Peter FitzSimons

WHAT FORMER WALLABIES CAPTAINS CAN TEACH US ABOUT MICHAEL HOOPER – PETER FITZSIMONS – SMH

By Peter Fitzsimons, Sydney Morning Herald Will Michael Hooper make a good captain of the Wallabies? We can only hope so, and with his appointment to the role this week to take over from long-time captain Stephen Moore, it is clearly the hope of Michael Cheika that the brilliant open-side flanker will be the foundation …

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JOSH DUGAN AND BLAKE FERGUSON HAVE SKILLS, BUT NOT CHARACTER, FOR STATE OF ORIGIN – PETER FITZSIMONS – SMH

By Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald Goodness! Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson, you say, got on the squirt, big-time, just before Origin III, with the entire series on the line? Well … knock me over with a feather! What next? A rugby league club to be found rorting the salary cap system? The Waratahs to …

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FOOL ME TWICE? SURE, LET'S BID FOR THE WOMEN'S WORLD CUP IN 2023 – Peter FitzSimons – SMH

  By Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Really? Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the announcement in Canberra of the 2023 bid for the Women’s World Cup in Australia. Photo: Andrew Meares Fool me both times using taxpayers’ money and I reckon you have a political …

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'IT'S FREAKING HOPELESS': WHY THE HEALTH STAR RATING SYSTEM HAS TO GO – PETER FITZSIMONS – SMH

By Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald ‘It’s freaking hopeless’: why the Health Star Rating System has to go It is time for our government to take strong action against the scourge of our times, the appalling and terrifying phenomenon that is wiping out innocents from all walks of life, devastating families and leaving lives in …

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LEGEND OF LES DARCY LIVES ON 100 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH – PETER FITZSIMONS – SMH

By Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald On this particularly significant centenary – we will get to it – how to explain the significance of Les Darcy to those fresh to the story? Darcy was no less than an Australian Muhammad Ali, a boxer from poor circumstances beloved by the people, capable of taking on the …

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IT'S BUDGET TIME SO WHICH SPORTING INVESTMENT SHARES SHOULD YOU BUY, SELL OR HOLD? – PETER FITZSIMONS – SMH

By Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald With the Treasurer about to deliver his federal budget within two shakes of a burnt stick, it is time for your humble correspondent to deliver my annual advice on your sporting investment portfolio, as regards which shares to buy, sell, and hold. John Coates. $7.02. Sell.  Tough call, but there is …

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SYDNEY FC ARE THE GREATEST TEAM IN AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL – PETER FITZSIMONS – SM

By Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald What is wrong with you bastards? Let me start with the egg-ballers first. Just how ingrained are your ancient prejudices against football, that you continue to not give a flying doughnut about the greatest football team this country has ever seen? In the top v bottom clash Sydney stole the …

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MEMO WARATAHS: YOU WERE AWFUL – DO SOMETHING – ANYTHING – PETER FITSIMONS – SMH

By Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald There are losses, there are bad losses, there are disgraceful losses, there are disgraceful losses including craven collapses and then … there is the Waratahs’ 28-12 loss to the Brumbies at the Sydney Football Stadium last Saturday night. I was there, watched it closely from first to last, and …

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PETER FITZSIMONS RECALLS SOME FATHERLY ADVICE – SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Strange, how a chance comment from your Dad at the right time can guide your whole approach to life. “Look to other, older men,” he said to me once when I was in my late teens and we were picking oranges together on our orchard at Peats Ridge. “See how they live their lives, ask …

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HOW PETER FITZSIMONS QUIT SUGAR AND ALCOHOL AND BECAME A BETTER HUSBAND

By Peter FitzSimons, Sydney Morning Herald Oi! You. Fatty Boomka. Yes, you. Don’t look around at others. I am talking to you, bloke. And don’t be offended at being called “Fatty Boomka” either, precious, because I used to be you … And, just like you, my weight yo-yo-ed up and down for thirty-odd years …  …

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