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Last updated: 5 July, 2016

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All Blacked-out! Inspiring stories of Bledisloe Cup glory and defeat

All Blacked-out! Inspiring stories of Bledisloe Cup glory and defeat

by , 18 Aug 2017

As the Wallabies and All Blacks prepare for their first encounter of 2017, let us look back at some of the great matches between these two rugby nations.

The murky origins of Australia’s football codes

The murky origins of Australia’s football codes

by , 10 Aug 2017

I’m heading south on a date with sports history.

EXCLUSIVE: Rod Macqueen AM reveals his ‘Einstein Blueprint’ to fix Australian rugby

EXCLUSIVE: Rod Macqueen AM reveals his ‘Einstein Blueprint’ to fix Australian rugby

by , 28 Jul 2017 Popular article!

Roar Exclusive: The Roar approached the Wallabies’ most successful coach, Rod Macqueen AM, for his thoughts on how rugby can run with the ball in Australia again. His answer is the ‘Einstein Project’.

From London Bridge to Edgbaston, there’s no separating sport and politics

From London Bridge to Edgbaston, there’s no separating sport and politics

by , 5 Jun 2017

The night before India plays Pakistan, people are dying in London on a Saturday night out. Up the railway line in Birmingham it’s getting late, past 11pm, and the news creeps in by the soporific glow of phone screens.

The 2017 Lions are up against history and a rugby nation united behind the All Blacks

The 2017 Lions are up against history and a rugby nation united behind the All Blacks

by , 2 Jun 2017

The 12th edition of the British and Irish Lions touring New Zealand in 2017 has most of the elements of an almost mission impossible attached.

Racism and sport: A mirror of our society

Racism and sport: A mirror of our society

by , 5 May 2017

Although I live and breathe Aussie Rules, I am an American citizen, and have lived my entire life in the western United States. It’s also relevant to this article to point out that I am beige in colour, and my ancestry is mostly from the British Isles, many centuries ago.

League man gambling? Knock me down with a king size Tontine

League man gambling? Knock me down with a king size Tontine

by , 18 Mar 2017

And so rugby league man Tim Simona has been de-registered for gambling in a game sponsored by gambling.

India Calling: What it’s like to broadcast cricket in a country with a billion fans

India Calling: What it’s like to broadcast cricket in a country with a billion fans

by , 28 Feb 2017

As a sports broadcaster, very few things can surpass commentating cricket in India.

A tribute to my mate Vicks

A tribute to my mate Vicks

by , 20 Feb 2017 Popular article!

I’d just arrived in Australia when I first met Dan Vickerman at a coffee shop in Canberra. It is no stretch to say that our meeting changed the course of my life.

A long time in sport: Reflecting on the best of the last three years

A long time in sport: Reflecting on the best of the last three years

by , 17 Feb 2017

Three years is a long time in sport. If you don’t believe me, think back to a time when Mitchell Johnson was cracking skulls and taking names on his way to 37 wickets in a five-match Test series to reclaim the Ashes in emphatic fashion for Australia.


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