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Gary Freeman

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Gary “Wiz” Freeman is one of the great halfbacks in New Zealand rugby league history. Now an outspoken and popular media personality, he joined TheRoar.com.au in April 2012 as an expert rugby league columnist.

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WIZ:  Let’s break the rules and talk about footy

WIZ: Let’s break the rules and talk about footy

11 Apr 2014

The last few weeks have been tough going for league lovers, with the Alex McKinnon injury, lifting tackles and the inconsistency of the judiciary dominating discussion. I’d like to provide you with a refreshing change of scenery today and talk about the footy! Let me start by giving a huge wrap to Mick Potter and […]

WIZ: Lyon at five-eighth could prove a masterstroke

WIZ: Lyon at five-eighth could prove a masterstroke

28 Mar 2014

I won’t be surprised in the slightest if Jamie Lyon is the big talking point after tonight’s so-called grand final re-match between the Sea Eagles and Roosters at Allianz Stadium Unless Geoff Toovey is playing silly buggers, we are told the Manly skipper will switch from centre to five-eighth to cover for the injured Kieran […]

WIZ: Arthur’s theme is sweet music for the Parramatta Eels

WIZ: Arthur’s theme is sweet music for the Parramatta Eels

14 Mar 2014

No doubt, we have seen a major change in the way the Parramatta Eels will go about their business in 2014. It hasn’t taken new coach Brad Arthur long to put his stamp on their playing patterns and all-round style. I really liked what I saw from Parra against the Warriors and the premiers had […]

WIZ: The Price is right for the Dragons

WIZ: The Price is right for the Dragons

28 Feb 2014

Almost everywhere I turn, someone is tipping St George Illawarra’s Steve Price to be the first coach axed in 2014. Frankly, I don’t get it. This guy has had to wrestle with two of the toughest tasks in the NRL. Firstly, he succeeded premiership-winning mentor Wayne Bennett at the Dragons, which was always going to […]

WIZ: The Eels to win the inaugural NRL Nines

WIZ: The Eels to win the inaugural NRL Nines

14 Feb 2014

I’m willing to stick my neck out and tip Parramatta to win the season’s first trophy at the NRL Nines in Auckland. Even though he’s leaving Jarryd Hayne at home, new coach Brad Arthur has announced a big, strong and fast combination; he is sending his boys out to make an early statement. While the […]

WIZ: NRL rule changes won’t speed up my heart rate

WIZ: NRL rule changes won’t speed up my heart rate

31 Jan 2014

The National Rugby League has announced its new rules for the 2014 season but for mine, the administrators have only made a half-hearted attempt to correct some of the code’s shortcomings. I’ve had a good look at the rules and can see lots of problems arising in games – especially for the poor old referees. Let […]

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