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It was Maddocks’ best game in at least two years after he stormed onto the scene a few years ago, only to be wrecked by poor coaching the constant chopping and changing of positions. He like many others (Banks in particular) must be relieved new and more sensible leadership is now in place.

Australia’s other forgotten man stands up at Suncorp

Agree. Both are excellent in slightly different ways. We really need the depth so hopefully they are pushing each other for the #10 jersey for years to come.

The Wrap: Be patient and Super Rugby AU will stand on its own five feet

I don’t want to hype the kid too much but it is an absolute pleasure to watch Noah Lolesio play. He seems to have so much time, isn’t easily rattled, shows good judgement. Dare I say, shades of Mark Ella. The future is bright with discoveries at this level like him.

The Wrap: Be patient and Super Rugby AU will stand on its own five feet

Great to see new young faces. Rebuild starts NOW! The blokes will be better for the experience. A bit over 3 years until the next World Cup!!! ????

Waratahs smashed by injury ahead of Super Rugby AU opener

Yep a concrete half pitch with that black stuff stuck on top. We possibly should have made it a foot longer because many a ball would hit the end and pop up , coming through around head height. Gave the batsman the fright of his life.

"We're gone, mate": Inter-generational ecstasy and agony as an Australian cricket fan

Nice article
Like many I suspect , I remember my old man bowling over after over after over to me as a kid in the backyard. After my parents split up, Dad built us a cricket net in his backyard. He poured the concrete and bought netting (Which he couldn’t afford ). The bowling run up had to go back into the laundry.
I also remember distinctly (must be 35-40 years ago) my grandfather teaching me how to bowl a wrong’un in his lounge room with a tennis ball. As he did so he was half looking over his shoulder for my grandmother who would have said has she seen it, “Neville please don’t bowl that there!” To which he would have said “yes lovey”.

"We're gone, mate": Inter-generational ecstasy and agony as an Australian cricket fan

Agree. Would just have to be uncontested scrums otherwise we would be seeing some spinal injuries.

A cross-code All Blacks vs Kangaroos match could happen this year

Fascinating concept. The leagies would smash the All blacks in open play but the scrums and line outs would be a disaster. In fact the scrums would be downright dangerous.

A cross-code All Blacks vs Kangaroos match could happen this year

He Sounds damn refreshing to me. Sensible. Measured. Thoughtful. Smart. A good start.

Dave Rennie lays it all out ahead of Wallabies start date

They sound like a good, grounded family. Good luck to him and the Knights.

Biggest signing since Joey? Knights extend Kalyn Ponga on massive deal

I’m just quite simply looking forward to some fresh thinking and approach. It is exciting to think about that actually.

The biggest challenge facing Dave Rennie

Pierro it may be an idea to check the criteria. The match would be played at the SCG or MCG. Warner averages 66 at home. Scores faster than Hayden. I didn’t notice that perceived IQ was part of the criteria either. I reckon he’d do better than trumpet too.

Australia's greatest ever Test XI

Nice article. Hard to argue with most. Perhaps Warner deserves serious consideration over Hayden who flayed the easier attacks.
No place for AB despite averaging over 50 against the very best – surely equiv to a 60 average today with big bats and shorter boundaries. Does the middle order lack a grafter and fighter like AB?

Australia's greatest ever Test XI

Yes more coverage is needed but I’d like to add in 5 words…. more “fair and unbiased and uncompromised” coverage

Australian rugby deserves more media coverage

A lot of work in this and some nice thoughts. Unfortunately you can’t put the responsibility of top line aust provincial rugby on the Tahs and Reds. I reckon have a Pacific Islands team then put in brumbies , rebels and force to make the Pacific 12. Swallow pride and take some of twiggy’s cash. Scrap the NRC. have a National club playoff at the end of the season.

Rennie’s early squad is a good first revolutionary step too.

Australian rugby: A blueprint for the future

Ok for 20/20 and one dayers. Fair.

Marnus in, Khawaja out as Cricket Australia announce player contracts

The men’s list looks pretty sensible really. Those that missed out appear to be based on sound reasoning. The next thing of course is how much each contract is worth given the mysterious “crisis” the game is in despite this virus hitting at a time when there is minimal cricket actually being played….

Marnus in, Khawaja out as Cricket Australia announce player contracts

You have to feel for her. The Board is ultimately responsible for the overall condition of the game and its strategic direction. Did she do what she was meant to do? Probably. Tough. I’m not seeing many solutions out there….

Australian rugby has its problems, but Raelene Castle was not one of them

Great interview. Angus is a very, very good ref and will only get better too.

The Wrap: Referee Angus Gardner blows the whistle on COVID-19

Quite simply only one person could take the limelight… and Todd wasn’t it.

Todd Greenberg steps down as NRL CEO

Todd appeared to be doing a pretty good job… and then a new Chairman arrived…. and, well, that was that….

Todd Greenberg steps down as NRL CEO

Cummins could eventually have a better record than McGrath but as it stands he doesn’t have the longevity or overall record of McGrath so the answer at this point in time is a no brainer.

Pick The Roar's greatest Ashes XI of all time: Glenn McGrath vs Pat Cummins

Yeah…. he was on about 80 at the time and we thought he was no chance. Not one of my better calls!

What events are on your sporting bucket list?

Ohh stop it!! Immediately.. 🙂

What events are on your sporting bucket list?

I was at the SCG the day Steve Waugh made that famous last ball century near the end of his career vs England… except we left with 3 overs to go, in order to beat the traffic.

Does that count ?

🙁

PS Umm… well, we did beat the traffic…

What events are on your sporting bucket list?