/ 26 September 2023

Footy highs and lows

Image: Andrew Young via Wikimedia Commons
Image: Andrew Young via Wikimedia Commons

So, you know the euphoric feeling so many of us had when the Matildas were playing their hearts out at the Women’s World Cup? This is the opposite of that… The Wallabies have almost certainly crashed out of the Rugby World Cup in France after receiving a 40-6 thrashing from Wales yesterday morning. Our national side used to be our pride and glory, but it’s been a tough few years, and this performance takes things to a new low… The Wallabies have never been bundled out of the tournament in the pool stage, leaving one writer to say what many rugby fans are thinking – that Aussie rugby is “bereft of ideas, leadership or inspiration”. And coach Eddie Jones – who has been savaged by his critics – seems to agree… “It’s not only the Wallabies we have got to improve; we’ve got to treat the whole system of Australian rugby … we’ve got to have a really good look at ourselves,” he said. There’s still a match to go against Portugal next Monday…

And while we have you, the AFL has named its fairest and best player of 2023… The Brisbane Lions’ Lachie Neale has become a 2-time Brownlow Medallist, calling it “unbelievable”. And because you’ve been good this morning, here’s a red carpet gallery with all the fashion looks.

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