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Every moment matters • WITH FOX FOOTY’S NEROLI MEADOWS
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Lions are roaring again • Could the Brisbane Lions be the feel-good story of 2019? They’re in the finals for the first time in a decade after finishing second. A stirring one-point win over Geelong in Round 22 was a famous victory …
When the Boomers bounced America • Australia’s historic victory over the USA in the second game of that infamous exhibition basketball series played in Melbourne was so powerful, it almost overshadowed the horrendous PR generated by what many were labelling sport’s version of the Fyre Festival …
MILLENNIAL MOMENTS • There’s nothing like a big occasion to breathe life into a man. Premierships or the promise of them; Grand Finals and the gravity they produce; the magnitude and significance of the season decider. The compressed moment that squeezes the extraordinary from ordinary men – great from the good, inspiration from the ingenious, originality from the old-school. On and off the field, a Grand Final provides charged context: everything is a sign, a moment, iconic, ironic, dramatic, ecstatic, vatic and traumatic. Here are 20 moments – 17 on the big stage and three off-Broadway – of the 21st Century so far that made the season’s final day unforgettable.
… AND THREE OFF-BROADWAY
THE GREAT RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINALS • The following feature article consists of extracts from the Liam Hauser book The Great Grand Finals – Rugby League’s Greatest Contests. We strongly encourage you to seek his book out for yourselves, but in the meantime we share with you Liam’s chapters relating to the first-ever mandatory NSW first grade grand final in 1954, and the second-last Winfield Cup grand final played 40 years later.
WAR IN JAPAN • The 2019 Rugby World Cup presents an opportunity, however futile it may seem, for the world to claw one back on those all-conquering All Blacks. And the Wallabies? At least they’ll have our hope on board … as always.
SOPHIE MOLINEUX • Here, the Australian women’s all-rounder shares her thoughts on a long, hot summer of cricket ahead, starting with two tough series against the touring Sri Lankans …
THE REAPER • The world will be watching when Australia’s first UFC champion, middleweight Robert Whittaker, defends his 185-pound belt against interim title-holder Israel Adesanya, in a five-round championship bout. We caught up with Whittaker ahead of UFC 243, to talk career, confidence, and giving the crowd what it wants at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium.
Church OF THE Open Sky • In his new book, Nat Young – author, world champion Australian surfer, and celebrated pioneer of the shortboard revolution – ponders the rich tapestry of surfing. The following is Chapter Nine from Open Sky: “Russell Hughes and Dappa” … whose company you’re certain to enjoy, just like Nat did all those years ago.
ASHES TO ASHES • Cricket’s prestigious Ashes isn’t just one of sport’s most fierce rivalries; over the years the concept has also proven an intriguing subject for some of the world’s best sports photographers. In their pursuit to record every agonising Ashes low and breathtaking high, they have always produced magnificent feasts for the sports-loving eye. In 2019 they have delivered once again. The...