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Malcolm Andrews

Can we stop the Australian juggernaut?

Can we stop the Australian juggernaut?

🕔10:33, 6.Dec 2013

Call it killer instinct … call it whatever you like. But on Saturday the Australians showed why they are simply the best in the Greatest Game of All. Leading 34-2 with eight minutes left to play, did they ease up?

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World Cup brimming with memories

🕔16:19, 25.Nov 2013

So there’s just one week to go. And what a wonderful World Cup it has been, despite plenty of denigration of the minnows from certain sections of the Australian media, who just can’t seem to see past the NRL. Back

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The Aussie angle: Why I feel for the English

🕔11:45, 25.Nov 2013

It was perhaps significant that just a few hours after we witnessed one of the greatest World Cup matches in history, between England and New Zealand for the right to play Australia in this year’s final, I should receive an

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The spirit of America

🕔16:22, 18.Nov 2013

It’s a case of Back to the Future on my return to these pages after my annual voyage on the world’s finest boutique cruise vessel, SeaDream I. I like to describe the gangplank to SeaDream as “the 18 Steps to

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They’ve faced the final curtain

🕔12:24, 7.Oct 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 7th Oct 2013 And now the end is here, and so they’ve faced the final curtain. Tests. Hundreds of senior matches. Joy and distress. The highs, the lows. The camaraderie. Every emotion that makes

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Toovey poised for greatness

Toovey poised for greatness

🕔14:36, 30.Sep 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 30th Sept 2013 What makes a great coach? You might as well ask: “How long is a piece of string?” It’s indefinable. One thing is certain. It’s not necessary to have been a great

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Oldies but goodies

🕔14:47, 23.Sep 2013

First published in League Express, Mon 23rd Sept 2013 You don’t coach sides to win seven Premierships if you are a dunce. That’s what Wayne Bennett’s résumé shows only too clearly. Six titles with the Brisbane Broncos and another with

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Like vintage wine

🕔13:47, 16.Sep 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 16th Sept 2013 Like many people, a lady friend of mine would hide her age – even though she carried it with classic aplomb. But such an attitude had its drawbacks. Especially when she

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Checking the hairs on the chinny, chin, chin

🕔13:44, 9.Sep 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 9th Sept 2013 I hope our readers all recognised the significance of Saturday. In Australia we went to the polls to choose a new Prime Minister. And we all voted early so we could

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The Beast, the Wolfman and Brilliant Bev

🕔13:40, 2.Sep 2013

First published in League Express, Monday 2nd Sept 2013 It was heaven for Australia’s Rugby League couch potatoes on Saturday, as well as those who subscribe to Premier Sports in Old Blighty. And not just for the fact they could

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