Spiro Zavos The beleaguered Queensland Reds need to beat the NSW Waratahs on Saturday. They have little chance of making the 2015 Super Rugby finals.
Spiro Zavos The Queensland Reds were given a hospital pass with Karmichael Hunt receiving a Notice to Appear next Thursday at the Southport Magistrates Court on cocaine charges.
Spiro Zavos Call me an idealist but the Foley "play-no-rugby-to-win" attitude is unacceptable for the Wallabies (and the Force, in the long run, but that is another argument).
Spiro Zavos The Waratahs and Wallabies coach has NSW set-up to be a force in Super Rugby.
Spiro Zavos On New Zealand radio I surprised the interviewer by suggesting that the Wallabies could win the Test against the All Blacks at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.
Spiro Zavos In journalism it is called biting the hand that feeds you. But it is indicative of the corroding me-first culture of the Wallabies that James Horwill was allowed to make specific comments to the...
Spiro Zavos This controversy within the Wallaby family is hardly the best preparation for a side that is facing a tough and united Pumas side.
Spiro Zavos The video of NFL star Ray Rice punching his future wife, Janay Palmer, and then dragging her sprawled body out a casino elevator has raised issues about sexism in sport.
Spiro Zavos At the media conference after the close-run Wallabies victory against the Pumas on the Gold Coast, coach Ewen McKenzie was asked if he was satisfied with the play of ''four, five, and six''.
Spiro Zavos A famous sign in the Wild West saloons read: Don't Shoot The Pianist, He Is Doing His Best. I was reminded of this when I read the mindless criticism of the referees for two important decisions taken...
Spiro Zavos At half-time at Eden Park during the second Test between Australia and New Zealand the All Blacks jogged off the field but the Wallabies, who were in need of regrouping, stayed on the ground exposed...
Spiro Zavos Ewen McKenzie needs to make changes if he is to retain credibility as a coach.
Spiro Zavos It was a nasty but effective action by the coach of the All Blacks Steve Hansen to reveal the referee for the Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney, the South African Jaco Peyper, concedes he made mistakes...
Spiro Zavos "I reckon Ewen McKenzie is trying to keep Kurtley Beale in rugby by selecting him as a starter against the All Blacks," Tony said to me when I made my usual morning purchases at his excellent deli...
Spiro Zavos The brilliant rugby of the 2014 Super Rugby final and the rolling roars from the crowd, the largest to watch the Waratahs in Sydney since 1907, revived memories from the dusty pages of newspapers of...
Spiro Zavos Graham Henry told me at a rugby function he endured the agonies of Job in the last part of the RWC 2011 final as a victory by France over New Zealand became an alarming possibility.
Spiro Zavos Virtue has its own rewards. At 9.27pm last Monday a media release from the Waratahs franchise popped up on my laptop. It had this exuberant headline: "Over 33,000 Tickets Snapped Up For Tahs.
Spiro Zavos They say in sports you have to lose a grand final before you win one. That is the prospect, anyway, facing the ACT Brumbies as they go into a successive Super Rugby finals campaign on Saturday night.
Spiro Zavos There you go. Phil Waugh has declared that the 2014 NSW Waratahs are probably the “most complete” side in the history of the Super Rugby tournament.
Spiro Zavos The Waratahs – Highlanders match at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon is being marketed as “The Finals Decider: Bringing Home The Season!” Quite right.