Rob Shaw, The Advocate

Rob Shaw

The Advocate

Launceston, TAS, Australia

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Past articles by Rob:

AFL fixtures released for Hawthorn and North Melbourne in Tasmania

Tasmanian tenants Hawthorn and North Melbourne have been scheduled to meet in Launceston on April Fool's Day. As... → Read More

Stewart McSweyn, Jacob Despard and Jack Hale named for Commonwealth Games

IN THE RUNNING: Stewart McSweyn has been selected for the Commonwealth Games. Picture: Athletics Australia Tasmania's 2022 Commonwealth Games involvement has equalled its record from 2018 with the naming of the athletics squad taking the tally to 16. Heralding the impact of Tasmanian sport without saying "punching above its weight" is not as easy as it sounds. → Read More

The Tarkine Drive opens tourism gateway to North-West Tasmania

LOOKING UP: The stunning Trowutta Arch on the Tarkine Drive in North-West Tasmania. Picture: Rob Shaw The balance between resource management and tourism potential is rarely easily struck. → Read More

Ashes Test cricket arrives at Tasmania's Bellerive Oval

Passing the Test: Australian players warm up at Bellerive Oval ahead of Tasmania's first Ashes Test cricket match. Picture: Rick Smith Cricket Tasmania chief executive Dominic Baker hoped the state's ability to stage its first Ashes Test match with less than a month's notice should open the door for more elite content in the future. → Read More

WBBL demonstrates growth in Australian women's sport

Clashing with the fourth of seven WBBL fixtures in two days broadcast around the world from Launceston, the Matildas were taking on Brazil in an international friendly on Saturday evening. → Read More

Paralympian Todd Hodgetts, Prime Minister Scott Morrison catch up

A Prime Minister and a Paralympian walk into a bar ... → Read More

Supercars return to Symmons Plain delayed

Tasmania SuperSprint has been pushed back a week as a result of Queensland's COVID-19 situation. → Read More

Australian philanthropist Dick Smith examines Frenchman's Cap donation of $1.1 million

A decade after donating $1.1 million, Australian philanthropist Dick Smith inspects how it has been spent at Tasmania's iconic Frenchmans Cap. → Read More

Richie Porte's Tour de France podium honoured by City of Launceston and Cycling Tasmania

Richie Porte swapped the Champs-Élysées in Paris for Civic Square in Launceston as he spent his 36th birthday enjoying some home-state recognition of his Tour de France podium finish. → Read More

Richie Porte details his Tour de France success

PODIUM PRIDE: Richie Porte (right) on the Tour de France podium in Paris with second-placed Primoz Roglic and winner Tadej Pogacar. Picture: Getty Images Despite facing the numerous media commitments that come with a Tour de France podium finish, Launceston's Richie Porte still found time for a chat with his home-town paper. → Read More

Richie Porte's parents reflect on Tour de France success

Richie Porte's family has experienced a steep learning curve from the moment he flew to Europe to pursue his cycling dreams 13 years ago. HOME COMFORT: Richie Porte in Launceston last year. → Read More

Richie Porte destined to finish Tour de France in third place

Richie Porte's lifelong dream of a Tour de France podium will be achieved in Paris on Sunday night. → Read More

Canteen Q&A: Launceston sport volunteers have their say

What makes the volunteers at your sporting club turn up week after week? → Read More

Sparkling gems in Queenie's jewels: the perfect time to explore Tasmania

Why it's the perfect time for Tasmanians to explore Tasmania. → Read More

Tasmanian national parks under pressure

It is fairly unlikely that Brian May was thinking about Tasmania when he wrote the line "Too much love will kill you, just as sure as none at all". → Read More

Supercars return to Symmons Plains

As a fleet of Supercars accelerated around Symmons Plains, negotiations were under way to ensure they keep doing so in the future. → Read More

Scott McLaughlin being tailed by Jamie Whincup as Supercars hit Symmons Plains

Supercars will hit Symmons Plains for its first day on Friday with racing on Saturday and Sunday. → Read More

Scott McLaughlin being tailed by Jamie Whincup as Supercars hit Symmons Plains

Supercars will hit Symmons Plains for its first day on Friday with racing on Saturday and Sunday. → Read More

Riders up for emulating history

High hopes: Tour of Tasmania leader Raphael Freienstein high fives Longford Primary School pupils before Friday's stage. Picture: Paul Scambler The next generation of Australian cyclists were following in the distinguished tyre tracks of Richie Porte on Friday. → Read More

Tour of Tasmania cycle race visits George Town

Star struck: Students from Star of the Sea School in George Town learn about cycling from NSW rider Peter Livingstone. Picture: Scott Gelston Evolution is going hand in hand with all the revolutions in the Tour of Tasmania cycle race. → Read More