Spiro Zavos

Spiro Zavos

Rugby

Thugby spoils the game and brings disgrace to Springboks

Fairfax Media writer

Spiro Zavos The IRB and SANZAR were wrong about the first yellow card to du Plessis and probably wrong about the second.

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Rugby

Desperate Wallabies must storm walls of Fortress Twickenham

Spiro Zavos THE stadium at Twickenham, where the Wallabies are playing England on Sunday morning (AEST), has been described as the venue where the Forsytes and their class equivalents are ''at play''.

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Rugby

Refereeing mistakes in Australia-England Test make for a night of groans

Spiro Zavos TALK about a sucker for punishment. I watched the Australia-England Test at Twickenham in the early hours of Sunday morning. I had the earphones on to allow my wife upstairs to sleep.

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Rugby

Wallabies must dive into World Cup's pool A and win

Spiro Zavos The official match schedule for the 2015 RWC tournament, which was published this week, tells us that the Wallabies will make their first crucial dive into Pool A when they confront England at...

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Games tribute harked back to the Wallabies' golden moment

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Spiro Zavos THE opening ceremony of the London Olympics had references to rugby union in it, which correctly reflected the true history of the Games.

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Cup chances on the line in northern festival

Spiro Zavos ABOUT 7am on Sunday, Sydney time, the Wallabies run on to the Stade de France to play the hosts. The Test is one of 10 to be played during the weekend, starting with a double-header in Wales, where...

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Boring footy tactics have been punted into touch

Spiro Zavos HERE are two NSW Waratahs talking about their exciting opening match of the 2013 Super Rugby tournament against the Queensland Reds. What is wrong with their statements?

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Rugby

Winning on the road is Lions' biggest challenge

Spiro Zavos HERE is a recent news flash: ''South Wales police have asked for witnesses to come forward regarding the brutal crime against 15 Englishmen on a visit to Cardiff who were robbed of a Grand Slam they...

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Lions' push to win at any cost betrays game's spirit

Spiro Zavos I WATCHED the dramatic, error-ridden second Test between the Wallabies and the British and Irish Lions from a splendid seat in the stands at Etihad Stadium.

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State of the union gets a clean bill of health

Spiro Zavos WHEN the 2.285 million strong People's Liberation Army of China designated rugby as one of its 10 core sports, I was told by the chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union, Rob Fisher, that officials...

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