So bored with Australian coverage of US election

Am I the only one in Australia to be overwhelmingly bored stiff with the television coverage of the US election? Do I care who is competing for the presidential race? Bad manners, diatribe, accusations, rigging,  criminal threats…these are only a few of the  digs at the opponents. The whole affair is a nightmare, a soap opera, … [Read the full story]

What has TOG been up to for the past 6 months?

After so many emails from my Ozzie News readers asking where I have been for the past six months, I feel it is only justice if I come clean on my sojourn. I was asked to help create a guest room-come playroom for my grandchildren out of a worn out garage. Now, building, construction and … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

This week, a young seventeen year old girl from Sri Lanka who worked as a nanny in Saudi Arabia was beheaded. She was executed because a baby (that she was looking after) died whilst being fed a milk bottle. Despite protests from many support groups and the government of Sri Lanka, the guilty verdict was … [Read the full story]

Tigers win thrilling 1st round against Sharks

Shane Flanagan could not have been more emphatic about the influence refereeing howlers had on the golden-point loss to the Wests Tigers: “In my books, we should’ve won”. The Sharks coach watched in disbelief with the rest of us as Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall crunched a 35m field goal under intense pressure in extra-time to … [Read the full story]

Todd Carney could be going to Cronulla

NRL bad boy Todd Carney looks headed to Cronulla while his former employers Sydney Roosters distance themselves from All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams. It has been revealedSouth Sydneyhad no interest in signing troubled former Dally M Medal winner Carney while Gold Coast Titans have withdrawn their interest. That leaves Carney with just one option … [Read the full story]

Man-eating sharks invade golf course

Members of a golf club in Brisbane have something more to worry about than just their swing – playing on what’s thought to be the world’s first shark-infested course. Water hazards are a challenge for anyone who plays golf, but on the 14th tee at the Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane there is another reason … [Read the full story]

Crusaders crucify Sharks

Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams inspired the Crusaders to a 44-28 win over the Sharks in the historic Super Rugby game at Twickenham on last week. In the first Super Rugby game played in the northern hemisphere, Carter scored 22 points including a try before limping off in the 62 minute and Williams showed … [Read the full story]

Poms RFU stops Crusaders and Sharks playing at Twickenham

Britain’s Rugby Football Union (RFU) has quashed hopes that London’s famous Twickenham stadium could host the Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Sharks. The Christchurch franchise asked the RFU if it could host the March 26 fixture as their own ground is unusable due to damage sustained in the recent earthquake. Despite their … [Read the full story]