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Do Australian cricket fans really understand Virat Kohli?

If anecdotal expressions of dislike towards Virat Kohli are an accurate reflection of broader Australia’s attitude towards him, the Indian captain is potentially the most hated person in the country right now. Perhaps even more so after his team completed a resilient and resolute victory at Adelaide Oval on Monday. For many, it was another […]

Rugby Australia is turning into Fort Freefall

There’s one burning question from the rugby faithful which I keep answering: “Who is Rugby AU chairman Cameron Clyne?” Clyne was a genuine and highly-respected heavyweight in the banking industry before he retired, but he’s a proven paperweight as a rugby administrator. The axing of the Western Force from Super Rugby and the ongoing farce […]

Reports: Corey Norman to sign with Dragons

Just when you thought the NRL player merry-go-round was coming to an end, it would appear there are more movements yet to be completed. Fox Sports are reporting Corey Norman will be the next player to move in what has been a dramatic NRL off-season, with his destination rumoured to be the St George Illawarra […]

Maxwell to chase Ashes spot by turning back on IPL

Australia duo Glenn Maxwell and Joe Burns have signed for Lancashire as overseas players for the 2019 County Championship season. Lancashire have signed Australians Joe Burns and Glenn Maxwell as overseas players for the 2019 season. Queensland opener Burns will be available for 10 of the team’s County Championship Division Two fixtures. All-rounder Maxwell can […]

Rassie Erasmus to stand down as Springboks coach after World Cup

The Springboks are set for a change of coach after the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, with Rassie Erasmus declaring he would step down from the role to focus more on his other roles within the sport. Erasmus, who signed a six-year contract to become the director of rugby in South Africa, became head […]

Glenn Maxwell set to captain Stars in BBL

Mercurial Australian ODI and T20 all-rounder Glenn Maxwell will take over as captain of the Melbourne Stars for the eighth edition of the BBL. The 30-year-old replaces fast bowler John Hastings, who held the role last season but had signed with the Sydney Sixers before a rare lung condition forced him into retirement. Maxwell, who […]

Two ‘Honest Johns’ rise above the pack for the Cricket Australia chair

As Cricket Australia lurches from one chaotic moment to another, two former Prime Ministers in John Howard (79), and Sir John Major (75) loom as saviours. Both have enjoyed a lifelong love affair with the grand old game. They’re known as cricket tragics – and both are readily recognised as proven leaders at the highest […]

Baz, it’s time to leave Manly – and no, you don’t deserve a cent

If you want evidence of the gulf between working in professional sports and the real world, the drama playing out at Manly would be exhibit A. After three unremarkable seasons as coach, Trent Barrett has been replaced at the helm by former Sea Eagles mentor Des Hasler. Except the reason Des is back at the […]

Australia should target South Africa with spin

Australia should play both Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar in the first ODI against South Africa today to exploit the Proteas’ weakness against spin. While SA don’t struggle against slow bowlers quite to the same extent as Australia, their batsmen clearly prefer pace on the ball, as would be expected given their upbringing on fast, […]

Justin Langer explains ‘Elite Honesty’

G’day Australians. It’s your national coach Justin Langer, here to demystify the concept of Elite Honesty in my trademark unhurried tone. Ever since a picture of this motto was posted on social media from inside Australia’s change room, there’s been a torrent of feedback. People have been accusing me of lazily combining two random and […]