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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
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Has the Waratahs’ win lifted Australia’s Super Rugby blues?

Has the Waratahs' win lifted Australia's Super Rugby blues?

5 days ago

Memo to Paul Cully: Australia’s problems with the Super Rugby concept are related to poor results by the four franchises, not the tournament itself.

Michael Cheika’s 2018 Wallabies need another captain – and some new talent

Michael Cheika's 2018 Wallabies need another captain - and some new talent

14 May 2018

The Tests against Ireland in June mark the beginning of the countdown for the Wallabies and their assault on the Everest of winning the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament in Japan.

Warning to Rugby Australia: The Waratahs and Wallabies will be mediocre without Israel Folau

Warning to Rugby Australia: The Waratahs and Wallabies will be mediocre without Israel Folau

7 May 2018

Case 1: A star rugby player expresses the traditional Christian view on hell and gay people, admittedly in a blunt and uncompromising manner.

The great AIF victories in World War I were won on the tough playing fields of Australia

The great AIF victories in World War I were won on the tough playing fields of Australia

25 Apr 2018

As the match between the touring New Zealand rugby team and New South Wales at the Sydney Sports Ground was nearing its end on August 5, 1914, an attendant at the scoreboard posted the frightening message under the scoreline ‘War Declared’.

Oh no, Waratahs 0! What has happened with skills coaching in Australian rugby?

Oh no, Waratahs 0! What has happened with skills coaching in Australian rugby?

23 Apr 2018

The kindest thing that can be said about the Waratahs’ 29-0 loss to the Lions, at their Sydney Allianz Stadium “fortress” (sigh!), is that they were so inept at the basic skills of attacking rugby they were lucky to get zero points.

Ian Chappell’s ‘side of the story’ against sledging allegations from Glenn Turner

Ian Chappell's 'side of the story' against sledging allegations from Glenn Turner

18 Apr 2018

History, it is said, is written by the victors.