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The NRL finally got it right on Wednesday by declaring war on defenders who lift opponents in tackles.
We can’t quite put our finger on it. One day we are at the top of our game, performing at our best and ‘in form’.
Everywhere you go this week, NRL punters want to chuck in their two cents about the Storm versus Dragons siren shenanigans. However, few have asked the real question that needs to be asked.
This week on The Roar Rugby Show I look at some of the detail from the Force match against the Waratahs and give you my views on Stephen Moore’s clash with Ed Quirk.
I have no love for Collingwood. I grimace when I hear their club song, I cringe when I see Eddie McGuire cheering them on and I grin broadly upon learning of their defeats.
News this week that Michael ‘Bling’ Matthews will ride the Giro while Matthew Goss, who was heading to Italy but will now ride the Tour of California and Tour de Suisse, poses a major question – has Goss lost his mantle as Orica-GreenEDGE’s No. 1 sprinter?
Gearing up for its annual trip to New Zealand and coming up on the first anniversary of its maiden event in North America, V8 Supercars continues to ponder international expansion.
The ARU won’t block star NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau from playing in the Super Rugby clash against the Bulls at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.
Ask any local and they’ll tell you AFL is the only game in Melbourne – except for Good Friday.
St George Illawarra’s demand for two NRL competition points has been flatly refused by head of football Todd Greenberg.
An injury-time own goal from captain John Hutchinson gifted FC Seoul an eleventh hour 1-0 win over Central Coast on Wednesday night in a major blow to the Mariners’ AFC Champions League ambitions.
The NRL has announced they will crack down on lifting tackles, with players to be given a mandatory suspension for placing a fellow player in a dangerous position.
What a topsy turvy NRL season we’ve had so far. I think I can safely say that I’ve never seen a team lead the competition despite a negative for-and-against record. How unpredictable is it? I’d hate to be a punter.
Following my previous article on what players should beware before signing a contract, today’s we look at what clubs should be cautious of when signing a player.
Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell are getting a second medical opinion in episode 35 of the Cheap Seats podcast.
Yes, I know, I’m British so I would say that. But he can. Here’s why.
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The sooner the Manly Sea Eagles come to grips with losing Glenn Stewart the sooner they can get on with the job of playing top class footy.
We are gathered here today to hear the case of Inglis v Slater, with the judgement to decide who will play fullback for Queensland in this year’s State of Origin series.
On the day that the heads of Australian cricket and football codes announced they were committing to stamping out homophobia in their respective sports, my rugby teammates and I trained hard under lights on a wet and muddy pitch in Melbourne.
Melbourne has hosted the Australian Grand Prix since 1996. That is eighteen years of sporting history, tradition, and a whole lot of tourism for the state of Victoria.
Cast your minds back to the year of 1987. Bob Hawke is Prime Minister, the America’s Cup was lost by Australia and Carlton won the VFL Premiership for a then-record 15th time.
He is yet to win a Sydney jockeys’ premiership, but Tommy Berry is arguably the new star of the saddle in New South Wales.
As we wait for another blockbuster meeting between Geelong and Hawthorn this Easter Monday, I can’t help but be reminded of the super draft of 2001.
If you want to be competitive in the NRL in 2014 you must cheat. At the risk of repeating myself, it has become obvious that an increasing number of teams, far from being worried about conceding penalties, are actually seeing them as a good mechanism to buy time so their defence can organise.
After what seemed like an eternity, the long wait is over and we have finally reached the pointy end of the NBA season.
Judging by the poor crowds and empty stadiums it seems NRL fans have taken the privilege of having a team to support for granted.
This year has been superb for the Australian Test cricket team. A dominant display against the dormant and despised Poms was taken to even higher highs with a remarkable last-gasp series win against world number one South Africa.
With four rounds of the 2014 AFL season now completed, we are getting an idea of which clubs have recruited wisely in the off-season.
This week’s spotlight is on Bradford, with the Rugby Football League has granted the club right to appeal against the deduction of six competition points now that their ownership situation has been resolved.
With Good Friday football in 2015 looking more and more likely, the major question is which two teams will get the coveted fixture?
Yet another injury has rocked the Supercoach world this week, with Robbie Farah dislocating his elbow after pulling out a massive 142-point haul.
At the age of 17 in 1983 I first played club football for a local under-18 team.
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