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Long Mahe reign for regaling us with the quote of the year

Long Mahe reign for regaling us with the quote of the year

Tell the folks what you said, Mahe Fonua. Nice and loud, so everyone can enjoy it.

  • by Peter FitzSimons

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The Wallabies aren't All Blacks beaters yet, but we can dream right?
Ireland rugby

The Wallabies aren't All Blacks beaters yet, but we can dream right?

Let's pause for a moment and glory in that tiny shaft of light that has made its way down into the dingy dungeon of Australian rugby.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Remember 2017? Why NSW must not get too carried away
State of Origin

Remember 2017? Why NSW must not get too carried away

It is surely apposite to remember that last year’s Blues team also won their first match. And there was equal euphoria then, remember?

  • by Peter FitzSimons
If $2bn stadium rebuild magically pays for itself in two years, explain how
Opinion
Opinion

If $2bn stadium rebuild magically pays for itself in two years, explain how

The Premier has always insisted that the heart of her government was to display "transparency", but didn't want to give up the stadium policy business case.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Once again, it's the Blues' year ... just like every other

Once again, it's the Blues' year ... just like every other

It is one thing to have fresh blood, to put in blokes with young legs and no baggage from previous losses. But... 11 of them?

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Blues must embrace the need for speed

Blues must embrace the need for speed

If your Origin team could boast just one quality in spades – think strength, speed, durability, ball control, size, etc – which one would it be?

  • by Peter FitzSimons
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Fearnley’s inspirational journey has captured the hearts of a nation

Fearnley’s inspirational journey has captured the hearts of a nation

The love of the people for this bloke has gone to a new level since the Commonwealth Games.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
The moments that make up the minds of retiring athletes
Cameron Smith

The moments that make up the minds of retiring athletes

Even the most resilient of colossuses must eventually realise that their time is coming, whether in dribs and drabs or a moment of clarity.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
The way we hear cricket on our screens will never be the same

The way we hear cricket on our screens will never be the same

The hirings of the last fortnight or so have confirmed that very few of the Channel Nine commentators will make it over to the new broadcasters.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Israel Folau is embarrassing the game, and it's almost time he moved on
Opinion
Super Rugby

Israel Folau is embarrassing the game, and it's almost time he moved on

Israel Folau. I wish he’d shut up. But he won’t, and I can’t either.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Waratahs need to take game back to the people, or else be swallowed
Waratahs

Waratahs need to take game back to the people, or else be swallowed

So, where to, from here, for the Tahs? The answer is, precisely where they are going.

  • by Peter FitzSimons