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SMITHY: Inglis’ form bodes well for Bunnies going back-to-back

SMITHY: Inglis' form bodes well for Bunnies going back-to-back

3 days ago

As the preseason frenzy reaches its peak, here are a few random thoughts in anticipation of a great new season. 1. Souths will go hard to win back-to-back comps I loved the way South Sydney wanted to and did win the Charity Shield and Nines, then demolished their Super League opponents in grand style in […]

SMITHY: Refs the real victims in February footy

SMITHY: Refs the real victims in February footy

18 Feb 2015

The Indigenous All Stars match hopefully did plenty for the country and our cultural attitudes to each other. But it did very little for footy folk trying to find out what season 2015 has in store by way of rule changes or refereeing models. >> Get more Smithy at SmithySpeaks. It did nothing to encourage […]

SMITHY: Referees can’t catch a break, so let’s give them a chance

SMITHY: Referees can't catch a break, so let's give them a chance

12 Feb 2015

Like many other footy fans, I was a little surprised when referees’ boss Tony Archer announced a series of adapted methods of utilising officials in the upcoming preseason matches. The chorus of knockers responded immediately, without, it seems, a serious thought lent to the proposal. Without even watching how it might assist our refs reach […]

SMITHY: Auckland event must be done to the Nines or not at all

SMITHY: Auckland event must be done to the Nines or not at all

4 Feb 2015

How did you treat the Nines tournament? One of my mates was filthy because it was not shown on free-to-air, while a few others brushed it altogether. Me? I actually forgot it was on as I did some serious tending to the organic veggie garden on my Little Mountain Farm. It wasn’t until I came […]

SMITHY: The shrewdest signing of 2015 is Shane Richardson

SMITHY: The shrewdest signing of 2015 is Shane Richardson

28 Jan 2015

The game’s biggest signing of season 2015 might just have been done by the NRL’s CEO David Smith. Bringing Shane Richardson from the premiership-winning Rabbitohs to head office has such great potential for our sport to really grow. Super experienced in so many ways, Richardson brings plenty to the game’s ruling body and it’s hard […]

SMITHY: Grand final sees two sides with one big problem at 9

SMITHY: Grand final sees two sides with one big problem at 9

4 Oct 2014

In grand final week we are never going to hear from either camp about what’s missing – the focus is on what is present and available, as it should be. Could haves, should haves and might have beens are worthless for those preparing for Sunday evening’s battle. But for the rest of us, those thoughts […]

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