Richard Cooke
is a journalist and writer for television. He is The Saturday Paper's sports editor.

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news February 03, 2018

Voice of wisdom: Mel Jones, 45, cricket commentator

The Channel Ten BBL and WBBL commentator and former Australian player on women in cricket and the IPL “circus”.

news January 27, 2018

Code breaker: Georgie Parker, 28, Australian rules footballer

Hockeyroo turned Collingwood Football Club recruit Georgie Parker on her love of sport, trick shots and social media.

opinion December 16, 2017

False Labor and the birth of Manus

“The Laborites’ Deep Concern has been applied to every death, rape and outrage since, along with fretting entreaties that the government be more “accountable” and “transparent”. This purely rhetorical stance evaporates the moment the Greens apply …”

news December 16, 2017

All-round success: Jess Jonassen, 25, cricketer

All-rounder Jess Jonassen on the Ashes tour, paving the way for future female cricketers and the importance of education as a fallback plan.

news December 02, 2017

Fists of fate: Tyson Pedro, 26, mixed martial artist

Tyson Pedro on how UFC fighting is a human form of chess and why his mum’s banned from watching his bouts.

news November 25, 2017

Roll playing: Tyan Taylor, 27, goalball player

How visual impairment led Tyan Taylor to become a key member of Australia’s Paralympic goalball team.

news November 04, 2017

Raising the bar: Kiana Elliott, 20, weightlifter

Kiana Elliott on her transformation from elite gymnast to champion weightlifter.

news October 28, 2017

Swimming’s lessons: Brenden Hall, 24, swimmer

Three-time Paralympic gold medallist Brenden Hall on losing his leg at six, and why swimming is such an important part of his life.

opinion October 21, 2017

Australia’s welcome mat for right-wing trolls

“Milo’s year-ending whistlestop is called the Troll Academy Tour, and the baffled reaction of the Sunrise hosts recalled a more innocent time, when alt-right figures weren’t the warm-up act for the Cash Cow. You can chart the change …”