Society Seems to be Intent on Excluding Israel Folau

Israel Folau seems to be in the running for World’s Most Unpopular Man at the moment. He has lost his job playing rugby, despite being one of the best footballers ever. Folau took to social media to appeal for money with which to battle Rugby Australia over his termination for saying what he thought, launching…

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Longmire Brushes Aside Suggestions of His Candidacy for Norths Coach

John Longmire, the former North Melbourne great is doing what everyone seems to be doing, which is to avoid the vacancy at the coaching position that the Kangaroos have on their hands. The Roos are looking for a full-time successor to the dearly departed Brad Scott, but Longmire either is playing coy or truly does…

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Foran Longs for Another Chance to Represent New Zealand Homeland

After missing the chance to play rep football for the All Blacks for over two years, Kieran Foran has indicated that he would like to participate for New Zealand for a Test with Tonga. Injuries have hampered Foran for some time, including the second half of last year. Foran now appears to be at full…

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Chinese Footy Fans Go Missing from Port versus St. Kilda Game

We were shaking our heads over the dismal turnout for the game between the Port Adelaide Power and the St. Kilda Saints played in Shanghai. It would seem easy to fill a 20,000-capacity stadium in a country with a population of over one billion, but the venue was half-full, or half empty, if you are…

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ODIs and T20 Cricket Are Not Going Away Anytime Soon

Regardless of where you stand with regard to short format cricket, ODIs and T20 are not going away anytime soon. In fact, it is more likely that the old-fashioned, multi-day affairs will follow the route of Thoroughbred staying races than any other route. Former Australian quick Glenn McGrath, who played during the glory years when…

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Folau Rejects RA Absolution Offer and Remains in Rugby Limbo

Rugby Australia extended an olive branch to Israel Folau, but Folau apparently values his beliefs to a degree that had him nixing the chance to return to Super Rugby and the Wallabies. As the all-time leading try scorer of the Super Rugby competition, it would seem that Rugby Australia needs Folau worse than he needs…

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Fixture Makers did Melbourne no Favours in 2019 AFL Competition

We were still in short pants the last time the Melbourne Demons won a premiership in 1964. The current season of the Toyota AFL Premiership competition does not appear to be the year for that drought to end. The Dees beat a favoured Hawthorn side in Round 8 of the 2019 season with a gritty…

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Australia World Cup Squad Offers Tough Choices for Selectors

Whenever a coach goes on a great length about the greatness of one of his players, it can bode ill for that player. Praise is generally delivered in the past tense and often accompanies the revelation that said great player has narrowly missed a benchmark. For Cricket Australia, those players are Peter Handscomb, who along…

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Day Scott Leishman Smith Top Aussie Hopes for 2019 Masters

If you think that Mask Of Time ($151) is a longshot in the Group 1 ATC Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick this weekend, what do you think of the $5001 chance golfer Ian Woosnam is carrying into The Masters as the first of men’s professional golf Majors goes off beginning Friday (AEST)? Rory McIllroy is…

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