Tag Archives : Greatest Sporting Moment

Winx – The horse that stops the nation


I’m happy to watch sport for its own sake and I’m not really one for betting on it or gambling of any type. Most of the time I can’t really see the point of it or indeed the fun. It seems to me that however you go about it you can never really win in the long run, so why…

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The game of a lifetime. Drama, human frailty and triumph in the 1989 NSW Rugby League Grand Final


I felt a little misty eyed as the Roosters and Rabbitohs players walked off the Sydney Football Stadium last Saturday night. I’d got to know the Sydney Cricket Ground at Moore Park well during my years as a groundsman/scoreboard operator in the early 1980s. I recall when beehives stood in the corner of the SCG number 2, which is the…

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‘So, who was the greatest?’ Peter Newlinds answers the question about sporting greats


After my eighteen years commentating on ABC Grandstand I am often asked the question ‘in your opinion who was the greatest?’ In the process of writing Around The Grounds I have had the chance to reflect on the myriad of sporting champions that was my great privilege to observe and commentate on in my career. I saw Serena Williams playing the Hobart International…

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