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Brian Smith

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SMITHY: Ballboy-gate? More like much ado about nothing

SMITHY: Ballboy-gate? More like much ado about nothing

2 days ago

Never has so much been said and written about something so small but so wrong in the history of footy. The Eels lost to the Dogs. The disallowed try that may have seen them win that match was a correct ruling – no question about it. While the referees were not error-free in their performances, […]

SMITHY: Three reasons Souths beat the Broncos

SMITHY: Three reasons Souths beat the Broncos

6 days ago

Last night’s huge win continued South Sydney’s roll to a minor premiership and possible grand final. There were three important factors in that win over the Broncos. 1. Big plays from big-time players in attack win matches Forget the other stats. At halftime, the Broncos had made just one handling error to the Rabbitohs’ five. […]

SMITHY: Manly are the litmus test for Souths’ title credentials

SMITHY: Manly are the litmus test for Souths' title credentials

8 Aug 2014

Every NRL match is huge, but at this point in the season some matches get even bigger as the race for playoffs and higher positions within are at stake. There are also some very special occasions; times when those involved feel honoured and privileged to be a part of it all. Souths versus Manly at […]

SMITHY: What’s in a number? Clubs should announce squads, not teams

SMITHY: What's in a number? Clubs should announce squads, not teams

2 Aug 2014

In a positive step forward, the NRL’s Integrity Unit is looking into the way teams selections are announced each week. I have been suggesting for decades there should be a better system. I know some of you will be muttering about my own conduct when it came to switching player positions within my teams, or […]

SMITHY: Upsets set up an intriguing round

SMITHY: Upsets set up an intriguing round

25 Jul 2014

I can’t wait for Round 20 to unfold. After a crazy round last weekend, the response of some teams intrigues me enormously. Tonight the Knights get a chance for a big scalp at home to the Roosters in what has been a disastrous season for them. It’s hard to believe how poor Newcastle were on […]

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 […]

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