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Who’s Homophobic?

David Pocock against stereotypes

So. Who’s homophobic? Hands up. Come on. Ignoring the virtual dearth of hands that just sprung up, there must be heaps of you. Judging by the clamour of people wanting to pour sh*t all over David Pocock for calling out comments that he found offensive during the Waratahs vs Brumbies game on the weekend. I […]

I dreamt of a career in rugby, now I’m just holding on as a fan

Kurtley Beale Wallabies v France.jpg

Dear ARU, I tried to write this a few weeks ago but decided I was too emotional to make a reasoned statement. Now, with the inclusion of Kurtley Beale in the end of year tour and his playing off the bench in the test against Ireland, I can no longer just let the world go […]

I’m no hypocrite

Greater Sydney Rams tweet_Tom Hill

Last night I got accused of being a hypocrite. What caused this libellous accusation? A picture I re-tweeted. Now I ask you, what is wrong with this picture? Nothing, I say. A young bloke presenting the kit for one of the new National Rugby Championship (NRC) teams, The Greater Sydney Rams. Is it my fault […]

Australian Rugby’s Anti-Doping Code

Keep Rugby Clean

It is over a year after ‘blackest day in Australian sport’ (08 February 2013) and the fallout has yet to finish with the Essendon players still waiting to know their fate. With the Cronulla Sharks also having some issues and a report that a South African Rugby Union player recently tested positive to steroids, I […]

They’re just very naughty boys….

Wallabies Dublin 6

Well, what can I say? When news broke on Monday night that six of the boys were being suspended because of a night out in Dublin I was headed to bed. I will freely admit that I got angry and mighty pissed off with what appeared to be, on the face of it, a bloody […]

The holiday diary of a rugby nut

Steph and Irene

Thursday, 10 October – Early start to my holidays. Off we go to the Fainga’a Twins NBCF Charity Golf Day. It is wonderful what these boys do for raising funds to find a cure for a disease that touches us all in some way. Ben Roberts-Smith VC was in attendance. Now that is one big […]

David Campese talks rugby

Campo running for Wallabies

Wallabies legend and Invincible, David Campese answers the tough questions put to him by Steph Batt last Friday before the Lions first test match against the Wallabies.     Nicknames: Campo, Too Easy. DOB: 21 October 1962 Representative: Wallabies – 101 caps, 315 points (64 tries, 8 con, 7 pen, 2 drop); Waratahs – 56 […]

Adam Ashley-Cooper talks rugby

Adam Ashley Cooper

  Name: Adam Ashley-Cooper Nick names: Coopy, Coops DOB: 27/03/1984 Super Rugby Team: Waratahs Representative: Wallabies Caps: 77 Twitter: @AdamCoopy         What got you into rugby? I was playing league from when I was 6 to about 14. The team I was with folded and the next closest league team wasn’t accepting […]

Campo’s tweet – why women also need to respect themselves

David-Campese

Since David Campese’s little slip up earlier this week there has been a lot of chat about the treatment of women in sporting circles. So I thought I would have my bit to say. Let me start by making certain things very clear: I do not condone or agree with what Campo said. I even […]

Channel 9 are ruining rugby

Wide World of Sports Facebook image touting that they are the home of the best

So I am angry again. Why the hell aren’t we seeing the Wallabies vs Springbok game live on free to air tv (FTA) on Saturday night? Could it be because the rights were bought by Channel 9? An organisation that have just paid a record sum for the NRL rights and have more vested interests […]