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Fourth-grade footballer hires Queen’s Counsel for kangaroo court appearance

24 May, 2016. 18:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE FIRST TIME BRISBANE ROOFER Michael Rust decided to represent himself at a Souths Rugby Union kangaroo court, he left defeated and broken - after being sentenced to suck week-old raw oysters out of a prop's belly button. Last week, on the returning bus trip home from their win over the Brisbane Irish, the...

Kieran Foran Thanks NewsCorp For Their Support During His Recovery From Mental Illness

23 May, 2015. 17:44 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Parramatta half-back Kieran Foran has thanked NewsCorp for their kind words and support during his darkest hour, it has been confirmed. In late April, the Eel's star recruit was granted a leave of absence by the club to deal with mental health concerns, in a story that grabbed headlines across print, radio and TV. Rumours...

Local NSW Blues fan sees this year’s team, shrugs, then puts tickets on Gumtree

23 May, 2016. 16:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THINKING THAT SOMETHING MAGIC might happen during this year's State of Origin competition, one NSW Blues fan took a look at the side announced today, before putting his ticket on Gumtree. Choosing to move on with his life, career roofer Glenn Backladdy said he'd rather not let himself be absorbed in the hoopla...

Jarryd Hayne’s future hinges on what his next lifelong dream is

23 May, 2016. 10:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact AFTER A LACKLUSTRE DEBUT for the world-champion Fiji Rugby Sevens team in London last week, superstar athlete Jarryd Hayne is considering what his future holds - saying it hinges on whatever his next lifelong dream is. Admitting to a growing media pack outside Twickenham Stadium yesterday, the 27-year-old Dally M winner said he's...

2016 QLD State Of Origin Side Announced, Carl Webb Named As Assistant Coach

19 May, 2016 10:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT State Of Origin football. Not since the days of gladiatorial combat have we seen a competition so fierce, a rivalry so deeply engrained and a tribal supporter base so loyal. Game 1 is less than a fortnight away and it's clear that our home state is putting in the hard yards to put another series...

Neighbourhood Fuck Boy Posts Facebook Status Asking To Borrow A Swans Scarf

17 May, 2016. 17:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact REACHING OUT TO HIS wide group of Sydney-based mates, Brett Cranfield was left in a bit of a pickle after being invited by a close business associate to a Sydney Swans match. The 27-year-old office worker doesn't have a Swans scarf, so he decided to take to Facebook, asking friends if he...

Jarryd Hayne’s NFL retirement may force Fox Sports News to do some journalism

16 May, 2016. 15:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact FORMER SAN FRANSISCO 49ERS punt returner Jarryd Hayne has walked away from the game after a season with the gridiron team to chase another lifelong dream. His departure has left fans and sporting commentators shellshocked, but Hayne says the Olympic Games in Rio are calling his name. He is set to play for...

Nation Dedicates Roughly 26 Seconds Of Thought To Tomic’s Withdrawal From Rio

14 May, 2016 14:45 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT   Experts agree that much like Nick Kyrgios, Australian tennis person Bernard Tomic was probably not smacked as a child. The entire tennis community has berated Bernard Tomic today for his decision to forgo representing Australia at the Rio Olympics in favour of playing an obscure ATP Tour event in Mexico. Instead of going to Brazil in August,...

NRL Shocked To Once Again Learn That Ex-Players Don’t Make Very Good Accountants

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The NRL has fined the Manly Sea Eagles $750,000 for breaches of the salary cap over the past five years, while two officials have also received 12-month bans. “What we have found is that hiring former footballers to run a professional sport franchise is probably not the best way to go" said club CEO Joel Surfiekhunt. "Especially when most...

Shane Warne, Andrew Johns and Grant Hackett to film a bender for charity

12 May, 2016. 17:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact SAID TO BE THE COMBINATION of the 40 Hour Famine and a country rugby league Mad Monday, three stalwarts of the Australian bender scene have come together in aid of a very special charity. Cricketing legend Shane Warne and Swimmer Grant Hackett came up with the idea of filming a bender, which...

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