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 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 Now where are we after the pleasant interruption of the Wallabies three Test triumph over France? Ah yes, the 17th round of the 2014 Super Rugby tournament resumes this weekend. Good.
Spiro Zavos As a preparation for understanding the Great War from 1914 to 1918 in its centenary years, and the Zen of rugby, I have been re-reading Barbara W. Tuchman's brilliant history, August 1914.
Spiro Zavos It is said the prospect of being hanged concentrates the mind.
Spiro Zavos HOW about this line-up for a Wallabies side to play the Pumas at Rosario?
Spiro Zavos ONE way or another, rugby history is going to be made tonight. The moveable feast of the Wallabies faces an unstoppable All Blacks force at Suncorp Stadium.
Spiro Zavos Alan Jones, in his days as a successful Wallaby coach, used to tell his players when controversies erupted around himself and his team: ''The dogs are barking, but the caravan moves on.''
Spiro Zavos SOME decades ago Evan Whitton (the ''onlie begetter'' of this rugby column) and myself were at Concord Oval watching the Australian Schoolboys play Ireland.
Spiro Zavos READERS of last Saturday's Herald might have been surprised to find in the news section of the paper a self-described ''traitorous'' rugby opinion piece by Mike Carlton.