the SCG in 1984.
It’s arguably the most iconic of all the individual records in the National Football League and it’s found a permanent new home.
I met Thor Hushovd once. I was racing in the 2012 Tour of Qatar as a member of the RTS Racing Team, previously known as the Giant Racing Team.
Well, this is nearly it. The 2014 pro cycling season has burned down to a few scattered embers, the Northern Hemisphere cyclocross season has started, and most of the pro road-peloton is off enjoying a few of life’s pleasures, guilt free.
Ewen McKenzie’s resignation is the most dramatic departure from Australian rugby since the great Trevor Allan left the Wallabies captaincy to play rugby league in England in 1949.
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The action on the field has been of high quality at times this A-League season, but the atmosphere in the stands has been even more impressive, with bumper crowds reaching lofty heights in the first two rounds.
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Hard to believe, after what transpired in the aftermath of the Wallabies’ narrow loss to New Zealand, but there was in fact a round of the National Rugby Championship played over the weekend.
After Wallaby coach Ewen McKenzie and captain Michael Hooper had finished with their post-match media conference, McKenzie stunned everyone with his resignation, effective immediately.
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I much preferred when my bodily reaction to West Indian cricket was a gut wrenched with fear and not a bleeding heart.
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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Rugby league’s worst kept secret has been confirmed, with the Bulldogs officially announcing the signing of Dragons superstar Brett Morris.
I’ve been a Barbarians supporter ever since the Australia versus Barbarians game finishing off the grand slam of 1984. Anyone who watched that game will remember it to this day.
The month of November nears and with it comes the southern hemisphere nations announcing their squads for the upcoming internationals.
Australia has just finished the Rugby Championship series, finishing third out of four nations.
Being top dog is never easy. The climb to the top is steep and protracted, so when you finally arrive, there is a tendency to relax, become complacent, and forget that tenacity, hard work and dedication got you there in the first place.
On a tough card to kick-off the two-day Cox Plate Carnival at Moonee Valley on Friday night, there’s one bet that looks a great way to get your bank bulging for Cox Plate Day.
On Saturday night the tournament very few people seem interested in, much less asked for, kicks off in Brisbane.
Rest easy northern beaches residents, that crumbling sound is not a catastrophic failure of the Manly Dam, but the toppling of the Berlin-esque wall that divided the Sea Eagles’ Pittwater Road headquarters.
The success in 2014 of foundation and reinstated club South Sydney, with the accompanying surge in TV ratings, has highlighted the benefits of reinstating another foundation Club – the Bears.
Well, Saracens, Glasgow and Ospreys currently lead the field in the European Rugby Champions Cup after the first round of games.
It is at once both one of the greatest success stories, and continuing tragedies of Australian sport.
The word ‘unlimited’ is attached to the NRL third party agreements (TPAs), and unless your club is located near big corporates who find rugby league players marketable then you are offside before kick off in salary negotiations.
What sport does UNESCO, the famed international organisation for education, science and culture, proclaim to be a ‘Masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity’? Football, Greco-Roman Wrestling?
Pakistan fought back well after being pegged back early to leave the first Test against Australia in balance after the first day’s play. You can follow the live scores and blog of the second day of this first Test starting 5pm AEDT.
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Pakistan finished an energy and brain-sapping (viewers included) first day of the first Test between Australia and Pakistan at 4/219. In many eyes, they were the winners from the first day of the series.
It’s hard to fully comprehend the magnitude of what has occurred in Australian Rugby in the last few weeks, but I’m glad to see that the Wallabies once more have a coach.
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