Folau Ties Try Record with Time to Spare

Israel Folau drew level with Doug Howlett for the all-time try scoring record, and has done so with eight fewer games played. Folau scored his 59th five-pointer. More importantly, to Folau, the Waratahs and their fans and those who maintain a vigilance when it comes to Super Rugby, the accomplishment came in a 20 –…

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If You Build It They Will Come on Parramatta Pilgrimage

The new and soon to be completed Western Sydney Stadium has its regular tenants lined up and there will be no shortage of one-offs, by which we emphatically do not mean Adele concerts, although it might be a nice place to take in a Courtney Barnett show. In this instance, however, we are discussing the…

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Moving From Forward to Defender Boosts Adelaide and Milera

Those in the know in the environs of the training grounds of the Adelaide Crows are excited about the good camp that defender Wayne Milera has been having. Teammate Josh Jenkins is of the opinion that Milera could be the best small defender in the 2019 Toyota AFL Premiership competition. Milera has played predominantly forward…

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Aussie Players Shine at NBA All-Star Weekend

Having survived our youths by avoiding anything strenuous of dangerous, including contact sports, by simply saying, “Our Mums won’t let us,” we can relate to the code hopping of young Tamuri Wigness. He learned his basketball moves, according to him, “I think rugby league. I used to play rugby league; touch football. Touch football is…

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Ricciardo Approaching 2019 F1 Season with Fingers Crossed

With the 2019 Formula One season on the horizon, we have learned that Daniel Ricciardo, who will be driving for Renault, or as he might have put it, any other than Red bull, was not pleased that Mercedes and Ferrari overlooked him. Near the end of last season, it appeared that Ferrari would have a…

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AFLW Launches 2019 Season with Cracking Competition

The AFLW started its 2019 season over the weekend past and from all appearances, seems to remain on an upward trajectory. That is the conclusion easily drawn from the sight of 18,000 fans who turned out to see Geelong play its first game against Collingwood at GMHBA Stadium. Scoring is perhaps a bit lower than…

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Perth and Western Australia Making Cross Code Noise

The city of Perth seems to own football at the moment. The West Coast Eagles are holders of the AFL premiership flag and the local soccer team seems to be basking in glory. Weak word play, but the Perth Glory currently holds a four-point lead over Melbourne Victory and five points on Sydney FC after…

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Australian Open Down to Quarterfinals Kyrgios Does Not Care

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are through to the quarterfinals. Djokovic will face Ken Nishikori. For non-tennis fans, Nishikori is that polite Japanese bloke who plays quite well, but knows his place and bows out when he has to face the top men. Nishikori and Djokovic have played 17 times, with the Djoker holding a…

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Murray Comes Close Tomic Blames Hewitt for Early AO Exit

Andy Murray and Bernard Tomic share the commonality of being dismissed in the first round of the Australian Open. It is common to both also that no one expected much from either man. Murray has a surgically repaired hip that is not cooperating with regard to life in general, let along with regard to playing…

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Australian Test XI Play India with Tails Tucked

India won a Test series on Australian soil for the first time, but it seemed a question of time only, as in, when is the next time India tour down under, as the Australian Text XI will be found curled into a fetal position until they have to take the oval again. Steve Smith, David…

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