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Origin Players Reminded, Once Again, That You Can’t Give More Than 100%

9 May, 2016 17:15 IMRAN GASHKORI | Editor | CONTACT Australia's entire rugby league community has been rattled by news last week that suggests there is no such thing as 110% when it comes to physical exertion. On Wednesday night's NRL Footy Show, iconic Melbourne Storm player Billy Slater was speechless after learning that '110%' is just an expression. The news was delivered to him by...

Sydney Roosters fans chuffed to learn they’re no longer the shittest team in the NRL

4 May, 2016. 9:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact DESPITE THEIR MANAGEMENT STAFF and accountants trying to inform them where they stand after last night's federal budget, the players at the Sydney Roosters are pleased to know that they're no longer the shittest team in the National Rugby League. That honour now rests with the Parramatta Eels, who were given one of...

Refugee Seen Bowling Wrong’uns On Nauru Granted A Protection Visa

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A 21-YEAR-OLD Tajik national has been granted a temporary protection visa by the Department of Immigration this afternoon after he was observed bowling googlys, zooters, legbreaks and flippers at the Nauru detention facility last week. Muhammed Ashkent, from the southern highlands of the tiny central Asian nation of Tajikistan, said he learned to play cricket before he left...

Jumpin’ Jai Taurima To Replace Matt Shirvington On Fox Sports Super Saturday

28 April, 2016 17:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT With the 2016 National Rugby League season in full swing, Fox Sports have announced that presenter and former Australian 100m national sprint title holder, Matt Shirvinton, has been replaced by former Australian long-jumper Jumpin' Jai Taurima, as a co-host of the NRL Super Saturday program. It is believed that Shirvington, who competed in the 100m, 200m and...

Howard: “Best Day Of My Whole Career Was Watching Glenn McGrath Score 61 At The Gabba”

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact OPENING UP FOR THE FIRST time since last week, former PM John Howard has revealed that the greatest moment of his tenure in the top job was being there to see Glenn McGrath score 61 runs against New Zealand at the Gabba. It was the first Test way back in 2004 and the Australians well...

Conor McGregor’s remaining brain cells blamed for shock early retirement

20 April, 2016. 14:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact DESPITE HAVING MILLIONS OF brain cells left to lose, Irish fighter Conor McGregor has chosen to retire from all forms of professional MMA. Rumours have swelled for the proceeding 12-hours before the announcement, with confirmation coming from UFC President Dana White. The 27-year-old says he was confronted in a dream by his remaining...

David Pocock Pens Heartfelt Apology To Wife After Leaving Toilet Seat Up

8 April, 2016. 10:30 ORENTHAL SIMPSON | Sports Psychology | CONTACT In his second open letter this week, star Brumbies flanker, David Pocock has today penned yet another heartfelt apology. This time it was to his wife of 6 years, Emma Palandri. The second letter follows the Wallabies star finding himself in a situation that only he and, well, most other men in the world...

Nation’s Private School Students Offered Government-Funded Gap Year To Rio

27 March, 2016. 10:10 CHIP DOUGLAS | Other News | CONTACT The Australian Olympic Committee have today released their athletes uniform for the 2016 Rio Olympics, modelled by their private school graduated athletes. The Alex Perry designed uniforms, which have received mix reviews across social media, were custom-made to align with the privileged image of the current stock of athletes and their elite schooling....

Grand Slam Tournament To Introduce Smaller Courts For Women’s Matches

24 March, 2016. 11:35 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Following world No.1 Novak Djokovic's controversial comments that suggested female players should be thankful to their male counterparts "because they ride on the coattails of the men" - tennis organisers have announced a compromise that will further scale down the female competition during major tournaments. The move has been praised by tennis enthusiasts around the...

Local Stockbroker Reconsidering Blind Faith In Malcolm Turnbull

23 March, 2016. 16:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IN WHAT STARTED OUT in such dramatic and Fijian circumstances, now has all the hallmarks of a Labor-eque swan dive into political annihilation. For countless years, hedge fund manager Bruce O'Gorman says he couldn't wait for his old friend Malcolm Turnbull become prime minister. The Member for Wentworth was supposed to herald...

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