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Alex Kountouris says he doesn’t regret losing his hair over Shane Watson’s numerous injuries

27 March, 2015. 12:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact CANDID PHOTOS OF Alex Kountouris, the Australian cricket team physiotherapist, have been uncovered from before he met Shane Watson. Pictured with a mane of healthy wavy hair and a jet black beard, the youthful looking Kountouris seems to look carefree among the "bulletproof" players of yesteryear. That was from a time when Australian cricket was...

ARU to spend $20,000 building stable to house star players’ high horses

24 March, 2015. 11:10 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact In a world-first for Australian sport, it has been announced today that the governing body of Super Rugby are getting behind a trial program that would see star players able to house their own horses in stables provided by their club. First off the rank is the out-of-form ACT Brumbies, with $20,000 being...

CSIRO Report Shows Australia’s Greatest Sportsmen Love Getting Fucked Up

20 July, 2016. 16:10 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact As most fans would have guessed, another year of Australian sport means another busy year for Australian police and the Australian media. Former AFL star Ben Cousins making headlines again with his decade long struggles with addiction as well an alleged sextape/cocaine scandal ready to fly in the NRL - our greats are doing...

John Howard’s iconic tracksuit collection to be auctioned to aid victims of English cricket disaster

12 March, 2015. 15:06 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact FORMER PRIME MINISTER John Howard is auctioning off his vast collection of retro tracksuits to benefit charity. The English Cricket Emergency Support Fund (ECESF) was founded earlier this week after the team's shock loss to Bangladesh, forcing them out of the World Cup. The patrons behind the ECESF are a group of concerned...

NSW Premier Mike Baird rains three-pointers in annual pre-election basketball jam

11 March, 2015. 12:00 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Politicians, staffers and campaigners from both sides of the indecipherable political spectrum were breaking a sweat today in the annual NSW Pre-election Basketball Jam. The tournament, which was hosted at the iconic Blacktown PCYC, saw a ferocious LNP outfit of Mike Baird and the NSW "Driberals" up against leader of the opposition Luke Foley...

Jarryd Hayne prepares for life in USA by eating poorly, talking too loud in public

3 March, 2015. 13:10 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact Former NRL superstar and Parramatta identity, Jarryd Hayne, has announced that he has signed a Futures Deal with NFL franchise San Francisco 49ers. In a press conference in Sydney today, Hayne revealed he is expected to join the side as a developmental running back. However, he did cite initial concerns about heading to the 49ers, given...

Did Drake’s tribute to the Wallabies take the “underdog” thing too far?

26 February, 2015. 07:05 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Thousands of fans have described feelings of euphoria and joy after being able to see the former Canadian child star of Degrassi Junior High and current hip hop mogul, Drake, in the flesh last night at his Sydney concert. In what is reported to have otherwise been a "blockbuster" performance, many fans have...

Notorious Queensland jail applies for Rugby League franchise – “The Wacol Crocs”

23 February, 2015. 14:15 Jaco Van Der Merwe | Sports Writer | Contact In light of the recent drug-trafficking charges faced by high-profile NRL stars, Greg Bird, Dave Taylor, Beau Falloon, Jaime Dolwing, Matt Sears and Jason Smith in South East Queensland - The Arthur Gorrie Correctional Center have formally applied for a QRL License to play in this years Intrust Super Cup also...

Junior Rugby League Club Bans Antisocial Two-Tone Hairstyle From Sidelines

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | CONTACT A SMALL TOWN junior rugby league club in western NSW has outlawed an "anti-social" hairstyle after police established a link between the haircut and repeated violence at matches. At 7:45 pm (AEST) last night, a brawl broke out during a friendly training match between North and South Cowra - which police allege was instigated by a 44-year-old...

SUPER BOWL XLIX: Thousands of Australian men pretend to enjoy American Football

2 February, 2015. 13:10 IMRAN GASHKORI | Sports Journalist | Contact #SUPERBOWLMONDAY is the hashtag littering the newsfeed of Australian social media users today, an Australian take on the annual celebrations throughout America. Pubs and living rooms across the country play host to a vast number of "sports-mad" Australian men, who have tuned into to the live broadcast of the American Football spectacular. The...

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