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Thu 15 Aug 2019

Griffin: Depressing reality for NRL finals rivals

premium_icon Griffin: Depressing reality for NRL finals rivals

Anthony Griffin reveals the depressing reality for rival teams out to break the dominance of the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm ahead of the NRL finals.

Why refs are helpless before Melbourne’s might

premium_icon Why refs are helpless before Melbourne’s might

Why is the greatest player of all time so increasingly unloved by rugby league fans? Perhaps it’s because Cameron Smith and Melbourne Storm don’t play fair.

Wed 14 Aug 2019

Morgan comeback central to Cowboys’ revival

premium_icon Morgan comeback central to Cowboys’ revival

North Queensland risk becoming an NRL irrelevance unless they can unlock the secret of their $5 million man and reshape their squad for the future.

Tue 13 Aug 2019

Ralph: Why Dons are footy’s ‘ultimate tease’

premium_icon Ralph: Why Dons are footy’s ‘ultimate tease’

From soaring highs to disastrous lows, how do you analyse Essendon’s season?

Kent: NRL must get a grip over strip

premium_icon Kent: NRL must get a grip over strip

The NRL has massively overreacted to the criticism over the one-on-one strip rule that again conjured debate following Canberra’s mastery against the Roosters

Paine: Warner’s extraordinary Barmy Army request

premium_icon Paine: Warner’s extraordinary Barmy Army request

David Warner was never going to shy away from confrontation on his return from a 18-month tamper ban. In his exclusive column, Australia captain TIM PAINE reveals...

Mon 12 Aug 2019

The Wallaby the All Blacks love to hate

premium_icon The Wallaby the All Blacks love to hate

If they’d spent less time trying to belt Michael Hooper on Saturday night New Zealand might be one-up in the battle for the Bledisloe, writes MIKE COLMAN

Run home: Top four sides looking over their shoulder

premium_icon Run home: Top four sides looking over their shoulder

With four rounds to go every spot in the NRL top eight is still up for grabs as teams jostle for the double chance and the outsiders look to force their way in.

Tackle: ‘Pathetic’ Bombers make Woosha a target

premium_icon Tackle: ‘Pathetic’ Bombers make Woosha a target

What was that, Essendon? A few teams had weekends they’d rather forget but none more so than the Bombers. Mark Robinson writes after the players put up the white...

Monday Buzz: Who deserves to be a millionaire?

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Who deserves to be a millionaire?

Kalyn Ponga should not command the $1.5 million contract his agent is chasing, but how much is the Knights and Maroons star worth?

Sun 4 Aug 2019

Likes, dislikes: ‘This young man could be anything’

premium_icon Likes, dislikes: ‘This young man could be anything’

Our rugby league writers reveal what caught their eye — good and bad — in Round 20 of the NRL.

Ken’s lost that loving feeling from Port’s bosses

premium_icon Ken’s lost that loving feeling from Port’s bosses

Saturday’s win over Essendon has kept Port Adelaide in the finals race but coach Ken Hinkley remains a man under pressure from above, says Dwayne Russell.

Robbie Slater’s ultimate Premier League guide

premium_icon Robbie Slater’s ultimate Premier League guide

With a new Premier League season just around the corner, former Socceroo and EPL winner Robbie Slater runs the rule over every club.

Wed 31 Jul 2019

Kent: Do the Titans know what they’re doing?

premium_icon Kent: Do the Titans know what they’re doing?

After a supposedly exhaustive global search, the Gold Coast Titans ignored their long list of potential head coaches, instead targeting one man.

Tue 30 Jul 2019

Tim Paine: This is how we will win the Ashes

premium_icon Tim Paine: This is how we will win the Ashes

Australian captain TIM PAINE is leading a humble Australian side with a new approach focused on the oldest of cricket’s prizes — The Ashes.

Mon 29 Jul 2019

Why the NRL’s new stripping rule must go

premium_icon Why the NRL’s new stripping rule must go

Things should be made easier for rugby league’s under-pressure referees, not harder. The new stripping rule only does the latter writes MIKE COLMAN

Kent: Is consistency too much to ask for?

premium_icon Kent: Is consistency too much to ask for?

Anyone who has followed the trials and tribulations of Jake Trbojevic and Nick Cotric can see the match review committee has lost its way.

The Tackle: Selwood’s touching message for mate

premium_icon The Tackle: Selwood’s touching message for mate

They’ve been together from the start and it was a touching tribute Joel Selwood had for his mate Tom Hawkins as the pair dominated in the big Cat’s 250th game.

Monday Buzz: NRL’s technology fix for forward pass dramas

premium_icon Monday Buzz: NRL’s technology fix for forward pass dramas

The forward pass issue came to a head over the weekend when three thrillers were decided by calls that could have gone either way. That may not happen again.

Fri 26 Jul 2019

NRL stocks: Who’s hot and who’s not?

premium_icon NRL stocks: Who’s hot and who’s not?

Who would we be investing in this week and who would we be dumping in the run to the finals? Check out Peter Badel’s NRL stocks as the season heats up.

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