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Brian Smith

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SMITHY: Upsets set up an intriguing round

SMITHY: Upsets set up an intriguing round

4 days ago

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 […]

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 […]

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