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Spiro Zavos

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About

Spiro Zavos, a founding writer on The Roar, was long time editorial writer on the Sydney Morning Herald, where he started a rugby column that has run for nearly 30 years. Spiro has written 12 books: fiction, biography, politics and histories of Australian, New Zealand, British and South African rugby. He is regarded as one of the foremost writers on rugby throughout the world. Find him on Google+.

Member Since:
 
December 2006
Based In:
 
Sydney
Favourite Sports:
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Can the Waratahs survive the quarter-final after a Brumbies thrashing?

Can the Waratahs survive the quarter-final after a Brumbies thrashing?

20 hours ago

Actors claim that a poor dress rehearsal is an omen for a brilliant opening night.

Brad Thorn’s selection policy has him on the right track for a Reds resurrection

Brad Thorn's selection policy has him on the right track for a Reds resurrection

9 Jul 2018

Last week, The Australian ran an article suggesting that the Reds coach Brad Thorn is facing opposition from Rugby Australia about his reluctance to allow Quade Cooper, Karmichael Hunt, James Slipper and Nick Frisby to play in the NRC.

The Waratahs and Wallabies need Israel Folau to fix his jumping technique, and soon

The Waratahs and Wallabies need Israel Folau to fix his jumping technique, and soon

2 Jul 2018

Last week, the Sydney Morning Herald published a letter that made a snide personal attack on Israel Folau by linking his off-field comments with his on-field play.

Wallabies heartbreak loss to Ireland shows need for a playmaker at No.10

Wallabies heartbreak loss to Ireland shows need for a playmaker at No.10

25 Jun 2018

The loss of the series to Ireland could be the defeat the Wallabies needed to have, provided the right lessons are learnt from it by Michael Cheika. The main lesson (and there are several others) is that the Wallabies need a world class playmaker at number 10.

Rugby Australia must end its sell-out of the Wallabies brand to Qantas

Rugby Australia must end its sell-out of the Wallabies brand to Qantas

20 Jun 2018

“Ireland, Ireland/ Together standing tall!/ Shoulder to shoulder/ We’ll answer Ireland’s call!”

Ireland needs to show more respect to the Wallabies and to Super Rugby

Ireland needs to show more respect to the Wallabies and to Super Rugby

11 Jun 2018

The scoreline of Wallabies 18, Ireland 9 might seem tight but the victory at Brisbane has massive implications for the national side in the series, this year’s campaigns and, ultimately, during the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament in Japan.