Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sport Shorts - 23 July


  • Ok, hands up who thought that Sydney would be in the mix for a top four finish after their 0-6 start. I certainly didn't. Mind you, they've still got three tough games before the finals (Hawthorn, Geelong and Adelaide). 
  • Hard to read GWS at the moment, they're not playing particularly well, but they've still got players to come back. 
  • I saw my first live game for the year on the weekend, and went to ANZ Stadium and saw the Wests Tigers tackle the Parramatta Eels. In summary it was a fun (and close) game, but not the best advert for the game. I'd be surprised if the Eels did much damage in the finals. 
  • I guess it was another honorable loss for the Warriors - losing 12-24 to the North Queensland Cowboys. 
  • The other story from the weekend was Sia Soliola not being sent off in the Canberra v Melbourne game. Coupled with Ricky Stuart's bizarre press conference spray about the referees. This article about the issue is interesting reading.
Super Rugby
  • The winners of the semi finals were the Hurricanes, Lions, Crusaders and Chiefs.  So in next weeks finals we'll see the Hurricanes travel to South Africa to play the Lions and the Crusaders play the Chiefs.  
  • I'm thinking the final will be between the Hurricanes and Crusaders, but we'll see. 
The Cricket World Cup
  • The Women's World Cup was great viewing. England are the deserved winners. The two moments of the tournament for me were Chamari Atapattu's unbeaten 178 and Harmanpreet Kaur's 171* in the semi final.  There's a great read about the World Cup here.  While I was disappointed to see NZ get knocked out early, it was great to see South Africa do well. 

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