BY DAN It has been reported by Jack Blyth over at Zero Tackle that the Raiders are considering Blake Austin as a potential fill-in at hooker for the injured Josh Hodgson. It represents a rebuke of the Raiders last minute recruitment following Hodgson’s injury. More importantly though, it engenders the question, can Austin actually play … More Can Blake Austin Play Hooker?
WA Premier Mark McGowan has demanded the AFL Grand Final for his state as ‘small compensation’ for gst shortfalls but what else does the rest of Australia owe WA. … More What else does Australia owe WA?
What’s more important the agreed laws of the game or a disputed undocumented series of conventions? … More The Spirit of Cricket?
WTF is a “Social Media Entertainer’ and what does it have to do with tennis? … More “The greatest thing I’ve ever done in my life”
BY DAN You could hear the chants raining down from the stands. RAI-DERS! RAI-DERS! RAI-DERS! There was more than 25 thousand people chanting in unison. They weren’t imploring their side to win. They knew they were going to and they just wanted to make sure the players knew too. It was one of the coolest … More A Victory For the True Believers
BY DAN So last night I’m fiddling around the dark corners of rugby league internet at 11.45 because that’s what I do. Anyways I discovered Sam Williams Wikipedia entry has undergone what can only be described as some high quality editing from god knows who (although Geoff Keighley, I’m looking in your direction). Here is … More Sam Williams has the best Wikipedia entry
BY BOZZA They’ve done it again. Not content with their summer of selection shocks, the NSP has again managed to surprise with their choice of replacement for the injured Chris Lynn. A mere 1084 days after Cameron White played his last ODI, the man known as Bear has been brought back in from the cold. … More The Bear comes in from the cold
Australia ended a dominant series 4-0 winners. What did we Learn, Like and Dislike from the Fifth Ashes Test? … More The Ashes – Fifth Test 2017/18: Learned, Liked and Disliked.
Misinform. Denigrate. Contradict.
These seem to be the steps the NSP follow whenever they set out to defend a confusing, inconsistent, or controversial decision. It was again on show this week after the decision to omit Glen Maxwell from the ODI squad. … More Maxwell & the NSP a tale of inconsistency
This week in 1879, cricket’s first terrorisingly quick fast bowler took Test Cricket’s first ever hat-trick. On that January 2nd afternoon Fred ‘The Demon’ Spofforth, achieved the feat by removing Vernon Royle, Francis McKinnon and Tom Emmett. In the 138 years of Tests to follow, just 38 men have been able to replicate Spofforth’s efforts. … More Flashback Friday – The Demon Spofforth Memorial Hat-Trick Quiz