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But making it to the top level doesn’t necessarily mean you’d make a good selector. Imagine if Warne had the job.

Latest Aussie cricket selector announced

I have no idea why they abandoned that experiment.

Muddled in the middle: Australia’s biggest World Cup hurdle

Aside from Maxwell, who would you back to find the rope from ball one if coming in with less than two overs remaining? I’d say Warner, with Wade opening instead. Obviously, though, selectors didn’t bother to experiment over the last few years. Such an idea might fail, but it’s so disappointing that it wasn’t even tried out.

Muddled in the middle: Australia’s biggest World Cup hurdle

I guess that means he’s auditioning for a role with Rugby Australia.

Latest Aussie cricket selector announced

Dodemaide’s got an impressive resume, but how relevant is his experience to selecting a cricket team?

Latest Aussie cricket selector announced

Do you know if the Warriors typically pick up members mid-season? If not, that’s a troubling drop.

'One of the game's heartlands': Matty Johns' surprising pick for 18th NRL team

Step 1 of the plan achieved…

What to expect from cricket's first desert T20 World Cup

If I were Bangladesh, I’d try to finish second in the qualifiers to be in group A and have a better chance of making the semi finals.

What to expect from cricket's first desert T20 World Cup

With India desperate to play as many games as possible for TV revenue, I’m surprised they don’t include all the qualifier teams in the main draw.

What to expect from cricket's first desert T20 World Cup

I think they decided whether or not to hate one another based on if their jerseys matched that game or not.

Rugby league’s fraught history of expansion: A fashion perspective

Someone who probably earns more in a year than the rest of us earn in a lifetime.

On a side note, in that series, Paul Harragon wore the 8 jersey with Mark Carroll in the 10. Spud is meant to wear the 8 and Chief the 10. I don’t know why that bothers me, but it does.

Rugby league’s fraught history of expansion: A fashion perspective

That could put someone off their game, admittedly

'Let's keep it respectable': Jimmy Anderson unimpressed with 'war of words' leading into Ashes series

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Kinda looks like ‘touch wood’

The hardest job in cricket: meet the bowlers set to take the T20 World Cup by storm

Do it with the Friday 6pm game that no one can get off work in time for. If a town was only hosting one game a year, they could put on a half-day holiday.

Grow the Game Round: How the NRL can take top-grade footy to untapped areas

As if a jug of moonshine is going to remain full.

In some towns, the locals drink straight from the bottle. In others, they can’t go without ice…

Grow the Game Round: How the NRL can take top-grade footy to untapped areas

If north of Wyong is banjo country, then what does that make Wyong itself? Blowing into a jug country?

Grow the Game Round: How the NRL can take top-grade footy to untapped areas

There are simply too many races in too few weeks at the end of the season. Crews will be making potentially catastrophic mistakes out of fatigue.

Melbourne finds new place in 23-race F1 roster

North of Wyong starts to turn into Knights fandom.

Grow the Game Round: How the NRL can take top-grade footy to untapped areas

“…the PIF will go further and throw their hate into the realm…” Most accurate typo ever.

A new era for Newcastle United

I like the idea on having consistentcy, but what about the areas that miss out, like Dubbo, Coffs Harbour, Mt Isa, etc? They’d surely want more rotation of venues.

Grow the Game Round: How the NRL can take top-grade footy to untapped areas

Michael Gordon was the goalkicking winger. Kevin Gordon was the fast winger.

The club stalwarts: Canterbury and Gold Coast

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South Queensland Crushers best team ever

Obviously no one had beaten you to it.

South Queensland Crushers best team ever

But we are talking about the end of 1998, and, as you suggested, good luck trawling through web pages to verify anything from back then!

What's in a name like the Dolphins?

I remember with all the joint venture proposals at the time, the idea was one team would provide the location and the other would provide the mascot (such as Parramatta Tigers). The problem with the Dragons and Steelers was that ‘St George’ and ‘Dragons’ worked in tandem (like Newcastle Knights). There was a lot of talk about the St George Steel Dragons as a result, to include something about Illawarra. Their eventual name was a lot better. I imagine commentators mostly used Steel Dragon references because it was topical and because it was still shorter than St George Illawarra, and they wanted to acknowledge the new combination.

I remember a lot of joke proposals for Manly and Norths to be the Beagles.

What's in a name like the Dolphins?

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