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Brian Smith

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SMITHY: Referees rule, okay?

SMITHY: Referees rule, okay?

2 days ago

Here we go again. Round 7 and the howling about matches being decided by poor decisions is loud and long. The Cowboys have gone so far as to collect their ‘wrongs’ into a long list to ensure everyone knows how badly they have been treated. Does anyone feel like trotting out that tired old line […]

SMITHY: Adjusting to the new rules proving too hard for some

SMITHY: Adjusting to the new rules proving too hard for some

17 Apr 2014

I read Nathan Brown’s thoughts on NRL 2014 with great interest. It’s good to know he is keeping an eagle eye on footy down under as I feel he is going to make a tremendous contribution to our competition in the near future. His interpretation of how the game has changed this season is largely […]

SMITHY: Accidents, not the rules, cause injuries in the NRL

SMITHY: Accidents, not the rules, cause injuries in the NRL

8 Apr 2014

In the big SCG match on the weekend, Dragons’ winger Brett Morris had his foot stuck underneath two or three bodies as a Souths player scored. It made my eyes water as the replays kept rolling on! How his foot didn’t shatter is a miracle and it got me thinking, how are there not more […]

SMITHY: “Have you heard what’s going on at Souths?”

SMITHY: “Have you heard what's going on at Souths?”

2 Apr 2014

In the NRL there just always has to be a scandal or at least a really saucy rumour. If something suss is not going on, well… let’s just make something up. South Sydney are facing that type of rumour and innuendo right now: “Have you heard what’s going on at Souths?” To read more Brian […]

SMITHY: How have the new rules been implemented by refs?

SMITHY: How have the new rules been implemented by refs?

26 Mar 2014

The new season gave many of us footy lovers hope for better refereeing in the NRL and footy generally. I reckon the men in pink are improving year to year – not in every case, but overall. So why was there special hope for a ‘refereeless’ season in 2014? Apart from the usual re-shuffle of […]

SMITHY: NRL lacks quality and depth

SMITHY: NRL lacks quality and depth

18 Mar 2014

The Roosters, Rabbitohs and Sea Eagles will dominate season 2014. It’s not so much a prediction I’m making as it is a feeling I get about where NRL footy is at right now. The quality of the playing rosters of Sydney, South Sydney and Manly suggests they are quite a way above the rest. All […]

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