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In 1997, the video referee was introduced in both the ARL and Super League competitions to help referees when they weren’t sure if a try was scored.
Before we get into my bracket of the Roar Top 50, I just wanted to say I’m a huge fan of what this column, and the discussion it’s creating, represents.
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One night at Swans training, we were practicing our stoppages. We took these drills very seriously, and they were completed at an almost game-like intensity.
How was your weekend? Me? Got no work done on the farm, stuck inside with a rainy weekend in the mountains. But I got to see every NRL match, so that made it okay!
Around the 67th minute of the intense, often nasty Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Brumbies, during a break in play, a stressed David Pocock told the referee Craig Joubert: “There’s some homophobic slurs being made.”
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As Grant Elliot slogged Dale Steyn for six and the Eden Park army erupted, New Zealand had done more than secure passage to their first World Cup final, and South Africa more than lose a game – they had both reminded us that the World Cup is truly the pinnacle cricket.
The Sydney Swans went into the 2014 grand final as warm favourites, and came out the other side beaten, bruised and humiliated on the game’s biggest stage.
Seriously, what is wrong with these social justice warriors! It’s as though they can’t resist the impulse to stick their noses where they don’t belong.
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When I was asked to be involved in compiling The Roar‘s Top 50 AFL players, initially there was some trepidation.
In the pre-season of 2014, North Melbourne was the popular smoky to jump into the top four from outside the eight the previous year.
There was a noisy, exuberant crowd at Westpac Stadium on Saturday to witness the New Zealand Black Caps smash a lethargic, seemingly dispirited West Indian side into submission.
Eight teams have never won the World Series and two, including my team, the Seattle Mariners, have never even been to the World Series.
A couple of week’s ago Chris Froome had a Q&A session on his already very busy Twitter page. One of the tweets asked him if his published training time up the Col de la Madone of 30:09 was ‘a wind-up.
It really does feel like scrums are a lottery these days. The constant resets, the very rare instances of a clean contest, and even fewer instances of clean ball coming from the back of them.
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We have now completed three rounds of the 2015 NRL season, and it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the different storylines circulating throughout rugby league this year.
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On Saturday January 10, Callum Elder was thrown into the football cauldron. Two and a half months later, the Manly United junior is certainly on fire.
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Something is happening on the Western front of state cricket. While rain and stoic innings by David Hussey and Matthew Wade denied them Sheffield Shield glory this year, Western Australia are shaping as a dominant force for the next decade.
Port Adelaide’s exponential improvement continued in 2014, with the club coming agonisingly close to a spot in the grand final.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without their reigning MVP Kevin Durant for the rest of the regular season and playoffs due to bone graft surgery on his injured foot.
Who is going to bowl an underarm delivery for the penultimate ball? Who will put a squash ball in their glove and score a century? Who will win the World Cup final? The answer to these questions and more in this breakdown of Australia and New Zealand.
Hartnell stamped himself as the best stayer Down Under with a dominant win in the feature race this weekend, the Group l BMW (2400m).
With Steve Nash’s departure from the National Basketball Association, it’s sad to see another NBA great added to the list of legends walking away from the league without winning a championship.
Friday was a great night to be a Hull Kingston Rovers fan and believe me it has not been often that I have wanted to write those words in the last few years. But it certainly was a case of the feel good Fridays as we sent St Helens spinning to their first defeat of […]
The Sharks host the Western Force in Round 6 of Super Rugby, with the Force needing a result to get their result back on track.
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Perth Glory will be desperate to end their nine game winless streak when they host Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 9:30pm (AEDT).
Good evening and welcome to tonight’s live coverage of this Round 7 clash with the Waratahs hosting the Blues from Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:40pm AEDT.
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Fresh off a morale-boosting win over Canberra, the St George Illawarra Dragons are full of confidence and will fancy their chances of upsetting the Manly Sea Eagles at home. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEDT.
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Melbourne City host Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park in a must-see match that could end the game of ‘ladder leapfrog’ between these two that started in Round 9. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEDT).
The Shire will see a battle of the winless on Saturday Afternoon, as their hometown Cronulla Sharks take on the Gold Coast Titans at Remondis Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the game from 5:30pm (AEDT).
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South Africa’s conference leading Stormers travel to Dunedin to face the surprising Highlanders in Super Rugby Round 7. Join us here on The Roar from 5:35pm (AEDT) for live scores and updates.
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An early season blockbuster comes to Newcastle on Saturday Afternoon, as the second place Knights take on the third place Panthers at Hunter Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 3:00pm (AEDT).
Good afternoon and welcome to The Roar‘s live blog of today’s game between the Chiefs and Cheetahs from Waikato Stadium in Hamilton. Join The Roar for live coverage and a blog of the game from 2:30pm AEDT.
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