Wallabies go down to Springboks in spiteful Rugby Championship encounter marred by all-in brawl

Springboks forward Eben Etzebeth (right) gets into a fistfight with Wallabies prop Allan Alaalatoa during Saturday's fierce match.
Instead of moving to the top of the Rugby Championship ladder, the Wallabies were brutalized 24-8 by the Springboks in a rancorous clash marred by an all-out brawl at the newly rebuilt Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday night. .... Read more

CRAIG BROWN: Why Roald Dahl was a spiteful BFG (big fibbing giant) 

Since his death in 1990, sales of Roald Dahl's books have skyrocketed, with a book sold every 2.6 seconds.  Recently, Netflix bought the film rights to his works for 500 million pounds.
Fifty years ago this month, playwright Tom Stoppard threw a summer party. His guests included the novelist Kingsley Amis, who had earned a reputation as an extreme, almost parodic, grump. Already irritated by actor Michael Caine’s lackluster conversation, Amis was... Read more