2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v England: A cruel end

Edgbaston and England got Australia once again, but Sean Mortell is trying to see some positive signs after Australia’s departure from the 2019 World Cup.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v South Africa: Old rivals still go hard

Before Australia’s World Cup semi-final clash against England tonight, Sean Mortell reviews their last game against South Africa and details what may change for tonight’s line-up

The Pat Cronin Foundation – combatting the coward punch

A moving account presented by Sean Mortell tells of the “cowardly one punch” and a family’s committed effort to combat this totally unacceptable behaviour after their son was tragically killed in such an incident.

Round 16 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: A horrible night’s footy

A hard day in the Under19s hopefully was to be off set by a Pies win that night, but it was not to be for Sean Mortell as he reports.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v New Zealand: A hard-fought, well deserved win

‘World Cup clashes with the little cousin are always special.’ There were great expectations as the 2015 finalists confronted each other at Lord’s on Saturday. Sean Mortell tells us the story.

Round 15 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Outclassed, outfought, destroyed

‘…the Pies learnt the hard way that a team relying on solo brilliance rather than a gritty indestructible system would never pull away as victors.’ Sean Mortell exposes the deficiency in Collingwood’s recent approach to explain North’s big and unexpected win on Saturday. It needs to be fixed before September.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v England: An incomplete yet resounding victory

Australia managed to out-class England in a blockbuster World Cup clash at Lord’s, as Sean Mortell reviews the encounter and what Australia got right.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin 2: A downpour of rain and tries

With a format that, in theory, could prove repetitive, State of Origin continues to deliver the drama and quality to capture the imagination of much of the nation. Sean Mortell reports on the dominant Blues effort in Perth.

AFL Round 14 – Western Bulldogs v Collingwood: Gritty goals grind a win

Sean Mortell watched his Pies unconvincingly beat the Bulldogs with mixed emotions, but as the old adage says; a win’s a win

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v Bangladesh: Slowly coming together

Sean Mortell reviews another steady Australian win, as he is satisfied that the team’s balance is slowly improving throughout the tournament

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v Sri Lanka: Not pretty, but it does the trick

Australia continued their World Cup campaign with another imperfect win against Sri Lanka, as Sean Mortell details the problems the Aussies need to fix if they are to go deep into the tournament

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v Pakistan: Battling hard, doing enough

The mecurial Pakistanis have been hard to pick and Australia caught them on a middling day writes Sean Mortell.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v India: Simply out-classed

Australia faced their first set back in the 2019 Cricket World Cup against India last Sunday night. Sean Mortell wonders whether it was a necessary reality check.

Round 12 – Collingwood v Melbourne: A big freeze and some cold play

Seam Mortell reports on Collingwood’s return to form over a struggling Melbourne, even as the Big Freeze action threatened to overshadow the football.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v West Indies: Restoking old rivalries

Sean Mortell reviews Australia’s last gasp win in their second match of the 2019 cricket World Cup against the dangerous West Indies.

Almanac Tennis: Ash Barty – the perfect role model for young Australians

Sean Mortell channels the view held widely through the Australian populus about new French Open champion Ash Barty. [Lovely tribute – Ed]

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin I: New personnel, same result.

Sean Mortell is a Melbourne lad but has always kept an eye on rugby league so that he always recognised the big names of Queensland’s decade of dominance. But what now with so many unfamiliar faces in the maroon? Read his description of a Game 1 of the 2019 State of Origin series which showed that Kevvy Walters has put together another fine team.

2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v Afghanistan: A nerve-settling start

As Australia looks to its game against the West Indies, Sean Mortell reviews their opening win over Afghanistan.

Round 11 – Collingwood v Fremantle: Reality checks and good Saturday arvo footy

Sean Mortell travelled to the MCG for a traditional Saturday arvo game against Freo. Despite the disappointing result, he came away having enjoyed a thrilling finish.

Round 10 – Sydney v Collingwood: 50 metre penalties and miracle goals

Sean Mortell was anxious coming in, but ultimately relieved to see an undermanned Collingwood get the points at the SCG.