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Tue 11 Jun 2019

Kent: The slow death of the professional footy player

premium_icon Kent: The slow death of the professional footy player

Instead of being protected from adversity and ill-prepared to handle setbacks, modern players need education and exposure to realities of life, accountability

Wed 5 Jun 2019

Kent: Walters’ words lose Maroons’ best weapon

premium_icon Kent: Walters’ words lose Maroons’ best weapon

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has put a lot of effort into tightening up his language for this Origin series but his decision to ban talk of NSW could backfire

Wed 29 May 2019

Roberts takes the easy road out of Brisbane

premium_icon Roberts takes the easy road out of Brisbane

James Roberts will reunite with the coach who has got the best out of him. But what would it have meant if he had bounced back to shine for the Broncos again

Kent: Sure fire way to reduce NRL injury crisis

premium_icon Kent: Sure fire way to reduce NRL injury crisis

NRL must reduce interchange to bring footy back, reduce injuries

Tue 28 May 2019

Kent: Blues can’t fall for Maroons’ propaganda

premium_icon Kent: Blues can’t fall for Maroons’ propaganda

They were at it again on Monday, playing the underdog card just like they do every year.

Ennis: Can ‘dangerous’ Hunt get better of Cook?

Ennis: Can ‘dangerous’ Hunt get better of Cook?

How do you better Damien Cook? That’s the question Kevvie Walters and hooker Ben Hunt have to answer.

Mon 27 May 2019

The Tackle: Bulldogs are doing my head in

premium_icon The Tackle: Bulldogs are doing my head in

Mark Robinson reveals his likes and dislikes from Round 10.

Fri 24 May 2019

Durkin: The NRL needs more from Cooper Cronk

premium_icon Durkin: The NRL needs more from Cooper Cronk

In announcing his imminent retirement, Cooper Cronk has firing a warning shot to every player and coach in the NRL, writes Tony Durkin

Wed 15 May 2019

Broncos must look to build on Queensland talent

premium_icon Broncos must look to build on Queensland talent

That the likes of Cameron Smith or Billy Slater never wore a Broncos shirt will always be a source of frustration.

Kent: Why Broncos and Blues grounded ‘The Jet’

premium_icon Kent: Why Broncos and Blues grounded ‘The Jet’

A representative star, James Roberts is facing the reality of a current coach who won’t pick him, a former coach who can’t recruit him and an Origin coach who can’t...

Tue 14 May 2019

Robinson: AFL baffles with goalpost saga

premium_icon Robinson: AFL baffles with goalpost saga

Rampe escaped penalty for climbing the goalpost, a decision backed by Gillon McLachlan and MRO Michael Christian, but now he’s almost certain to be penalised.

Craddock: Fight or flight? Roberts’ worrying crossroads

premium_icon Craddock: Fight or flight? Roberts’ worrying crossroads

The Brisbane Broncos face a dilemma with their next move in the James Roberts saga.

Mon 13 May 2019

The Tackle: The day AFL integrity died

premium_icon The Tackle: The day AFL integrity died

We will look back on Friday night as the night the AFL failed the competition. League HQ talks about integrity, but it ignored the integrity of its own rules.

Monday Buzz: Contract madness is crippling Eels

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Contract madness is crippling Eels

Parramatta’s pathetic effort against Melbourne was the proof in a scoreline of 64-10 that was an ­embarrassment. The club’s management has to take a stance this...

Wed 8 May 2019

Sorry Darius, but you’re kidding yourself

premium_icon Sorry Darius, but you’re kidding yourself

Darius Boyd is reckons there’s not a whole lot to worry about when it comes to his form, but in reality, the Broncos skipper is going like a busted.

Kent: Boyd must be a full-on fullback

premium_icon Kent: Boyd must be a full-on fullback

Boyd is playing like contact hurts him. And while Brisbane struggle, the Broncos captain has to find that physicality again or risk being lost to the game

Tue 7 May 2019

Public to decide Smith’s captaincy fate

premium_icon Public to decide Smith’s captaincy fate

It was nothing more than a warm ovation but if it echoes through the summer it might just seal Steve Smith’s return as Australian cricket captain.

Mon 6 May 2019

Buzz: Cleary Origin conversation is over

premium_icon Buzz: Cleary Origin conversation is over

As debate continues surrounding the form of incumbent halves James Maloney and Nathan Cleary, Phil Rothfield believes there’s no longer a conversation.

Monday Bunker: Only the Roosters can stop them

premium_icon Monday Bunker: Only the Roosters can stop them

Our rugby league experts analyse the NRL’s talking points.

Folau feeding into a culture of intolerance

premium_icon Folau feeding into a culture of intolerance

Israel Folau has a right to his views but not at the expense of the rights of gay people to be safe from abuse, writes Susie O’Brien.

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