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

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Sport June 02, 2018

Fighting spirit: Tai Tuivasa, 25, mixed martial artist

Mixed martial artist Tai Tuivasa on being a proud Indigenous Australian and the gladiatorial challenges of cage fighting.

Sport May 12, 2018

Heart and soul: Ashleigh Hewson, 38, rugby player

Wallaroo Ashleigh Hewson on how rugby union burned into her soul and why she’d love to get into coaching.

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.

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