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Nathan Lyon looked tame in the third Test without the footmarks created by injured left-arm quick Mitchell Starc. Now Australia must decide whether they would be better off picking a different bowler for the decider.
Once Aaron Woods told NRL 360 he wouldn’t have any contract talks until the Wests Tigers coaching job was settled, it was the end of the road for Jason Taylor.
Influential skipper Aaron Woods says Jason Taylor’s sacking was a “massive shock” to the Wests Tigers and insists player power wasn’t behind the coach’s downfall.
Early on in my time with The Roar, I was guilty of writing pieces that were ‘comment chasers’; pieces designed to do little else than generate debate.
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The ‘old’ Australia would today be nursing their wounds after a routine capitulation under pressure in the third Test against India. But that flighty Australian team has not been sighted since the debacle at Hobart in November.
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Socrates silenced a gossiping student with the Test of Three. Before speaking, the student was invited to test his comments by asking, “Is it true? Is it good? Is it necessary?”
Sam Powell-Pepper is 19 years old. He is 187cm and 97kg.
At the beginning of the season, I was asked several times who would win the premiership. After answering the Canberra Raiders, I would then mention how the more interesting question was which teams were going to make the top eight.
With the four-Test series between India and Australia locked at one game apiece, and with India holding all the precious momentum, according to Newton’s Third Law of Second Test Fightbacks, Australia had only one sensible option to keep themselves in the series.
Sydney have played finals in each of the last seven years, and 13 of the last 14. They have finished in the top four on the ladder for five years in a row.
Before Super Rugby kicked off, predictions were made and justifications put forward to back up said predictions.
The Atlanta Hawks are not good and they are not bad – they are an enduring, bitterly resilient nothing.
The McLaren-Honda project is on the cusp of learning the difference between ‘if’ and ‘when’.
Watching Adelaide United host the Brisbane Roar on Sunday, it struck me how lovely Coopers Stadium looks.
As the first rumblings of a looming Super Rugby restructure emerged, it became increasingly clear that professional rugby had entered a new and especially perilous phase.
Get excited, AFL fans. After months of waiting, the start of the 2017 AFL season is now just around the corner.
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The Golden Slipper Carnival at Rosehill wraps up this Saturday with a cracking program, headlined by a Group 1 double-header, the BMW (2400m) and the Vinery Stud (2000m). Here is my look at the bumper card.
Perhaps the strongest British Lions team of all time is assembling to take on the All Blacks- – and they should be the favourites to win.
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I can’t believe how quickly we’ve reached the end of the spring split. It feels like I was so recently saying, “it’s too early to make calls on the standings,” and now here we are with just one week of play left.
Around 36 months ago, at the Australian Grand Prix, there was elation and ecstasy. Standing on the podium in his Formula One debut was a baby-faced Kevin Magnussen, becoming the youngest driver to achieve a podium in their first grand prix.
After three rounds of NRL action, the table looks decidedly different to the way many thought it would before the season started. How will Round 4 pan out?
Welcome back to ‘Woodbine’s Wisdom’. The theme for episode 14 is that the Warriors – and their fans – just need to trust Steve Kearney.
The growing optimism that Mercedes’ recent dominance can be curtailed will be put to the test in the coming forty-eight hours, therefore it’s appropriate to evaluate potential outcomes from each end of the spectrum.
Almost to the day, 154-years after Emperor Napoleon’s dreams of conquering the world were shattered on the once beautiful fields of Waterloo, Garry Sobers’ West Indian cricket team faced their own little Waterloo in the picturesque ground of Sion Mills in Ireland.
As the Roosters versus Rabbitohs slug fest lulled me into an impromptu slumber – the wet weather ruined what may have been a wonderful game made up of of slick running and passing – an epiphany hit me. It hit me hard.
“Righto, fellas. One of the top six has got to get a big one today if we are any chance of chasing this down.”
I lived for most of my adult life in North Queensland and so came to detest the Cowboys with a passion that is a deep as the oceans and as irrational as Donald Trump.
David Warner’s supposed ‘golden run’ in 2016 appears to be over, with the fiery left hander showing that big matches aren’t his forte.
It is astounding to think that in the last decade, Shane van Gisbergen has been the only Australian touring car champion under the age of 30 – especially considering the breadth of young talent present in the category.
Few would have given Australia any chance of salvaging a draw heading into the last day of the third Test in Ranchi.
In what will come as no surprise to football fans across the nation, a recent study by Roy Morgan has found that the world game boasts the most regular participants of any sport in Australia.
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When you open a manufacturing business one of the first decisions you make is whether you are going into mass production or whether you are manufacturing niche products.
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