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Tue 18 Jun 2019

Are Origin coaches trying to ‘out-weird’ each other?

premium_icon Are Origin coaches trying to ‘out-weird’ each other?

If you thought State of Origin was getting strange when Freddy Fittler brought in yoga and salsa, it seems the Blues coach is now headed off the planet.

Mon 17 Jun 2019

Seibold’s excuses don’t stand up

premium_icon Seibold’s excuses don’t stand up

Anthony Seibold claimed his players were already thinking about rep round in their awful loss to Parramatta.

Monday Buzz: Crusher will result in broken neck

premium_icon Monday Buzz: Crusher will result in broken neck

Penrith legend Greg Alexander has gone out of his way to make noise about the awful nature of the crusher tackle. It must be immediately stamped out with 10-week...

The Tackle: Stack critics can get stuffed

premium_icon The Tackle: Stack critics can get stuffed

Sydney Stack’s affection for Eddie Betts’ genius was no sign of weakness, but a player living in the moment, and will be a game-changer for player behaviour.

Sun 16 Jun 2019

Crawley: How can NRL act victim in Ponga saga?

premium_icon Crawley: How can NRL act victim in Ponga saga?

Australian rugby culpable over the ‘disappointing’ approach to superstar fullback Kalyn Ponga to switch codes? You have to be kidding, says Paul Crawley.

Wed 12 Jun 2019

Kent: Selfless Mannah proves a step ahead

premium_icon Kent: Selfless Mannah proves a step ahead

There was some confusion over the news — but it was the veteran prop’s instigation of the move that provided the story’s biggest twist

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...

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