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Fri 18 Oct 2019

I tip my hat to VAR

premium_icon I tip my hat to VAR

Mark Bosnich has a good word for the VAR system after the A-League’s opening round.

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Trade report card: Every club rated

premium_icon Trade report card: Every club rated

A flurry of activity on the last two days punctuated a drawn out trade period, with a number of clubs netting prized recruits and draft bonanzas.

Time for Australia to ignore 143 years of tradition

premium_icon Time for Australia to ignore 143 years of tradition

Australia could do worse than break with a long tradition and appoint a fast bowler as its Test captain.

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Power Rankings: RWC reaches sudden death

premium_icon Power Rankings: RWC reaches sudden death

With 12 teams heading home, rugby writer JIM TUCKER has updated his Power Rankings on just how each team is tracking towards the ultimate prize.

Sun 13 Oct 2019

Change the date: Why Derby delay is a must

premium_icon Change the date: Why Derby delay is a must

Saturday’s round one Melbourne derby was deemed a huge success with over 30,000 fans flooding Marvel Stadium. But this fixture would offer so much more in Round 2,...

Fri 11 Oct 2019

Rugby World Cup farce as chaos reigns

Rugby World Cup farce as chaos reigns

The game’s showpiece tournament is officially unfair and the eventual winner of the trophy may forever have to carry an asterisk.

Tue 8 Oct 2019

Kent: This was the NRL’s worst nightmare

premium_icon Kent: This was the NRL’s worst nightmare

The 2019 grand final will always have an asterisk attached, which isn’t fair to the Raiders, the Roosters or to rugby league, but it’s the way it has to be.

Mon 7 Oct 2019

Bozza’s bold predictions for A-League 2019/20

premium_icon Bozza’s bold predictions for A-League 2019/20

With the start of the new A-League season just days away, MARK BOSNICH gazes into his crystal ball to see who will emerge as heroes.

Colman: Shock choice for Churchill Medal winner

premium_icon Colman: Shock choice for Churchill Medal winner

Ben Cummins’ about-face was the major talking point of the NRL grand final but Ricky Stuart not blowing his top was even more remarkable, writes Mike Colman.

The imports ready to set A-League alight

premium_icon The imports ready to set A-League alight

John Kosmina lists the six imports he thinks can make a big difference to their teams this season.

Sun 6 Oct 2019

Blueprint: How to save the A-League

premium_icon Blueprint: How to save the A-League

The A-League has been in the doldrums but as the new season approaches there are plenty of opportunities to turn it around. Emma Kemp explains.

Thu 3 Oct 2019

Simple revamp can fix big Dally M problem

premium_icon Simple revamp can fix big Dally M problem

Not for the first time there was a startling omission when the Dally M team of the year was unveiled on rugby league’s night of nights.

Mon 30 Sep 2019

Why it is the grand final we didn’t want

premium_icon Why it is the grand final we didn’t want

A Raiders win on Sunday would remind NSW powerbrokers that they don’t have a God-given right to hold the biggest game of the year in Sydney, argues MIKE COLMAN

Sun 29 Sep 2019

Malthouse: How Dimma tied Giants hands

premium_icon Malthouse: How Dimma tied Giants hands

For one man, it was always going to end in elation and for the other, devastation and heartbreak.

Robinson: Tigers’ epic end to soap opera season

premium_icon Robinson: Tigers’ epic end to soap opera season

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of Richmond’s lives.

Slack: World Rugby needs head read over Hodge ruling

premium_icon Slack: World Rugby needs head read over Hodge ruling

Wallaby winger Reece Hodge was banned because of his inability to dematerialise, writes Andrew Slack.

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Johns: Storm can exploit underdog tag

premium_icon Johns: Storm can exploit underdog tag

It’s rare for the Storm not to be favourites and they can turn that to their advantage.

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Uncomfortable hypocrisy behind NRL’s Folau ban

premium_icon Uncomfortable hypocrisy behind NRL’s Folau ban

How can the NRL possibly allow Matt Lodge or players guilty of offences such as domestic violence to return to the game yet block the path for Israel Folau?

Lynch: Tigers investment about to pay off

premium_icon Lynch: Tigers investment about to pay off

Former Brisbane forward Alastair Lynch believes his namesake can replicate his efforts on the biggest stage.

Why Cronk crushes Smith in popularity stakes

premium_icon Why Cronk crushes Smith in popularity stakes

Like his former skipper at the Melbourne Storm, Cooper Cronk owns a record like no few others. So why is one so revered while the other is villainised?

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