John Eales

John Eales


For Reds and Brumbies, fortune's in their own hands

John Eales Having filled out many lengthy health insurance questionnaires I'm surprised they don't ask which sports team you follow.


Big game, big moments, big heartache

John Eales

John Eales Big sport is about big-time players making and taking big moments. And the moments don't come any bigger than Brisbane's stage on Saturday night against the Lions.

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Challenge now between the ears

John Eales In golf, there's a saying: "You don't draw a picture on the scorecard". It's usually in response to an ugly shot that has a Prince Charming ending.

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McKenzie only gets one chance

John Eales It's a bit of a trite saying, and it features in countless management texts, but you only get one chance to make a good first impression.

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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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Efficiency gains get leaders over the line

John Eales When teams glow they combine high energy and efficiency, and both are equally important. It was just that combination which sparked the Reds championship last year and which has likewise shot the...

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Forget the maths, Beale's the standout number

John Eales It seems to be that time of year when Super Rugby coaches turn to their ability as mathematicians as much as their knowledge of rugby.

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It's a brave Wallabies fan who scoffs at Scotland

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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