Posts Tagged "New South Wales"

1908 is when the NSWRL kicked off its very first season. There were nine teams: Balmain, Cumberland, Glebe, Eastern Suburbs, Newtown, Western Suburbs, Cumberland, South Sydney and North Sydney.

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The strengths of the Central Coast bid have been enunciated clearly over the past year and last week the Bears were promised $3.5 million for offices and training facilities by Premier-in-waiting, Barry O’Farrell.

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So the NSWPL has been moved to a summer competition and will kick-off in September 2011. There’s much excitement amongst NSWPL fans as a summer competition is better for all the clubs.

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Queensland’s Origin victory last night sealed the fifth consecutive series win for the cane toads. But the game also involved numerous brawls between players. So is all this fighting good or bad for the game?

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Another Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, another Sydney politician popping up claiming the event would be better served north of the border. The race is being overshadowed for another year by the ongoing question marks over its future, fuelled by NSW Major Events Minister Ian Macdonald and his comments regarding Sydney’s goal to snare the […]

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Let’s face it. The A-League’s model of “One city, one team” doesn’t work in football.

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Victorian batsman Rob Quiney says he does not feel like he is ready for the step up to international cricket, despite his call-up to the Australian Twenty20 squad.

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Lucky Phil Hughes likes a challenge. The 20-year-old is set to be tossed into the cauldron of Test cricket against the world’s most lethal pace attack on the seamer-friendly decks of South Africa later this month.

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Captain Ricky Ponting has urged the Australian selectors to make up their minds now on Matthew Hayden’s Test replacement at the top of the order.

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Australian cricket’s on-field leaders Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke have scored the first tie in the Border Medal’s 10-year history.

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Canberra football fans, if you want an A-League team, get out and see the Socceroos in the Asian Cup qualifier against Kuwait. The decision to give the home fixture to the nations capital is a litmus test for the cities’ prospects for an A-League franchise.

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Two debutants are set to be named in the Australian team for Saturday’s final Test against South Africa on Saturday.

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Queensland Roar is in for an interesting season in 2009/10, and I’m not talking about on the pitch. From being the sole representative of the Sunshine State, the Roar must now face competition from two upstart franchises on their doorstep and face an identity crisis.

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Sydney FC coach John Kosmina expects a young Newcastle team to go full gun at his charges in Sunday’s A-League clash.

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It’s every spinner’s nightmare when a batsman comes after you and Nathan Hauritz never knew quite what to do. But he showed on Friday with his 2-63 in New Zealand’s 6-262 on day one of the second Test at Adelaide Oval that he has learned enough to be a factor at the top level.

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It’s the one area where New Zealand feels they have the edge on Australia as they await their first look at spinner Jason Krejza in the second Test in Adelaide.

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After suffering their worst series defeat in nearly two decades, the Australian cricketers return home to their fortress and prepare to host New Zealand.

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Oh dear, poor little rugby league really upset the apple cart by deciding to revive its own World Cup. Like most rugby league fans, I’m looking forward to the event. It makes it much easier to fill in the weekend when you know there’s more action on the field to balance the blow-by-blow account of […]

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Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby and Geoff Ogilvy are safe, Matt Jones is getting more nervous by the week while Jason Day is praying for a miracle.

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Years ago I wrote a column in The Sydney Morning Herald about the joys of GPS rugby which referred to the special jerseys the First XV players wore and the tunnels the boys formed for their team to run through for the big matches.

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