Sheens Covers all Bases for Opener

Australia coach, Tim Sheens, believes he has ‘covered every scenario’ with his selection for the Rugby League World Cup opener against England on Saturday. Sheens had plenty to consider with such a strong squad at his disposal. He has chosen Brent Tate rather than Michael Jennings to replace the injured Justin Hodges, while Robbie Farah … [Read the full story]

Sonny Bill ready to help the Kiwis

Sonny Bill Williams says he is ready to help his New Zealand “brothers” defend the rugby league World Cup, despite not being picked in the Kiwis squad. The 28-year-old dual international performed a u-turn on Tuesday when he informed coach Stephen Kearney of his availability for the tournament beginning later this month. It came just … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

Three girls stolen away ten years ago, when they were only in their teens, have been rescued in the USA. This must give hope to the parents of the girl stolen in Portugal six years ago. The Madeline kidnapping case is still unsolved. A rape in Rio will bring a warning to those going to … [Read the full story]

Quidditch isn’t a fantasy game

It has passed from the imagination of JK Rowling into reality… and today is flying higher than a Hogwarts schoolboy on a broomstick. Quidditch, the game which pitched the rival houses of Harry Potter’s school for wizards against each other in aerial combat, is now a sport with thousands of devotees and global pretensions. And … [Read the full story]

Clyde Rathbone will trial for the Brumbies

Jake White will be watching closely as former Wallabies winger, Clyde Rathbone, will trial for the Brumbies as outside centre for the coming season. Rathbone, who is making a comeback after retiring in 2009 and recovering from depression, has played all of his Super Rugby games and Tests on the wing, but he played outside … [Read the full story]

Del Piero wants to enter Le Mans

The World Cup winner, Del Piero (a motorsport fanatic) has formed Dempsey/Del Piero Racing with the Grey’s Anatomy hunk…and wants to race in Le Mans. The team has applied for an entry to compete in the 24-hour classic in France in June. And they will field two cars in the US-based American Le Mans Series. … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU

How would Australian police have handled Lindsay Lohan this week? Maybe we are more used to using common sense and not jumping to conclusions. It reminds me of a story I was told many years ago. Rex Harrison was a very famous star and loved by his fans. However, unknown to them, he was a … [Read the full story]

England give their best performance in years

Chris Robshaw ended the most demanding week of his rugby career by becoming only the sixth England captain to lead his country to a win over New Zealand. England’s 38-21 win over the world champions was as emphatic as the scoreline suggests and while Robshaw left the Twickenham field just seven days ago with the … [Read the full story]

Tommy Taylor’s SRU (Sunday Round-Up)

Another week of spin and pollies ducking the issues they promised when elected. Both parties highlighted issues relating to education, policing and health. Crime is increasing…especially violent crime. The promise of more police officers recruited to the force has been a miserable failure. There’s going to be more doctors and nurses to boost our hospitals … [Read the full story]

Kennedy fit for Socceroos World Cup qualifiers

Josh Kennedy has finally declared himself fit and firing for Australia’s World Cup qualifier against Oman. Premier forward Kennedy had doubts about his readiness for the Socceroos clash with Oman in Muscat tomorrow and a June 12 date with Japan in Brisbane after pulling up sore from Nagoya’s 1-0 domestic loss to Cerezo Osaka last … [Read the full story]

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