Australians are sport-obsessed. We love to watch or play, to talk and read about, even to put our hard-earned money on, the 'game' and the players. Fans travel great distances to witness their favourite team in action. Families and friends are united or divided by their allegiance to particular competitors or codes.
In this brand-new edition of 'The Penguin Book Of Australian Sporting Anecdotes', eight of Australia's greatest sports writers offer insights into ten of our favourite sports.