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Tom Decent is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald

'Best Australian sporting moment I have ever seen': The incredible Indigenous Australian national anthem

'Best Australian sporting moment I have ever seen': The incredible Indigenous Australian national anthem

Sixteen-year-old schoolgirl Olivia Fox put on a performance that will be remembered for years to come before Australia's 16-16 draw with Argentina.

  • by Sam Phillips and Tom Decent

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Cursed Hodge misses again as Wallabies draw with Argentina

Cursed Hodge misses again as Wallabies draw with Argentina

With scores level at 16-16, Australia won a penalty. All eyes turned to Hodge, who smiled, held out his hand and grabbed the ball.

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'It was easily the worst day': Sixers recruit closes in on BBL debut after double family tragedy

'It was easily the worst day': Sixers recruit closes in on BBL debut after double family tragedy

Losing one parent is hard enough. Losing both in the space of 18 months was crushing for Nick Bertus. But the new Sydney Sixers recruit doesn't consider himself unlucky.

  • by Tom Decent
Defiant Hooper wants to remain Wallabies captain as he closes in on record

Defiant Hooper wants to remain Wallabies captain as he closes in on record

The Wallabies skipper has come under fire recently but made it clear he wants to remain at the helm in 2021.

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Why Rennie thinks Hodge could be a long-term No.10

Why Rennie thinks Hodge could be a long-term No.10

There's a good reason why Reece Hodge will wear the No.15 jersey for Australia's final Test of 2020 against Argentina.

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Matera remains captain after Pumas strike threat but banned trio won't play

Matera remains captain after Pumas strike threat but banned trio won't play

Pablo Matera's suspension as Argentina captain has been overturned but the 27-year-old and two of his other teammates won't line up against Australia this weekend.

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Ashley-Cooper approached for commentary gig as Nine eye off big names

Ashley-Cooper approached for commentary gig as Nine eye off big names

Nine and Stan Sport are building a new-look commentary team for their rugby coverage next year and there are mix of new and old faces in the frame.

  • by Tom Decent
Wallabies realistic about task of beating Pumas by 101 points

Wallabies realistic about task of beating Pumas by 101 points

Lukhan Salakaia-Loto concedes more than a miracle is needed to claim the Tri Nations title, but the Wallabies forward says finishing the year on a high is crucial.

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Thunder thump Stars to claim second WBBL title
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Thunder thump Stars to claim second WBBL title

An incredible semi-final comeback earlier this week made the ruthless victory all the sweeter for a youthful side that didn’t get flustered when it mattered most.

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RA set to fund Western Force as franchise looks to complete unlikely return to the fold
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RA set to fund Western Force as franchise looks to complete unlikely return to the fold

The Western Force, who were sensationally cut from Super Rugby in 2017, look to be back for the long haul.

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'Appalling': Indians fined as Australians vow to act on slow over rates

'Appalling': Indians fined as Australians vow to act on slow over rates

Former Australian stars want the ICC to act after woefully slow over rates meant Friday night's opening one-day international finished an hour late.

  • by Jon Pierik, Tom Decent and Phil Lutton