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Ben Pobjie

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Ben Pobjie is a writer and comedian whose promising rugby career was tragically cut short the day he stopped playing rugby and had a pizza instead. The most he has ever cried was the day Balmain lost the 1989 grand final. Today he enjoys the frolics of Wallabies, Swans, baggy greens, and Storm.

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The Trans-Tasman conundrum, solved

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the best way forward for Australian rugby teams in terms of a Trans-Tasman competition, given that early results in this year’s tournament have been eerily akin to watching a silverback gorilla repeatedly slamming a chihuahua’s head in a car door.

Obviously

UK View: 'He must resign' - Root wants to carry on but knives are out after 'ghastly', 'pathetic' surrender

Bless you PaineWarne

UK View: 'He must resign' - Root wants to carry on but knives are out after 'ghastly', 'pathetic' surrender

“The Hundred has been a success” isn’t much of a retort. Root wasn’t complaining that the Hundred had failed.

'Laughable': Root's blame game starts civil war with Morgan, 'perfect' Ponting wanted as England coach

Being England captain is a tough gig, but you get the rewards in the end: in ten years Joe Root will be getting well paid to write articles about why the current England captain must be sacked.

UK View: 'He must resign' - Root wants to carry on but knives are out after 'ghastly', 'pathetic' surrender

So nothing will have changed.

BRETT GEEVES: Warne doco needed more Waugh, less puff piece to match MJ's Last Dance classic

He does need to do work on his technique, but sending him to the Big Bash is unlikely to be the way to get that work into him.

Future star or not, this is why Cameron Green should be dropped for Hobart Test

See, again, you seem to be describing games Australia lost as good ones. I’m confused.

Remembering the greatest Boxing Day Ashes Test, back when England actually showed character and fight

Bit of an inconsistency here. The author claims to be describing “the greatest Boxing Day Ashes Test ever”, but the game he then describes is one Australia lost. Whoops!

Remembering the greatest Boxing Day Ashes Test, back when England actually showed character and fight

Please restrict yourself, sports website, to articles about covid.

Could Australia’s A team beat this English rabble in a Test?

Maybe they’re in their graves because they didn’t rest enough

Ashes Scout: Watto's scathing Stokes review, Root says 'I can bang out a hundred', Vic quick firms for MCG debut

We have to assume so

Do we really want to see England in despair and humiliated? The answer might surprise you

Yep, Warne deliberately bowled nothing but standard leg breaks. Graeme Hick slaughtered him, leading to the English thinking he was a hack.

Do we really want to see England in despair and humiliated? The answer might surprise you

I assume he genuinely believes what he’s saying, as it would seem utterly pointless to publicly declare pride in a dreadful cockup. But if he believes it, he’s just a hopeless coach.

Ashes Scout: England coach's defiance as he reveals post game showdown - 'I'd pick same team again'

You make a good point, Christo. But the press, particularly the English variety, seems to think humiliation has been achieved.

Do we really want to see England in despair and humiliated? The answer might surprise you

Morgan Freeman?

BRETT GEEVES: Marnus, Smith schtick is infuriating and must be countered by impactful verbals

Yeah, Smith and Labuschagne failed miserably in the 2019 Ashes, as I recall.

BRETT GEEVES: Marnus, Smith schtick is infuriating and must be countered by impactful verbals

Which incorrect decisions have the home town umpires given in this test that favour the home team, Simoc?

Head bashes Poms with blistering ton, Warner's no-ball stat as bizarre umpiring under fire: Talking Points

So he’s not lucky: it’s just his good fortune.

Head bashes Poms with blistering ton, Warner's no-ball stat as bizarre umpiring under fire: Talking Points

It’s the Ashes. Deal with it.

A love letter to the Ashes: Nothing else can quite lift the spirits and relieve the pains of life

I stand by my assertion that that lbw was a great moment, and I have the joy I felt when it happened to back me up.

A love letter to the Ashes: Nothing else can quite lift the spirits and relieve the pains of life

Robert Key. Great batsman.

A love letter to the Ashes: Nothing else can quite lift the spirits and relieve the pains of life

Every one run loss is also a one run win.

A love letter to the Ashes: Nothing else can quite lift the spirits and relieve the pains of life

And here I thought it was that they both smoked pipes.

What do General MacArthur and Captain Paine have in common?

Not enough sport websites have this kind of content

What do General MacArthur and Captain Paine have in common?

I find it incredibly flattering that someone thinks I have a university degree. I must be writing heaps good.

It's time to break our exhausting addiction to 'What Warnie Reckons'

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