November Live Sport Wrap-Up

Live sport in November kicked off with a bang with another record breaking Melbourne Cup. Winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy took the record for greatest timespan between a jockey’s first and second victories when he broke his 16-year drought. The win also handed owner Lloyd Williams the record for the most Melbourne Cup victories by an owner. Williams claimed his fifth Cup. Off the track there was also the usual party atmosphere. Punters certainly took the opportunity to dress up and try their luck in sweeps!

The man – the Legend – Conor McGregor fought in UFC 205 bringing big crowds to Riverside, Brunswick Street, West End and Indooroopilly. We watched his quest to become the first man to simultaneously hold two titles in different weight classes. He only needed 1 and a half rounds to prove all the nay sayers wrong and claim both belts. McGregor cemented his place at the top of the UFC pyramid giving one of the most memorable victory speeches in recent times. He loudly and proudly announced he would not apologise to anybody for his pre-game bravado.

We experienced the highs of the Melbourne Cup and the UFC to the lows of the Australian Cricket. After two dismal performances in the first two tests, sweeping changes were made to the Australian lineup. Underperforming selectors and players were shamefully dropped from the side. Whilst most Australian batsmen seem to have forgotten the art of defending the ball or heaven forbid, leaving a delivery, 20-year-old debutant Matt Renshaw showed the Australians just how valuable a skill it can be when anchoring an innings.

After winning three out their last four matches, the Wallabies are well prepared for their match against England this weekend. Here’s hoping the boys in gold can forget about last week’s loss to Ireland! We’re eagerly waiting to see if ex-wallabies and current England coach, Eddie Jones, will be handed a demoralizing loss at home.

WHAT’S NEXT IN LIVE SPORT AT PIG ‘N’ WHISTLE?

And that’s a wrap for November! UFC, IBF Heavyweight Title fight, EPL, A-League and more is in store for next month. As always, you can keep abreast of what’s playing and where by checking out our Live Sports schedule.

Words  by  Jack Nicholson