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The selections available to All Blacks Coach Steve Hansen sometimes seem inexhaustible. Following the 38 – 13 sledging of the Wallabies in Sydney, Hurricanes players Ngani Laumape and Jordie Barrett have been brought in to take up the spots opened by injuries to Rieko Ioane and Ryan Crotty. It seems at times that Hansen can

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Former NBL star player Tommy Greer has a coveted position as the General Manager of the NBL’s newest franchise; he just doesn’t know the precise location of where he will hang his hat. Throw a dart at a map of the country and you would be hard-pressed to miss the mark. Melbourne is considered the

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It did not take Team Red Bull long to find a replacement for Daniel Ricciardo, so we will never know what Ricciardo could have done with a Honda motor behind him, although the 2018 F1 standings suggest that Renault builds the faster power plant. Red Bull made the decision to promote from within, giving Ricciardo’s

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This seems like the sort of hop that could work. Usain Bolt has had his first session as a footballer for the Central Coast Mariners. It was just a light kick-around with Andrew Young, the club’s Head of Performance whose task it is to transform Bolt from sprinter to footballer. Both codes involve running and

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The drama, or if you prefer, saga, that has embroiled the Manly Sea Eagles showed no signs of abating as Captain Daly Cherry-Evans threw his support behind departing coach Trent Barrett. Reports suggest that Barrett has indeed handed in his resignation and will leave the Sea Eagles with two years remaining on his contract. Now,

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The injury issues that have plagued the Adelaide Crows since the outset of the Toyota 2018 Premiership competition are no secret, but the Crows’ quest for a flag at all costs proved costly. They are 12th on the ladder with two games remaining and it is hard for even the most creative of us to

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Some of the information coming from the top floor of the Manly Sea Eagles is distressing, save for some who may be interested in an employment opportunity. Two openings for which we might raise our hands are assistant accountant and pathways coach. We have no accounting skill of which to speak, but given Manly’s record

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Guilty until proven innocent was the outcome Ben Stokes realised for his role in a Bristol pub brawl last year. The England and Wales Cricket Board stood Stokes down immediately following the altercation. He missed England’sAshes tour of Australia and had to live with the drawn-out legal proceedings that seemed to us, let alone him,

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As if the record produced on the field were not sufficiently embarrassing, the Carlton Blues have to bear the distinction of wearing costumes for away games that look for all the world like poorly laundered undergarments. Former Carlton great Robert Walls says much the same, only with much less complimentary adjectives, using “disgraceful” and “insipid”

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First one to blink loses in a staring contest and it would seem as though Wayne Bennett did the blinking as his showdown with the Brisbane Broncos has resulted in the Broncos declining to extend his contract beyond next season. That could mean anything, as least so far as the exact date of Bennett’s departure

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