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

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Sport May 05, 2018

Molly’s game: Molly Taylor, 29, rally driver

Molly Taylor on the cruelties of motorsport and why rally driving never gets boring.

Sport April 28, 2018

Throwing in the Powell: Joe Powell, 24, rugby player

Joe Powell on getting the call-up for the Wallabies.

Sport April 21, 2018

Life on the edge: Rhiannan Iffland, 26, cliff diver

Rhiannan Iffland on the mental and physical challenges involved in plunging from a five-storey-high cliff.

Sport April 07, 2018

Bridge building: Mark Bridge, 32, soccer player

A-League striker Mark Bridge on success with the Western Sydney Wanderers, lost opportunities with the Socceroos and his favourite goal.

Sport March 24, 2018

Spinning gold: Mitchell Swepson, 24, cricketer

As the Queensland Bulls vie for the Sheffield Shield, Mitchell Swepson talks about growing up watching Warnie and the finesse of leg-spin.

Sport March 10, 2018

Full board: Joany Badenhorst, 23, Para-snowboarder

Champion snowboarder and Australia’s Winter Paralympics opening ceremony flagbearer Joany Badenhorst on the joys of proving her doubters wrong.

Sport March 03, 2018

Leading role: Rachael Haynes, 31, cricketer

Test cricketer Rachael Haynes on the individual resilience and collaborative relationships essential to becoming a winning outfit.

Sport February 17, 2018

Ice queen: Kailani Craine, 19, figure skater

Kailani Craine on her love of ice skating, making it to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and always being asked about Tonya Harding.

Sport February 10, 2018

High-flyer: David Morris, 33, aerial skier

Aerial skier and Sochi Winter Olympics silver medallist David Morris sets his sights on PyeongChang.

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