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August 2018

All posts published in August 2018

11 posts
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All hail the halo

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IT WAS mocked when it was introduced this year, but Formula One critics were forced to eat their words when the Halo probably saved the life of a driver in the Belgian GP. PETER COSTER reports. More »

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What about a Wallaby Haka?

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IS THE Bledisloe Cup as good as over before it starts? Sportshounds writer PETER MEARES looks at the history of the clashes between the Wallabies and All Blacks and ponders whether we should introduce a little war into our approach: ON THE EVE of another Bledi... More »

The knee Museum. Artwork Gordon Napier
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Footy needs a knee museum

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WE already have a National Sports Museum, but it fails to encompass the terrible epidemic inflicting AFL. LAWRENCE MONEY proposes an awesome new structure to  pay homage to the all-important knee. More »

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Ricciardo walks to Renault

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Daniel Ricciardo rocked the world of Formula 1 during the break by announcing that he will leave Red Bull at the end of the season. The Australian has apparently grown tired of playing second fiddle to Max Verstappen and he has decided his future lies elsewher... More »

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Lessons from Russia 2018 to take to Qatar 2022

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It’s been a few weeks now since the lights went out on the stadiums across Russia. Indeed, most post-World Cup hangovers, both physical and metaphorical, have now subsided, offering a chance to reflect on the four weeks of soccer in Russia. More »

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The Bad, The Good and Bellerive Country Club

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Golf is one of those few professional sports during which your game doesn’t impact your opponent’s and vice versa. It is man, or woman, versus the course, the elements and, perhaps at times, the USGA. Despite the individual nature of the sport, culpability for... More »

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Ravi will have Aussie bats in a spin

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RAVI Ashwin is threatening to derail Australia’s patched-up batting line-up months before the toss of the coin in Adelaide, writes cricket expert KEN PIESSE: NEVER before has a humble finger spinner promised to wreak such destruction on the dawn of a major new... More »