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WELCOME to SPORTSWORD — the first dedicated sports crosswords website in Australasia.

We offer a unique package that includes:

Quality Australian and New Zealand sports crosswords — created by veteran sports journalist and master puzzles compiler PETER THOMSON;

• Multi-code tipping service — courtesy of stats/form guru DAVID WHITE (aka YT);

 Regular sports blogs.

Whether it’s the fascinating challenge of sports crosswords or footy tipping comps that appeals most to you — or the more serious business of sports betting — we back ourselves to deliver solutions.

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SOLUTIONS IN SIGHT

Sorry guys. A series of technical issues is currently preventing us from producing much of our core content — but, hopefully, solutions are in sight. We’ve got a new-look, more user-friendly website in the pipeline, too, with puzzles (and other features) pitched at sports tragics on BOTH sides of The Ditch.

Meanwhile, for a taste of things to come, simply click on your grid of choice below and print the PDF. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

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FIND YOUR GO-TO TIPSTER

Another new Sportsword feature will give you an opportunity to assess how we stack up in the tipping stakes.

Lining ourselves up against “experts” from major media sites on both sides of the Tasman, we plan to compile regular tables showing the leading tipsters across the various codes.

See current standings below:

LEADING SUPER RUGBY TIPSTERS *

(after final, 2018)

PAUL CULLY (SMH) 92
PETER THOMSON (Sportsword) 90
MARK ELLA (The Australian) 90
TOM DECENT (SMH) 90
DAVID WHITE (Sportsword) 87
GEORGINA ROBINSON (SMH) 87
PETER FITZSIMONS (SMH) 87
HAMISH BIDWELL (NZ Stuff) 86
MARK HINTON (NZ Stuff) 86
RICHARD KNOWLER (NZ Stuff) 85
* Media sites monitored: The Sydney Morning Herald, NZ Stuff, The Australian, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane).

 

LEADING NRL TIPSTERS *

(after 21 rounds, 2018)

WALLY MASON (The Australian) 103
DAVID WHITE (Sportsword) 99
JAMES BUCKLEY (SMH) 97
MATT LOGUE (Daily Tele) 97
NICK WALSHAW (Daily Tele) 97
PHIL ROTHFIELD (Daily Tele) 97
KATE AUBUSSON (SMH) 96
ADAM PENGILLY (SMH) 96
LISA DAVIES (SMH) 96
BRENT READ (The Australian) 95
* Media sites monitored: The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph (Syd), The Courier-Mail (Bris).

 

LEADING AFL TIPSTERS *

(after 20 rounds, 2018)

WALLY MASON (The Australian) 122
BRUCE McAVANEY (Channel 7) 121
SAM McCLURE (The Age/SMH) 120
CHRIS CAVANAGH (Herald Sun) 120
DAVID WHITE (Sportsword) 119
JON RALPH (Herald Sun) 119
MARK ROBINSON (Herald Sun) 117
LAUREN WOOD (Herald Sun) 117
JAKE NIALL (The Age/SMH) 117
DANIEL CHERNY (The Age/SMH) 117
* Media sites monitored: Herald Sun (Melb), The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Courier-Mail (Bris).