BY BOZZA The quadrennial sporting extravaganza that is the Olympic Games is nearly upon us, and as a result later this week the eyes of the world turn to Rio. In preparation for the late nights caused by patriotic attention to sports neglected for all bar 16 days every 4 years, The Sportress will look … More The World In Union
BY DAN The Canberra Raiders 54-4 victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs was a victory of professional effectiveness over utmost incompetence. On the back of the first dominant forwards performance in weeks, the Raiders made light work of a side simply not in their class. The Raiders had all the ball (62 per cent), made … More Raiders Review: The Harbinger?
BY BOZZA This weekend Brent Harvey plays his 427th AFL game and in doing so breaks the record for most VFL/AFL Games played. To recognise this momentous achievement The Sportress has declared the week ‘Boomer Harvey Week’. A week-long celebration of the North Melbourne champ and his record we believe will last forever. Today we … More Boomer Harvey Week: Remembering When…
BY BOZZA “Do you want tickets to the Soccer on Friday night?” The man asked us as we left the Albert Park Indoor Sports Centre, shaking my partner Georgie and I, from our discussion of the fact that netball umpires seem to call me for stepping, whether I move my feet or not. “Do you … More Do You Want Tickets to the Soccer?
BY BOZZA This weekend Brent Harvey plays his 427th AFL game and in doing so breaks the record for most VFL/AFL Games played. To recognise this momentous achievement The Sportress has declared the week ‘Boomer Harvey Week’: a week-long celebration of the North Melbourne champ and his record we believe will last forever. Today we … More Boomer Harvey Week: The Record Holders
BY DAN A week after what can only be described as an underwhelming victory, the Canberra Raiders meet with a side that can only be described as having an underwhelming season, the South Sydney Rabbitohs. In recent weeks the Raiders have piled up the victories and find themselves in the top four. At times they … More Raiders Rumble 2016 – Raiders v Bunnies R21 Preview
BY BOZZA Last Friday night Brent Harvey played his 426th AFL Game. In doing so he drew level with Michael Tuck for most VFL/AFL Games. When he takes the field next round against St Kilda he will take single ownership of the record. To properly recognise this momentous achievement we at The Sportress declare the next … More Boomer Harvey Week: The Unbreakable Records
BY DAN Victory in golden point is usually more relief than exhilaration. Saturday’s 26-22 victory for the Canberra Raiders over the New Zealand Warriors was built in this mould, a game they should have won easily but required extra time and extra oxygen because of mistakes and fatigue. The Raiders held their breaths and just … More Raiders Review: Fix the Forwards, Fix the Defence?
BY ROB The byes are finished, Origin is gone for another year. In their wake lies a clear 7 game path to the finals, and a legitimate chance for the raiders to state their case in 2016. Of their remaining opponents, only the Sharks and Storm are genuine contenders. The other five games feature teams … More Raiders Rumble 2016 – Raiders vs Warriors Rd20 Preview
BY DAN In the end the New South Wales Blues celebrated their 18-14 victory over Queensland as if they had won the series. In truth, they missed the opportunity to do that through their uninspired selections and insipid attack. They will hope this victory represents a change of fortunes, but without substantial change it will … More Rep Review: Don’t Call it a Comeback