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Fifita’s $850,000 deal

By Sam Alexander Australian representative and Sharks destroyer Andrew Fifita is set to become the highest-paid prop forward in Rugby League’s 108 year history. Fifita, one of the most talked about talents in the modern game, is set to join the Canterbury Bulldogs for an astonishing $850,000 a season, The Australian reported today. Dwindling away […]

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10 Greatest Losers in Sports History

Loser: Michael Edwards, who came to be known affectionately as Eddie The Eagle. Photo: Montage Communications/flickr   LACHLAN MCGREGOR lists the greatest sporting losses in history. 10. Dan Jansen, 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France: Speed Skating Dan Jansen from Milwaukee in the US failed to get a medal in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games […]

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Captains refute Sol’s ‘racism’ claims

Sol Campbell playing for Arsenal in 2010. Photo: Ronnie Macdonald/flickr   BY JOE COTTON   Former England and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell claimed this week that he would have been the captain of the English national team “for more than 10 years” if he was white. The now-retired premier league winner has been the centre […]

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Smith: another Aussie scalp?

By Sam Alexander In a shocking turn of events, South African cricket captain Graeme Smith has announced his immediate retirement from all forms of international cricket. With his side struggling, Smith made what he described as “the most difficult decision I have ever had to make in my life.” His announcement came at the end […]

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Pellegrini targets domestic treble

City striker Sergio Aguero celebrates City’s win with Oasis guitarist and life long City fan Noel Gallagher. Photo: Twitter   BY JOE COTTON   Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City defeated Premier League strugglers Sunderland 3-1 in the Capitol One cup final at Wembley stadium on Sunday to give Pellegrini his first trophy in English football. The two […]

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Seeya, Fergo

By Sam Alexander Surprise, surprise. Blake Ferguson has found himself embroiled in media speculation yet again. Controversial figure Ferguson, has now been linked with a cross-code switch to rival sport Rugby Union, a move in which he feels will re-invent his hiccup-prone career. Following the NRL’s decision to refuse the registering of his contract, Ferguson’s time […]

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Gear Up for a Top Weekend

Daniel Ricciardo on the track in his Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2011. Photo: Nicolas Garcia/Wikimedia Commons BY CHLOE TAYLOR If you can’t get enough of high speeds, love the smell of smoke from tyres, crave the sound of a Formula One car or your heart skips a beat as 30 Porsche GT3s cross a […]

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Burgess goes home to Bath

Could Burgess be the answer to England’s fragile rugby backline? Photo: Mortonstalker/Wikimedia Commons   BY S.J. ALEXANDER   In what is the biggest rugby league story of the off-season, Rabbitohs sensation Sam Burgess has signed with English rugby union club Bath. Burgess, one of the biggest names in rugby league at the moment, has made […]

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Beau Ryan’s Shock Announcement

Beau Ryan playing for Wests Tigers in 2011, Photo: Naparazzi/Flickr BY OLIVIA CVETANOVSKI   It was the official announcement that rocked the world of rugby league, as the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks’ Winger Beau Ryan, was forced to make the decision of his life when an ongoing neck injury became career ending. “Obviously with my injury, I […]