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Ewen McKenzie must axe underperforming Wallabies

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

Having Kurtley Beale in starting XV will give Wallabies an immediate impact against All Blacks

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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...

Rugby

Super Rugby qualifying final tip: ACT Brumbies to win if they play the Rod Macqueen way

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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.

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Rugby

Dickhead behaviours don't warrant rewards

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

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Deans's Third XV faces a monumental battle but with a live chance to triumph against the odds

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Spiro Zavos HOW about this line-up for a Wallabies side to play the Pumas at Rosario?

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Rugby

Beale must concentrate on tackling his demons

Spiro Zavos IT seems a blink in the mind's eye, but several years ago the ABC presented a live telecast of Joeys playing Riverview in the GPS rugby tournament.

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Rugby

Wallabies leaps ahead when it comes to X-factor

Spiro Zavos JOHN McBride, the tough, charismatic Ireland second-rower and a five times British and Irish Lion (along with Mike Gibson), tells the story of walking through his village when his glory days were...

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Hedgehogs have the edge over foxes

Spiro Zavos Isaiah Berlin, the Oxford don, in a famous essay on Tolstoy and history defined two categories of leaders: the fox and the hedgehog.

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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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Rugby

Cooper's return will test a curly question

Spiro Zavos THE return of Quade Cooper as playmaker for the Wallabies is a gamble. But it is a gamble worth taking if it lifts the Wallabies out of their slide towards mediocrity.

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