John Eales

John Eales

John Eales

It's a brave Wallabies fan who scoffs at Scotland

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John Eales Just under 12 months ago, as the Wallabies prepared for their opening Test of the year against Samoa, our 1991 World Cup winning team held a 20-year reunion.

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Mrs Barnes delivers, and so does her hubby

John Eales The human mind can make for a cantankerous companion, confounding when it may liberate and liberating when you think it may consternate or even collapse.

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Opinion

Not perfect, but Wallabies show signs of improvement

John Eales In Australian sport there are a few coaches who transcend their codes. Wayne Bennett is one, Rod Macqueen another, Ric Charlesworth actually moved between codes, and in AFL, Kevin Sheedy fits the...

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What rugby union can learn from league

John Eales In the 1970s, although he never specified any particular hierarchy, one of the old Marist Brothers at my school used to list three evils in the world: rugby league, communism and Christian Brothers.

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Sharpe's legacy one of technique and influence

John Eales Nathan Sharpe played his 150th game of Super Rugby on Friday night – against the Hurricanes in Perth – more than anyone from any of the three nations: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, that...

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An hour of daylight may save rugby red faces

John Eales Sunday was officially the end of daylight saving time and most states had to wind back their clocks one hour to standard time.

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Hooper a lesson in timing and how to think

John Eales My father was a schoolteacher by trade, which was great if you wanted to be able to read before you went to school but not so good if you wanted to dodge discipline because he knew every excuse.

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