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Tony is honoured to be next man in as The Roar editor, having made his debut at the Queensland Times, Ipswich, in 1989 with a column entitled 'That's What I reckon Sport!' Has since worked as a reporter and editor with organisations including Fox Sports, Fairfax, News Corp, AAP, The AP and ACP magazines, covering four Olympics, three FIFA World Cups and WC's in cricket and rugby. Favourite team: Arsenal. Favourite question: 'Did you even watch the game?'

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Thanks for spotting that mistake and it’s now fixed. Going to mark that down as an editor error, rather than Jamie’s. Cheers Tony

'The younger guys were overawed': Manly's pack must aim up against Roosters' 'X-factor of skill and strength'

I can’t run it down 100 percent but my reading of it is that DR has the option of using 2 in a game. Duncan isn’t in the game day squad this week (and unsure if still with the extended squad) so that means only one GL player (Kerevi) is involved. If McMahon and Kerevi play next week and Duncan P doesn’t, that’s 2. I’m not sure if DR could have (for eg) 6 GL players in his extended squad and able to chop and change them to include 2 different ones in each match day squad – but one of the other peeps on this board might have more clarity. It would make some sense to me though

'I'm gobsmacked': Everything Rennie said on Hoops critics, JOC's key change and 'destructive' McMahon

Because of COVID there was a temporary easing of the 60-Test qualification with Rennie now able to pick two players who don’t meet that criteria – Kerevi and McMahon are those two.

'I'm gobsmacked': Everything Rennie said on Hoops critics, JOC's key change and 'destructive' McMahon

The team has been confirmed. Our story here

'He gets bloody angry': Nic White wins Wallabies start after fiery impact in Boks triumph

Correct, very much saying his team shouldn’t have conceded them, not that they weren’t legitimate

South Africa make three changes for second Wallabies showdown

Can’t guarantee that. All it takes is a few quotes from South African rugby writer Voldemort and the place goes nuts.

Citizen Quade: 'To not know if I could come home was a daunting feeling,' says 'grateful' star

‘Thank you for flying with The Roar today. We understand there are other websites available and appreciate you choosing us at this time. We hope you enjoy the flight and do let us know if there is anything we can do to make your journey more comfortable.’

Citizen Quade: 'To not know if I could come home was a daunting feeling,' says 'grateful' star

Yeah you would have got the 7.30pm edition up there.

'A grovelling apology from me': World reaction to Quade brilliance and 'one dimensional' Boks

The SMH will have had two editions, depending on where you live or bought the paper you might have had a first edition paper which has to be sent to print at 7.30pm. They would have waited for the match to get it in as many of the print run as they could.

'A grovelling apology from me': World reaction to Quade brilliance and 'one dimensional' Boks

Gotcha! 😊

'A grovelling apology from me': World reaction to Quade brilliance and 'one dimensional' Boks

Whoa, trigger warning 😂

'A grovelling apology from me': World reaction to Quade brilliance and 'one dimensional' Boks

Could all come crashing down when the Eels put 60 on the Knights

JAMIE SOWARD: Will the Panthers suffer another ambush against Souths?

They are not self-proclaimed. No one gets to choose their own title.

JAMIE SOWARD: Will the Panthers suffer another ambush against Souths?

Picked Souths upset, retains ‘expert’ status.

JAMIE SOWARD: Will the Panthers suffer another ambush against Souths?

Definition of ‘legend’: ‘Anyone who will return my phone calls’. Enjoy the game Waxhead, I hope Quade tears it up because when it comes to public interest (based on the insane amount of traffic stories about him generate at least) there’s no biger name in Australian rugby right now.

'There's no panic': Every word Rennie said about Quade's secret audition, Hoops milestone, Banks decision

Ok Waxhead, who is a bigger name in rugby in Australia? Don’t give me retirees.

Google ‘Will Genia legend’. Not the first and won’t be the last to call him that. Anyway both are opinions rather than facts, so no apology for either.

As for comparing me to three legendary rugby writers? Yes that’s unfair comparison as I’m not in their league and after all these of trying should probably except I will never be.

'There's no panic': Every word Rennie said about Quade's secret audition, Hoops milestone, Banks decision

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

Yes please!

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

Swain has a foot injury, should be back in a week.

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

Also, while I’m in advertising mode, Will Genia has written a superb piece for tomorrow morning on Michael Hooper equalling the George Gregan record – it will be up first thing to consume with your pancakes.

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

If it’s your thing, and I know it isn’t for some of you guys, then check back in an hour or so at The Roar for ‘Every word Dave Rennie said about Quade, JOC, Noah and etc etc’. And this story will be updated as well with the key parts from the Quade press conference as well.

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

That’s a wrap from Quade’s press conference.

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

And finally, he hopes the selection aids his ctizenship bid: ‘If it comes it comes but I’m grateful to be living in this wonderful country.’

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

Quade: ‘I never said I’m a better player than I was. That’s something for people to have their own opinions on. I’ve put a lot of work into being a better man each day. Football aside that has been a great journey. It’s had challenges. I’ve lost things in my life. I’ve had people removed from my life. Being a better man has been the main focus.”

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

Quade wouldn’t bite when asked if he regretted comments about Michael Chieka: ‘Everybody can look back and there will be things you want to do differently. We don’t have that opportunity, just to live the next moment. It’s always a work in progress, this is another chance.’

CONFIRMED: Quade Cooper returns for Wallabies at No.10, Rodda starts, two debutants

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