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Maybe fights between players on the same team is not such a good idea ?

Parramatta Eels vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Good win! Please persevere with Hodge! Looking forward to AB’s at Suncorp in 2 weeks to really gauge how well the Wallabies are going!

Argentina v Wallabies: Rugby Championship live scores, blog

Piru says it all

Supporting Australian rugby starts at the grassroots, but what exactly is ‘grassroots’?

Well done Christian –great work. Problems are best solved from the ground up. Enthusiastic kids coming into rugby will help a lot!

Supporting Australian rugby starts at the grassroots, but what exactly is ‘grassroots’?

Agree with a lot of what you say Spiros especially about club rugby. The AB’s did win but it was great to see the Wallabies going back to the tried and true ways: backline running, crisp and adventurous passing and jarring defence with a game plan that all but succeeded. First signs of a resurgence–he says hopefully!.

Saturday's Aussie winner was Sydney club rugby, not the Wallabies

India is a very good team at home –interesting to see how they go when they travel. In the end there was not a lot between the teams —a match-winning Indian partnership in the third test and a couple of dropped catches by Renshaw over the last couple of days, were both important. Anyway well done to India –worthy winners.

As they say, you need to take away some positives –Smith world class even on tough wickets, Renshaw showed enough to suggest he will be a stayer, Maxwell maybe finally have arrived and showed good fighting spirit last night along with Wade. Add Hanscomb and Warner assuming he recovers from a poor tour and there’s the basis of a good batting lineup for the Ashes. I think Marsh may have done his dash—seems he’s a 50 or very low score guy —and more often the latter. A few spinners to chose from including Swepson and a decent pace line-up—Cummins along with Stark and Hazlewood will be great for the Ashes tour—especially if you add one or two of Pattinson, Bird and Sayers. I am not sure what Chad Sayers needs to do to play regularly for Australia–he is a genuine wicket-taker!

Good series and I enjoyed the Roar coverage.

India vs Australia: Cricket live scores, blog, 4th Test – Day 4

Kohli bowled O’Keefe reminded me of Vic Richards bowled by Murray Bennett at the SCG quite a few years ago. Not sure if O’keefe’s was an arm ball like Bennett bowled to Sir Viv or one that just skidded on , but very effective and one that he will remember for a long time.

Australia embarrass India technically and mentally

Did someone change the pitch between innings ?

Australia vs South Africa highlights: Cricket, scores, blog, 2nd Test - Day 1

I really do think Cricket Australia have done us any favours. One Shield game is just not enough preparation for a big Test ! Its not fair on players or supporters.

Australia vs South Africa: Cricket scores, blog, 1st Test – Day 4

I’ve always thought sledging, unless its very funny, is stupid and unnecessary. A lot of cricket sledging seems to be boorish and unimaginative. I asked a professional golfer about sledging and he said it does not exist in pro golf and if someone did it, all the other players would hear about it and turn on the sledger and tell him/her that sledging is just not on.

When it comes to sledging, we all have to set the example

The club will say that you need to be hard-nosed. I think hard-nosedness is over-rated. You end up chipping away at loyalty of players and fans.

There’s list management, and then there’s selling your soul

Watching only via the blog from the UK and seems like its all Sharks at the moment

2016 NRL Grand Final highlights: Cronulla Sharks claim premiership 14-12 over Melbourne Storm

Who’d have thought ? Smart play by Gallen

2016 NRL Grand Final highlights: Cronulla Sharks claim premiership 14-12 over Melbourne Storm

Thanks for a great post Suzy–very interesting and enlightening.

Smile coach Cheika, the Wallabies actually beat the Springboks!

Illustrates how hard it is for forwards to run in Rugby –Pocock 10 runs for 22 metres—one of the Cronulla props the other night made over 200 metres in the game.

If the AB’s was a business you would invest in them every day of the week. Great team yet still working hard on improving and no matter how great the player, he can be hooked if he starts to waiver. Quite a culture there.

Smile coach Cheika, the Wallabies actually beat the Springboks!

I really do not like the term choking. Its used against top sports people and often by mere mortals like me who have never achieved any level of greatness in sport and probably have no concept of the pressure of carrying the hopes of a nation and then being expected to execute perfectly, otherwise they get hit with the “choker” tag suggesting some sort of mental deficiency. Just to get to the level of the Olympics requires huge effort , determination and mental toughness and I do not think it is fair to cheapen their efforts with the put-down “choker”.

Olympics Day 6: If looks could kill, Cate Campbell would have several victims already

Good thought re PB’s –you cannot really expect more from an athlete than to swim or run a PB.

Olympics Day 6: If looks could kill, Cate Campbell would have several victims already

Bronte sisters wtf? Brain fade —-of course I meant the swimming Campbell sisters not the literary Bronte girls!

Olympics Day 6: If looks could kill, Cate Campbell would have several victims already

I dont really want to talk about choking. The Bronte sisters are both fabulous swimmers with world records between them and also terrific young Australians. I feel sad for them and just hope they can do well in the 50!

Olympics Day 6: If looks could kill, Cate Campbell would have several victims already

joke bunker–that deserved to be a try –Broncos were gone anyway but surely that was a try–his momentum was never stopped

Sydney Roosters vs Brisbane Broncos highlights: NRL scores, blog

I heard a story indirectly from a WT sponsor. Robbie Farah and Aaron Woods were beneficiaries of the sponsorship. One of the conditions was that they go and have an occasional barbeque with the sponsor’s good clients. That apparently was too much for Robbie who refused:”Mate, why would I want to go to a barbeque?”

My Tigers career might be over: Farah emotional after NSW Cup win

Farah yes –I have no claims on being an expert but have followed the Magpies since about 1961.

My Tigers career might be over: Farah emotional after NSW Cup win

Sounds to me like Taylor and Farrah both think they are right and will not back-down. There’s only one coach and he is going to win.

My Tigers career might be over: Farah emotional after NSW Cup win

Of course the TAB will love to use Trackside virtual dog racing. Think of the extra net margin involved. Their take out will probably be 20 % with NO sudsidies having to be paid to the greyhound industry.

Good point re Telstra and Holden —they all placing the true Aussie card except when it comes to employing Australian residents!

Have loved all the posts on this thread especially the one by A Drive–gold!

NSW bans greyhound racing: Who is hit hardest?

Wastage ie the killing of thousands of dogs. Is that a bigger concern than ripping apart of thousands of tied up possums and rabbits ?

It seems that 1 in 5 trainers were live baiting—even after Four Corners and other public scrutiny. The minority spoiled it for the majority.

Maybe there was politics behind the decision but it does seem a reasonable decision as it seems the industry cannot control the 20% —and I’ve always like greyhound racing

NSW bans greyhound racing: Who is hit hardest?