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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Trade period and draft analysis: Gold Coast

‘The more things change, the more they stay the same’. It’s a phrase that aptly describes the ‘drafting good players/losing good players’ scenario facing the Gold Coast Suns, for whom the 2018 draft shapes as a crucial foundation for the club’s long-term future. Since the club’s formation in 2010, it has had 15 first-round draft […]

The players in contention for Socceroos selection in the Asian Cup

The A-League is back and many Australian football players are looking to prove their worth in the league. Many are wanting to show that they stand out and could provide x-factor to the Australian national side come January. There are many Aussies overseas in Europe and Asia proving that they can be an important piece […]

The first day of the Gfinity Elite Series gave us way more questions than answers

It was just four short months ago we crowned Melbourne Order as the inaugural Elite Series CS:GO champions – but a hell of a lot has changed in that time. It might seem like a lot to keep up with but, honestly, if you’re worried you’ve missed the boat on this competition, don’t worry. The […]

A mug punter’s guide to the Melbourne Cup

If you want to base your selection on the cold hard statistics of previous Melbourne Cup winners, here’s a guide. The age of your horse Four and five-year-old horses have won the Melbourne Cup more than any other age (44 times each). There are five four-year-old horses in the 2018 race and seven five-year-olds. Handicap […]

Would Mark Taylor have made a good CA chairman?

Malcolm Speed, former CEO of Cricket Australia, has suggested Mark Taylor take over as chairman from David Peever. Taylor ruled himself out of any such position but it made me wonder – what sort of Cricket Australia chairman would he have made? Like most cricket fans, I loved Taylor as a player and a captain. […]