Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons is an Australian journalist and author, based in Sydney. He is also a former Wallabies player.

Rugby

Ted Larkin was an extraordinary man who should be honoured

Peter FitzSimons dinkus

Peter FitzSimons I have come across the story of a man that two sporting communities should honour, and several other communities besides.

Rugby

Transition to silky rugby union back a bridge too far for slammin' Sam Burgess

Peter FitzSimons I get it, Sam Burgess. Of course you want to go to rugby union. Of course, it’s just like Russell says: you want go because the brutes won’t let you play State of Origin, and it has NOTHING to do...

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Rugby

FitzSimons: All Blacks dish out Cruden unusual punishment

Peter FitzSimons In sporting parlance, ''the one that got away,'' is not just a fishing concept, but also the event in your sporting life most likely to haunt you ever after.

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Rugby

Drinking before a Test match is dumb rugby

Adam Ashley-Cooper.

Peter FitzSimons I understand Wallabies heading out on a Saturday night after the match and going hell for leather. That is called the troisieme mi-temps, the third half, and is in the traditions of the game.

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Rugby

Fresh pack ready for political football

Fitz

Peter FitzSimons Are you ready for this, Australia? If the polls are to be believed - and let's hope not, but I digress - rugby props are about to take over the running of Australia.

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Bledisloe Cup

Over the hill: could this be the All Blacks' Achilles heel?

Fitz

Peter FitzSimons It's on again! Tonight, the revamped Wallabies take on the All Blacks for the opening match of the Bledisloe Cup.

Rugby

Sideline concussion test a disgrace

George Smith

Peter FitzSimons Four minutes and 39 seconds into the third Test against the Lions on Saturday, 32-year-old Wallabies breakaway George Smith, playing his first Test in four years, had a fearful head clash with the...

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Rugby Union

The writing was on the walls for Deans

Robbie Deans

Peter FitzSimons In the end, it had to come, and Robbie Deans knew it. After six seasons in charge of the Wallabies, and the side always promising so much under his leadership without ever quite delivering, the...

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Lions roar as Wallabies blush

Marching on: Alex Corbisiero scores for the Lions in their commanding victory over the Wallabies at ANZ Stadium.

Peter FitzSimons Horror movie, right there on your TV …

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If the stars are aligned, this is heaven

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Peter FitzSimons If rugby is indeed the game they play in heaven, then Saturday's Third Test at the Olympic Stadium between the Wallabies and the Lions is as close as it gets to heaven on earth.

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Rugby

Does it actually get better than this?

Peter FitzSimons Wandering around the back streets of The Rocks on Wednesday, I spotted something odd.

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Fitz on Thursday

Four stars from the Green movement

Peter FitzSimons Rugby has always honoured its greats well, even decades after they are gone.

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Rugby

Foley force-feeds lambs to the Lions

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight ...

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RUGBY

Tizza's rugby brain given up for science

Tizza

Peter FitzSimons Around about the time you are likely reading this, a skilled surgeon is delicately cutting out and removing the brain of former NSW Waratahs coach Barry ''Tizza'' Taylor.

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Rugby

Waratahs facing uphill battle for Sydney

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons Let's talk about Braith Anasta, and his lovely wife, Jodi Gordon! What she's saying, and wearing, which openings they've been attending, and just what's going on in their personal lives.

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Eales relives passion play

Peter FitzSimons The first time the Lions truly hove to on the horizon of John Eales, he was still a callow teenager, living in Brisbane, who had never pulled on a representative jersey.

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Breathtaking with his brilliance, but …

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons What then, when the days grow cold and we grow old, will we say of Quade Cooper?

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French resistance leaves a nation sweating bullets

France

Peter FitzSimons Aux armes, citoyens, formez vos bataillons! And even before the opening whistle of the World Cup final, the French rugby team did exactly that, linking arms, forming into a veritable rugby battalion...

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Wallabies overwhelmed by a powerful blast of black magic

Peter FitzSimons

Peter FitzSimons AND yea, verily, it is written. Though long have our Kiwi cousins walked in the shadow of the Valley of Death, through World Cup loss after World Cup loss, as an entire people plumbed the depths of...

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