/ 10 July 2024

Row row row your boat


Move over Matildas, Boomers and Hockeyroos – Australia’s got a new iconic sporting nickname with the “Rowsellas”… Our rowing team announced yesterday they were formally rebranding ahead of the Paris Games – saying the bird’s characteristics “of agility, beauty and resilience mirror the qualities inherent in the sport”. Another sport getting a glow-up is rugby union. After a disastrous 2023 World Cup campaign, Rugby Australia (RA) has just taken control of the ACT Brumbies. It’s the second club after the NSW Waratahs to cede control to RA as the code struggles to attract crowds/sponsors. No Aussie side has won the Super Rugby since 2014 (it’s been dominated by our Kiwi cuzzie bros…) and the sport’s bosses are desperate to get the game back to its glory days before we host the next World Cup in 2027. Repeats of last Saturday’s solid wins by the Wallabies and Wallaroos this weekend would no doubt help…

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