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Inside Sport March 2019

Celebrating over 20 years in print, Inside Sport is Australia's most highly awarded sporting publication, including the recipient of the prestigious Walkley Award for sport journalism. But that's not why sports fans love it. Inside Sport consistently tackles modern sporting issues and publishes awe-inspiring sports photography, every month. THAT'S why sports fans love it.

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editor’s letter

Legendary coach, sports journalist and columnist Roy Masters has a saying which goes along the lines of: “Rugby league is the cockroach of the sporting world. It will never be destroyed.” We often wonder at the 13-player game's ability to shoot itself in the foot. We sit there, widemouthed when its players sully the proud game’s reputation. Some of us question whether the latest off-field indiscretion will finally herald the code’s demise. Indeed, another popular theory out there is “never mind the so-called football ‘code warz', the thing that will eventually see the game off will be league itself”. Then State of Origin rolls around and attracts ever-higher television ratings and mega-stadium-loads of fans who can’t get enough. Once the onfield stuff roars back into action, it’s as if all the…

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20 things you might’ve missed

1 Just as he was unpacking his bags after touching down in New Zealand following an ultra-successful tour of Australia, Virat Kohli was given ever-more reasons to celebrate. The India captain was named the 2018 cricketer of the year, as well as being voted Test and one-day international player of the year in the ICC awards. Did our blokes really stand a chance against him? 2 In a case of wait till your CEO gets home, Todd Greenberg returned from his end of year holidays and blasted the playing group via the NRL club captains over what else but off-season player misbehaviour. Going to print, five players had been arrested and charged for violence against women during the league’s off-season. 3 The worst part about that light tower dying out during the…

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freeze frame

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basketball bounces back

Everything has to have a hashtag these days and #NBL19 went with #SeeIncredible. It’s proven #spoton. If the regular season is any guide, the finals will be absorbing. At the time of writing, Perth was within a fingernail of its 33rd consecutive finals appearance, Melbourne United looked every bit the defending champions, Sydney was on track to reach the post season for the first time since 2013, Brisbane had improved dramatically on consecutive wooden spoons and Adelaide was the brilliant but unpredictable wild child sitting at the back of class. Even Illawarra and New Zealand were still alive with three rounds to play. The 41st season of the National Basketball League started with more hype than any other season because of the competition’s biggest signing – Australia’s first NBA No.1 draft pick, who…

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glory, glory to perth?

Football fans of a certain age – and especially those in the west – will have fond memories of the arrival of Perth Glory onto the national scene. It was back in the early 1990s that the city first showed an interest in joining the old National Soccer League. But logistical problems and financial concerns meant the eastern seaboard was reluctant. Perth wasn’t to be deterred, and in an early show of entrepreneurial spirit, the Perth Kangaroos (the club’s forerunner) was formed in 1994 and competed in the Singaporean Premier League – winning the title in its first, and only, season. The arrival of fast food businessman Nick Tana brought the focus back home, and a licence was duly secured for the 1996-97 season. The Glory was an immediate hit, with fans flocking…

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nrl tipping: a hiding to nothing

“Humiliated time and time again with just two out of eight or one out of eight … But still I went back to the well for more.” Hi, my name is Andrew Voss ... and I haven’t had a rugby league tip for over 100 days. I know I’m about to fall off the wagon again, too. I do it at this same time every year for about seven months. It sucks. I know tipping in the NRL leaves me anxious and agitated. I know I’m going to go through so many lows ... but the highs ... wow. That one round in ten that I might just fluke a perfect score keeps me coming back. And then Inside Sport magazine asks me every 12 months to write out my deepest and most…