NRL 2022 Finals start this week

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The NRL 2022 finals start this week in what is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing series in many years. Each year, a group of finalists reaches September with the ambition to go further in the knockout series which is the NRL 2022 finals series. A number of fixtures will soon establish […] READ MORE


Who are the NRL’s big hitters this season? Part 1

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A look at the NRL’s big hitters starts with the Sydney Roosters, Penrith Panthers, and the Melbourne Storm. With the NRL 2022 season kicking off this week we run through the teams shaping up to be the league’s title contenders that could be crowned premiers come October. Does your team look like one of the […] READ MORE


Who will make the 2021 Grand Final?

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The 2021 NRL season is down to the final four. Only two can proceed to the 2021 Grand Final but the contest for that will be thrilling to watch for rugby league fans across the globe. Week three of the play-offs and it’s up to the teams that finished in the top four in the […] READ MORE


Disappointing choice makes London Broncos part-time from 2022 – Opinion

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A decision to make the London Broncos part-time from 2022 is a disappointing one for the Betfred Championship rugby league club. It is also indicative of the sport’s current malaise. Coming at the same time as the club wanted to relaunch a fresh future at Wimbledon’s Plough Lane, it underlines the strategic planning (or lack […] READ MORE




Melbourne beat Penrith to put down a League ‘marker’

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It was billed as Super Saturday, the game of the season. A Covid outbreak in Queensland had other ideas. As a result, all three Saturday games were moved to Sunday. An empty Suncorp stadium was the stage for the Melbourne Storm’s emphatic win over the Penrith Panthers. The score was 37-10 but it could have […] READ MORE


Melbourne and Penrith march on ahead of season-defining clash

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The top two sides in the NRL left Round 19 with victories. Melbourne Storm beat the North Queensland Cowboys 20-16, while the Penrith Panthers edged past the Brisbane Broncos 18-12. However, both teams’ performances were surprisingly lackluster given the quality of opposition. A rare off-day adds more spice to the upcoming season-defining match in Round […] READ MORE



Iconic NRL rivalries – Melbourne Storm v Manly Sea Eagles

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In the last of our new series, Last Word on Rugby looks at iconic rivalries in the NRL. When did this iconic NRL rivalry start? Since these two great rivals first faced off in 1998, the record stands at 38 games, with 22 wins for Melbourne, 15 wins for Manly, and 1 draw. Melbourne’s biggest […] READ MORE