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

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Sport July 29, 2017

Moore experience: Stephen Moore, 34, rugby player

Fresh from standing down as Wallabies captain, Stephen Moore talks about the importance of experience and a balanced life off the rugby field.

Opinion July 22, 2017

Comments and the discourse of distraction

“You can advocate letting obese diabetics die from their disease, or float the end of universal suffrage, or write about Africans being cannibals who don’t understand cities – if you’re Elizabeth Farrelly, you can do all three – but so long as …”

Sport July 22, 2017

Top of the table: Matthew Bolton, 38, billiards and snooker player

2017 Oceania snooker champion and two-times runner-up world champion Matthew Bolton on chasing the Australian billiards record.

Sport July 15, 2017

Her own league: Maddie Studdon, 22, rugby league player

Australian Jillaroo and NRL All Star Maddie Studdon on training and playing between shifts as a stevedore.

Sport July 08, 2017

World of pain: Robert Whittaker, 26, mixed martial artist

Mixed martial artist Robert Whittaker on why working out how to beat an opponent is a thrilling adrenalin rush.

Sport June 17, 2017

Silver linings: Lisa Darmanin, 25, sailor

For Rio Olympic silver medallist Lisa Darmanin ‘it’s all eyes on Tokyo’, in a bid to go one better and bring home sailing gold.

Sport June 03, 2017

Balancing act: Jo Brigden-Jones, 29, kayaker

Olympic kayaker Jo Brigden-Jones on how pressure – in sporting events and in her work as a paramedic – brings out the best in her.

Sport April 22, 2017

À la kart: Rianna O’Meara-Hunt, 15, kart driver

Karting champion Rianna O’Meara-Hunt on being too young for a driver’s licence but travelling at speeds of up to 120km/h on the racetrack.

Sport April 15, 2017

Pursuit force: Sam Welsford, 21, cyclist

Newly crowned world champion cyclist Sam Welsford on winning team pursuit silver in Rio, funky tan lines and his relationship with Lycra.