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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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You can’t deny that Trott has not been out at any time during this test.

Australia make like a tree in the fifth Ashes Test

The England team had ONE major incentive that should’ve outweighed all others: IT IS A F—ING TEST MATCH

Australia make like a tree in the fifth Ashes Test

I applaud your brave stance in favour of liberty and even more so I admire you for being strong enough to admit in public that booing is fun for you.

Time to make a stand! Why I boo for freedom

I remember when Steve Roach patted the referee on the head. Eddie Ward I think. Ban head pats for players, bring them back for refs, I say.

It's time for the NRL to ban the head pat

Um, I think you’ll find this article IS about what I enjoy about sport – I enjoy the threat of serious injuries.

It's The Footy Show: less talk, more fractures

I feel like this is a really funny joke that I don’t get because I don’t listen to SportFM…

Shane Watson's greatest failure

Looks like YOU are bigoted…against CRICKET.

For glorious World Cup future, we need to boot out some teams

Most columnists leave that as subtext, I agree.

A quiet suggestion for the NRL: cut out the booze

There is literally no mention in the article of banning anything for anyone, let alone for everyone.

A quiet suggestion for the NRL: cut out the booze

“He says he is a comedian. That’s the biggest joke in the world.”

Making a note of this, because not only is it VERY witty, but I’ve never heard it before!

Can athletes please just shut up and play

Glossary

“Tweets” = one tweet (deleted days before said “kicking” began)

“All and sundry” – a small selection of Australia’s most rabid right-wing lunatics.

Can athletes please just shut up and play

I reject any suggestion that my piece was thinly veiled.

Horses for courses, not the wild

I’ve known some damn funny cold sores.

The definitive guide to who does what in the Wallabies

If sarcasm doesn’t become me I am in the wrong job.

Good rugby folk: pull your fingers out, help save the game

Dear Pete,

It’s spelt “too”.

You’re welcome.

Love,

Ben

The shapely peril: Becky Hammon and women in sport

It doesn’t really have a point. I leave point-having to reader comments.

The shapely peril: Becky Hammon and women in sport

It’s a reference to curling. Very messy sport.

The shapely peril: Becky Hammon and women in sport

I think your comment is the funny bit. Do you write for Hey Dad?

The shapely peril: Becky Hammon and women in sport

Dear Stu,

It’s spelt “predominantly”.

You’re welcome.

Love,

Ben

The shapely peril: Becky Hammon and women in sport

Dunno what article you read, the whole thing is talking Australia UP! Don’t you understand – we WON.

The Socceroos: Big-time moral victors

You underestimate me.

The Socceroos: Big-time moral victors

I hope you will get back the time it took you to write that comment, or this has been a bad day for you.

The Socceroos: Big-time moral victors

If you know a way to write about something on TV without knowing what it was, let me know.

Dear Gus, Rabs and Sterlo: Just show us the game

There’s no rule against jumping in the air to put an opponent off. He didn’t obstruct anyone, didn’t make contact with anyone. There’s no “anti-distracting people” rule.

Five talking points from State of Origin I

Yes Paul, you ARE supposed to be laughing yet. There must be something wrong with you.

My foolproof plan to boost AFL's shocking crowds