Best players from the Greater Sydney NRL clubs

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There have been some memorable players to take the field from the Greater Sydney NRL clubs. Recognized names, who have established legacies both at their clubs, and in the game in general. Here Last Word on Rugby is looking at some of the best players to play for each of the NRL’s eight Greater Sydney […] READ MORE


When English sides dominated the World Club Challenge

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It may seem unlikely given that the NRL sides have beaten their Super League counterparts in six of the last seven editions of the World Club Challenge, but between 2004 and 2008 the English sides were undefeated.  This run contained two victories apiece for the Bradford and the Leeds Rhinos while St Helens also got […] READ MORE


Leeds Rhinos’ World Club Challenge Victories

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Following on from Leeds Rhinos’ Golden Generation piece, Last Word on Rugby decide to look back at the World Club Challenge titles they won during that period and the few where they fell short. World Club Challenge Triumphs Canterbury Bulldogs – 2005 Following their 2004 Grand Final victory, the Rhinos earned a place in the […] READ MORE


Leeds Rhinos’ ‘Golden Generation’ 

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In one of the most dominant periods in the sport, Leeds Rhinos won seven Grand Finals, two League Leaders Shields, and the Challenge Cup between 2004 and 2014. Last Word on Rugby has decided to recount that unprecedented decade of success.  Background on Leeds Rhinos ‘golden generation’ The Rhinos came into the 2004 season having […] READ MORE


Nathan Brown signed as NZ Warriors 2021 head coach

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The news that Nathan Brown has signed as the New Zealand Warriors 2021 head coach is one positive, out of a season that has challenged the club and fan base. Even while the side achieved back-to-back wins after a 22-26 win over Manly on Friday, the changes in management added to the side having to […] READ MORE


The Southern Hemisphere: COVID’s impact on rugby league

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The world is going through a tough time right now, which includes the rugby league southern hemisphere community. However, it is not just a human toll, but an economic toll. This includes Australia and New Zealand, which have teams in the National Rugby League (NRL). COVID’s impact on the southern hemisphere for rugby league National […] READ MORE


Southern hemisphere Rugby Cities with both League and Union teams

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In the southern hemisphere, Australia and New Zealand have five cities that play host to both professional rugby league and union teams. The game has a wide reach throughout the region; Australasia, the Pacific, and across the Southern Hemisphere. Fan loyalty can be engrained, although, at times, it might be whichever game has the most […] READ MORE


NRL set to be ‘first Rugby League competition’ to return

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After doubts to start with, in fact the NRL is set to be ‘first Rugby League competition’ to return in a professional capacity, should be applauded for it. Few at the beginning believed that conditions and player welfare could allow for any rugby league competition during the Coronavirus pandemic but, to the credit of the […] READ MORE


Top 10 players who could make the jump to NRL

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For many players in the NSW Cup, Jersey Flegg (junior NSW league competition), and QLD Cup, joining the NRL is a significant jump in their careers. However, sports betting has also lifted the popularity of the other cups, including the players. Therefore, rugby fans that bet on Betway sports betting and other sports betting sites […] READ MORE


May 28th NRL restart planned without CEO Todd Greenberg

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The intended May 28th date to restart the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership will now be planned for without the input of CEO Todd Greenberg, who has been stood down with immediate effect. Somewhat foretold over the last few months, the mutual agreement to depart his role was made with the Australian Rugby League Commission’s agreement. […] READ MORE