Author Archives: Paul Cook

Jai Times Pt 1: From Steeden to Gilbert via Lebanon, Concord & Croatia

Heard the one about the Lebanese/Croatian Australian leaguie that represented one country kicking a Gilbert, and another with a Steeden, won two Sydney club Premierships with a Man of the Match performance in one grand final, and a last-minute field goal to win the other, and hung up the boots last year to try his hand at coaching –  with one of the teams he took down in a title decider?

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London 7s Day 2: Fiji back on top as Aussies take plucky silver

Fiji have triumphed in London to claim their fourth title of the current World Series, downing Australia 43-7 in the Cup Final to overtake the USA at the top of the ladder with one round remaining. But despite the margin of defeat in the title decider, it was a weekend of significant progress and many positives for an Aussie side starting to make good on the promise they have shown all season.

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