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Australia supreme in Four Nations final battle

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Australia confirmed their position as the premier team in international rugby league on Sunday as they beat New Zealand in a decisive manner at Anfield to claim the Four Nations for the third time. There was an electric atmosphere at the Merseyside ground, which was hosting its first game in … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Perth, Australia

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Melissa Gitari is spending the third year of her English Language and Literature degree at The University of Western Australia, Perth. She enjoys writing, cheese-based foods and the musical stylings of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. When she is not bemoaning the systemic inequalities that underpin Western society, she can be found with … Read More

First ‘Day-night’ Test is a Roaring Success

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AUSTRALIA have made cricketing history once again in the past week by winning the first ever day-night test match against local rivals New Zealand in Adelaide. In what turned out to be a low-scoring affair, the pivotal talking point wasn’t regarding the light, the change of conditions or even the new … Read More

From Leeds with Love: Layla Homewood, Australia

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Layla is a third year literature and philosophy student at Monash University in sunny Australia who made the big move to Leeds uni for the end of 2015. When she’s not buried in books, drinking an unhealthy amount of coffee and writing auto-biographies about herself that sound like online-dating applications, … Read More

Stage Set for Final Showdown

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AFTER 47 matches, 18 teams and 13 stadiums, there awaits one last battle. And it will see two sets of soldiers from the same corner of the world march out tomorrow night at Twickenham for the chance to lift the Webb Ellis trophy. In a stadium which is hundreds of … Read More

Chris Brown was right to be denied entry to Australia

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I’m not the biggest fan of Chris Brown, musically or otherwise, and so when the news came that he had been denied a visa and banned from entering Australia, it didn’t really change my life in any way, shape or form. Chris Brown made headlines in 2009 when he was … Read More

The Rugby World Cup Weekly Review

3 years ago / 0 comments

Group A Wales 23 – 13 Fiji A tired-looking Wales were run close by the Pacific islanders, who at one point in the second half looked like they could take the lead. However, the reliable boot of Dan Biggar steered them to safety and through to the quarter-finals. England 13 … Read More

England grind out win

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The one-day international series between England and Australia will go down to the wire, after the hosts reached their target of 300 with four balls to spare at Headingley. The Aussies were heavily wounded by their unsuccessful Ashes campaign, and had come out on top in the opening two contests, … Read More

Man It Feels Like Space Again by Pond

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Arguably Australia’s finest concoction of psychedelic musicians – Pond are back with their sixth studio album. Often described as Tame Impala’s cousin, the two bands share vital members and as with all Pond’s releases, the Impala genes shine through. ‘Waiting Around For Grace’ kicks the album off as a beautiful … Read More

Cricket: India, Australia & South Africa get ready for 2015 World Cup

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Over the last few weeks, and across several continents, there has been plenty of international cricket to get stuck into. Pakistan have trounced Australia in the United Arab Emirates and are now taking on New Zealand at the same venue. Australia meanwhile no sooner got back home from those chastening … Read More