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This week on the show, the lads discuss: Jarryd Hayne – waived from the 49ers and now back on their practice squad. What’s going on? Is he not that good, or do Americans just hate us? Australia v NZ World Cup Final. We did well, but fuck those All Blacks are good. Cricket – the…

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Tonight, thousands of Australians are planning to stay out until 3:00am for the Rugby World Cup Final. Others are planning a most sensible approach: maybe a glass of wine or two in front of Netflix, some Thai delivery courtesy of our good friends at Delivery Hero*, before turning in around 10:30ish and setting their alarm…

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On a quiet spring afternoon in the Florentine Hills, TPA’s Ben Shine quietly slipped into the empty and unguarded Italian National Football Museum and Training Base, Coverciano. Unaccompanied, he perused the displays of World Cup glory and retraced the footsteps of idols Maldini, Baggio and Sacchi. He shares his experience here.

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So my good friend and colleague Al McClintock has written a glowing article about his love for rugby union, which he’s described as the “perfect marriage of brains and brawn.” Well, Mr McClintock has just been well and truly swept up in the generic euphoria that comes with an international sporting competition that takes place…

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