Richard Cooke
is a contributing editor to The Monthly, and the Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year.

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Sport August 30, 2014

Prop master: Ben Alexander, 29, rugby union player

All the world's a stage for Wallabies scrum anchor Ben Alexander.

Sport August 23, 2014

High society: Liz Cambage, 23, basketballer

Australian Opals star Liz Cambage on social media, homesickness and the pressure of expectation.

Sport August 16, 2014

Forwards, backwards: Kate Hornsey, 32, rower

Olympic silver medallist Kate Hornsey on the psychology of rowing.

Sport August 09, 2014

Maul world: Bec Clough, 25, rugby player

Rebecca Clough is a key player in the Wallaroos' bid to lift the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Sport August 02, 2014

Straight shooter: Jeremy Cameron, 21, AFL player

He's a rising star of the AFL, but Jeremy Cameron's 2014 season has been cruelly cut short by injury.

Sport July 26, 2014

Pipe dreams: Corbin Harris, 28, skateboarder

Pro skateboarder and TV presenter Corbin Harris on cultivating his dream career.

Sport July 19, 2014

On a roll: Matthew Flapper, 35, lawn bowler

Commonwealth Games debutant Matthew Flapper on the mind games of lawn bowls.

Sport July 12, 2014

Making a splash: Cate Campbell, 22, swimmer

Her best friends were always the nerds and never the jocks, but then Cate Campbell fell in love with winning.

Sport July 05, 2014

In the fast lane: Daniel Ricciardo, 25, formula one driver

In the run-up to the British Grand Prix, Australian F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo shares his thoughts on high-speed rivalries and staying humble.