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Daphne was no shrinking violet – on or off the court

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THE doyenne of tennis in Queensland, Daphne Fancutt, is one tough customer. Raised on a remote cattle station, she worked with the men and, when she began playing tennis, she played in the men’s competitions. A feisty competitor on court, she’s been a fighte... More »

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Tough sheilas take a bow

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WHILE our male cricketers are languishing, and our Wallabies can’t take a trick against the All Blacks, Australia’s sportswomen keep racking up the records. PETER MEARES pays tribute to the gritty girls. More »

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Why tennis is on the nose

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VETERAN sports commentator and writer PETER MEARES has observed many good and bad moments in sport over the years. But he says it’s about time to call time on the behaviour of bad sports like Serena Williams. 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 »

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How to save Super Rugby

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SUPER RUGBY is sinking fast and is sorely in need of a shakeup. PETER MEARES believes he can provide a radical solution to restore interest in the game. More »

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Shorter, but is it sweeter?

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SHORTENED versions are sweeping many sports. PETER MEARES took a look at Rugby Tens and wonders whether the slick new games are the way of the future. More »

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T20 dying? No way!

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HE MAY be a recent convert but PETER MEARES has been infected by the fun and fury of the wild new child of cricket. More »