Inside Sport

Inside Sport May 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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6 Issues

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6 min.
20 things you might’ve missed

1 Tickets to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, to be staged in Australia in 2020 (funny that) were released for sale one year out from the start of the tournament. Adding to the 20-ness of it all, tix start at $20 for adults, while all kids’ tickets are $5. The final of the 23-match Cup will be held at the MCG on Sunday, March 8 – International Women’s Day. 2 Rugby league living and playing legend Cameron Smith called on the NRL to reinstate Melbourne Storm’s two stripped premierships in the wake of the penalties handed down to the Sharks over their own salary cap breaches. Smith says the Storm’s and Sharks’ breaches are comparable. Yeah Cam, about as comparable as jaywalking and armed robbery ... 3 After his Central…

2 min.
freeze frame

3 min.
banging on the door of origin

As the National Rugby League competition heats up and the outside temperature starts to plummet, it can only mean one thing: State of Origin is just around the corner. After dominating last year, the New South Wales Blues will start the 2019 series as raging-hot favourites, but if there’s one thing that Origin has taught us it’s to never write Queensland off. The opening rounds of the NRL have thrown up plenty of upsets, with so many surprise team performances and players coming from the clouds to press for State of Origin selection. Injuries and suspension aside, here’s how I see both teams shaping up for game one in Brisbane on June 5. QUEENSLAND Just as there’s nothing to be gained from crying over spilt milk, there’s nothing to be gained by looking back at…

3 min.
swapping red for blue

Queensland versus New South Wales in rugby union. It’s the oldest sporting rivalry in Australia, dating back to 1882. New South Wales has won 197 of 305 matches, Queensland 96 and there have been 12 draws. The inter-state clashes were always a highlight on the sporting calendar and they doubled as genuine Wallaby trials, but since the introduction of Super Rugby in 1996, the rivalry has been watered down somewhat in the eyes of some fans. With the Brumbies joining the tournament from day one, and then the Melbourne Rebels coming on board, other rivalries have emerged. Everyone wants to beat big brother, NSW. But rest assured there’s still plenty of spice when the Reds take on the Waratahs, and I’m looking forward to the return clash at Suncorp Stadium this month. The…

4 min.
five superstars of 2018-19

› MILOS NINKOVIC (SYDNEY FC) Thomas Broich is the best import I’ve seen in the A-League. Others have scored more goals and got more people to the airport upon arrival, but Broich is the benchmark. Milos Ninkovic is reaching Broich levels, if he’s not already there. The Serb had a quiet first season in Australia. Since then, he’s been the focal point of Sydney’s success; the most important part of a machine which won four trophies in two seasons. More could come with the form he’s in. This season, with Adrian Mierzejewski having come and gone, Ninkovic has re-assumed the main role which he shared with the Pole last campaign. Opponents know what to expect, but can’t work out how to stop it. Except foul him. He leads the league in fouls won, a category…

3 min.
punters chance

Picking the winner of a PGA Tour golf tournament is like trying to find form in a 50-horse Melbourne Cup field made up only of Kingston Town clones. Each week there are dozens of golfers you could make a case for. Rookies win, journeymen win. The world’s top-50 divide the rest. It’s pluck-a-duck. The US Masters tournament is slightly easier. The field is limited to 100 and it’s an “invitational”. Augusta National’s green jackets throw in kid amateurs while past champions can play forever. Thus you can strike a line through Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize (the bastard) and runner-up in the US Amateur, the superbly named Devon Bling. Yet there’s still 50 with a sniff. But it’s magnificent, the Masters. Watching the contenders stride off nine and onwards into Amen Corner, ashen-faced…