“Les had to fight tremendously hard for the game and for the immigrants, like my parents, who came to Australia with nothing for a better life,” she said. “They were able to establish an identity through Les and through the game and within the country – so, I’m glad.” … [Read more...] about SBS presenter Lucy Zelić hits back at abuse for World Cup pronunciation
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"I have no regrets making that call, but yes, I would love to stay on. I really feel attached to the team and it is an honour to have this role as the coach of Australia. I take it with a lot of pride and a lot of honour. But, like I said, I made my call and have to stand by what I said." … [Read more...] about Michael Cheika quits as Australia head coach after crashing out of Rugby World Cup
That will only occur if inroads are made into countries such as the United States, Germany and Brazil, not to forget Japan. That requires the focused, dynamic leadership that runs contrary to the way the game is set up. The past few months have given unions the chance to reflect as they watch their bank accounts shrink. If they do not appreciate now they are in this together, they never will. … [Read more...] about Rugby should look at 1987 World Cup and take another leap into unknown
Mortlock did not reply to an email seeking comment but Patterson said: “San Diego Legion and other MLR owners created Rugby Growth Investments to fund opportunities at all levels of the North American rugby ecosystem. Partnering with USA Rugby to finance a RWC bid for 2027 would be transformational event that would fast-track game-wide growth.” … [Read more...] about USA Rugby announces steps towards World Cup bid, backed by MLR owners
The event was also expertly handled and directed as a viewing experience. The main events were preceded by coverage of the celebrity-packed pro-am and unpredictable creative tournaments, which took place on Friday, setting the fun tone of the proceedings. On Saturday and Sunday, the solo and duo finals were held over six matches, making for four hours of viewing time each. Players could choose their own streams based on favourite players or geographic regions, while the main stream switched smoothly between well-known players, interesting encounters and larger overviews of the map, showing where the hotspots were. It made for an exciting and involving broadcast, aided by expert commentators and well-chosen replays. … [Read more...] about What can traditional sports learn from the Fortnite World Cup?