Matisse Thybulle is leading a new age of Aussie grit for the Boomers

The Boomers have always been renowned for their scrappy defence, but Thybulle's physical gifts have opened the door to a whole new identity.

It’s a Saturday afternoon in early July, and two teams are playing in a half-empty gym in Las Vegas. The attention of the basketball world is on Milwaukee, where Giannis Antetokounmpo will lead the Bucks to the first of four straight NBA Finals wins the next day, enroute to his first championship.

The game in Vegas has no such prize on the line; it’s es…

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