Month: June 2018

Folau Suspension Draws Reactions from Interested Parties

Non-contact rugby. It is the wave of the future, apparently, and Israel Folau appears to be on the vanguard of the movement, as he received a one-match ban from World Rugby over a mid-air collision with Ireland Captain Peter O’Mahony. No doubt about O’Mahony’s country of origin and questions of…Read More

AFL Round 15 Serves Up One Diamond and Several Gems

Round 15 of the Toyota AFL Premiership competition can definitely not be accused of saving the best for last. The league will get to the best straight away when the Richmond Tigers and the Sydney Swans play of the first match of the round on Thursday night at Etihad Stadium….Read More

Federer Beaten by Coric in Halle Open Wimbledon Tune-up

Is it an indictment on the state of the game of tennis when a player who has won half his matches in a five-year career can achieve the world ranking of 21? Perhaps, but Croatian player Borna Coric can claim that ranking, although it is likely that he places far…Read More

Lockyer Nominated but no Lock to Join Rugby League Immortals

The greatest honour in rugby league, inclusion amongst the Immortals, is within the grasp of Darren Lockyer, as he is one of 10 champions in the running to be chose as the ninth Immortal. He is on a list with some impressive names. Mal Meninga, Norm Provan and Ken Irvine…Read More

Scrutiny Falls on Maloney for Origin II at ANZ Stadium on Sunday

The State of Origin microscope is peering intently at James Maloney. Both Cooper Cronk and NSW Coach Brad Fittler have pointed out that Maloney’s shortcomings provide the Maroons with an opportunity to even the series when it moves to Sydney. Cronk’s analysis of the first match points out that Queensland’s…Read More

Khawaja and Renshaw Make Cases for Australia A Squad

Many a capable batsman has struggled with the swinger and none other than Usman Khawaja is slated to spend some time in India for the opportunity to work on his primary weakness. Khawaja recently turned in a ton in his first county cricket appearance for Glamorgan. That experience might well…Read More

Nick Kyrgios Could go a Long Way at Wimbledon 2018

Imagine if the AFL, right in the middle of the season, decided playing on turf was not so good an idea after all and switched to play footy on clay and you have some idea of the challenge tennis players face as they prepare to make the reverse change and…Read More

Top Clubs Get Needed Breather Ahead of Run Home

Premiership hangovers are not symptomatic in Richmond, as the Tigers have shown every indication that they do not intend to take the sort of plunge the Western Bulldogs experienced after surprising the league in 2016. Richmond has lost just two games in the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition. The first…Read More