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Great memories Brett – I’d forgotten how thoroughly plumb Gayle was that innings!

The Roar’s Cricket World Cup countdown: Chris Gayle’s rubbish-but-brilliant 200

Fair enough TB, as we were writing all these I did start to think we might have overrated the Windies. Still, they held England to a 2-2 series result earlier in the year, so they’re certainly capable of having a significant impact this tournament.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: South Africa

No doubt. An in-form Markram or Amla makes South Africa a far more dangerous side.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: South Africa

I think there’s going to be a real logjam between sixth and third, Paul. Could just be one or two results separating them. The injuries to key bowlers and a lack of batting depth is why we decided to go with SA at six, but you’re right, there’s every chance they could be right in the mix by the end of the tournament.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup preview series: South Africa

Afraid I’ll have to disappoint on that front Paul, although Lloyd’s performance in that game was outstanding, wasn’t it? If memory serves, he bowled his full 12 overs in addition to making that century.

The Roar's Cricket World Cup countdown: Adam Gilchrist's blistering final century

Yeah I thought it was a half too, but it looks like he’s using a full one in that video. Either way, can’t have been all that comfortable

The Roar's Cricket World Cup countdown: Adam Gilchrist's blistering final century

Hah. That’s one of the things which really sticks out – how easy Gilchrist made fitting the damn ball in his glove look. If someone can bat that well with a squash ball there, all power to them!

The Roar's Cricket World Cup countdown: Adam Gilchrist's blistering final century

An absolute farce, wasn’t it? I seem to remember them showing stump cam, which showed little more than shadowy blackness

The Roar's Cricket World Cup countdown: Adam Gilchrist's blistering final century

No worries, thanks Bobby!

Game of Codes, Episode 5: Check out the latest instalment of The Roar's new podcast

Surely they don’t quite have the pace for a spot in the backline. Perhaps a lumbering, unstoppable second rower instead?

Game of Codes, Episode 2: Listen to the second instalment of The Roar's new podcast

Glad you enjoyed it Bobby!

Game of Codes, Episode 2: Listen to the second instalment of The Roar's new podcast

Well, no.

Game of Codes, Episode 2: Listen to the second instalment of The Roar's new podcast

Yes we were having a few issues getting it out everywhere yesterday. We’ll be working to distribute it on as many platforms as possible in the coming days and weeks. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Introducing The Roar's brand new podcast - Game of Codes: Australia's biggest sporting debate

As they do in their weekly columns, our experts will be explaining their points of view in the podcast, and we’ll be having a solid debate if there are disagreements!

Glad to hear you’re looking forward to more Game of Codes.

Introducing The Roar's brand new podcast - Game of Codes: Australia's biggest sporting debate

Now now. We’ll get to Fyfe in good time

Introducing The Roar's brand new podcast - Game of Codes: Australia's biggest sporting debate

Glad to hear you’ll be tuning in steveng!

A new handset for Mr Gore is top of the to-do list

Introducing The Roar's brand new podcast - Game of Codes: Australia's biggest sporting debate

I’m trying to stop people from expressing an opinion which contributes to higher depression and suicide rates amongst a certain group of people in our society.

If that’s arrogant, so be it.

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

Are… are you genuinely arguing we have no control over whether we tell the truth or not?

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

So the answer is to just let views like Folau’s pass unchallenged without pointing out how harmful they can be? Would that be acceptable if he said the same thing about another group of people who had no choice over whether they were part of said demographic?

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

Well said Jez

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

I take your point, but disagree people should be free from the consequences because of what they say. Certainly, yes, there must be freedom from prosecution and government restriction.

But it doesn’t mean people can say what they want and then expect to not get called out on it – freedom of speech runs both ways.

It certainly doesn’t mean Folau would be exempt from the consequences which are reportedly laid out in his contract of posting this kind of thing.

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

Everything else on the list is a choice people make themselves. Being gay is not.

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

What particular views are you talking about, PeterK? Without knowing specifically what you’re referring to it’s hard to give an accurate answer, but broadly speaking I don’t believe we’re entitled to express discriminatory views.

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

Why should he be entitled to a discriminatory view?

Rugby union would be a more inclusive, kinder place without Israel Folau and his backwards views

Great stuff Matt, these longforms are always a highlight!

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