The four we always suspected are through, but who makes the NRC final?

Before the National Rugby Championship kicked off for 2018, and as the squads started trickling through in the weeks before the season began, it looked on paper at least that there were four pretty obvious standout sides. Those four – Fiji, Queensland Country, the Western Force, and Canberra – are now through to the semi-finals […]

Hasler confirms interest in Manly return

Des Hasler has confirmed a possible reunion with Manly Warringah, the NRL club he coached to two premierships. The 57-year-old sat down for a meeting with the embattled Sea Eagles as they search for a new coach after Trent Barrett tendered his resignation amid a feud over training facilities. Hasler told Nine News he still […]

The Wallabies forwards need to be accountable and go back to the future for Bledisloe 3

With the third and final Bledisloe Cup encounter for 2018 drawing ever closer, in partnership with Sage, premium partner of the Invictus Games, we look at how a greater sense of accountability in the forwards can help Australia match it with the All Blacks. I can remember the first time I watched the Wallabies live, […]

Pakistan vs Australia: Second Test preview and prediction

After Australia grimly held on for a draw in Dubai, it has set up a winner-takes-all battle in Abu Dhabi for the second Test of their series in the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan. This being a two-Test series put extra significance on what Australia’s batsmen were able to do during Day 5 of the […]

North American fans on Cloud 9 yet again

It’s typical really, isn’t it? You write one slightly gloating article about the struggles of your rival region and they go and qualify ahead of your second seed just to get back at you. Still, it could be worse: I could be a Gen G fan. Seriously, though, what a day Sunday was. It had […]

Expect fireworks between Hohns and Langer around the selection table

Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns and Australian cricket coach Justin Langer are two very strong-willed men. With Hohns’ track record over 15 years of ending careers well-documented, and Langer’s track record of strongly supporting anything Western Australian, there’s bound to be conflict over selections. And it may well need the calming influence of Greg Chappell, […]

Why the W Series deserves a chance

Nothing gets people fired up quite like a discussion about gender in sport, so it was to the surprise of no-one that last week’s announcement of an all-female racing series was met with deeply polarised opinion. Calling itself ‘W Series’, this new international racing category intends to launch in 2019 with a six-round season affixed […]

Socceroos pump Kuwait to give Arnold dream start as coach

Graham Arnold got the statement win he wanted in his first match back in charge of the Socceroos as they brushed aside Kuwait 4-0. An own goal by defender Khalid Mohamed Ibrahim gave the visitors the perfect start after 12 minutes with Apostolos Giannou, Tom Rogic and debutant Awer Mabil all finding the net in […]

NBL Week 1: The weekend takes

After a hyped off-season, the NBL is back with a vengeance. Here’s my take on Week 1. Casper Ware – Rim Protector The NBL was hoping to start with a bang and their Friday night special delivered a game for the ages. For just the second time in NBL history, Melbourne and Illawarra took their […]

Living Eczema-Free: Creams and Lotions for Severely Sensitive Skin

This condition of inflammation of the skin due to contact of a foreign substance is known as contact dermatitis. People with food allergies can find it to be very frustrating trying to figure out what is causing the eczema. People with eczema may be more prone to contact dermatitis, so knowing what to use is […]