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Troy Whittaker

Troy Whittaker is a sports journalist who particularly loves rugby league and cricket. He also has an interest in social issues and local news.

Australia haunted by sandpaper sledges in ODI defeat

Australia suffered a tight three-wicket defeat to England overnight in its first international fixture following the ball-tampering scandal – and didn’t the Old Enemy love it.

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Tara Rushton: kicking goals in sports journalism

“It’s a really great time to be a female in sport,” Tara Rushton passionately tells a captivated audience of student journalists at her alma mater, Macleay College.

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NRL 2018 season preview: All you need to know

Here we go again, 158 days after the Melbourne Storm trounced North Queensland Cowboys to win 2017’s NRL premiership.

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NRL player Isaac John redefines life after sport

The old adage is that athletes die twice: the first time being after retiring from their chosen sport.

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Second Test: Australia survives scare to win Ashes thriller

Australia is one win away from reclaiming the Ashes after beating a resurgent England by 120 runs.

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First Ashes Test: Sublime Smith stars in Aussie win

Australia has defeated England by 10 wickets to take a 1-nil lead in the Ashes.

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First Ashes Test preview: let the sledging begin

The oldest rivalry in world cricket will be renewed this morning when the Ashes series begins in Brisbane.

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NSW law attempts to put scalpers to the sword

New South Wales has passed landmark legislation to become the first Australian state to ban ticket scalping bots.

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Eminem, rap and politics: a storied history

After a lengthy spell out of the limelight, Eminem is back doing what he does best: enraging America.

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A hiding to nothing – why League’s coaches have tumbled

Rugby League guru Phil Gould speaks to Hatch’s Troy Whittaker about the tough life of NRL coaches. 

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