Wallaby great Ella slams leaders for letting Aussie rugby sink so low

Wallaby great Ella slams leaders for letting Aussie rugby sink so low

By Jodan Perry Updated July 18, 2017 18:19:27 Former Wallaby great Mark Ella has unloaded on rugby union administrators, blaming a lack of leadership and unwillingness to learn from New Zealand’s dominance as local rugby endures a difficult period. The Wallabies have won fewer than half of their Tests since the 2015 World Cup final loss, and this Super Rugby season Australian teams have won none of their 25 games against New Zealand teams. These statistics do not sit well with Ella, who says the blame lies with the game’s…

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England edges plucky South Africa to reach Women's World Cup final

England edges plucky South Africa to reach Women's World Cup final

Posted July 19, 2017 08:48:16 England has reached the Women’s Cricket World Cup final by beating South Africa with only two balls to spare in a thrilling semi-final. Anya Shrubsole hit the decisive boundary to seal a two-wicket win for England, which required two runs from the last three balls in Bristol. South Africa earlier won the toss and chose to bat. It scored 6-218 off 50 overs after opener Laura Wolvaardt (66) and the unbeaten Mignon du Preez (76 not out) had given the underdogs hope of a shock…

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Australian Survivor announces big shake-up

Australian Survivor announces big shake-up

AUSTRALIAN Survivor will have a live finale and reunion show for the first time this year, after Channel 10 listened to the show’s super fans who demanded it. Last year Kristie Bennett was named the winner of the long running reality show, after a prerecorded filmed segment in Samoa was aired. This year the announcement by host Jonathan LaPaglia is likely to take place in Sydney, all live. The show has already finished filming in Samoa. media_cameraFlick Egginton and Jonathan LaPaglia, on set of tribal council last year. Picture: Nigel…

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WA drivers ‘Australia’s most distracted’

WA drivers ‘Australia’s most distracted’

WA drivers are the most distracted in the country, with motorists admitting to everything from eating to shaving and watching TV behind the wheel. Inattention or driver distraction is the leading cause of car crashes across Australia, costing an estimated $70 million a day. A national survey from Finder.com.au has found WA “was by far the most dangerous state”. “Seventy-five per cent of Western Australian drivers admit to doing something dangerous or distracting while driving,” Grahame Cooke from Finder.com.au said. media_cameraA driver shaves behind the wheel.“One in two have eaten…

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Authorities: Man killed daughter for dating a Muslim

Authorities: Man killed daughter for dating a Muslim

Prosecutors say Sami Karra, 58, killed his daughter in their family home in the central Israeli town of Ramle, a day after she graduated from high school. The daughter, 17-year-old Henriette Karra, was in a relationship with a Muslim man, against the urging of her parents, according to a criminal indictment filed in Israeli district court this week. In late May, Henriette left the family home after threats and abuse from her parents, the indictment said. She stayed with her boyfriend’s mother for part of the time. Henriette’s family tried…

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