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Survey finds Australian backpackers now identifying themselves as Kiwis

17 August, 2015. 15:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AUSTRALIAN BACKPACKERS ARE now twice as likely to identify themselves as Kiwis while overseas, according to a recent survey conducted in London this month. Buoyed by the recent sporting successes and social advancements from the land of the long white cloud, swathes of young Australians are opting to bend their vowels and relax...

Leading sports psychologist explains why Kyrgios sucks

14 August, 2015. 10:06 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports | Contact In the wake of a controversial win-by-default against Stan Wawrinka at the Montreal Masters, leading sports psychologists have confirmed that Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios is plagued by the fact he is not a good bloke. Esteemed author and researcher, Dr Len Powell says that he believes the 20-year-old has more issues...

Matt Toomua Stood Down From Wallabies Pending Investigation Into Haircut

11 August, 2015. 11:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Despite a thrilling 27-19 win against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday night, The Qantas Wallabies have today announced that an integral playmaker has been stood down from all duties pending an investigation into what has been described as a "horrific above the shoulders offence". In front of 73 824 fans, Wallabies veteran...

‘Fucking Low-Breeds’ An Endearing Term For Collingwood Fans, Says McGuire

10 August, 2015. 14:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact   The Collingwood Magpies have backed Eddie McGuire's use of the term 'Fucking Low-Breeds', saying it's casual slang used by Collingwood fans to refer to themselves. The outspoken TV presenter came under fire on Sunday after it was revealed he had called the supporters of his own club "fucking low-breeds"  - when describing the "people he...

BREAKING: Shane Watson to replace Steven Smith at 3

8 August, 2015. 13:06 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports | Contact AUSTRALIAN selectors have shocked the sporting world today by announcing that Shane Watson is set to replace the out-of-form Steven Smith for the next Ashes test at The Oval in London. Only a month ago, Watson was dumped from the team after his 36-month-long form slump was finally too much for Coach...

Australians More Interested In Talking About Upcoming Rugby World Cup

7 August, 2015. 11:04 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact LAST NIGHT Stuart Broad took eight wickets as England beat Australia for 60 in a relatively exciting fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. The 111 deliveries it took to dismiss Australia is now listed as quickest first innings in Test history, but Australia isn't really interested in the cricket this year. It seems the usually outspoken Australian cricket...

This Teenage Asylum Seeker From Manus Island Is The Next Big Thing In Rugby League

4 August, 2015. 10:04 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact   THEY call him "The Mack Truck" Mahbobi. Anyone who has met this 17-year-old 115kg rugby league prodigy would be able to see why. There are currently sixteen professional Australian sport franchises already chasing Shiva Mahbobi, a monster product of the Papua New Guinean Rugby League, who made his senior debut in May, despite being in Year 11. At 1.9m...

‘Throat-slitting haka’ given all clear by World Rugby despite racial protests

2 August, 2015. 13:14 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE CONTROVERSIAL THROAT-SLITTING haka has been given the all clear by World Rugby ahead of the Rugby World Cup, which is due to kick off in London in just over four weeks time. The move comes after a number of national rugby boards from around the world asking for the sport's governing body to...

This middle-aged white man with no interest in AFL has an issue with Adam Goodes

30 July, 2014. 13:55 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT   This 51-year-old man from Queensland says "Adam Goodes is being booed because he is a f**kwit" "It's obviously not a race thing... Other Aboriginal players don't good booed" Todd Greenwell works as an accountant in Ipswich, in Brisbane's south-east corner. He says after an entire week of headlines, he really has had enough with...

Cowboys Confident Ahead Of Next Week’s Annual “7th Tackle Round” Against Cronulla

IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Editor | Contact The predominantly Sydney-based National Rugby League has today announced that referees are being ordered to "turn a blind eye" when it comes to unnecessary rulings that might hinder any momentum as the competition heads towards an explosive Sydney grand final. The game's executive directors are asking referees to bend rules where they see fit and to make sure...

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