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Stuff the top four, an outside intruder can win this year’s premiership

Forget about last night’s lopsided fizzer – this year’s NRL finals series still promises to be one bold and fruity drop that will maintain its acidic properties right up until closing time, and I’ll be swilling it like a red-nosed toff until my kidneys cry.

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The Ewen McKenzie brief: One coach in three persons

Ewen McKenzie wears three hats – he’s the Wallabies coach, he must select the best side to win every Test, and he must mentor attractive, open rugby to keep the turnstiles clicking.

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How to buy tickets to the 2015 Rugby World Cup in the UK

Purchasing tickets to international sporting competitions was once a simple affair.

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Small Test crowds a worry for ARU

Rugby’s heartlands of Sydney and Brisbane will vie to host more Test matches due to a slump in crowd numbers around the country.

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AFL Finals preview: Fremantle Dockers vs Port Adelaide Power

The weekend’s second elimination semi-final sees the Fremantle Dockers play host to the Port Adelaide Power at Patersons Stadium on Saturday evening.

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2014 NRL finals preview: Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs

In the final elmination final of the 2014 NRL Finals series Melbourne Storm host Canterbury Bulldogs at AAMI Park this Sunday in a rematch of the 2012 Grand Final.

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No time like the present for North and Port to rewrite history

Not many will join me in feeling any kind of sympathy for Ross Lyon – he’s not the kind of fellow who seems to attract much. Still, I’ll give it a crack.

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Geelong facing swift finals exit

Geelong is in serious danger of bowing out of the 2014 finals in straight sets tonight. The Cats have two major issues ahead of their knockout final against North Melbourne: their continued fadeouts and a ruck mismatch.

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Manly’s mojo has yet to recover from Souths’ Round 22 bashing

For most of the 2014 season, Manly have been their usual Manly selves. Methodical, rugged, savvy and insular, and forever continually getting jobs done from all sorts of tight nooks and crannies.

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Melbourne most likely to stumble in Week 1 of the NRL finals

The search for the best chance of an upset win in the first week of the NRL finals keeps leading me back to Canterbury against Melbourne.

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The Rugby Championship Week 4: The big questions

Week 4 of The Rugby Championship has New Zealand getting their first look at South Africa in Wellington, while Australia hosts Argentina on Gold Coast.

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Let’s get final

Finals! Is there a more exhilarating time of year, a period more calculated to get the blood pumping and the brain juices flowing rich and thick?

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McGlinchey’s Phoenix rebirth highlights compensation flaws

One of the A-League’s most drawn-out contract wrangles is nearing a conclusion, with Michael McGlinchey’s signature on a Wellington Phoenix contract expected to be imminent.

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NRC will make a huge difference for Australian rugby

We’re into Round 4 of the inaugural National Rugby Championship and already the benefits for Australian rugby are obvious.

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Gus Gould on the brink of more premierships

Philip Ronald Gould is a winner, and the Penrith Panthers will be the beneficiaries for a second time under his wing.

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NRL finals stats: Sea Eagles vs Rabbitohs, Roosters vs Panthers

For the first time in NRL history we’ve got an all-Sydney top four. The boys from Manly take on the Bunnies on Friday night, while Penrith face the defending premier Roosters on Saturday.

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Ben Brown of the Kangaroos is tackled by Cale Hooker of the Bombers

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Luke McPharlin of the Dockers

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The Joeys celebrate after scoring a goal against Japan

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Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen (Photo: Ferrari Scuderia)

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Roosters' Shaun Kenny-Dowall (right) celebrates with Sonny Bill Williams after scoring. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Gianluca Brambilla

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Port Adelaide Power Brad Ebert

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Australian batsman George Bailey plays a shot against England in the fifth Ashes Test

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Steve Matai fends off the defence of Adam Reynolds during the Round 23 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Manly Sea Eagles at Bluetongue Stadium. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Renee McKay)

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article
Regardless of Friday’s outcome, bombs will continue to drop on Essendon

It was almost 600 days ago that Essendon self-reported to the AFL, and yet we are still no closer to a conclusion.

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Just four teams are left in the race for this year’s AFL premiership, and if the regular season meetings are anything to go by then we could have a pair of unexpected AFL grand-finalists.

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NRC Round 4: Greater Sydney Rams player ratings

The Greater Sydney Rams have won their second game in a row and finally look like they could be players in the NRC.

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One of the great cult heroes of the fight game is a proud Sydneysider.

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[VIDEO] Tuggeranong United vs Melbourne Victory: FFA Cup highlights, scores, blog

Having got through their first match in the FFA Cup against South Hobart FC courtesy of penalties, Tuggeranong United face a much greater obstacle in the Round of 16 when they come up against A-League side Melbourne Victory. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:30pm (AEST).

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2015 NRL Auckland Nines: Draw, start times, and preview

The Auckland Nines will reappear in 2015, following the huge success of the 2014 series held earlier this year, with AUD$2.4 million on offer this time around.

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Making the hard calls: My 2014 AFL All-Australians

With the AFL releasing the official 2014 All-Australian team later tonight, now seems the ideal time to update my half-year team from Round 12 this year, and name the 22 players who would be my first-picked AFL side, based on their efforts this season.

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How to make Brisbane City vs Queensland Country the best it can be

I am a passionate supporter of Queensland rugby. I have recently gone to or watched every NRC game that has been held here. I am a big believer in the competition and I hope it is successful.

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Window to the Seoul: What Korea thinks of the Wanderers

This past week, I corresponded with three Korean football fans on their opinions of the Wanderers and the A-League ahead of Wednesday’s AFC Champions League semi-final first leg.

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When you blog a game of rugby it is hard to make assessments during the match as you barely have time to think.

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Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes review

By Richard Hosnell, 16 Sep 2014
Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes review

In the wake of the Makybe Diva stakes, there were a number of success stories and failures. Who disappointed and who left punters with heavy wallets last weekend?

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All Blacks problem almost solved at the Cake Tin

The biggest problem in Test rugby to solve is how to beat the magnificent All Blacks in New Zealand.

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When Diego Simeone replaced Gregorio Manzano in the Atlético Madrid hot-seat at the end of 2011, no one could have foreseen the impression the former Argentinian international would have on the club.

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The running game gains momentum in NFL

By Cameron Mee, 16 Sep 2014

What a bizarre Monday morning of football that was. Just one quarterback threw for more than 300 yards, with the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers having no choice but to throw the ball after his team found themselves down 21-3 midway through the second half.

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Mastermind season review: Geelong Cats

By mastermind5991, 16 Sep 2014 Video
Mastermind season review: Geelong Cats

After putting their double-chance to waste and exiting September in straight sets, one must think about whether the great Geelong dynasty could be finally about to end.

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Who will win the 2014 Golden Boot?

By Matthew Pitman, 16 Sep 2014
Who will win the 2014 Golden Boot?

I know there’s a lot left in the season yet with finals and internationals still to be played, but who do you think are the front runners for the prestigious Golden Boot Award?

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Des Hasler

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NRL referee Shane Hayne decided to not refer a close no try decision in the Wests Tigers clash with the Manly Sea Eagles.

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Close-up of Jose Mourinho

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Luke McPharlin of the Dockers

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South Africa's coach Heyneke Meyer

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Australian Wallabies Rugby Union coach Ewen McKenzie. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

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Michael Hooper playing for the Wallabies v France

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