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Kiwi-Nobbling: The only way forward for the Wallabies

It often happens that during the Rugby Championship, or as it is known in my household, The Killing Season, I am moved to jot down a few words on the methods and techniques that I believe the Wallabies would be well-advised to adopt, should they wish to defeat the All Blacks.

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James Roberts’ $20k fine isn’t fair, it’s relative

If I was fined $20,000 for every stupid thing I’d done on the drink, I would be $4.76 million worse off.

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NRC Round 1: Start slow at your peril

At last, a competition in which an Australian team is a decent shot of winning!

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Quade’s not the Wallabies’ Messiah. He’s not even a naughty boy

Quade Cooper has been rather low key since returning to Australia. No controversial tweets. No Instagram rants. Nothing for the media to get crazy about.

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AFL trade rumours: Jaeger on the hunt for a new home

So one of the AFL’s worst-kept secrets has officially broken the surface – Jaeger O’Meara wants a trade away from the Gold Coast Suns, and what follows is going to be fascinating to watch.

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Adelaide vs West Coast: Friday Night Forecast

Stakes, they are high. The final Friday night of the home and away season has evidently delivered us the eight-shaping match up we hoped it would. But are the Eagles any chance at knocking off the Crows in their home nest?

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The Liebke Ratings: Sri Lanka v Australia second ODI

Australia somehow won the forst ODI of this five-match series against Sri Lanka. Naturally, this couldn’t last.

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The Roar talks American football with Aussie pioneer Colin Scotts

Colin Scotts, the Aussie pioneer who played college football and NFL in the 1980s, rates Melbourne Storm winger and try-scoring genius Suliasi Vunivalu as the NRL player who would be most likely to succeed in the NFL if he had a crack.

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Memsie Stakes: Group 1 preview and tips

The first Group 1 of the racing season is upon us once again. It seems like only yesterday Boban took the rails run to snatch the 2015 Memsie Stakes, and here we are again a year later.

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Is Max Verstappen the best thing to happen to Formula One?

If you were planning on buying tickets to the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, you might be out of luck.

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Wallabies team for Bledisloe 2: Quade Cooper to start at flyhalf, Foley inside centre

Quade Cooper will play for the Wallabies for the first time since the Rugby World Cup last year, starting the game at flyhalf, while Bernard Foley will partner him at inside centre.

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North Melbourne great Brent Harvey might not be angry at his AFL club, but plenty of supporters remain livid at the Kangaroos’ shock cull.

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Insurer QBE has reportedly declined a $1.2 payout over Anthony Watmough’s career-ending knee injury, leaving Parramatta to pay out the remainder of his NRL contract.

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North Queensland have leapfrogged Canterbury into the NRL’s top four, with Jason Taumalolo and Johnathan Thurston leading them to a 24-16 defeat of the Bulldogs.

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Quade Cooper says the pressure is on the Wallabies – not just him – to produce something “special” in Saturday’s daunting Bledisloe Cup clash in Wellington.

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North Melbourne veteran Brent Harvey admits he would have “broken down” had he fronted the media to speak about the end of his Kangaroos career.

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Giants players smiling

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Manchester United's English striker Wayne Rooney

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Hawthorn Hawks 2015 AFL Grand Final Premiership Flag

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James Maloney of the Sharks

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former Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb

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Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett gives directions during training

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Richmond Tigers player Jack Riewoldt

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Jerome Kaino New Zealand All Blacks Test Rugby Rugby Union 2016

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Dale Steyn appeals for a wicket for South Africa

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West Coast cash can lure NicNat replacement

The Eagles’ season-saving performance against Hawthorn last week was tempered with the devastating news star ruckman Nic Naitanui faced the next 12 months on the sidelines.

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NBL Asia expansion is closer than we think

The NBL have recently announced their pre-season tournament, to be played in Brisbane from September 23-26 but in a change from tradition, it is no longer called the NBL Blitz, and will feature non-NBL teams.

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Why NSW Cup is better than the NRL

Rugby league is a game that’s been loved throughout the ages, by all ages, and so it should be.

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Decline in Australian sporting teams at Rio Olympics

Since 1996, Australia has a very good record of bringing home medals in team sports at the Olympics. Many commentators have indicated their disappointment with Australian results in team sports at Rio, even though Australia did win a gold medal in women’s rugby sevens.

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Bastian Schweinsteiger: An A-League marquee from the dream factory

Bastian Schweinsteiger has told that world that Manchester United will be his last European club.

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What rebuild? The decision to sack Brent Harvey was wrong

Brad Scott cited the need to get games into the Kangaroos’ young kids as one of the main reasons for not offering Brent Harvey a contract.

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Why Dane Swan is one of Collingwood’s ten greatest

The Collingwood Football Club has had its fair share of legends. Dane Swan ranks among the best of them.

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Does hockey line up with the Olympic cycle?

There has been a lot of talk recently about the amount of funding that goes into elite sport, with hockey coping it as a team sport that delivered disappointing results at the Rio Olympics.

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2016 US Open: Women’s singles preview

By mastermind5991, Today
2016 US Open: Women’s singles preview

The year’s final Grand Slam tournament is here. All eyes will be on world number one Serena Williams as the American not only attempts to go for a 23rd major title, but also protect her top ranking, which will go on the line in New York.

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So after another near miss again last week I’m back again to try and change our luck!

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Vuelta a Espana 2016: Stage 6 Live race updates and blog

Another lumpy day awaits the peloton in the 2016 Vuelta a Espana, with a final 70 kilometres consisting of climbing and descending set to ensure only the strong survive. Join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 6 from 11pm (AEST).

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Canterbury Bulldogs vs North Queensland Cowboys highlights: NRL scores, blog

The Canterbury Bulldogs will be looking for a crucial win when they face the defending premiers the North Queensland Cowboys. To follow all of the action, be sure to join us on The Roar from 7:50pm (AEST) on Thursday night.

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Round 23 AFL Teams: All the ins and outs as they’re announced live

It’s the last week of the home-and-away season and for ten teams, their last game of the year. Join The Roar for all the ins and outs for the AFL Teams in Round 23 as they’re announced live from 6:25pm (AEST).

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NRL Thursday Night Forecast: Bulldogs vs Cowboys

By Lachlan Bickley, 25 Aug 2016
NRL Thursday Night Forecast: Bulldogs vs Cowboys

We have a genuine high stakes battle on Thursday as the Canterbury Bulldogs host the North Queensland Cowboys in a game which could seal the Bulldogs a top four position and a coveted double chance.

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Roo cull misses opportunity to continue Harvey’s legacy as player-coach

While North Melbourne were generally on the money (albeit not with the delivery) to not offer Drew Petrie, Michael Firrito and Nick Dal Santo deals going into next season, they missed the mark on the record-breaking Brent Harvey.

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NRL Round 25 preview (Part 2)

By Riley Pettigrew, 25 Aug 2016
NRL Round 25 preview (Part 2)

A home final is on the line in the penultimate round of the regular season, with the Sharks hoping to hold on to second position when they take on the Roosters.

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Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the crease after losing his wicket

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Andy Murray yells in excitement

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Jarryd Hayne has made great strides in his quest to play in the NFL

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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The Melbourne Cricket Ground MCG

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Illawarra Hawks Kevin Lisch shooting

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia

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village boys playing cricket during the sunset in Bangladesh

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Shaun Burgoyne Sam Mitchell AFL Hawthorn Hawks 2016

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