Spiro Zavos The top of the table contest on Saturday at Canberra between the Sharks (35 points) and the Brumbies (30) has a decided edge to it.
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 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.
Spiro Zavos THE Brumbies achieved Mission Impossible I when they defeated the Bulls at their fortress Loftus Versfeld Stadium on the high veldt in a 2013 Super Rugby semi-final. Cue in the mysterious music.
Spiro Zavos ON Saturday night at Dunedin, Ewen McKenzie's Wallabies are facing a rampant All Blacks side looking hungrily for a 3-0 blackwash in Bledisloe Cup Tests this year.
Spiro Zavos A FEW days before NSW played their first rugby match against a British rugby side, on June 2, 1888, a Probables- Possibles match was contested in Sydney to work out a starting XV.
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.
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 Let's have more afternoon Super Rugby matches, please. It was just like old times on Sunday walking down Moore Park Road to the ground to watch the Waratahs play the Crusaders.
Spiro Zavos IT wasn't meant to be this way for the woeful Waratahs this season. When SANZAR scheduled tonight's Waratahs-Brumbies match it was intended to be a warm-up for the local side before the climax of the...