1. Reflection on Modern Australian Test Cricket, Pt. 1: Pain Before the Gain

    They may not be a dead force as some have claimed. We may muse over the best method to restore the greatness; or indeed embrace the changing of the guard and welcome a new hegemony. But we must remember one of the greatest sporting reigns of all time..

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  2. Can Declan Kidney Turn Ireland into a Major Power in the Six Nations?

    The magician of Munster will see if he can work his magic on the Irish national team after weaving his sorcery on the Red Stags for so many years...

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  3. New Zealand Super 14 Teams Again Ones to Beat

    With four of the five kiwi squad blessed with an abundance of All Blacks and an almost unfair amount of emerging talent—they look set to add another title to the cabinet...

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  4. Heineken Cup and Its Penultimate Round

    Europe’s premier domestic competition is about to commence Round 5 of 6 – but with all Europe competing, what is it all about? We have a glut of top level rugby being ...

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  5. The Test Cricketing XI of 2008

    As we see the balance of power shift away from Australia in Test cricket, we see fewer contributors from the Baggy Green to the World team of the year...

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  6. Snapshot of the Australians for the Super 14 Rugby Championship

    With the Wallabies undergoing a renaissance under Robbie Deans in 2008, expect the Australian franchises to be revitalised entering the 2009 championship...

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  7. Welsh Favorites for Back to Back Six Nations

    Beginning officially in 1883—the oldest international championship—the prestigious tournament will take special significance this year...

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  8. Australian Cricket Has Made Too Many Faux Pas in 2008

    We have watched Graeme Smith’s men take a nine wicket victory in Melbourne to secure a 2-0 lead and first series win in Australia—and the home team helped them all the way. I must first heap considerable praise on South African cricket...

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  9. History Made: Great for South Africa, Bad for Australia

    A nine wicket victory has confirmed what we have all but known for months—the Baggy Green is no longer the premier force in world cricket. We could go further to say that for South Africa not to win in Sydney would be unfair...

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  10. Hurricanes Legitimate Threat to Super 14 Title

    Possessing the strongest squad on paper arguably of any team, the arresting of a poor sudden death record will see Wellington take their maiden championship...

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  11. Robert Kubica: The Challenger to The Formula One Title

    The first ever Polish racing driver made another auspicious start to the 2008 Formula One season—and may be the ultimate dark horse for the 2009 competition...

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  12. South African Cricketers Make History

    The second highest run chase in test history, has quickened that the Proteas have sought over their cricketing nemesis, the once mighty Australians...

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  13. 2008 Rugby Union Awards

    As the year draws to a close, we reflect on the best and worst moments of a sound year of rugby. Not quite a great year, but an enthralling one nonetheless - where we saw seven of the top eight nations operate under new coaching regimes...

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  14. Transparency Needed by IRB to Fix Poor Rugby Refereeing

    Both the approach of ref’s boss Paddy O’Brien and “confusing new laws” are contributing to poor performances from the men controlling the game...

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  15. Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Ballon d’Or

    Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious Ballon d'Or. The fourth Manchester United player to win the European footballer of the year award, his impact for the club certainly backs up the win...

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  16. The Rugby Union World XV For 2008

    Of course, we see a heavy black tinge to the best team of the year—but despite the dominance of the North, there are plenty of quality players on the world stage...

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  17. Australia Recommence Winning Ways

    Recording an impressive 2-0 series win against New Zealand, Australia restored cricketing maxim, but the real test will be against the incoming South Africans...

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  18. Wallabies Make Headway, but Work Still to be Done

    If Robbie Deans and John O’Neill had said at the beginning of the season that they would record nine Test wins at seasons closed, both men would have been content...

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  19. Can Lewis Hamilton Become One of F1’s Greats?

    Racing sensation Lewis Hamilton is the wonder boy of British sport, capitalizing on tremendous racing pedigree to be a legitimate World Champion threat, but will the pretty boy work with his ...

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  20. Who Is the Best F1 Driver of All Time?

    The world’s premier motor sport has seen some truly remarkable men in the last century of all nationalities, many with different impacts—but whose record stacks up the best? Statistically, ...

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  21. All Blacks Reign Supreme Outside World Cups

    The test season for 2008 has closed, and one poor game in Cardiff last October has not dethroned New Zealand from the summit of world rugby. It is a form of savage redemption for the All Black faithful the results that we have seen this year...

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