Spiro Zavos

Spiro Zavos

Ewen McKenzie must axe underperforming Wallabies

Spiro Zavos Ewen McKenzie needs to make changes if he is to retain credibility as a coach.

Rugby

Dickhead behaviours don't warrant rewards

Fairfax Media writer

Spiro Zavos IN the backwash of the disturbing James O'Connor controversy, a curious thing is happening to the Wallabies.

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Rugby

Champion All Blacks side is only going to get better

Spiro Zavos dinkus

Spiro Zavos Brad Thorn, a Rugby World Cup winner and multiple NRL premiership champion, once reckoned it was harder to win a Tri-Nations/Rugby Championship tournament than the Rugby World Cup.

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Rugby

Ewen McKenzie's creative destruction could be risky for Wallabies by alienating Tahs players

Fairfax Media writer

Spiro Zavos It is said the prospect of being hanged concentrates the mind.

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Cheika ready to lead the Waratahs to glory

Spiro Zavos dinkus

Spiro Zavos ACCORDING to blink theory, first impressions are often the truest impressions. The first time I met Michael Cheika, the new coach of the Waratahs, was at Manuka Oval decades ago.

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Rugby

McKenzie takes gamble on Cooper off the bench

Spiro Zavos A few days before the third Test between the Wallabies and the British and Irish Lions, I chatted with Graham Henry, the great All Blacks coach.

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Hardy times: Waratahs' slapstick routine no laughing matter

Spiro Zavos WHAT a fine mess the Waratahs franchise is in. The team manager, Chris Webb, has resigned. The coach, Michael Foley, has defected to a rival franchise.

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Waratahs must drop work-to-rule attitude if they want to win

Spiro Zavos IT was a dispirited and sullen crowd that shuffled from Allianz Stadium after the Waratahs' depressing loss to the Western Force last weekend.

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Deans cruelled by Test scheduling and critics' short memories

Spiro Zavos WE were a miserable group, dripping wet, cold and shattered, coming back from Newcastle on the train after the agony of watching the Wallabies snatch defeat from the jaws of victory against Scotland.

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