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If it were we, it is not the way we would have preferred to ascend to the captaincy of Australia’s Test cricket team, but the resignation of Steve Smith opened the door for a deserving successor in Tim Paine. Paine’s first task, it would seem, will be to repair the damage left behind by his

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It may be early in the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition, but we want to jump on the Gold Coast Suns bandwagon early in order to get a good seat. Others were already aboard, including Bob Murphy, the 312-game legend of the Western Bulldogs who unfortunately missed the Grand Final glory of 2016. Murphy is

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There is a job opening for a rugby coach, in case anyone is interested. Decent pay, but long hours, intense pressure to perform and living in a fishbowl 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year, 366 if you last until 2020 and incessant criticism are the key perks of the

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While we are waiting for Round 3 of the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition, here is a glance at how things stand after two rounds of home-and-away play. Early as it is in the 2018 AFL season, it is hard to arrive at any firm conclusions, but we say that knowing that 8 or 10

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We certainly would not equate it with a resurrection, but the stunning victory of the Gold Coast Titans over the Brisbane Broncos on Sunday night was certainly a redemption of sorts, coming just a week after the St. George Illawarra Dragons scorched the Titans 54 – 8. The game was at Suncorp Stadium and resulted

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We are through the deserts of December and January. February offered the promise of things to come and March is one of the better months for punting, so here is a glimpse of what to expect for the third month of the year. Where to begin is our biggest problem, but punters with a pocket

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The game of the week in Round 2 of the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition has to be the Grand Final rematch between the Adelaide Crows and the Richmond Tigers tonight at the Adelaide Oval. The rest of the Round 2 fixture looks decidedly mundane by comparison, with the possible exception of the game between

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Will pre-game heavy metal music resuscitate the Collingwood Magpies? They plan to use Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” as the lead up to the bounce at their home games at MCG this season. Surely, they need nothing less than Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.” According to AFL.com.au, the Port Adelaide Power uses the INXS track “Never Tear

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We always knew that those boys in South Australia had a kinky streak, but we did not think that streak would entail a 24-hour bus ride with players blindfolded the entire time. The Round 1 loss to the Essendon Bombers would suggest that the blindfolds were never removed, but the Crows can at least take

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