Sod off, Dan Carter

If there’s an upside to the Rugby World Cup final, it’s that we’ll finally see the back of Dan Carter. Yes, it’s true New Zealand breeds rugby players like sheep. And there will be others to plug the gap. But Carter’s precision boots won’t be easy to fill. Indeed, we may never see his like…

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What we can learn from Jarryd Hayne

Welcome aboard mate!#HaynePlane #49ers pic.twitter.com/seyJ89ocnO — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) September 5, 2015 San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula summed it up perfectly. “I can’t say enough about his approach and the kind of person he is. He’s a world class athlete. He’s a national figure back home and — just think about that now…

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Aussie women to the rescue

It was Maggie Thatcher who once said: “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” And so it was left to our Aussie women to salvage some national pride on the international sporting stage over the weekend. Frankly, I didn’t think it could get any worse than…

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Jarryd Hayne’s Plan B

At the beginning of each year, Aussie starlings flock to Los Angeles in search of the juicy but random morsels to be found in the feeding ground that is the US TV pilot season. It’s a notoriously difficult passage. Many will vanish without trace, gobbled up by fat industry predators. Others will land in Hollywood’s…

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