The Sharni Williams the world sees is the hard as nails Sharni Williams. Australian co-captain, mechanic. For that Sharni, look up a clip from the 2013 Sevens World Cup. Nose plugged to stem the bleeding from a bruising clash with England, she's smeared in dirt and sweat. A botched re-start puts her on a collision course with their flanker's knee and even as you watch Williams' head ricochet from the impact, she manages to find her feet and score a try to seal the win. That's hard as nails Sharni.
A host of rugby superstars are in Sydney this week for the Sydney Sevens, one of only three tournaments on the world series circuit to combine men and women in a three-day event. From track stars to dancing Fijians and bruising dual-format specialists, the talent on show at Allianz Stadium will be second to none. We pick seven of the best from around the world. 1. Dan Norton, England It is hard to go past the man who last year became sevens' all time top try scorer.
Team sport is lifting women's performance in the workplace around Australia, a new study has revealed. The HSBC women-in-sports survey of 684 women across all states and territories found playing regular team sports lifted their efficiency, confidence and ability to work in a team. More than 97 per cent of women surveyed reported that playing team sport at a regular, competitive level increased their confidence in the workplace or office and would contribute to a successful career.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".