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I simply love sport. I spent 15 years umpiring cricket. In my younger days I played tennis, cricket and rugby. Yep I agree, most quite badly! I am very fond of horse racing and have previously been in a syndicate that owned dogs and horses. I know the highs and lows of owning these animals! I have a batting average of 2 but a bowling average of less than 18. I made the transition from pacey winger (100m in under 15secs) to flanker. Oh well! I have lived and worked in quite a few countries thanks to my work commitments but love Australia!

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You getting all poetic on us now Rowdy??

Depth issues mean few changes for South Africa tour

Happy new year Brett. Boy I have really enjoyed the pubs tests that you started me on. In fact I am testing one now!

How do the Super Rugby AU squads stack up?

Jees Jez…what a great article. Lots of home work obviously. Thanks mate. Its going to be fascinating to see how things unfold. May the Force be with you!

How do the Super Rugby AU squads stack up?

My team usually take the pi$$ out of each other. There is no time to worry about the opposition!

When are the umpires going to take control of the game?

Ian…I am in two minds here. First..
thanks for the article. Now…DRS. I actually think this has eroded the confidence of umpires. Especially when in normal circumstances we have two umpires from other countries. The hardest thing to adjust to is bounce. So they give a batsman out say LBW. Then the review shows the ball is going over the stumps. So now they adjust their thinking and naturally they don’t feel to good about it. Sledges well…its a personal thing. Some of it is ok but sometimes its gets out of hand. Time wasting. Yes i certainly agree!

When are the umpires going to take control of the game?

Deep…but no so meaningful!

Depth issues mean few changes for South Africa tour

yep. too many have been sucked in by T²⁰!

Pujara's version of a Don Bradman stat won India the series

or as Robert Cray once sung…Baby you should keep your bedroom shades pulled down. I can see right in, have seen you in that black night gown.

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

close the curtains.

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Remember the opening part to the Holy Grail? Those that were responsible for sacking the sackers have been sacked. That was right before Brian the Wonder Llama of course!!

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

Well as usual Sheek…I agree with some of what you say…and some not. But hey..

that’s The Roar!

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

NEVER!

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

excellent reply Piru!

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

I suspect….skulduggery ? really?

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

well that’s unlikely.

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

That’s bloody cruel Rob.

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

Thanks Nicholas. Let’s hope the Force get their own bajada happening. Might be re named the bungarra though! A bungarra is a very large lizard in central western Australia, known for its speed and strength. But funnily enough love bananas! There’s no sweet food in its diet and they go crazy!

Is the bajada the way forward for the modern scrum?

Dan…you very nearly lost me with potassium..
but you got me back. Sure many of us were all hoping for Pants down on the second innings but a belt was secured and up he stayed.

The Liebke Ratings: Australia vs India, fourth Test

The sky isn’t falling down. The sun will rise tomorrow. Sure India played extremely well. But…one or two little things go differently and we are discussing another home victory by Australia.

Tim Paine's time as captain is done as Australia crumble to humiliation against India

I didn’t know that bunnings had a shop in Cape town!

Three Australian cricketers who deserved a knighthood

The beauty of The Roar Brian is that I am entitled to your opinion.

Brisbane decider is biggest Test in Australia for 17 years

thanks for the rant mate!

Brisbane decider is biggest Test in Australia for 17 years

Love the bet up reference. Hansie Cronje would be proud of you!

Brisbane decider is biggest Test in Australia for 17 years

I think it’s a part of the traditional way that Australian teams have always played. We aren’t kiwis, poms, saffas, or any body else. Maybe it’s a reflection of our personality as a nation? I think it’s silly for us to pretend to be who we aren’t. I assume Brian that you haven’t played competitive cricket?

Brisbane decider is biggest Test in Australia for 17 years

gees…they could be called no ball from BOTH ends then!

Brisbane decider is biggest Test in Australia for 17 years