NRL Grand Final one for the ages

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If it was to be anything like the last time the two sides played, Sunday’s NRL Grand Final was destined to be one for the ages. It was the Immortal-in-waiting Johnathan Thurston and his firing North Queensland Cowboys outfit taking on retiring hero Justin Hodges’ Brisbane Broncos. Unbeaten in six Grand Finals, Brisbane came in to the […] READ MORE


NRL Finals Series Week One Preview

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It is the best time of the year – it is the NRL Finals Series, where the competition’s best eight teams will light it up on their journey to the big dance. Qualifying Final: Sydney Roosters vs Melbourne Storm Allianz Stadium, Friday, 7:55pm Kicking things off, the minor premiership winning Sydney Roosters will host the […] READ MORE


Will Challenge Cup magic move south?

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The Leeds Rhinos made history last week as they cruised to a 50-0 Challenge Cup Final win over the Hull Kingston Rovers. Whilst not the most exciting decider that we have seen in recent memory, it is yet another chapter in the long and wonderful history of the Challenge Cup. The prospect of the lower […] READ MORE


The Robbie Farah fallout continues

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It has become quite clear that as the Robbie Farah fallout continues, the Wests Tigers have made a mistake. Wests Tigers premiership winner Robbie Farah has been told he can look elsewhere for a club in 2016 if he wants to play first grade. The Tigers have told their longest-serving skipper that if he stays […] READ MORE


NRL: Who lifts the trophy from here?

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Injuries and inconsistency in the NRL’s top four has thrown the competition into disarray, and so begs the question – who lifts the trophy? The last few weeks have seen frustratingly inconsistent performances from the top four, with Brisbane’s demolition of Souths last night just the latest to consider when placing your hard-earned on a […] READ MORE


The race to the NRL Finals

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The sixteen clubs NRL have turned on to the premiership straight, with only three rounds remaining before the Finals Series gets underway. The last few weeks have seen the premiership hopes of some clubs dashed, whilst a few dark horses remain a mathematical possibility to make a run to the big dance. With that in […] READ MORE


NRL TV deal to Restore National Pride

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The Kangaroos jersey will once again be the pinnacle of Australian rugby league following the announcement of the NRL’s record $925 million broadcast rights deal. It is a massive shame that Australian honours are no longer seen as the pinnacle by some of the game’s stars, with its prestige having fallen below that of state […] READ MORE


Why the NRL has to stamp out the shoulder charge

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For reasons I fail to comprehend, talk of bringing back the shoulder charge to rugby league has reared its ugly head once again. It resumed as a major talking point following last Friday night’s National Rugby League clash when Rooster Kane Evans drove his shoulder square in to the chest of Bulldogs enforcer Sam Kasiano. […] READ MORE