AFL: Baby Giants taking steps in the right direction

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GWS Guernsey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They might be finishing just their second season in the AFL, but the Greater Western Sydney Giants have shown they will not go down without a fight.  Under the guidance of veteran Kevin Sheedy, the new boys in town have pushed some of the powerhouse teams until they can go no further.

With GWS coming towards the end of its second season in the AFL, the hype that surrounds the young brigade in the side is no secret.  The likes of Jeremy Cameron, who has blossomed this year in the forward line, and Dylan Shiel are fast becoming the core of the Giants side. Continue reading

Cricket: The Ashes: when will the calamity end?

Shane Watson - where to now (photo mine)

Shane Watson – where to now (photo mine)

Carnage. Probably a very apt word to describe what went on during the second Ashes test at Lord’s.

The runs are not coming, the wickets are few and far between – and then along come England, the squad merrily making its way towards its third straight Ashes series victory.

It is, however, not over until the fat lady sings.  That fat lady could be singing as early as Manchester, the venue for the third test.
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Southern University Games: La Trobe University Review

La Trobe team captains & manager accept the 2013 SUG winners trophy (photo: Australian University Sport)

La Trobe team captains & manager accept the 2013 SUG winners trophy (photo: Australian University Sport)

It was the wish of La Trobe University Sport Manager Rennie Cirillo to see the Southern University Games trophy hoisted high at the end of the competition by the team captains.  He conveyed his sentiments to the team managers on the first night of the games, telling them to give it their all.  The ultimate goal came to fruition, and the cup was raised by La Trobe team captains Larissa Payne and Geoff Holland at the closing ceremony. Continue reading

AFL: Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns: Round 15 Preview

Brisbane Lions logo

Brisbane Lions logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In March, not many people would have foreseen this game to be much entertainment.  The Gold Coast Suns, entering their third year in the competition, have now exceeded all expectations, and have taken the long handle to the likes of powerhouse teams Hawthorn and Essendon.  Against another struggling team in the Brisbane Lions, the Suns shape up as a real contender at the Gabba. Continue reading

Southern University Games: La Trobe University: Ultimate Frisbee Preview

Playing for a sports team at university means you meet new friends, try new things and have new adventures.

One of those new adventures could be ultimate frisbee.  In 2013, the La Trobe University Ultimate Frisbee club (otherwise known as LATUUF) has seen a new cohort of players not only join the club, but stick with the club. Continue reading

Cricket: Lehmann the right man for the job – can he turn it around?

Darren Lehmann (image from Fox Sports)

Darren Lehmann (image from Fox Sports)

Australian cricket is getting a makeover.  No, the logo has not changed.  Instead, the coach has.

Darren Lehmann was last Monday instated as the new national coach, replacing Mickey Arthur.  A good choice as a new coach? Certainly.  Under controversial circumstances?  Yes. Continue reading