Rugby

Culture

Beauty's now better than a beast

Stephen Doig The notion of what is considered handsome and masculine has shifted dramatically.

All Men Are Liars

Football and fisticuffs

Send-off

Sam de Brito I was dead wrong on this subject and my past opinion was juvenile and irresponsible.

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All Men Are Liars

How about a massage, sweetheart?

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Sam de Brito Back pain affects up to 80 per cent of Aussies. Is there a cheap, simple way to cure it?

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All Men Are Liars

Living in a loser's paradise

Rabbitohs

Sam de Brito The exquisite agony of selling your heart to a proud club that just can't win the big one.

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Death knock

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Sam de Brito Everybody, it seems, knows how to do a journalist's job better than they do; with more integrity, greater insight, fuller imagination and better "splleing".

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Knowing your place

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Sam de Brito Does anybody else get a chuckle out the constant teeth-gnashing by the rugby union fraternity, as they kid themselves there's actually something wrong with the world order of that sport when...

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Sticks and stones

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Sam de Brito Seriously ... we're letting a rugby league football player lead the discussion about online freedom of speech in this country?

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Glass mouses

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Sam de Brito No doubt many people are shaking their heads after the revelation rugby league player and "online bullying crusader" Robbie Farah is guilty of the behaviour he's so outraged by, however, it shouldn't...

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The "no d#@*heads" policy

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Sam de Brito Now the cheering and jeering has stopped, the crowds returned home, the muddied boots chucked back in the cupboard and the football season (at least in the two codes that matter) put to bed ...

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Culture

Fancy a game of polo?

SHD NEWS. Polo International Test Match between Australia and South Africa at Richmond on Saturday 31st march 2012. Photo Adam Hollingworth


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Steve Colquhoun The quintessential country game hits town with glamour to rival the Spring Racing Carnival.

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Culture

Self-help or self-harm?

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Gary Nunn Road-testing two of Australia's most popular yet controversial self-development programs.

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Life after fame

Success the second time around

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Jane Southward There is life after celebrity and Robert de Castella and Helen Reddy have proved it.

Culture

Why did I do tatt?

Tattoo

Megan Reynolds You might love your ink but if you're in a white-collar role, chances are your boss doesn't.

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All Men Are Liars

Lion-hearted hypocrites

Parochailism

Sam de Brito When does expat parochialism become obnoxiousness? This Saturday night, probably.

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All Men Are Liars

Gen Y takes centre stage

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Sam de Brito The new theory: our young sportspeople suck because we cruised through the GFC.

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Humour bypass

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Sam de Brito Constructive criticism is a very good thing because when delivered correctly, it makes you rethink your beliefs and opinions and sometimes even your values. It's the engine of change ...

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The biff

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Sam de Brito It will be interesting to see what the NRL review committee has to say tonight about last Friday's all-in brawl between the rugby league teams Manly and Melbourne ...

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Keep it to yourself

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Sam de Brito I can't be the only person who feels a little ... icky about former rugby league star Andrew Ettingshausen's public self-flagellation over his affair with an ex-teammate's wife ...

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PC

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Sam de Brito When I was in my early 20s and I'd had a massive night out, I'd jokingly tell people I'd been as "drunk as ten abos" and more often than not get a horrified laugh ...

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Mr Nice Guy

Matt Damon, golden boy

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Helen Barlow Helen Barlow reveals the joking family man who is the real Matt Damon.