Posts Tagged "New South Wales"

Victorian batsman Rob Quiney says he does not feel like he is ready for the step up to international cricket, despite his call-up to the Australian Twenty20 squad.

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Lucky Phil Hughes likes a challenge. The 20-year-old is set to be tossed into the cauldron of Test cricket against the world’s most lethal pace attack on the seamer-friendly decks of South Africa later this month.

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Captain Ricky Ponting has urged the Australian selectors to make up their minds now on Matthew Hayden’s Test replacement at the top of the order.

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Australian cricket’s on-field leaders Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke have scored the first tie in the Border Medal’s 10-year history.

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Canberra football fans, if you want an A-League team, get out and see the Socceroos in the Asian Cup qualifier against Kuwait. The decision to give the home fixture to the nations capital is a litmus test for the cities’ prospects for an A-League franchise.

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Two debutants are set to be named in the Australian team for Saturday’s final Test against South Africa on Saturday.

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Queensland Roar is in for an interesting season in 2009/10, and I’m not talking about on the pitch. From being the sole representative of the Sunshine State, the Roar must now face competition from two upstart franchises on their doorstep and face an identity crisis.

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Sydney FC coach John Kosmina expects a young Newcastle team to go full gun at his charges in Sunday’s A-League clash.

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It’s every spinner’s nightmare when a batsman comes after you and Nathan Hauritz never knew quite what to do. But he showed on Friday with his 2-63 in New Zealand’s 6-262 on day one of the second Test at Adelaide Oval that he has learned enough to be a factor at the top level.

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It’s the one area where New Zealand feels they have the edge on Australia as they await their first look at spinner Jason Krejza in the second Test in Adelaide.

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After suffering their worst series defeat in nearly two decades, the Australian cricketers return home to their fortress and prepare to host New Zealand.

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Oh dear, poor little rugby league really upset the apple cart by deciding to revive its own World Cup. Like most rugby league fans, I’m looking forward to the event. It makes it much easier to fill in the weekend when you know there’s more action on the field to balance the blow-by-blow account of […]

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Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby and Geoff Ogilvy are safe, Matt Jones is getting more nervous by the week while Jason Day is praying for a miracle.

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Years ago I wrote a column in The Sydney Morning Herald about the joys of GPS rugby which referred to the special jerseys the First XV players wore and the tunnels the boys formed for their team to run through for the big matches.

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The Queensland rugby league is expected to confirm Mal Meninga’s re-appointment as their State of Origin coach for an unprecedented three-year term next month.

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Canterbury Bulldogs coach Steve Folkes should have had a happier ending. Instead, he will exit his tenure at the club on the back of the worst season he has ever experienced – both as a player and a mentor.

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Sir Donald Bradman needs no resumé. His rendezvous with history was unique, and is still without parallel. So will it always be: for today, and tomorrow. Legends are made of such stuff, and Bradman was, doubtless, a true legend.

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Darrell Hair, the most contentious cricket umpire in recent decades, has resigned from the ICC’s elite umpire’s panel to take on a teaching role in Australia.

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Ticket prices for the AFL grand final and preliminary finals will rise slightly this year. The cheapest adult grand final ticket will cost $161, up by 3.5 per cent from last year, with preliminary final ticket prices to rise by the same percentage, the league announced today.

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Dear Channel 9, if you insist on filling your commentary team with ex New South Wales players and coaches could you do us a little favour? Ask them to take a leaf out of Peter Sterling’s book and provide us with some insightful, balanced and shrewd analysis of the game.

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