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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.
This year’s Australian Grand Prix answered some questions but raised even more for Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull.
Australian skipper Steve Smith has a serious decision to make to retain Matt Renshaw in the slips.
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.
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.
How good has the footy been this year? Besides the fighting, I reckon it’s been the best part of the footy so far.
Cricket Australia couldn’t afford to pay Steve Smith enough for his value to the Australian team.
“Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing.”
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glenn Maxwell came of age as a Test cricketer at Ranchi. He faced 185 deliveries in compiling 104, his maiden Test century.
There are five minutes left in the grand final. The Western Bulldogs lead by nine points.
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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.
The much-hyped first round is now over. We now move into the analysing stage. Here are some stats and facts from Round 1.
A fair bit has been written about the Brumbies apparent lack of zing in attack in the 2017 Super Rugby season.
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.
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.
After Thursday night’s game against Carlton, something became clear.
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.
Former teammates Russell Westbrook and James Harden are the frontrunners for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award this season.
One big talking point from the opening round of the AFL season was the surprise upset victory of the Port Adelaide Football Club.
In this instalment of Woodbine’s Wisdom, we discuss the flailing New Zealand Warriors.
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.
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).
Gosh, who knows where to start with the weekend that was.
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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As a teenager, I am often questioned by people about my love of Test cricket.
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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