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Forget the bands, NRL grand final day needs a sprint

Forget the bands, NRL grand final day needs a sprint

11 minutes ago

When it comes to grand final day entertainment, both the NRL and the AFL either get it very wrong or very right. Sadly, the NRL more often than not opts for the former. While last year’s meeting of the minds between ‘our’ Jessica Mauboy and the Nine Network’s Ricky Martin was suitably bright and bubbly, […]

The most influential player left in the finals is a prop

The most influential player left in the finals is a prop

24 Sep 2014

It’s hard to go past Johnathan Thurston and Sam Burgess as the finest brains and brawn respectively in the NRL this year, but neither player is the one other teams are trying to emulate. I headed along to the SFS last Friday night, despite (or perhaps because of) last week’s piece that had me misconstrued […]

I am what’s wrong with NRL crowds

I am what’s wrong with NRL crowds

17 Sep 2014

Forgive me footy fans, for I have sinned. I only attended two NRL games this year, and I didn’t enjoy either of them. I have a valid excuse, though. Being a Canberra Raiders fan absolutely blows at the moment. Particularly when you’re watching your team wave Manly past like they’re directing traffic at a rain-sodden […]

JT and the Cowboys are Thursty for glory

JT and the Cowboys are Thursty for glory

10 Sep 2014

At the midway point of the NRL season, the bottom-eight bound North Queensland Cowboys looked as likely to feature come September as I did to be dating Katy Perry. The Cowboys are now three wins away from the grand final, and KP is two months from a tour of Australia. If you believe in miracles […]

Panthers prove they’re LOLcats no longer

Panthers prove they’re LOLcats no longer

3 Sep 2014

If you’re still waiting for the Penrith Panthers to curl up on a couch and sleep through the cold months, you really should lay off the catnip. Spring is here, and the Panthers are very much finals-bound. The crowds might not reflect it, but there hasn’t been this much excitement in the air out Penrith […]

Thursday night’s a crap night for football

Thursday night’s a crap night for football

27 Aug 2014

I switched on last Thursday night’s NRL contest between the Bulldogs and the Tigers almost as an afterthought. The swathes of vacant sky-blue seating at the Olympic Stadium confirmed I wasn’t alone in my ambivalence. When the Nine Network brains trust booked this kinda-sorta western Sydney derby into the Round 24 Thursday night slot a […]

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