Finals Week 1 – Fremantle v Sydney: We’re Still Dancing

What do the Sydney Swans, Ren McCormack, Beaumont and Fremantle have in common? Joe Moore explains.

Almanac Rugby – The Forgotten story of Steve Merrick: Rugby Union’s last amateur (first published in The Guardian)

An outstanding yarn from Patrick Skene ahead of Saturday’s Bledisloe Cup decider against the All-Blacks at Eden Park on Steve Merrick, Rugby Union’s last amateur. The story of how a coal miner from the Hunter Valley turned down SANZAR and World Rugby Corporation megabucks and went back to the pits.

The Accident at Tashi Lapso Pass, Part Four: Thangbo

With badly broken tibia and fibula bones, Louise Currie, Lakpa and Uttum are currently 0-2 in the ‘luck’ stakes. First, no mobile phone coverage and in part three, no helicopter for an air-evacuation and urgently needed medical treatment. In part four, Plan B turns out to be every bit as treacherous as getting off the [Read more]

The Accident At Tashi Lapso Pass, Part Three: Rescue In A Doko

In part two Lakpa Sherpa and his team desperately began to improvise a way to get Louise off the Ngole glacier. In part three, Louise recalls some of the most harrowing moments of her ordeal.