1. Chef almost cooked Celebrity chef Adriano Zumbo, who often appears on MasterChef Australia and is trying to resurrect his debt-ridden pastry empire, was almost fooled by a notorious Melbourne con man. Rocco Calabrese, posing as a multimillionaire, had offered to rescue the dessert king’s company, which was put into administration with debts of nearly A$10m (R107m). Three years ago Calabrese was convicted of stealing 5,500kg of prawns worth A$82,000. Using a pseudonym, he tried to muscle in on Zumbo’s enterprise, but staff at the chef’s business did a quick Google search, exposed the scam and saved Zumbo much embarrassment. 2. Big-hearted Aussie Wallaby rugby star David Pocock has won worldwide respect for supporting an injured opponent during a Rugby Championship match against New Zealand in Sydney on Saturday. When All Blacks centre Ryan Crotty suffered a serious head injury — his sixth concussion in less than 18 months — Pocock opted to stay with him while play continued. All B...

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