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SMITHY: NRL’s top three – Very different but very successful

SMITHY: NRL's top three - Very different but very successful

18 Jul 2014

One of the great things about the NRL is the way different clubs go about their business. One of the disappointing things is the sameness we sometimes see in the playing style employed by coaches, despite the obvious difference in the qualities of their players. The current three teams on top of the NRL table […]

SMITHY: A Sharp mind and a fine coach

SMITHY: A Sharp mind and a fine coach

3 Jul 2014

Some people can say a lot without saying a thing. It happened very quietly earlier this week when Peter Sharp, the Cronulla Sharks’ reluctant interim head coach, left the Woolooware building with a polite resignation. Sharpy can really talk, but has the happy knack of knowing when not to. There are plenty of things he […]

SMITHY: Forget Origin hangover, grand final rematch will be a beauty

SMITHY: Forget Origin hangover, grand final rematch will be a beauty

26 Jun 2014

If you are looking for some sort of measure of the effects of Origin footy, Friday night’s match at Brookvale should show plenty. The general level of anticipation and expectation seems to be lacking for a clash that deserves an intense build-up. Then we hear stories of players battling injuries or fatigue from rep games, […]

SMITHY: Origin was a game of two halves and endless clichés

SMITHY: Origin was a game of two halves and endless clichés

20 Jun 2014

Two clichés escaped the battery of footy mega-stars Channel Nine paraded before us in their three-hour extravaganza of advertising interspersed with rugby league. “Horses for courses” and “rugby league was the winner” were not mentioned, as the pundits fought to come up with an original thought between ads. Yet, these two forgotten clichés summed up […]

SMITHY: NRL form guide surprises

SMITHY: NRL form guide surprises

12 Jun 2014

After having a close look at what’s gone on so far in NRL season 2014, then taking a peek at what is coming up, I reckon there are a few surprises in store. Nasty ones too. The fight at the bottom will be intense for the Dragons, Raiders, Knights and Sharks. To read more Brian […]

SMITHY: The NRL has become a scene out of Trading Places

SMITHY: The NRL has become a scene out of Trading Places

5 Jun 2014

The circumstances of a couple of NRL players at opposite ends of their careers give us something to think about, as we all tend to do when judging them professionally and as people without knowing them. Now I might be way off the mark, but I was told today by a source (I won’t have […]

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