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Andrew Fifita to be the next Paul Gallen in Origin

For most of his 24 Origin appearances, Paul Gallen was the NSW spearhead, doing the hard yards in possession.

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The Goodwood, Doomben Cup: Group 1 Tips and Previews

We’re in the second week of the overlapping Adelaide and Brisbane Group 1 carnivals, and this week sees the Goodwood for the sprinters at Morphettville, and the Doomben Cup for the middle-distance horses looking to claim weight-for-age glory.

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

On Monday, we asked you to tell us the team you’d like to see walk out for the Blues in Game 1 this year against Queensland. Now, the results are in, and it’s time to reveal The Roar’s New South Wales squad as chosen by you, before the official team is unveiled on Monday.

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Contenders to pretenders: The Warriors, Panthers, and Raiders assessed

Last weekend marked the first big milestone of the NRL season. By the end of Round 10, it is a 65 per cent chance that the season’s eventual premier is already in the top four.

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AFL’s rules committee needs to stop forcing Eureka moments

The modern sports broadcasting trend of having pre-prepared lines for the big moments can work brilliantly, but it can also backfire. I recall trying it out as far back as the 1970s, when calling footy for the ABC in Hobart.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Channel 7 to broadcast Women’s Rugby League World Cup

It’s been a week of firsts this week in women’s sport.

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A round-up of the A-League ins and outs so far

There is very little time to rest, for the A-League to seek merciful solace in the post-season tranquillity. Almost immediately a new machine grinds into gear, churning and spluttering, as players spin the revolving door into a blur.

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Super Rugby Round 13 tips and predictions: Unlucky for everyone?

Unlucky 13? Well, that’s what I’m sweating on now, after Round 12 served up a plateful of pain to my column of the tipping panel.

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Sledging will forever be part of sport

Sledging isn’t racist or homophobic. It will always be an integral part of sport.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

We may be down to just eight games of AFL this weekend, but that’s still more than enough to keep us busy and there are some hard choices to make when tipping this week.

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Nat Fyfe’s free agency: The $6 million man’s next move is simpler than you think

The relatively short history of AFL free agency says top-five players move clubs. Even if you don’t think he’s been in All Australian form to date, there’s little doubt Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe is a top five player. Ergo…

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What Lozza should do if he wants to win Origin I

No Robbie Farah, Mitchell Pearce, Dylan Walker, David Klemmer or Shannon Boyd in my NSW team for State of Origin I. Nathan Peats, Matt Moylan, Jarryd Hayne, Paul Vaughan and Jake Trbojevic all in.

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Local man nearly drowns in Origin speculation

A local man has luckily escaped injury after almost drowning in a flash flood of predicted NSW Origin teams.

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One short step to power: Samu Kerevi at the centre of attention

There are several positions on the rugby pitch where Australian starting players would struggle to make the squads at New Zealand Super Rugby franchises.

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Let NSW legends inspire the current Waratahs from the wall

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson and captain Michael Hooper haven’t produced must inspiration, pride, and passion into their side this season.

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Geelong and Richmond: Contenders or pretenders?

After five rounds, Geelong and Richmond were unbeaten and sitting pretty in second and third on the ladder respectively.

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Mitchell Pearce. (Action Photographics, Renee McKay)

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David Warner and James Faulkner celebrate taking Ian Bell's wicket at the SCG

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Lions coach Johan Ackermann

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Samu Kerevi Reds Super Rugby Union 2017

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League of Legends Worlds

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Stipe Miocic UFC 203 MMA 2016

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Lewis Hamilton during the Formula One Grand Prix of China

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Champions League qualification is more important than trophies

It took 58 minutes of the north London derby – and being 2-0 down – for Arsenal supporters to launch into, “We’re going to Wembley” chants.

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Cowboys don’t need Thurston to win and neither do Queensland

After 36 consecutive Origins in a row Johnathan Thurston will miss his first game since his debut over a decade ago – and possibly his first series. He has decided to retire from Origin this year regardless if he plays or not.

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NA LCS Summer: Roster changes to look out for

By Jess Carruthers, 27 May 2017
NA LCS Summer: Roster changes to look out for

Well, the League of Legends Mid Season Invitational is all wrapped up. Although the eventual winner of SK Telecom T1 (SKT) was not a surprise, I was honestly a bit blown away by the performance of runner-up G2 eSports.

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The two faces of cricket

By Rafiqul Ameer, 27 May 2017 New author!
The two faces of cricket

On Wednesday, May 17th, on a windy evening, here in Dhaka I spent my time watching two cricket matches on TV.

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Update on the Cybergamer OCE circuit for Overwatch

My previous article covered the standings after two weeks of play in the AOC Overwatch Cybergamer OCE Circuit.

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The ten best Round 10 games from the past ten years

Welcome to another edition of my weekly column with which we take trip down memory lane and revisit some of the classic AFL matches that correspond with the upcoming round.

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Can England finally end their 50-over title drought?

By Giri Subramanian, 27 May 2017
Can England finally end their 50-over title drought?

England are the only team among the top eight test-playing nations to not have a 50-over title to their name.

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Sugar Ray calls Mayweather vs McGregor ‘boxing’s biggest mismatch’

Legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard has stated that Mayweather would easily beat Connor McGregor in a boxing match and the fight is the biggest mismatch in boxing history.

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Saturday sure things: Eagle Farm preview

By Adam Page, 27 May 2017
Saturday sure things: Eagle Farm preview

The racing world will focus on Brisbane for the next few weeks, starting this Saturday at Eagle Farm where it is Kingsford Smith Cup Day.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Parramatta Eels Highlights: NRL live scores, blog

In a week dominated by Origin selections, returns and redemptions, this South Sydney Rabbitohs versus Parramatta Eels clash has managed to fly under the radar of everyone’s noses bar the faithful fans. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 7:50pm AEST.

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Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Hawthorn have snagged a big upset win on Friday night, knocking off their fierce rivals Sydney thanks to a late winner from captain Jarryd Roughead.

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Reds vs Force highlights: Force down Reds in 66-point thriller

This Friday night Round 14 Super Rugby clash sees the Force travelling to Brisbane to play the Reds. Join The Roar from 7:45pm (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 14 match from Australia.

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Blues vs Chiefs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

This opening Round 14 Super Rugby clash sees the Chiefs travelling to Auckland to play the Blues. Join The Roar from 5:35pm (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 14 match from New Zealand.

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CLUB ROAR WEEKLY: Amateurs inspire with their brilliance

Club Roar will be looking back at the best videos of the week, highlighting the weekend warriors by showcasing blistering tries, individual skill, thrilling catches and more.

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Roar and Against: Queensland will win Origin I

Now that we know the official State of Origin teams the proper analysis on who will win next Wednesday night can begin.

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Sydney FC’s shocker an embarassment to the A-League

Sydney FC’s match against Liverpool raises serious questions on a number of fronts and was a poor advertisement for the A-League.

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Dustin Martin Richmond Tigers AFL 2017

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Stephen Moore Wallabies Australia Rugby Union 2016

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AFL umpires

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Jeff Horn Boxing 2016

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Dan Ricciardo smiles at press conference

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Cody Walker South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL Rugby League 2016

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Jamie Whincup trophy

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Jarrod Croker NRL Rugby League 2016

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