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Brian Smith

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SMITHY: Let’s hope the Roosters and Manly had their thinking caps on

SMITHY: Let's hope the Roosters and Manly had their thinking caps on

2 days ago

After watching the opening play-off matches on replay this week I was amazed at how some of those matches were appraised. The blow-out scores at half time took many of us by surprise, but it’s how it happened that the surviving teams need to get their heads around, and fast. Some might be fooled by […]

SMITHY: Keary steers South Sydney into week three of NRL finals

SMITHY: Keary steers South Sydney into week three of NRL finals

13 Sep 2014

How great is playoff footy! You just never know what can happen when any of these top teams hits a high point of their capabilities. South Sydney certainly did that last night. Admittedly the back end of the match is some cause for concern; they conceded too many points to be completely happy with the […]

Roosters get the biscuits, and owe a big thanks to an unsung hero

Roosters get the biscuits, and owe a big thanks to an unsung hero

5 Sep 2014

We all know it is the biggest rivalry in the NRL. South Sydney and their fierce local rivals the Roosters both had a shot at a minor premiership, and knew that a premiership tilt could be built off the back of this hotly contested affair. A tremendous Thursday night crowd at SFS and millions of […]

SMITHY: Ennis’s antics not enough for the Dogs

SMITHY: Ennis's antics not enough for the Dogs

29 Aug 2014

What a match of tangled emotions! On a number of levels I felt myself riding along with the fascinating and frustrating conflict on the screen. Judging by the messages rolling in from my footy mates during the playoff qualifier for the Rabbitohs and Dogs it sounds like that was pretty widespread. I was fascinated to […]

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

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

19 Aug 2014

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

15 Aug 2014

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. […]

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