Return of the Christmas sports wish list

In order, I'd like things to click, things to not go 'ping', things to be quite, and things to take responsibility..

In order, I’d like things to click, things to not go ‘ping’, volume to be lowered, and responsibility taken..

In my first couple of years writing for The Roar, my annual Christmas sports wish list was, well, an annual fixture. A combination of the editors not asking for it and me forgetting about it – but let’s mostly assume the former – has meant it’s not been seen now for several years.

But it’s back! It’s been gone long enough that it sounded like a new idea to the Eds, and so here we go!

Commonwealth Games: Liam Gill’s road to the Wallabies, via Glasgow

Reds flanker Liam Gill is hoping to use the Glasgow Sevens program as a step toward the Wallabies. Image via Queensland Reds

Reds flanker Liam Gill is hoping to use the Glasgow Sevens program as a step toward the Wallabies. Image via Queensland Reds

Network Ten / The Roar: The last of my Commonwealth Games pieces was the one I was always going to be the most comfortable with: profiling Queensland Reds flanker and Aussie Sevens squad member, Liam Gill.

A great chat, in which he spoke of his crash-course in front-row scrummaging among other topics, Liam was great to talk to and his enthusiasm for being part of the broader Commonwealth Games team was obvious. He loved his experiences in Delhi four years ago, and so was very much looking forward to Glasgow.

For all the best and exclusive Glasgow Commonwealth Games coverage, switch the telly onto Ten, and head to their dedicated Commonwealth Games website. And drop by The Roar, too..

Commonwealth Games: Aussie Sevens side has it all to play for

Australian Captain Ed Jenkins, in action earlier this year. Image via Network Ten

Network Ten / The Roar: The second of my 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games previews was a little easier to get my head around, even if I prefer my rugby with eight more players per side.

The Australian Sevens side have it all ahead of them in the upcoming IRB World Series, where they’re still to confirm their qualification for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. A good showing in the Sevens program in Glasgow – played at the Ibrox Stadium this weekend, home of the legendary Rangers football club and dating back to 1899 – will give them confidence heading into the coming season.

For all the best and exclusive Glasgow Commonwealth Games coverage, switch the telly onto Ten, and head to their dedicated Commonwealth Games website. And drop by The Roar, too..