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Tony Harper

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Tony has been writing about sport since making a debut at the Queensland Times, Ipswich, in 1989 with a column entitled 'That's What I reckon Sport!' He has since worked as a reporter and editor with organisations including Fox Sports, Fairfax, 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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Sorry Geoff, your team has already been leaked to the media

'How much will Valetini be the focus?': The Roar experts' predicted Wallabies 23 for the first Test against England

Both highly unlikely

It's time for the Wallabies to front up against ancient foes, and this is how they should do it

This has been updated with another NZ coach testing positive and Joe Schmidt being brought into the camp to help coaching.

Rugby News: Razor 'open' to Wallabies job, Kiwis' Covid crisis gives RTS debut hope, Gregan hails Eddie's 'courage'

Thanks Bob, caught out by a research site I should know not to rely on. Fixed now.

'There's no way Mark Ella deserved it': Legend's classy reaction to becoming new symbol of Wallabies vs. England rivalry

I also have to make sure the other 99 percent of Roarers don’t feel patronised by you two mental giants.

ANALYSIS: Key match ups and strategy, plus who will win and why, for July's three massive rugby Test series

Had to look it up and even then it was a close run thing…

ANALYSIS: Key match ups and strategy, plus who will win and why, for July's three massive rugby Test series

I’m sure your praise is the only payment he requires.

ANALYSIS: Key match ups and strategy, plus who will win and why, for July's three massive rugby Test series

woohoo! Love a pun, and a Friday afternoon pun is best of all.

'There's no way Mark Ella deserved it': Legend's classy reaction to becoming new symbol of Wallabies vs. England rivalry

Utter nonsense. But you’re entitled to it.

England tour squad confirmed: Jones names eight new caps including Aussie-raised bolter as injuries hit hard

Really? Changed it but, seriously….

England tour squad confirmed: Jones names eight new caps including Aussie-raised bolter as injuries hit hard

Whatever we think of Fox Christy is a good reporter and he’s done very well with this one.

Rugby News: RA threatens to quit Super Rugby, Skelton 'hurt' by England tour snub, Ella feted as Cook Cup name axed

McLennan is quoted directly. It’s not an anonymous source.

Rugby News: RA threatens to quit Super Rugby, Skelton 'hurt' by England tour snub, Ella feted as Cook Cup name axed

Please note, this story has been updated on June 12 following Dave Rennie’s naming of the 35-man squad

Wallabies vs England squads confirmed: Australia's key selection calls and both teams' predicted first Test lineups

No unfortunately. Fox Sports doesn’t seem to take them live and Stan don’t either. I’ll have a complete run down on it up soon

WALLABIES SQUAD: Rennie names six new faces for England battle but leaves out big names in shock twist

I’ll be doing a separate Rennie press conference story soon, but the highlights.

Rodda out for up to 3 months.

Tupou racing time to make the first test with HJH as back up.

Kurtley Beale won’t be considered for Eng series.

Better for McReight to play in A team as he wouldn’t be required for the 23 unless Hooper is injured as Samu can cover.

Vunivalu picked because they want to keep developing him.

Len Ikitau WILL be right for the first Test.

Story up in approx 30 mins

WALLABIES SQUAD: Rennie names six new faces for England battle but leaves out big names in shock twist

It is supposed to be on Wednesday

WALLABIES SQUAD: Rennie names six new faces for England battle but leaves out big names in shock twist

Hi Faithful, Dave Rennie is just about to have a press conference and I’ll update his reasoning asap

WALLABIES SQUAD: Rennie names six new faces for England battle but leaves out big names in shock twist

See that wasn’t so hard was it? 😊

NRL NEWS: Wallabies coach's sly 'Lebanon' dig at league, Yeo cleared over concussion, Dolphins nab Titan

Love this. Would definitely read it

Rugby News: Newsome off to France alongside Simone, Wells quits Rebels, backrower's Pilecki Medal win

Hi DA, Jim Tucker is our Friday guy. He doesn’t like getting out of bed for the 6am starts though 😂 Should have something along a little later.

Rugby News: Newsome off to France alongside Simone, Wells quits Rebels, backrower's Pilecki Medal win

GOLD 😂

NRL NEWS: Wallabies coach's sly 'Lebanon' dig at league, Yeo cleared over concussion, Dolphins nab Titan

You spelled Michael Hooper wrong Jimbo

Rennie reveals OS trio for England, Taniela latest, how 'versatile' Tah changes backrow options, and A-team plan

He went into no further detail around selections.

Rennie reveals OS trio for England, Taniela latest, how 'versatile' Tah changes backrow options, and A-team plan

I agree. That adds to the drama and the chat for sure

'They were bloody good last time': Blues braced for new Brumbies battle, make three changes

So this story is now updated with Dan McKellar quotes and three of the four semifinal teams. The Blues, are the last to lock in. How there isn’t a set time to put in a team as there is in AFL and NRL I’ll never understand.

'They were bloody good last time': Blues braced for new Brumbies battle, make three changes

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