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Castle Adds Her Voice to the Departure of Cheika

Sorry to be wags, but we saw side-by-side photos of outgoing, make that gone, Wallabies coach Michael Cheika and RA boss Raelene Castle and could not help thinking that it looked as though Cheika had donned a wig and some makeup and was Castle in disguise. It was sort of…Read More

Football Damage to Cricket Pitches Fixed Simply

It might be time to begin referring to the Sydney Cricket Ground as Eagle Farm, although it does not seem that the turf situation at the oval is nearly as severe. Playing football on it just a little while back made the SCG unacceptable for cricket. The Roosters were training…Read More

Two Italians Sent Packing from World Cup for Roughing Springbok

England, South Africa, Australia. Those are the three countries with an outside chance of beating New Zealand at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. So, when it was announced that Italy would be without the services of prop Andrea Lovotti and bench player Nicola Quaglio for Italy’s final Pool B game…Read More

Wallabies Too Little Too Late Results in 29 – 25 Loss to Wales

Japan exudes an aura of prosperity, but it is a façade only, as they nearly had their electric service shut off during the 2019 Rugby World Cup match in Tokyo between Australia and Wales. It was only a partial blackout and match referee Romain Poite rightly concluded that there was…Read More

Fyfe Wins Second Brownlow Medal on Heels of Career Year

Nat Fyfe has won the 2019 Brownlow Medal. Does that make up for playing for Fremantle? If memory serves, Fyfe took a six-year-deal with the Dockers in mid-2017, so even if his man-bun is so 2014, it would seem there is no risk of him running out in a Gold…Read More

Brisbane Clubs Decisively Banished from AFL and NRL Finals

If we were from Brisbane, we would be considering relocation at this point. The Lions went out of the AFL finals in straight sets, losing two on their home ground to clubs ranked below them. While it is true that the Lions should take pride (heh, heh) in what they…Read More

Unbeaten Boomers Making Noise in FIBA Basketball Tournament

Australia have won again, beating France 100 – 98 and remaining unbeaten in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Basketball tournament. The quarterfinal is next and the narrow win over France enables the Boomers to avoid a game with the United States for the moment, even though the Boomers won an…Read More

O’Brien Tagged with Task of Kindling Knights in 2020

There are times when we wonder if it is the games themselves or the behind-the-scenes drama that attracts us to the NRL, but it is truly a moot question, since the answer switches according to our whims and in the final measure, the answer is irrelevant. Earlier, fairly recently, we…Read More

England Level Ashes with One Wicket Win

Steve Bruce, the new boss of the Newcastle United, does not care for criticism. On the one hand, he may consider himself fortunate that his is running an English Premier League club, rather than the Newcastle football club of the NRL. He would find no shortage of criticism if that…Read More

Steve Smith Expresses Hope of Being Available for Third Test

England may have solved their Steve Smith problem, for the moment at least. Simply have Jofra Archer ding Smith with the bowl and induce some concussion symptoms. To be clear, we are not suggesting that Archer was instructed to target Smith, or that Archer came up with the idea on…Read More