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There were two standout, gold-star performances by Australian sides in the third round of the 2014 Super Rugby tournament: the Rebels 35-14 trouncing of the Cheetahs, and the Waratahs 32-5 demolition of the Reds.
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Thank God it’s over. For the European rugby player, the end of February is an unofficial public holiday, as it means that the harsh, relentless darkness of winter has shut it’s curtains for another year.
It might just be time for the racing community to stand and up take notice of its only maiden to win a Cox Plate (2040m, Group 1, weight-for-age). Certainly, there’s a lot more to Shamus Award than the title of Cox Plate winner or maiden Cox Plate winner.
The AFL Players’ Association has condemned the public identification of the 14 players named in ASADA’s initial report into Essendon’s supplements program.
Australia have the chance to bat South Africa out of the deciding third Test today after dominating day one at Cape Town.
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David Warner’s comments in the lead-in to the final Test got under the South Africans’ skin but when the match got underway it was his blade that caused the Proteas angst.
Wallabies duo Hugh McMeniman and Pat McCabe suffered suspected neck injuries as the Brumbies eased to a 27-14 win over the Western Force in Saturday night’s Super Rugby clash in Perth.
The NSW Waratahs announced themselves as a force to be reckoned with this Super Rugby season as their star-studded backline exploded on the big stage to crush the Queensland Reds in a record 32-5 romp at ANZ Stadium.
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It doesn’t do much for the credibility of the AFC Champions League in Australia when the first goal we see in the 2014 edition is one of the worst penalty decisions ever made.
Almost everywhere I turn, someone is tipping St George Illawarra’s Steve Price to be the first coach axed in 2014. Frankly, I don’t get it.
As the most persecuted Shark not to be swimming around in the Indian Ocean right now, you would think exiled Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan would be pretty dirty on the world of rugby league.
Confessed dopers Tyler Hamilton, Levi Leipheimer and George Hincapie are rumoured to be planning a surprise party for Stuart O’Grady, welcoming him to the club.
Well then, an up and down start to Super Rugby tipping for this season, which I suspect is something we’re all going to need to get used to.
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OK. I give up. I need some help. I’ve just been watching a thing called the “NAB Challenge”, and I still have no idea what it’s about.
The Australian Guineas can often be a forgotten Group 1 races for three-year-olds.
It takes some AFL footballers plenty of time to adjust to the game – not only on the field, but more specifically what goes with life as a professional footballer off the field.
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It’s finally here! We are just hours away from the 2014 NRL season kicking off as fans across the country go into Round 1 with plenty of optimism.
The Sonny Bill Williams versus Sam Burgess match-up tonight is almost bigger than the game itself.
It’s upon us. The NRL is just hours away, and in this article I will conclude with the final part of my season previews, which will look at the teams not mentioned in the previous two reviews.
How can The Daily Telegraph come out and select Sonny Bill Williams as “the game’s best player” and only award him 11 Dally M Points last season?
Welcome back to my series of previews into the best ever Super Rugby XVs. Today we are going to have a look at the best ever Lions Super Rugby team.
The NRL is back and with it comes football tipping season.
With the extra spending money after the league raised the salary cap to $133 million, most teams are busy licking their lips at the opportunities that abound.
How often in a football game do we hear, “This game needs a goal” and how often do teams “Park the bus”. On both counts, too often for me as a paying fan.
The countdown to the 2014 World Cup is on. Australia takes on Ecuador in London in one of the last Socceroos’ last friendly hitouts before the tournament begins in Brazil. Join me from 6.30am AEDT for all the action from the Den in London.
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In yesterday’s first part of this series, I hinted that while the ‘luxury tax’ was an important change, it is by no means the biggest change flowing from equalisation in the AFL.
The Reds team has been named to take on the Cheetahs in what will be the Queensland side’s first home game of the year.
The outcome of the Adelaide Test match in 2012 will be in the minds of most as South Africa and Australia take field on the fifth and the final day of the third Test match on Wednesday. Follow the action live from 7:00pm AEDT.
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In the past, I’ve wondered about the substance or the perceived lack thereof of Generation Y.
The distance between a batsman and a bowler can be the scariest 22 yards in sport – just ask the likes of Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Smith.
Scanning the Australian sports blogosphere you’ll probably notice two things: Firstly, the best armchair sporting insights are had by punters while at work.
The Roosters hold the record, perhaps long forgotten, for having gone undefeated two seasons in a row in 1936-37. It may not be on the cards for 2013-14, but the Roosters can start their attempt at back-to-back titles by winning over the Bunnies.
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