Peter FitzSimons is an Australian journalist and author, based in Sydney. He is also a former Wallabies player.
Peter FitzSimons You beautiful blue bastards. You wonderful Waratahs. You bloody beauties.
The Fitz Files
Peter FitzSimons You’re a Sydney-based rugby supporter, you say? No, you’re bleeding well not. Not unless you make the effort and turn up on Saturday night at the Olympic Stadium to support the Waratahs...
Peter FitzSimons Be wewy wewy quiet. I'm hunting wabbits.
Peter FitzSimons Oh people my people, “’Tah-gics” all ... Long, long have we suffered, meandering in ever diminishing numbers through the shadow of the Valley of Death, heaped with derision and...
Peter FitzSimons I have come across the story of a man that two sporting communities should honour, and several other communities besides.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Peter FitzSimons It's on again! Tonight, the revamped Wallabies take on the All Blacks for the opening match of the Bledisloe Cup.
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...
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...
Peter FitzSimons Horror movie, right there on your TV …
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.
Peter FitzSimons Wandering around the back streets of The Rocks on Wednesday, I spotted something odd.
Fitz on Thursday
Peter FitzSimons Rugby has always honoured its greats well, even decades after they are gone.
Peter FitzSimons In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight ...
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.
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.
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.