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The NRL is being ruined by rugby league

The coaching circus was interrupted on the weekend with further developments in an intriguing premiership race. What is Todd Greenberg doing to ensure this never happens again?

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APIA Leichhardt stun the Victory in a raucous Cupset

Sydney’s inner west saw a Japanese attacker illuminate the FFA Cup with the glint of a rare cutting edge – and no, it wasn’t the attacker you’ve heard of.

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How the ‘Guzzler’ chowed down on the Wallaby lineout at Sydney

It was all so very, very different 40 or 50 years ago. In the good old days, the lineout was a free-for-all.

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Chris Fagan signs two-year extension with Lions

Brisbane have rewarded coach Chris Fagan with a two-year contract extension that takes him through to the end of the 2021 AFL season.

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FFA Cup boilover: A-League champions knocked out by state side

There was no sign of Keisuke Honda, but another Japanese player stole the show as APIA Leichhardt Tigers stunned Melbourne Victory 3-2 in the FFA Cup on Tuesday night.

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Bledisloe déjà vu, but were the Wallabies really that bad?

Ultimately, the history books will show only a 38-13 defeat from last Saturday night, and a new All Blacks record for most points scored in the second half of a Bledisloe Cup Test.

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The A-League managerial pressure cooker

A portion of Melbourne Victory fans had the crosshairs well and truly on Kevin Muscat late last year.

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English rugby league grapples at Wembley with the impact of expansion

It was a comment offered by a passerby in the carpark across from Macron Stadium between games at the Challenge Cup semi-final double-header – it was brief but said so much: “we’d better get used to it”.

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Michael Cheika should take a leaf out of Alan Jones’ Wallaby captaincy book

The Alan Jones success story started before he was appointed Wallabies coach in 1984.

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Will the real Worlds’ favourite please stand up?

In a few months’ time, we will crown the world champions – the best team in the world. Right now, though, we don’t even know who the best team in each region is.

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Crackling and Spanks: Wallaby woes, missing Dockers and The Voice

Ten-time player of the year Roy ‘Crackling’ Pork and lifetime MVP Wayne ‘Spanks’ Spankle sit down at the bar to get to the bottom of everything that’s going on in the world of sports.

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State of the 2018 Formula One season: The frontrunners

The 2018 Formula One midseason break is almost at a close, with racing set to resume this weekend at Spa-Francorchamps for the historic Belgian Grand Prix.

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The Wallabies had Plan A. The All Blacks had Plan A and B

It was Phil Kearns, of all people, who made the most pertinent observation about the lack of rugby nous in the Wallabies’ ranks as the dominant All Blacks unleashed attack after attack towards the end of their 38-13 victory in the first Bledisloe Cup Test.

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The AFL top eight is set, but the demon is in the detail

Port Adelaide could certainly beat Essendon this Friday night. But the Gold Coast Suns ain’t beating the Cats at the Cattery. Ladies and gentlemen: your top eight for 2018 has been decided.

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The Wrap: Aretha, Sam, Winx and the Wallabies (spot the odd man out)

Over the weekend there was cause to reflect on the champion qualities of Aretha Franklin, Sam Whitelock and the remarkable racehorse, Winx. Also on display were the aspirations of Michael Cheika’s Wallabies.

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The Gunners’ start looks worse than it is: English Premier League Matchday 2 wrap

With an Arsenal team under the new management of Spaniard Unai Emery and a football world curious to evaluate their reinvention, the English Premier League draw has well and truly put them to the test.

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Winx Hugh Bowman

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Oliver Florent avoiding a James Frawley tackle.

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Jarryd Hayne

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Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika speaks to his players during an Australian Wallabies training session

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Bachar Houli, Adam Saad

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Nathan Jones

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Michael Hooper

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Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett gives directions during training

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Hugh Bowman Winx

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Right on time, Mourinho’s third season syndrome begins to take shape

In sport, winning cures almost everything. If you’re top of the table, everything in the dressing room is harmonious. There are no egos and everyone wants to have a barbecue with the coach.

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Does Michael Cheika have the coaching and selection acumen to turn this around?

Google ‘Cheika fired’ and the first result will be a Reuters article from early June of 2018, which discusses how ‘fired up’ Michael Cheika was to tangle with Joe Schmidt’s Irish squad.

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One week to go…

By Gordon P Smith, Today
One week to go…

The pressure is mounting for some in the AFL community. Others, however, have seen their release valves triggered.

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Will Pierre Gasly be Red Bull’s next Daniil Kvyat?

Following the announcement that Daniel Ricciardo would be leaving Red Bull Racing at season’s end, there was only really one driver destined to fill his vacancy.

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It’s not all doom and gloom for the Wallabies

As the Aussies stare down another Bledisloe series defeat, they should take heart from the flamboyant French, who recently showed that the Kiwis can be unsettled – even at home.

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Are the AFL finalists premiers or pretenders?

As the top eight is almost set, this is a good time to review how they have done this year and rate whether they have gone as predicted, underachieved or done better than expected.

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And so the Wallabies lose. Again

By Leonard Lee, Today
And so the Wallabies lose. Again

Last Sunday morning I awoke just as the watery winter sun was casting its early cold light through the trees. Typically, I lay there dozing for a few minutes defragging my brain.

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The Panthers’ psyche is shot to bits

By Richard POWELL, Today
The Panthers’ psyche is shot to bits

The Panthers are not playing to their ability or talent.

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APIA Leichhardt Tigers vs Melbourne Victory: FFA Cup live scores, blog

Match result: Apia Leichhardt Tigers FC have defeated Melbourne Victory 3-2 in the round of 16 FFA Cup clash at Leichhardt Oval. You read that right.

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NRL team list Tuesday live blog: Round 24 – all teams named

All eyes will be on the Melbourne Storm as team lists come out for Round 24, with Cameron Smith the highest profile name on the shelf. Join The Roar for all the news, analysis and team lists from 3:30pm (AEST).

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The Indigenous All Stars fixture has finally been given the respect it demands

Bravo, Todd Greenberg. You’ve finally got something right.

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AFL Power Rankings 2018: Round 22

By Sarah Wildy, 21 Aug 2018
AFL Power Rankings 2018: Round 22

After the penultimate minor round for 2018, there aren’t too many changes to the rankings. Many have cemented their spot in the eight with a win, while others showed this won’t be their year.

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Who are the greatest Englishmen to have played rugby league Down Under?

Every time an English import strings together some good games they’re hailed as the best arrival at the colony since Malcolm Reilly.

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OPL Week 10 wrapped up

By Luca Catalano, 21 Aug 2018
OPL Week 10 wrapped up

The final week of the regular season delivered an intense and often-times stressful spectrum of games.

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FFA Cup Round of 16: Matchday 1 preview

By Thomas Williamson, 21 Aug 2018
FFA Cup Round of 16: Matchday 1 preview

What a week it’s been for Australian football.

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2018 AFL season: Round 23 preview

By mastermind5991, 21 Aug 2018
2018 AFL season: Round 23 preview

So, here we are. After 22 rounds, the top eight is just about set in stone, with nearly every match this round set to shape the final ladder from second all the way down to 17th.

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Marshawn Lynch Oakland Raiders NFL 2017

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Nathan Jones

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Liverpool players celebrate a goal

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Fernando Alonso of Spain and McLaren F1 looks on before the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on July 1, 2018 in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

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Johnathan Thurston Cameron Smith Queensland Maroons State of Origin NRL 2017

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AJ Brimson runs the ball playing for the Titans

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Jason Nightingale of the St George-Illawarra Dragons

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