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The Roar’s Queensland Maroons team for Origin 1

Last week we asked you to pick your Queensland team for Game 1 of the State of Origin series.

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Beau Scott and Michael Ennis should be in the NSW Origin squad

NSW coach Laurie Daley will regret not selecting Beau Scott and Michael Ennis for the Origin opener at ANZ Stadium on June 8.

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Hayne at sixes and sevens in rugby’s short form

I have to apologise in advance for cracking and putting pen to paper on the subject of Jarryd Hayne. I’d understand if my car was egged by irate citizens.

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The AFL Contenders: Part 1 – What holds back the Cats?

Before the trading period Geelong were paying $17 for the flag. More recently, they’re paying $4. The only other shortening of the odds that compares this year is in the preferred Prime Minister polls.

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Eddie pinning his June hopes on combinations

After a recent chat, it was really interesting watching a team in red and black making short work of their opposition over the weekend. And I’m not talking about what the Crusaders did to the Waratahs.

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Is Renault Formula One’s most under-appreciated brand?

The story of Formula One’s power unit war has been more or less consistent since the hybrid formula debuted in 2014 – Mercedes first, everyone else second.

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Warner the batsman to watch in the Caribbean tri-series

Before November 6, 2011, like every expert, guru, rookie and man on the street I thought that the left-handed opening batsman David Warner was a man cut out for Twenty20 cricket.

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NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 1: Expert reaction

The New South Wales Blues have announced their team for Game 1 of the 2016 State of Origin series, and as anticipated, there were a number of new faces in the side to face the Maroons in just over a week.

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The big losers from NSW’s Origin team announcement

The NSW team for State of Origin Game 1 has been announced, and as always there are winners and losers to come out of Laurie Daley’s selection.

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AFL Power Rankings: Round 9

Taking a trip to the Gold Coast to put your feet up is hardly unusual. That a group of AFL footballers get to do it every fortnight doesn’t say great things about the Suns, though.

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Time for NSW to accept the past and embrace the future

Sometimes I wish Jarryd Hayne had never played in that 2014 State of Origin series – the only one NSW have won in the last decade.

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Bill Beaumont wins World Rugby’s game of thrones

On May 11 around 3 o’clock (AES time) World Rugby sent out a media release with the headline ‘Bill Beaumont elected next World Rugby Chairman’.

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Scotland win their first sevens tournament in London

Scotland had never been in a Sevens final, and they celebrated by scoring two tries in the last minute to down South Africa 27-26 in an extraordinary decider.

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Introducing ‘Football Code of Origin’ in cricket’s off season

It’s football season. You know that. I know that. The declining hits and empty comments sections of my cricket articles know that.

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Everything about the 2016 FA Cup final was mediocre

It was a fitting modern twist that kick-off for the 135th edition of the FA Cup final was delayed by a grammatically-challenged rapper and a reality TV contestant who couldn’t sing.

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The Roar’s NSW Blues team for State of Origin Game 1

On Friday, we asked you to name the NSW Blues team to take on Queensland in State of Origin Game 1.

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Adam Reynolds in action. AAP Image/Action Photographics,Renee McKay

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Esteban Chaves wins a race

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Jarryd Hayne 2016

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Jarryd Hayne announces his NFL signing

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Max Gawn of the Demons and Stefan Martin of the Lions

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Kieran Read is tackled by Atieli Pakalani

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Gary Ablett Junior Gold Coast Suns AFL 2016

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Kyle Feldt Cowboys NRL Grand Final

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Mason Wood North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL 2015

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The Roar of the crowd

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Is it all doom and gloom at the Melbourne Vixens?

The Vixens are scared, at least they should be. Collingwood football club president Eddie McGuire, holder of one of the new Netball Australia licences, has reportedly quipped to the members of the Australian Netball League team the Victorian Fury “Girls, you will be playing for us next year and we play more than the other mob.”

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Youngsters get a chance to shine for Socceroos

Thirteen years on from the Socceroos’ shock 3-1 victory over the English juggernauts, the men in gold will be looking to emulate the same result from that cold night at Upton Park.

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Pep Guardiola still has plenty to prove

By Conner Lowe, 27 May 2016
Pep Guardiola still has plenty to prove

Pep Guardiola may have won a trophy for every 20 games or so he has managed, but he is not a ‘world class’ manager.

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Plugging the holes that are sinking Fremantle

The biggest shock this season and probably one of the most talked about stories so far has to be the Fremantle Dockers’ fall from grace.

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Friday Funnies: Trump tries sports diplomacy, fails horribly

Donald Trump tried to be nice to someone this week. It went spectacularly wrong.

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Why we are witnessing Rafa’s resurgence

By Anindya Dutta, 27 May 2016 Video
Why we are witnessing Rafa’s resurgence

A 70-2 win-Loss record at the French Open. Nine Championships, with 363-34 on clay. The name is Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay.

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Fijian rugby deserves more respect over Hayne

By Boz the Younger, 27 May 2016 Popular article! Video
Fijian rugby deserves more respect over Hayne

The announcement that Jarryd Hayne would be throwing his hat in the ring for the Fijian rugby sevens team drew a lot of opinions from commentators from around the world.

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Michael Bisping faces his greatest challenge

Coming off the better end of a five-round war against Anderson Silva, widely regarded to be one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, Michael Bisping after more than a decade has finally acquired his title shot.

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100th Indianapolis 500: Car-by-car preview (part two)

Part tho of The Roar’s car-by-car preview of the 100th Indianapolis 500 continues, with rows seven through three taking us towards the sharp end of the field of thirty-three.

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Hayne saga shows the ‘tall poppy syndrome’ is alive and well

Those who said that Jarryd Hayne would never make it in the NFL and were willing him to fail have got their way.

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Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder: NBA Western Conference Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

The Golden State Warriors face a win or go home battle against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Join The Roar for the live blog and scores from 11am (AEST).

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Giro d’Italia 2016: Stage 18 live race updates, blog

Stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia is a monster 240 kilometres, with Maglia Rosa Steven Kruijswijk holding a strong, three-minute lead. Join The Roar for all the action from 10:30pm (AEST).

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Round 10 AFL Teams: All the ins and outs as they’re announced live

A number of star players are set to return to AFL level this week including Gary Ablett, Daniel Wells and Matt Suckling. Join The Roar for all the ins and outs ahead of Round 10 live as they are announced at 6:25pm AEST.

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If Robbie Farah’s injured why’s he been picked for Origin?

Robbie Farah is still coming out of a concussion rehabilitation period and only just starting to participate in running sessions. By comparison, Michael Ennis is in the form of his life and has no injury worries at all. So what is the logic behind picking Farah for Origin Game 1?

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Jarryd Hayne labelled ‘a little bit selfish’ by Reds player

Rugby players Ben Daley and Nick Phipps have both criticised Jarryd Hayne’s decision to seek out an Olympic spot for Fiji so close to the event.

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A measured, dispassionate review of the NSW team

By Ghost Crayfish, 26 May 2016
A measured, dispassionate review of the NSW team

Origin is a time when mild-mannered rugby league fans turn into parochial, wild-eyed fiends, but I make it a point of pride to maintain a balanced, impartial outlook on things.

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Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James

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Reds player Samu Kerevi

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Nathan Burns Australia Football Socceroos 2016

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The Orica Green-Edge team Giro

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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry

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Ireland's New Zealand coach Joe Schmidt

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Luke Parker Sydney Swans AFL 2016

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Kevin Sheedy has secured his AFL legacy in the harbour city

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Cameron Smith of the Maroons

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